FOR SALE BY INFORMAL TENDER CLOSING DATE:- 12 NOON FRIDAY 06 NOVEMBER 2020 FREEHOLD WITH VACANT POSSESSION
Set in approximately 14.30 acres (5.79 hectares), this peacefully located cottage offers a superb opportunity to acquire a small holding with a three-bedroom detached home in a semi-rural location with extensive outbuildings, woodland and grazing land. The property and outbuildings require full refurbishment and restoration. The range of traditional farm buildings could lend themselves to an extension to the main dwelling or conversion/development, subject to obtaining planning permission.
LOCATION The property is situated off the B1208, to the rear of the Jerry Green Dog Rescue Centre, approximately one mile to the north east of the village of Broughton and three miles north of the market town of Brigg. The village of Broughton offers local shops, pre-school and primary schooling, public houses, public transport connections, a church, village hall and adjoining library. The market town of Brigg hosts a large number of shops and businesses, well respected junior and secondary schools, a leisure centre and traditional street markets on Thursdays and Saturdays, together with a thriving farmers market once a month. Junction 4 of the M180 lies approximately three miles to the south of the property which provides for easy access on to the national motorway network.
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION The property comprises a detached stone-built cottage under a slate roof with a useful range of traditional barns and stables. The land comprises a useful block of stock fenced grassland totalling 6.29 acres (2.55 hectares) or thereabouts, the rest being woodland.
FIRST FLOOR Landing, south west double bedroom, bathroom, separate w.c., north east double bedroom, south east double bedroom.
OUTSIDE There are lawned gardens and two small domestic outbuildings, namely a Coal Shed (attached to the cottage) and a Garden Store/former Wash House (within part of the Farm Buildings).
OUTGOINGS North Lincolnshire Council, Environment Agency General Drainage Charge
SERVICES There are mains water and electricity supplies to the farm. Drainage is to a septic tank.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE The EPC rating is band G.
THE FARM BUILDINGS These are principally of stone and brick construction under slate roof and comprise a range of traditional buildings including loose boxes/stables, tack room, store, crewyard and two storey Granary.
THE LAND The land all lies around the farmstead and comprises circa 6.29 acres of grass land and 6.79 acres of woodland and ponds, or thereabouts. The land is classified as being Grade 3 on Sheet 104 of the Provisional Agricultural Land Classification Maps of England & Wales as historically published by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
HIGHER LEVEL STEWARDSHIP AGREEMENT The land is currently in an HLS Agreement with Natural England until 31 October 2023. In particular, some of the land is to be used for low intensity grazing and there is to be no supplementary feed or use of fertiliser or herbicide. Furthermore, there must be control of undesirable species on the land such as Himalayan Balsam, Bracken and Rhododendron. The Purchaser(s) will be obliged to take on the Agreement and follow the management prescriptions set out by Natural England, a copy of which can be supplied by the Selling Agents on request.
SITE OF SPECIAL SCIENTIFIC INTEREST An area of the farm, extending to 0.79 hectare (1.95 acres) or thereabouts, is identified as Broughton Alder Wood Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) which is an exceptionally good area for wildlife. This is a registered land charge and will therefore remain in perpetuity. Anyone interested in buying an SSSI is encouraged to contact Natural England, prior to doing so at Protectedsites@naturalengland.org.uk.
WAYLEAVES, EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS OF WAY There is a legal right of way over the access track to the farm which is believed to be in the separate ownership of the Margaret Green Animal Rescue Trust. The land is sold subject to all other rights of way, reservation of minerals, water, drainage, other easements and wayleaves and all rights of access whether mentioned in these details or not.
TENURE AND POSSESSION The farm is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession on completion.
VIEWING Viewing is strictly by confirmed appointment with the Vendor?s Selling Agents on (01652) 653669.
METHOD OF SALE The property is offered for sale as a whole by Informal Tender. The Vendor does not undertake to accept the highest, or indeed any offer but best and final offers should be submitted on the prescribed form, available from the selling agents in accordance with the following:- 1. Expressed as a lump sum total (not per acre). 2. Confirm full name and address and contact telephone number of Purchaser. 3. Confirm full name and address and contact telephone number of Solicitor. 4. Confirm whether the offer is on the basis of cash, or conditional upon unconfirmed finance or sale of other property. 5. Submitted in a sealed envelope marked ?Far Wood Farm Tender?. 6. The sealed envelope should be marked on the outside with the name(s), address(es) and date(s) of birth of the prospective Purchaser(s). This is to comply with recent changes to Anti-Money Laundering legislation. 7. Submitted not later than 12 noon on Friday 06 November 2020.
To avoid the duplication of offers it is suggested that any tender submitted should be for an uneven amount of money. Furthermore, escalating bids or offers made by reference to other bids are not acceptable.