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Woodhouse Farm, Woodhouse Lane, Brown Edge | £ 1,250,000 | SSTC

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Woodhouse Farm, Woodhouse Lane, Brown Edge
Woodhouse Farm, Woodhouse Lane, Brown Edge
Woodhouse Farm, Woodhouse Lane, Brown Edge
Woodhouse Farm, Woodhouse Lane, Brown Edge
An excellent working dairy farm, in an excellent location! Woodhouse Farm sits in open countryside on the outskirts of the sought after village of Brown Edge, and surrounded by panoramic views. The farm consists of a range of modern farm buildings, shed and currently has cubicle capacity for 96 livestock plus additional loose housing. There is an existing slurry lagoon and covered pit within the farmstead, surrounded by 103 acres or thereabouts of sound, highly productive grassland with it all being suitable for mowing and grazing purposes.

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The property is located in just on the outskirts of the village of Brown Edge, being approximately 7 miles from Leek, 5 miles from Biddulph and only 6 miles to the centre of Stoke on Trent.


From our Derby Street Leek office proceed out of the town on the A53 signposted Potteries upon reaching the village of Endon passing The Plough Inn on the right hand side take the forth turning on the right hand side signposted Brown Edge. Follow the road into the village of Brown Edge, and take a right turn onto Sytch Road which is approximately 200m past the Hollybush Inn. After mile, bear left onto Woodhouse Lane, and the farm can be found on your left hand side after a short distance.


The main farmhouse is constructed of brick under a tiled roof and provides comfortable family living accommodation. The property is split into two living quarters known as The Homestead' and Woodhouse Farm House'. Combined the house would provide a spacious 3 - 4 bed family house.


The property briefly comprises the following accommodation:-
Entrance Porch 2.74m x 2.21m

Kitchen Diner 5.91m x 6.5m

Having a blue slate tiled floor; solid fuel rayburn which provides heating for the house; country chef range cooker with two ovens and ceramic hob; inglenook fireplace; range of kitchen units and Belfast sink; beams to ceiling

Solid wood Staircase and Banister leading to;

Living Room 6.68m x 5.93m

Large fireplace with log burner; blue slate tiled hearth with solid oak mantle and brick surround.

Bedroom One 2.9m x 3.92m

Double bedroom; ceiling light and fan.

Bedroom Two 3.92m x 3.34m

Double bedroom with range of built in wardrobes, shelves and dressing table; window seat; ceiling light and fan.

Bathroom 4.23m x 2.15m

Spacious family bathroom with large double shower; traditional English ceramic white suite comprising hand wash basin with mixer tap, WC, bidet; heated towel rail; tiled walls; airing cupboard


This property is in need of modernisation throughout but offers the potential for spacious living accommodation.
The property briefly comprises the following accommodation:-

Porch 3.55m x 1.18m

Quarry tile floor

Kitchen Diner 4.3m x 3.94m

Quarry tile floor; solid fuel rayburn with brick surround which provides heating for the house; kitchen wall and base units

Pantry 2.62m x 1.79m

Quarry tile floor; usual range of shelving

Bathroom 4.32m x 1.37m

Quarry tile floor; WC; Bath and tiled walls

Living Room One 4.35m x 4.31m

Solid fuel log burner set in tiled surround; cupboard and drawers in set

Living Room Two 4.32m x 3.65m

Open fire place with tiled surround


With open staircase leading to;

Bedroom 4.48m x 3.97m

Spacious double bedroom with built in wardrobes and fireplace


The garden is at the front of the property, mainly made up of a grass lawn area, with small wooden garden sheds to the side of the house which sit of a paved area.
Adjoining the house is a range of brick and tiled buildings as follows ;
Fuel Store/Workshop - 2.54m x 1.84m
Single Garage - 5.57m x 2.57m
Utility and Store Room - 5.69m x 3.03m
Concrete floor; plumbing for a washing machine; Switch over switch to run generator


Stone and tiled Former Shippon - 13.75m x 5.62m - concrete floor with boskins still in place. Loft above utilised for storage. Adjacent Store - 3.13m x 1.77m.
Two storey brick and tile Former Shippon - 16.32m x 5.32m - concrete floor with reinforced loft above with a block and sheeted Lean To - 6.82 x 3.79
Atcost concrete framed Implement Store - 7.35m x 18.23m with concrete floor and loft above. There is a blocked separated dairy as part of this building.
Lean to Store - 18.04m x 4.37m - concrete floor


Parlour (Part of the above Store) - Abreast parlour with 5 milking units, boskins for 14 cattle utilised for the parlour; corn loft above.
Block and sheeted Former Shippon - 14.04m x 4.86m with boskins for 14 cattle, with a Lean To Store - 17.13m x 4.35m.
Portal framed Cubicle Housing - 13.56m x 44.27m with 96 cubicles and large feed area covered in the same building; concrete floor throughout.
Portal framed Loose Housing - 27.16m x 12.2m - Six calving and young stock pens; feed passage; concrete floor.
Portal framed covered Fodder Store - 27m x 9.7m - concrete floor; concrete panel walls.
To the rear of the cubicle housing is a large Slurry Lagoon with concrete floor


The land has the benefit of frontage to the country road that runs from Brown Edge to Ball Green along the northern boundary. It is noted for its excellent productivity with the vast majority of the land being suitable for mowing as well as grazing, being level in nature and in good heart.


We note that the properties are connected to mains electricity with a mains water supply. The dwellings are also connected to private drainage.

Local Authority

The local authority is Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.

Basic Payment Scheme

All the eligible land was registered for the basic payment scheme in 2015 and the entitlements are not included with the sale and may be available by separate negotiation if required, subject to the rules of the RPA.

Tenure and Possession

The property is held freehold and vacant possession will be given upon completion.


The plans provided in these particulars are indictive and for identification purposes only and interested parties should inspect the plans provided with the conditions of sale with regards to precise boundaries of the land.
Please click 'brochure' to see full details, maps and plans.

Wayleaves and Easements

The property is sold subject to and with the benefits of all rights, including rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplies and other rights and obligations, easements, quasieasements and restrictive covenants and all existing and proposed wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains and water, whether or not referred to in these stipulations, the particulars or special conditions of sale.

Please note

The agent has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures, fittings or services and cannot verify they are in working order or fit for their purpose, neither has the agent checked the legal documents to verify the freehold/leasehold status of the property. The buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor or Surveyor.


By prior arrangement through the Agents. Please email: or telephone 01538 373308


Messres. Graham Watkins & Co. for themselves and for the vendor or lessor of this property whose agents they are, give notice that:
1. All statements do not constitute any part of, an offer of a contract;
2. All statements contained in these particulars as to this property are made without responsibility on the part of the Messrs. Graham Watkins & Co. or the vendor or lessor;
3. None of the statements contained in these particulars as to this property are to be relied on as statements or representations of fact;
4. Any intending purchaser must satisfy himself by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of the statement contained in these particulars;
5. The vendor or lessor does not make or give also Messrs. Graham Watkins & Co., nor any person in their employment has any authority to make or give, any representatives or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property.