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Barnby Moor Ltd, Retford Road, Barnby Moor, Retford, DN22

Guide Price
£4,700,000

Farm for sale in Barnby Moor

Best and Final Offers on the 21st July 2021 at 12 noon
A well equipped commercial arable unit with borehole irrigation and underground infrastructure along with full farm steading including grain storage and drying floor extending to approximately 185.17 hectares (457.56 acres).

We have set a closing date by which people can offer for the above property. Please find attached the cover letter, offer form and sales particulars.

Offers should be submitted by email (ellieexelby@georgefwhite.co.uk ) or by post to George F White’s Bedale Office (c/o Ellie Exelby, George F White, 9 South End, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 2BJ), no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 21st July 2021.

Comprising of;

169.43 Ha (418.65 Ac) of arable land
10.77 Ha (26.63 Ac) of permanent grassland
0.60 Ha (1.49 Ac) of steading including two principal farm buildings
3.89 Ha (9.61 Ac) of woodland and shelter belt
0.48 Ha (1.18 Ac) of other miscellaneous features including tracks
Grain storage capacity of approximately 2,000 tonnes.

Business available as a whole and for sale by private treaty.

General Description
The sale of Grange Farm (Barnby Moor) Ltd presents purchasers the opportunity to acquire a fully operational farming business. Assets include farm land, steading and BPS entitlements.

The farm land held by Grange Farm (Barnby Moor) Ltd is a productive 185.17 Ha (457.56 Ac) block of predominantly arable land which benefits from a borehole irrigation system and an equipped farm steading.

The Area
Barnby Moor lies between Retford and Bawtry on the A638 Great North Road. Doncaster, Sheffield and Lincoln are within comfortable commuting distance.

The A1(M) passes the village approximately one mile to the west of the property giving excellent access for commuting north or south and giving access to the wider motorway network.

Barnby Moor has amenities including the Ye Olde Bell Hotel and Spa as well as a highly regarded Indian restaurant and a traditional village pub. Further shopping and dining facilities are available in both Retford and Bawtry.

The Buildings
There are two large agricultural buildings on the main farm steading that are surrounded by an immaculate concrete yard.

The largest of the buildings extends to a gross external area of approximately 943m². It has a steel portal framed structure, a solid brick wall outer skin with reinforced concrete walls internally including grain wall dividers with a capacity of storing approximately 2,000 tonnes of grain, of which approximately 750 tonnes benefits from a drying floor. There are two substantial electric roller doors that provide access at the south of the building.

On the north of this building is a lean-to which was once used for cattle housing extending to a gross external area of approximately 338m².

The second building is used as a straw shed extending to a gross external area of approximately 245m². It is open sided on its east and south elevations.

There is a timber framed building with a concrete base located in the grass paddocks on the east of the farm. This building is included in the sale of Grange Farm (Barnby Moor) Ltd. The other buildings located in the grass paddocks will be removed upon sale as they are owned and occupied by the grazier.

The Land
The land is predominantly sandy soils and capable of growing premium root crops. The land lies between 10 metres and 30 metres above sea-level. The arable fields are reasonably sized. Some of which could be joined to make larger fields, subject to necessary consents.

The permanent grass fields are more limited in size and are more suited to amenity use than scaled livestock farming.

The majority of the land is Grade 3. According to the Agricultural Land Classification, this land has few limitations which affect the choice of crops, timing, and type of cultivation, harvesting or the level of yield.

The easterly field parcels are Grade 2. According to the Agricultural Land Classification, this is land with minor limitations that affect crop yield, cultivations or harvesting. A wide range of agricultural and horticultural crops can usually be grown.

Irrigation
There are two boreholes within the sale of Grange Farm (Barnby Moor) Ltd. The boreholes and underground irrigation network is marked on the plan shown within these particulars titled ‘Features and Services’. The boreholes are serviced by mains electricity.

The abstraction period is between 1 March and 31 October inclusive each calendar year. The current irrigation licence was issued on 6 March 2018. It states, until 31 March 2024 the irrigation rate is 1,091m³ per day or, 146,610m³ per year.

Other Services
The predominant farmyard benefits from three phase electricity, and a mains water supply.

The grass paddocks have a mains water troughed supply.

Woodland
The woodland provides shelter for the paddocks on the east of the farm. There is a separate block of woodland positioned on the highest point of the farm, which is in the centre of the holding.

Access
The majority of the field parcels have gated access from the public highway. Those field parcels that are not adjacent to the public highway are accessed along farm tracks.

Planning Context
The land and buildings are located in an excellent, edge of village location.

The purchaser should seek their own advice in terms of the likelihood of future development.

Rights and Easements
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, water, drainage, water courses and other easements, quasi or reputed easements and rights of adjoining owners, if any, affecting the same and all existing and proposed wayleaves or other matters registered by any competent authority subject to statute.

There is a main line electricity network crossing the western field parcels as well as an underground gas pipe, see plan. There is a network of smaller electric poles which cross the property that are on a wayleave agreement. An annual wayleave payment is made to the business.

There are no public footpaths present at Grange Farm (Barnby Moor) Ltd.

There is a third party right of way across the southern boundary of the farmyard in favour of the freehold owner of the adjacent property, The Stables.

Sporting Rights
The sporting rights are included in the freehold ownership of the property; however, they are thought to have very little commercial value given the layout of the land.

Mineral Rights
We note that the mines and minerals are not included in the freehold ownership of Grange Farm on the following Land Titles:
• NT222313
• NT285259
• NT408902
• NT411818
• NT411809 – Restrictive Covenant to the National Coal Board

There are mineral reserves available on the east of the farm.

Occupation
There is a Farm Business Tenancy in relation to 156.96 hectares (387.85 acres) inclusive of the main farm steading and buildings. The tenancy will end on the 15th October 2021.

A grazing licence relates to the grass paddocks at the east of the farm totalling 8.93 hectares (22.07 acres).

The remaining 18.93 hectares (46.77 acres) is farmed in-hand on cropping contracts.

Further information is available on request within the Information Pack.

Basic Payment Scheme
The Vendor, and the FBT Tenant have claimed the Basic Payment Scheme for the 2021 scheme year. Therefore the Purchaser(s) will be required to sign an indemnification that they will maintain the land in good agricultural and environmental condition and follow the rules of Basic Payment Scheme and Cross Compliance Regulations.

Further to this indemnification, the Vendor will hold the Purchaser(s) liable should the Vendor be penalised for any breach of Cross Compliance.

There will be in the region of 180 Non - SDA Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements included in the sale of the Limited Company.

Method of Sale
The land is the remaining asset of Grange Farm (Barnby Moor) Ltd and it is the Limited Company that is being offered for sale. Assets will include the land, buildings and Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements.

Purchasers should note they are purchasing the farming Company and the Stamp Duty Land Tax will be charged. Purchasers should make their own enquiries as to tax liabilities in purchasing the Company.

A closing date for offers may be fixed and interested parties are advised to register their interest with the Selling Agents.

The Vendors shall not be bound to accept the highest or indeed any offer. Offers in writing should be submitted to the Selling Agents.

Local Authority
Nottinghamshire County Council

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Viewings
Viewings are strictly by prior appointment with George F. White.

Contact 0333 920 2220 or email sales@georgefwhite.co.uk to arrange an appointment.

Directions
If heading from the A1(M) take junction J34 and follow the B6045 road to Blyth. At the first mini roundabout, take the first exit along the A634 Reford Road to Barnby Moor. Approximately, 1 mile from Barnby Moor the land straddles either side of the A634 road.

When you reach the junction in Barnby Moor, turn left, and the gateway for the buildings is 50 yards on the left.

Property Ref: 628734_BAC210210

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