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Guide price £2,500,000 Sale Agreed

Sale Agreed

  • 6
  • 4
  • 44.76 Acres

6 bedroom house for sale Newchurch, Darley Oaks Farm, Hoar Cross, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, DE13

An exciting opportunity to purchase a substantial Grade II listed house enjoying excellent views, together with a large range of farm buildings and land, in all about 44.76 acres.

  • 4 reception rooms
  • 6 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms
  • Dining kitchen, Utility room, WCs, and cellar
  • In all about 4,736 sq. ft. (GIA)
  • A large adjoining annexe of about 872 sq. ft. (GIA)
  • Traditional farm buildings about 5,931sq. ft. (GIA) in all
  • Modern buildings about 33,981 sq. ft. (GIA) in all
  • Double Garage
  • Formal gardens with a tennis court, and a large pond
  • Extensive yard areas
  • Pasture and arable land about 38.84 acres
  • About 44.76 acres in total

Darley Oaks Farm sits in a rural position to the East of the sought-after village of Hoar Cross and to the South-West of the St George’s Park National Football Centre in East Staffordshire. There are excellent transport links North to the A50 or South to Lichfield on the A515. The Branston junction of the A38 is about 7 miles to the East, whilst East Midlands Airport and Birmingham International are both easily reached. Burton on Trent and Lichfield Trent Valley railway stations are about 7 miles and 12 miles away respectively.
The nearby village of Hoar Cross offers a pub and highly regarded spa, with a wider range of services found in Lichfield, and Burton on Trent. The location offers good access to the major Midland’s cities of Birmingham, Derby and Nottingham.
The local area offers great opportunities for walking, cycling, horse riding, and with sailing on Blithfield Reservoir. The area is well served by highly regarded schools including John Taylor High School in Barton under Needwood. Private schools in the area include Repton School, Repton Prep, Derby Grammar, Derby High School, Lichfield Cathedral School and Denstone College.

Darley Oaks Farm provides an exciting opportunity to purchase a substantial house with a large range of buildings set centrally within about 44.76 acres of land, which will appeal to a broad range of purchasers. The location provides easy access to major communication links and urban centres. The house benefits from excellent views and extensive accommodation, and the ranges of traditional and modern buildings also offer great potential to be put to a variety of uses including office space, residential uses, or commercial uses, subject to the necessary consents (see Overage below). The property is available as a whole.

Darley Oaks Farmhouse sits in an elevated position with far reaching views and offers extensive accommodation extending to about 4,469 sq. ft. gross internal area (GIA) including the cellar. The front door leads into an extensive reception hall of about 7.76m x 4.78m with an adjoining
guest WC. The formal reception rooms are accessed off the hall, and include the Drawing room, Snug and Dining room, and which benefit from a range of features such as handsome fireplaces, with a mix of woodburners and gas fires, picture rails, and high ceilings. Doors from the
reception hall and Drawing room provide access to the gardens. The kitchen and breakfast room extends to about 9.42 m x 4.46 m (max) with a range of bespoke floor and wall mounted units, and an island, surmounted by granite surfaces; a pair of French doors leads out to the sun
terrace and gardens.
A second hallway can be accessed from the kitchen or via an external door and it provides access to a cloakroom and WC, a utility room, a pantry and an office. A further external door opens into a courtyard area with access leading into the annexe.
The first floor of the house includes a master bedroom of about 4.91 m x 4.72 m which has a range of fitted wardrobes and an en suite shower room. There are three further first floor bedrooms, one being en suite, and a family bathroom. The second floor offers two spacious
bedrooms with a range of fitted storage. All of the bedrooms benefit from excellent views.

The annexe offers versatile ancillary accommodation extending in all to about 872 sq. ft. Designed as a one bedroom property for independent living of a family member, it still requires internal decoration and fit out, allowing scope for alternative uses and an incoming purchaser to finish the accommodation to their liking.
Approval of application P/2023/00824 stipulates that occupation of the annexe is to be ancillary to the house.

Adjoining the driveway, farmhouse and annexe, are the formal gardens which offer a range of mature borders with a selection of choice shrubs and trees. There are extensive lawned areas, and mature hedges provide screening. To the East of the house is a hard surfaced tennis court with fencing. Building 7 adjoins the driveway and is an open fronted red brick building which is used as an additional three bay garage. There is a large pond stocked with carp set within an area of grass and trees to the West of the yard.

A range of traditional farm buildings of red brick construction are set around a courtyard directly to the North of the farmhouse, and are part two storey. This range extends to about 5,339 sq. ft. GIA (Buildings 2 and 3).
Buildings 4-6, 9-10 and 15 are a range of modern buildings having a mixture of steel and concrete portal framed construction with some brick and block walling, and a mix of roofing materials and extend to about 26,415 sq. ft.GIA in total. Buildings 11-14 are a range of poultry type
buildings which are linked together and are of timber construction and extend to about 8,331 sq. ft.GIA in total.
Adjoining the buildings are extensive concrete yard areas. The buildings present scope for a variety of uses subject to the necessary consents (please see the Overage section below).

The land extends to about 44.76 acres in all which is comprised of about 13.61 acres of permanent pasture and about 25.23 acres of arable. The land is let subject to a Farm Business Tenancy although notice has been served to bring the tenancy to an end at the end of April 2024.

Solar Panels and heating systems
The property benefits from solar panels providing a 30 KW generation system, which was commissioned on 19/6/13. A feed in tariff (FIT) payment is being received. Further details available from Fisher German.

The property is sold subject to a pre-existing overage clause which we understand became effective in March 2003 for a period of 80 years. On implementation of development (as defined by Section 55 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990), or sale with the benefit of planning permission for development, two-thirds of the increase in the value due to the grant of planning permission will be payable to The Duchy of Lancaster.

Mineral, sporting and timber rights
The mineral rights are excluded. Planning application ES.19/02/504 M was approved for British Gypsum Ltd to extend the operations of their Fauld mine to include mining beneath the land to the North of the buildings and yards of Darley Oaks Farm. Further details are available from Staffordshire County Council’s planning department or from Fisher German.

Land type
The land is classified as being predominantly Grade 3 and according to Soilscape (England) the land is a mix of loamy and clayey soils.

Tenure and Possession
The freehold of the property is for sale. The land is let under a Farm Business Tenancy although notice has been served by the landlord to bring the tenancy to an end on April 30th 2024.x

Rights of way, wayleaves and easements
We are not aware of any footpaths or bridleways crossing the property. The property is sold subject to all rights of way, wayleaves and easements whether or not they are defined in this brochure.

Environmental schemes
We are not aware of any agri-environmental schemes on the land.

Local authority
East Staffordshire Borough Council.

Fixtures and Fittings
Carpets, curtains, blinds and all other fixtures and fittings, garden ornaments, stone troughs and statuary are excluded, but may be available by separate negotiation.

Mains water and three phase electricity are connected. Drainage is to a septic tank. None of the services, appliances or electrical systems have been tested by the selling agents.

Strictly by appointment through Fisher German LLP.

Postcode – DE13 8RJ
Please note that the post code does not lead to the property if you are using sat.nav.
What3words: ///flinch.upper.galloping
From the Barton-under-Needwood junction of the A38, follow the B5016 West through the village and continue to the village of Yoxall. On reaching the T-junction, turn right onto the A515, and continue northwards. Continue straight over the roundabout. After about one
mile, continue passed The Foresters Arms on the left hand side, and after a further mile the drive entrance to Darley Oaks Farm can be found on the right hand side immediately after the woodland.

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