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119.58 acres, Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Under Offer - Guide Price £1,850,000

  • 5 bedroom Farmhouse
  • Modern and Traditional Farm buildings
  • Grassland
  • Woodland
  • Offlying stone barn
  • About 119.58 acres (48.39 ha) in all
  • Further Lots Available

INITIAL OFFERS BY 12 NOON FRIDAY 23RD JUNE 2023. PLEASE CONTACT THE SELLING AGENTS. Lot 1 – House, farm buildings, grassland, woodland and stone barn extending to about 119.58 acres


Hill Top Farm is situated to the north of the highly desirable village of Parwich within The Peak District National Park. The farm boasts a rural yet accessible position with excellent transport links.

This picturesque area is close to the market town of Ashbourne, well known as the gateway to the Peak District National Park. Ashbourne offers a great range of everyday facilities and is located between Derby, Stoke, Buxton, Leek, Manchester, and Birmingham. The Peak District National Park is world famous for its beauty and as a centre for outdoor recreation and pursuits. Carsington Water is approximately 5 miles away and offers sailing and fishing.

There is a primary school in Parwich less than 1 mile away and an extensive range of schools in Ashbourne. St Anslems in Bakewell, about 12 miles away, was voted the Tatler Prep school of 2021 and there is a good range of well-regarded schools within comfortable reach including Abbotsholme.

Both Nottingham East Midlands Airport and Manchester Airport are within 40 miles. There are frequent train services from Derby, south to London and from Buxton, north to Manchester.

Hill Top Farm provides a rare opportunity to purchase a wellmanaged and fully equipped dairy farm of about 287.25 acres in a highly desirable location. The farm benefits from secure renewable income (FiT) from two 50kW wind turbines. The fivebedroom farmhouse provides generous accommodation extending to about 3,164 sq ft over two floors.

The farm is split into three attractive lots all with excellent access provisions ensuring the appeal to a broad range of purchasers, both agricultural and non-agricultural.

The property is available as a whole or alternatively in up to three lots as shown on the sale plan and as follows:

Lot 1 – Farmhouse, farm buildings and about 114.21 acres of grassland and woodland with off lying stone barn. In all about 119.58 acres (48.39 ha) in total. Shaded pink on the sale plan.

Hill Top Farmhouse comprises a traditional stone under Staffordshire blue tile roof extending to about 3,164 sq ft (294 sqm) over two floors, with a cellar. The farmhouse is accessed through the farmyard from Pike Hall Lane, with ample motor vehicle parking to the rear elevation.

The ground floor comprises entrance hall with stairs down to the cellar. The hallway leads off to a well-proportioned dual aspect dining room with open fire and family room with wood burning stove and back boiler proving heat for the hot water system and heating system (in part). The sitting room benefits from an open fireplace. The kitchen benefits from fitted floor and wall mounted units and an oil-fired Alpha range cooker. A downstairs bathroom, farm office, pantry and utility room complete the ground floor. A rear door leads to the adjoining garage and workshop.

The first floor comprises a large landing area, a master bedroom, four further double bedrooms and a family bathroom with under floor heating, electric shower, bath, wc and basin.

The farmhouse benefits from garden areas laid mainly to lawn to the west and south elevations. The farmhouse is part single, and part double glazed.


Council Tax Band: F

Farm Buildings
The farm buildings comprise a range of principally modern steel portal frame livestock and general-purpose buildings centred around the farmhouse.

In addition to the farm buildings there are a number of silage clamp and open clamp areas to the east and north of the buildings.

The farm buildings are detailed further in the table contained within the brochure (page 8) with reference to the numbered building plan.

Lot 1 includes about 114.21 acres (46.22 hectares) of principally permanent pasture land with about 2 acres of woodland and some steeper grazing land. The land benefits from multiple access points off Pike Hall Lane to the north and off Backhill Lane to the east.

The land is suitable for grazing and mowing in the most part. The land is bordered by stone walling and post and wire fencing in part with internal stone walls defining the individual field parcels.

Lot 1 includes an off lying stone barn within field parcel 4136 which may provide opportunities for alternative uses subject to the necessary consents.

Note: All areas, floor areas and dimensions stated are approximate and should not be relied upon. Potential purchasers are welcome to instruct an independent survey to verify these.

Land Type and Cropping History
The land is classified principally as Grade 3, with some areas of Grade 4 and 5 according to the Natural England Land classification maps.

According to the soil survey for England and Wales, the soils are shown as belonging to the Dunkeswick, Haslow and Malham 2 series.

The Dunkeswick series is described as slowly permeable seasonally waterlogged fine loamy and fine loamy over clay soils associated with some other clayey soils. Dunkeswick is suitable for grassland in moist lowlands and some arable cropping in drier lowlands.

Haslow series is described as slowly permeable clayey soils often over shale. Some are well drained fine loamy soils. Haslow is suitable for permanent and short-term grassland with dairying and stock rearing with some winter cereals.

Malham 2 series is described as well drained, often stoneless silty soils over limestone and can be shallow in places especially on crests and steep slopes with bare rock locally. Malham 2 is suitable for dairying and stock rearing on permanent grassland and some spring cereals.

Fixtures and Fittings
The carpets and curtains are included. All other fixtures and fittings, garden ornaments, stone troughs and statuary are excluded. Some may be available by separate negotiation. The inclusion or exclusion of any agricultural fixtures and fittings is to be discussed.

Lot 1 - The farmhouse benefit from mains electricity, and electricity supply from the wind turbines. Mains water is connected. Heating is via an oil-fired system with secondary solid fuel heating. Broadband internet is connected. Drainage is to a private system which is dated and will require replacement – this is to be taken into account by any potential purchaser in any offer they make.

The farm buildings benefit from both three phase and wind turbine electricity supplies. The farm buildings benefit from a mains water supply and currently take supply from a bore hole albeit prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves as to future supply provisions.

If the farm is sold in lots, then cross-rights and reservations will need to be reserved where required, for services. Services may need to be split and sub-meters installed.

Cross rights and reservations will be required by the vendor across Lot 1 for the continued supply of water to adjoining land to the south.

None of the services, appliances, heating installations, broadband, plumbing or electrical systems have been tested by the selling agents.

Tenure and Possession
The freehold of the property is for sale with vacant possession on completion (subject to any holdover requirements).

Local Authority
Derbyshire Dales District Council, Town Hall, Bank Road, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3NN

Public Rights of Way, Wayleaves and Easements
The property is sold subject to all rights of way, wayleaves, and easements whether or not they are defined in this brochure. A number of public footpaths cross the farm.

If the farm is sold in lots, then cross-rights and reservations will need to be reserved where required, for example for services and maintenance.

Sporting, Timber, and Mineral Rights
The sporting and timber rights, so far as they are owned, are included within the freehold of the sale.

The mineral rights and ancillary working rights, where owned, will be reserved by the vendors. The surface owner/s shall share in 50% of any future royalty payments should mineral extraction occur in future.

Basic Payment Scheme and Environmental Schemes
The vendors will be making a claim under the Basic Payment Scheme for the 2023 claim year. As a result of the delinking of BPS payments from land use, the entitlements will not be transferred to the incoming purchaser/s. The purchaser/s will indemnify the vendors against any breaches of cross compliance for the 2023 scheme year.

There are not believed to be any environmental schemes in place.

Ingoing Crop Valuation/Holdover
An ingoing crop valuation will not be required. A period of holdover may be required over the farm buildings within Lot 1 depending on sale timing.

The property is offered for sale without any overage provisions.

We understand the property has not been opted to tax and therefore VAT will not be chargeable in addition to the purchase price.

In the event that a sale of the property or any part thereof or any right to it becomes a chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT, such tax will be payable in addition to the sale price.

Plans and Boundaries
The plans within these particulars are based on Ordnance Survey data and third-party data and provided for reference only. They are believed to be correct, but accuracy is not guaranteed. The purchaser shall be deemed to have full knowledge of all boundaries and the extent of ownership. Neither the vendor nor the vendor's agents will be responsible for defining the boundaries or the ownership thereof.

HCR Hewitsons, 50-60 Station Road, Cambridge, CB1 2JH.
FAO Denise Wilkinson

By strict appointment through Fisher German LLP.

Nearest Postcode (Lot 1): DE6 1QE

Lot 1 drive entrance - ///opens.commutes.develops

From Ashbourne (Market Place), head north on the A515. After approximately 1.8 miles turn right onto the B5056. Follow the B5056 for approximately 3.3 miles before turning left (signposted towards Ballidon and Parwich). Follow the road for approximately 1.9 miles before turning left towards Parwich. The farm entrance will be found on your left-hand side after approximately 0.4 miles.

Acreage: 119.58 Acres


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