Bentley Hall Farm, Coal Aston, Dronfield, Derbyshire, S18 3BF | Property for sale | Savills
54.86 Ac(22.20 Ha)
Guide price £750,000(€855,158)

Bentley Hall FarmCoal Aston, Dronfield, Derbyshire, S18 3BF

  • Sale Agreed
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Farm let on an Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 Tenancy
  • Three bedroom detached farmhouse
  • Farm buildings with development potential
  • Productive arable land
  • Attractive amenity woodland
  • Current rent £7500
  • In all about 55 acres

Strategically well situated investment farm.

About this property

  • Bentley Hall Farm lies in attractive, unspoilt open countryside yet strategically well placed close to the urban fringe. The farm lies in a ringfence to the south side of the B6036 on the eastern edge of Dronfield and Coal Aston. The farm lies between Sheffield and Chesterfield.

    Bentley Hall is a small farm extending to approximately 55 acres lying within a ring fence with an excellent frontage onto the council highway. The homestead is well set back from the road and includes an attractive 3 bedroom detached farmhouse together with a range of traditional and more modern farm buildings, which may offer development potential subject to obtaining planning consent. The farmland is mainly under arable rotation including soils of the Bardsey and Rivington 1 series together with some permanent pasture. There is well established attractive broadleaf woodland forming a protective shelter belt along the western boundary of the farm.

    The sale offers a rare opportunity to acquire a well situated and attractive small farm offering potential for future capital growth.

    Tenure & Income
    The farm is let on a secure Agricultural Tenancy Agreement granted in 1958 and regulated by the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986. The tenant is a first successor and the current rent passing is £7,500 per annum.

    The main terms of the tenancy include reservations of timber, mines, minerals and game to the landlord who also benefits from a resumption clause providing opportunity under certain
    circumstances for the landlord to regain possession following grant of planning consent for non-farming use. The tenant is not permitted to assign the tenancy nor sublet without the landlord's consent. The tenant is responsible for most repairs with the main exceptions being main walls, exterior walls, eaves, floors, doors, windows, gutters and downpipes which are the responsibility of the landlord subject to being able to reclaim 50% of the cost from the tenant for replacement of floors, doors, windows, gutters and downpipes.

    A brick built detached farmhouse with part rendered walls under a slate roof. The accommodation is as shown on the floorplan attached which includes a kitchen, dining room, sitting room and further reception room on the ground floor, three bedrooms and two bathrooms on the first floor. Farm buildings are situated mainly to the west of the farmhouse including a number of ranges of traditional brick built buildings lying nicely away from each other and offering potential for conversion subject to obtaining necessary planning consents. The more modern farm building ranges have generally been added to the traditional buildings as extensions and are used to service the tenant's beef enterprise. Whilst some of the buildings are in a poor state of condition they provide a valuable footprint and incorporate some attractive features with stone arches and lintels. The brick buildings include farmhouse range, courtyard range, stables, grain store and implement sheds with the more modern buildings including a 60 ft x 45 ft three bay fold yard plus extensions and a four bay pole framed implement shed 60 ft x 25 ft.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

Additional information

  • Rights of way, Easements and Wayleaves - The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing wayleaves, easements and rights of way public and private, whether specifically mentioned or not.
  • Services - Mains electricity, mains water supply and private drainage. The house is serviced by storage radiators and multi fuel stoves.
  • Designations & Restrictions - The farm lies within the green belt and the woodland areas are subject to a number of Tree Preservation Orders.
  • Subsidies & Grants - The farm is not included in any environmental stewardship schemes.
  • Local Authority - North East Derbyshire District Council 2013, Mill Lane, Chesterfield, S42 6NG. Tel: 01246 231111
  • Sporting & Mineral Rights - The sporting and mineral rights are included in the sale insofar as they are owned. The farm is situated close to the site of a former coal mine and there are believed to be shafts in the oundary of the holdings.
  • Council Tax - Bentley Hall Farmhouse – Band E
  • Energy Performance Certificate - Bentley House Farm – Band F
  • Method of Sale - The farm is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole. Prospective purchasers are encouraged to register their inerest with Savills as soon as possible.
  • Viewing - Strictly by appointment to the selling agents Savills. The farm is being sold subject to the existing tenancy agreement. This is a first succession tenancy following the death of the original tenant although the succession and provisions provide for terms and condition as per the original agreement dated 29th September 1958. Please respect our vendor's tenants and do not view independently.
  • Health & Safety - Given potential hazards of a working farm we would ask you to be as vigilant as possible when inspecting the farm for your own personal safety and in particular around the farm buildings, drainage, ditches and livestock.
  • EPC Rating: F