BEST AND FINAL OFFERS BY 12 NOON ON FRIDAY 16TH AUGUST 2019 In all about 545.76 acres (220.87 ha) Lot 1 - Farmhouse and Paddocks in 7.99 acres Lot 2 - Farm Buildings set in 3.65 acres Lot 3 - 277.23 acres of Arable and Grassland Lot 4 - 256.89 acres of Arable Land
BEST AND FINAL OFFERS BY 12 NOON ON FRIDAY 16TH AUGUST 2019
In all about 545.76 acres (220.87 ha)
Lot 1 - Farmhouse and Paddocks in 7.99 acres - £1,250,000
Lot 2 - Farm Buildings with Prior Approval for Change of Use to Four Dwellings, in 3.65 acres - £550,000
Lot 3 - 277.23 acres of Arable and Grassland - £2,100,000
Lot 4 - 256.89 acres of Arable Land - £2,300,000
Park Farm is located in a rural setting adjacent to Tathall End hamlet and to the south east of the village of Hanslope. The property is conveniently located on the Northamptonshire/Buckinghamshire border, to the north of the town of Milton Keynes, with direct rail services available to London Euston (approximately 33 minutes), and good access to the M1 at J15.
Hanslope village benefits from a range of services including, a village shop, public house, doctors surgery, St James the Great Parish Church and a recreational ground. The town of Milton Keynes is situated 5 miles to the south and offers an extensive range of services including shopping facilities, supermarkets, professional services and leisure complexes.
The area enjoys good schooling, with primary education available at Hanslope Primary and thereafter at numerous secondary schools in Milton Keynes. Private education is available at well-respected preparatory schools including Bilton Grange, Winchester House and Beachborough and thereafter at schools such as Warwick, Rugby, Northampton and the Harpur Trust Schools in Bedford.
PARK FARM, Tathall End is a mixed farm, extending to 545.76 acres (220.87 hectares) in total. This delightful ring fenced farm is conveniently located, whilst enjoying superb views across the Buckinghamshire countryside. Park Farm is defined, particularly along the eastern border by mature deciduous trees, including those comprising Little Linford Wood, across the boundary. The Tathall End brook runs through the farm and along the boundary, to the southern end of the farm.
The property includes a period seven bedroom farmhouse, with views over the rolling countryside, together with a range of farm buildings, 374.42 acres (151.53 hectares) of arable land, 156.72 acres (63.42 hectares) of permanent pasture land and 8.05 acres (3.25 hectares) of amenity woodland, all within a ring fence.
LOT 1 - PARK FARM HOUSE - 7.99 acres (pink on the plan)
Park Farm House is a seven bedroom spacious farmhouse offering versatile family accommodation arranged over two floors, together with garden and adjoining grass paddocks. The property is constructed of stone under a slate roof and displays the date stone 1833. The farmhouse benefits from oil fired central heating and uPVC double glazed windows. The accommodation briefly comprises:
ON THE GROUND FLOOR, The front door leads to a quarry tiled hallway, with doors off to the reception rooms and kitchen.
The Kitchen/Breakfast room has an extensive range of fitted units and large central island with quartz worktops and integrated Neff appliances including oven, warming drawer, ceramic hob, extractor hood, dishwasher and American style fridge freezer. The Kitchen opens in to the Dining Room and benefits from a wood burning stove, and a staircase leads up from the kitchen to Bedrooms 6 and 7. From the Kitchen, a rear hallway leads to a Cloakroom with wc, wash hand basin and heated towel rail, and on to the Utility Room with a range of fitted base and wall units together with plumbing for washing machine and dryer, and back door into the garden and access to the adjacent store.
The Reception Hallway, also leads to the Sitting room with original fireplace; Office with fitted shelving; Family Room with original fireplace; Dining Room with oak floor, fitted storage and bi-fold doors opening on to the patio; a Cloakroom with shower; and stairs lead down to a fully tanked Cellar (5.01m x 4.97m).
ON THE FIRST FLOOR, stairs rise to a landing which leads to four double bedrooms, one single bedroom and family bathroom with wc, wash hand basin, bath and airing cupboard.
The property is accessed via a concrete driveway with electric access gate, which leads to the farmhouse and yard, providing extensive parking to the rear of the house. The property enjoys a well-proportioned garden set to the side and front of the house, with views over the rolling countryside, together with a large patio area to the rear of the house. Directly adjacent to the farmhouse and garden, is an area of grass paddocks totalling approximately 6.75 acres.
LOT 2 - FARM BUILDINGS WITH PRIOR APPROVAL FOR RESIDENTIAL CONVERSION (blue on the plan)
The buildings are located to the north of Park Farm House and comprise a range of traditional stone buildings and modern general purpose buildings, which have historically been used in conjunction with the farming enterprises at Park Farm.
Prior Approval has been obtained for the Change of Use of Agricultural Buildings to Dwelling House (Class C3) Class Q (a) under Milton Keynes Council - Planning Ref: 19/00778/PANAGC. The approval comprises of four single storey barn conversions, including two 2-bedroom properties, a 3-bedroom property and a 4-bedrooom property, all set around a courtyard.
The farm buildings are offered for sale with an adjacent area of paddock land in order to offer versatility to the Purchaser, if Lot 2 is sold separately to the farmhouse and farm land.
In total Lot 2 comprises 3.65 acres (1.48 hectares).
LOT 3 - ARABLE AND PASTURE LAND - 277.23 acres (green on the plan)
In all, approximately 277.23 acres (112.20 hectares) of land, surrounding the farmhouse and building complex at Park Farm and situated to the south east of Tathall End hamlet. Lot 3 comprises of approximately 148.60 acres (60.14 hectares) of permanent pasture together with 122.95 acres (49.76 acres) of arable land and 5.68 acres (2.30 hectares) of woodland and ponds. The grass land has been grazed with sheep for many years and the arable fields have grown combinable crops as set on the cropping schedule. 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 soil series according to the Soil Survey of England and Wales, which is typified by permeable clayey soils. The land is within a ring fence and also benefits from road frontage as well as access off the main farm drive.
LOT 4 - ARABLE LAND - 256.89 acres (yellow on the plan)
A productive block of arable land totalling 256.89 acres (103.96 hectares), in seven good sized field parcels. This arable land has grown a rotation of arable cropping as shown on the cropping plan. Access is obtained directly off the highway at the southern end of the farm and a separate access over the track from Bullington End. 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 soil series according to the Soil Survey of England and Wales, which is typified by permeable clayey soils.
Method of Sale
The property is offered for sale by Private Treaty as a whole or in up to 4 Lots.
Tenure and Possession
The property is offered for sale freehold with the benefit of vacant possession upon completion, subject to the termination of the existing Farm Business Tenancy on 28th September 2019.
Prior Approval has been obtained for the Change of Use of Agricultural Buildings to Dwelling House (Class C3) Class Q (a) under Milton Keynes Council - Planning Ref: 19/00778/PANAGC. The approval comprises of four single storey barn conversions, including two 2-bedroom properties, a 3-bedroom property and a 4-bedrooom property, all set around a courtyard. Further details are included in the Information Pack
The Farmhouse benefits from mains water, mains electricity and a Klargester sewage disposal. The property is heated by an oil fired central heating system. The buildings are connected to both mains water and a 3 phase electricity supply.
If Lot 2 is sold separately, the Purchaser of Lot 2 shall be responsible for meeting the cost of any separation of the water and electricity supplies to the house and buildings.
Fixtures and Fittings
All items usually regarded as tenant´s fixtures and fittings and equipment, including fitted carpets and curtains, together with garden ornaments and statuary, are specifically excluded from the sale. These may be available to the purchaser(s) by separate negotiation.
Energy Performance Certificate
Efficiency Rating - Current G - Potential C
Sporting, Timber and Mineral Rights
All sporting, timber and mineral rights are included in the freehold sale, insofar as they are owned.
Basic Payment Scheme
The farmland is registered on the Rural Land Register for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS). The 2019 BPS claimant will retain the 2019 scheme year payment and monies relating to previous years. The BPS Entitlements are included in the sale. Further details are included in the Information Pack.
The land is within a Higher Level Stewardship Scheme, which expires 30th June 2020. The Purchaser(s) will be deemed to have full knowledge of the scheme and will take on and comply with the terms of the agreement from Completion. The FBT Tenant will retain any ELS/HLS payments payable up to Completion. Further details are included in the Information Pack.
In addition to the purchase price the purchaser(s) of Lots 3 and 4 will be required to pay for:
Growing crops and all beneficial cultivations, sub soiling, mole ploughing and acts of husbandry since the last harvest at current CAAV rates or contract rates where applicable. Seed, fertilisers, manures and sprays applied to the growing crops since the last harvest 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 establishment of the crop.
A small moated site which is situated approximately 70 metres to the south of Long Plantation, is designated as a Scheduled Monument under Historic England.
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.
More particularly the track which provides an additional access to Lot 4 from Bullington End (NG 2101), is subject to a right of way for the benefit of New Buildings Farm. If Lots 1, 2 and/or 3 are sold in separate Lots, a right of way will be granted by the Purchaser of Lot 1, over the main driveway, with future repair and maintenance obligations according to user.
There are a number of electricity poles across Park Farm for which an annual wayleave payment is received. Further details are in the Information Pack.
A number of public footpaths and bridleways cross the land, including the Three Shires Way. Further details are available in the Information Pack.
In respect of the sale of Lots 3 and 4, the Sellers will retain 40% of any uplift in value if planning permission is obtained for a change of use from agricultural purposes during the first 40 years after completion of the sale. The overage payment will be triggered upon the disposal of land with the benefit of planning permission or implementation of a planning permission.
Council Tax upon the Farmhouse for the year 2019/20 - Council Tax Band G - £2,974.25 pa
Drainage Rates - Payable to the Environment Agency - 202.83p/ha
Electric Entrance Gate - £10/month SIM to connect mobile phone to gate
Milton Keynes Council, Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes, MK9 3EJ
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.
Should Lot 1 and Lot 2 be sold separately, the Purchaser(s) shall be responsible for installing boundary fences, between the two properties where currently no boundary exists. If Lot 1 is sold separately the Purchaser will be responsible for installing a boundary fence around the grass paddock area identified as NG 2623. If Lot 2 is sold separately the Purchaser will be responsible for installing boundary fences around the grass paddock areas identified as NG 2742 and 3542.
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, Bletsoes 01832 732241.
Health and Safety
Given the potential hazards of a working farm, we ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection, for your own personal safety, particularly around the farm buildings and machinery. It is asked that you observe any specific signage around the farmyard.