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Guide price £3,450,000

  • 7
  • 5
  • 179.3 Acres

7 bedroom house for sale Fauld, Tutbury, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, DE13

A substantial Grade II listed property together with an extensive range of farm buildings and two modern cottages. Extending in all to about 179 acres. Available as a whole or in 4 lots

  • Lot 1
  • An impressive Grade II listed property, with farm buildings and extending to about 138 acres
  • Lot 2
  • Two modern cottages with garaging and land extending to about 1.9 acres.
  • Lot 3
  • A traditional farm building with an attached modern farm building and land extending to about 6.62 acres.
  • Lot 4
  • Pasture land extending to about 31.92 acres .

Fauld Hall enjoys a superb position, placed less than two miles from the historic village of Tutbury, a very popular village with a good range of amenities situated on the banks of the River Dove. Tutbury boasts many fine Tudor, Georgian and Regency houses in its charming wide main street and has a good range of craft shops, antique, jewellery and clockmakers. The village also has a number of pubs, accommodation and eating places. A wider range of amenities can be found in Burton on Trent and Uttoxeter.

There is a range of private and state schools within a 10 mile radius that includes Derby Grammar and Derby High, Denstone College and Repton School. There is a primary school in nearby Tutbury. There are excellent communication links in the area with easy access onto the A50 which provides a rapid route to the M6, the A38 and the M1.

Fauld Hall is a very special property, rich in history and set in delightful gardens and grounds in an excellent location with fantastic views to the north across the River Dove and towards the Peak District. The original parts of the Hall date to the 1500’s and there have been extensive additions and alterations in both the 18th and 19th centuries. Fauld Hall shows some very attractive elevations and is principally of brick construction with timber framing beneath tiled roofs. Internally, it offers extensive accommodation of great character and is laid out over three floors together with a semi-independent annexe. The Hall has been Listed Grade II in recognition of its architectural and historical importance.

The property includes a useful range of domestic outbuildings, a modern farm building and an extensive range of traditional farm buildings which would appear to offer potential for development, subject to planning. Fauld Hall is offered as a whole or in 4 lots and extends in all to about 179 acres. The largest block of land extending away from the Hall to the north and bordered on the north and east by the River Dove. A second block of Farmland is to the south of Fauld Lane where there is also a good traditional farm building connected to a modern farm building which would appear to offer potential for residential development subject to planning.

To the east of the Hall, beyond the farmyard, there are a pair of modern cottages with good views.

Fauld Hall now requires refurbishment and modernisation.

Fauld Hall
Approached from Fauld Lane into an expansive courtyard formed by the Hall and the traditional farm buildings, Fauld Hall enjoys an elevated position on top of a natural terrace, with superb views across Derbyshire and Staffordshire to the north. The formal entrance is on the southern elevation, a studded oak door in a full height timber framed square bay, opens to vestibule, and in turn to a welcoming central drawing room with an inglenook fireplace formed with alabaster blocks under an impressive timber bressummer, exposed ceiling beam and a large Victorian bay window facing south. Further formal reception rooms to the ground floor include a sitting room which is fitted throughout with painted 18th century panelling and has a fireplace with ornately carved timber chimney piece. There is a snug to the rear of the property, with corner fireplace and built in shelving unit along one wall.

Beautifully situated in the west corner of the Hall, the elegant drawing room is grandly proportioned, with high ceilings, moulded cornice, two chamfered ceiling beams and with dual aspect Venetian windows providing far-reaching views to the north and over Fauld Hall’s own land, and delightful garden views to the west. There is a particularly elegant chimneypiece with an open fire.

A secondary front door opens into a central hallway to the east wing, giving access to a formal dining room with exposed ceiling timbers and stud work and also an inglenook fireplace with alabaster stone pillars. There is a secondary staircase leading to the first floor, and also a utility room. The kitchen is also accessed off this hall and adjacent to the kitchen is a conservatory which has been positioned to enjoy expansive views over the property’s farmland, the winding River Dove and into Derbyshire.

The first floor accommodation can be accessed from two staircases. In addition to the principle bedroom which has an adjoining bathroom and a stair to a second floor dressing room, there are four bedrooms and two bathrooms. From the guest bedroom a staircase leads to an attic room and from a staircase adjacent to the principle bedroom, a staircase leads to a further attic room.

Fauld Hall is complimented by a semi-independent annexe in the east wing. The annexe has a hall, a reception room, a utility room and a kitchenette. On the first floor there are two bedrooms, a WC and a bathroom. There is a storeroom to the first floor, with a door linking back to the main house.

There is an integral single garage, with adjoining coal store and kennels, and a first floor storeroom.

Grounds and gardens
The gardens and grounds at Fauld Hall make a spectacular setting for the house. West of the courtyard, a formal walled rose garden, with a circular lawn, is bisected by a path which leads to the formal entrance to the Hall. A pedestrian gateway leads through the west wall and into delightful gardens with numerous specimen trees, well maintained lawns, and a deep herbaceous border established in front of a south facing wall. A pedestrian gate leads through the north wall to a gravel terrace and the north side of the house.

Beyond the garden, there is a small kitchen garden with fruit cages, and beyond this a tennis court which requires some work. Further west, the land is divided into useful paddocks. There is a swimming pool which requires refurbishment to the south of the rose garden.

Farm Buildings and domestic outbuildings
There is an extensive range of traditional agricultural buildings which form the yard in front of Fauld Hall. There are garages and a workshop on the west side, and a central drive-through barn. The buildings adjacent to Fauld Lane are two storey, as are the buildings on the east side of the yard. The buildings are of brick construction under tile and have glazed openings and stable doors on the ground floor and attractive brick venting on the first floor. The traditional buildings appear to present excellent potential for a variety of uses subject to securing appropriate planning consents.

East of the traditional buildings there is a modern 5 bay steel portal building with block and timber sides under a fibre cement type roof and with a lean too. Opposite this building is an open fronted machinery shed. Mains water and electricity are supplied to some of the buildings.

The principal block of farmland extends away to the north of Fauld and is contained by traditional hedges and post and rail fencing. The easterly edge of the property is demarcated by the River Dove. A belt of mature mixed trees divides the gardens from the pasture with a further copse on the eastern boundary.

Lot 2: The Cottages
A modern brick under tile cottage, 1 Fauld Hall Cottage consists of an entrance hall, a family kitchen, a sitting room, a WC and a conservatory. On the first floor, there are four bedrooms and a bathroom.

A modern brick under tile cottage 2 Fauld Hall Cottage consists of an entrance hall, a kitchen, a sitting room, a WC and a conservatory. On the first floor, there are three bedrooms and a bathroom.

The cottages are connected by the garages, with each cottage having a single garage.

The Gardens and adjoining paddock extending in all to about 1.9 acres

Lot 3: Barn and pastureland
Situated on the south of Fauld Lane, there is a traditional red brick under tile Shepherds Barn connected to a modern multi-purpose steel portal frame building.

The sale of the barn on the south side of Fauld Lane (lot 3) will be subject to an overage clause whereby 30% of the increase in value of the building due to the grant of residential planning permission will be payable back to the vendor. This clause will be in place for 30 years and triggered by the grant of planning permission.

Extending in all to about 6.62 acres

Lot 4: Pastureland to the south of Fauld Lane
Extending to about 31.92 acres and enclosed by traditional hedging and post and rail fencing. Accessed from Fauld Lane.

Land Classification
The land is most suited to livestock grazing. The property is shown on the Provisional Land Classification Maps (MAFF 1988) as being a mixture of Grade 3 and Grade 4

The Cranfield Soil and Agrifood Institute website “Soilscapes” defines the land as being Soilscapes 8, 12 and 20 which are described as follows:
Soilscape 8: Slightly acid loamy and clayey soils with impeded drainage, with a predominantly loamy texture and some clay. Fertility is considered to be moderate to high in broad terms, being considered to be reasonably flexible but more suited to autumn sown crops grassland. Ground conditions are thought to be limited in Spring.

Soilscape 12: This soil is typical for a flood plain, it is a loamy soil that is freely draining. Fertility is considered to be moderate to high, however it is often limited to grassland due to the high risk of flooding. Grazing seasons can be restricted, with an increased risk of poaching and soil damage by livestock.

Soilscape 20: Loamy and clayey floodplain soils with naturally high groundwater, with a loamy and clayey texture. The land is naturally wet with moderate fertility, considered to be suited mainly to grassland. Pasture can be productive where drainage is managed. Grazing seasons can be restricted, with risk of poaching and soil damage by livestock.

The agricultural land lying located to the north can be both accessed via the yard and Fauld Lane. The land to the south is accessed from Fauld Lane.

Basic Payment Scheme and Environmental Schemes
The property is registered with the Rural Payments Agency for the basic payment scheme. The vendors will be making a claim under the Basic Payment Scheme for the 2023 claim year. As a result of the delinking of BPS payments from land use, the entitlements will not be transferred to the incoming purchaser/s. The purchaser/s will indemnify the vendors against any breaches of cross compliance for the 2023 scheme year.

The farm is subject to a Mid Tier Countryside Stewardship Scheme which we understand started on 01/01/2022 and expires on 31/12/2026. The purchaser(s) will be required to indemnify the tenant against any loss due to a breach of cross compliance for the term of the scheme.

Fixtures and Fittings
All fixtures, fittings and furniture such as curtains, light fittings, garden ornaments and statuary are excluded from the sale. Some may be available by separate negotiation.

Mains water and electricity and connected. Drainage is to a private system which may require replacement – this is to be taken into account in any offer made as being the responsibility of the purchaser to replace with a compliant system post-completion.
Oil fired heating at Fauld Hall. 1 Fauld Hall Cottage has LPG. 2 Fauld Hall Cottages has oil fired central heating.

The estimated fastest download speed currently achievable for the property postcode area is around 37 Mbps (data taken from on 01/06/2023). Actual service availability at the property or speeds received may be different.None of the services, appliances, heating installations, broadband, plumbing or electrical systems have been tested by the selling agents.

Fauld Hall and the farm buildings are to be sold freehold with vacant possession.

The agricultural land is let on an Annual Grazing Licence which terminates 30 September 2023.

2 Fauld Hall Cottage is occupied pursuant to a term of contract of employment and we understand it is capable of possession given six months’ notice.

1 Fauld Hall Cottage is to be sold freehold with vacant possession.

Local Authority
East Staffordshire Borough Council

Council Tax band H (Fauld Hall)

Public Rights of Way, Wayleaves and Easements
The farm is sold subject to all rights of way, wayleaves and easements whether or not they are defined in this brochure.

Plans and Boundaries
The plans within these particulars are based on Ordnance Survey data and provided for reference only. They are believed to be correct but accuracy is not guaranteed. The purchaser shall be deemed to have full knowledge of all boundaries and the extent of ownership. Neither the vendor nor the vendor's agents will be responsible for defining the boundaries or the ownership thereof.

Sporting and Timber Rights
As far as these rights are owned they are included in the sale.

Mineral Rights
Are excluded from the sale.

The property is subject to restrictive covenants, more details are available from Fisher German.

Strictly by appointment through Fisher German LLP.

Postcode – DE13 9HR

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From Burton on Trent, head north on the A511, turning left (first exit) at the roundabout onto Burton Road. Continue straight over the next roundabout (second exit) onto Castle Street and then Duke Street and Park Lane. Turn right onto Fauld Lane. Fauld Hall is situated approximately 1.5 miles on the right hand side.

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