*Lot 1: House, Outbuildings, Stables & Approx 40acres – Guide Price: £1.2million*
*Lot 2: Approx 80acres – Guide Price: £10,000 per acre*
The Sale of Wood Farm, being wonderfully situated in the heart of the North Shropshire countryside, is a truly rare opportunity to acquire a magnificent equestrian property & / or farm. The property, easily accessible to a host of major routes (M54 8m – A41 3m), is accessed off a quiet country lane via three separate entrances. Wood Farm was originally an arable farm, and has been farmed by the current vendor’s family for the past 60 years. During the course of their tenure the premises has been developed into the base for the highly successful & prestigious “Wood Farm Stud”.
Wood Farm Stud has been one of the top National Hunt Studs in the UK over the last few decades, standing a host of leading Stallions including Lucarno, Bollin Eric, Erhaab, Classic Cliché, Sir Harry Lewis, Silver Patriach et al.
Whilst the premises are ideal for the current use it should be noted that there is tremendous scope for a range of alternative equestrian uses or indeed farming once again.
The 5 bedroomed, 3 bathroom detached Farmhouse offers spacious accommodation for modern day living with a range of delightful period features having grand Entrance Hall, Kitchen, Lounge, Living Room, Reading Room, Office, Dining Room, Utility, Cloakroom, BBQ Room / Pantry, Cellar, Second Floor Storage (scope for further beds). There is an obvious option for a 1 bedroom Annexe conversion. Fabulous mature gardens lie to the front and side of the farmhouse.
Equestrian facilities include up to 60 boxes over numerous Stable Yards. A range of traditional outbuildings, 2 American Barns (one being ideal for conversion to an Indoor School) Hay Barn / Lofts, Horse Walker, Sand School, Tack / Feed Room, Staff Canteen, Vets Box, excellent vehicular access, parking & circulation, Loading Ramp, Garage, Mobile Home.
The property in all stands in about 120acres (48 Ha) with an extensive range of flat, Post and Rail fenced grass paddocks.
Telford 10m, Shrewsbury 13m, Whitchurch 14m, Birmingham 43m, Manchester 65m, London 150m
*Front Door* via Porch into large Entrance Hallway, in two parts, max 12.38m x 3.96m having carpets, radiator and cover, ceiling light, power points, storage cupboard, door to cellar, opening through to secondary Hall Area having superb Inglenook Fireplace with Multi-fuel burner, brick surround and tiled hearth, wall lights, power points & back door to stable yard.
*Lounge* 5.6m x 5.9m having carpet, radiator, power points, TV / Sky aerial point, wall lights & feature Garden Room extension.
*Living Room* ( 7.62m x 6.88m) having carpet, power points, TV / Sky aerial & Telephone point, wall lights, recessed spot lighting, exposed ceiling timbers, Inglenook Fireplace with Multi-fuel burner, tiled hearth, space for dining table, serving Hatch. Opening through to
*Reading Room* having carpet, power points, south facing windows over looking stable yard, roof lighting & 2 Velux lights.
*Office* 4.9m x 4.2m having carpet, radiator, ceiling light, power points, broadband connection, 2 telephone lines, serving hatch, sash window to front aspect.
*Utility* 3.6m x 3.5m having base units, space for fridge / freezer, space and plumbing for washing machine and dryer, exposed ceiling timbers, window to front aspect, power points, storage cupboard, shelving.
*Cellar* 8.6m x 4.1m concrete flooring, lighting, power points, current used as storage space.
*Dining Room* 4.97m x 4.2m having carpet, radiator, power points, ceiling light, fireplace with marble hearth and wooden surround, sash window to front elevation.
*Kitchen* 4.9m x 3.7m max measurements, having carpet, power points, base and wall mounted wooden kitchen units, tiled splash backs, 1 ½ bowl sink and drainer, twin oven / hob Aga (heats hot water also) and a space for electric cooker, fridge freezer, space and plumbing for dishwasher, ceiling light, window overlooking stable yard.
*Boot room* having base units, storage cupboard, ceiling light, tiled flooring, cloak hanging and door to Stable yard.
*Pantry area* having stone slab flooring, ceiling lighting, Belfast sink with mixer tap, window to side elevation.
*Barbeque Room* 8.3m x 4.2m max measurements having stone slab flooring, power points, TV / Sky aerial, wall lights, large bread oven, exposed ceiling timber, space for fridge freezer, vaulted ceiling, doors to stable yard.
Stairs off to first floor Store Room (with obvious scope to convert to self contained annexed accommodation) 5m x 5.13m currently used for storage, having power points, dual windows to the front and side aspect, electric fuse box & housing hot water cylinders
Landing having radiator, airing cupboards, window overlooking stable yard.
*Master Bedroom with En-suite Bathroom* 6m x 4m having carpet, radiator, power points, wall lights, telephone & TV / Sky aerial point, fireplace, storage cupboards, dressing unit, window to stable yard.
*En-suite Bathroom* having tiled flooring, radiator, feature recessed bath with mosaic tile effect surround with spot lights above and shower head adaptor, low flush WC, hand wash basin with dual taps, heated towel rail, obscured glass window.
*Bedroom Two* 4.4m x 4.3m having carpet, radiator, power points, ceiling light, fireplace, Sash window overlooking front aspect.
*Bedroom Three* 3.3m x 3.3m having carpet, radiator, power points, ceiling light, storage cupboard, Sash window to front.
*Bedroom Four* 4.4m x 3.5m having carpet, radiator, power points, ceiling light, corner hand wash basin with dual taps, Sash window to front.
*Bedroom Five with En-Suite Bathroom* 5.6m x 3.9m having carpet, radiator, power points, telephone & TV / Sky aerial point, ceiling lights, storage cupboards, dual aspect windows over side and rear elevation.
*En-Suite Bathroom* having tiled flooring, ceiling light, panelled bath, low flush WC, heated towel rail, hand wash basin with dual taps, extractor fan.
*Family Shower Room* having tiled flooring, radiator, large walk-in Mira Extreme shower, low flush WC, towel rail, hand wash basin with dual taps.
*Second floor* 15m x 3.8m max measurement & split into 4 separate rooms. The current vendors use the second floor purely for storage; however there is considerable scope for further bedrooms or alternative uses, having lighting, dual aspect windows & hot water tanks.
Wood Farm Stud is accessed via three entrances off a quiet country lane. To the front & side of house lies a large gravelled parking sweep with delightful, spacious & mature gardens largely laid to lawn with well stocked shrub borders, a vegetable patch, greenhouse, perimeter fencing & far reaching views of the surrounding paddocks and countryside. To the rear of the house a patio area opens out into the front stable yard.
*Front Stable Yard*
A range of traditional brick outbuildings, under pitched slate roofs, forming the perimeter of a large central tarmacadamed yard area. The front yard currently house approximately 19 stables of varying sizes with scope for more or less as is required. Furthermore there is an outside Toilet, single Garage, Tack Room & Hayloft above six boxes.
A large archway with vehicular access through to the rear yard has a Feed Room 6.2m x 5.9m, with grain silo & Staff Canteen area either side. At first floor level above the Canteen & Feed Room is a large Loft Storage Area 17.4m x 6m, having obvious scope and potential for residential accommodation if required (subject to PP).
*Rear Stable Yard*
A further range of Agricultural buildings, Stable blocks and American Barns. There are double gated entrance gates into a spacious tarmacadamed yard area with Loading Ramp & ample parking and turning space.
*Mare & Foal Stable block* – 7 deep boxes for the mares and foals, under a pitched slate roof.
*American Barn* 1 29.5m x 12.7m of steel portal framed construction currently housing 23 loose boxes, with concrete flooring, translucent & roof lighting.
*American Barn* 2 39.8 x 18m of steel portal framed construction, 8 ½ bays, currently split into two large turnout areas for young stock. Incorporating a small corner Vets Box with Stalls, stainless steel Sink, power points and lighting. This yard has wide gated access points at both gable ends & would make an ideal area for an Indoor School.
*Open fronted Agricultural Building* – currently split into the following three areas:
*Three Bay Hay Barn / Vehicle Store* 13.3m x 13.4m with hard standing flooring
*Covered Four Horse Monarch Horse walker*
*Stable Yard* 9.6m x 13.5m housing 8 Loose Boxes either side of a concrete central passageway.
*Lean to Box / Store Room*
*Outdoor Sand School* measuring 35m X 35m having an old sand surface, natural drainage, post and rail perimeter fenced. This would make an ideal area for an outdoor manege.
To the rear of the Yards is a *two bedroom Mobile Home*
Total number of *stables* approx 57-58 and scope for more if required.
In all about 120acres (48), ring fenced.
Lot 1: House, Outbuildings, Stables & Approx 40acres – Guide Price: £1.2million
Lot 2: Approx 80acres – Guide Price: £10,000 per acre
The land is largely flat & has been subdivided by a range of single and double post and rail fencing, into numerous grass paddocks, all having automatic or natural water & mains electric. There are roadside access points to several paddocks. (See plans)
The land is registered for Entitlements. Further more the rough land area could potentially be entered in to a Stewardship Scheme.
A well stocked coarse fishing pond lies to the south of the stable yard, stocked predominantly with Carp and Tench.
All Entitlements will be transferred with the sale of the property.
The current SPS Recorded Eligible Area is 109.96 acres (44.34Ha)
From M54 (South) Junction 6 follow the signs for Whitchurch A442, once on the A442 for Whitchurch after aprox 5.5m turn left for Ellerdine Heath. Proceed for approx 0.8m going through Ellerdine Heath & turn right opposite City Road, where the property will be situated on your right hand side.
From Hodnet (North) proceed on A442 road heading to Telford. Turn right onto Woodlands Lane signposted Ellerdine Heath / High Hatton. Follow this lane for approx 0.6m then turn left at a T junction onto Platt Lane. Follow Platt Lane for approx 1m round a sharp right hand bend and the property will be on your left hand side.
Private Drainage via Septic Tank
Oil Fired Central Heating
*Local Authority:* Shropshire County Council
Council Tax Band G £2437.55 (2011 / 12)
Rateable Value £5,100 pa
Rates Payable (2011 / 12) - £543.15 as a result of Small Business Rate Relief.
Viewing: Strictly by prior appointment with the Sole Agents Jackson Equestrian on 01928 740 555 or 01432 344
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.