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Solitaire Farm, Drove Road, Gamlingay, Sandy, Cambridgeshire, SG19 3NY

For sale: £940,000.00|3 |Farm, Residential, Commercial Land

Property details

FOR SALE£940,000.00
SIZE3
ADDRESSSolitaire Farm, Drove Road, Gamlingay, Sandy, Cambridgeshire, SG19 3NY
TYPEFarm, Residential, Commercial Land
TENUREUnder Offer, For Sale Freehold
POSTED ON19th March 2024

Description

INTRODUCTION
Solitaire Farm offers a rare opportunity to purchase a smallholding including a three-bedroom farmhouse, subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition, range of modern agricultural buildings all set 3.83 hectares (9.44 acres) of agricultural land including a small caravan and campsite.

LOCATION
Solitaire Farm is located within the county of Cambridgeshire on the edge of the village of Gamlingay. The Property is approximately 6.8 miles south east of St Neots, 7.3 miles north east of Biggleswade and 13.8 miles north west from Royston.

The postcode for Solitaire Farm is SG19 3NY.

THE FARMHOUSE
Solitaire Farmhouse comprises a three-bedroom detached dwelling of red brick under slate construction with a large garden to the front and rear.
The accommodation comprises an entrance hallway, lounge with open fire, dining room, farmhouse kitchen with oil fired range and newly fitted units and worktops, utility room, farm office and WC on the ground floor, with three bedrooms, one with ensuite shower room and fitted wardrobes, and a family bathroom on the first floor. The living accommodation extends to approximately 190 sq m (2,045 sq ft).

Externally, the property benefits from a large front and rear garden principally laid to lawn with mature shrubs and trees.
Please note that the dwelling is subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition.

THE YARD and BUILDINGS
The farmyard and buildings are accessed over the main farm drive adjacent to the Farmhouse leading to a hardcore yard and range of buildings. Further details of each building are as follows:
Building A: Farm shop and cutting room with cold store.
Building B: Block built mono-pitched store with 1 open fronted bay used for storage, central bay benefiting from double doors used as farm workshop and principle building currently used as pig housing. There is an additional block built, open fronted lean-to on the rear of the building currently used as weaner housing.
Building C: 4-bay steel portal frame, general purpose building with box profile cladding and concrete floor constructed in 2018.
Building D: 3 bay open fronted steel portal frame building with concrete floor, constructed in 2017.
Building E: 6 bay open fronted pole barn with galvanised sheet roof and cladding. Timber clad storage building, to the rear of Building C, part used for farm storage, part converted to provide unisex shower and washroom facilities for the caravan and campsite facility.

THE LAND
The Property benefits from 3.10 hectares (7.65 acres) of agricultural land as shaded pink on the plan enclosed. The land is identified as being Grade 3 on the Ministry of Agriculture Land Classification Sheet with the soils being of the Bearsted 1 series, being freely draining loam soils suitable for a range of spring and autumn sown crops and grass.

With direct access onto Drove Road, approximately 0.30 hectares (0.74 acres) of the land has permission for and is used as a caravan/campsite with 5 caravans and up to 9 tent pitches permitted. The campsite has a diary of bookings throughout the summer of 2024 which could be made available to the Purchaser.

ACCESS
Solitaire Farmhouse is accessed directly off Drove Road with the gated access to the farmyard along the farm drive. The land can be accessed both through the farmyard and also via gateways off Waresley Road and Drove Road.

SERVICES
Solitaire Farmhouse benefits from mains water, electricity, oil fired range heating and a septic tank.

There is single-phase electricity and mains water to the buildings and yard.

There is an array of solar panels on the roof of the farmhouse which generate electricity for the Property.

GENERAL REMARKS and STIPULATIONS TENURE and POSSESSION
The Property is being sold freehold with vacant possession upon completion and subject to any rights and easements as described in these particulars.

METHOD OF SALE
The property is offered for sale as a whole by Private Treaty. The Vendor reserves the right to conclude the sale by an alternative method, at their discretion.

The Purchaser will be required to exchange contracts within 28 working days of receipt of a draft contract by the Purchaser's solicitor, with completion by agreement. A 10% deposit will be payable upon exchange of contracts.

INFORMATION PACK
An Information Pack is available to all interested parties via an online Data Room. Access to the Data Room will be granted following priorregistration with the Vendor's Agents.

AGRICULTURAL OCCUPANCY CONDITION
The dwelling is subject to an agricultural occupancy restriction on the property which states "the occupation of the dwelling shall be limited to a person solely or mainly employed in the locality in agriculture as defined in Section 290(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971, or in forestry (including any dependents of such person residing with him) or a widow or widower of such person".

OVERAGE
The Property will be sold subject to an overage clause whereby the vendor will be entitled to 25% uplift and the value over a period of 30 years. In the event that planning consent is obtained for any nonagricultural or non-equestrian uses. The overage will be triggered upon the sale of the Property, or part of, with the benefit of planning consent or the implementation of any such consent.

SPORTING, TIMBER and MINERAL RIGHTS
The sporting, timber and mineral rights are included in the freehold.

WAYLEAVES, EASEMENTS and RIGHTS OF WAY
The Property is being sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights including rights of way whether public or private, light, sport, drainage, water and electricity suppliers and other rights obligations, easements and quasi-easements and restrictive covenants and all existing and proposed wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains, water and gas or other pipes whether referred to in these particulars or not.

LAND REGISTRY
The Property is registered under Land Registry Title CB330596.

DRAINAGE RATES
The land is subject to an Environment Agency General Drainage Chargeat the prevailing rate.

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME
The Vendor will retain all De-Linked Basic Payment Scheme payments relating to the land from the 2024 claim year until the scheme comes to an end in 2027.

ENVIRONMENTAL and COUNTRYSIDE STEWARDSHIP SCHEMES
The land is not currently subject to any Environmental or Countryside Stewardship Schemes.

NITRATE VULNERABLE ZONE
The Property is situated within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ).

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE
Solitaire Farmhouse - Band D

COUNCIL TAX
Solitaire Farmhouse - Council Tax Band E - £2,705.27 (2023/2024)

VIEWING and HEALTH AND SAFETY
The Property can be viewed strictly by appointment only with the Vendor's Agents (Brown and Co) Telephone number: 01480 213811

As a high health status, working pig farm, biosecurity is paramount and as such, any interested parties must be at least 48 hours pig-free prior to viewing and will be required to sign a declaration to confirm this.

People viewing the Property should be careful and vigilant whilst on the Property. Neither the Vendor nor the Vendor's Agents are responsible for the safety of those viewing the Property and accordingly those viewing the Property do so at their own risk.

ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING
In accordance with the most recent anti money laundering legislation the Purchaser will be required to provide proof of identity and address to the Vendor's Agent once an offer has been submitted and accepted (subject to contract) prior to solicitors being instructed.

BOUNDARIES
The Purchaser shall be deemed to have full knowledge of all boundaries and neither the Vendor nor the Vendor's Agents will be responsible the defining boundaries or their ownership.
Any red line boundaries shown on photographs are for illustrative purposes only and do not represent the actual boundary and are not to be relied upon.

FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
All fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale unless specifically referred to in these particulars.

DISPUTES
Should any dispute arise as to the boundaries or any point arising in the General Remarks and Stipulations or Particulars of Sale, schedule, plan or interpretation of any of them. The question shall be referred an Arbitrator to be appointed by the Vendor's Agents, whose decision acting as expert shall be final.

PLANS, AREAS and SCHEDULES
These are prepared as carefully as possible by referenced additional OS data and the Land Registry. These plans are published for illustrative purposes only and although they are believed to be a correct that accuracy cannot be guaranteed.

LOCAL AUTHORITY AND LOCAL PLANNING AUTHORITY
South Cambridgeshire District Council, South Cambridgeshire Hall,
Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, Cambridge, CB23 6EA.

VENDOR'S AGENTS
Brown and Co
The Fairways, Wyboston Lakes
Great North Road, Wyboston
Bedfordshire MK44 3AL

Contact:
James Bailey james.bailey@brown-co.com 07801 311326
Ella Redrup ella.redrup@brown-co.com 07867 442234

VENDOR'S SOLICITORS
Tees Law
Building Three
The Journey Campus
Castle Hill
Cambridge
CB3 0AN

Contact:
Alexander Waples - alexander.waples@teeslaw.com
01279 213256

Small holding with 3-bedroom detached farmhouse

Subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition

Range of livestock buildings

All set within 3.83 hectares (9.45 acres) ( Agency Pilot Software ref: 438634 )

Location

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Location: Solitaire Farm, Drove Road, Gamlingay, Sandy, Cambridgeshire, SG19 3NY

Sandy (4.7 miles)

St Neots (5.0 miles)

Biggleswade (6.3 miles)

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