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16.88 acres, Land at Thorrington / Great Bentley, Essex
Sold - £260,000

The property is situated approximately 8 miles east of Colchester on the northern
boundary of the village of Thorrington and just to the east of Great Bentley.

From Colchester take the A133 Clacton Road, passing through Elmstead Market; on
entering the village of Frating turn right at the cross roads (traffic lights). *After about
1 mile there will be a sharp right-hand bend and then a sharp left-hand bend passing a
cottage and barn on the right at which point the road turns sharp right with a lane
continuing straight ahead. Do not follow the road to the right but continue straight
ahead into the lane and the land will be found in a short distance on the right-hand
From the A12, take the A120 turning signposted to “Clacton and Harwich”, taking the
A133 slip road signposted Clacton. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit and continue
into Frating. At the crossroads (traffic lights) turn left and continue as above*.

The property is being sold as part of the Vendors phased retirement and totals just
under 17 acres, currently set to grass and forming 2 fields. The northern field, No. 2447
amounts to approx. 3.01 hectares/7.44 acres. The southern field, No. 3230 total approx.
3.82 hectares/9.44 acres, giving a total for the whole of approx. 16.88 acres.
Although the land has been down to grass for some time this has been sprayed and
fertilised on a regular basis, so it is not anticipated there will be any difficulties in
reverting this land to arable cultivation if required.
Alternatively, the land is ideally suited to amenity uses (subject to Planning Consent if
required) and is offered as a whole, or may be split into Lots if appropriate. If the land
is divided there is another access from the Frating Road to field No. 2447 along it western
boundary or it may be possible to create a new access on to the unclassified lane on
the eastern boundary.
The land is classified by DEFRA as Grade 1 and soils are of the Tendring Association
suggesting deep often stone less course loamy soil, ideally suited to the production of
cereals, sugar beet, potatoes and horticultural crops.
Land drainage has not been a problem in the past and there are no known land drains
provided as the free draining nature of the land has provided to require any piped
The land forms 2 well sheltered enclosures both of a size and shape allowing for easy
cultivation and management. The majority of the external boundaries are hedged
giving security and protection with mature trees included in the hedgerow to the eastern
side. Rabbit fencing has been provided where necessary although now may require
some attention. Post code CO7 7HH

There are no mains services connected to the property although water and electricity
are believed to be available in the Frating Road.

The property is offered Freehold with vacant possession on completion.

Basic Payment Entitlements
The Basic Payment Entitlements for the land will be included in the sale if
required by a Purchaser. These amount to 6.83 entitlements.

Sporting and Mineral Rights
Sporting and Mineral Rights are included in the sale so far as they are owned.

Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way
There are no footpaths crossing the land or adjacent to it.
Field No. 2447 has 2 overhead electricity lines; 1 running along the southern
boundary and the other crossing the field.
There is a mains water pipe crossing the field No. 3230 and a manhole close
to the roadside hedge along the Great Bentley Road to the south.

Method of Sale
The land is offered for sale by Private Treaty either as a whole or it may be

Restrictive Covenant
The Purchase will be required into a Covenant restricting the use of the property
to agriculture, horticulture, forestry, equestrian, or amenity use.


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