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54.85 acres, Heckington Fen, Sleaford, NG34, Lincolnshire
Sold (STC) - For Sale £825,000


  • Set in 22.19ha (54.85 acres)
  • Free Range Laying Farm
  • Two Poultry Buildings
  • 22,000 Bird Capacity
  • 2010 Harlow Building (24m x 88m)
  • 1999 Timber Framed Building (18m x 44m)

We are pleased to be able to offer the opportunity to purchase a working free range laying farm, with the potential for expansion and redevelopment with its established planning use and the additional ranging land available with the property.

Location & Situation    The farm is situated to the north of Littleworth Drove, 0.8 miles northeast of the village of Heckington.

The property is located; 7.3 miles east of the market town of Sleaford, 11.6 miles west of the market town of Boston and 24 miles southeast of the city of Lincoln.

It is conveniently located for the Midland's Road network with the A17 being approximately
2 miles to the south, which in turn gives access to the A46 and A1 at Newark-on-Trent.

Description    Sandfields Poultry Farm is a free-range layer farm.

The property benefits from two laying sheds, a 2010 modern Harlow building with a timber frame construction, a production space of 1,973sq ft, and accommodating 16,000 birds. There is also a timber-framed building constructed in 1999, which is currently vacant.

The site is accessed via a private gated entrance from Littleworth Drove to a hardstanding spine road leading to the poultry buildings to the north.

The property extends to a total area of 22.195ha (54.85 acres) mainly comprised of grassland with areas of woodland. There is also an 8.091ha (19.99 acre) arable field located to the northeast currently growing Oil Seed Rape.

Services    The poultry buildings are connected to mains water and 3-phase electric supplies. There is a transformer on the 3-phase power supply which passes over the arable field

Fixtures & Fittings    The sale of the freehold property includes the buildings but excludes feed bins, chain feeders, nipple drinkers, the stainless steel Staalkat Farm egg packer, the nest boxes and machinery, for which any purchase price will have to be appointed between land and machinery.

Solar    The farm benefits from a 50kVA solar array installed in 2013 with a current feed in tariff of 15.5p/kWh expiring in 2033, which supplies most of the farm's electrical needs.

Planning    The Harlow poultry building was granted planning permission for its erection by North Kesteven District Council on 24th July 2009 under reference 09/0334/FUL, the siting position of the building was then altered under application 09/0825/FUL.

Basic Farm Payment    The Basic Farm Payment Entitlements are owned by the Vendor and the relevant number of Entitlements are included within the sale. The land is not within an Entry Level or Countryside Stewardship Scheme.

Viewings & Biosecurity    Prospective purchasers wishing to view the property should make an appointment through the selling agents.

We ask if possible that viewers are free from any poultry 48hours prior to their viewing and must use the footbaths provided.

Given the potential hazards of the property, we would also ask you to be as vigilant as possible when inspecting for your own safety, particularly around any farm machinery.

Those wishing to view the property do so at their own risk.

Contracts & Quotas    There are no contracts nor quotas included within the sale of the freehold property.

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