A well established stock farm with a Grade II Listed Farmhouse, garden and range of traditional and modern farm buildings, in all totalling 193.75 acres. The land is all currently laid to pasture and is well suited to grass production for livestock; with some potential for arable production. The farm has been tenanted by the same family for 30 years and provides an exciting opportunity as a starter livestock holding or as a secondary farming unit.
Cape of Good Hope Farm lies in an accessible rural location near to the popular village of Lostock Green, with excellent communications to surrounding towns and cities. The market town of Northwich is just 5 miles away offering a full range of local amenities/services. The property also benefits from excellent links to the M6 and M56 motorways, affording easy access to Manchester Airport and the city centre.
The property briefly consists on the ground floor of a rear entrance hall with a door leading into a kitchen and further hallway leading to a lounge, dining room, study and cloaks/WC. The first floor is accessed by one main staircase; this leads to four bedrooms and a family bathroom. There is also a reasonable sized attic space which is accessible by a further staircase.
The gardens wrap around the entire property with a good sized lawn area, which is enclosed partly by a brick wall and fence.
The farmhouse is in need of complete modernisation throughout. The incoming tenant will be required to undertake a program of refurbishment works to the farmhouse and traditional farm buildings as set out in the Schedule of Works.
Approximately 190 acres all currently laid to pasture suitable for livestock grazing with some enclosures capable of cropping. The land at Cape of Good Hope Farm is classified as Grade 3 with soils described as slightly acidic with base-rich loamy and clayey soils. Drainage is slowly permeable, seasonally wet.
The farmland has a number of very useful gravel tracks from which access is gained to the majority of field enclosures. The land is well fenced and bound by a mixture of mature hedgerows and fencing.
A mains water supply is available to the majority of the field enclosures.
Cape of Good Hope Farm is located within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.
The property is being offered on a Full Repairing and Insuring Farm Business Tenancy in accordance with the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 for a period of 10 years commencing on 2nd February 2023 (or earlier by negotiation). The incoming tenant will be required to undertake a program of refurbishment works to the farmhouse and traditional farm buildings as set out in the Schedule of Works. The work is to be carried out to a strict timetable, which will be checked and monitored by the Landlord and/or their agents. A copy of the Schedule of Works is available on request.
A copy of the draft Farm Business Tenancy agreement will be available on the viewing days; if you wish to request a hard copy beforehand, there will be a charge of £5.00 per copy.
The property is available to rent by Informal Tender. The Tender document must be returned, in a sealed envelope, FAO; Sarah Carden c/o Meller Speakman, Office 12, Park View Business Centre, Combermere, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 3AL by no later than 12 noon on 30th September 2022.
Strictly by appointment only on the following viewing days:
– 12th September 2022
– 13th September 2022
– 16th September 2022
For further details, please contact:
Tel: 01948 302290