BEST AND FINAL OFFERS 12 NOON MONDAY 17TH JULY 2017
The property extends to 103.33 acres (41.82 hectares) or thereabouts in total and includes a range of farm buildings with planning permission for a traditional barn to be converted into a residential dwelling, together with 102.74 acres (41.58 hectares) of pasture land, all within a ring fence.
The property is located in a rural setting adjacent to the hamlet of Hillesden and to the north west of Hillesden village. The property is conveniently located close to the county town of Buckingham, with direct rail services available from Milton Keynes to London Euston (from 25 minutes), and easy access onto M1 (J14) to the east and the M40 (J10) to the west.
Hillesden is a small rural village which benefits from the All Saint´s Church. The Bernwood Forest cycle route being part of The National Byway passes through Hillesden Hamlet. The market town of Buckingham offers a broad range of services including shopping facilities, supermarkets, professional services and leisure facilities. The town also holds street markets every Tuesday and Saturday.
The area enjoys good schooling, with Primary Education available at Roundwood Primary School in Gawcott and thereafter at the renowned Royal Latin co-educational grammar school in Buckingham or at The Buckingham School. Private education is available at the well-respected schools including Beachborough Prep School (7 miles) and Winchester House (10 miles) and thereafter Stowe School (6 miles) and Akeley Wood School (7 miles).
LOT 1: BUILDINGS WITH PLANNING PERMISSION & 4.79 ACRES GRASSLAND (Coloured Red)
Extending to 5.38 acres (2.18 hectares) in total, Lot 1 comprises a range of farm buildings with Planning Permission, together with approximately 4.79 acres (1.94 hectares) of grassland. Planning permission (Application No: 17/00649/APP) has been obtained to convert one of the traditional farm buildings into a residential dwelling. The permission was granted on 19th April 2017 by Aylesbury Vale District Council in respect of Jubilee Farm Barns for: 'Conversion and single storey extension to agricultural building to create 3 bed dwelling including demolition of steel framed buildings to form parking and garden area'.
The approved design involves the conversion of a traditional farm building and the construction of an extension on the north-east elevation to provide living accommodation. Once developed, the internal accommodation will extend to 105 sq m (1130 sq ft).
The Decision Notice is subject to specific conditions, a copy is included and available to view within the Information Pack or from the Local Authority, Aylesbury Vale District Council.
The property will be accessed via a private driveway and a number of the existing modern range of buildings in the centre of the farmyard will be demolished to create a spacious garden with views overlooking the rolling countryside to the south-west.
The site is located on the edge of Hillesden Hamlet and benefits from access off a single track road and a number of mature trees which will be retained.
A modern 4 bay open-fronted general purpose portal frame building (approximately 18.80m x 12.50m) which is located to the east of the buildings will be retained under the Planning Permission. The building, which can be identified as the 'green barn' in the photographs, is currently used for storage of hay and agricultural equipment, with a separate access off the main road.
A parcel of grassland extending to 4.79 acres (1.94 hectares) is situated to the south of the buildings. The land is bordered by mature hedgerows with post & wire fencing and benefits from a water supply.
Following the conversion of the traditional barn, Lot 1 has the potential to be an ideal residential small holding or equestrian unit in a quiet rural setting yet with good access to amenities closeby.
LOT 2: APPROX 46.53 ACRES OF PERMANENT PASTURE (Coloured Blue)
In all, approximately 46.53 acres (18.83 hectares) of permanent pasture is situated to the south west of Hillesden Hamlet, and directly adjacent to Lot 1. The grassland is bordered by mature hedgerows with post and wire fencing, and each field parcel benefits from a water supply.
The land is classified as Grade 3 according to the Agricultural Land Classification of England and Wales and the soil is of the Denchworth soil series according to the Soil Survey of England and Wales, which is typified by fine loam over clayey soils. The land also benefits from extensive road frontage and is currently divided into three field parcels.
LOT 3: APPROX 51.42 ACRES OF PERMANENT PASTURE (Coloured Green)
In all, approximately 51.42 acres (20.81 hectares) of permanent pasture is situated to the north west of Hillesden village. The grassland is bordered by mature hedgerows with post and wire fencing, and each of the four field parcels benefit from a water supply.
The land is classified as Grade 3 according to the Agricultural Land Classification of England and Wales. The soil is predominantly of the Beccles 3 soil series with some Denchworth soil on the southern boundary, according to the Soil Survey of England and Wales, which is typified by fine loamy soils over clay. The land also benefits from extensive road frontage.
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 2017 scheme year and previous years. The BPS Entitlements are included in the sale. Further details are included in the Information Pack.
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 2874 and 4553 within Lot 3 in a north west direction.
An electricity line crosses Field NG No 3288 within Lot 3, for which an annual wayleave payment is received. Further details are in the Information Pack.
A water pipe crosses Field NG No 0857 in Lot 1 and is located along the northern boundary of Field NG 2645 in Lot 2. Water pipes also connect to various water tanks in each field. Further details are in the Information Pack. If the property is sold in Lots the Purchaser(s) of Lot 2 and lot 3 will be responsible for installing a new water meter(s).
The buildings are connected to both mains water and 3 phase electricity supplies.
Drainage Rates - £2.03 per hectare for the 2016/17 year payable to the Environment Agency
Buckingham & River Ouzel Internal Drainage Board - Share of 2016 Costs - £64.90
Aylesbury Vale District Council, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8FF
(Planning Reference: 17/00649/APP)
Development Overage Clause
In respect of Lot 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 on the north west end of field NG 3288. The overage will be triggered upon the disposal of land with the benefit of planning permission or the implementation of a planning permission. Further details are available from the Agents.
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.
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. It is not anticipated that there will be any VAT upon the land.
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.
All viewings are strictly by appointment only through the Seller´s agent, Henry H. Bletsoe & Son LLP. Given the potential hazards of a working farm, we would ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making an inspection for your own safely, particularly around the farm buildings.
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 May 2017.
Henry H. Bletsoe & Son LLP for themselves and the Seller whose agents they are give Notice that: 1. These particulars are intended to give a fair and substantially correct overall description for the guidance of intending Purchasers and do not constitute part of an offer or Contract. Prospective Purchaser(s) ought to seek their own professional advice. 2. All descriptions, dimensions, areas, reference to condition and if necessary permissions for use and occupation and details are given in good faith and are believed to be correct. Any intending Purchaser(s) should not rely on them as a statement or representation of fact but must satisfy themselves when inspecting or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them. 3. No person in the employment of Henry H. Bletsoe & Son LLP has any authority either to make or give any representation or warranty whether in relation to this property or these Particulars nor to enter in any contract relating to the property on behalf of the Seller. 4. No responsibility is accepted for any expenses incurred by the intending Purchaser(s) inspecting properties that have been sold, let or withdrawn. 5. The property is open to inspection. The Purchaser(s) shall be deemed to have full knowledge of the state and condition thereof including the ownership of any tree, boundary or part of the property. 6. Should any dispute arise between the Seller and Purchaser(s) upon any point not involving a question of Law arising out of these Particulars, stipulations or plans as to interpretation, the dispute shall be referred to the Agents, Henry H. Bletsoe & Son LLP whose decision shall be final and binding on all parties to their dispute and in every such referral the Agents to decide how the costs of such reference shall be borne.