Top & Middle Hakes Farm, West Fen, March, Cambridgeshire, PE15 0AN | Property for sale | Savills
264.34 Ac(106.97 Ha)
Guide price £2,250,000(€2,565,475)

Top & Middle Hakes FarmWest Fen, March, Cambridgeshire, PE15 0AN

  • Sold
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Sold in May 2023
  • Grade 1 soils
  • Abstraction licence for 12,138 cum of water
  • Three ranges of farm buildings
  • Three bedroom bungalow (subject to AOC)

An equipped farm of approximately 264 acres of top quality Grade 1 soils capable of supporting a full range of cropping options

About this property

  • Offers for the farm are invited by 12 noon on Wednesday 30th November 2022.

    Top & Middle Hakes Farm is located in the highly fertile Cambridgeshire Fens approximately 3 miles to the east of the village of Turves and 4 miles to the west of the town of March. Access to the farm is via a track leading from the Whittlesey Road. In all, Top & Middle Hakes Farm extends to 264.34 acres (106.98 hectares) and offers an attractive agricultural opportunity to farmers and investors alike.

    The land at Top & Middle Hakes Farm has been well farmed by a contractor on behalf of the outgoing tenant. The land is classified as Grade 1 on the Land Classification Maps of England and Wales with the soils described as being of the Downholland Series, a deep stoneless humose clayey soil. As you head west through the farm, the fields benefit from a higher silt content. The quality of soils are such that they support the full range of cropping options.

    The fields are well accessed from internal tracks, bounded by drainage dykes and are of a size conducive to modern, efficient farming. The land is all under drained, plans of which are available from the selling agents. In recent years the land has been sympathetically cropped in a rotation including wheat, oilseed rape, sugar beet and potatoes.

    The farm is offered for sale with the benefit of a summer abstraction licence for 12,138 cum of water per annum. Further information is available from the selling agents.

    Located beside the hardcore track running close to the eastern boundary of the farm are three ranges of buildings:-

    1. A four bay general purpose store built using a steel frame with block walling to 1.5m over a concrete floor. This is used to store grain.
    2. A dilapidated brick-built barn with timber-framed cart sheds attached.
    3. A pair of adjoining general purpose storage buildings previously used for processing crops.

    Towards the eastern boundary of the farm and adjoining the River Nene is Top Hakes Farm Bungalow. Built using brick under a tiled roof, the accommodation includes a kitchen, utility, reception room, three bedrooms and a bathroom. A garden surrounds the house with a garden shed and parking at the front. The bungalow is let on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy.

    Top Hakes Farm Bungalow was built subject to an agricultural occupancy condition limiting its occupation to ‘persons employed locally in agriculture as defined in Section 290(I) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971 or in forestry, and the dependants of such persons'.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

Additional information

  • Directions: Post code – PE15 0AN What3Words - The entrance to the track leading to the farm can be found using the What3Words location service under the reference tenses.towel.daunting
  • EPC Rating: D