Derbyshire Properties are delighted to present this very rare to the market smallholding located within the semi-rural location of Oakerthorpe in the North East Derbyshire district. The smallholding is made up of detached 4 bed dwelling house, curtilage and a range of agricultural buildings including two stable blocks together with a large block of agricultural land in all extending to circa 22 acres. The property lends itself ideally for those looking for an equestrian facility, a lifestyle property or a range of other uses such as holiday lodges (subject to planning)
The property has been owned by the same family for 34 years and has been used to generate revenue from a number of activities including B&B, free range eggs, fishing lake, caravan storage, livery and renting our outbuildings for workshops and storage as well as a cherished family home. As this is a probate sale there is no chain.
Originally constructed in 1968 is this brick built, stone faced dwelling with later extensions to the side and rear elevations. The dwelling is situated back from the road with a driveway to the side and is well screened from the road by mature trees. To the rear of the property looks out over open countryside with far reaching views.
Situation & Location
Oaktree farm is situated in open countryside in a semi-rural location on the outskirts of the village of Oakerthorpe in the North East Derbyshire district. Oakerthorpe is a small village in close proximity to the town of Alfreton, approximately 2.5 miles away. The property is also within easy reach of Matlock (6 miles), Chesterfield (10 miles) and the city of Derby (15 miles) due to the good road links by the A615, A61 and A38. The M1 motorway is also easily accessible from the property. A wide range of amenities can be found in Alfreton and Matlock with the secondary schools in each location. A more local primary school is situated in the nearby village of Wessington. The nearest train station is Ambergate (5.5 miles) and the nearest airport is the East Midlands (28 miles).
• Front entrance
• Main entrance hall
• Dining room (4.25m x 3.93m)
• Sitting room (5.67m x 5.49m)
• Conservatory (4.10 m x 3.62 m)
• Kitchen (3.62 m x 3.61 m)
• Rear entrance porch
• Pantry/utility (3.57 m x 2.46 m)
• Double bedroom (3.63 m x 2.61 m) with large en-suite bathroom
• Double bedroom with fitted furniture (3.90 m x 2.99 m) with large en-suite bathroom with corner bath and separate shower cubicle.
• Double bedroom with fitted furniture (4.26 m x 3.94 m) with en-suite shower room
• Double bedroom (4.18 m x 2.49 m) with access through to adjoining en-suite bathroom
• Bathroom having corner bath and separate shower cubicle
Buildings And Fixed Equipment
All of the buildings are located around the main farm area and include
*Timber clad barn (former chicken shed) with double doors, concrete flooring, power and light points and is currently used for storage (GIA 13.41 m x 8.46 m)
*Lean to (against born) of block and timber construction with corrugated sheeting cladding, concrete floor, power and light points comprising off: 1- workshop (4 m x 4 m approximately) 2- Storage room (4 m x 8 m approximately)
*Open sided pole barn with corrugated sheeting roof and cladding
*Lean to of concrete block walls and timber frame construction with corrugated sheeting clad roof
*Open on one side into pole barn. Internal stables/tack rooms/storage rooms and hard-core floor
*Further lean to storage sheds containing chicken feed store and chicken pens
*Block built stable block under profile clad roof comprising six stables with light points and water
*Gated caravan storage yard area
The land of the properties around the smallholding have historically been utilised for for a number of revenue generating purposes including free range chicken farming, livery, storage, workshops, caravan storage and renting out fields.
• Agricultural grassland extending to 11.34 acres subject to a periodic farm business tenancy. This is over the two fields to the west and north-west of the dwelling. This land is level past your land, in good heart and is mown for silage.
• Fishing lake with Island extending to approximately 1.03 acres which historically been let to a fishing club on an annual tenancy which is now ceased. Surrounded by mature trees.
• Remaining past year use this directly for horses grazing in connection with the delivery business (now ceased) extending to approximately 7.18 acres.
• Vegetable garden, orchard and free range chicken Paddocks all adjacent to the farm buildings – owner occupied.
* There is a footpath and way leave for electricity cables
The land is classified as grade 3 under DMAFF agricultural land classification scheme.
Tenure- The property is valued freehold with vacant possession, save the two fields to the west and north-west of the farmhouse, which are subject to an existing periodic farm business tenancy agreement with an annual rent passing of £550 per annum. This agreement however whilst active as at the date of the valuation, I understand is due to terminate in December 2021.
Oil fired central heating, mains water, mains electricity and private drainage to septic tank. Broadband connection.
Outbuildings-Mains water and single phase electricity to the majority of the outbuildings.