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150.75 acres, The Hem Farm, Minsterley, Shropshire
Sold (STC) - Guide Price £1,800,000

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Shrewsbury 12 miles, Welshpool 12 miles,
Bishops Castle 16 miles (all distances are approximate)

A productive mixed livestock
and arable farm.

- Secluded yet accesible location
- 4 bed farmhouse
- Large mature garden and orchard
- 150.75 acres of arable and pasture land
- Range of traditional buildings
- For sale as a whole by private treaty

DESCRIPTION
The Hem Farm comprises a first class arable and pasture farm extending to 150.75 acres (61.00 hectares) in total with a detached period farmhouse, mature landscaped gardens, an orchard and range of traditional buildings situated in the centre of the land, tucked away in rural Shropshire. The farmyard and house are accessed at the end of a long sweeping private driveway leading off Hem Lane, a council maintained road. The level land is located within a ring fence encircling the house
and yard.

SITUATION
The Hem Farm is located in stunning countryside in a prominent agricultural area with uninterrupted views of the Shropshire Hills, in particular the Stiperstones and the Devil´s Chair. The farm is located close to the village of Minsterely, a popular rural village with a range of local amenities. Located to the north east of the property is the market town of Shrewsbury. Steeped in history this bustling town was the birth place of Charles Darwin and is home to a castle, a theatre, an excellent range of independent and high street shops and an abundance of popular eateries and bars meaning there really is something for everyone. Nearby schools both in the public and private sector including Shrewsbury School, Shrewsbury High School, Adcote School, Bedstone College and Mary Webb School.

FARMHOUSE
The farmhouse is a well presented traditional house, which has been extended tastefully over time. The original part of the house is believed to date back to the early 1600´s and displays spectacular exposed timber beams and large fireplaces.

Internally, the rooms flow effortlessly into one another from a large porch and boot room, through the spacious family kitchen and breakfast area into a cosy lounge with a Clearview log burning stove and through into a formal dining room and further sitting room. Downstairs, there is also a substantial pantry and a further utility/laundry room.

The staircase leads to the first floor landing with exposed timber beams, 4 bedrooms, a large dressing area attached to the master bedroom, a family bathroom and separate cloakroom.

Throughout the house every room is treated to an abundance of natural light and fabulous views of the surrounding gardens and land through double glazed Everest windows.

To the rear of the house lies a brick paved courtyard leading to a brick and tile building containing garage, coal house and store.

The property benefits from a security system, ample parking and a large garden with colourful mature flower borders, rose beds and quaint pathways leading to a large fruit and vegetable plot and then through into a large orchard containing a multitude of mature traditional apple trees, Victoria and yellow plum trees, pear, cherry
and walnut trees.

FARMLAND
The farmhouse and yard are situated centrally to 150.75 acres (61.00 hectares) of ring fenced productive arable and pasture land. The field parcels are bound by mature hedgerows and stock-proof fencing. The land is classified as grade 3 and the soil type is Pinder, which is best suited to cereal and grassland production.

FARM BUILDINGS AND SCHEDULE
The farm offers a range of traditional and modern livestock and storage buildings to the north of the house. The buildings are suitable for storage with the traditional buildings offering immense potential for adaptation into ancillary accommodation, play room or office, subject to obtaining any necessary planning consents.

METHOD OF SALE
The Hem Farm is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole.

TENURE AND POSSESSION
The freehold property is offered for sale with vacant possession upon completion. The land is subject to a Farm Business Tenancy up to 28th September 2018 and it is intended completion will take place following
termination of the tenancy.

SERVICES
The property has the benefit of mains water and electricity connections. The farmhouse has oil fired central heating and drainage is via a septic tank. The land has the benefit of water from the mains supply.

EASEMENTS COVENANTS AND RIGHTS OF WAY
There is a public right of way passing through field no 4385.
The land is subject to drainage boards rates as charged by the Rea Internal Drainage Board.

The property is being sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights including, rights of way whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplied and other rights and obligations,easements and quasi-easements and restrictive covenants and all existing and proposed wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains, water and gas and other pipes whether referred to in these particulars or not.

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME
The eligible land has been registered under the Basic Payment Scheme. The entitlements are not included in the sale but may be available by separate negotiation if required. The purchaser will be required to comply with any greening and cross compliance measures on the land until December 2018. Further details are
available from the Vendors agents.

INGOINGS
It is intended completion will take place post harvest therefore it is not envisaged there will be any in goings, however in the event of completion not taking place as planned in goings will be charged in addition to the purchase price. The Purchaser will be required to take and to pay for on completion, all growing crops and acts of husbandry carried out up to the time of completion, at the valuation of the Vendors agents Berrys, whose decision will be final and binding. The valuation will be calculated on the basis of cultivations carried out, the cost of seed, fertilisers and lime and sprays applied, in accordance with the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) Costings.

PLANNING
The property is sold subject to any development plans, tree preservation orders, Town and Country Planning Schedule, restriction or notice which may come to be in force, subject to any road widening or road improvement scheme, land charges and statutory bylaws, without any obligation on the Vendor to specify them.

SPORTING AND MINERAL RIGHTS
All sporting, timber and mineral rights are included in the freehold sale in so far as they are owned.

EPC AND COUNCIL TAX
The farmhouse has an EPC rating of G. The local authority is Shropshire Council and has a council tax banding of E.

VAT
Any guide price quoted or discussed is exclusive of VAT. In the event that a sale of the property or any part of it, or any right attached to it, becomes a chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT, such tax will be payable in addition.

HEALTH AND SAFTEY
Given the potential hazards of a working farm, we ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection for your own personal safety, particularly around farm buildings and machinery.

LOCAL AUTHORITIES
Shropshire Council 0345 678 9000
Severn Trent Water Limited 0800 783 4444
Scottish Power 0333 2537173
Environment Agency 0870 850 6506

VIEWINGS
Strictly by prior appointment with the vendor´s agent Berrys.

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