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Weatherhill Farm, Hornsea, East Yorkshire

67.38 acres, Guide price £500,000

WEATHERHILL FARM, HORNSEA, EAST YORKSHIRE

A productive grassland farm close to the East Coast of Yorkshire

In all about 67.38 acres (27.27 hectares)

Including; 49.74 acres of productive pasture land, 12.60 acres of woodland with sporting rights, Weatherhill farmhouse, a traditional barn with potential for conversion and a general purpose farm building

Hornsea 2 miles | Beverley 13 miles | Hull 16 miles | York 40 miles | London 215 miles

AVAILABLE AS A WHOLE


WEATHERHILL FARM, HORNSEA, EAST YORKSHIRE

A productive grassland farm close to the East Coast of Yorkshire

In all about 67.38 acres (27.27 hectares)

Including; 49.74 acres of productive pasture land, 12.60 acres of woodland with sp…

WEATHERHILL FARM, HORNSEA, EAST YORKSHIRE

A productive grassland farm close to the East Coast of Yorkshire

In all about 67.38 acres (27.27 hectares)

Including; 49.74 acres of productive pasture land, 12.60 acres of woodland with sporting rights, Weatherhill farmhouse, a traditional barn with potential for conversion and a general purpose farm building

Hornsea 2 miles | Beverley 13 miles | Hull 16 miles | York 40 miles | London 215 miles

AVAILABLE AS A WHOLE


WEATHERHILL FARM, HORNSEA, EAST YORKSHIRE

A productive grassland farm close to the East Coast of Yorkshire

In all about 67.38 acres (27.27 hectares)

Including; 49.74 acres of productive pasture land, 12.60 acres of woodland with sporting rights, Weatherhill farmhouse, a traditional barn with potential for conversion and a general purpose farm building

Hornsea 2 miles | Beverley 13 miles | Hull 16 miles | York 40 miles | London 215 miles

AVAILABLE AS A WHOLE


Location

Weatherhill Farm is located 2 miles west of the seaside town of Hornsea and 13 miles east of Beverley. Access to the farm is via Southorpe Road and down a private access track.

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

Weatherhill Farm extends to a total of 67.38 acres (27.27 hectares) or thereabouts of productive pasture and woodland. The property is situated in a private rural setting and provides attractive views across the surrounding grassland.


Weatherhill Farmhouse

The substantial farmhouse has not been occupied since 1980. The house lies within the heart of the farm, enjoys a private rural setting, but is in need of complete renovation.

EPC Rating: G


Farm Buildings

The buildings are as shown numbered on the block plan and as set out below:

1.General purpose building 27.82m x 13.37m
Concrete frame, block walling and a concrete floor.

There is a range of traditional brick and tile buildings including former stables extending to approximately 343m².

Pre-application planning advice has been sought from the East Riding of Yorkshire Council on the conversion of the traditional barn into a single dwelling.

A copy of the pre-application planning advice has been included in the information pack.


Agricultural Land

There is approximately 49.74 acres of productive grassland which has, in part, been reseeded and is productive. The land is well suited for either livestock production or equestrian purposes.

The grassland is currently subject to a grazing licence which will expire on the 30th September 2017.

The farm includes 12.60 acres of mature woodland with sporting rights.

The soil type is Holderness which is best described as slowly permeable fine loamy soils. All the land is classified Grade Three on the MAFF Land Classification Plan.

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



GENERAL REMARKS AND STIPULATIONS


TENURE & METHOD OF SALE

Weatherhill Farm is available freehold with vacant possession being available on the expiry of the grazing licence, 30th September 2017. The farm is to be sold by private treaty as a whole.


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 main farmstead will be allowed, subject to contracts being exchanged, and a double deposit paid. 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.


TENANT RIGHT

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


STATUTORY DESIGNATION

All the land lies within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.


ENTRY LEVEL PLUS HIGHER LEVEL STEWARDSHIP

Weatherhill 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 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.


WATER CAPITAL GRANT SCHEME

A series of capital works under the Countryside Stewardship Water Capital Grants 2015 have been undertaken across the holding. All works under the scheme along with claims for capital payments have been undertaken.
These works include the resurfacing of gateways, hard bases for livestock drinkers and the erection of sheep netting. The purchaser(s) must continue to maintain the capital works funded and ensure they are used in accordance with the agreement until its expiry.

Details of the scheme and a copy of the agreement are available in the information pack.


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 farm 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 non-compliance 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 way at all times and for agricultural purposes only with or without vehicles, implements and machinery over and along the track coloured brown on the plan (between points A & B) has been granted to the neighbouring landowner over the first 20m of the access track subject to a width of 4m.

There are public footpaths crossing the farmland, as shown on the plan available from the Vendor's agents.


GAS PIPELINE & WATER PIPE

There is a gas pipeline running through Weatherhill Farm.

The mains water pipe serving the farm crosses land owned by Wassand Hall.

Plans showing the routes of the gas pipeline and water pipe are available in the information pack. The Purchaser(s) must make themselves aware of the route of the pipelines.


SERVICES

The farmhouse does not have a connection to the mains electricity. There is a mains water supply to Weatherhill which crosses the adjoining farmland.


VAT

Should any sale of the farms, or any rights attached to them become a chargeable supply for the purpose of VAT, such tax shall be payable by the Purchaser(s) in addition to the contract price.


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.


FIXTURES AND FITTINGS

All fixtures and fittings are included in the sale unless specifically referred to in these particulars.


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 Vendor's 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 the agents. Please contact:

James R Walton BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV Tel: 01652 654833 or Derek Smith MRICS Tel: 01964 537123

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. Access to the farmhouse must be taken with great care due to the state of the property. Access is not permitted to the first floor.

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

Contact: Mrs L Rickatson LLB (Hons)
Tel: 01904 634771 | Email: Lyn.Rickatson@grayssolicitors.co.uk


Vendor's Agents

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

Tel: 01652 654833

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


OR

Quick & Clarke: 2 Market Place,
Hornsea, East Yorkshire, HU18 1AW
Tel: 01964 537123

Derek Smith MRICS

Email: hornsea@quickclarke.co.uk

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