- *MIXED ARABLE AND GRASS LAND FARM CONSISTING OF APPROX 90 ACRES*
- *CHARACTER STONE FARM HOUSE*
- *RANGE OF MODERN AND CHARACTER FARM BUILDINGS AND BARNS*
- *2 SETS OF BUILDINGS HAVE CLASS Q PERMISSION FOR CONVERSION INTO DWELLINGS (THIS HAS BEEN RESUBMITTED)*
- AVAILABLE AS A WHOLE OR IN 3 LOTS
- LOT 1 - THE WHITE LODGE, BUILDINGS, 45 ACRES ARABLE, AND 6.5 ACRE PADDOCK - £1,300,000
- LOT 2 - TRIANGULAR PADDOCK EXTENDING TO 2.66 ACRES - £40,000
- LOT 3 - WALTHAM ROAD LAND EXTENDING TO 35.79 ACRES - £275,000
*CHARACTER STONE FARM HOUSE*
*RANGE OF MODERN AND CHARACTER FARM BUILDINGS AND BARNS*
*2 SETS OF BUILDINGS HAVE CLASS Q PERMISSION FOR CONVERSION INTO DWELLINGS (THIS HAS BEEN RESUBMITTED)*
AVAILABLE AS A WHOLE OR IN 3 LOTS
LOT 1 - THE WHITE LODGE, BUILDINGS, 45 ACRES ARABLE, AND 6.5 ACRE PADDOCK - £1,300,000
LOT 2 - TRIANGULAR PADDOCK EXTENDING TO 2.66 ACRES - £40,000
LOT 3 - WALTHAM ROAD LAND EXTENDING TO 35.79 ACRES - £275,000
The White Lodge is located in the beautiful Leicestershire Wolds, to
the North of the Market Town of Melton Mowbray with its famous Cattle
Market, on the edge of the Vale of Belvoir, between the villages of
Waltham on the Wolds and Eastwell.
Melton Mowbray – 6 Miles
Grantham – 12 Miles
Nottingham – 21 Miles
Leicester – 25 Miles
A magnificent Ironstone Farmhouse with parts dating back to
the 16th Century, offering a great deal of character throughout,
including beams, exposed stonework and a delightful ‘Inglenook’.
Oil central heating, sealed unit double glazing to most windows.
The property comprises:
Entrance Porch with Cloakroom/w.c. off.
Hall with staircase leading to first floor.
Boot Room with steps leading down to Utility Room & Further
Dining Room with beamed ceiling, stone fireplace and original
pine corner cupboard, door to Garden Room and Lobby which
gives access to :-
Living room with beamed ceiling, stone walls and ‘Inglenook with
fire grate and built in seating.
Garden Room with windows and door overlooking the formal
gardens, Velux roof lights, tiled floor with under floor heating.
Farmhouse Kitchen with bespoke solid pine cupboards and 4
oven oil powered AGA, walk in pantry.
Part Gallery Landing with feature arch window.
Bedroom 1 with window to front and side.
Bedroom 2 with window to front.
Bedroom 3 with windows to side and rear.
Bedroom 4 approached via steps, window to rear.
Bathroom with window to rear.
Separate Shower room with window to side.
There are 2 cottages attached to the west side of the Farmhouse that
are not included in the sale. The vendor has a right of way across the
Strictly by prior arrangement with the agents.
The land is classified as mixture of Grade 2 and Grade 3 on the
agricultural land classification map east midlands covering this area.
Basic Payment Scheme
The land is registered with the Rural Payments Agency for the Basic
Payment Scheme. The Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements will be
included in the sale..
The land has not been entered into any Agri-Environmental schemes.
The farm is in a nitrate vulnerable zone.
The vendor will harvest the 2021 crops and will work with any
purchaser for the 2022 growing season subject to negotiation.
The farm and land benefit from mains water.
Public Rights of Way, Wayleaves & Easements
The property is being sold subject to all Rights of Way, whether
public or private and subject to all Easements and Wayleaves
whether specifically mentioned or not. Public footpaths have been
identified by a green line on the enclosed map.
Sporting, Mineral, Timber etc.
The sporting, mineral and standing timber rights are as far we are
aware are owned and therefore included in the sale.
Melton Borough Council
Parkside, Station Approach, Burton Street,
Melton Mowbray, LE13 1GH
Telephone: 01664 502502
Value Added Tax
The land is not elected for VAT
Method of Sale
The freehold property is for sale by private treaty.
Castle Meadow Road
The Farm Buildings Comprise
An agricultural building with concrete floor, approximately 60ft x
40ft. Steel frame with corrugated asbestos roof sheets sitting on
steel purlins. Motorway crash barrier panelling to rear, sides and
part of front with corrugated steel sheet cladding to front and rear,
plus a small part of Yorkshire boarding to one side. To the front
there are three four rail sheeted yard gates (two of which are in a
pair) and a six-rail metal gate.
An agricultural building, approximately 65ft x 75ft in total
encompassing a 15ft lean to at the rear and 10ft extension on
one side. The main body of the building has a steel frame and
concrete flooring with corrugated asbestos roof sheets which
sit on wooden purlins. A section of the flooring is sunken to
one side for vehicular access with an earth base. Breeze block
walling front and one side, with railway sleeper walling to rear.
Clad in corrugated steel sheeting with some corrugated asbestos
sheeting in part. The 15ft lean to is constructed of telegraph poles
with corrugated asbestos sheeting to the roof and side. The 10ft
extension has a concrete floor, wooden rafters and purlins and is
clad in corrugated steel sheeting.
An agricultural building with concrete floor, approximately 70ft
x 60ft. Steel frame with corrugated asbestos roof sheets sitting
on steel purlins. Brick walling in part to rear with three internal
sections divided by a combination of breeze block, corrugated
steel and wooden panelling. Two bays for vehicular access to
either side of front, clad above and centre with corrugated steel
sheeting and wooden boards. One side and part of the rear is
clad with box profile steel sheeting, with the remainder of the rear
clad in corrugated steel sheeting.
Class Q Development Planning Permission:
The Vendor secured confirmation from Melton Borough Council
that Prior Approval was granted for Class Q conversion of barns
to provide two dwellings on site by virtue of an application
approved on 12th March 2017 (Reference: 17/00013/GDOCOU),
a copy of the correspondence is available within the data room.
Subsequent to this original Class Q permission, the Vendor
resubmitted a second application in March 2018 for Class Q
Prior Approval in order to make some minor amendments to the
scheme and to extend the lift of the consent. The second Class
Q application was confirmed by Melton Borough Council on 4th
June 2018 with a condition that development must be completed
within 3 years from the date on which prior approval was granted.
The reference of the second application is 18/00386/GDOCOU.
A third application for Class Q rights was submitted to Melton
Borough Council on 12th March 2021 described as a resubmission
of the second application and at the time of writing
this application is awaiting determination. The third application
seeks confirmation that Class Q rights can be used for the
conversion of agricultural buildings to 2 dwellings and the
reference number is 21/00318/GDOCOU.
The drawings submitted with the second Class Q Prior Approval
application list the plot sizes for the two proposed dwellings as
• Plot 1 – 2,201.33 sqft (204.51 m2)
• Plot 2 – 2,460.85 sqft (228.62 m2)
A copy of the drawings submitted with all three Class Q Prior
Approval applications is made available for interested parties to
download from the data room.
"Harry Baines and the team at Shoulers were instrumental in making our family purchase of land run smoothly. Shoulders always easy to get hold of despite the challenges of a national lock down professional, knowledgeable and happy to help. It was refreshing to deal with a genuinely friendly team built on established rural values who always gave our relatively small transaction their full attention and stepped in where they could to help which was much appreciated. We are delighted with our purchase."