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283.1 acres, Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
For Sale - Guide Price £4,470,000

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  • Highly Productive Dairy Farm
  • Extensive residential accommodation
  • Longcroft Farmhouse: a traditional 5-bedroom farmhouse
  • Longcroft Farmhouse Annexe: a 2-bedroom annexe in need of refurbishment
  • The Gate House: a modern 4-bedroom detached dwelling
  • Modern and Traditional Buildings
  • Development potential (Subject to planning)
  • extending to about 160,500 sq. ft. (14,910 sq. m.)
  • 400 cubicles and loose housing
  • about 224 acres of productive arable and pasture land

An exceptional 283 acre commercial dairy farm in East Staffordshire. Extensive residential accommodation and range of traditional and modern farm buildings.

Description



Introduction
Longcroft Farm is a highly productive commercial dairy farm with extensive residential accommodation and a range of modern and traditional farm buildings. The farm has been in the hands of the same family for over 50 years. The family have now taken the decision to retire from dairy farming. The sale represents a very rare opportunity to acquire a substantial acreage in east Staffordshire with centrally located farm buildings which may have potential for alternative uses subject to the necessary consents.


Situation
Longcroft Farm is situated in the sought after area of East Staffordshire. The nearby town of Burton upon Trent offers a comprehensive range of facilities, whilst the villages of Barton under Needwood and Yoxall are close by offering a good range of local amenities, including shops, restaurants, schools and leisure facilities. The cities of Lichfield (9 miles), Derby (23 miles), Birmingham (28 miles) and Leicester (38 miles) are all within easy reach and provide more extensive facilities.
Transport links are excellent with access to the A38 just 4 miles away. The national road network can be accessed via the M6 motorway (4 miles). From Burton upon Trent there are mainline train services to London Euston from 85 minutes. From Lichfield there are mainline train services to London Euston and London Marylebone from 75 minutes.
There are a range of private and state schools in the locality including Repton School, Denstone College, Abbotsholme School and Foremarke Hall Preparatory School.


Summary of Lots
Longcroft Farm is available as a whole or in up to six lots:

• Lot 1 - Longcroft Farmhouse, Annexe, Buildings and land extending to about 87.62 acres

• Lot 2 - The Gatehouse

• Lot 3 - Buildings and land extending to about 30.30 acres

• Lot 4 - Land extending to about 65.65 acres

• Lot 5 - Land and woodland extending to about 58.48 acres

• Lot 6 - Land extending to about 40.43 acres


Lot 1 - Longcroft Farmhouse, Annexe, Buildings and land extending to about 87.62 acres
Longcroft Farmhouse
The Georgian farmhouse has significant Victorian additions andis of traditional red brick construction under a tile roof and extends to about 2,895 sq.ft. (269 sq.m.). The farmhouse is approached from Longcroft Lane with a private driveway.
Parking and access is also available from the adjacent courtyard. Accommodation is laid out over two floors and the property requires some internal modernisation throughout. The ground floor accommodation comprises entrance hall with
access to three reception rooms, study and downstairs bathroom with WC, basin and shower. Access is also provided to a small cellar via a staircase from the hallway. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a farmhouse kitchen with fitted units and electric cooker. The rear garden can be accessed via French doors from the sitting room. The first floor comprises of a master bedroom a family bathroom, and four further double bedrooms.


The farmhouse benefits from garden area to the west and south elevations laid mainly to lawn.
The property has single glazed timber framed windows throughout and heating is provided by way of an oil fired central heating system. The vendors carried out works to repair and replace the roof of the farmhouse in addition to new insulation being installed in 2014. Drainage is to a private system and mains electricity is connected.
The farmhouse further benefits from a roof mounted solar array located on the adjacent annexe.
EPC rating: F


Longcroft Farmhouse Annexe
The annexe which requires comprehensive refurbishment adjoins the farmhouse and comprises a storage room, kitchen/ utility and
pantry, WC, sitting room and office with further storage rooms and two bedrooms. The annexe is single storey and of red brick construction under a tile roof. The annexe has single glazed timber framed windows throughout. There is no central heating system installed. We are informed that the annexe does not benefit from consent for residential use.


The farm buildings
The extensive range of farm buildings within lot 1 have been developed over several decades as the dairy herd increased. The traditional buildings comprise a range of single and two storey red brick outbuildings around a central courtyard.
The buildings comprise a range of workshop, garage and loose housing areas along with the dairy parlour, tank room and farm office. The traditional buildings may have potential for alternative uses and conversion potential to residential and/ or commercial uses subject to the necessary consents.
The modern farm buildings comprise a range of livestock housing, feed stores and grain store further described within the building schedule.
In addition to the buildings there are a number of silage clamps and a dirty water lagoon.


Farmland
The land within lot 1 comprises about 79 acres of predominantly arable land and temporary grassland in a ringfence. The arable land has been farmed under a cropping rotation of maize, winter wheat and temporary grass leys.
Part of the land is in stubble following the maize crop with the remainder in temporary grassland.


Lot 2 - The Gatehouse
The Gatehouse is a very well presented detached two storey dwelling extending to approximately 1,605 sq.ft. (149 sq.m.). Built in 2007 the house is of brick construction under a tile roof. The Gatehouse is approached from Longcroft Lane with a private stone driveway providing parking for a number of vehicles. Accommodation is laid out over two floors. The ground floor comprises of an entrance hall with access to the sitting room which benefits from a wood burning stove. The sitting room leads through to the dining room with double glazed French doors opening onto the rear garden. The kitchen includes fitted floor and wall mounted units with a gas cooker and oil fired boiler. From the kitchen there is a rear entrance hall/ utility room and downstairs bathroom with basin, WC, and shower.
The first floor comprises of a landing area with storage/ airing cupboard and three double bedrooms all with built in wardrobes and one with an en-suite bathroom. There is a forth bedroom which is currently used as an office, and also a family bathroom with bath, basin and WC. The property is double glazed throughout and heating is provided by way of an oil fired central heating system. Drainage is to a private system and mains electricity is connected. There is a single brick built garage adjacent to the house and timber framed wood store. The house benefits from garden area to the north and west elevations laid mainly to lawn with a small orchard area, small pond and interspersed areas of shrubs and flower beds.
EPC rating: C


Lot 3 - Buildings and land extending to about 30.30 acres
The modern range of farm buildings are described within the building schedule and have all been erected in the last 10 years. Please note that building number 20 is subject to fire damage.
The land within lot 3 comprises a ring-fenced parcel of arable land currently in temporary grass. The land immediately surrounding the farm buildings is permanent pasture. Access to the land is provided from Longcroft Lane and from Sich Lane to the easternboundary.


Lot 4 - Land extending to about 65.65 acres
The land comprises a ring-fenced parcel of arable land and temporary grassland with a small parcel of woodland and two small pony paddocks. Access to the land is provided from Longcroft Lane and from Sich Lane to the eastern boundary. The land is currently cropped with winter wheat in part.


Lot 5 - Land and woodland extending to about 58.48 acres
The land comprises about 42 acres of woodland, partly subject to a national forest management scheme in addition to a parcel of permanent pasture land including a large pond.


Lot 6 - Land extending to about 40.43 acres
The land comprises a ring-fenced parcel of predominantly arable land in addition to a small area of mature woodland. Access to the land is provided along a trackway with a right of way from Scotch Hills Lane to the east. The land is currently cropped with oats in part.


Acreage: 283.1 Acres

Directions

From the A50 take the A515 south through Draycott in the Clay and
Newchurch. Take the second road on the left hand side (Dunston Cross). Follow
Dunston Cross for approximately half a mile then turn right onto Longcroft Lane.
Longcroft Farmhouse and buildings will then be found on your right-hand side
after approximately half a mile, as identified by the Fisher German For Sale board.

From the A38 take the B5016 (Station Road) through Barton under Needwood.
Continue along the B5016 after leaving Barton for approximately 1.5 miles before
turning right onto Sich Lane. Continue along Sich Lane for approximately 1 mile
before reaching Longcroft Lane. Turn left onto Longcroft Lane. Longcroft
Farmhouse and buildings will then be found on your right-hand side after
approximately a quarter of a mile, as identified by the Fisher German For Sale
board.

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