- Delightful Farm extending to 92.41 Acres
- For Sale by Informal Tender in 5 Lots
- Closing date for Tenders: 12 noon, Wednesday 4th August, 2021
FOR SALE IN 5 LOTS – Crossing Farm is a delightful farm extending to 92.41 acres of arable and pasture land and includes a detached bungalow together with farmyard and buildings.
Crossing Farm is being offered for sale by Informal Tender in 5 Lots:-
Lot 1 – Crossing Farm Bungalow, Farmyard, Buildings
& Pasture Land (19.07 Acres) – Guide Price: £650,000
Lot 2 – 39.08 Acres of Arable Land – Guide Price: £265,000
Lot 3 – 13.07 Acres of Arable Land – Guide Price: £90,000
Lot 4 – 6.86 Acres of Pasture Land – Guide Price: £50,000
Lot 5 – 14.33 Acres of Arable Land – Guide Price: £100,000
Whole – Crossing Farm (92.41 Acres) – Guide Price: £1,155,000
Closing Date for Tenders: 12 noon, Wednesday, 4th August, 2021
The bungalow is a spacious 4 bedroom detached property with double garage and numerous outbuildings. The adjoining farmyard has a mixture of traditional and more modern buildings some of which may have potential for conversion to residential use.
Parts of the farmland could also have potential for tourism use. (Any change of use would be subject to planning permission being obtained)
LOT 1 CROSSING FARM BUNGALOW, FARMYARD, BUILDINGS -
Lot 1 totals 19.07 acres (or thereabouts) and comprises Crossing Farm bungalow with generous sized gardens and numerous domestic outbuildings. Immediately adjoining the property is the farmyard which includes a mixture of traditional and more modern buildings together with 16.14 acres of pasture land (or thereabouts).
Crossing Farm Bungalow -
Access is gained via a glazed entrance door leading into the:-
Entrance Hall -
With 2 thermostat controlled radiators, wall mounted central heating thermostat, access hatch to the loft with loft ladder, airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder with immersion heater.
Lounge - 4.24m x 4.24m max into chimney recess (13'10" x 1
With radiator, 3 wall light points, TV point, tiled fireplace with open fire, Upvc double glazed window to front. Glazed doors to:-
Conservatory - 4.15m x 4.03m max (13'7" x 13'2" max)
With ceiling light and fan, thermostat controlled radiator, Dimplex electric panel heater, polycarbonate roof, 2 wall light points, Upvc double glazed windows and doors to garden.
Office/Bedroom - 3.18m x 2.8m (10'5" x 9'2" )
With telephone point, thermostat controlled radiator, Upvc double glazed window to side.
Utility Room - 2.25m x 3.2m (7'4" x 10'5")
With return worksurface with stainless steel single drainer sink with mixer tap, wall and base units, radiator, space and plumbing for washing machine, part tiled walls, internal window.
Dining Kitchen - 6.05m x 3.18m (19'10" x 10'5" )
With range of wall and base units including display cupboard, integrated fridge, return worksurface with inset hob and cooker hood over, Neff double oven, Smeg heat plate, stainless steel double drainer sink with mixer tap, Worcester gas fired heating boiler and controls, telephone point, radiator, Upvc double glazed windows to the side and rear, part tiled walls.
Entrance Porch - 3.53m x 1.95m (11'6" x 6'4" )
With tiled floor, thermostat controlled radiator, worksurface with base units under, Upvc double glazed windows, Upvc double glazed door.
WC - 1.96m x 0.9m (6'5" x 2'11")
With wc, tiled floor, pedestal wash hand basin, thermostat controlled radiator, Upvc double glazed window.
Bedroom 1 - 4.86m x 3.17m (15'11" x 10'4")
With 2 radiators, Upvc double glazed window to front and side, TV point, wall light point.
Bedroom 2 - 4.39m x 3.17m (14'4" x 10'4")
With thermostat controlled radiator, 2 wall light points, Upvc double glazed window to front.
Bedroom 3 - 3.18m x 3.2m (10'5" x 10'5")
With radiator, Upvc double glazed window to side.
Bathroom - 3.17m x 2.38m (10'4" x 7'9")
Comprising panelled bath with shower taps, shower cubicle, wc, vanity wash hand basin, radiator, Upvc double glazed window, tiled walls and floor, ceiling spotlights, towel rail radiator.
Tenure & Possession: -
The property is Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.
We understand that main water, electricity and drainage ?? are connected to the property.
Local Authority: -
Council Tax Band ‘C’ payable to Local Authority: East Lindsey District Council, Tedder Hall, Manby Park, Louth, Lincs, LN11 8UP. Tel: 01507 601111.
Energy Performance Certificate: -
The property has an energy rating of E. The full report is available from the agents or by visiting www.epcregister.com Reference Number: 7600-3509-0022-2024-3593
FARMYARD & BUILDINGS -
With access via a bridge from Main Street over Trusthorpe Main Drain leading into
the yard with the residential property lying to the side.
TRADITIONAL BRICK BARN & RANGE: -
An attractive Traditional Brick Built Barn beneath a hipped slate roof being a former granary building forming a ‘U’ shaped former crew yard comprising:
Barn 5.15m x 9.21m mezzanine floor over part, concrete floor. Middle Store 5.05m
x 2.75m concrete floor. End Store 5.11m x 4.33 concrete floor, outside WC.
3 Bay Open Fronted Lean-to beneath a galvanised iron roof.
Brick (Mono Pitch) Buildings comprising: Garden Store 4.98m x 3.99m workbench and shelving, mains electricity, concrete floor. Garage/Garden Store 4.98m x 4.07m metal ‘up and over’ door, dirt floor. At the rear of the yard is a further 3 bay open fronted Implement Store.
GENERAL PURPOSE BUILDING: -
Crendon concrete frame General Purpose Building 24.6m x 23m with lower brick walls beneath corrugated asbestos cladding to the roof and sides.
Mains water and electricity are believed to be connected to the main buildings.
We believe that the property has some development potential, subject to the appropriate planning permission being obtained. The buildings appear to be in
a reasonable state of repair with some expenditure being incurred on them in
16.14 ACRES OF PASTURE LAND (or thereabouts) -
This is a single enclosure of permanent pasture (ridge and furrow) which is situated adjacent to Crossing Farm Bungalow and Farmyard and being directly north of Lot 2. Recently, the land was extensively refenced and the boundaries maintained. Mains water is connected from Crossing Farm to a cattle drinking trough directly adjacent to the rear of the farmyard.
The enclosure has direct vehicular access onto Main Street as well as from Crossing Farmyard via the main bridge. If Lots 1 & 2 are purchased separately, the purchaser(s) of Lot 2 will be granted a temporary right of access over the main bridge and through the farmyard of Lot 1 for a 12 month period only in order to allow sufficient time for an alternative access to Lot 2 to be constructed.
LOT 2 39.08 ACRES OF ARABLE LAND -
Lot 2 comprises 3 arable enclosures with the majority of the land being directly south of Crossing Farm (Lot 1). There is an internal open water course which is maintained by Lindsey Marsh Drainage Board.
The main access to the land is via a right of way over a bridge which also serves a residential property as detailed on the plan. This access may be restrictive to some modern farm machinery. If not purchased with Lot 1, a new access could be installed directly from Main Street subject to consent from Lindsey Marsh Drainage Board. The purchaser(s) will be granted a temporary right of access over the main bridge leading to Crossing Farm (Lot 1) for a 12 month period only in order to allow sufficient time for the above to occur.
LOT 3 13.07 ACRES OF ARABLE LAND -
Lot 3 is a single enclosure of arable land with good road frontage and access onto Main Street and includes a pond which is situated in the western corner of the land.
LOT 4 6.86 ACRES OF PASTURE LAND -
Lot 4 is a single enclosure of permanent pasture with good road frontage and access onto Main Street situated adjacent to Trusthorpe Springs Leisure Park with post and rail fencing. Mains water is connected to a cattle drinking trough.
LOT 5 14.33 ACRES OF ARABLE LAND -
Lot 5 is a single enclosure of arable land with good road frontage and access onto Mile Lane.
Crossing Farm is situated to the north of Sutton on Sea and lies on the western edge of Trusthorpe off the A52. Generally, the farm fronts onto Main Street and ‘For Sale’ boards will be erected on each Lot to aid with identification.
These particulars constitute a permit to view the land at any reasonable time of day. Some of the land is currently being grazed by cattle and we ask that you take extra caution on these areas and we must insist that no dogs or children enter upon these areas. Please be aware that you enter the land entirely at your own risk and must take care of any growing crops and potential hazards. Neither the vendors nor selling agent accept any responsibility for any loss, harm or injury which may occur whilst upon the land.
TENURE & POSSESSION -
Crossing Farm is Freehold and is being sold with full vacant possession upon completion. The agricultural land is currently let on an Annual Periodic Farm Business Tenancy but vacant possession is assured for 1st November, 2021.
GRADE, SOIL TYPE & TOPOGRAPHY -
The land is scheduled Grade 3 by the Agricultural Land Classification of England & Wales. The predominant soil type as defined by Soil Survey of England and Wales as Wallasea 2 – Marine alluvium and described as “deep stoneless clay soils, calcareous in places. Some deep calcareous silty soils. Flat land often with low ridges giving a complex soil pattern. Ground water controlled by ditches and pumps”. The land is all level lying.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME, STEWARDSHIP SCHEMES & NVZ -
The land is registered with the Rural Payments Agency and Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements will be made available to the purchaser(s) at Market Value subject to separate negotiation. None of the land is entered into a Natural England Countryside Stewardship Scheme. All the land is within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone as designated by the Environment Agency.
DRAINAGE & OUTGOINGS -
None of the land has the benefit of a modern underdrainage scheme. Land drainage rates are payable to Lindsey Marsh Drainage Board.
SPORTING, TIMBER & MINERAL RIGHTS -
Sporting, Timber and Mineral Rights are included in the sale insofar as they are owned, subject to statutory exclusions.
RESTRICTIONS, EASEMENTS, WAYLEAVES & RIGHTS OF WAY -
Several of the Lots are crossed by overhead electricity cables and poles.
Lots 1 & 2 are crossed by public footpaths. Lot 2 is accessed via a shared right of way and crossed by a main utility pipe. We are not aware of any other restrictions, easements, wayleaves or rights of way. The land is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing wayleaves, easements and rights of way whether mentioned in these particulars or not.
All boundaries are well defined being either hedges or open water courses, some of which are maintained by Lindsey Marsh Drainage Board. The buyer(s) shall deem 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.
PLANS, AREAS & SCHEDULES -
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.
SCHEDULE OF AREAS & BACK CROPPING -
Please see attached brochure for details.
It is not thought that the sale shall 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.
CROSS COMPLIANCE -
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 and will therefore indemnify the vendor for any breach of compliance which results in a penalty or reduction of the vendors payments from the Basic Payment Scheme until the end of the current calendar year.
ANTI MONEY LAUNDERING -
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.
LOCAL AUTHORITIES -
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.
METHOD OF SALE -
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 ‘Crossing Farm’ in the top left hand corner to the agents:-
Willsons, 16 Algitha Road, Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE25 2AG
or by email to email@example.com, subject ‘Crossing Farm Tender’
To arrive no later than 12 noon, Wednesday 4th August, 2021.
• 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.
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