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140.89 acres, Alberbury, Shrewsbury, SY5, Shropshire
Under Offer - Guide Price £1,250,000


  • A ring fenced, mixed enterprise investment farm (subject to tenancy).
  • Grade II* five bedroom farmhouse.
  • Three bedroom, detached let cottage.
  • Good range of modern and traditional buildings.
  • Land extending to 140.89 acres (57.02 hectares).

Ring fenced, livestock and arable investment farm-subject to tenancy. Grade II*, five bedroom farmhouse, range of traditional and modern buildings with land extending to about 140.89 acres.

Location

The market town of Welshpool is approximately 13.5 miles to the west and the county town of Shrewsbury is approximately 9.4 miles to the east.

Shrewsbury town offers a wide range of amenities including; leisure, recreational and educational facilities. Shrewsbury train station offers a direct service to London Euston with a journey time of 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Description

White Abbey Farm is located in the open countryside on the England and Wales border. Situated outside the rural hamlet of Alberbury, the farm occupies a secluded position along a private access track. Alberbury is a thriving community with popular village pub, village hall/community centre and village cricket club.

White Abbey was a Grandmontine Priory, founded by Fulk Fitz Warin III as a hour of Arrouaisian Canons and begun between 1221 and 1226. Alberbury Priory was eventually transferred to the Grandmontine Order and became one of only three in the country, dependant on the Abbey of Grandmontine in Limousin, France. Along with other alien priories during the French wars Alberbury was seized by Edward III in 1337. The surviving chantries were eventually supressed in 1547. The remains of the priory are now incorporated into a modern day farmstead complete with original features and characteristics.

The farmhouse features well-proportioned rooms, incorporating original features from the priory. These include quadripartite stone vaulting to the ceilings in the remaining central section of the priory complete with carved bosses. The accommodation is as follows; to the ground floor there is a large family kitchen diner with log burner and character features, large utility and boot room, sitting room, dining room and ground floor shower room. To the first floor there are five well sized bedrooms and large family bathroom, with free standing bath and shower. The garden is predominantly lawned with mature flower beds to the front, to the rear of the property there is further permanent pasture and a range of single storey traditional buildings.

The traditional buildings at White Abbey are arranged around a central courtyard. The buildings are constructed of red brick with tiled roof and vary from single and two storey. The buildings are in good condition and are used for housing and storage. In addition there is a range of modern buildings to house livestock, along with a substantial grain store with drying facilities installed.

White Abbey Cottage occupies a peaceful rural setting, situated along the drive to White Abbey Farm with views over the surrounding countryside. The cottage is a three bedroom detached dwelling. Constructed of red brick under a tile roof with single glazed, timber frame windows. Internally the cottage is in good condition and benefits from parking for two vehicles and lawned garden to the front and rear.

In all the land at White Abbey Farm extends to 140.89 acres (57.02 hectares). The land is arranged into large arable enclosures surrounding the farmstead, with 4 acres of permanent pasture directly adjoining the farmyard. In addition there is a single off lying arable field that is located approximately 0.25 miles to the east of the farmstead. The land at White Abbey Farm is predominantly Grade 3 with some areas of Grade 4 and Grade 2 according to the Agricultural Land Classification where the scale runs from Grade 1 to Grade 5 being the poorest quality. The soils are described as being slowly permeable seasonally wet slightly acid but base-rich loamy and clayey soils, suitable for a variety of combinable crops with large workable enclosures and access for machinery.


Acreage: 140.89 Acres

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