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234.70 Ac(94.98 Ha)
Guide price £2,100,000

Land at Minchins FarmOngar Road, Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1JB

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Productive Grade 2 arable land
  • Good sized fields
  • Excellent access
  • Available as a whole
  • About 234.7 acres

A productive block of good quality farm land in an accessible location. In all about 234.70 acres.

About this property

  • Minchins Farm represents an attractive investment opportunity to purchase a productive block of high value farm land in mid-Essex located immediately adjacent to the A120 dual carriageway, linking Essex to Stansted Airport and the Midlands and also the east coast.

    The land is a compact block of mainly arable land lying to the south of the A120 dual carriageway and to the west of the B184 road to High Roding and Chelmsford.

    The land is classified by DEFRA as Grade 2 with the soil type being a combination of Ludford, Hanslope and Stretham soil series being deep well drained loam. The land is registered for the Basic Payment Scheme and the relevant entitlements will transfer with the sale.

    A typical crop rotation of the land includes winter wheat, winter oats and beans. The land has consistently produced yields of about 3.75 tonnes per acre for wheats. The land is understood to have been drained but no plans are available.

    A by-way divides the field OS9216 to the west with access being provided via a gateway adjacent to the A120 and an access track into the field.

    A post and rail fence along the line AB will be erected by the outgoing tenant after completion.

Local information

  • Great Dunmow 1.5 miles
  • Thaxted 7 miles
  • Chelmsford 13 miles
  • Stansted Airport 5 miles
  • London Liverpool Street Station from 47 minutes
  • (All times and distances are approximate).
  • Minchins Farm is located on the A120 corridor just outside the market town of Great Dunmow and with excellent access to Braintree and Colchester to the east, Chelmsford to the south and Stansted Airport and Cambridge to the west and north.
  • The land is accessed off the B184 Road between Dunmow and High Roding with some of the land being accessed also from Pharisee Green and via a series of hard tracks which cross the holding.
  • Stansted provides international flight facilities direct main line rail services to London Liverpool Street as well as excellent road services via the M11 to the Midlands and the A120 to the east linking onto the A12, some 23 miles to the east.

Additional information

  • Method of Sale - Minchins Farm is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole.
  • Tenure & Possession - The farm is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession.
  • Timing - The vendor will be seeking exchange of contracts within 21 days of the purchaser's solicitor receiving a draft sale contract. The purchaser will be required to pay a 10% deposit on exchange of contracts and a further 10% deposit should early entry be required.
  • Sporting, Minerals & Timber - In so far as they are owned by the vendor, rights of sporting, mineral and timber are included in the sale. All such rights are believed to be owned by the Vendor.
  • Basic Payment Scheme - The land is registered under the current Basic Payment Scheme (BPS). The Vendor will make reasonable endeavours to transfer the relevant entitlements to the purchaser after completion of the sale. The 2019 payment will be retained by the farmer.
  • Environmental Schemes - The land is not subject to any environmental schemes.
  • Ingoing Valuation - Depending on the date of completion of the sale, there may be an ingoing valuation in respect of growing crops. Please refer to the Vendor's agents.
  • Easements, Covenants, Rights of Way and Restrictions - The property is sold subject to, or with the benefit of all existing wayleaves, easements, quasi-easements, rights of way, covenants and restrictions whether mentioned in these particulars or not.
  • The property is subject to a number of footpaths which cross the land at various points, plans of which are available from the vendor's agent. A public by-way goes through the land dividing the majority of the land from the western most field.
  • Boundaries, Plans, Areas, Schedules and Disputes - The boundaries are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. The purchaser will be deemed to have full knowledge of the boundaries and any error or mistake shall not annul the sale, or entitle any party to compensation in respect thereof.
  • Should any dispute arise as to boundaries or any points arise on the general remarks and the stipulations, particulars, schedules, plan or the interpretation of any of them, such questions shall be referred to the selling agent whose decision acting as expert shall be final.
  • Local Authority Uttlesford District Council, Council Offices, London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4ER
  • Solicitor - Birketts, Kingfisher House, 1 Gilders Way, Off Barrack Street, Norwich NR3 1UB
  • Anti-Money Laundering - In accordance with the Money Laundering Regulations 2017, once an offer has been accepted, the purchaser will be required to provide proof of identity and address prior to the instruction of solicitors.
  • VAT - Any guide price quoted or discussed is exclusive of VAT. In the event that a sale of the property or any part thereof, or any right attached to it becomes a chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT, such tax will be payable in addition.
  • Viewings - Strictly by appointment through Savills, Chelmsford Tel. 01245 293258 (Gi d'Angibau)
  • Health & Safety - Given the potential hazards of a working farm, we would ask you to be as vigilant as possible when inspecting the holding for your own personal safety, in particular around open ditches and drains.
  • Directions: Postcode: CM6 1JN
  • EPC Exempt