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Part Vicarage Farm, Potton, Bedfordshire, SG19 3LN

41.9 hectares, (103.54 acres)

£850,000

Under offer

LOCATION
The Land is located to the south of the village
of Gamlingay and north of the village of Potton
approximately 5.5 miles from Biggleswade, 8.2
miles from St Neots and 21 miles from Cambridge.
The property is accessed from Gamlingay Road.

THE LAND
The land extends to 41.90 hectares (103.54
acres and comprises two small areas of
woodland amounting to 0.84 hectares
(2.07 acres) and 38.77 hectares (95.80
acres) of arable land with irrigation reservoir.
The land is classified as predominantly Grade
3 with some Grade 2 on the Agricultural Land
Classification Map of the area and is identified
as Argyllic Brown Sands of the Frilford series
overlying green and brown sands and alluvium.
Suitable for growing a wide range of cereal…

LOCATION
The Land is located to the south of the village
of Gamlingay and north of the village of Potton
approximately 5.5 miles from Biggleswade, 8.2
miles from St Neots and 21 miles from Cambridge.
The property is accessed from Gamlingay Road.

THE LAND
The land extends to 41.90 hectares (103.54
acres and comprises two small areas of
woodland amounting to 0.84 hectares
(2.07 acres) and 38.77 hectares (95.80
acres) of arable land with irrigation reservoir.
The land is classified as predominantly Grade
3 with some Grade 2 on the Agricultural Land
Classification Map of the area and is identified
as Argyllic Brown Sands of the Frilford series
overlying green and brown sands and alluvium.
Suitable for growing a wide range of cereals and
field vegetable crops.

GENERAL REMARKS AND
STIPULATIONS

METHOD OF SALE
The freehold is offered for sale as a whole by
Private Treaty.

TENURE
The land is being sold with Vacant Possession
upon completion.

HOLDOVER
The sellers reserve the right to harvest the current
carrot and sugar beet crops. They will also be
reserving a right of holdover for a machinery sale.

INGOING
The buyer will be required to pay an additional
sum for any crops established for the 2019
harvest year at completion. Such payment will be
based on the cost of inputs of seeds, fertilisers
and chemicals with payment for cultivations being
based on the costings prepared by the CAAV.

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME
The land is registered with the Rural Payments
Agency, for the purpose of claiming the Basic
Payment Scheme. The Entitlements are
currently held by the Seller who will use their
best endeavours to transfer the Basic Payment
Scheme Entitlements to the purchaser(s) for the
2019 claim and subsequent claim years. The
Sellers are retaining the BPS Payment for 2018.
The sellers currently hold 38.92 hectares of
entitlements in respect of the land being sold.

CROSS COMPLIANCE
The Buyer(s) will be required to indemnify the
sellers for any non-compliance that results in a
penalty or reduction in the sellers payment under
the Basic Payment Scheme in relation to the
2018 claim.

EARLY ENTRY
Early entry onto the land maybe available
following exchange of contracts and entirely at
the purchaser's risk.

DRAINAGE CHARGES
Payable to the Environment Agency at a charge of
£2.0346 per hectare for 2018/19.
Bedfordshire and River Ivel IDB charge of
£110.24 for 2018.

ABSTRACTION LICENCES
The land has the benefit of the following
abstraction licences:
6/33/19/*S/0270 - To abstract between 1st
May and 30th September inclusive 6,819 cubic
meters per year from the Potton Brook.
6/33/19/*S/0252 - To abstract from November
to March inclusive for the purposes of filling the
reservoir and permits from the Potton Brook the
abstraction of 59,098 cubic meters per year.
Full copies of the Licences are available from the
selling agent.
Currently there is an ongoing issue with the
Environment Agency relating to an extension of
reservoir without the necessary consents.

WAYLEAVES, EASEMENTS AND
RIGHTS OF WAY
The property is being sold subject to and with
the benefit of all rights including, right 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 for masts, pylons, stays,
cables, drains, water and gas and other pipes
whether referred to in these particulars or not.
In particular:-
1) Bridleway 11 runs along the western
boundary of the land
2) The land has the benefit of an underground
abstraction pipe.
DESIGNATIONS
The land is designated as being within a surface
and groundwater Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP
The land is not subject to any environmental
stewardship agreement.

TIMBER SPORTING AND MINERAL
RIGHTS
The Timber, sporting and mineral rights are
included within the sale so far as they are owned

OVERAGE
The land is sold subject to an overage clause
whereby in the event that mineral abstraction is
undertaken on the land within 40 years of the
date of sale then the sellers will be entitled to
30% of the proceeds of such abstraction.

LAND REGISTRY TITLES
The property is identified on the following Land
Registry Titles:
CB330778
BD257866
BD258477
BD275997
BD165936

TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING
The property notwithstanding any description
contained in these particulars is sold subject to
and Development Plan, Tree Preservation Order,
Town Planning Scheme, Resolution or Notice which may or may not come into force and also subject to any statutory provisions or byelaws without any obligations on the part of the sellers to specify them.
The sellers received grant of planning consent to upgrade the existing reservoir under planning reference 10/00340/AG.

LOCAL AUTHORITIES
Central Bedfordshire Council, Priory House, Monks Walk, Chicksands, Shefford, SG17 5TQ Tel: 0300 300 8301

ENVIRONMENT AGENCY
Anglian Regional Office, Kingfisher House, Goldhay Way, Orton Goldhay, Peterborough, PE2 5ZR
VAT
Should the 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 Buyer(s) in addition to the contract price.
DISPUTES
Should any disputes arise as to the boundaries or any matters relating to the particulars, schedule or interpretation thereof the matter will be referred to an arbitrator to be appointed by the selling agents.

PLANS AND AREAS
These have been prepared as carefully as possible by reference to the deeds and digital O.S. data. The plans are published for illustrative purposes only and although they are believed to be correct, their accuracy cannot be guaranteed.

VIEWING
Viewing is strictly by appointment with the selling agents. Please contact either James Bailey or Michael Alexander on 01480 432220.

HEALTH AND SAFETY
Given the potential hazards we would ask you to be as vigilant as possible when viewing the property and viewings are accompanied.

PHOTOGRAPHS AND PARTICULARS
Taken and prepared August 2018

SOLICITORS
Chamberlin Solicitors, 47 Bancroft, Hitchin, SG5 1LA

INFORMATION PACK
An information pack is available from Brown & Co Alexanders.

POSTCODE
The nearest postcode is SG19 3LN


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