Blackmoss Farm is superbly situated just north of the market town of Longridge in the sought after Ribble Valley of Lancashire. The Forest of Bowland, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, lies just immediately to the north.
The farm has been owned and run by the Vendors family for over 50 years as a productive and progressive dairy farm which has capacity for milking in excess of 300 cows together with followers and has been subject to regular improvement and investment which now results in a substantial range of portal framed buildings which provide for approximately 55,000sq.ft of space together with the 3 residential dwellings. A highlight of the farm is that it lies within a ring fence of 348.08 acres (140.87 hectares) or thereabouts of fertile and productive grade 3 land which has the advantage of plenty of internal farm tracks giving easy access to grazing systems.
Blackmoss Farmhouse sits centrally within the farmstead and comprises of a traditional, stone-built farmhouse with slate roof. Internally, the accommodation is set over two floors to include; entrance porch into open kitchen/diner with Aga, front sitting room, rear pantry, office, lounge and dining room and to the first floor, four good sized bedrooms and a family bathroom. The property has a number of character features and has the benefit of central heating. To the side of the farmhouse is an attached double height traditional Barn with alternative use potential (subject to planning consent) and to the side of the farmhouse is a private garden.
A refurbished and redeveloped two bedroomed cottage of stone under pitch slate roof, located to the rear of the farmhouse, fully refurbished in approximately 2007, internally providing entrance door leading directly into kitchen/breakfast room, lounge, master bedroom with ensuite, family bathroom and second bedroom. The property has the benefit of underfloor heating system. Externally, good sized gardens to the side and rear with patio offering privacy and outside enjoyment. An attached insulated and reroofed barn offers scope for extension of the cottage. (subject to planning consent).
Blackmoss Farm Workers Cottage
Located to the western edge of the farmstead, accessed directly off the farm drive, the cottage was constructed in the late 1960s of block under slate roof with garage and utility. Internally, the cottage comprises of; kitchen breakfast room, lounge, inner hall, cloakroom, to the first floor three good sized bedrooms and family bathroom. Externally, the cottage has good sized gardens to the surrounding offering privacy away from the farm.
The farm buildings comprise an extensive range of traditional and more modern farm buildings set centrally within the farm and have been designed to accommodate in excess of 300 milking cows plus followers with the herd milked through a modern DeLaval Herringbone 18/36 Parlour.
The extends to a total of 348.08Acres or thereabouts of which 317.79acres (128.60 Hectares) are predominantly flat or gently undulating pasture and meadow land running between 100-140m above sea level. The land is classified as grade 3 under the Defra Agricultural Land Classification Maps of England and Wales and the soils are generally a fine loamy soil over clay and clay soils with some moss ground to the south.
The Vendors have worked hard to maximise the productivity from the grassland with a programme of sword management together with extensive drainage of the land. Also benefitting from several farm tracks which aid livestock and vehicular movement. The land is also interspersed with various mature woodland plantations extending to 25.87acres (10.47Hectares), all making for a very attractive setting. The land also has frontage onto Longridge Road to the south.
In addition, there is a portal framed out building and yard area located in NG 2558 which may have some alternative use potential (subject to planning consent)
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