A block of farmland near Boxford
Braes Farm and its land holdings are situated just west of the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty around the villages of Assington, Newton and Boxford. Braes Farm (Lot 1) lies just off the A134 between Assington and Newton which in turn provides main road access to Colchester to the east and Sudbury to the west. The parcels of land (Lots 2 and 3) are located immediately to the north and south of the A134 at Newton and Boxford respectively.
Colchester provides direct main line rail services to London Liverpool Street as well as a range of retail and leisure amenities. The national road network can be accessed via the A12 18.1 km (11.3 miles) to the east whilst London Stansted Airport lies 55.4 km (35.5 miles) to the south west providing domestic and international flights.
The farm land at Boxford lies as a single field to the east of the A1071 (to Boxford). It is classified as Grade 2/3 on the Land Classification Soil Series of England and Wales with soils being of the Hornbeam 3 series (a deep fine loam over clayey soils with slowly permeable subsoils) and Melford series (a deep well drained loam over fine loamy soils). The land can be accessed directly from the public highway across a concrete pad opposite a residential property, ‘High Lodge’.
A typical crop rotation of the land includes winter wheat, winter barley, oil seed rape and beans. The land has consistently produced yields of about 4t/ acre for first winter wheats, 3t/acre for winter barley and 1.4t/acre for oils seed rape. The land has been contract farmed in recent years by a neighbouring farmer.
The land is registered for the Basic Payment Scheme and all relevant Entitlements will be included in the sale. The land is understood to have been drained but no plans are available.
A public footpath runs around the boundary of this parcel of land which is partially designated as a bridleway on the western boundary.
Acreage: 74.98 Acres