The land extends to approximately 258.32 acres in total. This comprises about 243.88 acres of arable land and 13.92 acres of woodland. The soil is classified as Grade 2 and 3 by DEFRA being of the Denchworth series, described as slowly permeable seasonally waterlogged clayey soils suitable for winter cereals and grassland; and the Banbury series, described as well drained brashy, coarse loamy soils over ironstone suitable for winter cereals, grassland and some root crops.
The land is currently sown with oil seed rape and winter wheat. A full cropping history is available from the vendors agent.
Method of sale
The Property is offered for sale as a whole by private treaty with vacant possession.
There are no services currently connected to the property.
Wayleaves, easements and 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, support, drainage, water and electricity supplies and other rights and obligations, easements and quasi-easements and restrictive covenants and all existing and proposed wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains, water and gas and other pipes whether referred to in these particulars or not.
There is a public footpath over the land. Further details are available from the vendors agent.
The entitlements to the Basic Payment are included in the sale. The vendor has submitted a claim for the current scheme year and will retain the payment for this scheme year in its entirety. The vendor will use reasonable endeavours to transfer the entitlements to the purchaser as soon after completion as the transfer rules allow.
The land is part of a mid-tier stewardship scheme which terminates on 31st December 2023. The purchaser will take over the scheme until termination. Further information is available from the vendors agent.
The land is in a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ).
Holdover may be required to permit the harvesting of all growing crops.
In addition to the purchase price the purchaser may be required to pay for:-
Growing crops and all beneficial cultivations, sub soiling, moling and acts of husbandry since the last harvest at current CAAV rates or contract rates where applicable; Seed, fertilisers, manures and sprays applied to the growing crops since the last harvest at invoice cost; All seeds, sprays, fertilisers, fuel, oil and other consumables in store at invoice cost. Enhancement of £30/ acre/ month from the date of establishment to completion. Lime and chalk applied since the last harvest at invoice cost of the materials and spreading.
The land is currently farmed on a contract farming arrangement which will continue until 30th September 2020. There is a management charge due for administering this arrangement which will be payable by the purchaser on completion.
Early Entry may be permitted on to fields that have been harvested at the purchasers own risk following exchange of contracts. Further details are available from the vendors agent.
Sporting, timber and mineral rights
All sporting timber and mineral rights are included
in the freehold sale, in so far as they are owned.
Rutland County Council: 01572 722577
Any guide price quoted or discussed is exclusive of VAT. 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.
Health and safety
Given the potential hazards of a working farm we ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection for your own personal safety, particularly around the farm buildings and machinery.
Maurice Turnor Gardner, Milton House, Milton
Street, London EC2Y 9BH
Strictly by confirmed appointment with the vendors agents, Strutt & Parker in Stamford
The Property is located to the south of Morcott village in Rutland. Access to the land is directly off the A47 and the B672 to the south.