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697 acres, Sand Villa Farm, Cockerham, LA2 0EW, Lancashire
For Sale - Guide Price £6,000,000


  • first class 700 acre dairy/stock rearing farm
  • Available as a whole or in two lots
  • Spacious 4-bedroom family Farmhouse
  • Modern spacious Farm Workers Bungalow
  • Extensive range of livestock buildings
  • 40-point rotary parlour
  • 363 acres of grass or arable land
  • Additional 337 acres of salt marsh land
  • easy reach of 5 busy Livestock Markets

LOT 1 - FARMHOUSE, BUILDINGS & 354 ACRES
Coloured red on the plan, comprises of a pleasing 4-bedroom Farmhouse with self-contained flat, an extensive range of livestock buildings with capacity for 800 plus head and 354 acres of fertile grassland in flat easily workable fields. In addition, there is a modern 4-bedroom Farm Workers Bungalow available on site.

SAND VILLA FARMHOUSE
An attractive 4-bedroom Farmhouse built of Cumbrian stone under a slate roof and date stamped TG1813. The property is not listed and has a lawn to the front. The house has new UPVC double glazed windows throughout.

GROUND FLOOR
* Porch/Hallway - Double doors from patio area, adjacent to front yard leading to
* Dining Room - A bright airy room with a tiled floor and independent under floor heating
* Utility Room - Wall mounted main farm electricity metered junction box, with toilet, shower and office
* Kitchen - Large open plan room with fitted floor and wall units, including integral fridge, microwave and oven grill, oil fired AGA with vent, central island with hob, and cupboard space. Door to garden area.
* Snug - Comfortable snug adjoining kitchen with patio doors and a Tiger Wood Burner
* Front Hall - L shaped hall with original pine boarded floor with front door leading to garden
* Living Room - Stone fireplace with two recesses either side and a wooden suspended floor
* Living Room - Fireplace and Cumbrian stone feature walls and a pine boarded floor
* Two Section Staircase to First Floor

FIRST FLOOR
* Bedroom 1 - Double with fireplace with green tiles, radiator, and a recessed window.
* Bedroom 2 - Master double with fitted wardrobes and radiator.
* Bathroom - With wash hand basin, toilet and feature clawfoot bath and radiator.
* Bedroom 3 - Double with fitted wardrobes and radiator.
* Bedroom 4 - Double with radiator.
* Shower Room - Fitted shower, wash hand basin, toilet and cupboard. Radiator.

SECOND FLOOR - SELF CONTAINED FLAT
* Living Room/Kitchen Diner - Complete with L shape units with sink unit and integral hob and cooker
* Sliding door to Bathroom - With bath, wash hand basin and toilet
* Bedroom 1 - With radiator
* Bedroom 2

SERVICES
The house has the benefit of mains water, mains electricity and private drainage to a septic tank.

FLOORPLANS - Available from the selling agent.

COUNCIL TAX BAND - E

EPC - E

OUTBUILDINGS
There is a timber and big 6 corrugated iron sheet fitted roof double garage with wooden doors to the yard and a concrete floor, utilised for garage space and a log store.

THE MEADOWS
A rendered block walled suspended Bungalow with a brick facia and a tile roof, constructed in approximately 2015.

GROUND FLOOR
* Hallway - From front door, leading to a T shaped hallway
* Sitting Room - With gas fire
* Sun Room - Double doors to rear decking
* Bedroom 1 - Double room
* Bedroom 2 - Double with built in wardrobe
* Bathroom - Shower, built in wardrobe, bath, wash hand basin and toilet
* Bedroom 3 - Main bedroom with built in wardrobe and wet room
* Kitchen - With wall and floor units, sink and fireplace with stove.
* Pantry - With gas combi boiler

THE FLAT
The Flat comprises;
* Kitchen/Diner
* Hall
* Bathroom - With wash hand basin, toilet and shower
* Bedroom 1
* Storage Room - With potential to convert to a second bedroom

SERVICES
The Bungalow has gas underfloor heating with the LPG tank in the garden curtilage.

FLOORPLANS - Available from the selling agent.

COUNCIL TAX BAND - D

EPC - C & E

OUTBUILDINGS
There is an integral garage with access to a Flat via a staircase to the converted roof space.

BUILDINGS
1 - Farmhouse
2 - 35ft x 12ft - Willoughby 3-bedroom mobile home
3 - Horse shelter
4 - 132ft x 28ft - Loose housed feed shed with external feed barrier
5 - Mono pitch storage building
6 - 180ft x 45ft - 12 bay livestock building with feed barriers
7 - Cumbrian stone former dairy building
8 - 115ft x 30ft - Brick former cubicle shed with 54 cubicles
9/10 - 90ft x 45ft - Cubicle building for 188 cows
11/12 - 105ft x 49ft - Adjoining collecting yard with backing gates, cattle race with head lock and foot trimming area
13 - 120ft x 40ft - Cow cubicle building with calving area at far end with 70 cubicles
14 - 120ft x 50ft - Cubicle building for 94 with feed barrier
15 - 100ft x 57ft - Livestock building with 88 cubicles and external feed passage
16 - 100ft x 60ft - Produce and machinery store with roller shutter door and stand by generator. Solar panels on roof
17 - 100ft x 60ft - Dairy with Muller 15,000 litre bulk tank, with 3 phase refrigeration unit and vacuum installation. Parlour building housing Alfa Laval/De Laval 40 point rotary milking parlour with ACR's and milk meters
18 - 90ft x 45ft - Cow cubicle building, feed passage, access passage with 44 cubicles
19 - Cow cubicle building with outside feed passage with feed barrier plus calving area
20 - 120ft x 60ft - Open span building utilised as a dog training area but was the former calf rearing unit
21 - 160ft x 76ft (max) - New livestock building with heavy duty stock yard gates to form 8 cattle pens with feed passages and external IAE feed barriers
22 - 250ft x 100ft - Open silage clamp with reinforced concrete sides and earth bank retaining walls behind. Capacity for in excess of 5,500 tonnes.
23 - Earth walled clay line lagoon in two sections with approximately 2,500,000-gallon capacity.
24 - Farm Bungalow known as the Meadows

AVAILABLE VIA SEPARATE NEGOTIATION
Approximately 1,100 tonnes of maize silage.
Approximately 3000 tonnes of grass silage.

SOLAR PANELS
There are solar panels on the feed building (16) roof facing south east with 30KW capacity under a 20 year contract with REI enabling the farm to run on cheap rate electricity.

FARM DISPERSAL SALE
The vendor reserves the right to hold their farm dispersal sale prior to, or just after completion.

MILK CONTRACT
The farm has a guaranteed milk contract with Meadow Foods.

FARM WATER SUPPLY
Mains water to field troughs and buildings.

LOT 2
Lot 2 comprises approximately 337 acres of saltmarsh which is grazeable land. Access via two stone tracks off the A588.

SITE DESIGNATIONS
Lot 2 is within a RAMSAR site, wetland designated to be of international importance under the Ramsar Convention. Lot 2 is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest, Special Area of Conservation and Special Protection Area.

SOIL TYPE & LAND GRADE
Lot 1 - has a grade 2 soil which is loam over clay on the buildings side block, and a sandy soil between the A588 and the sea wall.
Lot 2 - The salt marsh is Grade 4.

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME (BPS)
The land is registered to claim the Basic Payment Scheme and Entitlements have been established accordingly. These will be included within the bid price for the farm. In 2022 the claim for BPS was on 265.79 hectares or 656.76 acres.

SHOOTING RIGHTS
The shooting rights on the saltmarsh belong to the Morecombe Bay Wildfowlers.

NITRATE VULNERABLE ZONE
The farm is not in a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ).

MINERAL RIGHTS
The mineral rights as far as we are aware are retained with the farm.

SHEEP WINTERING
Sheep will be grazing the land until Christmas.

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.

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

MONEY LAUNDERING LEGISLATION
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.

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.

TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT
The property not withstanding any description contained in these particulars, is sold subject to any development plan, tree preservation order, town planning scheme or agreement, resolution or notice.

TITLE
The property is being sold freehold with vacant possession upon completion. Land Registry Title Numbers LAN211709 and LAN57804.

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DIRECTIONS
From M6 junction 33 proceed west on to the roundabout. Turn left onto the A6 signed Blackpool. Take a right turn for Cockerham. The right again into the village on the B5272. Turn left at the T-junction onto the A588. The farm is 3 miles on the left.


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