Savills | Abbey Farm, Woodwalton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 5YL | Property for sale
368.55 Ac(149.15 Ha)
Guide price £3,650,000(฿159,004,983)

Abbey FarmWoodwalton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 5YL

  • Freehold

Key features

  • High yielding commercial farmland
  • Historic grassland and amenity woodland
  • Large 4 bedroom bungalow
  • Farm buildings providing 900 tonnes of grain storage
  • Former agricultural buildings let on commercial terms
  • Vacant possession over the majority of the property available upon completion

An equipped arable farm located to the east of the A1(M) between Alconbury and Sawtry in Cambridgeshire.

About this property

  • Offers

    Due to the level of interest in the property, we have been instructed to ask for offers for Abbey Farm by 12 noon on Friday 17th June 2022.

    Introduction

    Located to the east of Alconbury and Sawtry in Cambridgeshire and within 2 miles of Junction 15 of the A1(M), Abbey Farm offers prospective purchasers an excellent opportunity to acquire a productive, equipped arable farm including a dwelling, farm buildings and former agricultural buildings let on commercial terms for light industrial use. Vacant possession over the majority of the property will be available upon completion.

    Divided into 10 large arable fields, the land is well suited to modern cereal production with easy access onto the B1090 and beyond, to the A1(M) running between Peterborough to the north and Huntingdon to the south.

    Abbey Farm Bungalow

    Located to the east of Alconbury and Sawtry in Cambridgeshire and within 2 miles of Junction 15 of the A1(M), Abbey Farm offers prospective purchasers an excellent opportunity to acquire a productive, equipped arable farm including a dwelling, farm buildings and former agricultural buildings let on commercial terms for light industrial use. Vacant possession over the majority of the property will be available upon completion.

    Divided into 10 large arable fields, the land is well suited to modern cereal production with easy access onto the B1090 and beyond, to the A1(M) running between Peterborough to the north and Huntingdon to the south.

    Buildings

    Located opposite Abbey Farm Bungalow are the farm buildings which comprise:-

    * Steel portal framed central building housing 10 x 50 tonne grain bins
    * Lean-to with a capacity for 400 tonnes of grain on a solid concrete floor
    * Lean-to used as a general purpose store
    * Open fronted 2 bay portal framed implement shed to the rear of the grain store

    To the north of Abbey Farm Bungalow are a series of brick built former agricultural buildings. These are workshops for a car fabrication business. Adjoining the workshops are timber framed offices owned by the same tenant which are to be removed by the tenant at the end of the lease. The lease is short term and outside the provisions of the 1954 Act. Further details are available on request.

    Land

    The land at Abbey Farm extends to approximately 368.55 acres (149.15 hectares) of which 325.82 acres (131.86 hectares) is farmed within an arable rotation with 29.39 acres (11.893 hectares) being laid to grass.

    The arable land is underdrained and is split by an IDB dyke running through the property. Access over which is via a bridge to the north of the farm buildings. The fields are easily accessable from the main driveway or from a central track running through the spine of the farm. With an average field size of over 32 acres, Abbey Farm represents an efficient holding for modern farming methods.

    The majority of land is classified as Grade 3 with small areas being classified as Grade 2 on the Provisional Agriculture Land Classification Maps. According to the Soil Map of England and Wales, the soils are of the Hanslope Series being a slowly permeable clay based soil. These soils will produce high yielding cereal crops when conditions allow.

    The grassland is fenced by the current sub-tenant (and may be removed by him if the tenancy is not continued). The land is designated as a scheduled monument as it is the site of the former Sawtry Abbey – the only recorded Cistercian monastery in Cambridgeshire.

    To the west of the buildings is a telecoms mast let on a full 1954 Act tenancy to On Tower UK Limited for a period of 10 years from 19th December 2016.

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Additional information

  • Directions: The entrance to the main driveway leading from the B1090 can be found using the What3Words location service under the reference:- bend.paddlers.handle
  • EPC Rating = D