A FARM which once formed part of the Ellesmere Estate and offers ‘numerous’ potential income streams has been brought to the market with a guide price of £1.8 million.

The sale of Ferneyhough Farm, in Bagley, includes a five bedroom period farmhouse, traditional buildings and farmland which extends to 12 acres.

Also included in the sale is around 14 acres of arable land in one enclosure, benefitting from direct access to the public highway, and a further 81 acres of productive arable land and an acre of woodland.

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Additional land owned by the vendor, which adjoins the property, is also available by separate negotiation.

Rhydian Scurlock-Jones, rural director at Savills in Telford, is overseeing the sale of the farm, believes the land is 'something special'.

He said: "This is a hugely striking farm that offers genuine, picturesque lifestyle living while the additional land also provides great variety and opportunity to interested buyers.

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"While the farmhouse will require internal modernisation, there is enormous potential for it to become an impressive family home.

"Communications in this part of Shropshire have improved significantly in recent years making it much more accessible to larger conurbations in the West Midlands and North West.

"The area itself is particularly popular and was recently been voted as one of the best places to live.

“Ferneyhough Farm provides a wealth of opportunity, not only for potential lifestyle buyers but also as a commercial arable or livestock farm.

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"It is its rare and exciting potential, along with its clear offering of numerous income streams, which is why we are anticipating a great deal of interest from a range of prospective buyers.”

Occupying an elevated position in the open countryside, with undisturbed views of West Shropshire and to the Welsh Hills beyond, the farmhouse is said to offer the potential to be ‘an impressive family home’, with traditional buildings arranged around a central courtyard.

With accommodation arranged over two storeys, the property comprises a generous kitchen-dining room, utility room and pantry, three reception rooms – two of which include feature fireplaces.

The first floor has five generous bedrooms, a family bathroom, and separate shower room.

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Externally the farmhouse is set in about 15 acres of land, including lawned gardens to the front, with potential to be landscaped and extended.

To the rear, the traditional and modern buildings offer scope to be utilised for equestrian or livestock purposes, or even potential conversion to residential units, subject to necessary consents.