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Wold Farm, Driffield

239.91 acres, Guide price £2,850,000

Wold Farm is a 97.09 hectare (239.91 acre) productive arable and livestock farm supporting 200 suckler cows and followers let under the Agricultural Holdings Act. The property comprises a six bedroom principal farmhouse, a two bedroom annexe and a range of traditional and modern farm buildings.


SITUATION
Wold Farm is located off the B1249, 3 miles south of the village of Langtoft, 3 miles north of Driffield and east of the historic city of York. The property is located in the highly desirable Yorkshire Wolds, which is renowned for picturesque views and versatile, productive and easy working land.

DESCRIPTION
Wold Farm is a productive arable and livestock farm supporting 200 suckler cows and followers. The property comprises a six bedroom …

Wold Farm is a 97.09 hectare (239.91 acre) productive arable and livestock farm supporting 200 suckler cows and followers let under the Agricultural Holdings Act. The property comprises a six bedroom principal farmhouse, a two bedroom annexe and a range of traditional and modern farm buildings.


SITUATION
Wold Farm is located off the B1249, 3 miles south of the village of Langtoft, 3 miles north of Driffield and east of the historic city of York. The property is located in the highly desirable Yorkshire Wolds, which is renowned for picturesque views and versatile, productive and easy working land.

DESCRIPTION
Wold Farm is a productive arable and livestock farm supporting 200 suckler cows and followers. The property comprises a six bedroom principal farmhouse, a two bedroom annexe and a range of traditional and modern farm buildings. The property sits in a ring fence, except for 4.40 hectares (10.87 acres) situated 0.5 miles away. There is good access to all parts of the property directly from the public highway. There is the addition of a 225kW wind turbine erected by the landlord in 2014 and a 15kW turbine erected by the tenant in 2010.

BACKGROUND
H.S Temple & Son is a family farming partnership, with Paul Temple now holding the tenancy of Wold Farm following on from his father.

In 1980 beef cattle took the place of a dairy herd and since then production has continued to adapt to changes in agricultural policy. As a consequence Wold Farm is now home to a suckler beef herd with production based on managing
grasses in environmental schemes with the aim of producing store cattle.

Cropping is based on a six course rotation of wheat, oilseed rape, vining peas, grass, rye and cover crops. The farm is now aiming to move to no-till crop establishment to improve the soil health and long term sustainability.

The value of returning organic matter on chalk based soils has always been recognised and as such the farm has always had FYM rotationally applied. All white straw crops are re-cycled and the farm currently receives all base nutrients from organic sources.

Wold Farm is currently in the Higher Level Scheme (HLS) until 2020. Educational access is part of the scheme and the farm encourages visitors at all times of the year.

FIXTURES & FITTINGS
All fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale unless specifically referred to in these particulars.

FARMHOUSE
A substantial six bedroom farmhouse beneath a tile roof. The property enjoys far reaching views and good access from the B1249. Internally the property has been well maintained and benefits from mains water, electricity, oil fired central heating and private sewerage. Externally the farmhouse benefits from double glazing throughout and a predominantly lawned garden.
In addition to the farmhouse there is a two bedroom annexe of the same construction connected to the farmhouse.

LAND
The land is classified by the MAFF land classification maps as predominantly Grade 2. The Soil Survey of England and Wales identifies the land as being of the 'Andover 1' soil series which is described as "Shallow well drained calcareous silty soils on chalk slopes and crests. Deep calcareous and non-calcareous fine silty soils in valley bottoms. Striped soil patterns". Suitable for growing cereals, sugar beet and potatoes, along with some woodland and short term grass.

This type of land is highly desirable due to its easy working, high yielding and free draining soil type.

There is an area of traditional woodland located at the edge of the farm yard which forms a shelter belt.
The farm lies within an area designated as a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.

FARM BUILDINGS
Wold Farm has an extensive range of modern and traditional farm buildings, referred to on the plan, comprising the following:
3. Traditional Stables - 20m x 4m Single storey brick built buildings with tiled roofs.
4. Traditional Stables - 15m x 5m Single storey brick built buildings with tiled roofs.
5. Cattle Shed - (1965) 28m x 18m Timber frame cattle shed with concrete block walling and a fibre cement roof. A ventilation system has been installed.
6. Traditional Outbuildings and Workshop 26m x 6m plus 22m x 5m Former milking parlour. Traditional single storey brick building with tile roof.
7. Cattle Shed -(1962) 19m x 17m A timber frame building used for cattle.
8. Cattle Shed - (1993) 22m x 9m A timber pole lean to building with brick walling and a metal sheet roof.
9. Grain Drier
10. Grain Store - (1998) 31m x 22m A steel portal frame building with concrete block walls and metal sheet cladding. Two sliding doors to the south, currently used for housing cattle with a central dividing wall.
11. Cattle Shed - (2002) 37m x 25m 6 bay steel portal frame cattle shed with Yorkshire boarding and feed storage at the western side of the shed.
12. New Cattle Shed - (2017) 21m x 36m 8 bay steel portal frame building with precast concrete walls and Yorkshire boarding. Feed passage to the south.
13. Straw Shed - (2011) 21m x 36m 8 bay steel portal frame building with Yorkshire boarding.
14. Manège - (change of use granted in 2010 from livestock to equestrian). 30m x 40m All weather manège with wooden post and rail fencing.
15. Limes Barn (equestrian) - (2012) 30m x 15m 5 bay steel portal frame building with Yorkshire boarding and precast concrete
walls, concrete floor and roller shutter door. Currently used for private equestrian purposes with temporary loose boxes.

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME
The land is registered under the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) in England and Wales with the Rural Payments Agency. The BPS entitlements are owned by the tenant and are not included in the sale.

WIND TURBINE
A Norwin NWA 0.225MW (225kW) wind turbine was erected by the landlord in 2014.The wind turbine is 30m high to the hub with a tip height of 45m. Planning consent was granted under application ref: 13/00855/PLF from the East Riding of Yorkshire Council. The turbine has been erected in accordance with the planning consent and conditions satisfied. The wind turbine site has been surrendered from the Agricultural Holdings Act tenancy.

The wind turbine site has been surrendered from Agricultural Holdings Act tenancy. The wind turbine has been constructed and is owned entirely by the landlord. As part of the surrender an agreement has been put in place that pays the tenant of Wold Farm an annual sum of £5,500 (plus RPI increases) in return for taking quarterly meter readings, maintaining the access track and granting access at all times to the turbine site. This agreement will also allow the wind turbine owner a right to temporarily occupy adjacent agricultural land in order to maintain the wind turbine.

GENERAL REMARKS AND STIPULATIONS

Method of sale
The property is offered for sale by Private Treaty. The vendor reserves the right to conclude the sale by other methods if necessary.

Environment Schemes
The land is currently entered into a Higher Level Stewardship agreement which commenced in October 2010.

Tenure
The freehold of Wold Farm, Driffield is offered for sale subject to the existing Agricultural Holdings Act Tenancy. Mr Paul Temple is the first successor to the tenancy after succeeding from his father, Mr Bruce Temple. The rent was last reviewed in April 2012 and is currently £20,150 per annum, payable half yearly on 6th April and 11th October. There is a schedule of tenant's fixtures available with the tenancy agreement. A copy of the tenancy agreement can be obtained from the vendor's agents. The site of the wind turbine is offered freehold with vacant possession.

Sporting Rights, Timber and Minerals
The sporting rights, mineral rights and timber, except as reserved by statute or the Crown, are included within the freehold.

Services
There is a borehole located on the farm which was installed by the tenant in 2006 to provide drinking water to the cattle sheds.
The farmhouse and annexe benefit from water from a private bore hole along with mains water and mains electricity. Drainage is by a private system. The farmhouse and annexe are heated by a biomass boiler, the farmhouse also benefits from an oil fired AGA.

Outgoings
Wold Farmhouse is identified as being in council tax band D and council tax of £1,559.33 was payable to East Riding District Council in 2016/17.

Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights including rights of way whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water, electricity supplies and other rights, obligations, easements and quasi easements and restrictive covenants and all existing and proposed wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains, water and gas and other pipes whether referred to in these particulars or not.

VAT
Any guide prices quoted or discussed are exclusive of VAT. Should any sale of the land, as a whole or in lots, or any right attached to it become a chargeable supply for the purpose of VAT, such tax shall be payable by the purchasers in addition to the contract price.

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. Purchasers 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.

Areas and Schedules
Areas and schedules on the plans attached to these particulars are based on the OS National Grid and are for reference only. Purchasers must satisfy themselves with the schedules.

Local Authority
East Riding of Yorkshire Council, County Hall, Beverley, East Yorkshire HU17 9BA
Telephone: 01482 393939.

Plans
These have been prepared as carefully as possible but are published for illustrative purposes only. Although they are believed to be correct, their accuracy is not guaranteed.

Viewing
It is anticipated that set viewing days will be arranged. Please contact the vendor's agents for further details.

Health & Safety
The property is part of a working farm and therefore viewers should be careful and vigilant whilst on the holding. Neither the vendor nor the vendor's agents are responsible for the safety of those viewing the property and accordingly those viewing the property do so at their own risk.

Information Pack
An information pack is available from Brown & Co and includes information in respect of:
• The Agricultural Holdings Act Tenancy
• The 225kW wind turbine

Vendor's Solicitors
Harrowells
Market Place, Pocklington, York, YO42 2AQ
Contact:
Stephen Proctor
T: 01759 302113

Vendor's Agents
Brown & Co
6 Market Place, Brigg, North Lincolnshire, DN20 8HA
Contact:
James Walton - james.walton@brown-co.com
or
Anita Riggall - anita.riggall@brown-co.com
T: 01652 654833

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