Manor Farm is located in an unspoilt rural setting directly to the south-west of the village of Newton Bromswold and accessed off Rushden Road.
The property is conveniently located near to the county towns of Northampton and Bedford, with direct rail services from Bedford to London St Pancras (from 39 minutes), and easy access to the A6, A14, A45 and thereafter on to the M1, M6 and A1.
Newton Bromswold is a small village which benefits from St Peter´s Church and The Swan public house. The town of Rushden offers a broad range of services including shopping facilities, supermarkets, professional services, leisure facilities and the new Rushden Lakes shopping and leisure complex. The area enjoys good schooling, with Primary Education available at Rushden Primary Academy and thereafter at the Ferrers School, Rushden and Sharnbrook School in north Bedfordshire. Private education is available at the well-respected schools including Kimbolton (8 miles), Wellingborough (10 miles), the Bedford Harpur Trust Schools (13 miles) and Oundle (15 miles).
Lot 1: MANOR FARM HOUSE
Manor Farm House is an early Victorian Farmhouse offering spacious and versatile family accommodation which is arranged over three floors. It is understood that the Sartoris family of Rusden Hall built the farmhouse sometime between 1856 and 1893. The brick built property has oil fired central heating and part sealed unit double glazing. The house would benefit from modernisation throughout and offers significant scope for re-modelling and improvement. The farmhouse enjoys far reaching views across open, unspoilt countryside.
The property is accessed via a sweeping private tarmac driveway through mature gardens, which leads to a double garage, and continues to the rear of the property providing ample parking.
The property enjoys mature gardens which lie principally to the front and side of the property and are laid mainly to lawn, with a range of mature specimen trees, shrubs and borders. To the rear of the property is a single storey outhouse and adjoining paddock extending to 0.71 acres. The total area occupied by the house, gardens and paddock extends to 1.61 acres.
Lot 2: THE BUILDINGS
The buildings are located to the south east of Manor Farm House and benefit from a private, separate driveway off Rushden Road. The buildings extend to approximately 11,500 sq ft and comprise a range of traditional and modern farm buildings, which have historically been used in conjunction with the pasture land for the housing and handling of livestock. The total site area extends to 1.59 acres.
It is considered that some of the traditional buildings have the potential to be converted into residential properties, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents from the Local Council.
Lot 3: THE LAND
In all, approximately 91.98 acres (37.21 hectares) of permanent pasture situated to the south west of Newton Bromswold village. The grassland comprises a combination of level fields used for hay and silage making, as well as parcels of ridge and furrow used for grazing. The paddocks are bordered by mature hedgerows with post and barbed wire fencing. There are a number of attractive ponds on the farm and many fields benefit from a mains water supply. The land has been traditionally farmed with a suckler cow herd in recent years. The land is classified as Grade 3 according to the Agricultural Land Classification of England and Wales and the soil is predominantly of the Hanslope and Denchworth series according to the Soil Survey of England and Wales, which are typified by calcareous clay and loamy soils. The land also benefits from extensive road frontage onto Rushden Road.
Method of Sale
The property is offered for sale by Private Treaty as a whole or in up to 3 lots.
Tenure & Possession
The property is offered for sale freehold with the benefit of vacant possession upon completion.
Basic Payment Scheme
The farmland is registered on the Rural Land Register for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS). The seller has claimed and will retain the BPS for the 2016 scheme year and previous years. The BPS Entitlements are included in the sale of Lot 3. Further details are included in the Information Pack.
The property is not included within any current Environmental Stewardship Scheme, such as ELS, HLS or Countryside Stewardship.
Sporting, Timber and Mineral Rights
All sporting, timber and mineral rights are included in the freehold sale, insofar as they are owned.
Easements, Wayleaves, Covenants and Rights of Way
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing wayleaves, easements and rights of way, whether public or private, light, sport, drainage, water, electricity supplies and any other rights, obligations, easements and quasi easements, whether specifically mentioned or not.
A public footpath crosses Field NG No 6163 from Rushden Road into the village of Newton Bromswold.
The Diddington to Hannington water main 36 inch pipeline crosses Fields NG No 6163 and 7455. Further details are included in the Information Pack.
There are a number of electricity poles crossing Field NG No 6163 in Lot 3 and Field NG No 4950 in Lot 1 for which an annual wayleave payment is received. Further details are in the Information Pack.
Lot 2 will be sold with a right of access to the buildings for maintenance purposes over Lots 1 and 3, if they are sold separately.
The farmhouse is connected to mains water and mains electricity. The house drainage is to a septic tank and there is an oil fired central heating system. Central heating is not currently installed in the Attic Rooms. Currently the buildings within Lot 2 are connected to mains electricity and mains water, although are not metered separately from the farmhouse. If Lot 2 is sold separately to Lot 1, the purchasers of Lot 2 will be responsible for meeting the cost of the provision of separate water and electricity supplies to service Lot 2.
Council Tax upon the Manor Farmhouse for the year 2016/2017 - Council Tax Band F - £2,087.02 per annum
Drainage Rates - £2.0364 per hectare for the 2016/2017 year payable to the Environment Agency.
East Northamptonshire District Council, Cedar Drive, Thrapston, Northants, NN14 4LZ
The Purchaser(s) will be deemed to have inspected the property and satisfied himself as to the ownership of any boundary, hedge, tree or ditch.
The Purchaser of Lot 2 will be responsible for the erection and subsequent maintenance of a post and rail stock proof fence on the new boundary within the paddock 4950, if Lot 1 and 2 are sold separately.
Health & Safety:
We would ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making an inspection for your own safety, particularly around the farm buildings.