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104 acres, Land at Pond Hall and Blue House Farms, Wix, Essex
For Sale - Guide Price £875,000

  • Productive Arable Land
  • Small area of Woodland

The land totals approx. 104.19 acres (42.16 hectares) and comprises 4 arable fields, 2 areas of woodland, and a recently formed area of yard/hardstanding.
The arable area extends to a total of about 98.68 acres (39.93 hectares) which is all registered on the RPA as eligible for Basic Payments.
The land is undulating, falling towards 2 water courses running northwards to discharge into the River Stour.
The land is designated by DEFRA as Grade 3. Soils are of the Wix Association suggesting deep permeable coarse loamy soil, ideally suited for the production of cereals, sugar beet and other arable crops as well as grassland. Within the last 2 years all of the land drains have been jetted and cleaned out.

The 2 areas of woodland lie to the west of the property. One area fronts on to the Wix Road on the southern boundary and forms an area of trees, scrub and pond, totalling 3.12 acres (1.26 hectares) approx., running alongside the water-course. Further north alongside this watercourse is the second area of woodland which is within an area of approx. of 1.87 acres (0.76 hectares).

Access to the land can be taken from the Wix Road where one access point via a double gate leads into the south-western most field, with a further access via the public road leading from the Bradfield Road toward Blue House Farm, past Pond Hall from where the recently constructed yard and hardstanding area will be found. This road continues on to the Blue House Farm from where it continues as an unmade track to serve the northern most field.

Basic Payment Scheme
All the land has been registered with the Rural Payments Agency on their database with the net eligible area of the farm amounting to approx. 39.78 hectares. Entitlements will be included within the sale with the price being apportioned at the sole discretion of Vendor. A copy of the BPS mapping and the 2018 and 2019 BP5 Forms are available from the Selling Agents. The Purchasers will be required to comply with cross compliance regulations until 31st December 2019.

The land benefits from Permitted Development Rights for a general purpose barn. Details are available from the Selling Agents and the Tendring District Council Ref: 18/01034/AGRIC
Plans, areas and schedules
These are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for refer-ence only. The Purchaser shall be deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the description of the property and any error or mis-statement shall not annul the sale nor entitle any party to compensation. All Plans are for identification purposes only and in the event of any discrepancies between the Plans and any area, schedule, or the Land Registry the Land Registry shall prevail.

Ingoing Valuation
In addition to the purchase price the Purchaser will be required to pay for all growing crops including seeds, fertilisers, sprays applied and cultivations in accordance with the recommendations from the Essex Agricultural Valuers Association.

Minerals, Timber and Sporting Rights
So far as they are available, these will be included within the purchase. There is currently an in-hand shoot on the land in conjunction with neighbouring landowners and the Vendor will reserve Shooting Rights for the 2019/2020 season. There may be the possibility of the current shooting arrange-ment with the neighbouring landowners continuing with any purchase. Further details are available from the Selling Agent.

The property is sold with vacant possession.

Method of Sale
The land is offered for sale as a whole by private treaty.

It is not expected that VAT will be charged on the sale but should the sale of the property or any Rights attached to it be deemed chargeable for the purposes of VAT, this will be payable in addition to the sale price.
The apportioned value of the Basic Payment En-titlements is likely to attract a VAT charge.

Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way
The property is sold subject to and with the ben-efit of all Rights of Way, whether public or pri-vate, light, support, drainage, water, electricity and other service supplies, and all other Rights and obligations, easements and quasi easements and all existing wayleaves, pylons, stays, cables, drains, water, gas and other pipes whether re-ferred to in these particulars or not. In particular the following points should be noted:
1. A Public footpath continues northwards from the road leading to Blue House Farm heading on to the Harwich Road. A spur from this footpath runs south-eastwards.
2. Overhead electricity cables cross the farm.
3. An underground gas main crosses the farm.
4. The owners of Blue House Farmhouse and The Butterfly Barn have a Right of Access over the track leading from the roadway subject to paying a contribution towards the cost of upkeep and maintenance according to user.
There are Rights to these properties to use ser-vice pipes and cables which may run over part of the land.
5. The Vendor shall reserve the Right to lay, maintain, repair and connect to and use any ex-isting service media on the land as well as any future services which are laid to benefit the re-tained land.

Useful contact numbers
Tendring District Council 01255 686868
UK Power Networks 0800 029 4285
Environment Agency 03708 506 506

Viewing may be undertaken during daylight hours with a set of these particulars in hand. However, please notify the Selling Agents, Brooks Leney, on tel. 01206 879222 or email to confirm your visit.

Important notes
The Purchaser shall be deemed to have full knowledge of the boundaries of the property and the ownerships thereof. The property is sold subject to any development plans, tree preservation orders, Ancient Monument Orders, Town Planning Schedules and resolutions that may or may not come into force. Any plans are deemed to be representative of the property, but no assumption should be made in respect of any parts of the property.


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