Farm For Sale

Cowdale Hall Farm, Cowdale, Buxton, Derbyshire

Guide price £1,550,000 Sale Agreed


A rare opportunity to acquire an income generating former working farm with holiday lets and set in circa 27.73 acres in all.

  • Income generating accommodation and facilities
  • Accommodation includes: The Old Dairy, a five bedroom former farmhouse
  • The Courtyard, a two bedroom barn conversion
  • Holiday lets include: Meadow View and Woodlands both have six bedrooms
  • The Nest and The Shavings both one bedroom holiday lets and The Loft a two bedroom holiday let
  • Barn with 12 stables, 12 store rooms and WC, plus a large machinery store barn
  • Range of further useful outbuildings and stables
  • Mini Manege and Caravan Club site
  • Circa 27.73 acres in all
  • Nestled on the edge of the Peak Dist. Nat. Park, enjoying rural surroundings within a peaceful hamlet

Situation
Cowdale Hall Farm is nestled on the edge of the Peak District National Park, enjoying rural surroundings within the peaceful hamlet of Cowdale, with Buxton lying 3 miles to the north west.
Transport links such as the A6 and A515 allow ready access to neighbouring towns and cities, with Bakewell being 9 miles to the south east, Ashbourne 20 miles south and Manchester, to include its International Airport, within 28 miles.
Buxton is a charming spa town and is known as 'the gateway to the Peak District National Park'. The town is renowned for its operatic background, with the Opera House hosting several music and theatre festivals a year. There is a host of local and high street amenities available, along with a thriving restaurant, café and wine bar culture. Home to Derby University's Buxton College, bringing with it infrastructure investment, to add to the already well connected train station.


Description
Cowdale Hall Farm offers a wide range of accommodation and facilities, with the former farmhouse (The Old Dairy) dating back to the late 1800's and being well presented with four bedroom accommodation extending to about 2262 sq.ft. A number of characterful features are retained where possible, to include feature limestone fireplace with multi fuel stove to the sitting room.
The Courtyard offers spacious and unrestricted two bedroom accommodation, which was converted in 2013 and extends to circa 2196 sq.ft. Connected is garaging and a range of outbuildings, to include laundry area and storage.
There are two large six bedroom holiday lets (Meadow View and Woodlands), converted in 2013 to a contemporary tone, but with features retained from their barn roots. With the most superb first floor living areas, ideal for entertaining large groups and taking in stunning far reaching views. Each property offers over 2700 sq.ft of accommodation.
There is a further three smaller holiday lets; The Nest and The Shavings (ground floor) offerings compact, but practical one bedroom accommodation and The Loft (first floor) is a more spacious two bedroom unit, extending to circa 646 sq.ft.
The properties sit within a rural position, with ample parking, outdoor areas and a mixture of outbuildings to include stores, agricultural buildings and an impressive stable barn extending to about 5522 sq.ft. There is a mini manege, Caravan Club site and in all circa 27.73 acres of grazing and woodland. All of which takes in a delightful country setting.
It is understood that turnover for the last financial year was approximately £120,000 (combined, holiday lets only). Additional income is achieved through DIY livery and the Caravan Club site. Further details on accounts can be supplied upon request.


Accommodation
The Old Dairy
The Old Dairy offers spacious family accommodation with a range of character features. The front door leads into the entrance hallway, where stairs rise to the first floor and doors off to principle rooms. Off the entrance hallway is the spacious dining kitchen with a range of fitted units and integrated Neff oven, four ring electric hob. Off the kitchen is the sitting dining room with feature limestone fireplace incorporating a Coalbrookdale Darby woodburner.
From the entrance hallway there is a cloak/boot room and snug with multi fuel stove fireplace. An external door leads off to the attached outbuilding and utility room and a second set of stairs rise to a second floor games room/occasional bedroom.
Off the first floor landing, the master bedroom has a Jack and Jill en-suite bathroom connecting to an adjoining bedroom. There are a further two bedrooms and two bathrooms.


The Courtyard/b>
Converted in 2013 and offering unrestricted usage, with front entrance porch leading to the living kitchen, with Rayburn. There is a spacious sitting room, two bedrooms and and a modern shower room. With utility/boot room, further shower room and integral garaging facilities. Access to a range of outbuildings is connected, to include general storage, workshop and laundry areas.
Meadow View & Woodlands (holiday let accommodation)
Two barn conversions, completed in 2013 to a modern standard, with character features retained wherever possible. Each barn offers identical accommodation, with front open porch having a meter cupboard off and door opening into the entrance hallway where stairs rise to the first floor living accommodation. Off the ground floor central hallway there are six bedrooms, three of which have en-suite facilities. There is a family bathroom and utility/cloakroom area and throughout many of the rooms are feature brick exposed walls.
To the first floor is a superb open plan living/dining area, ideal for entertaining large groups and with feature exposed structural steel works being a particular point of interest. There is a cast iron electric stove and the kitchen area is well equipped with light modern units and a plethora of freestanding appliance space. Delightful rural views can be enjoyed from the south facing windows, which flood the area with natural light and there is the addition of a more private sitting room. Adjoining Meadow View are two useful outdoor stores, offering a variety of uses.


The Nest and The Shavings (holiday let accommodation)
These are two similar one bedroom holiday lets, located to the ground floor and being compact, but offering practical open plan living/kitchen and bedroom accommodation with separate shower room.


The Loft (holiday let accommodation)
A first floor holiday let, with open plan living kitchen, two bedrooms and shower room. Offering 646 sq.ft of accommodation in all.


Outside
The properties form part of Cowdale Hall Farm and are approached via a shared drive leading to ample tarmac hardstanding, enclosed by post and rail fencing. Immediately to the front of Woodlands and Meadow View is gravelled seating and a level lawn area. The Old Dairy has a large lawn garden to the west, and attached to the eastern elevation is a large open front block and steel barn extending to about 5068 sq.ft, with utility room and could provide a further garden area following demolition.
Attached to the northern elevation of The Old Dairy, is a further block and steel barn extending to about 5522 sq.ft, with a number of stables and stores, together with WC facilities, ideal for the equestrian enthusiast or perhaps livery, subject to the necessary consents. Attached to this is a large machinery store barn, extending to approximately 2883sq ft.
There is a number of further outbuildings offering a variety of uses, ideal for running holiday let complex, together with open garden areas and circulation space.
Principally the land lies to the west, with grazing and woodland,
mini manege and Caravan Club site.
The location is blessed with stunning rural views and is ideal for those wishing take on countryside pursuits.

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