Peak District dairy farm comes to market for first time in 80 years

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A Peak District pasture farm, which has been in the same family for four generations, has been brought to the market for the first time in 80 years with a guide price of £1.94m.

Peaslows Farm and Farmhouse, situated in the rural village of Sparrowpit, extends to approximately 169.89 acres and until recently was the base of a highly productive dairy unit run by the father and son team of Winston and John Cartledge.

The farm housed a 230 head dairy herd producing an average of 12,500 litres. In total, approximately 370 animals were housed on the farm.

John has recently relocated to Somerset to expand into different areas of farming, taking the dairy herd with him.

He said: ‘’I will miss working everyday surrounded by the amazing landscape that the Peak District boasts. I will also miss being so close to two active livestock markets. I just hope the future owner gets as much pleasure from working at Peaslows as my family has over the last 80 years.”

The stone built Peaslows Farmhouse dates back to 1876 while the land is predominantly made up of permanent pasture divided into numerous grazing and mowing enclosures by a series of stone walls.

The farm is being marketed jointly by Savills and Bagshaws.

Sam Thomas, farm agent at Savills, says: “The sale of Peaslows Farm offers an exciting opportunity to purchase a dairy or livestock farm in this beautiful part of the world and the ability to commence milk production immediately upon completion if desired.

“Peaslows Farm’s rural location, coupled with its situation close to the Derbyshire towns of Chapel-en-le-Frith and Buxton, and within an hour’s drive of both Manchester and Sheffield mean it offers the best of both worlds while lending itself to diversification opportunities.”

Peaslows Farm is for sale as a whole or in four lots.