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Land at Ashley, Nr Market Drayton

For Sale by Public Auction
Property Description 

16.73 Acres of pasture and woodland found to the outskirts of the popular village of Ashley and within close proximity of the A53.

  • Lot One: 5.13 Acres pasture land with access from an un-adopted side lane.
  • Lot Two: 5.41 Acres pasture land with access from an un-adopted side lane.
  • Lot Four: 1.85 Acres mature woodland created on the site of a former gravel quarry.

The grassland is in permanent pasture and is ideal for the grazing of horses or stock with the area being a hive of equestrian activity with numerous quiet lanes and bridlepaths ideal for exercising horses. The  land sits at the crest of a hill and has the benefit of outstanding far-reaching views across Stafffordshire to the West and the Cheshire plains to the North.

The woodland was created around a former gravel quarry and is home to a wide range of bird and animal life. The majority of the trees are of a broadleaf variety and include oak, birch, sycamore and hazel.

Development Clawback

Lots 2 and 3 will be sold subject to a residential and commercial development clawback stating that the vendors, or their heirs, will be entitled to 30% of the increase in value if residential or commercial planning permission is granted on the land within 25 years.

Basic Payment Scheme

The land is registered under the Basic Payment Scheme. The seller reserves the payment for the 2018 claim year.

If required by the buyer the relevant entitlements will be included free within the sale, subject to RPA rules.

Rights of Way & Easements

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights including rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water, telephone and electricity supplies and other rights and obligations, easements, quasi-easements and restrictive covenants, and all existing and proposed wayleaves or masts, pylons, stays, cable, drains and water, gas or other pipes, whether referred to in the Sales Particulars or not, and to the provisions of any Planning Scheme or County or Local Authorities without obligations on the part of the Sellers or their agents to specify them.

Access to Lots 1 and 2 is gained via an un-adopted lane leading from Wesleyan Road. 100 Gravelly Hill has the benefit of a right of way over the eastern corner of lot 2 to pass from their garden to the track. Lot 4 has the benefit of a shared access over the council owned gravel yard and a private access from Gravelly Hill.

Vendors’ Solicitors

Graham Withers & Co, 46 Cheshire St, Market Drayton, TF9 1PQ. 01630 657 222 Ms S A Butter


We are advised that the land is sold freehold with vacant possession upon completion.


No mains services are connected to the land. Mains water is believed to be available on Gravelly Hill. Connection to this would be at the cost of the buyer.

Sporting, Mines and Mineral Rights

The sporting rights, mining rights and mineral rights are included within the sale.

Method of Sale

For sale by PUBLIC AUCTION on Thursday 7th June 2018 7pm prompt at  Grazer’s Café, Market Drayton Livestock Market, Market Drayton, TF9 3SW.

The sale will be subject to a reserve price and the Vendors reserve the right to sell the property prior to Auction or to withdraw the property from sale without explanation or notice to interested parties.

Contracts and Conditions of Sale

The contracts and conditions of sale in respect of the property will be available for inspection ten days prior to the sale at either the Market Drayton office of the Agents or at the office of the Vendors’ Solicitors.  They will not be read out at the sale and the purchasers will be deemed to buy with full knowledge thereof.

Plans, Areas and Schedules

These are based on the Ordnance Survey and the Rural Land Register.  The information is provided for reference purposes only.  The buyer shall be deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the description of the property and any error or mis-statement shall not annul the sale or entitle either party to compensation in respect thereof.  No warranty for the accuracy of any information can be given.

Local Authority

Newcastle Under Lyme Borough Council, Civic Offices, Merrial St, Newcastle under Lyme, ST5 2AG.


Strictly by appointment with the Agents, Barbers Rural, at The Agricultural Centre, Adderley Road, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 3SW.

01630 692500 or

All viewers are asked to park courteously and avoid blocking the road or gateway.

Consumer Protection Regulations

For clarification we wish to inform prospective purchasers that we have prepared these sales details as a general guide only. We have not carried out a detailed survey nor tested the services.  The measurements given are approximate.


From Market Drayton follow the A53 north through Loggerheads. After leaving Loggerheads take the first right hand turn for Ashley. Follow this lane for 0.2 mile and Ashley Memorial Hall will be found on the left hand side. We would advise parking in the car park and walking to inspect the land via the footpath at the north end of the car park or Gravelly Hill.