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14 acres, Hemingstone Fruit Farm, Hemingstone, IP6 9RJ, Suffolk
For Sale - Guide Price £795,000

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Situation
The property is in a rural location lying to the east of Main Road, Hemingstone, on the southern edge of the village. The B1078 road is about 0.5 mile to the north – the A14/A140 junction at Beacon Hill is about 4
miles to the west, and the developing northern outskirts of Ipswich are about 6 miles to the south.

Directions
From the A140/A14 junction at Beacon Hill take the B1078 towards Coddenham. Pass through the centre of the village, continue for a further 1.5 miles into Hemingstone: in the centre of the village, turn right, signposted
towards Henley: continue for a further 0.5 mile, past Church Lane, and the Fruit Farm will be found as you leave the Village on the right-hand side.
From the northern edge of Ipswich, take the B1077 road towards Westerfield. In Westerfield turn left towards Akenham and Henley, follow the road through Henley, travelling
north until you enter Hemingstone where the Fruit Farm will be found on the left-hand side.

Description
The property was originally a commercial fruit farm where the productive area has reduced in recent times. Complementary to the fruit growing enterprise a storage and distribution use has developed. The two principle buildings are fitted with modern chiller systems and insulated areas internally, presently giving storage capacity for around 2,200 tonnes of fruit.
The buildings are principally of steel framed construction with about 5.5 metre eaves height with profiled steel sheet cladding to the exterior elevations above blockwork walls. The buildings are thought to date from the late 1960’s and early 1970’s with more recent refurbishment to facilitate their present use.

Store Building One has an angled single pitched roofed extension to the southern side which incorporates offices, a mess room, toilet facilities, internal storage and circulation
areas, a machinery store, and workshop.

Access to – and concrete storage areas around – the site have been substantially upgraded in recent times. The main entrance and access route along the southern side of the buildings, from Main Road, leads to an extensive loading and storage area west of the buildings giving around 1,500 sq. m of operating space.
The remaining orchard areas are on the west and southern sides of the site and remain stocked with apple trees.

The property is shown edged red, for identification purposes only, on the Site Plan and extends to about 14.13 acres (5.72 hectares).

Services
Mains electricity and water – private foul drainage system.
We have not tested any of the services and all interested Parties should rely upon their own enquires with the relevant Utility Company in connection with the availability and the capacity of all services to the Property, including IT and Telecommunication links.

Method of Sale and Tenure
The Property is offered for sale, as a whole, Freehold with vacant possession.

The Vendors may be prepared to consider letting the property, as a whole, if appropriate Terms are advanced.

Planning
A Certificate of Lawful Use and Development was issued by Mid Suffolk District Council on 26th May 2017 (ref no. 4110/16) for a mixed use of agriculture (fruit growing in the orchard) and the packing, storage and distribution of fruit (including fruit brought in from other locations).
A copy of this Certificate and accompanying Plan is available from the Agents upon request.

Business Rates
The Property is not presently assessed for business rates.
Local Authority
Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Council, Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich,
IP1 2BX
Tel: 0300 1234000

Development Covenant
The Property will be sold subject to a Covenant requiring 50% of any uplift in value in the event of Planning Consent being obtained for non-agricultural development, within 25 years of the date of completion, in favour of the Vendors.

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