The property, which extends in total to approximately 136.52 acres (55.25 hectares), comprises an attractive and substantial block of arable and permanent pasture, situated adjacent to the A14, to the west of the town of Kettering and east of the town of Rothwell.
The land is very well located being strategically positioned close to the main highways network, adjoining Junction 6 of the A14, and lying approximately 1 ½ miles from both Kettering and Rothwell town centres.
Access to the property can be taken from the A14 as well as from Violet Lane.
A mains water supply is connected to the property although its adequacy has not been tested.
SINGLE FARM PAYMENT
The land has been registered to receive the Single Farm Payment.
The relevant number of Entitlements can be made available by separate negotiation.
The land has been entered into an Entry Level Stewardship Agreement which runs through to 31st July 2015.
The existing scheme will be transferred to the successful purchaser who will be expected to comply with the scheme obligations through to the end of the agreement period.
AGRICULTURAL LAND CLASSIFICATION
The land is classified as Grades 2 and 3 in the MAFF Agricultural Land Classification.
Predominantly of Banbury and Oxpasture Soil Series, the arable land is well drained and capable of supporting strong winter cereals. Part of the property has been worked historically although restoration has been successful with no known effect on cropping.
WAYLEAVES, EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS OF WAY
A single public footpath crosses the property.
Overhead power cables do also cross parcel numbers 1255 and 9154 for which an annual wayleave payment is received. There are also Anglian Water mains and Gas pipelines.
The property is sold subject to any wayleaves, easements or rights of way whether expressly referred to in these sale particulars or not.
TIMBER, MINERALS AND SPORTING RIGHTS
All timber, minerals and sporting rights are included within the sale of the freehold.
The Vendor will retain a 25% share in any additional value released by any non agricultural, equestrian or horticultural planning consent on any part of the property for a period of 40 years from the date of completion.
METHOD OF SALE
The freehold property is to be sold by private treaty and offers are invited for the whole with vacant possession available on completion.
The Vendor will reserve the right to harvest the growing crops.
Kettering Borough Council, Municipal Offices, Bowling Green Road, Kettering NN15 7QX. Tel: 01536 410333.
Mrs Ika Castka of Quality Solicitors Wilson Browne, Kettering Parkway South, Kettering Venture Park, Kettering NN15 6WN.
Any enquiries of a legal nature should be addressed to Mrs Castka and her telephone number is 01536 410014.