A SOUTH Cheshire organic farm near Malpas which has been owned by the same family for more than 80 years has gone on sale for £1.6 million.

Crabtree Farm in Crabtree Lane in Cuddington is being sold because owner, Richard Bennion is retiring and the farm sale is being conducted by Halls Estate Agents.

The farm is located in a peaceful location and is two miles from Malpas and 16 miles from Chester and it comprises a detached four-bedroom house, modern and traditional farm buildings and 115 acres of grassland, partly Grade II.


Halls director Shaun Jones said: "Crabtree Farm enjoys a desirable and peaceful location, 400 yards from the nearest neighbour, and will appeal to a wide range of potential buyers."

Planning permission has already been granted to turn barns into two homes.

A Halls spokesperson said: "The modern storage building provides a rare opportunity to build a family home with work or storage space in a slightly elevated, south-facing, private location.

"Adjoining land might be available by separate negotiation."

The spokesperson added: "The charming, traditional Cheshire farmhouse, which has scope for modernisation, has a stained glass feature window in the inner hall, a fitted kitchen/breakfast room with beamed ceiling and pantry, living, reception and dining rooms with open fireplaces and a cloakroom with WC on the ground floor.

"A staircase leads from the entrance hall to four bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor.

"The farmhouse is surrounded on three sides by extensive lawned gardens with a patio, attractive pond, native trees, including fruit varieties, shrubs, a large vegetable patch bordered by fruit bushes and a brick garden store. There is also an adjoining 0.34-acre paddock.

"The farm buildings, which are served by a large concrete yard, comprise single and two-story brick barns with potential for stables, a lean-to, two cubicle sheds, two Dutch barns, a cattle shed with a feeding passage, and timber cow kennels.

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"The mostly level land surrounds the farmstead in two blocks and provides good silage yields.

"Around 40 acres, comprising large, rectangular fields adjoining Wrexham Road, has grown arable crops.

"A number of ponds west of Crabtree Lane provide sporting and amenity potential.

"A borehole provides water to the house and mains water is connected to the modern farm buildings and barns."

To book an appointment call Shaun Jones or Michelle Smith on 01743 450700.