Superb integrated pig unit in an accessible location, includes breeding and nursery units with extensive modern finishing accommodation, with five bungalows, arable and woodland.
Rights of Way, Easements and Wayleaves – The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all wayleaves, easements and rights of way whether public or private whether mentioned or not. There are no known public footpaths across the land.
Services – Mains electricity (3 phase) and water, with private drainage. The property also includes a private borehole.
Local Authority – Westmorland & Furness Council
Subsidies and Grants – The land is registered on the Rural Land Registry, the seller has claimed and will retain the 2023 Basic Payment (BPS) and any subsequent de-linked payments based on previous entitlements and historical claims. The purchaser will indemnify the vendor against any non-compliance from the date of completion. The vendors will endeavour to transfer RLR land parcels to the purchaser post completion.
Environmental consents – The farm benefits from an Integrated pollution prevention and control (IPPC), this permits 880 sows, 5,870 rearing pigs up to 30kg and 9,520 finishing pigs. A further variation of the permit allows the addition of one 1,296 finisher building and two 650 place nursery buildings. The farm also benefits from a borehole consent to allow the abstraction of up to 44,895 m3 per annum.
Sporting Rights – The sporting rights are including in the sale, in so far as they are owned.
Mineral Rights – The mineral rights are known to be reserved to a third party.
Planning – The bungalows are all believed to be subject to Agricultural Occupancy Restrictions (AOC), limiting occupation to persons presently or lastly employed in agriculture or forestry.
Tenure – The freehold of the property is offered for sale with vacant possession on completion, excepting the assured shorthold tenancies over bungalows.
Employees – The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (as amended by the Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2014) may apply to employees working on the Farm.
Council Tax – All five bungalows are Band A
Energy Performance Certificate – All five bungalows are Band E
Method of Sale – Monkcastle Farm is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole, offer for part and those which include the wind turbine may be considered. All prospective purchasers are encouraged to register their interest with Savills.
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Viewing – Strictly by appointment with the sole selling agents Savills, Carlisle 01228 527586 or York 01904 617800.
Health and Safety – Given the potential hazards we would ask you to be as vigilant as possible when inspecting the property for your own personal safety.
Monkcastle Farm sits south of Carlisle close to the M6 motorway, which provides swift access north-south and east-west via the A66 and A69. The property is also well placed to take advantage of the beautiful countryside of the Eden Valley and Lake District National Park.
In the centre of the farm are five bungalows, all prefabricated and constructed in the 1970s, each extend to around 900sq ft. Internal accommodation is arranged as UPVC porch/boot room, kitchen/dining room with range of fitted units and integrated appliances. Living room with open fire and large window to the southern elevation and garden, entrance hall, three bedrooms and family bathroom with WC, wash basin and bath with stand over shower.
The properties benefit from oil fired central heating, UPVC windows and many have recent renovations to kitchens and bathrooms, further more Bungalow number 4 has been re-roofed. The properties are connected to mains water, electricity and share two septic tank systems. A private loop drive provide access to each, with individual lawn gardens and gravel parking areas. The properties are generally well presented and attractive.
In all, of the five, one is currently occupied by a staff member with two being occupied by residential tenants under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreements. All bungalows are believed to be subject to Agricultural Occupancy Restrictions (AOC), limiting occupation to persons presently or lastly employed in agriculture or forestry. Details of the tenancies are available on request.
The Pig Unit
Monkcastle Farm is divided into three core areas, linked via a private internal drive. The unit has focused on efficient production from a substantial commercial sow herd, taking progeny through to the bacon weight.
Former Chicken Unit
This area is centrally located and predominantly redundant, however could form the site of a new breeding unit or redeveloped for other uses. The area comprises of 4 buildings. One building has been converted to provide modern dry sow accommodation with capacity for 180.
In addition to the various on-site slurry storage facilities, two significant slurry compounds are located close to the main unit and details on the sale plan. These are used to provide additional storage during the winter months. The lagoons are accessed over third party land, but with all necessary rights reserved.
Land & Woodland
The farmland at Monkcastle sits predominantly to the west of the pig units and infrastructure. This extends to about 110 acres of arable land. The land has been used to compliment the pig units, provide straw and grain for inclusion within the pig diets. This land is good quality arable land and well farmed. The manure and slurry from the unit is returned to the soils, with a significant amount of slurry exported to neighbouring farmers to comply with the IPPC. In additional to the farmland, there is a small area of grassland, mature woodland and wildlife pond area.
Square Footage: 900 sq ft
Acreage: 133 Acres