- An exciting opportunity to purchase a large four-bedroom dwelling, farm buildings, extensive commercial glasshouses, mobile home and paddocks
- In all approximately 7.16 acres (2.90 hectares) Available as a whole
- Available by Private Treaty
- Well located just outside the village of Chawston with an easy reach of the A1(M), A421 and A428 road network
An exciting opportunity to purchase a large four-bedroom dwelling, farm buildings, extensive commercial glasshouses, mobile home and paddocks
In all approximately 7.16 acres (2.90 hectares)
FOR SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY
Available as a whole
About this property
Berlo House comes to the market for the first time in nearly 30 years and is an exciting opportunity to acquire a diverse property. The property is shown outlined in red on the plan and extends to approximately 7.16 acres (2.90 hectares) in total. Available by Private Treaty as a whole.
The property includes a very spacious four-bedroom house, a two bedroom mobile home, three general purpose agricultural buildings, two glasshouses covering approximately 1.30 acres (0.53 hectares), yard area and paddock of approximately 0.87 acres (0.35 hectares). Then two further paddocks totalling 2.02 acres (0.82 hectares).
LOCATION AND SITUATION
The property is located just outside the village of Chawston within easy reach of the A1(M), A421 and A428 road network. The property is approximately 3 miles west of the market town of St Neots, 9 miles east of the town of Bedford and 20 miles to the west of the city of Cambridge
The dwelling is of red brick construction under a tile roof with dormer windows. UPVC double glazing throughout and plastic rainwater
goods and benefits from mains water, electricity, and mains drainage. The dwelling is accessed directly from the Roxton Road and Spinney Road.
Ground Floor - Front door to hallway with doors to the sitting room with log burner, dining room, family room and downstairs W.C. Door from the hallway to the large kitchen with French doors to the rear garden, utility room and downstairs W.C. and further door to the back hall, office and further utility area with large log burner. Back door to the driveway.
First Floor - Large master bedroom with dual aspect, spacious ensuite to the master bedroom with separate shower and whirlpool bath. Three further double bedrooms. Family bathroom with separate shower, bath and a large linen closet. Outside - The house has a gravel parking area for six or more cars, a generous garden on three sides mainly laid to lawn. A large domestic storage shed and vegetable garden adjacent to the driveway.
17A SPINNEY ROAD
A timber framed prefab mobile home with accommodation comprising kitchen, living room, two double bedrooms and a shower room. The property benefits from mains water and electricity, septic tank drainage and oil fired central heating. There is an agricultural occupancy restriction that applies to 17a Spinney Road, further details available from the selling agent.
Two aluminium framed glasshouses, covering an area of approximately 0.70 acres (0.28 hectares) and 0.60 acres (0.24 hectares respectively, these have been used for commercial vegetable growing. Both glasshouses benefit from mains water and electricity. There is a large galvanised water tank adjacent to the glasshouses.
Building 1 - Open fronted three bay general purpose building of steel portal frame construction with asbestos roof and cladding with and a concrete floor. Electricity and water connected.
Building 2 - Steel portal framed building with lean to under a corrugated metal roof and cladding. Part concrete and part earth floor, Workshop, office and W.C. Three phase electricity connected.
Building 3 - (connected to building two) Steel portal framed building with two 'lean to's. Under a fibre cement roof with Yorkshire boarding and plywood cladding with earth floor.
Area of hardstanding at the southern end of the property.
Secondary access - There is a secondary access to the property in the south eastern corner, directly from the Roxton Road (shared access). The entrance is gated. There is a right of way for no 18 Spinney Road to use this access, as shown coloured brown on the plan. The South Eastern corner is subject to a small area of temporary land take under the A428 Road Improvement Scheme.
There are two post and rail fenced paddocks, extending to approximately 0.87 acres (0.35 hectares) to the east of the
There are two further paddocks extending to approximately 2.02 acres (0.82 hectares) located opposite the main holding off Spinney Road.
These two paddocks are post and rail fenced and benefit from water and electricity connections. The land also benefits from an area of hardstanding and a stable block with one stable and store room.
The land is grade 1 and forms part of the Efford 1 Series which is described as well drained fine loamy soil often over gravel.
METHOD OF SALE
The property is offered for sale by Private Treaty available as a whole.
The property is being sold with vacant possession on completion.
The property is located within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone. The property is detailed as falling within the Former Land Settlement Area.
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.
There is a 10 foot Right of Way for the owner of no 18 Spinney Road at all times and for all purposes to pass over the track on the southern boundary to access their property as is shaded brown on the plan.
There are no public rights of way crossing any part of the property.
The property is registered under land registry title number BD111552.
The property is not detailed as being subject to business rates.
ENVIRONMENT AGENCY DRAINAGE RATES
The land is subject to an Environment Agency General Drainage
Charge of 393.94 pence per hectare for this year.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME
The land is not registered for the Basic Payment Scheme.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATES
Berlo House- D
17 A Spinney Road - Exempt
Berlo House - Band F - £2,976.99 2022-2023 year.
17A Spinney Road - Band A - £1,373.99 2022-2023 year.
Payable to Bedford Borough Council.
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 any statutory provisions or bylaws without any obligation on the part of the sellers to specify this.
The Vendors reserve the right to receive 25% of the uplift in value in the event that planning permission is granted for any use other than agricultural, horticultural or equine (payment on implementation or sale with the benefit of planning permission) for a period of 25 years from the date of completion for the land coloured pink on the attached plan. Offers without overage may also be considered.
Should any disputes arise as to the boundaries or any matters relating to these particulars, or the interpretation thereof, that matter will be referred to an arbitrator to be appointed by the selling agent.
PLANS AND AREAS
These are prepared as carefully as possible by referenced additional OS data and the Land Registry. These plans are published for illustrative purposes only and although they are believed to be a correct that accuracy cannot be guaranteed.
In accordance with the most recent anti money laundering legislation the purchaser will be required to provide proof of identity and address to the selling agent once an offer has been submitted and accepted (subject to contract) prior to solicitors being instructed.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
All fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale unless specifically referred to in these particulars.
The buyer(s) shall deem to have full knowledge of all boundaries and neither the seller nor the selling agents will be responsible the defining boundaries nor their ownership.
Any Guide Price quoted or discussed are exclusive 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.
LOCAL AUTHORITY AND LOCAL PLANNING AUTHORITY
Bedford Borough Council - 138 Caudwell Street, Bedford, MK42 9AP
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Given the potential hazards we would ask you that you be vigilant as possible when making your inspection.
The property can be viewed strictly by appointment only with the selling agents (Brown & Co)
T: 01480 213811
PHOTOS AND PARTICULARS
Prepared and taken November 2022.