483 acres highly productive grade 3 arable farm.
PLEASE NOTE – Best offers are now invited by 12 noon on Wednesday 18th October 2017. Please contact us for further information.
A wonderfully positioned farm in a picturesque location with a substantial 5 bedroom farmhouse, a range of traditional and modern farm buildings, amenity lake and productive arable and pasture land.
Gautby Farmhouse is in need of a full programme of renovation, offering a purchaser a blank canvas. The traditional outbuildings provide a possibility for further accommodation, subject to planning. The agricultural buildings provide grain and general purpose storage facilities for farming and alternative uses.
The land has been farmed by a local contractor and is predominantly in cereal rotation with a number of pasture fields. The land is classified as being Grade 3 under the Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries & Foods Provisional Land Classification plans. The farmland is also complemented by a picturesque amenity lake.
The farm is offered for sale as a whole or in 8 lots presenting a wide range of options for buyers.
Gautby House Farm is situated between the village of Minting and the hamlet of Gautby, just 7 miles from the historic market town of Horncastle, where local services, shops, schools and leisure facilities are available.
Strictly by appointment with selling agents Savills or Fisher German – contact details on the brochure.
Tenure and Method of Sale
The farm will be sold by Private Treaty. Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.
The vendor requires holdover on the grainstore until June 2018.
In addition to the purchase price, the purchaser will take over and pay for all growing crops, cultivations stocks and stores at valuation. Payment is to be made upon completion at the figure assessed by the vendor’s valuer based upon CAAV rates or contractors’ rates where applicable and invoiced costs of seed, fertiliser and sprays applied plus enhancement value.
Gautby Farm benefits from mains water and electricty.
Contracts and Quotas
There are no contracts or quotas included in the sale.
Fixtures and Fittings
Only those items specifically referred to in these particulars are included in the sale.
Nitrate Vulnerable Zone
The agent does believe the land to be situated within a Surface Water Nitrate Vulnerable Zone and is subject to the usual restrictions. The purchaser is to satisfy themselves of this.
The vendor and the vendor’s agent will do their best to specify the ownership of boundaries, hedges, fences and ditches but will not be bound to determine these. The purchaser will satisfy themselves as to the ownership of any boundaries.
Environmental Stewardship Schemes
The land is not subject to any agri-environment schemes.
Basic Payment Scheme
The vendor will retain the Basic Farm Payment for 2017. The entitlements will be included in the final sale price and the vendor will make best endeavours to transfer these to the purchaser on completion. The ingoing purchaser will indemnify the vendor against any non-compliance from the date of completion until the end of 2017.
Sporting, Mineral and Timber Rights
All timber, minerals and sporting rights over the land, where owned, will be included in the sale.
Drainage plans are available from the selling agents.
It is not anticipated that any staff will transfer to the purchaser with the sale but in the event they do, any contracted employees will benefit from protection under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006.
Town and Country Planning
The property in offered subject to any development plans, Tree Preservation Orders, Town Planning schedules or resolutions which may or may not come into force. The purchaser will be deemed to have full knowledge and satisfy themselves as to the provisions of any such matters affecting the property.
Any disputes arising as to the boundaries or any point arising in the General Remarks or particulars, schedule, plan or interpretation of any questions, shall be referred to the Arbitration of the selling agents whose decision acting as experts shall be final. The purchaser shall be deemed to have full knowledge of all boundaries and neither the vendor nor the vendor’s agent will be responsible for defining the boundaries or ownership thereof.
Wayleaves, Covenants and Rights of Way
The property will be sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing wayleaves, easements and rights of way whether mentioned on these particulars or not. It is believed a footpath runs through the northern part of Lot 8.
Should any part of the sale or any rights attached to it become chargeable items for the purpose of VAT then such a tax will be payable by the purchaser.
Plans and Areas
Areas and schedules on the plans attached to these particulars are based on the OS National Grid and are for reference only. Purchasers must have satisfied themselves of the schedules.
Acreage: 483 Acres
As you leave Lincoln head onto the A158 towards Horncastle, and go through the town of Wragby, continuing onto the A158 for around 4 miles. Make a right hand turn onto Lodge Lane towards the village of Minting, continue onto Minting Lane for around a mile, taking a right turn onto Pinfold Lane. Take the next left turn onto Silver Street, continue to the junction outside of the village, take a right turn and the farm entrance is the next right.