Smithells Farm, Higher House Lane, Heapey, Chorley, Lancashire PR6 9BU
Guide Price to £ 850,000
For Sale by Informal Tender to be submitted no later than 12pm on Wednesday 4th October 2023
A traditional Lancashire farm smallholding comprising a detached stone farmhouse in need of renovation, a large detached stone barn with potential, further outbuildings plus approximately 2 acres of grassland. All set in about 3 acres in this most popular of locations between Heapey and White Coppice near Chorley.
Smithells Farm farmhouse, traditional barn and outbuildings are accessed via a private driveway with off-road car parking together with a separate field gate entrance to the grass paddock.
There is an extensive garden to the front of the property which has been well maintained and includes mature trees and a raised patio fronting the farmhouse.
The Farmhouse and Barn back onto the paddock grassland. There is a timber stable outbuilding and opposite the stone barn is a useful 2 bay Dutch barn.
The farmhouse requires extensive renovation /refurbishment and due to the instability of the roof structure we cannot allow internal access for safety purposes.
We have therefore produced a walkthrough video together with floor plans to assist in providing sufficient details of internal accommodation
YouTube link https://youtu.be/qKSvhiSkGHQ
Smithells Farmhouse is constructed of solid wall elevations under a part stone flagged roof and part tile clad roof. The farmhouse has previously been split into two cottages and indeed has two separate access doors at ground floor level together with separate staircases whilst the property is recognised as a single dwelling house.
The farmhouse affords the following accommodation;
Lounge 5.13m x 4.55m Open fireplace. Stairs to first floor with understairs storage. Exposed beam ceiling.
Kitchen 5.03m x 2.23m Fitted base units with inset single drainer stainless steel sink. Electric cooker point. Exposed beam ceiling.
Rear Cloakroom/ Downstairs Toilet 4.24m x 1.5m Downstairs Bathroom 2.2m x 1.51m
Comprises bath, wash hand basin. Part tiled walls.
Cottage Kitchen 4.44m x 4.26m Inset cast iron cooker range, stone flagged floor, entrance door
Utility Room 3.2m x 2.19m Belfast style sink, plumbing for washing machine, stone flagged floor.
Pantry 4.24m x 1.89m Stone floor. Wall mounted electric meter. Open understairs.
Bedroom 1 5.05m x 4.51m Double bedroom with vaulted ceiling stairs from lounge.
Bedroom 2 4.54 mm x 2.26m Single bedroom.
Bedroom 3 4.55m x 2.68m
Double bedroom to front with fitted cupboard housing how old cylinder and header tank.
Bedroom 4 4.35m x 4.29m Double bedroom to front with open fire.
Landing 2.34 m x 4.24 m (includes stairwell)
Lean-to garden store 3.69m x 3.15m Constructed of brick and stone wall elevations under a monopitch slate clad roof.
There is a flagged patio to the front of the farmhouse overlooking the formal gardens to the front. Side garden provides access to the rear.
Traditional Stone Barn 17m x 6.55m
A detached traditional stone barn constructed of solid wall elevations under a pitch slate and stone flagged roof which measures approximately 17m x 6.55m floor area and incorporates a main barn plus Shippon with loft over and lean-to stalls. Attached Stone Pig Cote
Dutch Barn 9.25m x 4.7m
Two bays 30ft x 15ft constructed of steel stanchions, open-sided, under a pitch asbestos cement clad roof.
Timber Out Building 8.8m x 4.92m plus lean-to 9.44m x 3.12m
Constructed of timber frame and timber cladding part open storage part livestock Loose housing and stable.
There are approximately 2 acres (0.8 ha) of productive grassland adjoining the property, which has the benefit of a separate field gate access onto Higher House Lane.
Mains water and electricity. Foul drainage to private septic tank.
The buyer will be required to replace the septic tank with a waste treatment plant within three months following completion of sale to meet the Septic Tank Regulations 2020.
Freehold. Immediate vacant possession available. No vendor chain
Council Tax – Chorley Council Tax Band ‘E’
Energy Performance Certificate – An energy efficiency rating within Band G which is valid until 3 September 2033
The purchaser will be responsible for erecting and forever maintaining a permanent livestock proof fence between points ‘A’ and ‘B’ as shown on the identification plan.
External viewing is available without appointment during daylight hours subject to prior notification via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note there is no ‘For Sale’ board at the property at the seller’s request.
Internal viewing is not available for safety reasons. Our video walkthrough viewing is available on YouTube link https://youtu.be/qKSvhiSkGHQ
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Please note that Higher House Lane via Heapey Road is closed until 20 September 2023 due to roadworks.
Please access Higher House Lane via Hollin Lane, White Coppice or via Moor Road.
Guide Price £ 850,000
Informal tenders are invited by 12 noon on Wednesday 4 October 2023
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