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Available in 6 Lots
Springfield Farm is an extremely rare mixed use estate being strategically well situated with excellent access onto the A59 Trans Pennine, Yorkshire to Lancashire trunk road which links the A1(M) to the east and M65 to the west. At the heart of the Estate lies an excellent food processing factory, together with
associated storage and offices extending to over 57,000 sqft.
The facility has been regularly upgraded and extended to include 80 car parking spaces, up to 20 HGV trailer and unit spaces operated 24/7, 365 days and planning having previously been granted for a new cold store, welfare centre and research development centre. The attractive original stone farmhouse and barn have been partially converted into 5 apartments ideal for family, staff or to generate income.
The Estate, which is offered for sale or to rent, has enormous potential for a variety of uses subject to planning, which could include food production, storage, farm shop, rural retail, leisure and residential to take advantage of the excellent access, infrastructure, proximity to the high traffic volumes on the A59, and local labour force in the Wharfe and Aire Valleys.
The factory is situated adjacent to the farmhouse at the end of the main drive. It is approached via a secure gated access with security centre. On the east side of the drive is a large car park with HGV parking to the west.
The factory, which sits on a site extending to about 7.83 acres (3.17 hectares) has evolved over the years but in summary comprises a modern food processing plant which was purpose built as a liquid egg processing facility but could suit the requirements of a dairy or similar pasteuriser or food related operator.
The factory comprises an industrial style building which has been built up and extended over the last 40 years, with significant investment during the last three years. The main building is of a steel portal framed construction with profile steel cladding to the elevations beneath a profile steel clad roof. The building has a concrete floor at ground floor level.
Internally the processing and industrial areas have insulated GRP white wall cladding to the elevations with non-slip flooring throughout. An extension to the factory was completed in July 2013 which contains a silo/production line as well as a small pack refrigerated area. Further works undertaken in the last five years include a new processing line, fridge, loading bay, docks and canopy with static racking system.
The office areas within the factory benefit from double glazed UPVC windows, Cat II lighting and perimeter trunking, which have been upgraded during the last three years.
Springfield Farmhouse comprises a two storey detached property of solid stone construction to the elevations beneath a pitched stone slab covered roof. The property contains two dwellings and has been partially converted to provide a further three apartments. It offers flexibility for occupation wholly as two larger private dwellings or two dwellings (units 2 & 3) plus three apartments (units 1,4 & 5) the latter for occupation by employees of the adjacent factory.
The farmhouse range is presently split to provide five, 3 bedroom apartments which are part completed with approximately 5,839 sq ft of accommodation.
The farmhouse offers great potential and flexibility for a number of uses, be it residential or commercial, including conversion to office accommodation to complement the adjacent factory, subject to the necessary planning consents.
On approach to the farmhouse there is a large parking and driveway area which could be split to provide parking for each apartment. In addition, the farmhouse benefits from a large side and rear garden which is primarily laid to lawn with herbaceous borders. This leads through to a large orchard with woodland shelterbelt providing a buffer and screening from the adjacent factory. In total Lot 2 extends to about 2.96 acres (1.20 hectares)
Lot 3 extends to 15.82 acres (6.40 hectares) and comprises two parcels of productive meadow land situated either side of the drive to Springfield Farm. The northern parcel adjoins lot 2 and has frontage and access onto Cold Cotes Road with access also off the drive. The southern block has frontage onto the A59, can be accessed from the drive and adjoins the boundary of lots 1 and 4
Lot 4 adjoins lots 1 and 3 and extends to 31.48 acres (12.74 hectares). It comprises a single block of productive pasture land split into seven fields with dry stonewall boundaries and having frontage and access onto both the A59 and Kettlesing Lane.
Lot 5 extends to 13.95 acres (5.65 hectares) comprising three grass paddocks with frontage onto Kettlesing Lane and the A59 and wrapping around the side and rear of the Millstone restaurant.
A large block of permanent pasture and meadow land which extends to about 88.09 acres (35.65 hectares) with road frontage and access from both the A59 to the north and Constable Ridge Road to the west. There is an internal hardcore track which provides good farm access to all fields throughout the land. This land has been significantly improved in recent years with the addition of liquid egg fertiliser, a by-product of the factory’s previous use