Apesford, Bradnop, Leek

Guide price

Bedrooms: 7

Frank Marshall LLP are pleased to offer for sale this rare opportunity to acquire a country residence set on the edge of the Peak District and offering spacious accommodation, a bed and breakfast business facilities coupled with pasture land and excellent equestrian and/or livery prospects.

A stone built homestead set in nearly two acres and comprising: 2 reception rooms, large conservatory, 7 double bedrooms of which 6 are en-suite, outdoor equestrian arena, under cover sand school and stabling for up to 12 horses.

A further 27.5 acres of pasture land adjacent to the farmhouse and buildings at a guide price £8,000 - £10,000 per acre is available by separate negotation. Purchasers are invited to offer for the whole of this land, or in part to suit.


Nestled alongside a picturesque country lane within close proximity of Ashbourne and Leek, Apesford is located on the edge of the Peak District in an "Area of Outstanding Beauty" and offers spectacular views over the surrounding countryside.

The cities of: Manchester—35 miles, Birmingham— 60 miles, Sheffield— 44 miles, Derby— 25 miles, Nottingham— 40 miles, Stoke on Trent- 14 miles.

The towns of: Leek— 3 miles, Ashbourne— 12 miles, Buxton— 15 miles, Bakewell— 27 miles, Macclesfield— 17 miles, Congleton— 17 miles


From Leek Town Centre take the A523 out of Leek on the Ashbourne Road for about 3 miles. Pass through Bradnop and then take the right hand turn signposted Apesford/Basford. Go over the old railway and the property is situated on the left hand.

The main homestead along with 2 acres is being sold and is approached via a tarmac drive with paddocks on either side. In brief the accommodation comprises:

Conservatory 19´3´´ x 11´11´´ (5.87m x 3.63m)

Made of medium oak UPVC with polycarbonate roof and dwarf wall. Classic, durable slate tiled floor, log burner, electric fan and lights. Radiator. L shape leading to:

L Shaped Kitchen 18´9´´ x 14´9´´ (5.72m x 4.51m)

With a range of base and top units, granite work surfaces, Belfast sink with hot and cold mixer taps and tiled floor following through from the Conservatory. Rangemaster oven (available under separate negotiation) with granite splashback and extractor fan over. Integrated dishwasher, fridge and freezer. Spotlights to the ceiling and natural character beams. Two steps down to:

Dining Room 15´6´´ x 12´2´´ (4.74m x 3.72m)

Slate tiled floor and oil fired Rayburn supplying hot water. Exposed beam to the ceiling. Oak front entrance door with glass panel detail. Door to hallway and further door leading to:

Lounge 14´9´´ x 14´1´´ (4.5m x 4.29m)

With oak floor and inter room log burner under bridle arch. Windows to two sides. Exposed beams. Wall lights and door through to:

Snug 14´ x 11´ (3.62m x 4.27m)

With oak floor and inter room log burner under bridle arch. Windows to two sides. Exposed beams and wall lights. Door to:

Second Kitchen 13´8´´ x 13´1´´ (4.18m x 4.23m)

Recently renovated and fitted with a range of Oak hand built units with granite worksurface and fitted with a range of appliances, with tiled floor, plumbing, Ceiling spot lights. Three windows and oak double doors out to garden.

Oak staircase leading to first floor.

Central Hall—accessed from the Dining Room

With oak floor. Rear lobby and Boiler Room housing oil fired boiler providing central heating and domestic hot water. Plumbing for two washing machines. Security lighting.

Bedroom Two 16´0´´ x 14´7´´ (4.89m x 4.46m)

Dual aspect and door to garden. Radiator.

Ensuite wet room with shower and tile surround. Low Level WC. Pedestal wash hand basin. Heated towel rail.

Second oak staircase leading to:

Landing with access to roof space. Radiator and window to rear.

Bedroom One 16´5´´ x 10´0´´ (5.01m x 3.04m)

Window and radiator. Exposed beams to the ceiling. L shape offering additional space totalling 2.3m x 1.41m (7.6´ x 4.7´) 3.25 square meters sufficient to hold a further single bed or bunk beds. Folding doors leading to:

Ensuite shower room

Comprising large shower cubicle with electric shower, pedestal hand basin, WC, tiled floor and extractor fan.

Bedroom Three 16.´2´´ x 12´3´´ (4.92m x 3.74m) (maximum including ensuite shower and cupboard)

Window to front. Radiator. Store cupboard off containing hot water cylinder and immersion heater. Folding doors leading to:

Ensuite shower room

Comprising corner electric shower, pedestal hand basin, low level WC, extractor fan and tiled walls and floors.

Bedroom Four 14´2´´ x 9´4´´ (4.32m x 2.85m) to front of wardrobes

Range of fitted wardrobes along one wall. Walk in wardrobe with hanging rail and shelves. Radiator and window to front aspect. Folding door to:


With low level WC and hand basin with cupboard below. Tiled walls and floor.

Rear Landing

With oak floor and stairs to second kitchen/hall.

Family bathroom 12´3´´ x 10´1´´ (3.75m x 3.32m)

White suite containing spa bath, vanity unit with basin having hot and cold mixer taps with cupboard below. Separate corner shower cubicle containing feature shower. Radiator and extractor fan. Tiled floor and floor to ceiling wall tiles.

Separate WC with low level suite and wash hand basin. Panel walls to dado level.

Bedroom Five 12´0´´ x 10´10´´ (3.66m x 3.32m)

Window to south aspect and door to external stone steps leading down to the garden. Pine fronted cupboards with hanging rails, shelves and hot water cylinder with immersion heater. Access to roof space.


Detached Stone Barn annexe containing:

Bedroom Six 14´7´´ x 8´5´´ (4.44m x 2.56m)

With electric powered radiator and wall lights. Door to:

Ensuite comprising panelled bath, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, shower fitting, shaver socket, extractor fan and wall mounted heater, Currently a double bedded room.

Bedroom Seven 13´6´´ x 9´2´´ (2.81m x 4.19m) maximum to front of wardrobes

With electric powered radiator and fitted wardrobes. Currently a twin bedded room. Door to:

Ensuite comprising low level WC, wash hand basin, bath with shower fitting, shaver socket, extractor fan and wall mounted heater and tiled walls.

Impressive Two Storey Barn 20´3´´ x 66´8´´ (6.3m x 20.8m)

Benefitting from complete renovation in 2002-3 in the same stone as the main residence. The barn was re-roofed and the ground and upper floors were replaced at this time.

Planning permission was granted on this barn a number of years ago for conversion to provide further holiday accommodation and work has since been carried out which may secure planning to present day; however prospective purchasers will need to satisfy themselves on this point.

Currently the barn offers the following:

Workshop with double doors, two good sized loose boxes, store and;

Rear Lean To 17´8´´ x 60´0´´ (5.4m x 18.28m)

Constructed from stone with interlocking tiled roof. Containing a further three loose boxes and garage with double doors. Electric lighting.

To the rear of the barn is a:

Covered Sand School 52´6´´ x 44´3´´ (16.0m x 13.5m)

Constructed of steel frame, fibre cement roof and panelled walls.

Former Cow Shed equipped as American Style Barn with blocked walls and steel frame, currently split into seven large Loddon boxes with back door leading to access to grazing fields.

Outdoor Arena with rubber base 66´0´´ x 124´8´´ (20.1m x 38.0m)

With wooden fence surround and double entrance gates.

Front paddock currently used for poultry with Stone Barn 21´8´´ x 11´2´´ (6.6m x 3.4m) within.

Further paddock on the opposite side of the drive. Both paddocks are of ideal size for laminitic ponies.

The property has full planning permission to run a Livery Yard.

General Information

Tenure & Possesion

The property is freehold and vacant possession will be granted upon completion


Main water and electricity are connected. Oil fired central heating.

Single Farm Payment

We understand that part of the land is registered for the Single Farm Payment.

Clarification should be obtained from your Solicitors prior to completion.

Solar Panels

We understand that the 4kw PV Solar Panel System was installed in June 2011 with an anticipated yield of £1500 per annum and a projected saving of £300 per annum on electricity usage. The right to this income will be transferred to the new purchaser. It is the purchaser´s responsibility to clarify their legal position in respect of this.


Strictly by appointment through the sole agents, Frank Marshall LLP on 01565 621 624

Local Authority & Council Tax

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, Moorlands House, Stockwell Street, Leek, Staffordshire ST13 6HQ. We understand that the main residence is in Council Tax Band C and that a separate rating applies for the non-domestic aspects of the property, namely the Bed & Breakfast and Livery accommodation.

Rights of way, Wayleaves and Easaments

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, wayleaves and easements whether or not they are defined in these sales particulars.

Fixtures and Fittings

Only those items referred to in the sales particulars are included in the purchase price. Curtains and Blinds along with the Rangemaster may be available under separate negotiation with the vendors if desired.


Frank Marshall LLP have made every reasonable effort on behalf of their client to ensure these details offer an accurate and fair description of the property but give notice that; All measurements, distances and areas referred to are approximate and based on information available at the time of printing

Fixtures, fittings and any appliances referred to in these details have not been tested or checked and any reference to rights of way, easements, way leaves, tenure or any other covenants/conditions should be verified by the buyer´s legal representative prior to exchanging contracts.

Photographs, plans and maps are indicative only and it should not be assumed that anything shown in these is included in the sale

These details are for guidance only and do not constitute part of the contract for sale. Frank Marshall LLP and their employees are not authorised to give any warranties or representations (written or oral) in relation to the sale. Buyers are advised to seek clarification on any points of particular interest, prior to pursuing their interest in this property. Alterations to the details may be necessary during the marketing.

The property is currently run as a Bed and Breakfast business and further information and photographs can be found on thevendors website at www.middlefarmbandb.co.uk

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