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Lot 2 - Hall Farm, Mendlesham, Suffolk

Guide Price £1,880,000

Property Details

Location and Amenities Hall Farm is situated in the parish of Mendlesham in Suffolk.

Mendlesham village boasts a range of local amenities including a primary school, health centre, village stores, fish and chip shop, post office and public house. Community facilities include a village hall and playing field.

Mendlesham is conveniently located for access to the A140, which provides good road links north towards Diss (10 miles) and Norwich (29 miles); and south towards Ipswich (15 miles) and Stowmarket (8 miles). Diss, Norwich, Ipswich and Stowmarket all have railway stations, providing a regular commuter service to London Liverpool Street (78 minutes from Stowmarket Station). 

LOT 2 - 229 ACRES (92.6 HECTARES)

Land A block of productive arable land within seven enclosures.

The relief is gentle and the land is capable of producing high yielding crops. The present cropping is a combination of winter wheat, winter oilseed rape, sugar beet, spring beans, spring barley and spring wheat.

The land can be accessed off Hoggars Road along the north and west sides; and via Hobbies Lane along the east side, turning into a byway known as Whiteups Lane.

There is a concrete pad on the west side and the fields are bordered mainly by tree and hedge lined ditches.

The soil type is a mix of Beccles 1 and Ashley. Beccles 1 are slowly permeable seasonally waterlogged fine loamy over clayey soils, associated with similar clayey soils. Ashley are fine loamy over clayey soils with slowly permeable subsoils and slight seasonal waterlogging associated with similar but wetter soils. Some calcareous and non-calcareous slowly permeable clayey soils.

There are two main electricity pylons sited on Lot 2, together with associated poles and wires.

Important Notice If the purchaser for Lot 1 is different to Lot 2, then the purchaser of Lot 1 will be required to erect a boundary fence demarcating part of its eastern boundary within six months of completion.

Method of Sale The land is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole or in up to three lots. A 10% deposit will be paid upon exchange, with completion as soon as possible thereafter.

Entitlements The relevant number of entitlements will be included in the sale and transferred to the buyer(s) after completion. In 2019, 133.79ha (330.59ac) were claimed for BPS purposes.

Ingoing valuation Payment will be required for established crops on the basis of CAAV costings for cultivations, actual costs for seeds, fertilisers and sprays; and an enhancement value of £60 per acre for autumn sown crops being acquired in spring.

Tenure and Possession The property is for sale freehold with vacant possession.


Designations The land is within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ).

Outgoings The purchaser will be responsible for all charges from exchange of contracts.

Sporting, Mineral and Timber Rights All sporting, timber and mineral rights are included within the sale of the freehold insofar as they are owned.

Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way The property is offered subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, whether public or private, all wayleaves, easements and other rights whether specifically referred to herein or not. Public footpaths cross through some of the land. There is an easement for an underground gas main and wayleaves for overhead electricity pylons and poles.

Assessments A land drainage charge is payable to the Environment Agency. The purchaser(s) will be responsible for the 2020 charge.

Land Drainage Plans available from TW Gaze.

Employment There will be no transfer of employees with the sale.

Health & Safety Given the potential hazards of a working farm, we would ask you to take all reasonable precautions as is possible when making an inspection for your own safety, particularly around the farm buildings. In all cases an inspection must be made by prior appointment through the agent's office.

Information Pack Available from TW Gaze.

VAT Should any sale of the land and buildings or any right attached to it become a chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT, such tax shall be payable by the purchaser in addition to any other sums.

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