Roger Parry & Partners

Kerry Vale Vineyard, Churchstoke

Pentreheyling, Churchstoke, SY15

Guide Price £650,000

SSTC
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This presents a most unique opportunity to purchase a multiple award winning and productive vineyard with an outstanding modern detached house and a café and shop with an events room. The property is set in 6 acres, with 5 acres of vines. Kerry Vale Vineyard is situated in the beautiful west Shropshire countryside close to the Powys border, commanding outstanding views from all aspects.
Kerry Vale Vineyard, the house: This is an attractive and modern detached property with three/four bedrooms, and is extremely well appointed. The house is of stone construction with a tile roof and partially rendered to provide an attractive modern property that fits in well with its surroundings.

The ground floor comprises a large entrance hall with the stair case and a WC, leading into a beautifully designed and well appointed open plan kitchen diner. To the rear of the property and with access from the kitchen/diner is a useful rear utility and back door with fitted units and access to a further room ideally suited as either a study or 4th bedroom. Also with access from the main entrance hall to the right hand side is a large sitting room benefitting from a log burner.

The first floor of the property has a large landing, leading to three very well appointed double bedrooms all of which have en-suite bathrooms. The master bedroom also has a walk-in wardrobe.

The property has a very high standard of fixtures and fittings to a modern and tasteful style to include surround sound in the sitting room. The ground floor is stone through out with underfloor heating and thermostat controls in all rooms.

The property is extremely energy efficient, with an EPC rating of a C. With an air source heat pump and underfloor heating to the ground and first floors, the winter months are never an issue.

The property has a connection to mains electricity, mains water and telephone with up to 52mbps download available. There is a private septic tank

. The property was built prior to the establishment of the vineyard and business therefore benefits from not having a tie to the business.

Café and conference room: The on-site café, shop and events room is housed in an attractive Dutch Barn style building, wooden clad and partially rendered. On the ground floor there is an attractive open plan café and serving counter with 25 covers, and further space outside in a paved courtyard. Adjoining the café is the retail space showcasing the vineyards award winning wines. The shop benefits from a licence to sell the wines produced on site. To the rear of the building is a generously sized commercial kitchen and storeroom with a roller shutter door for excellent delivery access.

Up the stairs on the first floor is a large and useful open plan events/ conference room with the ability to accommodate up to 80 people, ideal for events and wine tasting. There is also a small kitchen, and ladies and gentlemen's WCs and a store room.

To the front of the café is ample client parking with the ability to create overflow parking in the field. The café and shop are heated by an LPG heating system, and the building has an EPC rating of C. Behind the house is an additional building, used for the storage of wine.

The property has a rateable value as assessed by the Local Authority of £10,750. This has the benefit of the Small Business Rates Relief.

History, Pentreheyling Roman Fort - The land on which Kerry Vale Vineyard sits is of great archaeological interest.  It was once part of the ancient Roman site of Pentreheyling Fort, a vicus (a provincial civilian settlement) and is on the edge of a number of Roman marching camps.

As well as the Roman history, two decades of archaeological research show the site was once occupied by Bronze Age funerary monuments, a druid road, and a medieval settlement! With Offa's Dyke just a field away.

The Roman fort, settlement, and marching camps were first discovered by aerial photography in 1969 and 1973. Subsequent excavations have uncovered a quantity of Roman pottery - including a large amphora handle, glass, and metalwork, including coins, and metalworking residue comprising iron smithing debris and litharge cakes (a by-product of extracting silver from argentiferous lead only known at a very few Roman sites in Britain). Some of which is now displayed in the shop and café. (credit: Bayley and Eckstein, 1998)

The Vineyard: In 2010 the owners decided to turn their hands to wine making and planted 5 acres of south-facing, flat and productive valley floor land with 6,000 vines. To date, there are now 5,500 vines, with an area having been removed for further diversification opportunities. There are three varieties of grapes producing red, white and sparkling wines. These are:

1,500 Rondo vines for the production of red wine

3,000 Solaris vines for the production of white wine

1,000 Phoenix vines producing sparkling white wine. The vines have been developed and selected to suite the soil type, conditions and location. The vines are planted and managed on the Double Guyot trellising system. This is a well-known and professionally installed system and utilised in many of the old and new world wine regions. This system is commonly used in cooler climate growing regions. It aims to limit the vine's lignified growth (the hard brown part) to just the trunk, the vine is less vulnerable to frost and better protected than spur pruned vines. Pruning takes place in February and March cutting back growth to nearly all the vine's prior growth and correctly selecting a single cane (or two) along wires to an "M" shape that will be responsible for next season's production. From June onwards the vines require regular thinning and tucking in.

Depending on the weather, the harvest is in late September and can go on through until November. The harvest is currently done by a small army of willing volunteers with the fantastic atmosphere and a hint of 'The Good Life'. The grapes are taken to a local, Shropshire based wine producer where the grapes are processed, fermented, bottled and labelled.

The vineyard has enjoyed a tremendous amount of success with wines it has produced over the years, with many awards and accolades lining the walls of the café. The flagship wine being the 'Shropshire Lady' with international recognition. The wine is sold on site, to local pubs and hotels and also through highly regarded national wine merchants.

There are regular vineyard tours and wine tasting conducted for prior booked parties, and the café and vineyard are open to visitors through the summer months Wednesday to Sunday, offering opportunity to further expand both the opening hours and seasons.

If the purchaser is new to wine making the currently family and helpers will gladly be on hand if required to provide their wisdom and experience to help get your feet off the ground.

Kerry Vale Vineyard, Churchstoke

Pentreheyling, Churchstoke, SY15

Guide Price £650,000

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