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    Properties£ 1,950,000
    A well-positioned and diversified residential farm with equestrian and commercial operations.• An attractive two storey (part Tudor) 5-bedroom farmhouse.• Well-presented two storey 3-bedroom barn conversion.• Well-presented two storey 3-bedroom barn conversion.• A range of farm buildings with consent for caravan and motorhome storage.• A highly successful 200-person capacity wedding venue.• About 54.33 acres (21.99 ha) of grazing and arable land in a ringfence.• In all about 60.84 acres (24.62 ha).For sale freehold as a whole by private treatyVacant possession available on completion (subject to existing tenancies and licences).IntroductionBilston Brook Farm is a highly diversified residential farm withsignificant non-agricultural income streams.The farmhouse and barn conversions provide extensiveresidential accommodation over 4,900 square feet with potentialfor further rental income.The Vendors have established several successful commercialoperations across the farm including a highly profitable caravanand motorhome storage business providing significant yearroundincome.Bilston Brook Wedding Barn was established in 2019 andpresents a really exceptional countryside venue for weddings andother private functions. Bookings have been agreed for 2021.The majority of grazing land is let for equestrian use on a DIYlivery basis providing further income. The arable land is in hand.The farm has been in the hands of the same family for over 50years. The sale represents a very rare opportunity to acquire ahighly successful well diversified residential farm in closeproximity to the Cathedral City of Lichfield in Staffordshire.SituationBilston Brook Farm is conveniently situated to the northwest ofLichfield. The principal access is provided directly off the A51Stafford Road along with a secondary agricultural access.Lichfield offers a comprehensive range of facilities and amenities,including shops, restaurants, schools, and leisure facilities.Transport links are excellent with the A38 (5 miles) providingaccess to Burton upon Trent, Derby City and the M1 Motorway.The M6 Motorway (5 miles) provides access to Birmingham Cityand north to Stoke on Trent. From Lichfield there are train services to London Euston from 1hours 10 minutes.There are a range of private and state schools in the localityincluding Lichfield Cathedral School, Denstone College, StaffordGrammar School, Foremarke Hall Preparatory School and ReptonSchool.Bilston Brook Farm FarmhouseThe part Tudor farmhouse is of traditional red brick constructionunder a tile roof, part rendered, and extends to about 2,516 sq.ft.(234 sq.m.). Accommodation is arranged over two floors.The ground floor comprises; entrance hall, farmhouse kitchenwith fitted floor and wall units with granite worktops, electricRangemaster cooker and a solid fuel Rayburn cooker. The familysitting room benefits from an attractive feature fireplace withwood burning stove and exposed beams. The additional snugprovides further flexible living accommodation.Adjoining the sitting room, but with external access, is the cellarroom which presents many original Tudor features. Adjoining thekitchen, but with external access only, is a small WC with lavatoryand wash hand basin.The first floor comprises; four well presented double bedroomsand one single bedroom currently utilised as a private office. Thefamily bathroom completes the first floor.The farmhouse benefits from an attractive low maintenancegarden and outdoor seating area to the rear. Parking is providedto the front of the property and within the internal garage / storearea.The property benefits from timber and UPVC double glazedwindows throughout and heating is provided by way of an oil-firedcentral heating system.Drainage is to a private system and mains electricity is connected.EPC rating: EThe Old Byre and Brookside BarnFormerly traditional red brick farm buildings, both properties weresympathetically converted around 1998 to create two impressiveresidential dwellings.The Old Byre provides accommodation over two floors extendingto about 1,128 sq.ft. (105 sq.m.). The ground floor comprises;entrance hall leading to the dining kitchen with fitted floor andwall units and electric Rangemaster cooker. A utility room andseparate WC are accessed from the kitchen. The sitting roombenefits from an attractive feature fireplace with wood burningstove. Adjoining the hallway is a double height integral party barnwhich has previously been utilised for private events. The areabenefits from a kitchenette area and could be integrated toprovide additional living space subject to the necessary consents.The first floor comprises; one single and two double bedroomswith Velux skylights. The family bathroom completes the firstfloor.Brookside Barn provides accommodation over two floorsextending to about 1,279 sq.ft. (119 sq.m.). The ground floorcomprises; entrance hall leading to dining kitchen with fitted floorand wall units. A utility room and separate WC are accessed fromthe dining kitchen. The sitting room benefits from a featurefireplace, exposed beams and under stair storage. A singlebedroom completes the ground floor.The first floor comprises; two double bedrooms with Veluxskylights and a family bathroom with double shower.The Old Byre and Brookside Barn benefit from double glazedwindows throughout and heating is provided by way of oil-firedcentral heating systems.Parking is provided to the front of both properties and there areprivate gardens to the rear with lawn, gravel and patio areas.Drainage is to a private system and mains electricity is connected.EPC ratings : The Old Byre: F / Brookside Barn: FThe Farm BuildingsThe farm buildings comprise an extensive range of steel portalframe and more traditional brick and timber-built buildings whichare predominantly utilised for caravan and motorhome storage.We understand planning consent was granted for the caravanstorage use in around 2000 with no specified limit on the numberof caravans permitted on site. There are currently about 150caravans and motorhomes in storage with potential to expandthis income stream. Please note that parties may not reside onsite within the stored caravans/ motorhomes.Storage spaces are let by way of individual licences. Furtherdetails are available from the sole selling agents.The farm buildings also include a workshop area.The FarmlandThe farm land comprises about 34.38 acres ( 13.92 ha) of gentlyundulating grazing land and 19.95 acres (8.07 ha) of arable land.The grazing land is split into individual paddocks with various infield shelters, barns and tack rooms and let to various parties on aDIY livery basis. The sand and rubber base ménage is utilised bythe existing licencees.The arable land has previously been let under short term farmbusiness tenancies and is now in hand.The farmland is classified as Grade 3 according to the NaturalEngland Regional Agricultural Land Classification Maps. The soilsare described as freely draining slightly acid loamy soils and aregenerally suited to spring and autumn sown crops or grassland.Adjacent to the farmhouse and overlooking the immediate ponypaddocks is the former pony party barn. The timber clad pole barnwith adjoining stabling, tack room and playroom was formerlyutilised for private functions and children's birthday parties.Services are connected.Bilston Brook Wedding BarnThe wedding barn provides an exceptional, well located venue forwedding parties. The vendors established the wedding barn in2019 and have enjoyed a significant level of demand through2020. Bookings and deposits have been taken for 2021 andfurther details are available from the sole selling agents.The venue benefits from a premises licence for alcohol sales.There is currently no licence for on-site ceremonies.The barn has been converted from a steel portal frame farmbuilding with additional lean-to and recent extensions to formWCs and a bridal suite. The ceremony hall can seat up to 100guests and the reception room with fitted bar area and dancefloorallows for maximum of 200 guests. An additional storeroomprovides ample space for furniture and associated storage.The barn benefits from mains water and electricity connections.Heating is provided by way of diesel fuelled heaters. Drainage is toa septic tank.Externally the barn is timber clad and benefits from a large gravelseating area to the front. Onsite dedicated parking for 50+vehicles is provided with additional overflow area when required.The vendors have operated the venue in hand. In addition to thevenue hire the vendors have offered separate hire of tables, chairsand other associated furniture and furnishings.3D Tour: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=nAx5exTuioeWebsite: www.bilstonbrookweddingbarn.co.ukParticulars and photographs produced: September 2020Method of SaleThe property is offered for sale as a whole by private treaty.Ingoing crop valuation/holdoverIf appropriate, the purchaser(s) shall be required to take and payfor any growing crops, including enhancement, seed, fertiliser,sprays and lime, plus tillage in accordance with the CAAVcostings guide, in addition to the price offered for the property.Contractors' rates will be charged where applicable. Thevaluation is to be made by Fisher German LLP as agents actingfor the vendor and valuers appointed by the purchaser(s). Iftimescales dictate otherwise, then a right of holdover may berequired.Basic Payment Scheme and Environmental StewardshipThe land is registered on the Rural Land Register and thevendors have claimed payments under the Basic PaymentScheme.Where entitlements are transferred, then payment for the currentscheme year will be retained by the vendors and the purchaser/swill indemnify the vendors against any breech of crosscompliance.The property is not entered into any environmental stewardshipschemes.Mineral, Sporting and Timber RightsAs far as they are owned, the mineral, sporting and timber rightsare included in the freehold sale.Rights of way, wayleaves and easementsThe property will be sold subject to and with the benefit of allrights of way, wayleaves and easements, whether mentioned inthese particulars or not.OverageThe property will be sold subject to an uplift provision which willspecify that 25% of any increase in value due to development (asdefined in Section 55 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990) willbe payable to the Vendors or their successors in title should suchdevelopment occur within 30 years from the date of completion. Theuplift will be payable upon implementation or on sale with the benefitof a planning consent but shall not be triggered by any developmentfor agricultural and/ or equestrian purposes.Tenure and possessionThe property is offered freehold with vacant possession available uponcompletion subject to all existing leases, licences and tenancyagreements.The arable land is offered with vacant possession.The grazing land is let under various livery and licence agreements.The farm buildings are let under a number of licences.Further details are available from the sole selling agents.ServicesMains water and electricity are connected to the property. Heating tothe residential properties is by way of oil-fired central heating systems.Drainage for the residential elements is to a private system. None ofthe services have been tested by the selling agents.VATAny guide price quoted or discussed is exclusive of VAT. In the eventthat a sale of the property or any part thereof or any right to it becomesa chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT, such tax will be payablein addition to the sale price.Local authorityLichfield District Council, District Council House, Frog Lane,Lichfield, Staffs, WS13 6YYTel: - Click here to reveal phone number - ixtures and fittingsAll fixtures and fittings whether mentioned or not in theseparticulars are excluded from the sale but may be available byseparate negotiation.Plans, photographs and measurementsThe plans, photographs and measurements within the salesparticulars are provided for identification purposes only and donot form part of the sale contract and the purchaser(s) shall bedeemed to have fully satisfied themselves as to thedescription of the property and neither the vendor nor thevendors agents will be responsible for defining the boundariesor the ownership thereof.SolicitorsPickerings SolicitorsEtchell House, Etchell Court, Bonehill Road, Tamworth,Staffordshire, B78 3HQFAO Mr H DhattCovid 19All viewings, inspections and meetings will be subject to strictprotocol in order to adhere to COVID-19 rules andrecommendations as set-out by the UK Government.ViewingsAll viewings are strictly by appointment throughFisher German LLP.Telephone: - Click here to reveal phone number - Email: - Click to contact - Please note: Fisher German LLP and its Joint Agents givenotice that: 1. They have no authority to make or give anyrepresentation or warranty on any property whether on theirown behalf or on behalf of their clients or otherwise. 2.They do not owe any duty of care to you and assume noresponsibility for any statements, representations,warranties or otherwise made in the particulars and youshould not rely on those in the particulars. 3. Theparticulars are produced in good faith are set out as ageneral guide only and do not constitute or form an offer ora contract or part thereof. 4. Any photographs,descriptions, plans, measurements, distances and anyother details in the particulars are approximate estimatesonly taken as the property appeared at the time and shouldnot be relied upon as factually accurate. 5. Fisher Germanassumes prospective purchasers/tenants have carried outinspections to satisfy themselves that the information inthe particulars is correct....Read full description

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