This lovely period farmhouse has well-proportioned rooms, views and extensive farm buildings and has huge potential for a wide variety of uses.
The Times (09/05/2020) comments " Few market towns are as unsullied as Whitchurch, in Shropshire. This is another place with a big heart, where church and community groups have been working tirelessly to help those in need during the Covid-19 crisis. The surrounding countryside is a rolling delight. It feels reassuringly remote despite being only 20 minutes by rail to Crewe, from where you can get pretty much anywhere by train."
- Impressive farmhouse with potential for improvement and modernisation
- Three well-appointed reception rooms
- Four bedrooms, family bathroom
- Lovely views over open farmland
- Range of traditional and modern farm buildings
- Huge potential for diversification
Elm House Farm was originally part of the Combermere and then Barton Estates. Originally three farm workers cottages, the farmhouse was altered to comprise the current accommodation in the 1920's.
A sweeping gravel drive leading from the road creates a striking first impression of the house. A second, separate drive gives access directly to the farmyard ensuring a feeling of privacy for the farmhouse and preventing farming activities from having any detrimental impact on home life.
The farm benefits from a substantial range of traditional and modern farm buildings. Originally a dairy unit and with little alteration to the buildings, the farm has been occupied as a dairy young-stock enterprise since 2005. Whilst the buildings are tailored towards a livestock enterprise, the facilities could easily be adapted for other uses such as equestrian, commercial, holiday-lets or office space, subject to any necessary planning consents.
The farmhouse would now benefit from some modernisation works but nonetheless it offers spacious accommodation over two floors with well-proportioned rooms. The three reception rooms all have the benefit of large bay windows allowing light to flood the rooms as well as a number of original features including coving and period fireplaces with open fires to all rooms. Whilst the kitchen is relatively small in size, it enjoys superb views to the rear of the house and this space would be the ideal location for an extension to the kitchen allowing full enjoyment of the open outlook. Beyond the kitchen is a useful utility room with a farm office and WC adjacent. In addition there is a cellar which provides excellent dry storage space.
To the first floor are three spacious double bedrooms, a smaller fourth bedroom which would be ideal as a nursery or study and a family bathroom with separate WC. The larger two bedrooms benefit from built-in storage solutions.
The gardens are predominantly to the front of the property and are largely laid to lawn with a small selection of planted borders. Beyond the lawn is an orchard area which is home to a large number of fruit trees and greenhouse. Within the vicinity of the house and garden are several timber stores ideal for storage of small-scale garden machinery and beyond these are the main farm buildings. The farmstead enjoys an elevated position and has the advantage of an open outlook over Barnett Brook towards the Combermere Estate and the Bickerton, Bulkeley and Peckforton Hills in the distance.
Whilst the farm has a long history as a dairy and youngstock unit there is little doubt that it would be well suited for many alternative uses, not least equestrian with a number of the buildings being ideal for conversion to American Barn-style stabling. For more information on the buildings please download the full Sales Brochure. The plethora of quiet country lanes and bridlepaths surrounding the farm would be ideal for exercising of horses. Furthermore the level land surrounding the farm yard offers ideal space for creation of a manège and schooling area.
Burleydam is situated in a popular area on the North Shropshire/South Cheshire border which is much sought-after as it enjoys all the benefits of rural living in a most attractive and peaceful setting whilst being in close proximity of a number of villages, towns and cities.
To the east is Audlem, a charming country village which has a range of facilities including doctors' surgery, chemist, primary school, public houses, small supermarket and a range of bespoke shops. The farm is within close proximity of The Combermere Arms, an award-winning pub well-known locally for its excellent food and beer. To the north is the charming market town of Nantwich which has a plentiful range of boutique-style shops and more comprehensive range of facilities. Further amenities can be found in Market Drayton and Whitchurch.
The nearby towns of Crewe, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Shrewsbury and Chester all offer further services along with railway and motorway links to larger conurbations. A number of airports can be found within 1.5 hours' drive of Burleydam.
The land, which totals 4.65 Acres (1.88 Ha), encircles the house offering a feeling of total privacy and seclusion. Additional land may be available by negotiation.