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Hill Farm, Church Road, Wentworth, Ely, CB6 3QE

51.57 hectares, (127.43 acres)

Guide price £1,400,000

BEST & FINAL OFFERS INVITED BY 12 NOON FRIDAY 30TH JULY
3 bedroom detached farmhouse
Two modern grain stores and a range of redundant timber traditional buildings
Scope for Development (subject to planning)
51.57 hectares (127.43 acres) of arable land
For sale as a whole or in up to eight Lots
Ely - 5 miles | Cambridge - 17 miles
(all distances approximate)
Freehold for sale by Private Treaty with vacant possession

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

HILL FARM
Hill Farm is a commercial arable farm that comes to the market with the potential to add value to the land, house and buildings all located within easy access of major road networks in an area predominantly occupied by arable farming businesses whilst within commutable distances from sev…

BEST & FINAL OFFERS INVITED BY 12 NOON FRIDAY 30TH JULY
3 bedroom detached farmhouse
Two modern grain stores and a range of redundant timber traditional buildings
Scope for Development (subject to planning)
51.57 hectares (127.43 acres) of arable land
For sale as a whole or in up to eight Lots
Ely - 5 miles | Cambridge - 17 miles
(all distances approximate)
Freehold for sale by Private Treaty with vacant possession

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

HILL FARM
Hill Farm is a commercial arable farm that comes to the market with the potential to add value to the land, house and buildings all located within easy access of major road networks in an area predominantly occupied by arable farming businesses whilst within commutable distances from several desirable conurbations.

LOCATION AND SITUATION
The property is within the small village of Wentworth, in the Isle of Ely, within the county of Cambridgeshire and has land either side of the A142.

The settlement of Ely lies approximately 4.6 miles to the east and offers a good range of local services whilst Cambridge is approximately 16.8 miles to the south. Both offer easy access to main line rail services to London.

THE FARMLAND (LOTS 1-6)
The farmland comprises eight arable fields suitable for the growing of combinable crops although for several years the land has been left fallow.
All the arable land has access from either public roads or grass tracks in public ownership.

The soils are clayey or fine loamy over clay soils of the Peacock and Evesham 3 series and identified on the Land Classification Map as being principally Grade 3 with some Grade 2.

THE FARMHOUSE, BUILDINGS AND FARMYARD
Hill Farmhouse and the buildings in the farmyard to the rear are situated within the designated development envelope for the village of Wentworth. Further information is available from East Cambridgeshire District Council.

THE FARMHOUSE - LOT 7
A detached brick and tiled house built circa 1960 extending to approximately 105.6m2 (1,137ft2). The accommodation comprises; 2 double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom, first floor bathroom, living room, dining room and kitchen with pantry.
There is a detached double garage to the rear and garden to the front and sides. The Plot extends in all approximately 0.09 hectares (0.22 acres).

The property is unmodernised and vacant. Structural movement cracks are visible in the front wall and south west corner. A Structural Survey report is available on request.

Hill Farmhouse - Council Tax (Band C) £1,694.11 (2020-2021).

THE BUILDINGS - LOT 8
A range of agricultural buildings set around a concrete yard with access from the public highway.

The buildings comprise a traditional timber framed building (Building 1) extending to approximately 112m2 (1,206ft2) with a set of redundant agricultural buildings to the rear (Buildings 2-4). To the eastern end of the yard is pair of modern grain stores of steel portal frame construction extending to approximately 320m2 (3,443ft2)

(Buildings 5 & 6). The buildings and yard extend in all to approximately
0.30 hectares.

To the rear of the Buildings 5 & 6 is a large pond bordered by mature trees.

SERVICES
The property benefits from mains water and electricity.

GENERAL REMARKS AND STIPULATIONS

METHOD OF SALE
The property is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole or up to eight Lots.

TENURE
The farm is being sold with vacant possession.

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME
The land is registered with the Rural Payments Agency for the purpose of claiming the Basic Payment Scheme. The Seller will transfer the relevant number of entitlements to the buyer(s) with the seller claiming the 2021 claim. The details of previous claims and the entitlements are available from the selling agents.

CROSS COMPLIANCE
The buyer(s) will be required to indemnify the sellers for any non compliance that results in the penalty or reduction of the seller's payment under the Basic Payment Scheme in relation to the 2021 claim.

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP
The farm is not currently subject to any Environmental Stewardship Agreements.

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

STATUTORY DESIGNATIONS
The land lies within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.

WAYLEAVES, EASEMENTS & 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 suppliers 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 or other pipes whether referred to in these particulars or not.

In particular: - Field number TL4878 3460 - wayleave agreement for
electricity poles.

DRAINAGE RATES
The land is subject to an Environment Agency general drainage charge.

SPORTING RIGHTS
The Sporting Rights are in hand and so far, as they are owned are included in the sale of the property.

TIMBER AND MINERALS
The mineral rights on Lot 3 and part of Lot 4 (as hatched black on the sale plan) are owned by the Church Commissioners.

LAND REGISTRY TITLE
The property is registered under Land Registry Titles CB346045 and CB450214.

OVERAGE
Lot 8 will be sold subject to an Overage Clause whereby the vendor will be entitled to 30% uplift in the value over a period of 30 years in the event that planning consent is obtained for any non-agricultural use.

The overage will be triggered upon the sale of the land with the benefit of the planning consent or the implementation of any such consent. If Lots 7 and 8 are sold together the Overage Clause will apply to both Lots.

TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING
The property notwithstanding any description contained within these particulars is sold subject to any development plan, tree preservation order, town and planning scheme, resolution or notice which may or may not come to be enforced and also subject to any statutory provisions or bylaws without any obligation on the part of the sellers to specify this.

VALUE ADDED TAX (VAT)
Should any sale of the farm or any rights attached become a chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT, such tax will be payable by the buyers in addition to the contract price.

HEALTH & SAFETY
Given the potential hazards both internally and externally we would ask that you be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection of the property for your own personal safety.

VIEWING
The property can be viewed strictly by appointment only with the selling agents (Brown & Co or Cheffins).

DISPUTES
Should any disputes arise as to the boundaries or any matters relating to these particulars, or the interpretation thereof, the matter will be referred to an arbitrator to be appointed by the selling agents.

PLANS AND AREAS
These are prepared as carefully as possible by reference to digital OS data and the Rural Land Registry. The plans are published for illustrative purposes only and although they are believed to be correct their accuracy cannot be guaranteed.

ANTI MONEY LAUNDERING
In accordance with the most recent Anti Money Laundering legislation the purchaser will be required to provide proof of identity and an address to the selling agents once an offer has been submitted and accepted (subject to contract) prior to solicitors being instructed.

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

BOUNDARIES
The buyer(s) shall deem to have full knowledge of all boundaries and neither the seller nor the selling agents will be responsible for defining boundaries nor their ownership.

INFORMATION PACK
An information pack is available from the selling agents.

DISCLAIMER
The red lines on the photographs are for illustrative purposes only.









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