Elm Farmhouse, offices, farmyard, buildings and
undulating pasture extending to about 48.26 acres (19.53 hectares)
Elm Farmhouse is a two storey unlisted period dwelling, sited adjacent to the farmyard and office courtyard with a garden to the rear. Formerly used as offices and ancillary overnight accommodation, the property extends to in excess of 2,600 sq ft over two floors. Brick built with rendering, it provides light and spacious living space together with a cellar. The handsome property retains a great deal of charm and character providing three reception rooms, kitchen washroom and stores on the ground floor with 5 bedrooms and a bathroom to the first floor and 2 further loft rooms. The property is in need of modernisation or redevelopment to bring it up to current standards.
GARDEN AND GROUNDS
To the northern and easterly sides of Elm Farmhouse, there are well-established gardens with lawned areas. To the south of the property, a number of outbuildings provide supplementary storage.
FARMYARD AND AGRICULTURAL BUILDINGS
Located south of the farmhouse, the farm buildings provide extensive modern accommodation extending to nearly 23,000 sq ft. The buildings are well suited to stock rearing, cattle and sheep in particular but would also lend themselves to equestrian purposes subject to necessary permissions.
Generally steel portal framed, most have concrete and earth floors under concrete fibre cement roofs and block and sleeper cladding alongside some Yorkshire board cladding. There is a pole barn to the north of the yard as well as a former slurry tank. The yard itself is a mix of concrete and scalpings, providing excellent hard aprons for storage, material handling, access and parking. There is a bank of photovoltaic panels on the roof of one of the buildings.
Immediately east of the farmhouse and with its own road access is a courtyard of traditional buildings converted to offices and meeting rooms. Mainly located on the ground floor there is a suite of first floor offices and an excellent conference / function room being a converted Grade II listed barn.
Currently used by the Organic Research Centre, they have been sympathetically converted and provide in excess of 5,300 sq ft of floor area with parking available in the central courtyard or to the rear.
Providing mainly undulating pasture in a mature setting and enclosed by mature hedges and woodland, the land lies to the south of the farmstead and is certified organic land.
Classified as being a mix of Grade III and IV on the Agricultural Land Classification maps, the land is further characterised as being slowly permeable, base rich loamy and clayey soils and well suited to its current use.