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74.89 acres - (30.32 hectares),
A superb opportunity to purchase a farm house and buildings together with farm land extending in all to 74.89 acres (30.32 hectares) on the outskirts of the village of Blacko yet convenient for access to the major business centres of East Lancashire and West Yorkshire.
Heights House Farm is situated in open countryside approximately two miles from the village of Blacko with shopping and other facilities available in the nearby village of Barrowford.
Lying at approximately 300 metre above sea level, the property has commanding views of the Calder Valley and easy access to the motorway network via the M65 at Nelson.
With main line railway stations at both Colne and Nelson, the property is well situated for access to the major business districts of East Lancashire and West Yorkshire.
Constructed of natural stone under an interlocking concrete tile covered roof, the property comprises a three bedroomed farmhouse with Planning Consent to alter and extend together with an adjoining stone barn with Planning Consent for a large five bedroomed house. In addition there is Planning Consent for a detached three bedroomed house in the old milking parlour.
The land is in a ring fence and extends to 74.89 acres (30.32 hectares) which will readily subdivide into smaller lots as shown in the particulars.
Living Room: Spacious room with double glazed window to the front giving panoramic views. Wall cupboards providing useful storage and a solid fuel stove.
Dining Room: Again with panoramic views to the front and an open fire.
Kitchen: Large farmhouse dining kitchen located to the rear of the property with a range of wall and floor units, freestanding electric oven and hob and under stair store.
Utility Room: A useful room housing the Trianco oil fired boiler, plumbing for a washing machine, a sink and steps leading to an external door.
Coal Store: Useful internal coal hole.
On the First Floor
Landing: Spacious landing giving access to;
Bedroom 1: A large double bedroom with double glazed window on the front elevation providing fantastic views over the surrounding countryside and down the Calder Valley.
Bedroom 2: Again with double glazed window on the front elevation, this is another double bedroom.
Bedroom 3: Situated to the rear of the house with pleasant views of the copse to the rear.
Bathroom: With three piece suite with wash hand basin and separate toilet together with hot water cylinder cupboard.
Walk-in Store Cupboard: A useful area which could easily be reincorporated into one of the adjoining bedrooms if required.
There is an enclosed lawned garden to the front with well planted and established flower borders. To the rear is a pleasant wooded garden with adjoining mature shelter belt.
The house benefits from a borehole water supply which also serves the buildings and land and will supply the newly developed houses. Drainage is via a septic tank and mains electricity is provided. Please note there is no gas available to the property, although hot water and central heating are provided by an oil fired central heating and hot water system fired by a Trianco boiler in the utility room.
Shippon: Attached to the house with a store area above, Planning Consent exists for incorporation of this shippon into the main house.
Attached Barn: 286 x 3111 (8.7m x 4.74m) with adjoining former cooling house, current water treatment area and additional store. Large loft over 403 x 32,6,, (12.27m x 9.92m). This barn has planning permission for conversion to a spacious five bedroomed house (Borough of Pendle Application File Ref: 13/04/0634P dated 30th September 2004 refers).
Milking Parlour: 189 x 266 (5.72m x 8.09m) with loft above. There is planning permission for a three bedroomed house.
Other Buildings including: Garage, Cow Kennels 549 x 430 (16.73m x 13.11m) with central feed passage and 38 timber stalls, loose box 181 x 246 (5.52m x 7.44m), open fronted stone tractor shed 162 x 33 (4.93m x 10.08m), lean-to loose box. Most of these buildings are schedule for demolition and replacement with garages as part of the planning permission but are perfectly serviceable as agricultural; buildings and indeed are still being use as much. There is also an earth bank silo and concrete slurry tower.
Classed as Severely Disadvantaged within the Less Favoured Area, the land is south facing and all down to permanent grass.
The land is in good heart with a significant proportion having been mown in recent years. There is natural water in each block and the land has a clean productive sward.
There is a natural water supply to Lot 2 and a borehole supply to back of the buildings. If sold in separate Lots a right to water will be reserved but connection is to be made at the Purchasers expense.
All internal boundaries are well maintained and individual field numbers and areas are set out in the schedule below:
Single Payment Scheme: All the land has been registered with the Rural Payments Agency under the Single Payment Scheme. The Purchasers will be able to take over the SPS entitlements from the Vendors at an agreed price.
WAYLEAVES, EASEMENTS, RIGHTS OF WAY
The property is sold subject to all pre-existing rights held by Third Parties. There is a public footpath crossing Lots 2, 3 & 4 and a track crossing Lot 2. Access to Lots 2 & 3 is gained via a track with full rights of access although it is not owned by the property.
Electricity pylons cross the land for which there is an annual wayleave payment
METHOD OF SALE
Heights House Farm is for sale by private treaty as a whole or in any combination of Lots. The Vendors reserve the right to put the property up for sale by public auction in Lots to be confirmed.
Approaching from the south on the A682 pass through the village of Blacko and take the second left turn (on a sharp right hand bend) Wheathead Lane. Follow Wheathead Lane for approximately three quarters of a mile and Heights House Farm will be found elevated on the right hand side up a steep drive. A For Sale Board will be erected.
The property may be viewed strictly by prior appointment with Sole Selling Agents. All enquiries concerning the sale should be directed to Michael Beech or John Akrigg on 01756 692900.
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These particulars are issued in good faith but do not constitute representations of fact or form part of any offer or contract. The particulars should be independently verified by prospective buyers or tenants. Neither Windle Beech Winthrop nor any of its employees or agents has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.