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Four Hundred Farm, Benwick and Land At Parson's Land Drove, Hospital Road and Turf Fen, Doddington, Cambridgeshire, PE26 2XU

To rent: ROA|574.16 Acres|Farm, Commercial Land

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TO RENTROA
SIZE574.16 Acres
ADDRESSFour Hundred Farm, Benwick and Land At Parson's Land Drove, Hospital Road and Turf Fen, Doddington, Cambridgeshire, PE26 2XU
TYPEFarm, Commercial Land
TENURETo Let, Under Offer
POSTED ON3rd June 2024

Description

232.36 ha (574.16 acres) of arable land offered to the market to let in four lots under Farm Business Tenancies for an initial term of six years.

All Lots will be available to view on the following viewing days:17th April 2024 10am - 2pm and 1st May 2024 10am - 2pm

A representative of the letting agent will be available on the viewing days at Four Hundred Farm (Lot 1) and at Parson's Drove (Lot 2) within the farm buildings

INTRODUCTION
These exceptionally well maintained and rarely available parcels of arable land are offered to the market to let in four lots under Farm Business Tenancies for an initial term of six years.

LOT 1 - Four Hundred Farm, Benwick, extending in total, to approximately 90.29 hectares (223.11 acres), with approximately 86.00 ha (212.51 acres) of cropped arable land, as shown coloured pink on the attached plan, together with the range of farm buildings, as shown on inset plan 1.

LOT 2 - Parson's Land Drove, Doddington, extending in total to approximately 64.57 hectares (159.55 acres), with approximately 64.28 ha (158.84 acres) of cropped arable land as coloured blue on the attached plan, together with two farm buildings and yard area as shown on inset plan 2.

LOT 3 - Hospital Road, Doddington, extending in total to approximately 37.82 hectares (93.45 acres) with approximately 37.73 hectares (92.23 acres) of cropped arable land as coloured green on the attached plan.

LOT 4 - Turf Fen, Doddington, extending in total to approximately 39.68 hectares (98.05 acres), with approximately 37.84 ha (93.50 acres) of cropped arable land as coloured orange on the attached plan.
Applications from young farmers and new entrants are also invited.

THE LAND
LOT 1 -Four Hundred Farm, Benwick, comprising 10 parcels of Grade 1 arable farmland, with soils being principally of the Downholland 1 series, being Typical Humic-Alluvial Gley Soils. The land has been farmed under a sympathetic arable rotation.

LOT 2 - Parson's Land Drove, Doddington, comprising 7 parcels of Grade 2 arable farmland, split by Parson's Land Drove, with soils being principally of the Downholland 1 Series, being Typical Humic-Alluvial Gley Soils. The land has been farmed under a sympathetic arable rotation.

LOT 3 - Hospital Road, Doddington, comprising 7 parcels of Grade 2 arable farmland, with soils being principally of the Milton Series being a Gleyic Brown Calcerous earth. The land has been farmed under a sympathetic arable rotation.

LOT 4 - Turf Fen, Doddington, comprising 6 parcels of Grade 2 arable farmland, with soils being principally of the Downholland 1 series, being Typical Humic Alluvial Gley Soils. The land has been farmed under a sympathetic arable rotation.

ACCESS
Lot 1 - Four Hundred Farm, Benwick, is accessed from Benwick Road (B1096), through a gated access. There is a principle hard surfaced
internal track leading to the farmyard and farm buildings, with some further internal grass tracks/droves.

Lot 2 - Parson's Land Drove, Doddington, is accessed directly from Parson's Land Drove, with all field parcels fronting the Drove (Public Highway).

Lot 3 - Hospital Road, Doddington, is accessed from Hospital Road, with a principal grass track serving the land.

Lot 4 - Turf Fen, Doddington, is principally accessed through a gated access off the Doddington Road. A secondary access is available from Turf Fen Lane.

DRAINAGE RATES
Internal Drainage Rates/Charges apply and will be payable by the Tenant. A copy of the latest invoice is contained within the dataroom.

SUBLETTING/ ASSIGNMENT
The Tenant(s) is/are not permitted to sublet, assign, or share possession of the land or enter into any cropping licences with third parties.

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME AND CROSS COMPLIANCE
The Landlord reserves all the delinked income from the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS). The letting does not include any BPS entitlements or transfer of any de-linked payments.

COUNTRYSIDE STEWARDSHIP/ ENVIRONMENT SCHEMES
The land detailed within these particulars has previously been part of a Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier Agreement, although is not currently entered into any Environmental Stewardship Scheme. The land was part of an SFI 2022 scheme, which has now ended.
The Tenant(s) will be permitted to enter into a new Countryside Stewardship Scheme or Sustainable Farming Incentive agreement subject to the Landlords approval. Entering all of the land detailed within these particulars under a whole farm or whole Lot option is not permitted.

SERVICES
Lot 1 - Four Hundred Farm, Benwick; Single Phase Electricity, 250t Underfloor drier with diesel fan and LPG gas burner, diesel tanks, rainwater harvesting tanks providing 49,000L, No mains water.

Lot 2 - Parson's Land Drove, Doddington; Single Phase Electricity, mains water supply with 25,000L of stored water tanks.

Lot 4 - Turf Fen, Doddington; 10,000L Water storage tank.

ABSTRACTION LICENCE
Lot 4 (Turf Fen, Doddington), benefits from a Licence to Abstract Water to a maximum of 2,273 cubic meters per year, a copy of which is
contained within the data room.
There are no abstraction rights attached to Lots 1, 2 or 3.

LAND DRAINAGE and DITCHES
The land benefits from a well-maintained land drainage system the most recent of which was installed within fields 13b and 18.
The landowner has undertaken regular ditch maintenance over all lots and full details of ditching works undertaken together with detailed land drainage plans are set out within the dataroom.

WAYLEAVES AND EASEMENTS
The Landlord will retain all wayleave and easement payments over all Lots.
There are overhead power lines crossing lots 1, 2 and 4. There is a water supply located within the farmyard area of Lot 2 (Parson's Land Drove) .

SPORTING RIGHTS
Reserved to the Landlord. The Tenant(s) is/are permitted to undertake shooting of vermin.

RIGHTS OF WAY
Public Footpath 64/14 crosses part of Lot 3
There are no Public Rights of way crossing Lots 1, 2 or 4.

HOLDOVER
The Landlord reserves the following rights of holdover:

Crop Storage - The right to use buildings A, C, D and E at Lot 1 - Four Hundred farm, Benwick (including drying facilities) and Lot 2 - Parson's Land Farm buildings for the storage and loading out of in store crops until 30th April 2025.

Long Term Crop Storage - The right to use Buildings B and C for the storage and loading out of in store crops until 30th June 2025.

Sugar Beet - The right to harvest, store and remove all sugar beet crops. Storage and loading of crops along the track edge/headland of fields 2 and 3 within Lot 1 (Four Hundred Farm Benwick), and from fields 12 and 16 within Lot 3 (Hospital Road, Doddington). The Landlord also reserves the right to use the hard standing within the farm yard area of Lot 1 (Four Hundred Farm, Benwick). It is anticipated that Sugar Beet will be moved by 30th November 2024, but the Landlord reserves a right of holdover until 31st January 2025.

Machinery Storage - The right to store machinery within Buildings F, I, J and K at Four Hundred Farm, Benwick (Lot 1) until 30th July 2025.
Machinery Auction - The right to conduct a machinery auction within the farmyard, buildings and adjoining land within Lot 1 (Four Hundred Farm).

INFORMATION PACK / DATA ROOM
An information pack is available to all interested parties via an online Data Room and contains:
Plans of Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4
5 Years cropping history
Soil Analysis
Application records
Drainage Plans
Tender Form
Draft Farm Business Tenancy
Drainage charges

TENANCY AGREEMENTS
The Land will be let in up to four Farm Business Tenancies. The basic Tenancy terms will make provision for the following (amongst others):
Six-year term from 29th September 2024
Rent to be payable half yearly in advance on 29th September and 25th March
No whole farm stewardship or SFI options
No Energy crops to be grown
Full Repairing and Insuring
3 yearly rent reviews

EARLY ENTRY
The incoming Tenant(s) will be permitted to take early entry at their own risk, where there are no holdover provisions.

VIEWING
All Lots will be available to view on the following viewing days:
17th April 2024 10am - 2pm
1st May 2024 10am - 2pm
A representative of the letting agent will be available on the viewing days at Four Hundred Farm (Lot 1) and at Parson's Drove (Lot 2) within the farm buildings.
If you are unable to view on either of the above viewing days and wish to view, please contact the letting agent; Tel: 01480 213811

FORM OF TENDER
Applicants should complete the Tender Forms within the Information Pack and return the same via post or email to: James Bailey, Brown and Co, The Fairways, Wyboston Lakes, Great North Road, Wyboston, Bedfordshire, MK44 3AL / james.bailey@brown-co.com
All Tender submissions must include a proposed cropping plan for the intial term (6 years) and supporting information. Tenders to be submitted by 12 noon Friday 17th May 2024.

RECORD OF CONDITION
Prior to completion of the Tenancy agreement(s) a photographic record of condition will be completed and annexed to the Tenancy agreement(s) including soil records.

NEAREST POSTCODES/ WHAT3WORDS
Lot 1 (Four Hundred Farm) PE26 2XU / PUDDINGS.MULLED.MERCHANT
Lot 2 (Parson's Land Drove ) PE15 0UD / WINTER.HARSH.PODS
Lot 3 (Hospital Road) PE15 0SL / SERIES.REPAIR.FEAR
Lot 4 (Turf Fen) PE15 0SU / FOLDERS.BASICS.SECURING

VALUE ADDED TAX (VAT)
Should any letting of the land or any rights attached become a chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT, such tax will be payable by the Tenant(s).

STATUTORY DESIGNATIONS
All of the land within these particulars is detailed as being within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ).
There are no other Statutory Designations so far as the Landlord is aware.

PLANS and AREAS
The plans attached to these particulars are prepared as carefully as possible by reference to the Ordnance Survey (OS) data and the Rural Land Register (RLR). The plans are published for illustrative purposes only and although they are believed to be correct their accuracy cannot be guaranteed or relied upon.

BOUNDARIES
The Tenant(s) shall be deemed to have inspected and have full knowledge of all boundaries and neither the Landlord nor the letting agents will be responsible for defining the boundaries.
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.

DISPUTES
Should any disputes arise in relation to any matters relating to these particulars, or the interpretation thereof, the matter will be referred to an arbitrator who will be appointed by the letting agent.

HEALTH and SAFETY
Given the potential hazards we would ask that you be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection of the property for your own personal safety.

INGOING VALUATION
The incoming Tenant in respect of Lot 1 shall be required to purchase all fuel stocks (if any) at cost.

SUGAR BEET QUOTA
The Landlord currently has a 3,400t sugar beet quota with British Sugar and subject to British Sugars consent this may be available by separate negotiation. For the avoidance of doubt the quota is not included as part of any letting. ( Agency Pilot Software ref: 439565 )

Location

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Location: Four Hundred Farm, Benwick and Land At Parson's Land Drove, Hospital Road and Turf Fen, Doddington, Cambridgeshire, PE26 2XU

Huntingdon (7.3 miles)

Whittlesea (8.3 miles)

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