Historic farmhouse is on market for £1.5m

An historic farmhouse set in the grounds of a scheduled ancient monument has gone on the market for £1.5 million.

An historic farmhouse set in the grounds of a scheduled ancient monument has gone on the market for £1.5 million.

Manor Abbey Farm, which is built in the ruins of Halesowen Abbey, is up for grabs along with 242 acres of surrounding land.

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The sale has been split into seven separate lots but potential buyers also have the opportunity to purchase the site as a whole if they wish.

The first lot, which has the price of £1.5 million, is for the farmhouse, a historic infirmary building and a range of traditional brick and tile barns.

Standing remains of the abbey, which dates back to 1215, are incorporated into the farm building while its north barn dates to around 1672,  the rest of the farm was built in the 19th century.

There is planning permission in place to create six homes and visitor facilities at the barns but no work has yet been carried out.

A separate three-bedroom cottage is also available £395,000. The remaining lots are for various acres of land around the site ranging from smaller parcels of five acres, for £60,000, to 77 acres for £475,000.

Officials from Fisher German John Sanders estate agents, who are overseeing the sale, said the site had been on the market for a short time.They said the current owner had decided to move on. Spokesman for the agents, Kittie Ford said: “This is an amazing site.”

Hales Owen Abbey Trust, which has battled to save historic aspects of the  site for years, said while it was interested in taking it on it did not have the funds available, but was in talks with both English Heritage and Dudley Council.

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