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Court House Farm, Apley, Nr Wragby, Lincolnshire, LN8


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    A well equipped mixed farm including a four bedroom farmhouse, extensive range of livestock buildings with about 180 Acres of arable and grass land.

    The Farm is for sale by Private Treaty as one lot or in 5 lots.

    Guide Price Summary
    Lot 1 – £675,000
    Lot 2 – £225,000
    Lot 3 – £90,000
    Lot 4 – £325,000
    Lot 5 – £535,000

    Total Guide Price – £1,850,000

    Court House Farm:
    A well equipped mixed farm including a four bedroom farmhouse, extensive range of livestock buildings with about 180 acres of arable and grass land.

    Court House Farm comes onto the market following occupation by the Rhodes Family for over 48 years.
    During this time an extensive range of farm buildings have been erected all associated with milking and dairy enterprises. The arable land comes onto the market in good heart, the majority under drained and of improved fertility and condition following the regular rotation of leys around the farm together with liberal supplies of farm yard manure throughout.
    Lincolnshire is in a TB 4 year testing area.
    The listed detached farmhouse offers well maintained recently modernised accommodation and a further detached dwelling may be included by separate negotiation.
    The preferred sale of Court House Farm is in one lot although for the convenience of all purchasers initially offered as a whole or in 5 lots.

    The farmstead is located to the south west of the village of Apley with the remaining land lying to the north of the village of Apley. Apley lies approximately 3 miles south west of Wragby and approximately 11 miles east of the city of Lincoln.

    To include the farmhouse, farm buildings and 17 acres of grassland.

    The Farmhouse:
    A substantial Grade II listed detached 4 bedroom residence constructed in brick under pantile roof. Renovated in 2014 to include new sash windows and an oil fired central heating system. The total floor area extends to 3653 sq ft. The accommodation includes:-

    Ground Floor:
    Entrance Porch to Office (4.49m x 4.11m) with W.C off.

    Breakfast Kitchen (7.22m x 3.58m) with suite of high and low level units and electric AGA. Access to Porch/Garden Room (6.60m x 2.14m) into Utility Room (4.76m x 3.89m) with Shower Room off.

    Front hall leading to:

    Dining Room (4.65m x 4.54m) and Sitting Room (4.65m x 4.55m) with multi-fuel log burner

    First Floor:
    Four Bedrooms, Linen Room, Bathroom

    Second Floor:
    Two large attic rooms

    Lawned area and drive to garage at rear of house

    Mains services of electricity and water are connected. Drainage is to a private system.

    Farm Buildings:
    These include an extensive range of livestock buildings extending in all to over 60,000 square feet. A comprehensive block plan showing layout and measurements is included within these particulars.
    The buildings include a traditional range constructed in brick under a pantile roof used for general storage. Further livestock and multi-purpose buildings include:

    Grain/Feed Store (100' x 65'):

    Workshop (80' x 30'):

    Young Stock Shed (120' x 60'):

    Hardcore and Concrete Yard Areas:

    General Livestock Buildings including Feeding & Housing Shed ( 135' x 60'):

    Straw Shed (135' x 45'):

    Cattle Feeding Area (135' x 22'):

    New Yard (135' x 35'):

    Back Yard (135' x 50'):

    Crenden Shed (80' x 60'):

    General Stores and Storage Areas:

    The Yard area is part concreted with a muck storage area (120' x 107') and dirty water lagoon,

    All measurements are approximate.:

    The buildings were formerly used in conjunction with a dairy enterprise and are now currently used for a rearing of dairy stock. There may be alternative uses for the buildings.

    Two parcels of permanent pasture land extending to about 17 acres.

    Lot 2 LAND TO SOUTH OF COURT HOUSE (13.17 Hectares 32.54 Acres) (Blue on Plan):
    A useful block of arable (9.32 Hectares 23.03 Acres) and permanent pasture (3.84 Hectares 9.49 Acres) land with access off the public highway.

    Lot 3 LAND OFF SPARROW LANE (5.46 Hectares 13.49 Acres) (Green on Plan):
    A good arable field (4.29 Hectares 10.60 Acres) and grass land with road access.

    Lot 4 LAND AT COURT HOUSE (18.63 Hectares 46.03 Acres) (Yellow on Plan):
    A good arable (14.20 Hectares 35.09 Acres) and grass (4.43 Hectares 10.95 Acres) field with road frontage.

    Lot 5 LAND NORTH OF APLEY (28.60 Hectares 70.67 Acres) (Orange on Plan):
    A good block of predominately arable land.

    General Remarks and Stipulations:

    Method of Sale:
    The farm is offered for sale as a whole or in lots by private treaty. The buyer will be required to exchange contracts as soon as possible following receipt by the buyer's solicitor of a draft contract with completion by arrangement. A 10% deposit will be paid on exchange of contracts.

    Tenure, Possession and Holdover:
    House Farm is offered for sale Freehold with Vacant Possession on completion subject to holdover if required.

    The land is shown as grade 3 on the provisional Agricultural Land Classification plan. The soils are shown on the Soils of England and Wales 1:250,000 scale plan as predominantly Beccles 1 which is described as a chalky till suitable for winter cereals and grass land.
    The arable land has been cropped in the last few years with wheat, barley with break crops of oil seed rape and temporary grass and excellent yields have been enjoyed.
    We have been informed that the majority of the arable land has been under drained. Plans are available.

    Court House Farmhouse is Council Tax Band E. The current charge for the year to 31st March 2019 is £2232.46. An environment Agency, General Drainage charge is levied across the land. The amount payable for the year to 31st March 2019 is £216. Further rates are payable to the Witham Third District Internal Drainage Board on part of the land in Lot 3 and the amount payable for the year to 31st March 2019 is £171.15.

    Holdover & Early Entry:
    The seller will reserve rights of holdover to harvest the growing crops. The vendors are willing to allow early entry onto the farm for the purposes of sowing crops, subject to the payment of a 20% deposit.

    Basic Payment:
    The Sellers are in receipt of a validated Entitlement statement awarding entitlements.
    The Sellers will retain the 2019 claim payment. The relevant number of entitlements will be transferred to the buyer(s) on completion without further charge but subject to the appropriate regulations at the time.
    The buyer(s) will be required to indemnify the sellers against any future breaches of Cross Compliance between entering the
    land and the 31st December 2019.

    Fixtures and Fittings:
    All fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale unless mentioned in these particulars of sale. Certain items may be available by separate negotiation.

    Sporting, Minerals and Timber:
    Included in the sale so far as they are owned, subject to any statutory exclusions.
    1 hectare of land in Lot 5 is entered into the English Woodland Grant Scheme and an annual payment is received in the sum of £60. Further information is available.

    Mains water and electricity are connected with 3 phase to the yard. Drainage is to a private system. In the event of the property being sold in separate lots, prospective purchasers will be required to ensure the continuity/availability of services.

    The Farmhouse has an Energy Efficiency Rating: E

    There may be options for an alternative use of the farm buildings. Enquires should be made to West Lindsey District Council.

    Tenant Right:
    The successful purchaser(s) will be required to pay for any seeds, fertiliser, cultivations, sprays and acts of husbandry relating to any growing crops on the land based on CAAV Costings and actual costs.

    Easements, Wayleaves and Rights of Way:
    Court House Farm is to be offered for sale subject to and with the benefit of all existing rights of way, whether public
    or private, light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplies and other rights, easements, quasi easements and all wayleaves, whether referred to or not in these particulars.
    An electricity wayleave crosses Lot 5. A bridleway crosses Lot 4.

    Should any sale of the farm or any right attached to it become a chargeable supply for the purpose of VAT then such tax will be payable by the buyer in addition to the contract price.

    Langleys Solicitors LLP, Olympic House, Doddington Road, Lincoln, LN6 3SE. T: 01522 508786 E:

    Useful Contacts:
    West Lindsey District Council, Guildhall, Marshalls Yard, Gainsborough, Lincs, DN21 2NA. T: 01427 676676.

    Witham Third District Internal Drainage Board, Witham House, J1 The Point, Weaver Road, Lincoln, LN6 3QN. T: 01522 697123.

    Plans, Areas and Schedules:
    The plan with these particulars is based on Ordnance Survey National Grid 1:10,000 maps of the area and is for identification only. The National Grid numbers and areas in the Schedules are taken from RPA maps. Purchasers are required to satisfy
    themselves about all areas. The plans and schedules are for illustrative purposes only and although believed to be correct
    their accuracy is not guaranteed.

    Buyer Identity Check:
    Please note that prior to acceptance of any offer we are required to verify the identity of the buyer to comply with the requirements of the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017.

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