LAND AT LODGE FARM, RAMSHOLT, WOODBRIDGE IP12 3AD
APPROXIMATLEY 107.31 ACRES (43.427 hectares) OF PRODUCTIVE IRRIGATED ARABLE LAND
- Approximately 107.31 acres of productive irrigated arable land
- Private access directly to the River Deben
- Abstraction licence and lagoon with capacity for 32,000 cubic meters of abstraction per annum.
- Potential for Leisure use and Biodiversity net gain (BNG) (STP and survey), and alternative agriculture.
- Part south facing, free draining and frost resistant.
Location and Access
The Land at Lodge Farm is situated on the River Deben, Suffolk close to the village of Ramsholt and the popular Ramsholt Arms Pub and approximately 8.5 miles south east of the town of Woodbridge. The seaside town of Aldeburgh sits approximately 20 miles north east and the property also sits within the Suffolk Coast and Heath Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Access to the property is via Church Road, from Ramsholt past All Saints Church. Church Road links to the Woodbridge Road where access is direct into the town of Woodbridge. Details of access arrangements are available on request.
The property is surrounded predominantly by agricultural land and woodland to the north and east and the River Deben to the west.
The property extends to approximately 107.31 acres (43.427 hectares) of bare arable land together with lagoon with surrounding grass land and reeds. There are no buildings included in the sale of this property other than the pump house.
The property includes a private beach adjacent to Shottisham Creeok
The soil is listed under the Newport 2 Soil Association and is further described as deep well drained sandy soils at risk of wind and water erosion. The land is suitable for growing cereals, sugar beet, peas and beans however the availability of irrigation means that higher value crops can be grown. See rotation below.
The land is proportioned into 5 good sized fields with direct access from the driveway onto the property to the south.
The land has not been intensively farmed having been in long term asparagus. Recent crop rotations includes (SEE IMAGE CHART)
The property benefits from irrigation licence reference 7/35/10/SG/65. It is intended that part of the irrigation licence will be transferred with the property subject to Environment Agency confirmation and rules. The point of abstraction is from a lagoon on the northern boundary of the property. A diesel pump can be located in a wooden pump house. There is an underground irrigation main that crosses the property. Details of the abstraction licence and irrigation main can be found in the dataroom.
There are no mains services to the property. Mains electricity serves adjacent properties.
TENURE AND POSSESSION
The property is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession subject to the holdover provisions in connection with one field of asparagus.
METHOD OF SALE
The property is being offered for sale by Private Treaty as a whole. Price on application.
WAYLEAVES, EASEMENTS, COVENANTS AND RIGHTS OF WAY
The land is sold subject to all existing rights of way, both public or private, drainage, water and electricity supplies and all other rights and obligations, easements, quasi easements and all wayleaves whether referred to or not in the particulars.
Please note there is a public bridleway which crosses the property in a south west direction and a public footpath which follows the river bank.
Barker Gotelee, Martlesham.
The current occupiers reserve the right to access and harvest asparagus growing in field Bluecoats until 31st July 2024.
SPORTING, MINERAL AND TIMBER
Insofar as they are owned the sporting, minerals and timber rights are included in the sale. All such rights are believed to be owned by the Vendor.
The adjacent landowner has the right to enter the land upon giving 14 days notice to hold an organised and driven shoot. Further details available upon request.
It is intended that an exchange of contracts will take place within 28 days of the purchaser’s solicitor receiving the draft contract. Completion will take place 28 days thereafter.
A 10% deposit will be payable on exchange of contracts.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME
The Vendor will retain the Basic Payment Scheme income from the 2023 claim together with any future delinked payments associated with the property. The purchasers will need to make their own enquiries as to the availability of any future grants, schemes, or environmental stewardship.
The property is not currently in any environmental stewardship scheme.
PLANS, AREAS AND BOUNDARIES
The boundaries are based on the Ordnance Survey and areas for reference only. The Purchaser will be deemed to have full knowledge of all boundaries and any error or mistake shall not be the responsibility of the Vendor or entitle any party to compensation in respect thereof.
The property is registered Freehold within part Title Number SK200761.
It is understood that VAT is not applicable to the sale. If in any event that VAT does become chargeable, it will be in addition to the sale price. Any guide price will be exclusive of VAT unless specified otherwise.
PLANNING AND LOCAL AUTHORITY
East Suffolk District Council – https://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/ where details of the planning history and policies that affect the property can be found.
VIEWING & FURTHER INFORMATION
Strictly by appointment with the selling agent.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Given the potential hazards and risks of a working farm we ask you to be as vigilant as possible for your own personal safety when viewing the property.
The photographs in these particulars were taken in October 2023
ANTI MONEY LAUNDERING
In accordance with the Money Laundering Regulations 2017, following the seller accepting an offer, the purchaser will be required to provide proof of identity and address prior to the instruction of solicitors.
WILLIAM BARTON MRICS FAAV
Oliver North MSc
Landbridge wish to inform prospective purchasers that we have prepared these sales particulars as a general guide. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and should not be relied upon as statements of representative of fact. Landbridge has no authority to make or give in writing, or verbally, any representation or warrantees in relation to the property. They assume no responsibility for any statement that may be made in these particulars. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for general guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. Photographs were taken in October 2023. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulations or other consents and Landbridge have not tested any services, equipment of facilities. In the interest of health and safety, please ensure that you take due care when inspecting the property. Whilst we endeavour to make our particulars accurate and reliable, if there is any point that is of particular importance to you, please make contact and we will be pleased to check the information, especially if you are travelling some distance to make an inspection. Registered head office is Rivers Court, High Street, Sproughton, Ipswich, Suffolk IP8 3AP.