DORRINGTON HOUSE FARM, DORRINGTON, NEAR SLEAFORD, LINCOLNSHIRE LN4 3PXTotal Area: 77.02 Hectares (190.32 Acres)Guide Price: £1,550,000 – Subject to ContractFreehold with Vacant Possession
Dorrington House Farm is located immediately to the north of Dorrington village and runs up to the south side of Digby village. Dorrington is situated to the north of Ruskington which is to the north of Sleaford. Dorrington is within easy travelling distance of Sleaford and Lincoln on the B1188.
Dorrington House Farm comprises approximately 77.02 hectares (190.32 acres) of land within a ring fence and adjoins the villages of Dorrington and Digby. The arable land is suitable for combinable cropping and sugar beet. The land is of the Wickham 2 and the Curdridge Soil Series according to the Soil Survey of England and Wales 1983. There are three spinneys on the farm and there is a concrete sugar beet pad with easy access directly off the B1188. There are two points of access directly off the B1188. The land is coloured red on the plan in these Particulars.
The adjoining yard and some additional land is potentially available by separate negotiation. The additional land and yard areas comprise of approximately 3.19 hectares (7.88 acres) and are coloured blue on the plan. There is a main access to the yard directly off Main Street in Dorrington. A second access is via a short gated vehicular right of way from the B1188 through the southern section of the Church car park. There is a disused brick traditional water tower with cast iron tank situated on the additional land in the south west corner of Field No. 7625.
The new boundary between the land (red) and the additional land (blue) is marked with red marker posts.
TENURE AND POSSESSION:
The red land is freehold with vacant possession (with the exception of the Sporting Rights) being available on the 11th October 2020 or earlier by arrangement subject to the harvesting of the current crops.
If parties are interested in the additional land, yard and buildings, they should seek further information from the Selling Agents concerning the short term licences in place for parts of the farmyard/buildings.
Unexhausted manurial values, growing crops or post-harvest cultivations will be charged for as appropriate at the time of completion or early possession, whichever shall be the sooner. More details are available upon enquiry from the Selling Agents.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME:
The land is registered under the Basic Payment Scheme and the seller will retain the full benefit of the 2020 Basic Farm Payment. The appropriate number of basic payment entitlements to match the eligible area will be transferred with the land at no extra cost. The purchaser will be required to adhere to Cross Compliance Regulations for the 2020 Basic Payment Claim year up until the 31st December 2020 and will be required to indemnify the seller for any non-compliance that results in any penalty or reduction of the Basic Payment.
COUNTRYSIDE STEWARDSHIP SCHEME:
The land is entered into a Countryside Stewardship Scheme which runs to the 31st December 2023. The purchaser will be required to continue with the Countryside Stewardship Scheme and all associated requirements as deemed necessary by the Vendor. Full details of the scheme, including the options, are available upon further enquiry from the Selling Agents.
NITRATE VULNERABLE ZONE
The land is situated within a Surface Water Nitrate Vulnerable Zone and is subject to the usual restrictions.
No services are connected to the main farmland (red). Single and three phase electricity are connected to the yard (blue). There is no mains water supply to either element of the property but the Selling Agents are advised there is a capped off water supply at the north end of the yard.
No quotas are available with the sale of the land.
WAYLEAVES, RIGHTS OF WAY AND EASEMENTS:
The Land will be sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, whether public or private and all easements and wayleaves whether specifically mentioned or not.
There are two public footpaths crossing the land as marked on the plan. There are overhead powerlines which cross two fields (on the land coloured red). Copies of the Wayleave Agreement are available from the Selling Agents.
SPORTING RIGHTS, MINERALS & TIMBER:
So far as these are owned by the Vendor, they are included in the sale, subject to statutory exclusions. The Sporting Rights are let under Licence until the 31st July 2023 – further details are available from the Selling Agents.
Annual Drainage Rates are payable to the Witham First District Internal Drainage Board. The rates for 2020/2021 year are £61.83. Drainage charges are also payable to the Environment Agency and the rates for the 2020/2021 year are £188.33.
We are not aware of any recent Land Drainage schemes having been carried out.
The photographs in these particulars were taken in June 2020 and the Particulars were prepared in August 2020.
METHOD OF SALE:
The land (coloured red on the plan) is offered For Sale by Private Treaty as a whole and is guided at £1,550,000, subject to contract.
The additional land areas and yard (coloured blue on the plan) are available by separate negotiation. The Vendors are only willing to proceed with the sale of the areas coloured blue at a value which reflects the ‘hope value’ related to the development potential of this land.
Prospective purchasers will be asked to comply with Anti Money Laundering Regulations and provide photographic identification in the form of a photocard driving licence or valid passport plus proof of address. Further information is available from the Selling Agents.
VALUE ADDED TAX:
Should any sale of the land or any right attached to it become a chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT, such tax shall be payable by the purchaser(s) in addition to the contract price.
PLANS, AREAS AND SCHEDULES:
The plans and areas have been prepared as accurately as reasonably possible and are based on the Ordnance Survey, Rural Land Registry and LPIS Plans. The plans included in these Particulars are published for convenience and / or identification purposes only and although believed to be correct, their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. The purchaser(s) will be deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the description and extent of the property and the ownership of the boundaries.
ADDITIONAL LAND, YARD AND BUILDINGS (coloured blue on the plan)
DESCRIPTION OF BUILDINGS
Grain Stores No. 7 & 8: 23.22m x 19.9m (gross internal measurements) of steel portal framed construction, concrete floor, metal grain walling, corrugated upper walls and roof, 2 x sliding doors to southern elevation. Central air tunnel with typhoon fan providing grain drying facilities for approximately 800 tonnes utilising above ground laterals.
Former Potato Store: 23.2m x 9.44m (gross internal measurements) of steel portal framed construction, concrete floor, metal profile clad walls, corrugated asbestos roof. This building has been spray foam insulated for its previous use as a potato store. Double sliding doors to southern and eastern elevations.
Grain Stores No. 9 & 10: 23.11m x 18.4m (gross internal measurements) of steel portal framed construction, concrete floor, metal grain walling, corrugated upper walls and roof, 2 x sliding doors to southern elevation. Central air tunnel with typhoon fan providing grain drying facilities for approximately 1,000 tonnes utilising above ground laterals.
Yard Area: The yard to the south side of the grain stores is laid to hardcore with concrete areas immediately in front of the grain stores. A hard surface track runs to the north to access the farmland. There is also a silage/sugar beet concrete clamp situated at the north end of the yard with railway sleeper walls.
There are vehicular rights of way serving two adjoining residential properties along the access track running between the main street and the yard (on the land coloured blue).
Parties need to make an appointment through the Selling Agents to view the land and yard. Entry onto the property is permitted entirely at interested parties’ own risk.