Productive Grade 3 commercial arable farm between Sleaford and Grantham
The farm is sold freehold as a whole by Private Treaty. Vacant possession will be available on completion subject to a holdover as detailed in these particulars.
The farm has the benefit of a modern grain store which is located just to the east of Kelby and is approached by a beautiful tree lined concrete driveway ending with a large concrete apron in front of the grain store giving plenty of turning area and space for the storage of equipment.
The Beckside on floor grain store has a capacity of 1,800 tonnes and dimensions of 36.8 m x 24.8 m, steel frame with drive on ventilated floor in two bays, the third bay is solid concrete floor, steel grain walling, profile steel cladding and roof, roller shutter doors, timber central duct and fan house.
In the yard there is ample storage at both the front and rear elevations of the grain store.
The majority of the land is arable but with some pasture, woodland, and new tree plantings.
The land is mainly located within a ring fence with plenty of field openings allowing easy access. The topography of the farm is gently undulating and the highest point on the farm is on its western boundary being situated 91 m above sea level with far reaching views over the surrounding countryside. The Agricultural Land Classification of England and Wales shows the land as mainly coming under the Elmton 3 and Ragdale Series. The current farming regime revolves around combinable cropping rotation but some of the land has been down to temporary grass leys for sheep grazing and approximately 185.18 acres (74.94 hectares) has been let under a seasonal cropping licence for the growing of forage maize this crop is due to be removed no later than 30th September 2019.
There is also a Countryside Stewardship Middle Tier Scheme covering the farm with an Agreement Reference of 646412 and the agreement end date is 31.12.2023.
Holme Farm, although a productive arable farm, also has a high level of amenity and sporting potential. Existing woodlands and new woodland plantings have been strategically planted to benefit wildlife habitat and create an excellent family shoot. The shooting rights are to be retained for the 2019/2020 season along with the existing game covers.
There is an additional parcel of around 300 acres to the south of Kelby that could be available under a Contract Farming Agreement or a Farm Business Tenancy, subject to negotiations.
The vendor requires holdover on the grain store for the storage of crops. Vacant possession will then be given no later than 30th February 2020. Holdover will be required for the shooting rights and shoot covers until the middle of February 2020.
In addition to the purchase price, the purchaser(s) will take over and pay for all growing crops, cultivations, stocks and stores at valuation. Payment is to be made upon completion at a figure assessed by the vendor's valuer based upon CAAV rates or contractor's rates where applicable and invoice costs of seeds, fertiliser and sprays applied plus enhancement value.
Nitrate Vulnerable Zone
The land is situated within a Surface Water Nitrate Vulnerable Zone and is subject to the usual restrictions.
Please refer to the printed brochure for details on Environmental Stewardship Schemes, Basic Payment Scheme, Woodland Grant Scheme and further general remarks and stipulations.
A quality commercial arable farm with an 1,800 tonne, on floor drying, grain storeSam Thomas