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806 acres, Bossall, York, YO60, North Yorkshire
Under Offer - Guide Price £6,250,000

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  • Six bedroom Grade II Listed farmhouse
  • Traditional farm buildings
  • Grain store and Livestock buildings
  • Arable land with the potential to grow root crops
  • In all about 806 acres (326.18 Hectares)
  • For sale by private treaty as a whole or in three lots

Large scale arable farm in the Vale of York


Mount Pleasant Farm is beautifully situated in the heart of the Vale of York, a renowned farming area. Surroundings are predominantly arable fields interspersed with attractive woodlands and shelterbelts rising in the distance towards the Yorkshire Wolds.

The farm has good transport connections, being only 9.4 miles from York railway station, from which some services to London Kings Cross take less than 2 hours. The A64 trunk road (1.5 miles to the west) provides good access to York, the A1 and Leeds.

The farm is perfectly located for hunting with the Middleton Hunt. Racing can be enjoyed at York, Beverley, Thirsk or Wetherby all within one hour’s drive. Sandburn Hall Golf Course is only 2.2 miles to the west.

Mount Pleasant Farm is an excellent and well equipped arable farm with a substantial farmhouse and over 800 acres of Grade 3 soils. The farm has been run by the outgoing tenants as a traditional mixed unit with beef cattle complementing the cereal root crop, and grass ley rotations. The farmstead sits to the west of the land which surrounds it in a ring fence divided by two public highways which provide access to the majority of the fields. In the centre of the farm is the small hamlet of Bossall.

Mount Pleasant Farmhouse
The farmhouse is a substantial Grade II listed brick built property set at the heart of the farm with traditional farm buildings and yard to the north and west. To the south and east are attractive mature gardens and lawns. The property has been extended over the years and now totals approximately 3,270 sq ft of internal floor area. Ground floor accommodation includes a large breakfast kitchen, pantry, utility room, dining room, snug, sitting room, office and w/c. The first floor includes four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The second floor is built into the eaves of the property with some restricted headroom in places, still this space provides two large bedrooms. The property requires a full renovation, which could further enhance many of the attractive period features. The property has oil fired central heating and a mixture of double and single glazed windows.

Outbuildings and barn
To the north and west of the farmhouse is a range of traditional farm buildings, brick built with pantile and some fibre cement roofs, these provide garaging, car port and stores.

The farmland lies in a ring fenced block surrounding the farmstead, many fields have direct road access to local authority maintained highways. The land very gently undulates but for the most part is flat at around 40 metres above sea level. The land is classified as Grade 3 under the MAFF Provisional Agricultural Land Classification. Soils are predominantly from the Dunkeswick series, common to the locality and described as a fine loamy soil over clay. Described as suitable for cereals and grassland, the farm has supported a typical cereal rotation in recent years. On inspection the soils are predominantly lighter than the maps and description suggest, with areas of greater proportions of sand. Details of previous cropping are available on request.

The farm includes various small mature attractive shelterbelt woodlands. These woodlands have historically has been used for shooting and add to the amenity of the property.

To the west of the farmhouse is an attractive range of traditional farm buildings, these provide garaging and storage while adding to the privacy of the property. In addition to the traditional buildings there is a range of modern farm buildings set around a concrete and stone yard. Perfectly suited to mixed farming the buildings include grain stores, livestock buildings, workshop and machinery stores.

Lot 1 - Mount Pleasant Farm with 41.14 acres - Guide £1m
Lot 2 - 314.26 acres - Guide £2m
Lot 3 - 451.35 acres - Guide £3.25m

Acreage: 806 Acres


Travelling north on the A64, three miles north of York turn right signed Sand Hutton, continue through the village to Claxton, once in Claxton village turn right onto Kirk Balk Lane, the farm is located on the left after approximately one mile.


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