A Peak District farm in the same family for four generations has been brought to the market for the first time in 80 years – with a guide price of £1.94 million.
Peaslows Farm and Farmhouse, in the village of Sparrowpit, extends to approximately 169.89 acres and, until recently, was the base of a highly productive dairy unit run by the father and son team of Winston and John Cartledge.
The farm housed a 230 head dairy herd producing an average of 12,500 litres. In total, approximately 370 animals were housed on the farm. John has recently relocated to Somerset to expand into different areas of farming, taking the dairy herd with him.
He said: ‘’I will miss working everyday surrounded by the amazing landscape that the Peak District boasts. I will also miss being so close to two active livestock markets. I just hope the future owner gets as much pleasure from working at Peaslows as my family has.”
The stone built Peaslows Farmhouse dates back to 1876 and has three double bedrooms, underfloor heating in the kitchen and traditional features. The land is predominantly permanent pasture divided into numerous grazing and mowing enclosures.
The farm benefits from a range modern steel portal framed farm buildings covering over 3,530 square metres. Included in these are the milking parlour, dairy unit with 188 cubicles and mattresses, and further cubicle building with electric scrapers.
The dairy unit is on slats which provide 100,000 gallons of underground storage. There is also a one and a half million gallon slurry pit, silage clamps, a borehole water supply for the cattle sheds and solar panels delivering around £8,000 of benefit per annum.
The farm is being jointly marketed by Savills and Bagshaws.
Savills farm agent Sam Thomas says: “The sale of Peaslows Farm offers an exciting opportunity to purchase a dairy or livestock farm in this beautiful part of the world and the ability to commence milk production immediately upon completion if desired.
“A rural location close to the Derbyshire towns of Chapel-en-le-Frith and Buxton – and within an hour’s drive of both Manchester and Sheffield – mean it offers the best of both worlds while lending itself to diversification opportunities.”