- 100.85 hectares (249.19 acres) with direct access from Turbary Road, Epworth
- Unique opportunity to purchase ring fenced block of land with significant environmental opportunities
- Currently receiving £23,815 per annum through a range of HLS & ELS schemes
- The property is offered for sale by Private Treaty as a whole
STARCROSS FARM, Epworth, North Lincolnshire
Approximately 100.85 hectares (249.19 acres) of agricultural land. A valuable environmental resource.
About this property
A unique opportunity to purchase a ring fenced block of land with significant environmental opportunities.
Starcross Farm extends to 100.85 hectares (249.19 acres) and is currently receiving £23,815 per annum through a range of HLS & ELS schemes.
The land offers the opportunity to further enhance the environmental credentials and offers the prospect for carbon offsetting or delivering biodiversity net gain.
Starcross Farm comprises approximately 137.05 acres of productive arable land along with a further 103.68 acres of permanent grassland and 8.46 acres of well managed woodland. The land is located off Turbary Road, Epworth, Doncaster.
The nearest postcode is DN9 1DY.
The land forms a good quality block of productive arable, grassland & woodland situated predominantly within a ring fence. The land benefits from mains electricity and a borehole connecting to an extensive underground water main system. The land has been farmed in an environmental rotation and is in an existing HLS scheme.
The land is classified as being Grade 3 on the Ministry of Agriculture Land Classification Sheet.
The soil survey for England and Wales identifies the land as being part of the Isleham 2 soil series which is described as being deep permeable sandy and peaty soils affected by groundwater capable of growing cereals, sugar beet, potatoes and grazing.
GENERAL REMARKS & STIPULATIONS
METHOD OF SALE
The property is offered for sale by Private Treaty as a whole. The vendor reserves the right to conclude the sale by an alternative method, at their discretion.
The purchaser will be required to exchange contracts within 28 working days of receipt by the purchaser's solicitor of a draft contract, with competition by arrangement. A 10% deposit will be payable upon the exchange of contracts.
The property is being sold with vacant possession.
Access to all parts of the property is available directly from the public highway or private access routes identified as points A & B on the sale plan. The property benefits from well maintained internal tracks.
It is not anticipated that holdover will be required.
Early entry onto the property may be available following the exchange of contracts subject to a 20% deposit and entirely at the purchaser's own risk.
The purchaser will be required to pay an additional sum for any cultivations or crops unable to be harvested post completion in accordance with CAAV costing and enhancement where appropriate.
Drainage rates are payable to the Isle of Axholme & North Nottinghamshire Water Level Management Board.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME
There are no basic payment scheme entitlements included in the sale.
The land is currently in a HLS & ELS scheme until 30th September 2028 and this is currently generating an income of £23,815 per annum. Copies of the HLS & ELS agreements can be provided upon request.
Scrapes have been formed in the permanent pasture to attract breeding waders and to enhance the environmental credentials and biodiversity of the land.
The land benefits from a borehole allowing for up to 20m3 of water a day. The land also benefits from an extensive underground pipe network. Further information can be provided upon request.
The vendor will be responsible for cross compliance up to the date of completion. The purchaser will take over the cross compliance obligations on completion and will indemnify the vendor for any non-compliance which results in a penalty or reduction in the vendor's payments under the Basic Payment Scheme.
WAYLEAVES, EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS OF WAY
The land is sold subject to and with the help and benefit of all existing rights, including rights of way whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplies and other rights, easements, quasi-easements and all wayleaves whether referred to or not in these particulars.
NITRATE VULNERABLE ZONE
The land is situated within the Nitrate Vulnerable Zone for surface water.
SPORTING, TIMBER & MINERALS
The sporting, timber rights and mineral rights, except as reserved by statute or the Crown and included in the freehold.
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 purchaser in addition to the contract price.
HEALTH & SAFETY
Given the potential hazards we would ask that you be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection of the property for your own personal safety.
The property can be viewed strictly by appointment only with the selling agents (Brown & Co) 01482 (TEL) 421234.
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 agent once an offer has been submitted and accepted (subject to contract) prior to solicitors being instructed.
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.
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. The purchaser(s) 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.
FIXTURES & FITTINGS
All fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale unless specifically referred to in these particulars.
PLANS, AREAS & SCHEDULES
These have been prepared as carefully as possible and are based on the Ordnance Survey National Grid plans. The plans are published for illustrative purposes only and although they are believed to be correct, their accuracy is not guaranteed.
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