****SUPERB REDUCTION****10 ACRES SUPERB LAND, STABLES, EXCELLENT EQUESTRIAN FACILITY AND PROPERTY***MUST BE VIEWED****Holt Farm was developed by the current vendor in the late 1980s. The sympathetic, quality renovation works to the Grade II Listed farmhouse are testament to the extensive historic research and local knowledge used in the design of each room. Holt Farmhouse now offers five bedrooms, three reception rooms, farmhouse kitchen, preparation kitchen, conservatory, adjoining double garage and dog runs.
Holt Farm extends to approximately 4.10 hectares (10.12 acres) and benefits from excellent equestrian facilities with a convenient yard layout providing immediate access to adjoining grass turnout paddocks. The yard includes hardcore parking/storage areas with ample room for turning and parking horseboxes and cars, loose boxes with stabling for up to nine horses, tack and feed room, sand surfaced lunging/turnout area and an impressive 20m x 40m all weather surface outdoor exercise arena.
Located on the outskirts of Coppull, the farmhouse and yard are set in mature gardens that afford great privacy and are approached via a private access road. The property benefits from views of the Douglas Valley and surrounding area. EPC Grade = F
Holt Farmhouse is thought to date from at least the 16th Century. It was the Chief House of Houlte , the dower house of Mary Tatton 1546-1614. The house is a Grade II Listed building and contains many character features which can only be truly appreciated during a viewing. Part of the
house is half timbered with wattle and daub construction. A document suggesting the history of the property is titled Holt Farm in the Sixteenth Century and is available for inspection on request (prepared by the current owner).
The farmhouse is a spacious but cosy two storey detached brick built house under a blue slate roof with radiators in all rooms and double glazing throughout.
Tiled floor and plate rack.
7' 2" x 6' 4" (2.18m x 1.93m)
With WC, wash
hand basin, and shower cubicle with Mira
Preparation Kitchen Area
8' 7" x 8' 2" (2.62m x 2.49m) Fitted with wall and floor units, clothes rack, steel enamel sink unit.
16' 8" x 13' 11" (5.08m x 4.24m) Under stairs pantry, tiled floor, fitted wall and floor units, steel enamel sink unit, feature beam ceiling, Watson range
cooker, complete with farmhouse kitchen table, four chairs, and Welsh Dresser.
Porch (leading into Sitting Room): with stone flag floor.
17' 4" x 16' 1" (5.28m x 4.9m) South facing with inset fireplace, wood burning stove, and feature beam ceiling.
21' 3" x 8' 7" (6.48m x 2.62m) Timber on brick construction with stone flag floor.
16' 6" x 7' 9" (5.03m x 2.36m)
16' 8" x 10' 8" (5.08m x 3.25m) Wood burning stove, feature stone fireplace, priest hole and exposed timbers.
Library / Snug
9' 3" x 8' 3" (2.82m x 2.51m) Fitted with bookcases to two walls.
Ground Floor Bathroom
Three piece suite comprising panel bath, part tiled walls, WC, wash hand basin, airing cupboard.
Containing boiler room.
17' 9" x 16' 6" (5.41m x 5.03m) Exposed timber beams
En-Suite Shower Room
shower room incorporating shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin, fitted cupboards.
17' 9" x 11' 2" (5.41m x 3.4m) With exposed timber beams
14' 6" x 12' 11" (4.42m x 3.94m) Fitted cupboards.
13' 0" x 9' 4" (3.96m x 2.84m) Fitted wardrobe.
9' 1" x 7' 6" (2.77m x 2.29m)
The house benefits from mains electricity,
mains water, a septic tank and gas/oil central heating with timber/coal fires located in two rooms. Two boilers serve the house and an oil tank is located in an outbuilding.
The house sits in mature gardens and grassed areas incorporating kitchen gardens, lawned area, flagged patio,
greenhouse, amenity pond (formerly thought to be a moat), brick built outbuilding under blue slate roof for
household/garden storage and two dogkennels with side openings into two caged dog runs.
Holt Farm affords good access from Wigan Lane (A5106) via a private vehicular access road.
The house is in Council Tax Band E. Chorley Council s annual charges for a Band E property are £1,891.98 for
Stables & Buildings
The stables, buildings, manege and yard area are situated conveniently close to the house. There are spacious parking and turning areas with hardstandings adjacent
to the buildings and stables which comprise: L-shape range of six timber built loose boxes and tack room. Two timber built loose boxes. Three bay barn with box profile cladding
to all but one side, earth floor with electricity and lighting.
Lunging/turnout area with all weather surface and drained
All weather exercise arena: 20m x 40m built into land with wind break, full drainage system, flood lighting positioned in the fencing, and a sand rubber mix surface.
Holt Farm totals approximately 4.10 hectares (10.12 acres) and is shown edged red on the plan within these sales
particulars. The land is down to permanent grass and lies between 70 and 80 metres above sea level. It is classified
as being Grade 3 on the Land Classification Maps for England & Wales.
Access to the land from the yard area provides convenient turnout paddocks. Paddocks have the benefit of a mains
water supply via the stables.
Single Payment Scheme
2.52 hectares of land is registered on the Rural Land Register. The vendor will use his best endeavours to transfer the 2.52 Single Farm Payment Entitlements to the
purchasers when a sale completes. If the
vendor claims the Single Farm Payment Entitlements in 2013 then purchasers will be required to ensure that they comply with the 2013 Cross Compliance Rules for
the period up to 31st December 2013 so as not to jeopardise the 2013 claim.
Freehold with vacant possession. Holt Farm is registered with the Land Registryunder Titles LA816163 and LA797792. There are currently 6 liveries occupying
the stables and land. Their agreement can either be terminated before sale contracts complete, or purchasers may wish to continue with the business. Easements, wayleaves & rights of way The holding is sold with the benefit of and subject to all existing rights of way, easements and wayleaves. Public footpaths 60 and 62 cross the land and through the yard area from Wigan Lane.
Annual wayleave payments are received for electricity poles and lines servicing Holt Farm.
Mineral & Sporting Rights
Coal and mineral rights have been reserved by a previous owner. Sporting rights are included with the Freehold.
Fixtures & Fittings
There are many fine pieces of furniture in the house. Some furniture, curtains and Integral kitchen appliances will be
included in the sale, and some will be available by separate negotiation. These will be discussed with interested parties
on an individual basis.
Holt Farm is situated in the Borough of Chorley and is subject to the policies (including Green Belt) set out in its Local Plan which was adopted in August 2003. The farmhouse is Listed as Grade II on the English Heritage Listed Buildings Register. A copy of the Listing is available on request. Any enquiries regarding planning can be
made to Chorley Council (Tel: 01257515151).