Land at Hopedale, Wetton

A rare opportunity has arisen to rent an area of grade 4 permanent pasture near Wetton, Staffordshire. The land forms part of the wider Chatsworth Estate and lies within the Peak District National Park.

  • 9.6 hectares (23.9 acres)
  • Road frontage
  • Grade 4 good quality grassland
  • Panoramic views of the countryside

Situation: The land is located between the villages of Wetton and Alstonefield. The land can be accessed from multiple points along Lodge lane.

Entry and Tenure: Land at Hopedale will be let as one lot of 9.6 ha on a 5 year FBT.
The Tenancy will commence on 25th March 2023.
The rent will be payable half yearly in advance by direct debit.
The successful applicant will be required to sign the Tenancy Agreement prior to the term commencing.

9.6ha of grade 4 permanent pasture located within the Peak District National Park. The land is freely draining with slightly acid but base-rich soils. There is mains water supply to the fields. The land is gently sloping, its highest point being 250 metres in the south westerly corner of the plot, gradually descending to 225 metres along the eastern edge. Land excludes the buildings in the north west corner of the land.

Rights of Way There are two public footpaths crossing the land.

Boundary Maintenance Responsibilities
The tenant will be responsible for maintaining all boundaries marked with an inward facing T on the tenancy plan in a satisfactory and stock-proof manner.

Tenancy Agreement: It will be assumed that applicants have inspected and agreed to the provisions therein upon submission of their tender. The rent will be subject to a review based on the open market rental value at the end of every third year of the tenancy. All outgoings will be the responsibility of the tenant.

General Information

The Trustees of the Devonshire Maintenance Fund invite tenders for the letting of Land at Hopedale.

The property can be viewed during daylight hours on 28th January and 2nd February only with a set of these particulars to be carried on your person throughout. Viewings are strictly prohibited outside of these times.

Applicants must submit their application using the provided tender forms if their tender is to be considered valid.

Tenders are to be submitted to the Estate Office by 12 noon on Monday 6th February 2023 using the prescribed forms provided and with the applicant’s signature certifying the information to be correct. The envelope should be sealed and clearly marked “Land at Hopedale Tender”.

The Trustees are not bound to accept the highest or any tender.

Shortlisted applicants may be invited to an interview via Zoom or in the Estate Office to discuss their application further.

These particulars do not form any part of a contract or any offer of a contract.

Property Misdescriptions Act 1991

The details contained within these particulars are given in good faith and are believed to be correct, but applicants should not rely upon them as statement or representations of fact, and must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise to correctness.

All measurements are approximate figures, computed in accordance with the recommendations of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Contact Details

Charlotte Vernon-Stroud

The Estate Office Bakewell Derbyshire DE45 1PJ

Telephone: 01246 565300 Email:

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