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High Fen Bridge Farm, Warboys, Cambridgeshire

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HIGH FEN BRIDGE FARM, WARBOYS, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, PE28 2UJ
FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION
30th August 2017 at 6.00pm
The George Hotel, High Street, Huntingdon, PE29 3AB
• Auction Guide £425,000
• Farmhouse subject to Agricultural Occupancy Condition together with range of buildings currently producing £36,000 per year.
• 6.84 Acres (2.77 Ha) Grade 1 agricultural land


THE PROPERTY The property comprises a detached 3 bed farmhouse together with a range of agricultural buildings on a site extending to approximately 1.5 acres (0.60 Ha) together with approximately 6.84 acres (2.77 hectares) of Grade 1 arable farmland. The extent of the property being sold is shown edged red on the attache…

HIGH FEN BRIDGE FARM, WARBOYS, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, PE28 2UJ
FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION
30th August 2017 at 6.00pm
The George Hotel, High Street, Huntingdon, PE29 3AB
• Auction Guide £425,000
• Farmhouse subject to Agricultural Occupancy Condition together with range of buildings currently producing £36,000 per year.
• 6.84 Acres (2.77 Ha) Grade 1 agricultural land


THE PROPERTY The property comprises a detached 3 bed farmhouse together with a range of agricultural buildings on a site extending to approximately 1.5 acres (0.60 Ha) together with approximately 6.84 acres (2.77 hectares) of Grade 1 arable farmland. The extent of the property being sold is shown edged red on the attached plan.

HIGH FEN BRIDGE FARMHOUSE Accessed from High Fen Crooked Drove off the A141 through the farmyard this 3 bedroom detached farmhouse offers approximately 180m² of living accommodation with views over open fen countryside. The property is in close proximity to Huntingdon (9.5 miles), Peterborough (19 miles) and Cambridge (24 miles). The property was built in 1994 subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Restriction and is set within a small garden area currently laid to grass. The accommodation

briefly comprises: Single storey entrance hall with access from front door leading to large hallway with office, downstairs W.C. and kitchen access from hallway with built in units leading to store and back door. Dining room access from hallway with double opening patio doors to garden, living room access from inner hallway with sliding patio doors to garden and large feature fireplace. Stairs from ground floor lead to galleried landing with 3 double bedrooms, the largest of which having a separate en-suite shower room with sink and W.C. together with walk in wardrobe area and built in sliding wardrobes. Family bathroom accessed from landing with bath and power shower, sink and W.C. Outside the property benefits from off road parking and garden and patio area.

THE BUILDINGS Accessed from High Fen Crooked Drove and located to the south of High Fen Bridge Farmhouse there are a range of agricultural buildings with a hard surfaced yard area. The buildings are detailed below as numbered on the attached plan:

B Potato store: steel portal frame building with block walling to 6ft with asbestos cladding under asbestos roof with halogen lighting, concrete floor and foam insulation.

C General Purpose building: concrete portal frame building with brick work to 6ft with asbestos cladding under an asbestos roof

with concrete floor. 45ft x 45ft (13.70m x 13.70m) D Nissan Hut: a steel framed Nissan Hut with corrugated profile sheeting with concrete floor and foam insulation, formerly a potato chitting store. 44ft x 23ft (13.40m x 7.01m)

E Implement store: 3 bay open fronted store, timber framed under asbestos and corrugated profile roof sheeting. 45ft x 30ft

(13.70m x 9.14m). F Former potato store/workshop building: steel portal framed building with profile cladding under asbestos roof with concrete floor and halogen lighting, part foam insulated. The building benefits from permission for B8 use being storage and distribution. 70ft x 40ft (21.35m x 12.20m).

G&H Court Yard and Implement sheds: This area comprises a range of previously open fronted timber and corrugated metal sheds and stores, some with concrete floors under asbestos roofs.

THE LAND To the northeast of the property there is approximately 6.84 acres (2.77 hectares) of Grade 1 farmland with access to High Fen Crooked Drove in a single parcel. The land is currently let on a cropping licence and is currently cropped with potatoes having being fallow in 2016/17.

DIRECTIONS Travelling from Huntingdon take the A141 towards Chatteris, follow the A141 past Warboys, just before entering the High Fen Straight Drove, turn right onto High Fen Crooked Road and the property can be found on the left hand side Travelling from Chatteris take the A141 (High Fen Straight Drove) towards Huntingdon, at the end of High Fen Straight Drove turn left onto High Fen Crooked Road and the entrance to the property is on your left. The property is located down High Fen Crooked Drove off the A141 between Warboys and Chatteris and for Sat Nav use post code PE28 2UJ.

GENERAL REMARKS AND STIPULATIONS

Method of Sale The freehold of High Bridge Fen Farm is being offered for sale by Public Auction on 30th August 2017 at 6.00pm at the George Hotel, High Street, Huntingdon, PE29 3AB

Tenure The property is being offered for sale on behalf of RSM receivers acting as receivers and the property is offered for sale freehold subject to the following agreements:

High Fen Bridge Farmhouse and buildings are currently let under a 12 month lease agreement which commenced on 1st April and expires on 31st March 2018 at an annual rent of £36,000 which permits subletting of the property. High Fen Bridge Farm House is currently sublet under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy which commenced on 1st April 2017 for a fixed term of 6 months and is currently a monthly periodic tenancy. No notice to terminate the Tenancy has been served. Buildings B, C, D & F are currently sublet under Licence agreements all of which commenced on 1st April 2017 and expire on the 30th September 2017.

The land is currently let on a cropping licence for the 2017 season.

Copies of the agreements are contained in property information pack available to download from the selling agents. A hard copy pack can be supplied at a cost of £30.00 plus VAT.

Vendor We are instructed to sell the property by Damian Webb and Phillip Sykes of RSM Restructuring Advisory Ltd acting as LPA Receivers of the property. The Receivers act as agents of the borrower without personal liability.

Shooting rights Shooting rights over the property are in hand and are included within the sale.

Basic Payment Scheme & Environmental Stewardship

There are no Basic Payment Scheme entitlements included with the sale of the property. The land is not currently subject to any Environmental Stewardship Scheme.

Minerals The mineral rights in so far as they are owned are included with the sale.

Fixtures and Fittings All those items usually regarded as Tenant's Fixtures and Fittings are specifically reserved from the sale.

Energy Performance Certificate

Grade E Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way

The property is being sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights including rights of way, whether public or private, light, sport, drainage, water and electricity supplies and other rights and obligations, easements and quasi easements and restrictive

covenants and all existing and proposed wayleaves.

Planning The property is located within the administrative area of Huntingdonshire District Council. Highbridge Fen Farm House is subject to an agricultural occupancy condition which is attached to planning consent 89/02117/OUT. It is stated within this condition that "The occupation of the dwelling shall be limited to a person solely or mainly employed, or last employed in the locality in agriculture as defined in section 290 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971 or in forestry or a dependent of such person

residing with him or her or a widow or widower of such person". The farmyard and buildings benefit from a change of use

application for B8 storage and distribution uses granted under planning consent 08/03017/FUL. It is considered that the buildings may be suitable for further alternative uses, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents.

Holdover The property is sold subject to holdover of the land for the removal of the potato crop until 30th October 2017.

Boundaries and Ditches The Buyer will be deemed to have inspected the property and satisfied themselves as to the ownership of any boundary, fence, hedge, tree or ditch. Should any dispute arise as to the boundaries or any other points arise on the stipulations, particulars or plans or interpretation of any of them the question shall be referred to the selling agent acting as experts whose decision shall be final.

Services The Farmhouse benefits from mains water and electricity and a septic tank system. The buildings benefit from mains electricity.

Postcode

PE28 2UJ

Local Authority Huntingdonshire District Council, Pathfinder House, St Mary's Street, Huntingdon, PE29 3TN

Council Tax

Band E

Council Tax Payable 2017/18 = £2,022.18

Drainage Charges

Environment Agency 2017/18 = £2.0283/ha The land is located within Warboys, Somersham & Pidley Internal Drainage Board catchment area with rates of £0.20/£1 of the rateable value.

VAT Any Guide Price quoted or discussed are exclusive of VAT, we are not aware that VAT will be payable on the property but in the event that a sale of the property, or any part of it, or any right attached to it, becomes a chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT, such tax will be payable in addition to the purchase price.

Land Registry The property is registered under Land Registry Titles CB331101 & CB331111.

Viewing The property may be viewed on the following viewing days and times when representatives of the selling agent will be present to permit access:

Wednesday 26th July 11am - 3pm

Saturday 12th August 11am - 3pm

Wednesday 23rd August 11am - 3pm

For their own safety those viewing are asked to be as vigilant as possible when inspecting any part of the property.

If you are unable to attend the specified viewing days please contact the selling agent to arrange a suitable appointment.

Photographs & Particulars

Taken and Prepared June/July 2017

Health and Safety Given the potential hazards of the site we would ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection for your own personal safety, particularly around the buildings.

IMPORTANT NOTICES Brown & Co Alexanders for themselves and for the Vendors or Lessors of this Property give notice that: 1. These particulars are intended to give a fair and accurate general outline only for the guidance of intending Purchasers or Lessees and they do not constitute an offer or contract or any part of an offer or contract. 2. All descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and other items in these Particulars are given as a guide only and no responsibility is assumed by Brown & Co Alexanders for the accuracy of individual items. Intending Purchasers or Lessees should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact and should satisfy themselves as to the correctness of each item by inspection or by making independent enquiries. In particular, dimensions of land, rooms or buildings should be checked. Metric/imperial conversions are approximate only. 3. Intending Purchasers or Lessees should make their own independent enquiries regarding use or past use of the property, necessary permissions for use and occupation, potential uses and any others matters affecting the property prior to purchase. 4. Brown & Co Alexanders, and any person in its employ, does not have the authority, whether in these Particulars, during negotiations or otherwise, to make or give any representation or warranty relation to this property. No responsibility is taken by Brown & Co Alexanders for any error, omission of mis-statement in these particulars. 5. No responsibility can be accepted for any costs or expenses incurred by intending Purchasers or Lessees in inspecting the property, making further enquiries or submitting offers for the Property. Any person inspecting the property does so entirely at their own risk. 6. All prices are quoted subject to contract and exclusive of VAT, except where otherwise stated. 7. In the case of agricultural property, intending purchasers should make their own independent enquiries with the RPA as to Basic Payment Scheme eligibility of any land being sold or leased. 8. Brown & Co Alexanders is the trading name of Brown & Co - Property and Business Consultants LLP. Registered Office: Granta Hall, Finkin Street, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 6QZ. Registered in England and Wales. Registration Number OC302092.

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