An exciting opportunity to acquire an organic smallholding with scope for improvement and possible development (subject to planning). Pleasant position on the edge of West Wellow, close to Romsey and the M27. Includes 54.21 acres of arable land, farm buildings, a lake, frontage onto the River Blackwater, water abstraction licence and a mobile home (subject to a temporary permission). About 64.64 acres (26.16 ha) in all.
The property occupies a pleasant rural position on the northern edge of West Wellow, near Romsey. There are a range of local services available in West Wellow. The market town of Romsey is about 4.5 miles away and Junction 2 of the M27 is about 2 miles away.
An exciting opportunity to develop a small farm. The property comprises:- o approximately 54.21 acres (21.94 ha) of productive arable land with full organic status; o a yard with a versatile portal frame building and a range of covered cow cubicles and feed passages; o permission to erect another farm building and a polytunnel; o an attractive 1.10 acre (0.45 ha) lake and frontage onto the River Blackwater; and o the right to take water for spray irrigation. In addition there is a mobile home (subject to a temporary planning permission) available to purchase by separate negotiation. The property is approximately 64.64 acres (26.16 ha) in total and is offered for sale as a whole or in five lots.
29.77 acres (12.05 ha) or thereabouts. Guide Price £450,000 + VAT. Lot 1 includes a versatile clear span portal frame farm building with lean-tos (18.4m x 26.5m overall) and a range of covered cow cubicles and feed passages (25.7m x 23.2m overall) and approximately 250 m of single bank frontage onto the River Blackwater. Permission was granted on 2nd February 2012 to erect a further open-fronted monopitch building for agricultural storage (30m x 6m) and a polytunnel (30m x 8m). The land is gently sloping and includes about 26.80 acres (10.85 ha) of arable land and about 1.50 acres (0.60 ha) of riverside grazing and riparian woodland. The mobile home (which can only be occupied by someone working in agriculture in the locality) and the mobile office are both subject to a temporary planning permission which is valid until 3rd August 2015. If sold separately the purchaser of Lot 1 will be required to erect and thereafter maintain a new boundary fence with Lot 4 between points A and B on the plan.
17.63 acres (7.13 ha) or thereabouts. Guide Price £220,000 + VAT. An arable field with direct access from Foxes Lane, and a small pond on the roadside verge opposite the entrance to Hatches Farm. If sold separately the purchaser of Lot 2 will be required to erect and thereafter maintain a new boundary fence with Lot 1 between points C and D on the plan.
3.00 acres (1.22 ha) or thereabouts. Guide Price £75,000 + VAT. A level paddock with frontage (but currently no highway access) onto Romsey Road. If sold separately the purchaser of Lot 3 will be required to erect and thereafter maintain a new boundary fence with Lot 2 between points E and F on the plan.
5.22 acres (2.11 ha) or thereabouts. Guide Price £125,000 + VAT. Lot 4 includes an attractive lake, riparian woodland and approximately 490 m of single bank frontage onto the River Blackwater. If sold separate to Lot 1 the access will be from Scallows Lane over Lot 5 between points G and H on the plan and through a ford.
9.02 acres (3.65 ha) or thereabouts. Guide Price £160,000 + VAT. Lot 5 has direct access from Scallows Lane. It includes about 6.90 acres (2.79 ha) of arable land and approximately 320 m of single bank frontage onto the River Blackwater. Part of the arable land is planted with a valuable five year old organic lavender crop. Subject to a right of way in favour of Lot 4 between points G and H on the plan.
Lot 1: There is a shared mains water supply to the farm buildings and mobile home. The mobile home is connected to a private foul drainage system. There is no mains electricity supply but a copy of a historic quotation from SSE to provide this is available from Woolley & Wallis. Lot 2: The prospective purchaser will be granted the right to connect to the shared mains water supply serving Lot 1. Lot 3: We understand from Sembcorp Bournemouth Water Ltd that there is a water main in Romsey Road. However, prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the availability and cost of a connection. Lot 5: There is no mains water supply to Lot 5.
The property is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession upon completion. The Sale Contract for Lots 2 and 3 will incorporate a development uplift clause reserving 50% of any increase in value should planning permission be granted for residential development.
SINGLE PAYMENT SCHEME
Single Payment Entitlements are available to purchase by separate negotiation.
All sporting rights are understood to be in hand.
RIGHTS OF WAY AND EASEMENTS
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all matters contained in or referred to in the Property and Charges Registers of the registered titles together with all existing rights of way whether public or private, including wayleaves, easements, covenants, restrictions and obligations whether referred to specifically in these sale particulars or not. These include public footpaths in Lots 1 and 5, a high and two low voltage overhead electricity lines across Lots 1 and 2, and a shared private water main across Lots 1 and 2. There will be a right of access granted over Lot 5 from G to H to Lot 4 if Lot 4 is sold separate to Lot 1.
If the property is sold in lots then the responsibility for erecting and maintaining the new boundary fences will be as set out in these particulars. Each fence shall be erected in accordance with the Woodland Trust's specification No. 3.14 (for a mild steel C/8/80/15 net fence with two strands of barbed wire) and shall be erected within two calendar month of the sale completing.
METHOD OF SALE AND LOTTING
The property is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole or in five lots. VAT will be payable on the purchase price.
The mobile home is Council Tax Band A.
Full details of the temporary planning permission allowing the mobile home and mobile office to be retained, and the Agricultural Notification permitting the erection of a farm building for storage and a polytunnel are available from Woolley & Wallis.
WATER ABSTRACTION LICENCE
The vendor will make an application to transfer the water abstraction licence to the purchaser of Lot 1. This water abstraction licence currently permits the abstraction of up to 3.4 million gallons (15,454 cubic metres) of water per annum from the River Blackwater for spray irrigation. Full details of the conditions which apply to this water abstraction licence are available from Woolley & Wallis.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
The insulated container in the farm building in Lot 1 is included in the sale. The mobile home is available to purchase by separate negotiation. The mobile office will be removed. All other fixtures and fittings not mentioned in these particulars are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.