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271.3 acres, Minsterley, Shropshire
For Sale - Guide Price £3,900,000

  • Ring fenced farm
  • 271.30 acres
  • Dairy unit
  • Traditional buildings with planning for resi
  • Parlour
  • Productive flat land
  • Large farmhouse

Minsterley Park is situated in the beautiful mid Shropshire countryside, in a private but accessible location. The farm extends to approximately 271.30 acres (109.79 hectares) as a whole and is currently run as a block calving, grass based dairy unit. The farm is organic, and has won awards for soil management and quality. The farm is known for being one of the highest yielding grass farms in the fertile Rea Valley. The property includes a large period traditional farmhouse with a huge amount of character and is perfect for entertaining and family life. There is a range of beautiful traditional farm buildings with consent for residential use to five units and a range of useful modern farm buildings.

Lot 1 - Farmhouse, set in 10.20 acres (4.13 hectares)
A most commanding traditional farmhouse in a wonderful rural setting with spectacular views over the Shropshire countryside. The original date of the house is unknown, but it is thought to have been built in at least six phases with a substantial rebuild in 1794. Lot 1 extends to approximately 10.20 acres to include a large garden, two paddocks and a range of agricultural buildings and useful yard space.
Minsterley Park benefits from large rooms, perfect for family life as well as entertaining. The rooms are both spacious and full of character and charm. The property is of brick and stone construction and rendered, with a slate roof and a useful cellar. The house extends to approximately 5,403.8 sq. feet.
Minsterley Park has a long history going back to the medieval period and is mentioned in Victorian County History as a stud farm in the late 14th century. It was first recorded as a dairy farm in the mid 16th century, and has continued in this vein ever since.
Mains Electricity - Mains Water - Oil Central Heating - Septic Tank Drainage
EPC Rating: F - Council Tax Band: E

Farm Yard and Buildings
Minsterley Park Farm is run as a New Zealand system dairy unit with an outdoor covered parlour, and primarily grazing based. The farm benefits from a range of modern farm buildings, extensive concrete yard and traditional farm buildings. In 2017, planning permission was obtained for residential conversion of the traditional farm buildings into five units (Shropshire Council planning ref: 16/04442/F). There is mains water and three phase electricity to the farmyard.

Lot 2 - Buildings set in approximately 8.21 acres of Land
This is a large former stable block from when the farm was a stud farm, and was built pre 1831. The building is of brick construction with a tile roof. The barn has many interesting features to include magnificent suspended king post trusses of very good quality.
The building has planning permission for residential conversion to three units, however it would also make a superb single large unit (subject to amending planning consent). There is a substantial garden to the rear of the property to include two magnificent specimen Cedar Trees.
Behind the property is a flat, productive field providing a plot size of approximately 8.21 acres.

Lot 3 - Buildings set in approximately 5.17 acres of Land
Lot 3 is the farm yard and buildings set in approximately 5.17 acres. This includes a range of modern farm buildings and two traditional buildings with planning permission for residential use, following the removal of some buildings.
The modern farm buildings comprise two portal frame cubical sheds, a range of pole barns and Dutch barns for straw and machinery storage, and large concrete yard, previously used as a collection yard for the old redundant dairy.
The new dairy unit is a covered outdoor New Zealand style parlour with a 30 point swing over herringbone system and circular collection yard with automatic driving gate.

Minsterley Park is a ring fenced farm in an accessible and desirable location. The land is well known for being one of the most productive grass farms in the area. It has been organic since 2007 and the vendors have won prizes for their soil management. There are comprehensive, original drainage maps and the drainage has been well maintained over the years by the owners. The land is currently in a 5 year Mid Tier Scheme that started in 2017. The land is registered for Basic Farm Payment and the entitlements may be available by separate negotiation.
The land is available as a whole with the farm buildings and house, or in three separate parcels. There is a bridge between lots 5 & 6 over the Rea Brook. There is a small annual charge payable to the Rea Brook internal drainage board.

Lot 4 – 27.26 acres (11.03 hectares) of land
A ring-fenced parcel of land with direct access to the adopted highway. This is a flat parcel of land and well drained. The land has been farmed as organic permanent pasture, with consideration to soil management and analysis.
The land is well suited as good versatile land with potential to revert to arable production. There is water and electricity in lot 4.

Lot 5 - 123.23 acres (49.87 hectares) of land
A ring-fenced parcel of land with access off the farm drive and along a concrete track. Should the land be split from the remaining holding a right of way will be reserved for access. There is a useful concrete cow track running through the heart of the land. The fields are fenced for cattle/ livestock, and some fields are bordered by mature hedges. There is a natural water supply to a well in this parcel of land, and the northern boundary is the Rea Brook.
This is a flat parcel of land and is well suited as good versatile arable and grazing land. The land has been farmed as organic grazing land with investment in drainage and soil analysis and management. There is a 1.5 million gallon lagoon with an underground irrigation pipe. The parlour and collection yard may be available with lot 5, the vendor reserves the right to amend the lotting plan.

Lot 6 - 97.23 acres (39.35 hectares) of land
A ring-fenced parcel of land with excellent access directly onto the adopted highway at Horsebridge. The fields are fenced for cattle/ livestock, and some fields are bordered by mature hedges. There is a useful concrete and stone track running through the middle of the land, back to the farm stead.
The land is good versatile and flat land. The land has been farmed as organic grazing land, with investment in soil analysis and management.
There is mains water, electricity and mains foul drainage on this land.

Further Details:
Easements, Wayleaves and Rights of Way - The land is sold subject to the benefits of all wayleaves, easements, rights of way and third-party rights, whether mentioned in the particulars or not.
There are Public Rights of Way on the property
Method of Sale - The property is offered for sale by private treaty and is available as a whole or in 6 lots. The vendor reserves the right to alter or amend the lotting plan.
Boundaries - The purchaser will be deemed to have full knowledge of all boundaries comprising the property. Neither the vendor nor their agents shall be responsible for defining the boundaries or the ownership thereof.
Basic Payment Scheme – The land is registered for the Basic Payment Scheme. Entitlements may be available by separate negotiation.
Sporting, Timber and Mineral Rights - All sporting rights, including shooting rights, timber and mineral rights as they are owned are included in the sale.
Services - The services for the individual lots are outlined within the particulars.
Designations - Park Farm is not within any designated areas to the knowledge of the vendors.
Rights Reserved for Dispersal Sale - The vendor reserves the right to hold a dispersal sale at Park Farm before completion of the sale.
2020 Harvest - The Vendor reserves the right to; harvest the standing crops, and to the proceeds of the sale of the produce.
Tenure - The property is available on a freehold basis with vacant possession on completion.
Floor and Farm Plans - All floor plans are artists impressions, for illustration purposes only. All measurement are approximate and not to scale. Plans produced using PlanUp. Farm plans and measurements are for identification purposes and not to be relied upon.
EPC Rating & Council Tax - For the EPC Rating and Council tax band please see the individual lots. For a copy of the Energy Performance Certificate please contact the Selling Agents.
Local Authority - The property falls within the Shropshire Council boundary.
Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury. SY2 6ND Tel: 03456 789 000


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