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Santley Farm, Minsterley, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5

Price £1,700,000

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Overview

Farm for sale in Santley Farm, Minsterley, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5

Key Features:

  • For Sale by Informal Tender
  • 260 acres available in 4 lots
  • Santley Farm is a substantial stock rearing & finishing farm with potential for diversification including sporting forestry and light industrial subject to necessary permissions
  • LOT 1 – Substantial 5 Bedroom Farmhouse with woodland & pastureland extending in total 9.16 acres/3.740ha: Guide Price - £500,000
  • LOT 2 – Pastureland & Woodland suitable for grazing, planting & sporting with renewables potential & a useful range of Farm Buildings extending to 100.61 acres/40.71ha: Guide Price - £...
  • LOT 3 – a low lying productive Block of Pastureland suitable for fodder conservation & grazing with substantial range of Modern Farm Buildings, which may be suitable for alternative use subj...
  • LOT 4 – block of Grazing Pastureland & Upland Grazing suitable for livestock for potential for planting and renewables use extending to 93.32 acres/37.76ha: Guide Price - £400,000
  • OFFERS TO BE SUBMITTED BY 12 NOON ON THURSDAY 22ND JULY 2021

260 Acres available in 4 Lots or as a whole. For Sale by Informal Tender: Santley Farm is a substantial stock rearing & finishing farm with potential for diversification including sporting forestry & light industrial subject to necessary permissions.   
LOT 1 – Substantial 5 Bedroom Farmhouse with woodland & pastureland extending in total 9.16 acres/3.740ha: Guide Price - £500,000.
LOT 2 – Pastureland & Woodland suitable for grazing, planting & sporting with renewables potential & a useful range of Farm Buildings extending to 100.61 acres/40.71ha: Guide Price - £400,000;
LOT 3 – Low lying productive Block of Pastureland suitable for fodder conservation & grazing with substantial range of Modern Farm Buildings, which may be suitable for alternative use subject to necessary consents extending in total to 57.95 acres/23.30.ha: Guide Price - £400,000.   
LOT 4 – Block of Grazing Pastureland & Upland Grazing suitable for livestock for potential for planting and renewables use extending to 93.32 acres/37.76ha: Guide Price - £400,000.
OFFERS TO BE SUBMITTED BY 12 NOON ON THURSDAY 22ND JULY 2021. Agr


This is a substantial stock rearing and finishing farm with potential for diversification situated in an enviable position with views towards the Stiperstones and The Devil's Chair.   
Santley farmhouse is situated in the north western edge of the Shropshire Hills area of outstanding beauty and it lies in a quiet valley. Santley farmhouse is Lot 1 and is located on the edge of the farmland close to Nick Knolls Barn Farmhouse, which is in separate ownership, and has parking and a turning area and garden areas with an attractive agricultural pastureland to the front., in total Lot 1 extends to 9.166 acres (3.70 ha)
Lots 2, 3 & 4 comprise areas of sound commercial agricultural pastureland and areas of traditional broadleaf woodland which provide amenity and sporting opportunities for the purchasers.
Lot 2 & 4 comprise areas of more upland grazing which would give opportunities for the purchasers to introduce a sympathetic scheme of woodland planting to increase income and diversity to the agricultural property and they may wish to extend that further within these lots to meet their sporting amenity and investment purposes.
Lot 3 comprises areas of more substantial and intensive pastureland suitable for fodder, conservation and grazing purposes together with commercial agricultural buildings which run well with the land or else would provide storage opportunities and alternative business uses, subject to necessary consents.
In total the sale of the property in four lots gives the potential purchasers the opportunity to offer on all or part to meet their requirements.

FARMHOUSE – Lot 1 : Guide Price: £500,000
Santley Farmhouse is built in a traditional Devon Longhouse style and was probably constructed by Devon miners during the mining phase in the locality and provide substantial accommodation which is well maintained and has attractive outlooks over the adjacent land.
The accommodation which provides a number of rooms for family living with 5 Bedrooms is surrounded by garden grounds with parking and turning area.
Together with the substantial farmhouse is an area of amenity pastureland suitable for grazing of livestock or equestrian purposes and this lies immediately in front of the house and extends to 9.166 acres (3.70 ha).

LOT 2 – GUIDE PRICE: £400,000
Substantial block of pastureland which is accessed from the minor council maintained road leading to Santley Farm and could also be accessed via newly constructed road through the farmyard. The land comprises mainly pastureland which is sloping and flatter in nature in parts with areas of traditional broadleaf woodland providing a variety of options for purchasers.   The land would provide some exciting sporting opportunities together with the ability subject to permission for additional planting or could be grazed with livestock providing income. The is a substantial range of building including with Lot 2 and these comprises:
5-Bay Dutch Barn under cement fibre sheeted roof with side lean-to's 75ft x 70ft overall, approximately.   
Side Lead-to of cement fibre sheeted roof with steel portal frame and concrete block base walls with feed passage and loose cattle housing.
The land extends to 100.61 acres (40.715 Ha)

LOT 3 – GUIDE PRICE £400,000
Comprises a substantial commercial area of lowland pastureland set out in a number of well shaped blocks with small areas of amenity woodland. The ground is useful and suitable for intensive grazing and fodder conservation.   
The land is also served by a number of well constructed farm buildings which are suitable for livestock housing or may be suitable for alternative uses such as storage and light industrial uses, subject to the necessary permissions.   
In all the total area extends to 57.59 acres (23.306 ha).

7-Bay Steel Portal Frame General Purpose & Cattle Loose Housing Building 105ft x 75ft overall, approximately, constructed of steel portal frame, cement fibre sheeted roof, formerly cubicle building and calf creep, areas now used for general cattle loose housing and storage.
Exterior mass concrete walled newer storage area with cattle handling and feeding area.
5-Bay Steel Portal Frame General Purpose Building 75ft x 55ft overall, approximately, constructed of steel portal frame under cement fibre sheeted roof, mass concrete base walls, currently used for cattle loose housing with central feed passage and feed barriers

LOT 4: GUIDE PRICE: £400,000
Access road via a hardcore roadway from the farmstead.   Lot 4 is an area of commercial lowland pastureland suitable for intensive grazing with livestock and a further block of upland pasture.   The land in total comprises of a block of commercial agricultural pastureland which has the option to be used for alternative purposes and these may be planting with woodland in part to increase amenity and diversity in the holding or to create additional income via the commercial planting of the land for forestry purposes or sporting purposes.   
In total Lot 4 extends to 93.32 acres (37.766 ha).

INVESTMENT POTENTIAL
Santley Farm is currently let by the Selling Agents on behalf of the vendors on an annual grazing licence agreement and the owners claim for basic payment scheme payments and are entering into a Stewardship Scheme.
The current income created by the claims for BPS and grazing are in excess of £35,000 per annum.         
There is also the potential to increase this income if the property is entered into a mid tiered Stewardship Scheme of around £6,000-£8,000 per annum.
Consequently the purchaser of the farm as a whole would provide parties with a substantial annual income on the current basis of claims and lettings together with comfortable family accommodation in an attractive countryside position.

SERVICES
Farmhouse & buildings are served by private water supply from Lot 4 which also serves the adjacent property at Shelfield Farm.   An agreement will be reached between the parties for the maintenance of the supply between the Lots.
Electricity supply serves Lot 1 from that the farm buildings in Lot 2 & Lot 3.
The purchasers of Lot 3 will have six months from the date of completion to make their own arrangements for supply if they so require.

COUNCIL TAX
Farmhouse: Band 'D' (online enquiry)

TENURE
Freehold with vacant possession on completion which has been set for 26th August 2021 or earlier by arrangement

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