A delightful rural estate comprising a period farmhouse in need of renovation, a traditional range of brick and tiled farm buildings with planning consent to convert to be used in association with farm house, a range of modern farm buildings, approximately 100 acres of pasture, approximately 60 acres of woodland. For sale as a whole or in up to 6 lots.IntroductionHorseley Hills Farm is understood to date back to the Twelfth Century with the original sandstone footings visible under the East Wing. The main structure comprises two period parts of brick under a tiled roof.
The sale offers a purchaser the opportunity to create their own Country Estate in superb setting in a delightful part of North Worcestershire offering spectacular views and scenery with benefit of the mixture of pasture and woodland.LocationThe farm is situated approximately 3 miles north of Kidderminster and 10 miles southeast of Bridgnorth, 4 miles from Kinver on the Staffordshire border.Route To The PropertyTake the Bridgnorth Road from Kidderminster A452, after 2 miles take the first right signposted Wolverley B4189 and after 0.25 mile turn left signed Kinver, then after 0.5 mile turn left immediately before the turn to Bodenham Arboretum. The farmhouse is at the end of the lane.The FarmhouseThe farmhouse was last occupied in 2008 and offers enormous potential for a sympathetic refurbishment and development to incorporate the farm building to provide spacious accommodation in a most attractive setting.
The accommodation is set out as follows:
Rear Door (which is used as principle means of access) leads to:-Rear Kitchen/Utility3.51m(11\'6\'\') x 5.23m(17\'2\'\') max into recessWith feature brick surround fireplace with former bread oven, enamelled sink unit, quarry tiled floor, exposed ceiling beam with meat hooks.Shower Room1.60m(5\'3\'\') x 2.21m(7\'3\'\')Low level WC, wash hand basin with Heatrae Sadia Handy water heater and tiled splashback, shower cubicle with Triton T80si shower and tiled walls, quarry tiled floor.Dairy/Pantry1.83m(6\'0\'\') x 2.72m(8\'11\'\')Quarry tiled floor, brick arched setlass.Kitchen4.88m(16\'0\'\') max x 5.46m(17\'11\'\')Feature inglenook fireplace with high level timber mantle, oil fired Rayburn Supreme (heats hot water and radiators), Armitage Shanks porcelain sink with single drainer, range of brick framed base units with wooden doors and worktops over, quarry tiled floor, exposed ceiling beams with meat hooks.Dining Room/Office5.16m(16\'11\'\') x 2.72m(8\'11\'\')Exposed ceiling timbers and small built-in cupboard.Inner HallWith small under stairs cupboard (stairs leading to first floor).Front Hall/Lobby1.93m(6\'4\'\') x 2.82m(9\'3\'\')Sitting Room5.13m(16\'10\'\') max x 3.66m(12\'0\'\')Tile hearth and backdrop with traditional styled side cupboards with shelves over, windows to front elevation with window seats and internal former wooden shutters.CellarStairs lead from the inner hallway down to the cellar which comprises three rooms:
3.64m x 5.00m approx (11\'11 x 16\' 4)
2.78m x 4.02m approx (9\' 1 x 13\' 2)
2.75m x 2.26m approx (9\' x 7\'4)
STAIRS LEAD TO FIRST FLOOR
Galleried landingBedroom One3.66m(12\'0\'\') x 5.31m(17\'5\'\')Cast fire grate with ornate timber surround and mantle, windows to front elevation with window seats.Bedroom Two3.66m(12\'0\'\') x 5.49m(18\'0\'\')Storage cupboard housing hot water cylinder, internal storage cupboard and windows to front and rear elevations.Bedroom Three2.82m(9\'3\'\') x 4.78m(15\'8\'\')Range of built-in cupboards with shelving, exposed ceiling timber.Bathroom2.08m(6\'10\'\') x 2.79m(9\'2\'\')Wash hand basin, panelled bath, low level WC, exposed wooden floorboards.
A SECOND SET OF STAIRS LEAD FROM THE KITCHEN ALSO TO THE FIRST FLOORStorage Area3.00m(9\'10\'\') x 1.88m(6\'2\'\')Leading on toBedroom Four3.48m(11\'5\'\') x 5.18m(17\'0\'\')Exposed wall timbers. (Note - connecting door through into Bedroom Two).OutsideThe house is situated with front, side and rear garden areas laid predominantly to lawn with mature shrubs and trees interspersed throughout. A front sandstone path leads around the house and there is also a rear brick courtyard area. A small brick and tile Lean-to housing an oil tank adjoins the house. To the west side of the house is a courtyard area that is used for parking and storage which leads on to the brick built buildings.Council TaxThe property is in Council Tax Band FServicesHorsley Hills Farm has the benefit of a single-phase mains electricity supply (separate meters for the farm buildings and the house). The property is served by a private water supply which is understood to rise from a spring within the land area to a 12,000 gallon holding tank. This supply serves both Horsley Hills Farm and the neighbouring property. Horsley Hills farmhouse has, within the cellar, a water softener and a UV filter system. Drainage is to a private septic tank system. The property has a British Telecom line connected subject to the normal Regulations.Farm BuildingsA range of brick built with predominantly tiled roof (part tin) traditional farm buildings in an L shape dating back to 1772 and comprising in brief:
Garages 6m x 5.72m approx (19\'8 x 18\'9)
Stable 4.46m x 4.29m approx (14\'7 x 14\')
Stable 4.42m x 10.19m (14\'6 x 33\'5)
Two Storey Barn 4.55m x 15.3m approx (14\'11 x 50\'2) with loft over.Planning ConsentDetailed planning permission has been granted by Wyre Forest District Council for refurbishment and extensions to the farm house and development of the brick building for further residential accommodation. Plan available for inspection at agents Kidderminster office.Farm BuildingsA further range of farm buildings comprise:
Four Bay Double Pitch, Steel Framed Dutch Barn 18.25m x 13.6m approx (59\'10 x 44\'7) with adjoining steel framed
Four Bay Lean-to 6.26m x 18.25m (20\'6 x 59\'10) and further
Steel Framed Lean-to Stock Yard 18.25m x 6.26m (59\'10 x 20\'6) split into cattle pen and loose box with enclosed concrete walls and Yorkshire Boarding over.
Brick and Tin Stock Pen 4.43m x 3.69m (14\'6 x 12\'1)
Timber Pole Storage Barn with corrugated iron room, part concrete block walls 4.42m x 21.5m approx (14\'6 x 70\'6)
Concrete Sheep Yard with brick surround walls and sheep handling facilities.Description - LandThe land area that forms Horseley Hills Farm comprises of approximately 100 acres of pasture land which is undulating in nature and ranges in type from clay based soils down through to very shallow sand over sandstone base. The farmed areas are currently all down to pasture. The farm has the benefit of several natural, small streams and an overgrown pool. The land varies in height from approximately 60 to 150 metres above sea level.
The woodland area comprises a mix of main blocks and several small parcels of woodland interspersed throughout the farm as shown on the plan attached. The total area of woodland is over 60 acres. The woodland areas are undulating through to steep in parts in nature. This woodland area in the past has largely been commercially managed and it is understood that there is still in place an active felling licence to cover thinnings until September 2008. The woodland area includes a mixture of mixed broadleaf, mixed conifer, oak, hybrid larch, sweet chestnut and douglas fir compartments with plantings from the turn of the Twentieth Century, 1940\'s, 1960\'s through to the mid 1990\'s.TenureFreehold with Vacant Possession upon Completion.
ViewingStrictly by appointment through the Agent\'s Office: Halls, Gavel House, 137 Franche Road, Kidderminster, Worcestershire DY11 5AP Telephone 01562 820880.Method Of SaleOffers invited for Lot 1 to 6 of any combination of lots to be sent in writing to the vendors agents stating:
1. Full names and address
2. Name of solicitor acting with name and address of firm.
3. Source of funding
4.Offer for lots 1 to 6 or any combination.
SportingAll sporting rights will pass with the property.Fixtures And FittingsOnly those items described in these sale particulars are included in the sale.Local AuthoritiesWyre Forest District Council, Duke House, Clensmore Street, Kidderminster, Worcestershire DY10 2JX. Telephone 01562 732506.
Worcestershire County Council, County Hall, Spetchley, Worcester. Tel 01905 763763. DEFRA Helpline 08459 335577.
Severn Trent Water, 2297 Coventry Road, Sheldon, Birmingham B26 3PU. Telephone 0121 722 4000.PlanningHorsley Hills Farmhouse and the traditional farm buildings are understood to be Grade II Listed. Planning for conversion on barn Sept 06 and planning consent Jan 2010 for extension of farmhouse, carport etc., no. 09/0770/FULL and 09/0778/LISTRights Of WayThe property is sold subject to a public foot path along southern boundaries of the most northerly field.
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all wayleaves, easements and rights of way whether mentioned in these particulars or not.
The property is subject to a full vehicular right of way to the neighbouring property known as Orchard Cottage (formerley Belleview) along the track to the front of the house. Horseley Hills farm benefits from a right of way for the passage of agricultural purposes over adjoining driveway marked brown on the plan.Boundaries, Access RoadsAND FENCES
The ownership of boundary fences, new fencecing and hedges will be identified by a T mark on the contract plan. The purchaser will be deemed to have full knowledge of the boundaries and neither the agents nor the vendor\'s solicitors will be responsible for defining any of the boundaries.Lot OneColoured red on plan.
Farmhouse, Farm Building, pasture land and small area of woodland in 39.5 acres (est)
Guide Price £575,000
Lot TwoColoured blue on plan.
Pasture and woodland in all 37.24 acres (est).
Guide Price £165,000Lot ThreeColoured green on plan.
Pasture field 12.74 acres (est)
Guide Price £65,000Lot FourColoured yellow on plan.
Pasture field 8.58 acres (est)
Guide Price £50,000
Lot FiveColoured pink on plan.
Pasture 14.93 acres (est)
Guide Price £75,000Lot SixColoured pale green on plan.
Woodland 49.90 acres (est)
Guide Price £170,000ServicesMains electricity, private water and drainage to lot 1IMPORTANT NOTICE
Halls Holdings Ltd and any joint agents for themselves, and for the Vendor of the property whose Agents they are, give notice that: (i) These particulars are produced in good faith, are set out as a general guide only and do not constitute any part of a contract (ii) No person in the employment of or any agent of or consultant to Halls has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property (iii) Measurements, areas and distances are approximate, Floor plans and photographs are for guidance purposes only (photographs are taken with a wide angled / zoom lenses) and dimensions shapes and precise locations may differ (iv) It must not be assumed that the property has all the required planning or building regulation consents.
Halls Holdings Ltd. Welshbridge, 1 Frankwell, Shrewsbury, SY3 8LA. Registered in England 06597073.