Property Summary


Guide price £4,475,000

Branch Details


Bedale

01677 425301

bedale@georgefwhite.co.uk

9 South End, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 2BJ

The Nether Silton Portfolio

Closing date for offers – 12 noon Tuesday 5th September 2017. Offers must be received in writing to the Bedale office. Proof of funds must be provided to support an offer.

• A unique agricultural investment portfolio and in hand farming opportunity extending in total to approximately 266.6 Ha (659 Ac) comprising of:
• Four equipped farms including three farm houses, let on Agricultural Holdings Act tenancies equating in total to approximately 193.3 Ha (478 Ac).
• 73.3 Ha (181 Ac) of in hand arable and pasture land.
• Development opportunities subject to necessary consents.
• All situated in an excellent and picturesque rural yet accessible location and with potential to include further residential property with vacant possession.
Available as a whole or in up to 10 Lots.

The Area
Situated in a rural location bordering the National Park to the east and the A19 to the west.

The Property
Available as a whole or in separate Lots as follows:
LOT 1 – LEAKE HALL FARM – Guide Price £1,300,000
LOT 2 – SUGAR HILL FARM – Guide Price £350,000
LOT 3 – SILTON GRANGE – Guide Price £990,000
LOT 4 – HONEYKILN FARM – Guide Price £475,000
LOT 5 – LAND AT OX BANK – Guide Price £100,000
LOT 6 – LAND BETWEEN OX BANK AND SILTON GRANGE – Guide Price £370,000
LOT 7 – LAND AT LEAKE LANE – Guide Price £50,000
LOT 8 – LAND AT EWE LEYS LANE – Guide Price £225,000
LOT 9 – LAND AT PEASLAND LANE – Guide Price £500,000
LOT 10 – LAND AT NETHER SILTON – Guide Price £115,000

Lot One
Leake Hall Farm, Knayton, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 4BN.
Leake Hall Farm is a mixed pasture and arable farm extending in total to approximately 72.55 Ha (179.27 Ac).
The farm house is an impressive Grade II* Listed, six bedroom property easily accessible from the A19, with views across the farm and sited close to the historic St Mary the Virgin Church. It is arranged over three floors plus a cellar and has been well maintained.
It is bordered by lawned gardens and has ample parking to the front. The house is serviced by a private water supply, private drainage, oil fired central heating and mains electricity.
Near to the farm house are a large range of modern buildings in addition to a number of traditional barns, set within an extensive yard area.
The land includes large and accessible arable fields in addition to pasture capable of meadowing.
Building Schedule Lot One
1 - Grain store. Steel portal frame, concrete floor, concrete walls, box profile cladding and fibre cement roof sheets. 23.9m x 18.2m.
2 - Modern lean-to. Steel portal frame, part block walls with Yorkshire Boarding to eaves, concrete floor and fibre cement roof sheets. 24.0m x 7.2m.
3 - Covered fold yard with fibre cement roof sheets used for livestock housing. GEA 271.33sqm.
4 - Traditional stone building used for cattle housing. GEA 98.98sqm.
5 - Traditional stone building used for cattle housing. GEA 112.29sqm.
6, 7, 8 - A range of traditional buildings used for storage. of stone and brick under slate, box profile cladding and pantile roofs. GEA 231.15sqm.
9 - A modern, steel portal frame cattle building of concrete and box profile clad walls under a box profile sheet roof. 18.3m x 18.2m.
10 - A modern storage building with adjoining lean-to of steel portal frame, concrete floor with concrete and Yorkshire Boarding and box profile clad walls under a box profile clad roof. GEA 596.6sqm.
11- A traditional single storey stone building under a pantile roof. GEA 45.6sqm
12 - A workshop with concrete floor, steel portal frame, brick and box profile clad walls, roller shutter door. 17.8m x 8.7m.
13 - A traditional stone building under pantile roof. GEA 48.3sqm.
Land Lot One
The land includes approximately 58.90 Ha (145.54 Ac) of Grade 3 arable which is in the majority, gently undulating. In addition there is a further 11.95 Ha (29.53 Ac) of permanent and temporary pasture including meadow, with further tracks and yard areas. There is the remains of a medieval village under part of the pasture.
The land is transected by the A19 dual carriageway and is easily accessed from the roadside in the majority, and internally via tracks.
Tenancy Lot One
Leake Hall Farm is subject to an Agricultural Holdings Act Tenancy dated the 1st September 1996. It has the potential for two further successions subject to the tenant being able to meet the criteria of the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986.
An Additional Information Pack is available to prospective Purchaser(s) upon request which contains further details of the property and includes a copy of the tenancy.
Basic Payment Scheme and other Grant Schemes Lot One
The Basic Payment Scheme entitlements belong to the Tenant.
Energy Performance Rating Lot One
The property is Grade II Listed and therefore exempt from rating.
Lot Two
Sugar Hill Farm, Knayton, Thirsk, YO7 4BP
Sugar Hill Farm comprises of approximately 28.49 Ha (70.40 Ac) of let arable and pasture with a number of modern and traditional buildings.
The property accessed off the A19 and Ewe Leys Lane public highways and internally via farm tracks.
The modern buildings are useful for livestock housing, machinery and bale storage and could accommodate equestrian use.
One range of traditional buildings are centred around a south facing courtyard and offer potential for conversion. The second set are situated to the north of the yard and again appear to lend themselves to conversion, subject to the requisite permissions.
Land Lot Two
The land includes approximately 14.49 Ha (38.81 Ac) of Grade 3 mainly level arable land, 13.76 Ha (34.01 Ac) of well maintained grazing and meadow land and a small area of scattered trees. The pasture is watered by a private supply and a stream.
Building Schedule Lot Two
The house is not included within the sale although the vendor may consider selling.
1 - Traditional stone building. GEA 61.11sqm.
2 - Traditional stone building over two floors. GEA 50.20sqm
3 - Traditional stone building. GEA 70.83sqm.
4 - Traditional stone building. GEA 60.73sqm.
5 - Traditional stone building over two floors. GEA 59.47sqm.
6 - An open fronted Dutch barn of steel portal construction. GEA 126.98sqm.
7 - A modern steel portal frame livestock building with pre-stressed concrete panel walls and concrete floor, under a fibre cement roof sheets. GEA 224.61sqm.
8 - An enclosed lean-to with concrete floor, block and Yorkshire Boarding walls under fibre cement roof sheets. GEA 151.17sqm.
Tenancy Lot Two
Sugar Hill Farm is subject to an Agricultural Holdings Act Tenancy which began on the 6th April 1992 and has no ability for succession. An Additional Information Pack is available to prospective Purchaser(s) upon request which includes the tenancy agreement.
Basic Payment Scheme and other Grant Schemes Lot Two
The Basic Payment Scheme entitlements belong to the Tenant.
Lot Three
Silton Grange, Nether Silton, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2LG
In total extending to approximately 66.6 Ha (164.6 Ac), Silton Grange is a well presented, equipped mixed farm.
It includes a substantial four bedroom Grade II Listed farmhouse benefitting from gardens to the front and rear. Set off the road and accessed via a well maintained track, the property is within a ring fence and boasts extensive views of rolling countryside towards the North Yorkshire Moors.
The house is presented in good order throughout, benefitting from private water supply and drainage, oil fired central heating and mains electricity.
Silton Grange includes a large and useful range of modern and traditional farm buildings suitable for livestock and agricultural storage.
The land includes both pasture and arable set within generally stock proof hedge and fence boundaries.
Building Schedule Lot Three
1 - Steel portal frame under fibre cement roof sheet, concrete floor, block walls part and Yorkshire Board to the eaves. GEA 196.06sqm.
2 - Steel portal frame under fibre cement roof sheet, concrete floor, block walls part and Yorkshire Board to the eaves. GEA 314.16sqm.
3 - Steel portal frame under fibre cement roof sheet, fibre cement cladding and concrete floor. GEA 391.82sqm.
4 - Block lean-to. GEA 202.17sqm.
5 - A two storey traditional building of stone under a pantile roof. GEA 176.48sqm.
6 - A covered fold yard with Yorkshire Boarding, part stone and block walls under a fibre cement roof with concrete floor. GEA 371.28sqm.
7 - An open fronted lean-to of block and stone under a pitched roof. GEA 40.13sqm.
8 - Building of stone and block walls under a pitched fibre cement roof sheet. GEA 105.52sqm.
9 - A traditional stone building under fibre cement roof sheets adjoining the house. GEA 73.01sqm.
10 - A garage building of stone under a pantile roof. GEA 28.73sqm.
Land Lot Three
The land at Silton Grange includes approximately 36.73 Ha (90.76 Ac) of arable and 26.80 Ha (66.22 Ac) of pasture including meadow, with further tracks, scrub and yard areas.
The land is accessed via the public highway and internally via tracks. The land has a private water supply.
Tenancy Lot Three
Silton Grange Farm is subject to an Agricultural Holdings Act Tenancy which began on the 6th April 1987. It has the potential for two further successions subject to the tenant being able to meet the criteria of the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986.
An Additional Information Pack is available to prospective Purchaser(s) upon request which contains further detail of the property, which includes a copy of the tenancy.

Basic Payment Scheme and other Grant Schemes Lot Three
The Basic Payment Scheme entitlements belong to the Tenant.
Energy Performance Rating Lot Three
The property is Grade II Listed and therefore exempt from rating.
Lot Four
Honeykiln Farm, Nether Silton, Thirsk, YO7 2JY
Honeykiln Farm offers a unique investment opportunity with development potential and is a picturesque grass farm set in an accessible yet secluded location within the North York Moors National Park.
It is set within a ring fence and in total extending to approximately 25.66 Ha (63.40 Ac).
It includes an attractive three bedroom farmhouse originally built in 1798, in an elevated position. In addition there are a range of nearby and adjoining buildings, one of which is Grade II Listed with the house, also offering scope for conversion subject to planning permission. There are gardens to the front and ample parking.
The house is serviced by mains water supply, private drainage, oil fired central heating and mains electricity.
The property is accessed by Lead Lane and then Thwaites Lane and via a private and well maintained track.
Building Schedule Lot Four
1- Steel portal frame under fibre cement /asbestos roof. GEA 256.19sqm.
2- Dutch barn. GEA 106.33sqm.
3- Cubicle building. GEA 124.17sqm.
4- Traditional stone building. GEA 72.02sqm.
5- Traditional stone building. GEA 24.48sqm .
6- Former Parlour. GEA 78.00sqm.
7- Traditional stone building. GEA 101.53sqm.
8- Steel portal frame lean-to. GEA 36.64sqm.
9- Traditional Stone building. GEA 27.49sqm.
10- Two storey traditional stone building. Grade II Listed. GEA 64.78sqm.
11- Single storey traditional stone building. GEA 22.83sqm.
12- Brick storage building. GEA 21.37sqm.
The traditional buildings offer potential for conversion for residential development subject to the requisite planning consents. The modern buildings provide useful livestock housing and machinery and fodder storage and could be converted to accommodate equestrian use.
Land Lot Four
The Grade 4 land is within a ring fence and includes approximately 10.78 Ha (26.64 Ac) of meadow land 14.51 Ha (35.85 Ac) of pasture, with further tracks and yard areas. It is undulating in parts with large areas being level and easily mowable.
The land is bordered by stockproof hedge and fence boundaries and serviced by natural and mains water supplies.
The farm was previously a dairy farm and is now used to operate a suckler herd and for sheep grazing.
The land is accessed via a private track which leads from the public highway and then via field gateways.
Tenancy Lot Four
Honeykiln Farm is subject to an Agricultural Holdings Act Tenancy which began on the 6th of April 1980 and has potential for two successions subject to the tenant being able to meet the criteria of the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986.
An Additional Information Pack is available to prospective Purchaser(s) upon request which contains further detail of the property.
Basic Payment Scheme and other Grant Schemes Lot Four
The Basic Payment Scheme entitlements belong to the Tenant.
Energy Performance Rating Lot Four
The property is Grade II Listed and therefore exempt from rating.
Lot Five
Land at Ox Bank, Kirby Sigston, Northallerton DL6 3TA.
The land at Ox Bank comprises a single parcel of quality meadow land equating to approximately 5.08 Ha (12.55 Ac). It is available freehold and with vacant possession.
Accessed via the A19 and a well maintained private track (as marked brown on the enclosed plan) the land offers an ideal opportunity to purchase land for rearing livestock or equestrian use with the potential to plough for arable cropping.
5.01 Non SDA Basic Payment Scheme entitlements are included within the sale and the vendor will endeavour to transfer the entitlements to the purchaser after completion. A claim has been made for the 2017 claim year. The land has been claimed as permanent pasture.
The occupants of Ox Bank Farm have a right of access through the land at Ox Bank.
Lot Six
Land between Ox Bank and Silton Grange, Nether Silton, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2LG
The land at Lot 6 is situated between Lot 5, Land at Ox Bank and Lot 3, Silton Grange Farm. It is available freehold and with vacant possession.
It comprises a desirable block of Grade 3 arable land extending to approximately 19.99 Ha (49.40 Ac).
Access is via the public highway known as Berghill Lane and via a private track (as marked brown on the enclosed plan).
The land has been farmed in an arable rotation and includes both level and sloping field parcels. Currently the land is laid to spring wheat.
19.64 Non SDA Basic Payment Scheme entitlements are included within the sale and the vendor will endeavour to transfer the entitlements to the purchaser after completion. A claim has been made for the 2017 claim year.
Lot Seven
Land at Leake Lane, Nether Silton, Thirsk, YO7 2LG.
The land at Leake Lane comprises a single parcel level and easily worked arable land equating to approximately 2.16 Ha (5.34 Ac). It is available freehold and with vacant possession.
Currently cropped with spring barley, it is accessed via the public highway known as Leake Lane the land is ideally sized for use as a pony paddock following conversion to grass or continued use for arable cropping.
The boundaries are stockproof hedges with some mature trees.
The land benefits from a general purpose building constructed of stone with Yorkshire Boarding to the eaves under a fibre cement sheet roof. It has great potential for use as a stable and has a gross external area of 38.7sqm.
5.15 Non SDA Basic Payment Scheme entitlements are included within the sale and the vendor will endeavour to transfer the entitlements to the purchaser after completion. A claim has been made for the 2017 claim year.
Lot Eight
Land at Ewe Leys Lane, Knayton, Thirsk, YO7 4BH.
Lot 8, at Ewe Leys Lane is available freehold and with vacant possession.
It comprises two parcels of Grade 3 arable land extending to approximately 10.82 Ha (26.74 Ac) in total, both with separate and good roadside access from the public highways.
The land has been farmed in an arable rotation with the southern most field (approximately 4.28 Ha or 10.58 Ac) currently laid to winter barley and the field to the north west (approximately 6.54 Ha or 16.16 Ac) also in winter barley.
Both fields offer an opportunity to acquire sound arable land within good rectangular parcels.
4.28 Non SDA Basic Payment Scheme entitlements are included within the sale and the vendor will endeavour to transfer the entitlements to the purchaser after completion. These relate to the southernmost field. A claim has been made for the 2017 claim year.
Lot Nine
Land at PeasLand Lane, Knayton, Thirsk, YO7 4BH.
The land at Peasland Lane comprises three parcels of Grade 3 arable land extending to approximately 23.33 Ha (57.65 Ac) in total, with each parcel having good roadside access from the public highway.
The land is offered freehold with vacant possession from harvest 2017.
The land has been farmed in an arable rotation with the southern most field (approximately 9.93 Ha or 25.54 Ac) in temporary grass, the eastern field (approximately 7.81 Ha or 19.30 Ac) in fodder beet and the western field in spring barley and the field to the north west (approximately 5.59 Ha or 13.81 Ac) in spring barley.
Also included is a Dutch barn (13.9m x 6.9m) and useful area of concrete.
22.79 Non SDA Basic Payment Scheme entitlements are included within the sale and the vendor will endeavour to transfer the entitlements to the purchaser after completion. A claim has been made for the 2017 claim year.
Lot Ten
Land at Nether Silton, Thirsk, YO7 2JZ.
The land at Nether Silton comprises a combination of meadow and rolling pasture land adjoining the southern edge of the sought after and picturesque village of Nether Silton. It is available freehold and with vacant possession.
The land extends over eight small parcels, rising from the access point off the public highway known as Mill Lane and extends in total to approximately 11.92 Ha (29.45 Ac), of which approximately 3.34 Ha (8.48 Ac) is meadowed.
The boundaries are stockproof and of hedge and fences with some mature trees. To the north the land borders gardens and the community playing field and school of Nether Silton.
The land offers a rare opportunity to acquire land for livestock, equestrian or amenity use in a sought after location.
10.0 Non SDA and 3.67 SDA Basic Payment Scheme entitlements are included within the sale and the vendor will endeavour to transfer the entitlements to the purchaser after completion. A claim has been made for the 2017 claim year.
Easements, Wayleaves and Rights of Way
The property or properties are sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, water, drainage, watercourses and other easements, quasi or reputed easements and rights of adjoining owners if any affecting the same and all existing and proposed wayleaves and all others matters registered by any competent authority subject to statute.
Sporting and Mineral Rights
All sporting and mineral rights will be excluded from the sale(s).
Measurements
All buildings have been measured using a digital mapping tool or electronic measuring tool unless otherwise specified. Land and field parcels measurements have been informed by digital mapping or Rural Land Registry plans.
Potential asbestos Presence
There may be asbestos present although George F White have not carried out any tests.
Public Rights of Way
There are a number of public rights of way crossing the properties within this brochure. Interested parties are advised to make their own investigations into the extent of said rights.
Overage Agreement
The property or properties will be sold subject to an overage agreement whereby 50% of any uplift in value attributed to planning permission for any use other than agricultural or equestrian over a term of 80 years triggered on either the implementation of planning permission or the sale with the benefit of planning permission.
Solicitor
Mr C Moore, Harrowells, Thirsk, 17 Finkle St, Thirsk YO7 1DB
Tel: 01845 522278
Email: Colin.Moore@harrowells.co.uk
Growing Crops
In relation to the vacant possession land, in addition to the purchase price, the purchaser will be required to pay for any growing crops, including cultivations, seeds, fertilisers, sprays, lime, new leys and acts of husbandry at cost or market value (whichever is the higher) and any items normally paid for at ingoing.
Basic Payment Scheme
George F White will charge a fee of £250 plus VAT for each transfer of entitlements made. The purchaser(s) will be required to indemnify the vendor against any breach of cross compliance for the remainder of the 2017 claim year.
Viewing
Strictly by prior appointment with George F White (Bedale office) on 01677 425301 or email bedale@georgefwhite.co.uk. Given the potential hazards of working farms we ask that you be as vigilant as possible when inspecting the property or properties.

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