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Southorpe Farm, Hornsea, East Yorkshire

144.5 acres, Guide price £1,600,000

SOUTHORPE FARM, HORNSEA, EAST YORKSHIRE


An attractive arable and grassland farm close to the East Coast of Yorkshire.

In all about 144.50 acres (58.48 hectares)

Including; 117.12 acres of productive arable land, 25.37 acres of pasture, Southorpe farmhouse, traditional barns with potential for conversion and a grain store.

Hornsea 1 mile | Beverley 13 miles | Hull 16 miles | York 40 miles | London 215 miles

AVAILABLE AS A WHOLE, OR IN UP TO THREE LOTS


SOUTHORPE FARM, HORNSEA, EAST YORKSHIRE


An attractive arable and grassland farm close to the East Coast of Yorkshire.

In all about 144.50 acres (58.48 hectares)

Including; 117.12 acres of productive arable land, 25.37 acres of p…

SOUTHORPE FARM, HORNSEA, EAST YORKSHIRE


An attractive arable and grassland farm close to the East Coast of Yorkshire.

In all about 144.50 acres (58.48 hectares)

Including; 117.12 acres of productive arable land, 25.37 acres of pasture, Southorpe farmhouse, traditional barns with potential for conversion and a grain store.

Hornsea 1 mile | Beverley 13 miles | Hull 16 miles | York 40 miles | London 215 miles

AVAILABLE AS A WHOLE, OR IN UP TO THREE LOTS


SOUTHORPE FARM, HORNSEA, EAST YORKSHIRE


An attractive arable and grassland farm close to the East Coast of Yorkshire.

In all about 144.50 acres (58.48 hectares)

Including; 117.12 acres of productive arable land, 25.37 acres of pasture, Southorpe farmhouse, traditional barns with potential for conversion and a grain store.

Hornsea 1 mile | Beverley 13 miles | Hull 16 miles | York 40 miles | London 215 miles

AVAILABLE AS A WHOLE, OR IN UP TO THREE LOTS


Location

Southorpe Farm is located 1 mile west of the seaside town of Hornsea and 13 miles east of Beverley. Access to the farm is via Southorpe Road. Beverley and Hornsea provide a range of activities and schools. Hornsea itself is a busy seaside town and Beverley is an important regional centre.

Description

Southorpe Farm offers attractive views over Hornsea Mere, a recognised SSSI. The property enjoys a rural setting with significant wildlife interests, in particular migrating winter birds.

The farm was formerly part of the Goxhill Estate and extends to approximately 144.50 acres (58.48 hectares) of productive arable and pasture land.



LOT 1: Southorpe Farmhouse & Land

Southorpe farmhouse is a spacious three bedroom, detached, brick and tiled farmhouse with a living room, dining room and kitchen. The farmhouse is offered together with a range of traditional buildings, surrounded by two grass paddocks,
extending in all to 4.72 acres (1.91 hectares).

The farmhouse has oil fired central heating and uPVC double glazing. The property also includes an adjoining unmodernised cottage, currently being utilised as a storage area.

The farmhouse has been let under an assured shorthold tenancy agreement and is
currently still occupied.

EPC Rating: F


Farm Buildings
There is a range of traditional buildings close to the main farmhouse which are constructed of brick under tile. The grain store is constructed of concrete portal frame with concrete block walling and cladding.

The buildings are shown numbered on the block plan:

1.Grain store 18.07m x 8.81m
Concrete frame, block walling and a concrete floor.

There is a range of traditional brick and tile buildings including a substantial barn adjoining the former cottage together with separate outbuildings extending to approximately 790m². There is potential for the conversion of the buildings subject
to planning permission being obtained.



LOT 2

The land extends to 117.56 acres (47.58 hectares) of productive and good quality arable land which is currently within a conventional cropping rotation. The lot includes a small shelter belt.

The soil type is Holderness which is best described as slowly permeable fine loamy soils best suited to growing cereals and short term grassland. It is capable of producing good yields of combinable crops. All the land is classified Grade Three on
the MAFF Land Classification Plan.

The land is currently subject to a Contract Farming Agreement which will expire on the 30th September 2017. Holdover will be required until the 31st December 2017 for the grain store.

The land is in Entry Level plus Higher Level Stewardship. Details of the stewardship scheme are available in the information pack.



LOT 3

The permanent pasture extends to 22.21 acres (8.99 hectares). The land includes the medieval settlement of Southorpe, a Scheduled Ancient Monument and holds significant historical value. This is also incorporated in the Entry Level and Higher
Level Stewardship agreement.

The grassland is currently subject to an annual agreement which expires on 30th September 2017.




GENERAL REMARKS AND STIPULATIONS


TENURE & METHOD OF SALE

Southorpe Farm is available freehold with vacant possession, subject to holdover.

The farmhouse is currently subject to an assured shorthold tenancy agreement. Notice to quit has been served.

The farm is for sale by private treaty as a whole or in up to three separate lots.

EXCHANGE OF CONTRACTS AND COMPLETION

Exchange of contracts is to take place 28 days after receipt by the Purchasers' Solicitors of a draft contract. Completion to be 21 days thereafter. A deposit of 10% of the purchase price will be payable on exchange of contracts.

EARLY ENTRY

Early Entry to the arable land will be allowed, subject to contracts being exchanged, a double deposit paid and the previous crop cleared. The Purchaser(s) must ensure that the land is farmed in accordance with the cross-compliance regulations in order to safeguard the BPS 2017 claim.

PAST CROPPING

Past Cropping schedules are available from the Vendor's agent.

TENANT RIGHT

There will be no charge for UMV or RMV's.

HOLDOVER

The Vendor reserves the right for themselves and persons authorised by them to harvest the growing crops and store harvested crops and equipment until 31st December 2017.

STATUTORY DESIGNATION

All the land lies within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone. The medieval settlement of Southorpe and the designated Field System is scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979, as amended, and is of national
importance. The settlement dates back to the 11th century and was in existence until the 17th century. Further details are available in the information pack.

ENTRY LEVEL PLUS HIGHER LEVEL STEWARDSHIP

Southorpe Farm has been entered into Entry Level plus Higher Level Stewardship, in order to protect and encourage wildlife on the farm and to improve natural habitat and feeding grounds.

The main agreement runs from 1st October 2010 for ten years and full details are available within the information pack. The agreement includes the maintenance of wetland, the management of archaeological features, buffer strips, restoration of semi-natural grassland, nectar flower mixes, beetle banks and the creation of ponds.

The land forms part of a larger original agreement and will be required to be split as per the land offered for sale. The scheme has contributed significantly to the conservation value of the farm and the Purchaser(s) is required to continue with the scheme for its duration.

There are general conditions which are applicable to management, which are set out in the agreement and which must be followed. The Purchaser(s) should make themselves fully aware of the details of the schemes and the contribution, both environmental and financial, that is made to the farm.

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME

The Vendor will make available, to the Purchaser(s), by separate agreement the BPS entitlements following the 2017 claim. The sale of the entitlements does not form part of the sale of the land and is by separate negotiation. The Vendor will retain the benefit of the 2017 Basic Payment Claim.

CROSS COMPLIANCE

The Vendor will be responsible for cross compliance up to the date of completion. The Purchaser(s) must take over the cross compliance obligations on completion (or early entry) and to indemnify the Vendor from any noncompliance
penalties. The Vendor's application for the 2017 BPS claim is available in the information pack.

SPORTING RIGHTS, MINERALS & TIMBER

The Sporting Rights, Timber and Minerals are included in the sale, so far as they are owned, subject to statutory exclusions.


WAYLEAVES, EASEMENTS & RIGHTS OF WAY

The land is sold subject to and with the help and benefit of all existing rights,including rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplies and other rights, easements, quasi-easements and all wayleaves whether referred to or not in these particulars.

A right of access over the track coloured brown on the Plan (between points A & B) has been granted to the neighbouring landowner for agricultural purposes and any permitted use authorised by the Planning Authorities and where relevant, compliance with any management conditions of any existing SSSI agreement affecting the land. The access is subject to a maximum width of 4m.

A 5m right of access will be retained (between points C & D) around the boundary of field TA1846 2834 (included within Lot 2). The Purchaser(s) of Lot 3 will be required to erect a stock proof post and wire fence within 3 months of completion.

SERVICES

Southorpe Farm and buildings benefit from a single phase electricity connection and mains water. Drainage is to a private system.

VALUE ADDED TAX

Should any sale of the land, or any right attached to it become a chargeable supply for the purpose of VAT, such tax shall be payable by the Purchaser in addition to the contract price.

BOUNDARIES

The Purchaser(s) shall be deemed to have full knowledge of all boundaries and neither the Vendor nor the Vendor's agent will be responsible for defining the boundaries nor their ownership.

PLANS, AREAS AND SCHEDULES

These have been prepared as carefully as possible and based on the Ordnance Survey national grid 1:2500 landline data. The plans are published for illustrative purposes only and although they are believed to be correct, their accuracy is not guaranteed.

TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING

The Purchaser(s) will be deemed to have full knowledge and have satisfied themselves as to any planning matters that might affect the property.

The Estate is located in the East Riding of Yorkshire Council administrative area. They have recently adopted their Local Plan Strategy document.

Pre-application planning advice has been sought on the traditional barn.

Further information is included within the information pack.

DISPUTES

Should any dispute arise as to the boundaries or any point arising in the General Remarks and Stipulations or Particulars of Sale, schedule, plan or interpretation of any of them the question shall be referred to the arbitration of the selling agent, whose decision acting as expert shall be final. The purchaser(s) shall be deemed to have full knowledge of all boundaries and neither the vendor nor the vendor's agents will be responsible for defining the boundaries or the ownership thereof.

VIEWING

Strictly by appointment with Brown & Co.

James R Walton BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV | Tel: 01652 654833

There will be two viewing days, held on specified dates, by prior appointment with the selling agent.

Care should be taken when inspecting the farm, particularly around the farm house and buildings. The farmland may be inspected at other times.

INFORMATION PACK

An information pack is available to prospective purchasers. This pack provides further information on the properties, including cropping,environmental stewardship schemes and general information.

Vendor's Solicitors:

Grays Solicitors,
Duncombe Place,
York YO1 7DY
Tel: 01904 634771

Mrs L Rickatson LLB (Hons)
Lyn.Rickatson@grayssolicitors.co.uk


Vendor's Agent

Brown&Co:
6 Market Place, Brigg
North Lincolnshire DN20 8HA
Tel: 01652 654833

James R Walton BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV
james.walton@brown-co.com

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