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Historic cottage with English winery listed on the market


Sealwood Cottage Farm in Derbyshire, central England, has been put up on the market with a information worth of £1.4m ($1.66m).

A five-bedroom, Grade II-listed cottage is the focus for the 8.68-hectare (21.44 acres) property, however it additionally encompasses a winery of round 1.6ha established by the present homeowners, John and Elisabeth Goodall.

Itemizing agent Fisher German mentioned the Swadlincote-based property’s information worth doesn’t embody ‘any apportionment of the [wine] enterprise’, however the homeowners could be ‘open to separate negotiation’ for the Sealwood Cottage model and web site, amongst different components.

Alongside restoring the cottage itself, the Goodalls planted 4,000 vines on the property in 2008 following an inspirational journey to Germany.

‘I had a pen buddy from Germany for the reason that Nineteen Seventies and we determined to go and go to her,’ mentioned John Goodall.

‘It was wine rising nation and I seen that the soil was similar to that at house – mild, free draining and sandy, and it began us pondering.’

Sealwood Cottage farm in Derbyshire.

From left: Elisabeth Goodall, Emily McPheat, and John Goodall exterior Sealwood Cottage Farm having fun with a glass of wine constituted of their very own winery. Photograph credit score: Fisher German.

A debut wine got here two years after planting and it’s a venture that has grown considerably since these early days.

‘We produced 820 bottles of crimson that first 12 months and that has now grown to virtually 13,000 bottles a 12 months, together with crimson, white and glowing,’ mentioned Goodall, who’s now in his 70s and is planning to focus extra on tasting wine than making it.

‘We promote via our web site, farm outlets and a few meals festivals and festivals. We additionally do wine tasting and excursions of the winery, so it actually has turn into one thing fairly particular.’

The couple are transferring shut by and mentioned they might be comfortable to share experience with the brand new homeowners.

Grape varieties at present planted embody Rondo, Solaris, Regent, Ortega and Madeleine Angevine.

Whereas proudly owning and managing a winery can require vital upfront funding and lengthy hours, the final couple of a long time have been a growth interval for UK wine manufacturing.

A latest examine discovered that greater rising season temperatures are predicted over the subsequent 20 years, which is more likely to see extra websites throughout the UK changing into appropriate for vineyards.


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