140 Acre Farm with 5 Bedroom Detached Farmhouse.
Woodside Farm is offered to the market for the first time in 100 years having been owned by the same family. It is set in attractive rolling countryside complemented by woodland plantings providing the opportunity to purchase a secluded and private small farm with a variety of end uses. It consists of a good sized farmhouse, range of traditional and more modern buildings which would benefit from further investment to provide a very special home in close proximity to Nottingham and, via the A46, the wider East Midlands.
Farm Land The land is classified as Grade 3 by DEFRA which comprises 96 acres of arable land, 36 acres of permanent pasture and 8.4 acres of semi mature woodland in 3 blocks. The distribution of the land is shown on the plan provided and cropping history is shown in the table below.
Basic Payment Scheme The land is registered for the Basic Payment Scheme and entitlements will be transferred as part of the sale. Presently the farm benefits from 53 entitlements. These will be transferred following the sale when the window for transfers opens in 2020 at an open market value. The current year claim will not be transferred.
Entry Level & Higher Level Schemes There is presently an Entry Level and Higher Level Scheme in place across the farm which provides an annual income of £9000 per annum. Both schemes co-terminate on the 31st July 2020. The current years claim will not be transferred.
Rights of Way, Easements & Wayleaves The property is being sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights including; rights of way, whether public or private, light, drainage, water and electricity supplies and other rights and obligations, easements and all wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains, water and gas and other pipes whether referred to in these particulars or not. There is a permissive right of way forming part of the Higher Level Scheme, shown on the plan which expires on the 31st July 2020.
Tenure The freehold in the land is being sold with vacant possession given on completion. Mineral and sporting rights are included within the sale.
Sporting, Timber and Mineral Rights Sporting and timber rights are included in the freehold sale, in so far as they are owned. Mineral rights are not included and further details can be inspected on the two titles respectively. Until recently there has been a small shoot run over the farm.
Method of Sale The farm is offered for sale as a whole by private treaty.
Title The land is being sold on behalf of two family owners with the Registered Title Numbers NT460670 (shaded pink on plan) and NT490532 (shaded blue on plan).
Ingoing Valuation In addition to the purchase price the purchaser will be required to pay for; growing crops and all beneficial cultivations, sub-soiling, moleing and acts of husbandry since the last harvest at current CAAV rates or contract rates where applicable; seed, fertilizers, manures and sprays applied to growing crops since the last harvest at invoice cost; all seeds. All seeds, fertilisers, fuel, oil and any other consumables in store at invoice cost. Lime, chalk applied since last harvest at invoice cost of the materials and spreading.
VAT The vendors have not made a VAT election on the land and VAT is not payable on the purchase price.
Early Entry Early Entry may be permitted on to fields that have been harvested at the purchasers' own risk following exchange of contracts with an additional 10% deposit being payable. Further details are available from the Vendor's Agents.
Habitat and Wildlife Conservation Under the stewardship of the current owners habitats and wildlife have flourished across the farm. There are a number of Local Wildlife Sites on the farm including field numbers 9209, 5797, 5116 and both woodland plantations. Field number 6120 was reseeded some years ago which has created a diverse habitat for multiple species.
Health and Safety Given the potential hazards of a working farm we ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making your accompanied inspection for your own personal safety, particularly around the farm buildings and machinery.
The Farmhouse A red brick detached five bedroom farmhouse extended in the 1970's which provides comfortable family accommodation with lovely views to the front over the pasture and woodland landscape.
The farmhouse benefits from photovoltaic panels and solar thermal water heating. A number of rooms have multi-fuel stoves, one with radiators off. Other rooms have underfloor heating. The farmhouse would benefit from minor modernisation and some internal improvements.
Dining Kitchen13' x 18'8" + bay (3.96m x 5.7m + bay). Fitted with a range of oak wall and base mounted units, central island unit, range cooker, dishwasher, wood burning stove, bay window to the front of the property.
Lounge25'9" (7.84m) x 15'4" (4.68m) max + bay reducing to 3.66. A good sized room with dual aspect and plenty of light, open fire and doors to the garden.
Utility Room12'10" (3.92m) x 13'10" (4.22m) reducing to 9'6" (2.89m). With sink, space for washing machine/tumble dryer, tiled floor and cupboards with door through to:-
Shower Room8'2" x 4'1" (2.5m x 1.24m). Fitted with a three piece suite comprising shower, wash hand basin, WC and tiled floor.
Rear Store12'10" x 9'9" (3.91m x 2.97m). A useful storage room with timber shelving and access to the rear yard.
First Floor Accessed via steps from the hallway to the split level landing.
Master Bedroom12'7" x 15'4" (3.84m x 4.67m). With fitted bedroom furniture and bay window to the front.
Bedroom Two13'1" x 12' (3.99m x 3.66m). With window to front elevation.
Bedroom Three13'6" x 10'8" (4.11m x 3.25m). Fitted with a wash hand basin and bay window to front.
Bedroom Four13'1" x 13'1" (3.99m x 3.99m). With window to side elevation and door leading through to:-
Bedroom Five13'1" x 14' (3.99m x 4.27m). With window to side elevation.
Family Bathroom10' x 7'5" (3.05m x 2.26m). Fitted with a three piece suite comprising low level WC, wash hand basin and bath with shower over, windows to side and rear.
Rear Garden To the rear and side of the farmhouse are some attractive gardens mainly laid to lawn with an ancient woodland copse and wild flowers forming one boundary. A range of borders surround the other areas in the garden.
To the rear of the farmhouse is an established orchard planted with a number of new and existing trees. This area of land would benefit from further investment and could make a good conservation area or alternatively landscaped grounds close to the house.
Services The farmhouse benefits from mains water, mains electricity and a septic tank. It also has photovoltaic panels installed in 2012 (on the top of the Feed in Tariff) and solar thermal for water heating. The annual income from the panels is approximately £1,700.
Fixtures and Fittings All carpet and curtains and light fittings are included in the sale.
EPC & Council Tax Band Woodside Farm House EPC 18 and Council Tax Band E.
Photographs Photographs were taken in July 2019.
Local Authority Rushcliffe Borough Council
Tel. 0115 981 9911
Solicitors Mr Mark Shepherd
Oldham Marsh Page Flavell
The White House
19 High Street
Tel. 01664 563162
Viewing Viewing is strictly by appointment only by contacting:-
Sales Team - tel. 01664 563892
Edwin Christmas - tel. 01664 563892
Clare Coleman - tel. 01664 563892