KINGS DELPH GATE FARM, Farcet Fen is a commercial farm currently growing sugar beet, potatoes and combinable crops. In all about 251.75 acres (101.88 Hectares) FOR SALE AS A WHOLE OR IN 5 LOTS The majority of the land is classified Grade 2, with the balance being Grade 1 according to the Agricultural Land Classification of England and Wales. The soil is predominantly of the Downholland 1 series according to the Soil Survey of England and Wales. There are a range of buildings providing general purpose and grain storage, providing capacity to store approximately 1,300 tonnes; a 1,000 tonne grain store was built in 2014. The property benefits from a 15m gallon irrigation reservoir. In addition, the Seller currently holds a summer abstraction licence in respect of the property for up to 3,600m³ per year (subject to maximum hourly and daily quantities).
Kings Delph Gate Farm is situated in north Cambridgeshire, on the south eastern outskirts
of the city of Peterborough and to the east of the village of Farcet on the Ramsey Road.
Peterborough offers a broad range of services including shopping facilities, supermarkets,
professional services, and leisure facilities. The area enjoys good schooling, with the most
notable in the immediate vicinity being the well-respected private school at Stamford.
The property is conveniently located to the A1139, which links the A1(M) motorway, A47 and
There are high speed train services from Peterborough to London (Kings Cross) in 51 minutes,
and air travel available from Stansted Airport or Connington Airfield.
KINGS DELPH GATE FARM, Farcet Fen is a commercial farm currently growing sugar beet, potatoes and combinable crops. The majority of the land is classified Grade 2, with the balance being Grade 1 according to the Agricultural Land Classification of England and Wales. The soil is predominantly of the Downholland 1 series according to the Soil Survey of England and Wales.
There are a range of buildings providing general purpose and grain storage, providing capacity to store approximately 1,300 tonnes; a 1,000 tonne grain store was built in 2014. The property benefits from a 15m gallon irrigation reservoir. In addition, the Seller currently holds a summer abstraction licence in respect of the property for up to 3,600m³ per year
(subject to maximum hourly and daily quantities).
LOT 1: 0.47 acres (0.19 hectares): (Coloured purple on the Plan)
Kings Delph Gate Farm House is a modest two storey detached house offering family accommodation. The house offers scope for re-modelling and extending. The accommodation together with room measurements is shown
on the floor plan on page 2.
The property is accessed via a private tarmac driveway, and enjoys mature gardens which lie principally to the rear of the property and are laid mainly to lawn, with a range of mature specimen trees, shrubs and borders.
LOT 2: 47.66 acres (19.29 hectares) (Coloured green on the Plan)
Kings Delph Gate Farm yard and buildings adjoin and are situated to the east of the Farm House. The yard and
buildings extend to 4.28 acres (1.73 hectares) or thereabouts and benefit from a private and separate purpose built
driveway; there is also a secondary access to the farm yard via the driveway to the Farmhouse. The buildings extend to
approximately 11,500ft² and comprise a range of traditional and modern farm buildings, which are used in conjunction
with the nearby arable land.
The land extends to 43.38 acres (17.56 hectares) or thereabouts comprising approximately 43.20 acres (17.49
hectares) of arable land, and 0.18 acres (0.07 ha) of woodland. The land adjoins the yard and buildings, and is accessed from the B1095 Ramsey Road.
LOT 3: 11.67 acres (4.72 hectares) (Coloured yellow on the Plan)
Comprises a 5.35 acre (2.17 hectares) or thereabouts irrigation reservoir with a capacity of approximately 15m gallons, and 6.32 acres (2.56 hectares) or thereabouts of temporary grass. The land is accessed from the B1095 Ramsey Road via Kings Delph Highway.
LOT 4: 55.25 acres (22.36 hectares): (Coloured blue on the Plan)
Approximately 54.78 acres (22.17 hectares) or thereabouts of arable land. The land is located north-west of the Kings Delph Gate Farm, and is accessed from the B1095 Ramsey Road.
LOT 5: 136.70 acres (55.32 hectares): (Coloured red on the Plan)
Approximately 136.03 acres of arable land. The land is located east of Kings Delph Gate Farm, and is primarily accessed from Kings Delph Highway, but also has a secondary access from Buntings Drove via Narrow Drove off the A605 Whittlesey Road.
Method of Sale
The Property is offered for sale by Private Treaty as whole or in up to 5 lots.
Tenure & Possession
The Property is offered for sale freehold with the benefit of vacant possession upon completion, subject to holdover.
The Seller will retain holdover rights to permit the harvesting of all growing crops; this is likely to be restricted to the harvesting of Sugar Beet and Potatoes. In addition, holdover rights will be retained to allow the storage of grain within the Modern Grainstore until 31st December 2017, and the storage of clamped Sugar Beet until 31st January 2018.
Furthermore, the Seller reserves the right to undertake a farm machinery sale in the yard, buildings and adjoining area.
Early Entry may be permitted on to land that has been harvested following exchange of contracts at the Purchaser´s own risk.
Basic Payment Scheme
All 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, and we understand will claim under the BPS for the 2017 scheme year. The BPS entitlements are included within the sale and these will be allocated between the different lots if the Property is not sold as a whole. Further details are available upon request from the Seller´s
The Property is not included within any current Environmental Stewardship Scheme, such as ELS, HLS or Countryside Stewardship.
The Property is located within the Middle Level area, and Whittlesey and District Internal Drainage Board. Drainage rates are payable in respect of these. Further details are available upon request from the Seller´s Agent.
Sporting Timber and Minerals
All sporting, timber and mineral rights are included in the freehold of the sale, insofar as they are owned.
Wayleaves, Easements, 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, specifically mentioned herein or not. Lot 4 is affected by an underground gas pipeline. There are a number of electricity pylons/poles crossing the Property for which annual wayleave payments are received. To the best our knowledge, the Property is not affected by any public rights of way.
A right of access will be granted in favour of Lot 3 over Lot 2, if they are sold separately.
Lot 1 will be sold with a right of access to the buildings adjoining Lot 2 for maintenance purposes over Lot 2, if they are sold separately; Lot 2 will benefit from a reciprocal right of access over Lot 1, if they are sold separately.
Lot 3 is affected by a covenant, which prohibits the stocking of the reservoir with fish, shellfish or other aquatic life. Lot 3 benefits from a covenant, which prohibits the adjoining landowner from accessing his land from the section of Kings Delph Highway adjoining Kings Delph Gate Farm. Further details are available from the Seller´s Agent.
The Farmhouse (Lot 1) is connected to mains water and single-phase electricity. The Farmhouse drainage is to a septic tank and there is an oil fired central heating system. The buildings (Lot 2) are connected to mains three-phase electricity, which is metered separately to the farmhouse.
The Property is located within the administrative boundary of Huntingdonshire District Council. The Farmhouse is designated Council Tax Band C; the annual charge for the 2016/17 financial year for a Band C property situated in Farcet is £1,475.25.
Lot 3 is subject to a planning application concerning the restoration of land following gravel extraction. For further information, please contact the Seller´s Agent.
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 in addition to the purchase price. It is not anticipated that there will be any VAT upon the sale of Land.
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 1 will be responsible for the erection and subsequent maintenance of a fence (specification to be agreed) along the boundary between Lot 1 and 2, if they are sold separately.
Strictly by confirmed appointment with the Seller´s agent, Henry H Bletsoe & Son LLP.
Plans and Areas
Plans included or attached to these particulars are based upon the Ordnance Survey Maps copy right reserved(100022432 and 100033416).
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 March 2017. Photographs taken April 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 into any contract relating to the property on behalf of the Seller. 4. No responsibility is accepted
for any expenses incurred by any 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.