BEST & FINAL OFFERS INVITED FOR LOT 2 & 3 BY 12 NOON FRIDAY 30TH JUNE
MAYFIELD FARM, West Row is a residential farm, extending to 41.97 acres (16.99 hectares). The property includes an architect designed farmhouse situated in large, attractive gardens, together with a modern farm building which are situated centrally within paddocks totalling 17.95 acres (7.27 hectares) of permanent grassland. An additional two fields of arable land extending to 22.87 acres (9.26 hectares) are situated close by comprising Lot 2 & 3.
Lot 1: MAYFIELD FARMHOUSE, BARN & GRASSLAND (Coloured Red)
Mayfield Farmhouse was built in 1994 and offers spacious and versatile family accommodation. The brick and flint built property displays considerable attention to detail with panelled doors, attractive cornice to ceilings and hardwood double glazed windows. The house benefits from light, well-proportioned rooms and the kitchen includes an AGA. On the first floor there are 4 double bedrooms including a principal bedroom with an en-suite and an additional family bathroom.
The accommodation briefly comprises:-
ON THE GROUND FLOOR:
A Reception Hall has stairs rising to the first floor with galleried landing and doors lead to:
Cloakroom with wc, and wash hand basin.
Lounge 6.0m x 4.5m fireplace with marble surround.
Dining Room 4.4m x 3.3m
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 4.0m x 4.0m with reclaimed pine wall and floor units with 1½ bowl sink and drainer unit and 2 door oven AGA, opening to:
Day Room 4.2m x 4.0m
A rear entrance and hallway leads to:
Office 3.3m x 3.2m
Utility Room 3.7m x 3.2m with fitted units, boiler, cooker point, plumbing for washing machine and fitted cupboards, doors to:
Shower Room with shower, wc and wash hand basin
Integral Garage, large single garage with power and light
ON THE FIRST FLOOR:
The staircase leads to a galleried landing with doors to:
Bedroom 1 5.5m x 4.0m with fitted wardrobe and door to en-suite bathroom with wc, wash hand basin, shower, panelled bath, airing cupboard and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2 4.0m x 3.1m
Bedroom 3 4.0m x 2.9m
Bedroom 4 3.5m x 3.3m
Bathroom with bath, wash hand basin and wc.
The property is accessed via an electric gate and hedge lined driveway and the house is situated within attractive landscaped gardens and grounds totalling 0.62 aces (0.25 ha) which are well fenced and surrounded by beech hedging. The garden is planted with a mixture of shrubs and ornamental trees with herbaceous borders. A parking area is situated to the rear of the property with a vegetable garden to one side. The total area occupied by the house, gardens, agricultural building and yard extends to 1.15 acres (047 hectares).
The Barn is a substantial English Bros portal steel frame modern building located to the east of the farmhouse and extends to 36.80m x 12.00m (120´8" x 39´4") and has been constructed with two parts to include an enclosed workshop/general purpose area and open-fronted accommodation for livestock, hay and straw.
The workshop/general purpose section of the building benefits from a concrete floor and comprises 3 bays of block and corrugated walls with a sliding doors. A personnel door on the east elevation gives access to an internal store with water and electricity. The open-fronted livestock and general storage section of the building extends to 5 bays and is constructed of wooden panels and Yorkshire boarding and an earth floor.
There is an extensive hardcore area between the house and building leading onto a hardcore drive.
In all Lot 1 comprises 19.10 acres (7.74 hectares), with 17.95 acres (7.27 hectares) principally in four paddocks of permanent pasture which surrounds the farmhouse and building. Each field has a water supply and is well fenced with a combination of post and rail and sheep netting. The land is classified as Grade 3 according to the Agricultural Land Classification of England and Wales and the soil is predominantly of the Isleham 2 series according to the Soil Survey of England and Wales, which are typified by deep permeable sandy and peaty soils. The land has been grazed for many years with sheep and cattle.
Lot 2: ARABLE LAND (Coloured Blue on the Plan)
In all approximately 9.38 acres (3.80 hectares) of arable land situated on Hurdle Drove and to the south of the main holding. The land is classified as Grade 3 according to the Agricultural Land Classification of England and Wales and the soil is predominantly of the Isleham 2 series according to the Soil Survey of England and Wales, which are typified by deep permeable sandy and peaty soils. The land benefits from extensive road frontage and access off Hurdle Drove and is drilled with Spring Barley.
Lot 3: ARABLE LAND (Coloured Green on the Plan)
In all approximately 13.49 acres (5.46 hectares) of arable land situated on Hurdle Drove and to the south of the main holding. The land is classified as Grade 3 according to the Agricultural Land Classification of England and Wales and the soil is predominantly of the Isleham 2 series according to the Soil Survey of England and Wales, which are typified by deep permeable sandy and peaty soils. The land benefits from extensive road frontage and access off Hurdle Drove and is drilled with Spring Barley.
Method of Sale
The property is offered for sale by Private Treaty as a whole or up to 3 Lots.
Tenure & Possession
The property is offered for sale freehold with the benefit of vacant possession upon completion subject to holdover to harvest the 2017 arable crop.
The Farmhouse benefits from mains water, mains electricity and there is private drainage to a septic tank which is located in the garden. There is oil fired central heating and an AGA. The building is connected to mains water and mains electricity.
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 2017 scheme year and previous years. Further details are included in the Information Pack. The BPS Entitlements are included within the sale.
Sporting, Timber and Mineral Rights
All sporting and timber rights are included in the freehold sale, insofar as they are owned. The mineral rights are reserved by the previous owners, The Church Commissioners for England. Further details are in the Information Pack.
The Church Commissioners for England imposed Restrictive Covenants in the Conveyance dated 28th February 1990 that only one dwelling house shall be erected and any buildings will be approved by the Commissioners and are to be used for agricultural purposes. Further details are available from the Agents.
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.
The farmhouse planning consent F89/776 (19990) and F93/073 (1993) incorporated an Agricultural Occupancy Condition which was removed 10th December 2012. Further details are in the Information Pack.
Forest Heath District Council, College Heath Road, Mildenhall, Suffolk, IP28 7EY
Development Overage Clause
In respect of Lot 2 and 3, the Seller will retain 40% of any uplift in value if planning permission is obtained for a change of use from agriculture, during the first 25 years after completion of the sale. The overage will be triggered upon the disposal of land with the benefit of planning permission or the implementation of a planning permission.
Council Tax upon the farmhouse for the year 2017/18 - Council Tax Band D - £1605.34 per annum
Mildenhall Internal Drainage Board - Share of 2016 Costs - £65.33
Should the sale of the property or rights attached to the sale become a chargeable supply for the purpose of VAT, such tax will be paid by the Purchaser(s) in addition to the purchase price.
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.
All viewings are strictly by appointment only through the Seller´s agent, Henry H. Bletsoe & Son LLP.
Plans, Areas and Schedules
Plans included or attached to these particulars are based upon the Ordnance Survey Maps copyright reserved (100022432 and 100033416). All plans are not to scale.
Measurements & Other Information
All measurements are approximate. While we endeavour to make our Sales Particulars accurate and reliable if there is a point which is of particular importance please do contact Henry H. Bletsoe & Son LLP who will be pleased to check the information for you, particularly if you are contemplating travelling some distance to view the property. Particulars prepared and photographs taken April 2017.
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