THE dream of flying over Ellesmere's Mere from your own airstrip could turn into reality, provided you have a spare £3million plus to hand.

Halls Estate Agents, in Ellesmere, is selling Haughton Farm, near the Mere, at a whopping £3.25m, with the 236-acres livestock and arable holding sparking plenty of interest.

The land has a farmhouse with 18th century origins at its centre plus gardens, buildings and an even an airstrip stretching out for more than 400 metres which is reportedly used by its current owner, plus two hangars.

Whitchurch Herald: Halls Estate Agent. Halls Estate Agent. (Image: Halls)

A spokesman for Halls said: "The farm briefly comprises a substantial period farmhouse residence with lovely surrounding gardens, a range of traditional farm buildings with potential, more modern multi-purposes buildings and surrounding land in convenient sized enclosures extending, in all, to 235 acres, or thereabouts."

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They added: "The residence at Haughton Farm is a stunning period farmhouse of great charm and character which dates back, originally, to the 18th century, with later additions.

"The accommodation extends to over 5000sqft, is set over three floors and provides six reception rooms, seven bedrooms with three further second floor attic rooms.

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"The substantial internal accommodation retains numerous interesting period features and offers the opportunity to modernise and improve according to one's individual tastes and preferences.

"Outside, the property is complimented by good-sized mature lawned gardens with an extensive gravelled terrace, a cobbled yard and productive kitchen garden."

They continued: "The farm buildings are conveniently positioned with regard to the farmhouse and are principally set around concreted yards.

"They include a substantial range of traditional farm buildings which have considerable potential for residential conversion (subject to planning permission).

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"The more modern farm buildings include a number of buildings formerly used in dairy farming and for stock rearing and machinery storage.

"A most unusual feature is the two aeroplane hangars (one lockable and secure) and which have been used by the current owner for many years in conjunction with the adjacent 427m grass airstrip."


Advertising the farm on Right Move, Halls says that some of the land may even offer 'significant' leisure potential – subject to approval from Shropshire Council – as it backs onto the Mere.

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The advert also confirmed that around 115 acres are being used for arable production with the remainder in grass.

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