For Sale by Formal Tender - to be received by 20th June 2013
Farmland & buildings known as Highlands Farm
As a whole or in 2 Lots
½ a mile from the villages of Ripley and Send Marsh, 5 miles from Woking and Guildford And 3 miles from Junction 10 of the M25
Highlands Farm is very conveniently situated, lying between the villages of Ripley and Send Marsh, just off the A3, and about 3 miles south west of Junction 10 of the M25. The market town of Woking is 5 miles to the north west and the county town of Guildford is also about 5 miles away, to the south west.
Communications are excellent, not only by road but also by rail, there being mainline stations at Guildford and Woking. There is also a regular bus service to both towns.
Highlands Farm comprises in total about 53 acres (21.45 hectares) of predominately pasture land together with associated buildings. It lies in a very convenient and much sought-after location where any significant amount of land is rarely available to purchase. The buildings include a range of loose boxes and the land has been grazed by horses as well as having crops of hay and haylage taken off it. Lot 1 in particular would lend itself to equestrian use subject to any planning permission that might be required.
Lot 1 (coloured red on the plan) - Guide Price £350,000
A block of about 23 acres (9.3 hectares) of pasture land, roughly in the middle of which is a group of buildings. Access to the land and buildings is along a track leading from Portsmouth Road, to the north east. The track runs through the land to the buildings and beyond. The buyer of Lot 2 will have a right of access over the part of the track as shown coloured brown on the plan.
The land is bordered by a stream along the west side, whilst there are predominately woods along the southern and eastern boundaries. To the north is Lot 2.
There are a number of paddocks bordering the stream to the west, whilst the remainder of the land is in larger fields. The soil is predominately a sandy loam. It is classified Grade 3 on the Agricultural Land Classification map for England & Wales.
The buildings being sold as part of the property are as follows:
1. Pole Barn with corrugated tin monopitch roof and side cladding. Approximately 68’ x 52’ (20.75m x 16m) with extension approx. 48’ x 32’ (14.5m x 9.75m);
2. Timber framed 6 bay barn with corrugated tin pitched roof and cladding, approx. 60’ x 40’ (18m x 12m), in poor repair;
3. 5 bay timber framed implement shed with corrugated tin monopitch roof, approximately 75’ x 14’ (23m x 4.25m);
4. Timber framed enclosed workshop building with corrugated tin monopitch roof and side cladding with double doors. Concrete floor. Approximately 40’ x 20’ (12m x 6m);
5. Row of 4 stables and a tack room, timber framed with corrugated tin monopitch roof and side cladding. Concrete floor. Approximately 45’ x 18’ (13.8m x 5.5m);
6. Adjoining stable of concrete block and timber with a corrugated tin monopitch roof. Concrete floor. Approximately 25’ x 18’ (7.5m x 5.5m);
7. Adjoining 2 bay open-fronted implement shed of timber frame with corrugated tin monopitch roof. Concrete floor. Approximately 27’ x 18’ (8.25m x 5.5m);
8. Adjoining row of 2 stables of timber frame with corrugated tin monopitch roof and side cladding. Concrete floor. Approximately 25’ x 13’ (7.6m x 4m).
Please note that the other buildings on site will be removed by the Tenant prior to completion.
The approximate position of the boundaries of this Lot is as shown edged red on the plan attached.
Lot 2 (coloured blue on the plan) - Guide Price £300,000
A block of about 30 acres (12 hectares) of predominately pasture land lying to the north of Lot 1. The stream runs along the western boundary of the land, whilst to the east the land runs up to the gardens of houses on Portsmouth Road. To the north is further farmland. Some of the land running alongside the stream is rougher pasture and trees.
Access to the land is via a right of access over the track leading from Portsmouth Road, shown coloured brown on the plan.
The soil is predominately a sandy loam. It is classified Grade 3 on the Agricultural Land Classification map for England & Wales. Please note that it is believed that the northern field was used for sand/gravel extraction and subsequent fill in the 1960s/70s.
The approximate position of the boundaries of this Lot is as shown edged blue on the plan attached.Full Details - pdf