Dawes Farm presents a rare opportunity to acquire a diverse mixed use farm in an idyllic spot just 35 miles from London.
Originally two cottages, the house was remodelled to create a spacious detached property with a lounge, dining room, and kitchen on the ground floor and four bedrooms on the first floor, accessed by a stair case at either end of the house.
There are two traditional barns, Whitelands Barn and Scott’s Barn. Both are timber and stone buildings, with potential for conversion (subject to the necessary planning consents). Whitelands Barn is situated at the heart of the estate, in an elevated yet secluded position and Scott’s Barn can be found at the southern boundary.
DAWES FARM & COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS
The impressive range of modern farm buildings were constructed in 1989 and comprise steel framed barns on brick footings for livestock, lambing, machinery and storage. They are distinguished by Yorkshire boarding curving in great shallow arches from the eaves. This is ample grain storage and silage clamps.
The farm buildings are surrounded by extensive hardstanding, handling areas and yard space, and have a dedicated entrance from the south.
Part of the Dawes Farm complex, including the traditional buildings, has been substantially adapted to commercial use. There is now an impressive office development generating a sizeable income to the estate having been let, along with ancillary buildings, to two veterinary practices.
Access to the farmland is excellent with an internal tarmacadam track which leads through the farmsted and meets at the point of access along the A29.
The farm is currently run in hand with a highly renowned herd of pedigree Hereford Cattle and a flock of Suffolk cross sheep grazing the grassland. The arable and pasture land extends to around 311 acres with the majority laid to grass along with some arable fields. The fields are well stock proofed with water supplies to all of the grazing fields.
There are a number of copses, shaws and larger areas of woodland, which offer excellent sporting potential.
GENERAL REMARKS AND STIPULATIONS
METHOD OF SALE
The farm is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole.
TENURE AND POSSESSION
The freehold of the farm is offered for sale with vacant possession on completion subject to the current occupancies as set out in the schedule below:
PLANS, AREAS AND SCHEDULES
The plans and associated acreages have been prepared for illustrative purposes and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed.
The farm is subject to a number of statutory designations including the following:
NVZ all of the farmland lies within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.
Some of the woodland is designated as Ancient and Semi-Natural Woodland and Ancient Replanted Woodland.
Any guide prices quoted or discussed are exclusive of VAT. In the event of a sale of the farm or any part of it, or any right attached to it becoming a chargeable event for purposes of VAT, such tax would be payable in addition to the purchase price.
EASEMENT, WAYLEAVES AND RIGHTS OF WAY
The property is offered for sale, subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way either public or private, all easements, wayleaves and other rights of way whether specifically mentioned or not.
There are a number of public rights of way across the farm. For further information, please ask the selling agent.
Where applicable, the purchaser will be responsible for taking on existing employees eligible under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME
The farmland is registered with the Rural Payments Agency and Entitlements will be included with the sale. The claim for the current year will be retained by the vendor and the vendor agrees to use reasonable endeavours to transfer the Entitlements for future Basic Payments to the purchaser(s).
ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP SCHEME
The farm is not currently entered into any Environmental Schemes.
Mains electricity and water, private drainage systems and oil fired central heating.
SPORTING, TIMBER AND MINERAL RIGHTS
The minerals, sporting and timber rights, so far as they are owned, are included in the sale.
COUNCIL TAX BAND AND EPC
Band F and EPC rating F.
Strictly by appointment with Savills on 01444 446066 or 02070 163780.
Acreage: 411 Acres
Heading south from London take either the A3 or the M25 and exit at junction 9 onto the A243. Follow the Leatherhead bypass to the A24 and then take this road as far as Beare Green where you turn right at the roundabout onto the A29 Ockley Road. After 6 miles, having passed through Ockley, take a right turn onto the Dawes Farm drive, signposted ‘Ruckmans Herd’ and proceed to its conclusion in the farmyard.
Postcode: RH12 3SH