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27 June 2014 14:20:10|News

Arable farm bordering Cannock Chase seeks offers in excess of £1.3 million


A 159-acre arable farm on the edge of the historic Staffordshire town of Rugeley and bordering Cannock Chase Country Park is on the market with agents Halls with a guide price In excess of £1.3 million.
Upper Birches Farm comprises a substantial five bedroomed farmhouse with a range of modern and traditional buildings and highly productive and fertile, Grade Three arable land.
The farmhouse stands to the north of the farm buildings and is accessed via a tarmacadam driveway with a parking area to the front and side.

The ground floor accommodation comprises an inner hall, lounge with an open stone fireplace, dining room with patio doors to a paved patio, office, fitted kitchen with exposed beams, sitting room with a woodburner, rear hall, utility, pantry, wc and cellar. Upstairs an L-shaped landing leads to five bedrooms and a bathroom.
The house has rosebeds and a pathway to the front, while to the rear there is a feature ornamental shrub border, raised rose borders, patio, lawn, conifer hedge and dog kennel. A small orchard to the side of the house has plum, apple and cherry trees.
Outbuildings include a coal house, double garage, store and greenhouse. An enclosed hard standing area was previously used for caravan storage and an enclosed vegetable garden is situated adjacent to the farm buildings.
A range of modern, steel framed farm buildings has recently been used to store machinery, fodder and grain, while a range of traditional buildings is partially dilapidated. The buildings are surrounded by a good range of concreted yards and access tracks.
The buildings comprise a two storey building with a stable, former pig shed and workshop, all with loft space, a former cow shed, cattle shed with five bays, cattle yard, former pig pen, two machinery stores, grain store, former pig shed, three dilapidated railway carriages and wood store.
The land is split into two blocks by a railway, with the main block, which extends to 89.35 acres and includes the farmstead, accessed via the main driveway and from the buildings.

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