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Guide price £1,400,000

  • 133.25 Acres

Land for sale Great Bowden, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16

About 133.25 acres of permanent pasture with strategic potential (STP) and excellent access off the A6 close to Market Harborough.

  • About 133.25 acres (53.93 ha)
  • Lot 1 - About 34.29 acres (13.88 ha)
  • Lot 2 - About 35.21 acres (14.25 ha)
  • Lot 3 - About 63.75 acres (25.80 ha)
  • Mains Water Connected
  • Subject to grazing licence expiring 31st August 2024

A useful block of permanent pasture, with areas of historical ridge and furrow, extending to about 133.25 acres (53.93 ha) on the edge of Great Bowden. Long term strategic potential (subject to the necessary consents). Available as a whole or in up to three lots. For sale by informal tender.

Informal Tender deadline: 30th May 2024 at 12 noon.

About 133.25 acres (53.93 ha) of generally level pastureland
Lot 1 - About 34.29 acres (13.88 ha) of permanent pasture with direct access from the A6 with long term strategic potential (STP)
Lot 2 - About 35.21 acres (14.25 ha) of permanent pasture with direct access from the A6
Lot 3 - About 63.75 acres (25.80 ha) of permanent pasture in three enclosures with a brick built field shelter. Access off Welham Road and via a secondary right of way
Mains Water Connected
Subject to grazing licence expiring 31st August 2024

Great Bowden is a superb and highly coveted village, with an excellent range of village amenities and yet within walking distance of Market Harborough town centre. The pretty green in the centre of the village benefits from two coffee shops with a village store, post office and two public houses. There is an active village hall with a host of regular activities. This thriving village has a wonderful community spirit. Within the development is a childrens playground just moments from the property.

Market Harborough offers further facilities including supermarkets, independent stores, leisure centre and even a theatre. Market Harborough train station offering a mainline train service with direct trains to London St Pancras taking approx. 60 minutes. There are some lovely rural walks and bridle ways. Nearby is Foxton Locks as well as many popular village pubs and restaurants.

Land Quality and Soil Type
The land is classified as Grade 3 according to the Natural England Regional Agricultural Land Classification Maps. The soils may be described as slowly permeable seasonally wet slightly acid but base-rich loamy and clayey soils and loamy and clayey floodplain soils with naturally high groundwater. These soils are generally suited to grass production and some cereal production.

Technical information and Viewings
Viewings of the land may be undertaken during daylight hours only and with a copy of these particulars to hand. Viewers must confirm the time of their inspection to the selling agent prior to arrival. Please note the property is a working farm and viewers must take precautions with livestock and potential farm machinery on the property.

Mains Water is connected. Prospective Purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the availability of services and any future connections. If the land is sold in lots, then cross-rights and reservations will need to be reserved where required, for services. Services may need to be split and sub-meters installed.

Basic Payment Scheme and Environmental Schemes
The land has historically been registered for payments under the Basic Payment Scheme and all delinked payments and entitlements relevant to the land will be retained by the Vendors and will not be available to the Purchaser on completion of the sale.

The land is subject to a wider Mid-Tier Countryside Stewardship Scheme ending 31st December 2026 which includes multi-year options and capital items. Capital item works have been completed. The Vendors will undertake to transfer the relevant part/ options of the Countryside Stewardship Scheme to the purchaser upon completion unless otherwise agreed. Further details are available from the selling agents.

Tenure and Possession
The property is to be sold freehold subject to a grazing licence expiring 31st August 2024. Further details are available from the selling agent.

Method of Sale
The land is offered for sale by informal tender and is available as a whole or in upto three lots. Tender documents and tender conditions are available upon request from the selling agent and tenders must be submitted using the prescribed form.

All offers must be received by 12 noon Thursday 30th May 2024.

Please note: the Vendors reserve the right to conclude the sale by any other means at their discretion and the Vendors are not obliged to accept the highest or indeed any Tender submitted.

Ingoing Crop Valuation/Holdover
An ingoing crop valuation will not be required.

Any guide price quoted or discussed is exclusive of VAT. In the event that a sale of the property or any part thereof or any right to it becomes a chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT, such tax will be payable in addition to the sale price.

Sporting, Mineral and Timber Rights
The sporting, mineral and timber rights will be transferred with the freehold title where owned.

Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ)
The Property lies within a Surface Water NVZ Area and is subject to the usual restrictions.

The land will be sold subject to an uplift provision which will specify that 20% of any increase in value due to development (as defined in Section 55 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 will be payable to the Vendors or their successors in title should such development occur within 20 years from the date of completion. The uplift will be payable upon implementation or on a future sale with the benefit of a planning consent.

Local Authority
Harborough District Council.

Public Rights of Way, Wayleaves and Easements
The property is sold subject to all rights of way, wayleaves and easements whether or not they are defined in this brochure.

Lot 2 is subject to an underground High Voltage (33kV) cable running along the southwestern boundary, adjacent to the A6.

Lot 3 is crossed by two overhead High Voltage (11kV) wires, and another underground High Voltage (11kV) cable running along the northern boundary.

Lot 3 benefits from a right of way (for agricultural purposes only) across third party land, from Welham Road to field parcel 0952.

Plans and Boundaries
The plans within these particulars are based on Ordnance Survey data and provided for reference only. They are believed to be correct but accuracy is not guaranteed. The purchaser shall be deemed to have full knowledge of all boundaries and the extent of ownership. Neither the vendor nor the vendors agents will be responsible for defining the boundaries or the ownership thereof.

Floor Risk Zone
Please note that part of lot 3 lies within an area classified as flood zone 3. Part of Lot 2 lies within an area classified as flood zone 2.

Postcode - LE16 7HF

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