The Bank, Nr Malpas, Cheshire
Offered for sale as a whole or in six lots :
· Lot 1 - 5.88 Acres (2.38 Ha)
· Lot 2 - 7.82 Acres (3.16 Ha)
· Lot 3 - 7.70 Acres (3.12 Ha)
· Lot 4 - 9.44 Acres (3.82 Ha)
· Lot 5 - 166.10 Acres (67.22 Ha)
· Lot 6 - range of modern farm buildings and adjacent paddocks, 15.60 Acres (6.31 Ha)
Barbers Rural are instructed to offer for sale on behalf of the LPA receiver a range of farm buildings and agricultural land totalling approximately 212.54 Acres. This forms the major part of The Bank, the farmhouse and remaining farm buildings are likely to be offered for sale within the near future but are not currently available for inspection.
The farmstead is offered for sale in six lots as follows:
Lot 1 - 5.88 Acres (2.38 Ha) permanent pasture with frontage to the B5069. The land slopes towards the boundary brook and includes an area of rough pasture and woodland.
Lot 2 - 7.82 Acres (3.16 Ha) permanent pasture and includes a sloping area of rough ground and woodland. The land is accessed from Tinkwood Lane.
Lot 3 - 7.70 Acres (3.12 Ha) permanent pasture and some rough grass and woodland. The land is primarily accessed from the B5069 with a secondary access from a side lane off Oldcastle Lane.
Lot 4 - 9.44 Acres (3.82 Ha) permanent pasture split in to four smaller enclosures. To the south, the land slopes down to the brook.
Lot 5 - 166.10 Acres (67.22 Ha) permanent pasture which has been utilized for the grazing of a dairy herd and mowing over many years.
Several concrete sleeper cattle tracks have been installed to allow easier access for stock to the fields at the northern end of the farm. The individual fields are fenced with high tensile wire and, in many instances, mature hedgerows. The land to the west slopes gradually down to the boundary woodland. There are several small wooded coppices and ponds across the farm which are a haven for native wildlife and birdlife.
The soil is classified as Wick 1 on the Soil Survey of England and Wales, which is a slowly permeable, seasonally wet, slightly acid but base-rich loamy and clayey soils mostly suited to grass production for dairying or beef and some cereal production.
Lot 6 - a range of modern farm buildings, currently utilised for housing of the dairy herd and associated works but equally suitable for a beef enterprise or with some work for conversion for equestrian purposes.
The building numbers correspond with the block plan attached:
1. Parlour and Dairy 30m x 14.5m
Modern steel portal frame building comprising dairy, 24 swing over parlour, bulk tank, cooling system and circular outdoor collecting area with gates. Installed approx. 2009
2. Slurry lagoon with separator.
3. Cubicle Shed 55.4m x 21.7m max.
Steel portal frame with internal cubicle divisions and concrete passages, approx. 212 cubicles
4. Traditional two storey Barn 22m x 7.4m
Constructed of brick with tile roof. Part loft over, part open hay barn
5. Open cattle yard 23m x 22.2m
Open sided steel portal frame building adjoining the traditional barn.
6. General Purpose building 33m x 18.5m
Steel portal frame building with lean-to extension either side. Comprising workshop, grain store and general store. Part block and part concrete panel walls.
7. Youngstock Yard 23m x 15.3m
Steel portal frame open stock yard.
8. Silage pit 26m x 23m.
Open concrete yard
9. Youngstock yard 13.7m x 9.25m
Steel and corrugated iron cattle yard.
The buildings and adjacent paddocks which form part of Lot 6 total 15.60 Acres (6.31 Ha).
The six lots which are currently offered for sale total approximately 212.54 Acres (86.01 Ha) in all.
For full information please download the full PDF sales details and attachments.
A range of farm buildings and block of land of this size have not come to the market in this area in some time - we expect significant interest levels