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land for sale in Alford, Lincolnshire

Willsons are pleased to be able to bring to the market 106.22 acres of Arable & Pasture Land which we are offering for sale by Informal Tender in 5 individual Lots.

A large proportion of the land is entered into a Mid-Tier Stewardship Scheme and therefore any completion of sale cannot take place until after 31st December 2022. However, Early Entry can be negotiated in order for purchasers to establish an Autumn crop.

For Sale by Informal Tender in 5 Lots:

Lot 1 – 62.58 Acres of arable land, Farlesthorpe

Lot 2 – 7.35 Acres of arable land & woodland, Farlesthorpe

Lot 3 – 19.91 Acres of arable land & pasture land, Farlesthorpe
Lot 4 – 12.50 Acres of arable land, Hogsthorpe

Lot 5 – 3.88 Acres of arable land, Hogsthorpe

Closing Date for Tenders:
12 Noon, Wednesday, 27th July 2022


Lots 1, 2 & 3 are accessed off of Farlesthorpe Road, Farlesthorpe, and can be identified clearly by the ‘For Sale’ boards which are located on the north and south of the public highway. The vendors shall allow a temporary access to Lot 1 over their retained land, however, the purchaser of Lot 1 shall require to create a new access within 6 months of completion.

Lot 4 is accessed off of Bracken Lane, Hogsthorpe, via a Right of Way leading from the northern end of Bracken Lane, as shown dotted blue on the attached plan.

Lot 5 is accessed off of the main A52, where the land abuts the highway, with the access being identified by a ‘For Sale’ board in the gateway.


The Freehold interest in the land is being sold with full Vacant Possession upon completion, however, completion of sale cannot take place on any of the 5 Lots until after the 31st December 2022 due to the Mid-Tier Stewardship Scheme.


All of the land is registered with the Rural Payments Agency and the Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements are excluded from the sale.

The Vendors reserve the right to retain the 2022 Basic Payment Scheme claim.

A proportion of Lot 1 lies within a surface water Nitrogen Vulnerable Zone as a designated by the Environment Agency.


A large proportion of the land is currently entered into a Mid-Tier Stewardship Scheme (AB8, AB15, GS8 & GS9) which is to conclude on 31st December 2022, and therefore the land is under obligation until this date and any subsequent sale cannot conclude until this date has passed.

Should prospective purchasers require any further information surrounding the Stewardship Scheme, please contact Willsons, where further details and plans can be obtained.


The vendor will be responsible for cross compliance up to the date of completion.
The purchaser will take over the cross compliance obligations upon completion or early entry and will therefore indemnify the vendor for any breach of compliance which results in a penalty or reduction of the vendor’s payments from the Basic Payment Scheme until the end of the current calendar year.


Field No. 3064, which falls within Lot 3 has the benefit of a mains water connection which services a cattle drinking trough. We are not aware that any other mains services are connected to any of the land.


All of the land is schedule Grade 3 by the Agricultural Land Classification of England and Wales.

Lots 1,2 & 3 are defined by the Soil Survey of England and Wales as ‘Holderness’, being Chalky Till and suitable for cereals and temporary pasture.

Lots 4 & 5 are defined by the Soil Survey of England and Wales as ‘Wallasea 2’, being Marine Alluvium and suitable for cereals, sugar beet, potatoes and some vegetables.

All of the land is level lying.


All of the land is clearly demarcated by boundary hedges, ditches and fencing, with the exception of the north easterly corner of Lot 1 and southerly boundary of Lot 3 which are currently open but demarcated with ‘red topped’ posts. These boundaries will be fenced by the Vendors prior to completion.

The Buyers shall be deemed to have full knowledge of all boundaries and neither the seller nor the selling agent will be responsible for defining the boundaries nor their ownership.


The Drainage Rates are payable to Lindsey Marsh Drainage Board and copies of the most recent demands can be made available to prospective purchasers by contacting Willsons.


All of the land was comprehensively underdrained in and around the 1970’s, and electronic or paper copies of the underdrainage plans can be requested from Willsons, with the exception of a plan for a portion of the south easterly corner of Lot 1, however, the outfalls for this area can be found.


Lot 4 is accessed via a Right of Way along Bracken Lane and through a gated access to the north of Ivy Cottage, as shown by the blue dotted line on the attached plan.

The southern end of Lot 3 is crossed by a public footpath.

The northern end of Lot 1 is crossed by a mains gas pipe and there is also a run of electricity poles running from east to west.

All of the land is sold subject to and with the help and benefit of all existing rights, including rights of way whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplies and other rights, easements, quasi-easements and all wayleaves whether referred to or not in these particulars.


In accordance with the most recent Anti Money Laundering legislation, the purchaser will be required to provide proof of identity and proof of funds to the selling agent once an offer has been submitted and accepted (subject to contract) prior to solicitors being instructed.


The property is offered for sale by Informal Tender and best and final offers (subject to contract only) should be made in writing upon the attached form in a sealed envelope marked ‘Farlesthorpe & Hogsthorpe Tender’ in the top left hand corner or in the email subject to the Vendors Agent, details shown below.

To arrive no later than 12 Noon, Wednesday 27th July 2022
• It is the responsibility of potential purchasers to ensure that post and email
submissions have been received by the agent.
• All offers should be stated in £ sterling and it is recommended that offers are
made for an odd figure to avoid the possibility of duplicate bids.
• Escalating offers or offers made by reference to other offers will not be accepted.
• The vendor may sell at any time and does not undertake to accept the highest or
indeed any particular offer.
• The purchaser will be required to provide proof of funds.
• The purchaser will be expected to exchange contracts and complete the
purchase without any undue delay.

124 West Street, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9DR

FAO: Jack Boulton
Email: jackb@willsons-property.co.uk
Tel: 01507 621111

Wilkin Chapman Solicitors
17 Cornmarket, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 9QA
FAO: Rupert Houltby
Email: rupert.houltby@wilkinchapman.co.uk
Tel: 01507 606161


Sporting, Timber and Mineral Rights are included in the sale insofar as they are owned, subject to statutory exclusions.


These have been prepared as accurately as possible and are based on Ordnance Survey Plans and the Rural Land Register maps and although believed to be correct are for guidance and identification purposes only.


It is not thought that the sale will attract VAT, however, in the event that any of the property is sold subject to VAT this will be payable in addition to the purchase price.


Lincolnshire County Council
Newlands, Lincoln LN1 1YW, Tel: 01522 552222.

East Lindsey District Council
Tedder Hall, Manby Park, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 8UP, Tel: 01507 601111.

Lindsey Marsh Drainage Board
Wellington House, Manby Park, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 8UU, Tel: 01507 328095.


We ask that any prospective purchasers contact our Alford office prior to viewing the land and have a set of these particulars to hand whilst upon the land, with viewing strictly being between daylight hours only.

We ask that viewers take specific care whilst viewing Lot 3 as proportion of the land is being grazed by horses, and also ask that you are mindful of growing crops and potential hazards. Please be aware that you enter the land entirely at your own risk and neither the Vendors nor the selling Agents accept any responsibility for any loss, harm or injury which may occur whilst upon the land.

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