Landmark Greenfield farm to go up for auction

A LANDMARK Saddleworth farm, due to be sold at auction later this month, won’t be going under the hammer just yet.

UP FOR AUCTION: Well-i-Hole farm

Well-i-hole Farm and 39 acres of land, owned by the Hadfield family since 1923, had been advertised for sale on June 14.

But late legal issues have forced estate agents, WM Sykes & Sons of Holmfirth, to delay the auction at the Huntsman Inn until July 26.

The delay could see caravaners and campers visiting the popular site throughout the summer before the future use of the land becomes unclear because of the impending sale.

Despite poor weather, the Well-i-Hole camping grounds were packed with brass band enthusiasts during Whit Friday.

Last year, with Saddleworth School out of commission, the Farm and its grounds hosted the Saddleworth Show.

The site, a destination for caravaners since 1962, will eventually be sold off as six separate items including the three-bedroom farmhouse with former barn, outbuildings and 3.78 acres of land.

This is advertised in an eight-page brochure as lot one with a guide price of £350,000. The remaining five lots have minimum guide prices ranging from £15,000 to £110,000.

If the maximum guide price on all lots is reached it could sell for approximately £700,000.


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