Alberbury

Shrewsbury, SY5 9AN
£2,200,000   Guide price (£2,200,000 )

Description

An exceptional commercial 250 cow dairy unit, in all about 242 acres.

Location

The farm is situated in a lovely rural situation on the Shropshire/Powys borders, enjoying extensive views onto the Bwlfi Hills whilst being easily accessible to both Shrewsbury and Welshpool via the B458. Nearby motorway network and rail links provide direct routes to all major towns and cities.
The county town of Shrewsbury offers good shopping and leisure facilities. There are vibrant cattle markets at Shrewsbury, Welshpool and Oswestry.

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Further Information

Pecknall Farm is an exceptional dairy and stock farm situated on the Powys/Shropshire borders.

The farm belongs to All Souls College Oxford and has been let on a Farm Business Tenancy to the current tenants, who are vacating in March 2017.

Pecknall Farmhouse is a most attractive 5-bedroom period farmhouse dating from about 1850.

There is a most extensive range of commercial farm buildings extending to approximately 54,000 sq ft providing both cubicle storage for 214 with a further 116 spaces for loose housing. The parlour is a 11/22 herringbone parlour. The silage clamp holds approximately 1400 tonnes of silage.

The land is ideally suited to high quality grass production subdivided by a public road with an excellent central cattle walkway. In addition there are approximately 29 acres of managed traditional woodland.

Pecknall Farmhouse
Pecknall Farmhouse is a most attractive traditional working farmhouse set conveniently to the buildings but yet sufficiently distant.

The farmhouse is well laid out on 2 floors with a further attic floor. On the ground floor the back hall leads to the back kitchen with electric cooker (T), kitchen units and a breakfast area. Back kitchen.
There are 2 principal reception rooms, with a further utility room and boot room.
On the first floor are 5 bedrooms and a bathroom.
There is also a cellar.
On the top floor are 2 attic bedrooms.

Stone Cottage
Stone Cottage is a most attractive stone built cottage set separately in a large garden.

It comprises lobby, kitchen, sitting room with wood burner, together with a further reception room currently used as a bedroom.
On the first floor are 3 bedrooms and a bathroom.

Farming System

The farm has been run by the outgoing tenants as a flying herd with up to 450 head.

Over the years it has traditionally been run as a stand alone unit for 250 cows.

The farm buildings are extensive, comprising both general purpose portal frame buildings and other older Dutch barn type constructions.

The parlour is a 11/22 herringbone parlour with 18 tonnes of storage above the parlour.

The buildings provide both suitable housing for 214 and further loose housing for 116.

The silage clamp has a capacity of approximately 1400 tonnes.

The existing tenant has a milk contract with Muller Wiseman, although it is not known whether this would be capable of being passed over to an incoming Purchaser.

Farmland

The farmland extends to about 207 acres and is ideally suited to good quality grassland, being principally of a medium bodied nature.

The farm is within a ring fence with a central public road, Pecknall Lane, dividing the farm into 2 parts. There is an excellent central cattle walkway to the centre of the main block (Lot 2).

There is both mains and borehole water to the entire holding.
Woodland

Pecknall Coppice extends to about 29 acres and is a mixture of managed traditional hardwood and softwoods.

General Remarks and Stipulations

Viewings
Strictly by appointment with the agents. Prior to making an appointment to view we strongly recommend that you discuss any particular points which are likely to affect your interest in the property with a member of Savills staff who has seen the property in order that you do not make a wasted journey.

Property Information Pack
A Property Information Pack will be available from the Vendor's agents.

Tenure and Method of Sale
The farm is currently held in a farm bussiness tenancy, expiring on 24th March 2017, with vacant possession available from that date. It should be noted that there will be a Holdover on the farm buildings and land within Lot 1 until the end of April 2017.
Further details are available from the agents

*Please note that some of the buildings belong to the outgoing tenants. The Vendor is intending to purchase them from the tenants and that they will be included in the sale. These are marked with a T.

Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)
The current entitlements are held by the tenant who has indicated he would be willing to transfer them to the purchaser by seperate negotitation.
Holding Number: 52/161/19

TUPE
It is understood that there will be no employees passed over under the terms of the Transfer of Undertaking (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006.

Mineral Rights
The mineral rights will be retained by the Vendors.

Sporting Rights
The sporting rights are included in the sale.

Services
There is both mains and borehole water connected to the farm. There is a borehole situated in Lot 1. There is water supplied to the fields, except lots 5 and 6.

Boundaries, Areas, Schedules and Disputes
The boundaries are based on Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. The Purchaser(s) will be deemed to have full knowledge of the boundaries and any error or mistake shall not annul the sale or entitle any party for compensation in respect thereof. Should any dispute arise as to the boundaries or any points arise on the general remarks and stipulations, particulars, schedules, plans or the interpretation of any of them, such questions shall be referred by the selling agents whose position acting as experts shall be final.

Special Conditions
It should be noted that the Cricket Club is being retained by the Vendor. A right of way, for all purposes, will be reserved across the land shown hatched grey including the right to upgrade and lay services. The Vendor or Cricket Club will contribute to the costs of maintenance.

The cricket ground is let to the Alberbury Cricket Club until 31 January 2025.

Town & Country Planning
The property is offered subject to any development plans, Tree Preservation Orders, Town Planning schedules or resolutions which may or may not come into force. The Purchaser(s) will be deemed to have full knowledge and satisfy themselves as to the provisions of any such matters affecting the property.

Development Overage – Lot 3
An overage payment of 30% for 25 years, in the event that the property is used for anything other than a single dwelling.

VAT
Any guide prices quoted or discussed are exclusive of VAT. In the event that the sale of the property or part thereof or any right to becomes a chargeable supply for the purpose of VAT, such tax will be payable in addition.

Health & Safety
Given the potential hazards of a working farm, we would ask you to be as vigilant as possible when visiting the farm for your own personal safety, in particular around the farm buildings.

Easements, Wayleaves and Public Rights of Way
The farm is sold subject to all electricity easements, public footpaths and existing rights of way and all other easements, whether referred to or otherwise.

Fixtures and Fittings
Fixtures, fittings and garden statuary, electrical appliances which are not mentioned in these sale particulars, are specifically excluded from the sale. There will be items within the farmhouse and Stone cottage belonging to the tenants. A separate schedule of these items will be available on request.

Local Authority
Powys County

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Contact Property Agent

Tony Morris-Eyton

Savills Telford

Hall Court

Telford

Telford

TF3 4NF

+44 (0) 1952 239 500