Wood Farm Golf Course, Bursnips Road, Essington, South Staffordshire, WV11 2RE

9 hole golf course plus additional 3 acres of land with development potential in Essington

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Plus fees

Sold Prior to auction, for an undisclosed amount

Lot 80 Land/Development
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Auction details:

Wednesday 3rd July 2019 @ 10:30AM

A new 9 hole Golf Course of some 70 acres plus in addition 3 acres of land with future development potential

Property Description

A newly constructed 9 hole golf course (a further 9 holes are being constructed by the current vendor on some neighbouring land which may be available for purchase at a later date).


The land is located off Bursnips Road in the village of Essington and being north east of the city of Wolverhampton. The additional 3 acres or thereabouts fronts onto Broad Lane, Essington and therefore could be developed independently of the golf course if required.


Freehold – Vacant possession upon completion.

Site Area

We have been informed that the golf course extends to some 70 acres (28.5 hectares) or thereabouts. The additional potential land is of some 3 acres of thereabouts.


Planning permission was granted on the 5th February 2015 by South Staffordshire Council for the erection of a club house, ancillary storage and 63 parking spaces. The proposed club house has a GIA of 3,621 sq.ft. (336.5 sq.m.) or thereabouts. Although not finished the construction of the club house has commenced and therefore it is considered that planning permission is now live.


Mains services are understood to be available in the vicinity of the site, but prospective buyers should make their own independent enquiries as to the suitability of services for their particular requirements.

Ground Conditions & Contamination

Prospective buyers must undertake their own investigations with regard to ground conditions and contamination and fully satisfy themselves as to the suitability of the site for any use they may propose.


Any plans provided with these particulars are for identification purposes only and their accuracy is not guaranteed.

Rights of way, wayleaves, easements, restrictive covenants etc.

The site is sold subject to, or with the benefit of any rights of way, wayleaves, restrictive covenants etc. which may exist whether mentioned in these particulars or not.
The vendor will retain a right of access through the property to the land immediately to the south where a further 9 holes of golf are being constructed. They will also retain rights to store vehicles and materials to the southwest corner of the property.

Value Added Tax

We understand that VAT will not be chargeable on this transaction.

Auctioneers Note

1. There will be a restriction that the site may only be used as a golf course for as long as the restoration and development of the adjoining phase two development continues. This restriction does not include the additional 3 acres of land fronting Broad Lane.
2. There are two groundsmen currently looking after the course and may be available to continue working for the new owner.


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