Lane End Farm

Greens Lane, Malpas, Cheshire, SY14 7BN

£2,395,000
Sold
Farm House
10 Bedrooms
5 Bathrooms
3 Kitchens

An impressive equestrian estate in a delightful location, with an extensive array of accommodation, facilities & income streams; set in approx. 52.4 acres.



Features

  • Available as a whole or in 4 lots
  • Spacious period farmhouse, 5 beds, 3 bathrooms, large kitchen, 3 reception rooms, cellar & gardens
  • 2 serviced office units (128.3sq.m), with parking. Let on license.
  • Det 3 bed barn conversion, ancillary to the farmhouse; brick 2 storey outhouse with 2 stables
  • Det 3 bed barn conversion, ancillary to the farmhouse; brick 2 storey outhouse with 2 stables
  • 2 serviced office units (128.3sq.m), with parking. Let on license.
  • 2 bed Holiday Let (The Granary); further two holiday lets with p.p.pending
  • Main stable building (spacious American barn) comprising 17 boxes, wash area, feed area. tack
  • Manege (approx. 55m x 23m), lunge pen, horse walker, muck heap, cross country jumps.
  • Extensive array of steel portal frame agric buildings, scope for light industrial use





LOCATION
The property is situated in a highly desirable rural setting in Cheshire, close to the Shropshire and Welsh borders within the heart of the Wynnstay country. The property enjoys a tremendous rural outlook especially to its rear across to the Welsh Hills.
Lane End Farm is well placed for access to local amenities within Shocklach, Farndon, Threapwood & Malpas plus further afield the larger towns of Whitchurch, Wrexham & Chester.
The property is particularly well located within easy reach of major access routes to both Manchester and Liverpool, both within commutable distances.
The property as a whole benefits from four entrances via twin access driveways aiding accessibility.

DESCRIPTION
Lane End Farm offers a fantastic opportunity to acquire an impressive family home in a delightful rural setting, the additional lots offer a vast array of outbuildings, equestrian facilities and commercial accommodation. Lot 1 is available with 11 acres further Lots and acreage are available by separate negotiation (see plan and refer to break-down).
The current vendors have undertaken a comprehensive programme of improvements and development since acquiring the property, both internally and externally. The house has been refurbished to a high standard and has provided for a fantastic family home. The house itself incorporates many exposed ceiling timbers and character features and offers spacious accommodation with glorious views to the Welsh hills and Cheshire countryside.
Please refer to the Land & Lotting plan to see the 4 individual lot options available.

THE FARMHOUSE
The principle entrance door is set conveniently to the north of the property under an oak framed porch which leads into the spacious and light farmhouse kitchen, with traditional flagstone tiles, impressive bespoke built-in kitchen units and AGA. This leads out through French windows to a side garden area with patio/seating area adjoining the kitchen. From the entrance porch, to the left is a spacious boot room/utility room. Straight ahead is the main entrance hall leading to the front door, and doors off to the dining room for entertaining; spacious living room with feature inglenook fireplace and dual aspect windows, The Snug, has previously been used as a study or playroom with window to the front aspect. Beneath the ground floor is a small cellar.
At first floor level the master bedroom enjoys far reaching views of the surrounding countryside, with en-suite bath and double vaulted ceiling. There is a large guest bedroom with dual aspect windows providing excellent views, an en-suite shower, and vaulted ceiling. The first floor boasts three further generously sized double bedrooms, and a large family bathroom.

EXTERNALLY

Adjacent to the main farmhouse is a small traditional stable building consisting of two boxes, further dual storey storage building. To the rear, a fenced poultry keeping area & Orchard backs on to the building. There is a treehouse with balcony built to the bottom of the gardens. The spacious parking sweep is finished with gravel and iron park railings, with post and rails beyond. To the front and side of the farmhouse is a sizeable and mature lawned garden, providing privacy and an excellent family environment outside.
Notably, there are a range of further outbuildings that have been sympathetically converted for various uses. In brief, these comprise as follows:

3 BED ANCILLARY COTTAGE (NEAREST HOUSE)

A traditional brick barn that has been converted to provide accommodation with three bedrooms, a bathroom, a living/kitchen area & an office. There are also three further stores at ground level.

HOLIDAY LETS
The Granary
A traditional brick barn that has been converted to provide holiday accommodation with two bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and living area. Without access, this unit immediately joins onto the offices.
There are a further two units that a planning application has been submitted to create two additional holiday let units. If successful these will give the future purchaser the opportunity to significantly bolster the income stream.
These will comprise within the same barn conversion:
1 bed Holiday Let flat
A ground floor Holiday Let, with double bedroom, bathroom and a living/kitchen area.
2 bed Holiday Let flat
Spacious first floor accommodation with hallway, kitchen, utility, open plan living area with exposed beams and brickwork, and Velux windows, triple aspect windows featuring 2 Juliet balconies, and excellent views of the surrounding countryside.
This building is heated principally via a large boiler with the ground floor tack room below.

OFFICE SPACE
The sympathetically converted traditional building incorporates two office units both let to separate tenants on a license agreement. Details of which are available on application to the agent.
Office 1 - Reception Hall with disabled WC, shower facilities, small kitchen, leading to 2 office rooms with dual aspect double glazed hardwood windows, radiators and oil-fired central heating, and services (electricity and water).
Office 2 - Reception Hall with disabled WC, shower facilities, small kitchen, leading to 2 office rooms with dual aspect double glazed hardwood windows, radiators and oil-fired central heating, and services (electricity and water). The main office has additional kitchen facilities in.

STEEL PORTAL FRAME AGRICULTURAL UNITS

The units currently have usage class for agricultural use, there is obvious scope subject planning permission to operate as a light industrial or storage and distribution units. They comprise of modern steel portal framed buildings, with spacious hard standing to the front for lorry and large vehicular access, roller shutter doors, concrete floors within split into two units: (See plan)
Unit 1 - With mezzanine floor area providing for additional storage, high eaves height.
Unit 2 - With mezzanine floor area and office space created below, with suspended ceiling and power, high eaves space.
The units both benefit from security lighting externally, an alarm system and CCTV security provisions.

EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES
The equestrian facilities are well thought out, currently used for the running of an international professional event rider and comprise as follows:
- Large American barn style stabling, with 17 stables within, hot wash off area and feed area, water and electricity within.
- Spacious hard standing providing parking and turning for large horseboxes and machinery.
- Two large muck clamps with concrete hard standing; bedding / hay clamp.
- A generously sized manege with waxed silica sand & rubber surface, measuring 55 x 23 approx. including dressage mirrors.
- An oval shaped sand lunge pen & a "Clayton" 5 horse walker
- Heated and alarmed yard tack room with access from ground floor to generously sized room with central heating, water, electricity and security window.
- Three substantial steel portal framed agricultural buildings to rear of yard, providing storage for hay, straw and young stock housing with gated access points.

LAND
In all about 52.4 acres. The land is predominantly pastureland, divided into numerous fields and post and rail fenced paddocks. There are four small ponds & an orchard below the Chicken run.
The farm has a holding number for the keeping of Cattle, Sheep and Pigs.

ENTITLEMENTS
The land is registered for entitlements which are available to transfer with the sale. The annual entitlement income for 2019 was £5,500.

SERVICES
Mains Electricity & Private Water Supply (Mains Water, currently disconnected but available if required).
Private Drainage via shared and separate septic tanks. Oil Central Heating.

LOCAL AUTHORITY
Cheshire West & Chester Council

DIRECTIONS
Post Code: SY14 7BN. From Malpas high street, follow the B5069 Wrexham Road, towards Bangor on Dee. After approx. 3.5 miles turn right onto Greens Lane, continue past the school for ¾ mile, the property entrance will be found on the right. A second entrance to the property is reached via the B5069 continuing without turning onto Greens Lane (post and railed entrance onto stoned drive).


VIEWING
Strictly by prior appointment with sole agents Jackson Property on 01743 709249 (Shrewsbury office) or 01948 666 695 (Cheshire office).

JACKSON PROPERTY for themselves and the vendors of the property, whose agents they are, give notice that these particulars, although believed to be correct, do not constitute any part of an offer of contract, that all statements contained in these particulars as to this property are made without responsibility and are not to be relied upon as statements or representations of fact and that they do not make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property. An intending purchaser must satisfy himself by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of the statements contained in these particulars. The agent has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixture, fittings or services and so cannot verify that they are in working order, or fit for their purpose, neither has the agent checked legal documents to verify the freehold/leasehold status of the property. The buyer is advised to obtain verification from their solicitor or surveyor.