Low Meadows Farm, Wanes Blades Road, Hoscar, Ormskirk, Lancashire

£1,200,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
This is a rare opportunity to purchase a 162 acre farm with 147 acres of productive grassland together with a range of agricultural buildings, one of which may have Class Q potential. There is also a detached 4 bed red brick farm house with agricultural tie, and fishing rights onto the River Douglas. The property is located in the village of Lathom, in the county of Lancashire. Low Meadows Farm is just 3 miles away from the well connected village of Burscough and 5 miles from the town of Ormskirk.

The land is encompassed within a ring fence and is excellently serviced in terms of accessibility by a range of internal track ways and also that of roadways leading from the public highway. It is all laid to grass and is excellently fenced for both sheep and cattle. Low Meadows Farm is currently used as a stock rearing farm, with 2 independent ranges of agricultural buildings, one of which has the 4 bed farmhouse close by. The land is located between the River Douglas to the Easterly boundary and the Whams Ditch to the Westerly boundary. Fishing Rights onto the River Douglas are included within the sale. The land is excellently serviced by a spine track along the Easterly boundary.

The farmhouse was constructed in the late 1980s by way of a Planning Consent for the construction of an agricultural workers' dwelling. Please note any prospective purchaser must fit the following criteria to be able to purchase the property: "The occupation of the dwelling should be limited to a person solely or mainly employed or last employed in the locality of agriculture as defined in section 290 (1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971 (or later acts) or in forestry or a dependent of such a person residing with him (but including widow or widower of such person)"

The farmhouse provides accommodation over two floors briefly comprising: front entrance, porch way, entrance, hallway, sitting room, kitchen/diner, side porch/utility room, formal dining room, study, boiler room and cloakroom, further side porch way leading to a covered car port and integral garage. To the first floor can be found 4 bedrooms and a family bathroom.

The property is set within a garden plot with a driveway providing access to the farm track. To the side of the property can be found a timber under pitched slate roof games room.

Range of Agricultural Buildings 1:

The buildings can be found to the North-East of the farmhouse and comprise of a large central steel portal frame building with double lean-to to the Westerly side and single lean-to to the Easterly side. This building provides excellent potential for alternative uses and as commercial storage/ light industrial use, subject to gaining the necessary consent. This building measures approximately 35.18 m x 38.34 m.

Range of Agricultural Buildings 2:

A second range of buildings lies to the North of the farm steading and comprises of a timber and steel portal frame building with side steel portal frame lean-to, utilised for general straw/hay storage. This building could have some planning potential, subject to gaining necessary planning consent. The main of the building measures approximately 42.62m x 9.64m with a lean to measuring 30.84m x 8.29m. Surrounding the building is a hard core yard.

General Remarks

Services: Metered mains water Electricity by way of Single Phase and 3 Phase supply. Drainage by way of septic tank. Heating to the farmhouse is electric.

Please note: Armitstead Barnett LLP have not tested any of the above services and purchasers should satisfy themselves as to their presence and working condition prior to exchange of contracts.

Entitlements: the property is registered for Basic Farm Payment and an application has been lodged for the 2018 Scheme year.

Rights of Access, Easements & Wayleaves: We are aware of a Right of Access along the farm track leading from Wanes Blade Road to Bleak Hall Motor Cross site. This is a full and encumbered Right of Access along the farm driveway past the farmhouse and buildings. Currently there is another access leading to the motor Cross site which is utilised by the users, however, we are aware that from time to time the owners of the site do utilise this. There is also a right of access along the farm track to service the land to the North of the farm. This right of access is strictly for the current vendors, and it will exist until 31st December 2021.

We are also aware of a footpath which crosses the land by the second range of agricultural buildings in an East-West access and also a secondary footpath which crosses the same parcel of land, towards the North.

We are also aware that the Environment Agency have a Right of Access through the land to maintain the River Douglas banking.

There is an Easement in place in favour of British Gas Transco for a 36" gas main which runs through the North-South access through the centre of land.

Sporting, Shooting & Mineral Rights: are held in hand.

Entry Level: The purchaser will be required to take to the existing Entry Level Stewardship Agreement which covers the entire farm and will also be responsible for the completion of the scheme, this runs till September 2021.

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