Longcroft Cottage and the adjacent land is situated in a sought after area in East Staffordshire.
The nearby town of Burton upon Trent offers a comprehensive range of facilities, whilst the villages of Barton under Needwood
and Yoxall are close by and offer a good range of local amenities, including shops, restaurants, schools and leisure facilities.
The cities of Lichfield (7 miles), (Derby (17 miles), Leicester (28 miles) and Birmingham (20 miles) are all within easy reach and
provide more extensive facilities.
Transport links are excellent with access to the A38 just 4 miles away providing a quick link to the M6 motorway and national road
network. From Burton upon Trent there are mainline train services to London Euston from 85 minutes. From Lichfield there are
mainline train services to London Euston and London Marylebone from 75 minutes.
Lot 1 - Longcroft Cottage and arable land extending to about 26.54 acres (10.74 hectares)
Longcroft Cottage is a very well presented detached two storey dwelling extending to approximately 1,172 sq. ft. Built in 1979, the
house is of brick construction under a tile roof.
The entrance hall provides access to a storage cupboard before leading through to the kitchen diner which benefits from fitted
floor and wall mounted kitchen units with a gas hob. The sitting room is equipped with a wood burning stove. The garage/store/
utility room provides additional storage and provides access to the boiler room with oil fired Worcester Bosch boiler and adjacent
WC. There is vacant loft space above the garage/store/utility room.
The first floor comprises two double bedrooms with built in wardrobes and a third single bedroom. A family bathroom with
hand basin, bath with shower over and WC completes the first floor.
The cottage benefits from gardens to both the front and rear elevations, which are laid mainly to lawn and with a driveway
leading to the attached garage. The property benefits from double glazing throughout with heating provided by way of an oil fired central heating system
which was updated in 2017.
The property is subject to an agricultural occupancy condition which states; 'The occupation of the dwelling shall be limited to a
person employed, or last employed, locally in agriculture or in forestry'. A copy of the original planning consent with detail is
available from the selling agent.
The land within Lot 1 comprises about 26 acres of predominantly arable land in a ringfence. The arable land is shown as grade 3
according to the Natural England Regional Agricultural Land Classification Maps, with a small area of grade 4 along the
Stonyford Brook. The land is currently in stubble following a maize crop.
Lot 2 - The land comprises a ring fenced parcel of permanent pasture
land extending to about 4.8 acres with access off Sich Lane. There is a low voltage electricity line crossing the land.
Lot 3 - The land comprises a ring fenced parcel of permanent pasture
land extending to about 6.99 acres with access off Longcroft Lane.
Lot 4 - The land comprises a ring fenced parcel of permanent pasture land extending to about 10.75 acres with access off Dunstall
Lane. The field includes an ash gallop extending to approximately 3.6 furlongs in length in a circuit around the field boundary.
Lot 5 - The land comprises two parcels of arable land extending to about 15.73 acres with access off Dunstall Lane and Thatchmoor Lane.
The land is currently in stubble following a wheat crop.
Lot 6 - The land comprises a single parcel of arable land extending to about 18.67 acres with access off Dunstall Lane. A high voltage
electricity line crosses the land. The land is currently in stubble following a maize crop.
Soil types and land classification
The majority of the land is classified as Grade 3 with a small area of grade 4 (Lot 1) according to the Natural England Regional
Agricultural Land Classification Maps. According to the Soil Survey of England and Wales, the soils are
made up of the Crewe (Lot 1 - 4) and Salop (Lot 5 and 6) series. The Crewe series is described as slowly permeable seasonally
waterlogged reddish clayey and fine loamy over clayey soils, often stoneless and is generally suited to permanent grassland
and some cereal crops. The Salop series is described as slowly permeable seasonally waterlogged reddish fine loamy over clayey soils with slowly
permeable subsoils and slight seasonal waterlogging and is generally suited to dairying on short and permanent grassland
and some cereal crops.
Method of sale and lotting
The property is offered for sale as a whole or in up to six lots as identified on the sale plan. Cross rights and reservations may be
imposed and granted for the provision of access, maintenance, services and other rights where required.
In-going crop valuation/holdover
If appropriate, the purchaser(s) shall be required to take and pay for any growing crops, including enhancement, seed, fertiliser,
sprays and lime, plus tillage in accordance with the CAAV costings guide, in addition to the price offered for the property. Contractors' rates will be charged where applicable. The valuation
is to be made by Fisher German LLP as agents acting for the vendor and valuers appointed by the purchaser(s). If timescales
dictate otherwise then a right of holdover may be required.
Basic Payment Scheme and Environmental Stewardship
The land is registered on the Rural Land Register and the vendors have claimed payments under the Basic Payment Scheme. The
entitlements are not included within the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
If entitlements are transferred, then payment for the current scheme year will be retained by the vendor and the purchaser/s
will indemnify the vendors against any breech of cross compliance.
The property is not entered into any environmental stewardship schemes.
Mineral, sporting and timber rights
As far as they are owned, the mineral, sporting and timber rights are included in the freehold sale.
Rights of way, wayleaves and easements
The property will be sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, wayleaves and easements, whether mentioned in
these particulars or not.
Tenure and possession
The property is offered freehold with vacant possession available upon completion subject to any holdover requirements.
Mains water and electricity are connected to Longcroft Cottage. Heating is by way of an oil fired boiler. Drainage is to a septic tank.
None of the services have been tested by the selling agent.
Any guide price quoted or discussed is exclusive of VAT. In the event that a sale of the property or any part thereof or any right to
it becomes a chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT, such tax will be payable in addition to the sale price.
East Staffordshire Borough Council, The Town Hall, King Edward Place, Burton upon Trent, DE14 2EB.
Telephone: 01283 508000
Fixtures and fittings
All fixtures and fittings whether mentioned or not in these particulars are excluded from the sale, but may be available by separate negotiation.
Richard Scholes at RJS Solicitors, G1 Bellringer Road, Trentham Business Quarter, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. ST4 8GB.
Richard@rjssolicitors.com or Stephanie Woodhouse
firstname.lastname@example.org, tel 01782 646 320
Plans, photographs and measurements
The plans, photographs and measurements within the sales particulars are provided for identification purposes only and do not
form part of the sale contract and the purchaser(s) shall be deemed to have fully satisfied themselves as to the description of
the property. Neither the vendor nor the vendors agents will be responsible for defining the boundaries or the ownership thereof.
Strictly by appointment through the selling agents.
Fisher German LLP
Tel: 01530 410840
Farm For SaleLot 5 Longcroft Cottage and Land, Lot 5 Longcroft Cottage and Land, Yoxall, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire DE13
Guide price £157,000 Sold
15.73 acres of productive arable land
- Productive arable land
- Road frontage
- Vacant possession available
- Suitable for a variety of uses STP