Collinge Farm is situated in a rural yet accessible position
about 3.5 miles north of Chester city. The farm lies to the
south of the M56 and to the west of the M53.
Chester city offers a comprehensive range facilities and
amenities, including shops, restaurants, schools and leisure
Transport links are excellent with access to the M56 about
3 miles away and access onto the M53 just 2.7 miles away.
There are mainline train services available from Chester.
There are a range of private and state schools in the
locality including The King’s School Chester, The
Hammond School, The Firs Chester and The Queen’s
Summary of Lots
Collinge Farm is available as a whole or in up to four lots:
Lot 1 – Farmhouse, modern and traditional farm buildings
with stabling, arable land, woodland and paddocks.
Extending in all to about 94.24 acres.
Lot 2 – Traditional farm buildings with planning consent for
conversion to seven dwellings, modern farm buildings,
menage and paddock land.
Lot 3 – Arable land extending to about 15.6 acres.
Lot 4 – Arable and grazing land extending to about 20.03
Approached via a quarter of a mile private driveway, the
farmhouse provides extensive residential accommodation
over two floors and is of brick construction under slate
roof. The farmhouse dates from 1847 and extends to about
3,085.4 sq.ft (286.6 sq.m).
The ground floor comprises; entrance hall, store room,
family sitting room, farmhouse kitchen with fitted floor and
wall units, utility room, office, WC and shower room, rear
entrance hall, and dining room. The well-appointed drawing
room provides excellent entertaining space along with the
conservatory, both of which enjoy impressive views over
the garden and across open countryside. Accessed
externally but adjoining the farmhouse are two useful store
The first floor comprises; seven double bedrooms with
three benefiting from in-built wardrobes and one with large
storage room. A family bathroom completes the first-floor
The farmhouse benefits from a large rear garden, laid
mainly to lawn, with flower beds and a large patio and
seating area for entertaining. Extensive parking is available
within the adjoining cobbled courtyard.
The farmhouse is exceptionally well presented and offers
extensive family living accommodation with entertaining
Drainage is to a private system. Mains electricity is
connected. Heating is provided by via an oil-fired central
Council Tax: Band G
The farm buildings comprise a range of modern and
traditional farm buildings and are described as follows;
1. Steel portal frame former calf shed with concrete floor
and concrete walls. Contains 8 no. stables.
2. Steel portal frame building with concrete floor and
containing 8 no. stables.
3. Five bay general purpose and livestock building of steel
4. Four bay steel portal frame straw shed with earth floor.
5. Five bay general purpose building of steel portal frame
construction with concrete block walls. Contains 12 no.
The land within lot 1 comprises about 92 acres of grazing
land, paddocks, arable land, woodland and amenity land in
a ringfence. The land is fenced in the most part and
bordered by mature hedgerows. Part of the land is utilised
for the livery business.
The southern boundary runs adjacent to the Shropshire
Lot 2 comprises a range of traditional and modern farm
buildings. Three of the traditional buildings benefit from
planning consent for the conversion to seven residential
Planning consent (Application number: 17/01536/FUL) was
granted by Cheshire West and Chester Council on 26
September 2019 for the ‘Conversion of farm buildings into
7 dwellings, single storey extensions, two detached garage
buildings, new agricultural buildings and extension to
existing farm building’.
Further details may be found on the Cheshire West and
Chester Council website or from the sole selling agents.
The additional buildings within lot 2 comprise;
1. Steel portal frame former silage clamp used for livestock
2. Dutch barn cubicle shed with pitched lean-tos. Utilised
for livestock housing.
3. Five bay steel frame livestock building.
4. Former parlour of brick construction with loose boxes.
5. Feed store.
The land within lot 2 comprises paddock land, exercise area
and a sand based menage.
Lot 2 will benefit from a right of way for all purposes along
the farm drive.
Lot 3 comprises about 15.6 acres (6.31 hectares) of arable
land. A right of way for access along the farm drive will be
granted to the purchaser of lot 3 if sold separately.
There are no services connected to lot 3.
Lot 4 comprises about 20.03 acres (8.11 hectares) of
arable land and grazing land. A right of way for access
along the farm drive will be granted to the purchaser of lot
4 if sold separately.
Where available, a cross right and reservation will be
provided for the provision of a water supply to lot 4 if sold
The farm has diversified over a number of years with the
establishment of a successful livery business. There are
approximately 60 no. stables in all with a communal
menage and sufficient paddock and grazing land.
All liveries agreements are on a DIY basis and are let under
individual licences. Services including water and electricity
are included within the monthly licence fee. The vendors
supply hay, straw and bedding to the licencees. Further
details are available from the sole selling agents.
Soil Types and Land Classification
The farmland is shown as grade 3 on the Agricultural Land
Classification Plans. The soils may be described as slowly
permeable seasonally wet slightly acid but base-rich loamy
and clayey soils across the majority of the farm. A small
All liveries agreements are on a DIY basis and are let under
area of land along the western boundary may be described
as slightly acid loamy and clayey soils with impeded
The land is generally suited to grass production and cereal
Method of Sale and Lotting
The property is offered for sale as a whole or in up to four
lots as identified on the sale plan. Cross rights and
reservations will be imposed and granted for the provision
of access, maintenance, services and other rights where
required if the property is sold in lots. The Vendors are
prepared to consider alternative lotting structures subject
to separate negotiation.
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 included within the sale.
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
Mineral, Sporting and Timber Rights
The mineral, sporting and timber rights are included in the
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.
Interested parties should be aware of three National Grid
high voltage electricity pylons with overhead power lines
crossing the farm.
Tenure and Possession
The property is offered freehold with vacant possession
available upon completion subject to existing licences any
Mains water and electricity are connected to the property. A
three-phase supply is connected to the farm buildings.
Drainage is to a private system. 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
Cheshire West and Chester Council, 4 Civic Way, Ellesmere
Port, CH65 0BE.
Tel: 0300 1238123
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.
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 and
neither the vendor nor the vendors agents will be
responsible for defining the boundaries or the ownership
Strictly by appointment through the selling agents.
Fisher German LLP
Tel: Chester 01244 409660
From Chester follow Liverpool road heading north towards
Backford. Merge onto the A41 before turning right onto
Rake Lane. After approximately 0.2 miles the farm entrance
will be found on your right-hand side.
Please note: Fisher German LLP and its Joint Agents give notice that: 1. They have no authority to make or give any
representation or warranty on any property whether on their own behalf or on behalf of their clients or otherwise. 2. They
do not owe any duty of care to you and assume no responsibility for any statements, representations, warranties or
otherwise made in the particulars and you should not rely on those in the particulars. 3. The particulars are produced in
good faith, are set out as a general guide only and do not constitute or form an offer or a contract or part thereof. 4. Any
photographs, descriptions, plans, measurements, distances and any other details in the particulars are approximate
estimates only taken as the property appeared at the time and should not be relied upon as factually accurate. 5. Fisher
German assumes prospective purchasers/tenants have carried out inspections to satisfy themselves that the information
in the particulars is correct.
Particulars dated June 2021. Photographs dated June 2021.
Farm House For SaleCollinge Farm, Backford, Chester
Offers in Excess of £2,300,000
An exceptional residential and equestrian farm with arable, grassland and woodland in a highly sought after and accessible location.
- Traditional seven bedroom farmhouse
- Range of traditional farm buildings with
- Range of modern livestock and general
- purpose buildings
- Equestrian facilities including 60 no. stables
- and menage
- Arable land, grassland, woodland and