A first class Dairy Farm with exceptional buildings
CLOSING DATE FOR OFFERS - 12 NOON ON 17TH JUNE 2021 - PLEASE CONTACT SAVILLS FOR OFFER FORMS
Sewborwens farm lies to the west of Penrith and is a highly regarded dairy unit. The Farm has benefitted from considerable investment in recent years to create what is now a first class 300 cow dairy unit with potential for expansion. The farm totals approximately 529 acres (214 hectares) of which 261 acres around the dairy buildings lies to the west of Newton Road offered for sale as Lot 1, with the remaining 268 acres lying to the east of the road offered for sale as Lots 2 and 3. Lot 3 is strategically well located and may have potential for future development.
The buildings provide state of the art facilities including the modern dairy and cubicle housing which was opened in March 2014, providing excellent year round accommodation for the dairy herd and dry cow unit including a 30:30QS Parallel Parlour with low lying milking equipment, Augermaster II feeders, Parlour Monitor together with a Fullwood SG 3 way segregation gate and a Fullwood WS walkover way system. The unit was designed to maximise animal health and welfare, water management and efficiency of operation. The herd is housed all year round and currently includes 264 pedigree holsteins yielding an average of 10,980 litres together with 183 followers. The Grade 3 farmland is versatile and high yielding over 300 acres of arable or ploughable grass. Cropping includes maize, winter wheat and grass leys in addition to the permanent grassland. Four cuts of silage are normally taken each season. There is a substantial principal farmhouse currently occupied as farmhouse and adjoining annex with a total of seven bedrooms. For those seeking additional accommodation Cow Pasture Cottages are a pair of semi-detached two bed cottages lying within Lot 2.
Sewborwens Farmhouse and Annexe - A substantial two storey property of rendered stone construction under a slate roof with a date stone on the front door lintel of 1842. The house which could be occupied as a single dwelling extends to 2880 sq ft and is currently occupied as a three bed farmhouse with well-presented family accommodation together with an adjoining three bedroom annex plus adjoining workshops and stores.
No. 1 and 2 Cow Pasture Cottages - A pair of cottages situated on the western edge of Lot 2. The cottages are of traditional stone construction under a grey slate roof. Each cottage has a kitchen, sitting room, bathroom and utility room on the ground floor together with two first floor bedrooms and have gross internal areas of 932 sq ft and 935 sq ft respectively. Photographs and floorplans are available upon request.
Farm Buildings - The state of the art modern dairy complex opened in 2014 is what really sets this farm apart. The original dairy situated in the courtyard of buildings to the rear of the farm house now provides calf housing, meeting room and general livestock housing with the cubicle house now providing the dry cow accommodation beyond which are the triple span covered silage clamps. The new dairy parlour and cubicle housing together with offices and viewing gallery are located in the two new buildings specifically designed to maximise animal welfare, waste management and production efficiency. The unit is designed for approximately 300 milking cows and the acreage would support a larger commercial unit which could be accommodated where the dry cow unit is. The main buildings are numbered on the attached plan and summarised below.
The Land - The land effectively lies within a ring fence bordered by the M6 to the east and Greystoke Road to the west and Newton Road through the middle. This provides excellent road frontage to much of the land and flexibility with regard to lotting and land use. The land itself is generally fairly level or gently undulating and lies approximately 170m above sea level. The land is classified as Grade 3 on the Agricultural Land Classification Map with soils of the Clifton series described as fine and coarse loamy scores suitable for cereals and grassland.
Lot 1 which extends to approximately 261 acres (105.50 ha) includes over 170 acres of arable or ploughable grass together with permanent grassland.
Lot 2 which extends to a further 201 acres (81.29 ha) includes just short of 100 acres of arable or ploughable grass.
Lot 3 extending to 67 acres (27.27 ha) includes almost 13 acres of arable or ploughable grass.
The cropping schedule is attached but typically around 65 acres of maize are grown annually together with a smaller area of winter wheat. There are two areas of short rotation coppice willow in lots set 2 and 3 together with well-established woodland blocks adding to the sporting and amenity interest.
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