The land at Willoughby Farm is located approximately ½ mile to the north east of Norwell village and approximately 2 miles to the west of the A1 at Carlton on Trent.
Newark town centre is 8 miles to the south, the city of Lincoln is approximately 13 ½ miles to the north east and the town of Mansfield is approximately 15 miles to the west.
The land is found when travelling from Norwell village by turning north east signed Carlton on Trent where the farm is located after approximately ½ of a mile to the north east, on the right hand side of the lane. When travelling from Carlton on Trent, cross over the A1 signed Ossington and after approximately ¼ of a mile turn left (south) signposted Norwell, where after approximately 1 ½ miles the property may be found on the left hand side. The entrance gateways to the five individual lots are as indicated by Whittaker and Biggs “For Sale” signs.
The land may be viewed during daylight hours whilst in possession of a copy of these particulars and which will constitute authority to view. Please ensure that all gates are left as found and latched or tied correctly.
Anyone inspecting the land does so entirely at their own risk and neither the selling agents nor the vendors accept any responsibility or liability for any injuries or consequential loss how so ever caused.
LOT 4 – 47.11 ACRES (19.06 HECTARES)
(HATCHED RED ON THE ATTACHED PLAN)
GUIDE PRICE: £330,000 plus
Six parcels of permanent pasture with parcel 6 having a double gated access and frontage to the council maintained road. Parcels 6, 7 & 8 have chiefly been grazed with cattle by the current occupier and parcels 9, 10 & 11 comprise of three parcels that have regularly been mown for silage and border ‘The Beck’ along the eastern boundary.
In respect of Lot 4 following completion the vendor will arrange for a fence to be erected between points ‘A’ to ‘B’ to ‘C’ as marked on the plan and he will also arrange for a gate to be installed where indicated on the plan. Following the erection of the fence the future responsibility for the maintenance will pass to the purchaser of Lot 4.
WAYLEAVES, EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS OF WAY ETC.
In respect of Lot 4 the seller is to retain a Right of Way for all purposes and for all times along the route shaded yellow on the plan and which is from the existing roadside gateway, marked by point ‘A’ on the plan to the position where the new gateway is to be installed.
The land is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing rights, including Rights of Way whether public or private, light, drainage, water and electricity supply and all other rights, obligations, easements, quasi easements and all wayleaves or covenants whether disclosed or not.
Following completion of the sale the seller will arrange for all mains fed water supplies coming from the farm steading to the individual lots to be disconnected. Located within the sellers retained land there is a borehole as marked on the attached plan. Following completion the seller has agreed to install a 48 v solar pump and the purchasers of the individual lots will be granted such rights and easements as required so as to connect into this supply should they elect to.
The seller has had the quality of the water from the borehole tested and a copy of the test result is available from the selling agents upon request
TENURE AND POSSESSION
The land is sold freehold.
The grassland parcels are currently subject to a Grazing and Mowing Licence with a local farmer and which terminates on 30th September 2021 and vacant possession will be granted following the termination date of the agreement.
In respect of Lots 1, 2 & 5, the arable parcels 1, 3, 4, and 12 are subject to a Farm Business Tenancy Agreement and which expires on the 30 September 2021 and vacant possession will be granted following the termination date of the agreement.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME
The land is eligible for the Basic Payment Scheme, however no Entitlements are included with the sale of the land, but may be available to purchase by way of separate negotiation following completion.
These are believed to be included.
The land is not subject to any current Environmental Schemes, but in the past it has been entered into the Entry Level Scheme as well as a Countryside Stewardship Scheme which terminated in 2012.
Newark and Sherwood District Council, Castle House, Great North Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1BY
SOLAR FARM POTENTIAL
The seller has entered into the early stages of discussions with a Solar Farm Developer who are looking at the potential for the land. To date no legal agreements have been entered into and informal discussions are ongoing.
The sale plans have been provided by the agents for the convenience of prospective purchasers and are for identification purposes only and they are not to scale. They are deemed to be correct by any error, omission, or miss statement shall not affect the sale. The purchasers must satisfy themselves as to their accuracy.
MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS
Prospective purchasers will be required to provide photographic identification and a utility bill providing residency to enable us to comply with the Anti Money Laundering Regulations prior to the acceptance of any offer made for the property.
METHOD OF SALE
The property is offered for sale by Informal Tender.
The closing date for offers to be received by is 12 noon on Wednesday 11th August 2021.
A Tender Form is attached to these particulars and only offers submitted using the Tender Form will be considered.
All Tender Forms should be addressed to “Mr P Kirton-Darling, Whittaker and Biggs, 45-49 Derby Street, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 6HU and marked in bold and in inverted commas “Land at Willoughby Farm – PKD”
The vendor reserves the right to not accept the highest or any offer and all offers submitted are Subject to Contract.
DEPOSITS AND COMPLETION
The successful purchaser will be required to pay a deposit of 10% of the sale price upon exchange of contracts. It is expected that exchange will take place within 28 days of an offer being accepted and that completion will take place as soon as possible thereafter.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT
Peter Kirton-Darling MRICS FAAV
Simon Lewis BSc Hons (Assistant)
Whittaker and Biggs
45-49 Derby Street
Tel: 01538 372006
Particulars written June 2021
Photographs taken June 2021