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Edgeley Farm, Edgeley, Whitchurch

Reference 
10599B
Guide Price
£1,700,000
For Sale
Property Description 

The possibilities at Edgeley Farm are almost endless and high levels of interest are expected.

  • Handsome five bedroom period farmhouse with original features
  • Traditional brick buildings with planning consent for residential
  • Range of versatile modern farm buildings
  • 112 Acres (45.33 Ha) in all
  • Mature gardens with feature pond
  • Far-reaching views over open farmland
  • Huge potential for diversification including equestrian

The Location
Edgeley Farm is found within close proximity of the charming market town of Whitchurch. This small town has enjoyed a revival in recent years and the high street is now home to a wide range of independent shops as well as national chains including four supermarkets. The town boasts private and state schools catering for all ages and the surrounding area is well-served with independent schools.

To the north is the delightful town of Nantwich which has numerous boutique-style shops and a comprehensive range of facilities. Further amenities, including a thriving Livestock Market, can be found in Market Drayton.

The nearby towns of Shrewsbury, Chester and Crewe all offer a range services along with railway and motorway links to larger conurbations.  A number of international airports including Manchester and Birmingham can be found within 1.5 hours' drive.

This attractive area combines the best of both worlds offering the opportunity for a truly rural lifestyle whilst still being within close proximity to urban facilities. The area is well known for its excellent walking opportunities and the adjoining countryside is crisscrossed with a number of footpaths and bridlepaths.

The Farmhouse
Initially intended as an outreach farm, the farmstead originally had no farmhouse and was centred around the L shaped range of brick buildings which still stand in the yard and date back to 1879. The handsome period farmhouse is believed to have been added in the late 1880's and sits in an elevated position enjoying far-reaching views in all directions.  The Welsh Hills and South Shropshire Hills are clearly visible in the distance and Brown Moss, an adjacent nature reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest, is evident in the foreground. 

A sweeping gravelled area leads from the main drive to the front of the house allowing a striking first impression. The drive gives separate access directly to the farmyard ensuring a feeling of privacy for the farmhouse and separating farming activities from home life. From the front door an impressive hallway gives access to the main reception rooms which include a substantial dining room, a smaller snug currently utilised as a games room and the main sitting room with log-burning stove. In addition there is a cellar found below the games room and utility room.

The kitchen is found to the rear of the property, with window overlooking the yard, and is well-equipped with a comprehensive range of farmhouse-style units and an AGA. This striking property has a wealth of original features including coving and period fireplaces and the high ceilings ensure a light and airy feel.

To the first floor there are five bedrooms, the master having an en-suite shower room and the others serviced by a family bathroom. As is typical of a property of this age, a second servants' staircase leads to the rear bedrooms. 

The Farm
The farm benefits from a range of traditional brick farm buildings and whilst these clearly have potential for continued agricultural use or for adaption for equestrian use, they have the benefit of full residential planning permission.  Consent was granted in August 2019 (Ref: 19/01204/FUL) for creation of three residential dwellings and accompanying open fronted garages. Further information relating to this planning permission can be obtained from the Agents.

The traditional brick buildings are adjacent to the farmhouse, formed around a concrete yard. The remaining buildings are of more modern construction and have been utilised when the farm was in dairy production and, subsequently, for calf  rearing. The buildings offer huge potential for diversification; for equestrian stabling and indoor manège, for residential use or for light industrial use including office and storage space, subject to any necessary planning consent.

The Land
The farm sits centrally to the land and is situated in a ring-fenced block. Access to the land is gained predominantly from the farmyard but there is access from Edgeley Lane and also direct access from the A41/49 Whitchurch Bypass at the Heath Road roundabout. The land is predominantly permanent pasture with the two fields to the east of the house being classified as temporary grass. The soil is classified as Wick 1 which is a deep, well-drained, coarse, loamy and sandy soil ideal for cereals and horticultural crops as well as grass.

A private borehole water supply is connected to the majority of the fields and therefore the land is not only ideal for mowing but also for grazing of stock.

The Gardens
Mature gardens are found to three sides of the house. Predominantly laid to lawn they are bisected by a gravel drive and turning circle which gives access to the front of the property. To the side of the house, within an area well sheltered by the house and brick buildings, is a vegetable patch and orchard area. There is also a large ornamental pond with trees and shrubs surrounding it which screens the garden from the farmyard and gives a very pleasant approach to the house.

For more information contact Agents Barbers Rural on 01630 692500 or sales@barbers-rural.co.uk.