Land for sale in Burnedge Lane, Grasscroft, Oldham OL4

Offers in region of £2,310,130

    Land for Sale!

    - Grasscroft, Oldham

    Property description

    For sale by private treaty – lower bent farm, burnedge lane, grasscroft OL4 4EB

    Total area 92.46 Ha – 228.46 acres or thereabouts.
    A good stock farm, located in a semi-rural setting, but with Manchester centre only 13 miles by road and with excellent road and rail links.
    Having been in the same family for 3 generations, this farm is now being sold due to retirement.
    Please note, the Seller intends staying in the house. However, if a purchaser wants to buy the whole and needs the house, he will sell. Additional information is available.

    Guide Price: Offers Around £2,310,130 for the whole
    Available as a whole or in 4 Lots. See lots and map, in attachments
    Viewing Day Thursday 11th November 2021 – 10.00am to 2.00pm

    Key Features

    Farm Buildings – A substantial building, built in 2005, within the boundary of Wharmton Hill.

    Land – Around 228.46 acres – 92.46 Ha of land from heavy clay to loam and lighter land on Wharmton Hill. Split into 4 Blocks and available as a whole or in lots.

    Bps – Entitlements to Basic Payment Scheme will be included in the sale.

    See plan and guide prices for Lots, attached.


    Lower Burnedge is situated approx. 13 miles from the centre of Manchester, 4 miles from Oldham and is a 30 minute drive from Holmfirth over the
    Isle of Skye. Close to Greenfield Station, access is readily available to Manchester, Huddersfield, Leeds and the wider railway network.
    Similarly, the motorway network the M62, is within a 40 minute drive.
    The farm adjoins a golf course and is close to Saddleworth, Grasscroft and Mossley. Saddleworth and Grasscroft have thriving small businesses
    and a proper sense of community and so people are keen to live in the area. The Saddleworth New Venture organise events in the area throughout
    the year and the local villages host the annual Brass Band March & Hymn Contest on Whit Fridays.
    There is a local junior school 10 minutes walk away and a senior school in the locality; currently a new school is being built at Diggle.

    Farm Description

    Lower Bent is a grass farm, bound by dry stone walls to all the blocks. The land is cut for silage and hay and is grazed.
    There is good road access to the land.
    The larger block of land, referred to as Wharmton Hill, is only used for grazing and again the parcels are divided by good dry stone wall.
    There is a good track running up through Wharmton Hill. Arqiva, the current owners of the mast at the top of the hill, have a right of way over this track.

    Land – Soil Type

    From the carboniferous period, Namurian age, millstone grit group including Mudstone, Siltstone and sandstone. Bordering on the coal
    measures of Oldham. The British Geoligical maps show a mixture of clay to sand with pebbles or boulders, sand clay and silty sand
    with gravel plus areas of Alluvium with clay, silt and gravel with peat interbeds.
    The land around the farmstead is clay. The rest of the land is lighter and Wharmton Hill is much lighter, but with bands of clay and peat running through.
    The fields range from 280m – 918 ft above sea level to 348m – 1141 ft above sea level. Note: Most fields have water to them, but not all.

    Lot 1 – 156.832 acres, includes modern building.
    Land mainly sandy loam but with bands of clay and peat.
    Building – 120 feet x 60 feet – 36.6 m x 18.3m
    Built in 2005. A concrete portal frame building with concrete panel walls, concrete floor, Yorkshire Boarding and fibre cement roof
    with rooflights and ridge ventilation. Please note the hurdles are not fixed and will be sold separately.

    Lot 2 – 36.771 acres
    Good loam, some sand, some clay.

    Lot 3 – 6.08 acres
    Lighter clay loam.

    Lot 4 – 28.79 acres
    Heavier clay loam.

    Viewing Day

    Viewing Day – Thursday 11th November 2021 – 10.00am to 2.00pm
    Information such as Title Plans will be available to view, in the new farm building at the Viewing Day.
    Subsequent viewings to be made by arrangement with Robertshaws Chartered Surveyors.


    From Oldham:
    A62 to A669, through Springhead and Grotton, Up hill, turn left onto Platting Road, Then right onto Burnedge Lane, Proceed up the hill to the farm.

    From Holmfirth:
    A635 Holmfirth Road (Isle of Skye), Drop down to Greenfield, Turn right at roundabout at bottom of hill onto Chew Valley Road.
    Follow road through, to sharp bend to right and past Greenfield Rail Station to T junction. Turn left.
    Follow Road. You can turn right onto Lovers Lane which takes you up to Burdedge Lane, or if that is missed, carry on until you get to crossroads, Lydgate to left, you want to turn right onto Platting Road and then right to Burnedge Bent.

    Health & Safety

    Given the hazards of a working farm, we ask that you be as vigilant as possible whilst visiting the farm.
    Please also note vehicles may be visiting the mast and using the track.


    All offers to the selling agent and to be confirmed in writing. All offers must be accompanied by proof of funding or a bank reference
    to show the funds are available to complete a purchase at the price offered.
    In addition, an offeror must supply certified copies of his/her passport and a utility bill confirming their address
    in terms acceptable under Anti-Money Laundering legislation. Without this information, we cannot progress a sale.

    Entry & Possession

    The date of entry will be by mutual agreement between purchaser and seller.

    Fixtures & Fittings

    Machinery, sheep hurdles, bales etc may be available for sale at a separate and additional price.
    The vendor may hold a farm sale and reserves the right to do so.

    Rights Of Way & Access

    The sale is subject to all rights of way, access, light, drainage, wayleaves, all or any other like rights whether mentioned in these particulars or not.
    The purchaser will be held to have satisfied themselves on all such matters.
    Arqiva, the current owners of the mast at the top of the hill, have a right of way over the track up Wharmton Hill.
    We understand that there are a number of electric poles and overhead wires, producing an income between £50 and £100 per year.
    There is a mains gas pipe that crosses the land.

    Boundary Ownership & Tenure

    Freehold – A copy of a plan is attached to these particulars showing the boundaries as we understand them. A title plan will be available to view
    on the open days.

    Mineral Rights

    As far as they are owned, the minerals are included in the sale.

    Sporting Rights

    Not exercised, but included in the sale, as far as we are aware.


    The vendor submitted an application before 15th May 2021.
    The entitlements are included in the sale.
    The subsidy for 2021 will be retained by the vendor.

    Local Authority

    Oldham Council, Civic Centre, West St, Oldham OL1 1UT

    Guide Price

    Guide Price Offers Around £2,310,130 for the whole.
    See lots and map attached separately.

    Property Particulars
    Robertshaws Chartered Surveyors for themselves and the sellers of this property for who they act, give notice that:

    1) These particulars are a general outline only for the guidance of prospective purchasers and do not constitute the whole or any part of an offer or contract.
    2) These particulars are prepared based on information provided by clients and from our own inspection. Measurements have been taken by electronic means and while we endeavour to be accurate, discrepancies can occur. Robertshaws Chartered Surveyors have endeavoured to confirm the accuracy of all information but cannot guarantee the accuracy of any description, dimensions, references to condition, necessary permissions for use and occupation and other details contained herein and any prospective buyers must satisfy themselves as to their accuracy.
    3) Copies of various plans are attached to the particulars. These are photocopied and may not be to scale.
    4) Robertshaws will not be liable in negligence or otherwise for any loss arising from the use of these particulars.
    5) They can give no warranty or representation whatsoever in relation to the farming prospects or other matters.
    6) No employee of the Agents has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty or enter into any contract whatever in relation to the property.
    7) Photographs appearing in this brochure show only certain parts of the property at the time the photograph was taken. No assumptions should be made in respect of parts of the property which are not shown in the photographs
    8) The reference to any equipment, services, fixtures or fittings at the property shall not constitute a representation (unless otherwise stated) as to its state or condition or that it is capable of fulfilling its intended function. Prospective buyers should satisfy themselves as to the fitness of such items for the requirements.
    9) Viewing is strictly by appointment with Robertshaws Chartered Surveyors.
    10) Interested parties should note that in line with Money Laundering Regulations 2007 we, as a regulated profession, are duty bound to carry out due diligence on all our clients to confirm their identity.

    Property Features