- A rare opportunity to obtain a Grade II Listed Farmhouse, traditional and modern outbuildings and pasture land. In an idyllic setting.
- In all approximately 61.98 acres (25.08 hectares)
- For Sale by Private Treaty as a whole
- Hill Farm comes to the market for the first time in over 40 years and represents a rare opportunity to acquire this well positioned and highly desirable property.
4 Bedroom Grade II Listed Farmhouse, Traditional and Modern Outbuildings and Pasture Land. In all Approx. 61.98 acres (25.08 ha)
About this property
Hill Farm comes to the market for the first time in over 40 years and represents a rare opportunity to acquire this well positioned and highly desirable property.
LOCATION & SITUATION
The property lies within the hamlet of Old Hall Green, within the County of Hertfordshire.
The property is approximately 4.5 miles north of Ware, 5 miles south of Buntingford and 8 miles east of Bishops Stortford. These are market towns with a good range of local facilities. Ware, Bishops Stortford and Hertford North have easy mainline rail services to London Liverpool Street and Kings Cross St Pancras.
The property has very good travel links with the nearby A10, A1M and M11 and a 20 minute drive from Stanstead Airport.
Hill Farm, outbuildings and pasture land extending to approximately 61.98 acres (25.08 hectares) as coloured pink on the plan.
The property is approached via a tree lined driveway from the quiet village road. Hill Farm comprises a Grade II listed 4 bedroom detached farmhouse. The original parts are believed to date from the 16th century with later Victorian additions. The property has a wealth of original features including exposed beams, period fireplaces and timber sash windows. The property is set within its own grounds surrounded by a large, well-maintained garden.
The dwelling is of timber frame and render construction under a mainly tile and part slate roof. The accommodation comprises a storm porch to the utility room, leading into the kitchen with AGA. Inner hallway with the side door to the garden. Living room with stairs to the first floor and door to the dining room. The dining room has a working fireplace and door to the drawing room. The drawing room has a wood burning stove. Front lobby with original front door and access to the downstairs shower room.
On the first floor are 3 double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom and a family bathroom. Access from bedroom 1 and 3 to the attic storage rooms on the second floor.
The property benefits from oil fired central heating, mains water, electricity and septic tank drainage system.
The Long Barn
The Long Barn is understood to also date from the 16th century and is of traditional wooden frame construction under a corrugated asbestos roof (formerly thatched) with weather board cladding. The Long Barn is Grade II Listed. The building has potential for many uses, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents.
Workshop (adjacent to the Long barn)
The Workshop is of breeze block construction under a corrugated metal roof, with mezzanine floor which includes an office area. Additional storage is available in the boiler house and domestic workshop adjoining.
The Cart Shed
The Cart Shed is of wooden frame construction under a tile roof, with Yorkshire boarding and feather edge cladding with 3 open fronted bays.
The Goat House
The Goat House is traditional wooden framed building under a tile roof. It comprises an open bay nearest Hill Farm. Internal partitions and a further 3 open fronted bays.
The Cow Shed
The Cow Shed is a former dairy of concrete framed under an asbestos cement roof with breeze block walls and part asbestos cladding.
The Covered Yard
The Covered Yard is a concrete framed barn with lean to and extension. Under an asbestos cement roof with solar panels. The barn has breeze block walls to 3 sides and Yorkshire boarding.
The Dutch Barn
The Dutch Barn is an open sided 4 bay concrete frame barn.
The land extends to approximately 61.98 acres (25.08 hectares). It is all permanent pasture.
The land is predominately Grade 3 as identified on the Agricultural Land Classification Sheet. The soil forms part of the Wickham 4 Series which is described as loamy clay and fine silt over clay soils.
The land is separated into 5 main parcels with mature trees and hedges, benefitting from recently installed fencing.
The land is currently entered into a Countryside Stewardship Agreement, reference number 644013.
The Vendors would like to reserve the right to walk around the pasture fields for a period of 10 years from the date of the sale.
Method of Sale
The property is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole.
The property is being sold with vacant possession on completion.
The property is within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ).
The Farmhouse is listed under listing number 1307760.
The Long Barn is listed under listing number 1102352.
The footprint of the Granary and the Goat Shed is listed under listing number 1176764.
Public Rights of Way
The property is crossed by a public footpath. The footpath route is shown in purple on the plan.
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.
The property is crossed by a line of overhead electricity poles, there are on a wayleave agreement. There is an underground electricity cable crossing field 9833, this supplies two neighbouring properties.
The property is registered under Land Registry Title numbers HD116456 and part of HD490233.
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.
Basic Payment Scheme
The land is registered with the Rural Payment Agency for purposes of claiming the Basic Payment Scheme. The seller will retain all payments under the 2022 claim.
The buyer(s) will be required to indemnify the sellers for any noncompliance that results in the penalty or reduction of the seller's payment under the Basic Payment Scheme in relation to the 2022 claim.
Environmental Stewardship Schemes
The land is within an Environmental Stewardship Scheme, the buyer(s) to indemnify the seller to the 31st December 2022, this is when the current agreement terminates.
Energy Performance Certificate
Hill Farm - G
Hill Farm - Council Tax - (Band G) £3,294.70 2022-2023 year.
Payable to East Herts District Council.
Town and County 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 Farmyard - The Vendors reserve the right to receive 25% of the uplift in value in the event that planning permission is granted (payment on implementation or on sale with the benefit of planning permission) for residential use, for a period of 25 years from the date of completion.
The Farmland - The Vendors reserve the right to receive 25% of the uplift in value in the event that planning permission is granted (payment on implementation or on sale with the benefit of planning permission) for any use other than agricultural or equine, for a period of 25 years from the date of completion.
The Long Barn - A restrictive covenant to be placed on the Long Barn not to use it for any public use. This covenant is for a maximum of 15 years from the date or completion. Further details can be provided on request.
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. The red line is for illustrative purposes only.
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 of 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
East Herts District Council
Hertford branch- Wallfields, Pegs Lane, Hertford, SG13 8EQ
Bishops Stortford branch- Charringtons House, Bishops Stortford, CM23 2ER
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) Tel 01480 213811 Stneots@brown-co.com