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194.72 acres, Apple Steet, Hyde, Stockport, Cheshire, SK14 3AT
Sold (STC) - Guide Price £1,590,000

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  • Working dairy farm
  • 4 Bedroom spacious family farmhouse
  • Housing for 230 cows including 136 cubicles
  • Land available in three lots:
  • Lot 1 Low End Farm, Buildings and 120.38 acres (48.72ha)
  • Lot 2 land extending to 25.50 acres (10.32 ha)
  • Lot 3 land extending to 48.84 acres (19.77 ha)
  • Opportunity for a variety of purchasers
  • Secluded location whilst conveniently located within easy reach of major cities
  • Within touching distance of the Peak District National Park

A traditional dairy farm with large family farmhouse, traditional buildings and 194.72 acres (78.80 ha) of land split into three lots

Set in a secluded location whilst conveniently located within easy reach of major cities and within touching distance of the Peak District National Park

LOT 1 - FARMHOUSE, DAIRY FARM BUILDINGS SET OVER 120.38 ACRES (48.72 HA)

FARMHOUSE
Low End Farm is a two-storey traditional farmhouse constructed of pebble dashed brick under a tiled roof. The farmhouse and buildings are accessed off the main farm yard direct off Apple Street. Low End Farm provides spacious family accommodation over two floors comprising four bedrooms in total.

The internal accommodation comprises the following:

GROUND FLOOR
Hallway - 7.30m x 1.79m
Lounge with log burner - 4.89m x 4.68m
Dining room with open fire - 4.63m x 3.47m
Study - 2.18m x 4.60m
Kitchen with oil fired AGA - 4.63m x 3.64m
Utility room/boot room (this is a lean-to extension to the farmhouse) 4.63m x 3.70m
Under stairs cupboard
Cellar - 3.59m x 3.47m

Stairs leading to:
FIRST FLOOR
Bedroom 1 - 4.94m x 4.63m
Bedroom 2 - 2.94m x 3.65m with en-suite comprising shower, bath and sink - 1.62m x 3.64m
Bedroom 3 - 4.68m x 3.48m
Bedroom 4 with fitted wardrobes - 4.68m x 3.48m
Family bathroom with electric shower, w.c. sink and bath - 1.89m x 3.52m

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE
Low End Farm achieved E rating.

Please click here to view the Energy Performance Certificate

OUTSIDE
To the outside, Low End farm benefits from a spacious driveway, lawned gardens to the rear and several useful outbuildings including an outside WC and former piggery used for storage. The rear garden is set away from the main farm operations which are to the front of the house.

SITUATION
Low End Farm is set in a private position along Apple Street located just off the A560. Set in a picturesque location with far reaching views of the countryside, Low End Farm is in an area that is also within close proximity to Manchester City Centre and major motorway networks.

BUILDINGS
The majority of the buildings at Low End Farm are used to support the dairy enterprise ran from the holding. The buildings are shown on the plan to the right of the page and can be summarised as follows:

Building Number Type Size (m) Description
1 Farmhouse


1a Former Piggery/outside W.C.
2 Storage building 12.83 x 9.31 Steel portal frame building with fibre cement roof and box profile sides currently used for general farm storage

3 Boiler House 9.89 x 5.73 Traditional stone building under a tile roof currently housing a Biomass boiler (ETA49KW wood pellet boiler and associated equipment including thermal store and 8 tonne pellet store), this building also has a lean -to extension to the rear. Currently, the vendors are approximately 3.5 years into the 20 year agreement, which will be available to a purchaser to continue

4 2 x Temporary storage units

5 Milking parlour/collecting yard & bull pen 29.61 x 16.58 Mainly two storey constructed of a fibre cement roof (small amount of asbestos in part) under stone and brick, housing the following:
• Dairy: including 3100lt direct expansion Dairkool bulk tank and 1900 ice bank Dairkool bulk tank, 400lt water heater and 3 plate coolers
• Parlour with 7:14 Manos swingover parlour (installed approx. 1997) also comprising feed bins connected to loft, heat time system, wash down pump and teat sprayers
• It it to be noted that the above items are not included as part of the sale but available through separate negotiation with the selling agents.
To the south of this building, there is also a 10,000 litre water storage tank. There is also approximately 4,500 litres of water storage facility in the loft of this building

6 Steel portal frame machinery and livestock building 20.37 x 10.34 Steel portal frame building with fibre cement roof and box profile sides currently used to house youngstock and machinery

7 Dutch barn (not in use) 14.77 x 6.00 Half brick with half corrugated sheet walls, this building is currently not in use as it requires significant repair

8 Pole barn 40.50 x 36.72 Pole barn comprising cubicle housing extending to 136 cubicles, calving pens, feed passage and water troughs. Also including:
• 4 x out of parlour feeders
• 12t mollases Tank
• 8t Collinson grain store

9 Steel Portal Framed Livestock building 31.02 x 14.77 Steel portal framed half block, half Yorkshire boarding steel portal frame building with fibre cement roof used for loose housing

10 Slurry lagoon 29.87 x 19.81 x 2.13 Slurry storage with concrete walls with approximately 272,000 gallon capacity

11, 12 &13 Hardstanding

14 Silage clamp 19.23 x 13.85 Constructed of RSJ's and sleeper walls with approximately 1000t capacity

15 Hardstanding

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME
The land at Low End Farm is registered for the Basic Payment Scheme in England. The Basic Payment Entitlements are available through separate negotiation with the Selling Agent.

HIGHER LEVEL STEWARDSHIP (HLS) AGREEMENT
The land is sold subject to a HLS Agreement which expires in 2022. Full details of the management options on the land can be supplied however, it is a requirement for the purchaser of the land to continue this Agreement until the expiry date in February 2022.

SOIL TYPE AND LAND GRADE
The land is record as grade 4 on the Land Classification Map for England & Wales. The soil at Low End Farm is recorded as Brickfield 3 being Slowly permeable seasonally waterlogged fine loamy, suited to stock rearing and some dairying on permanent grass land.

SPORTING RIGHTS
All sporting rights across the land are included in the sale.

DIRECTIONS
From the M67 take the A560 south towards Geecross also known as Stockport Road. Approximately a mile and a half from this roundabout, there is a left hand turning titled Apple Street. Take this turning which will then proceed up hill towards Low End Farm. The farm is then situated approximately 650m on the left.

DEVELOPMENT RESERVATION
The farm buildings are sold subject to a Development Reservation of 50% over 25 years for any use other than agricultural or equine.

MONEY LAUNDERING LEGILSATION
Rostons Ltd must comply with Anti Money Laundering legislation. As part of the requirements, Rostons must obtain evidence of the identity and proof of address of potential buyers. Prior to an offer being accepted, all parties who are purchasing must provide the necessary evidence.

SERVICES
The property benefits from mains central heating, which is powered by the Biomass boiler, with a back up oil-fired system. Low End farm also benefits from mains water, mains electric, BT line, private septic tank and a single phase electric supply.The farm buildings benefit from three phase electric, mains water and also a private water supply through a spring. The Agents have not tested apparatus equipment fittings etc. or the services to the property so they cannot confirm that they are in working order or fit for purpose. A perspective purchaser is recommended to obtain confirmation with their Surveyor or Solicitor.

SALE PLAN AND PARTICULARS
The sale plan is based on the Ordnance Survey sheet. Prospective purchasers should check the contract documents. The purchasers shall raise no objection or query in respect of any variation between the physical boundaries on the site and the Ordnance Survey sheet plan. The plans are strictly for identification purposes only.

EASEMENTS, WAYLEAVES AND RIGHTS OF WAY
The land is sold subject to and with the benefit of all public and private rights of way, lights, drainage, cable, pylons or other easements, restrictions or obligations whether or not the same are described in these particulars of sale.

COUNCIL TAX BAND
Low End Farm is within Council Tax Band D.

VIEWINGS
We ask that all viewings of the property are made with prior appointment with the principal selling agents Rostons, by calling the office 01829773000.

LOCAL AUTHORITY
Tameside Council
PO Box 304
Ashton-under-Lyne
Tameside
OL6 0GA
Tel: 0161 3428355
Website:
https://www.tameside.gov.uk

VENDORS SOLICITORS
Ms Louise Harvey
Cowling, Swift & Kitchin Solicitors
8 Blake Street
YORK
YO1 8XJ
Tel: 01904 625678
Email:
louise.harvey@csksolicitors.co.uk

JOINT SELLING AGENTS
Rostons Limited
Whitchurch Road
Hatton Heath
Chester
Cheshire
CH3 9AU
Tel: 01829 773000
Email: info@rostons.co.uk

Stephenson & Son
York Auction Centre
Murton
York
YO19 5GF
Tel: 01904 489730
Email: jfs@stephensson.co.uk

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