An outstanding commercial arable unit, comprising two well equipped farms.
In all about 990.22 acres (400.60 ha).
Available as a whole or up to four lots
Lot 1A - Wrydelands Farmhouse - OIRO £725,000
About 2.76 acres (1.10 ha)
A well appointed period farmhouse lying in its own private setting. The property requires some modernisation, but the well proportioned rooms form the basis for a comfortable family home.
The property comprises:
Ground Floor: Entrance Hall | Lounge | Study | Sitting Room | Utility Room | Dining Room | WC | Anteroom
First Floor: Seven Bedrooms | WC | Family Bathroom
Outside: Well laid out gardens and grounds, private driveway and double garage
Lot 1B - Wrydelands Farm - OIRO £2,850,000
About 295.43 acres (119.50 ha)
Wrydelands Farm lies in a single block with excellent access onto local roads and a drove which lies on the eastern edge of the farm.
There is an extensive range of farmbuildings, including a range of traditional buildings. There is overall grain storage comprising about 2,000 tonnes.
Grainstore (105ft x 90ft) - Steel portal frame building with metal grain walling and sheet roof. Central main duct with overground laterals and fan house. Roof mounted solar PV.
Grainstore (105ft x 90ft) - Steel portal frame building with metal grain walling and sheet roof. Overground drying laterals.
Lean to (75ft x 30ft) - Steel portal frame building with metal grain walling and sheet roof and incorporating:
Workshop (30ft x 30ft) - Steel portal frame building with metal grain walling and sheet roof
Traditional Buildings (125ft x 18ft) - Brick construction under a slate roof
The land is classified as Grade 2 by DEFRA with soils of the Normoor series, being deep stoneless clayey soils suitable for cereals, peas and sugar beet. The land is capable of producing high yielding crops with fields suited for modern machinery. There is a small area of woodland in the centre of the farm.
Lot 1C - Morris Fenland - OIRO £2,300,000
About 267.46 acres (108.20 ha)
The land at Morris Fen lies immediately to the west of New Cut Road. The land lies in a ring fence and there is excellent access onto the public roads and well maintained internal tracks.
The land is classified as Grade 2 by DEFRA with soils of the Normoor series, being deep stoneless clayey soils suitable for cereals, peas and sugar beet. The land is capable of producing high yielding crops with fields suitable for modern machinery. The field shape and sizes are well suited for precision farming.
Lot 2 - Dearloves Farm - OIRO £3,750,000
About 424.57 acres (171.80 ha)
Dearloves Farm lies about 2 miles due east of Wrydelands Farm and is about 7 miles by road. The farm lies in a ring fence block with excellent access onto local roads. The farm includes a three bedroom farmhouse and an extensive range of farm buildings.
A detached three bedroom property, also known as Fallow Fields, lying within its own gardens and grounds with stables and a horse menage. The property is subject to an agricultural occupancy condition and comprises:
Ground Floor: Kitchen | Dining Room | Sitting Room | Office | Utility | WC/Shower Room
First Floor: Three Bedrooms and a Family Bathroom
Outside: Immediately to the north is a stable block with 3 stables and a tack room. There is also a floodlit menage measuring approximately 40m x 20m together with an area of paddocks totaling in all about 1.70 acres.
Lying to the north and west of the farmhouse is a range of farm buildings including former livestock buildings, general stores, workshop and grain storage facilities. Full measurements of the buildings are available in the information pack.
There is a modern grain bin system that was expanded in 2013, including the addition of a 100t/hour elevator system, which has capacity for about 1,440 tonnes. The largest bin holds 600 tonnes and has full drying facilities including grain stirrers and a sweep auger.
The land is classified as Grade 2 by DEFRA with soils of the Dowels and Downholland 1 series, being a stoneless humose clayey soil, calcareous in places suitable for cereals, sugar beet and peas.
Access to the land is excellent via internal tracks.
Tenure and Possession
The farms are offered for sale freehold. Vacant possession on Dearloves Farmhouse will be provided on 31st January 2019 (see Holdover below).
At the southern end of Dearloves Farm is an area of about 1 acre to the south of field number 9801 which forms part of the field and is rented on an FBT from North Level District Internal Drainage Board.
There is a restrictive covenant on the traditional buildings in Lot 1B restricting their use to agriculture.
Wrydelands Farmhouse (Lot 1A): Mains water, electricity and private drainage.
Wrydelands Farm Buildings (Lot 1B): Mains water and three phase electricity.
Dearloves Farm (Lot 2): Mains water, private drainage and mains electricity, with three phase to the farm buildings. There is a diesel generator to the 600 tonne grain silo.
The entitlements to the Basic Payment are included in the sale. In the event that the property is sold in lots, the entitlements will be included with the eligible land on a pro rata basis at the discretion of the vendor (or their representatives).
The land is all entered into a Higher Level Stewardship Scheme with effect from 1st May 2011 for a ten year term which is due to expire on 30th April 2021, with an annual income of £18,756.95.
The land is within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone
There is a tonnage of 2,750 for CTE
Holdover is reserved over the following:
- The harvesting of all growing crops including sugar beet until 31st March 2019
- The Grainstores at Wrydelands Farm: 30th April 2019
- Grain Silos at Dearloves Farm: 30th April 2019
- Sugar Beet pads: 30th April 2019
- Dearloves Farmhouse: 31st January 2019
The vendors reserve the right to hold a machinery sale at Wrydelands Farm up until 30th April 2019
In addition to the purchase price the purchaser will be required to pay for:-
Growing crops and all beneficial cultivations, sub soiling, moling and acts of husbandry since the last harvest at current CAAV rates or contract rates where applicable
Seeds, fertilisers, manures and sprays applied to the growing crops since the last harvest at invoice cost
All seeds, sprays, fertilisers, fuel oil and other consumables in store at invoice cost.
Lime and chalk applied since the last harvest at invoice cost of the materials and spreading
Enhancement of £30/acre/month from the 1st December to completion
Early Entry may be permitted on to the fields that have been harvested at the purchasers own risk following exchange of contracts with an additional 10% deposit being payable. Further details are available from the vendor's agents.
Sporting Timber and Mineral Rights
All sporting, timber and mineral rights are included in the freehold sale, in so far as they are owned. Until recently there has been a small shoot run over the farm.
Peterborough City Council (01733 747474)
Cambridgeshire County Council (0345 045 5200)
Any guide price quoted is exclusive of VAT. Some of the land within Lot 1C has been opted to tax.
Wrydelands Farm: PE6 0TW
Dearlove's Farm: PE13 4JT