87.62 acres, Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire

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For Sale - Guide Price £2,195,000


  • Georgian five bedroom farmhouse requiring modernisation
  • Farmhouse annexe in need of comprehensive refurbishment
  • A range of traditional buildings comprising a range of single and two storey red brick outbuildings
  • Central courtyard
  • A range of workshop
  • garage
  • loose housing areas
  • dairy parlour
  • tank room and farm office
  • The traditional buildings may have potential for alternative uses subject to the necessary consents
Lot 1 - A farmhouse with an annexe, an extensive range of traditional and modern buildings which could be put to a variety of uses with land, about 87.62 acres in all



Longcroft Farm is a highly productive commercial dairy farm with extensive residential accommodation and a range of modern and traditional farm buildings. The farm has been in the hands of the same family for over 50 years. The family have now taken the decision to retire from dairy farming. The sale represents a very rare opportunity to acquire a substantial acreage in east Staffordshire with centrally located farm buildings which may have potential for alternative uses subject to the necessary consents.

Longcroft Farm is situated in the sought after area of East Staffordshire. The nearby town of Burton upon Trent offers a comprehensive range of facilities, whilst the villages of Barton under Needwood and Yoxall are close by offering a good range of local amenities, including shops, restaurants, schools and leisure facilities. The cities of Lichfield (9 miles), Derby (23 miles), Birmingham (28 miles) and Leicester (38 miles) are all within easy reach and provide more extensive facilities. Transport links are excellent with access to the A38 just 4 miles away. The national road network can be accessed via the M6 motorway (4 miles). From Burton upon Trent there are mainline train services to London Euston from 85 minutes. From Lichfield there are mainline train services to London Euston and London Marylebone from 75 minutes. There are a range of private and state schools in the locality including Repton School, Denstone College, Abbotsholme School and Foremarke Hall Preparatory School.

Summary of Lots
Longcroft Farm is available as a whole or in up to six lots:

• Lot 1 - Longcroft Farmhouse, Annexe, Buildings and land extending to about 87.62 acres

• Lot 2 - The Gatehouse

• Lot 3 - Buildings and land extending to about 30.30 acres

• Lot 4 - Land extending to about 65.65 acres

• Lot 5 - Land and woodland extending to about 58.48 acres

• Lot 6 - Land extending to about 40.43 acres

Lot 1 - Longcroft Farmhouse, Annexe, Buildings and land extending to about 87.62 acres
Longcroft Farmhouse

The Georgian farmhouse has significant Victorian additions andis of traditional red brick construction under a tile roof and extends to about 2,895 sq.ft. (269 sq.m.). The farmhouse is approached from Longcroft Lane with a private driveway.
Parking and access is also available from the adjacent courtyard. Accommodation is laid out over two floors and the property requires some internal modernisation throughout. The ground floor accommodation comprises entrance hall with
access to three reception rooms, study and downstairs bathroom with WC, basin and shower. Access is also provided to a small cellar via a staircase from the hallway. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a farmhouse kitchen with fitted units and electric cooker. The rear garden can be accessed via French doors from the sitting room. The first floor comprises of a master bedroom a family bathroom, and four further double bedrooms.
The farmhouse benefits from garden area to the west and south elevations laid mainly to lawn.
The property has single glazed timber framed windows throughout and heating is provided by way of an oil fired central heating system. The vendors carried out works to repair and replace the roof of the farmhouse in addition to new insulation being installed in 2014. Drainage is to a private system and mains electricity is connected.
The farmhouse further benefits from a roof mounted solar array located on the adjacent annexe.
EPC rating: F

Longcroft Farmhouse Annexe
The annexe which requires comprehensive refurbishment adjoins the farmhouse and comprises a storage room, kitchen/ utility and
pantry, WC, sitting room and office with further storage rooms and two bedrooms. The annexe is single storey and of red brick construction under a tile roof. The annexe has single glazed timber framed windows throughout. There is no central heating system installed. We are informed that the annexe does not benefit from consent for residential use.

The farm buildings
The extensive range of farm buildings within lot 1 have been developed over several decades as the dairy herd increased. The traditional buildings comprise a range of single and two storey red brick outbuildings around a central courtyard.
The buildings comprise a range of workshop, garage and loose housing areas along with the dairy parlour, tank room and farm office. The traditional buildings may have potential for alternative uses and conversion potential to residential and/ or commercial uses subject to the necessary consents. The modern farm buildings comprise a range of livestock housing, feed stores and grain store further described within the building schedule. In addition to the buildings there are a number of silage clamps and a dirty water lagoon.

The land within lot 1 comprises about 79 acres of predominantly arable land and temporary grassland in a ringfence. The arable land has been farmed under a cropping rotation of maize, winter wheat and temporary grass leys. Part of the land is in stubble following the maize crop with the remainder in temporary grassland.

Acreage: 87.62 Acres








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