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Land At Eaton Hall Farm, Eaton Lane, Davenham, Cheshire

Guide price £1,675,000 Sale Agreed

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About 181.05 acres (73.27 hectares) of productive Grade 3 arable land, grassland, woodland and a general-purpose farm building.

The land is situated to the west of Davenham village, and south of the River Weaver, in central Cheshire. Access to the land is taken directly from Eaton Lane. The A556 provides wider transport links and lies 0.4 miles from the land.

The land comprises approximately 181.05 acres (73.27 hectares) of productive Grade 3 arable land, grassland, woodland, ponds and tracks. The woodland extends to about 21.23 acres.

The land is available as a whole or in up to two lots.

Lot 1
About 74.70 acres (30.23 hectares) of arable land,
grassland, woodland with field ponds. The arable land extends to about 40.48 acres and the grassland extends to about 23.08 acres. The woodland extends to about 10.18 acres. The land provides significant amenity appeal. The land is shown shaded pink on the sale plan. The land is currently cropped with maize and has previously supported a range of cereal crops. The grassland has been utilised for livestock grazing. There is a
small field shelter upon the land. Access to the land may be taken via Eaton Lane (byway) and along the farm track over the railway bridge.

Lot 2
About 106.35 acres of arable land and woodland including a general-purpose farm building. The land is shaded purple on the sale plan. The land is currently cropped with potatoes in part and has
previously supported a range of cereal crops and potatoes. The farm building comprises a steel portal frame general purpose building with profile sheet cladding to all sides under a fibre cement profile sheet roof. The building extends to about 7,000 square feet. Access to the land and building may be taken from Eaton Lane (byway).

Land Quality and Soil Type
The farmland is classified as Grade 3 according to the Natural England Regional Agricultural Land Classification Maps. The soils within lot 1 may be described as slowly permeable seasonally wet slightly acid but base-rich loamy and clayey soils. The soils within lot 2 may be described as free draining slightly acid sandy soils in part and slowly permeable seasonally wet slightly acid but base-rich loamy and clayey soils.

Basic Payment Scheme and Environmental Schemes
The entitlements are held by the tenant and are not included within the sale. The selling agents are not aware of any environmental schemes affecting the land.

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
We understand the sporting, mineral and timber rights are included within the freehold title. The sporting rights are reserved to the Landlord under the farm business tenancy.

Lot 2 will be sold subject to an uplift provision which will specify that 25% 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 25 years from the date of completion. The uplift will
be payable upon implementation or on sale with the benefit of a planning consent but shall not be triggered by any development for agricultural and/ or equestrian purposes.

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

Tenure and Possession
The property is to be sold freehold by private treaty and subject to an existing tenancy agreement.

The property is let under a farm business tenancy that commenced on 27th June 2013 for a fixed period of 10 years. The tenancy was assigned to the current tenant with effect from 31 October 2018.

The tenancy includes land adjoining lot 2 extending to about 3.5 acres that the Vendor will be retaining. The tenancy will expire (subject to the serving of required notices) on 26th June 2023. Further tenancy details are available upon request.

Should the land be sold in lots the rent will be apportioned on an acreage basis. Parties may be required to enter into a cooperation agreement or similar should the property be sold in lots. Cross rights and reservations may be imposed and granted for the provision of access, maintenance, services, and other rights where required if the property is sold in lots. Plans, Schedules and Boundaries The plans and schedules within these particulars are based
on Ordnance Survey data and are provided for reference only. These plans are believed to be correct but accuracy is not guaranteed. Purchasers shall be deemed to have full knowledge of all boundaries and the extent of ownership. Neither the vendors nor the vendor's agents will be responsible for defining the boundaries or the ownership thereof.

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. The selling agents are aware of a public footpath crossing lot 1.

The selling agents understand a water connection may be available upon the property. However potential purchasers are to make their own enquiries with service provider/s and must satisfy themselves as to the availability of any existing services.

Local Authority
Cheshire West and Chester Council. 4 Civic Way, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0BE. Tel: 0300 1238123

Lot 1 WTW: ///greyhound.windmills.yours
Lot 2 WTW: ///feeds.additives.belonged
Closest postcode: CW9 8PR

From Northwich, take the A533 heading south before turning right onto London Road. At Davenham roundabout, take the third exit onto the A556. After approximately 0.5 miles at the traffic lights turn left onto Hartford Road. Take
the second turning on your right-hand side onto Eaton Lane. Follow Eaton Lane for approximately 0.35 miles and Lot 2 will be found on your right-hand side.

Viewings of the land may be undertaken during daylight hours only and where parties have registered their interest with the selling agent prior. Viewers must have a copy of these particulars to hand. Viewings of the farm building is strictly by appointment only and viewers must not access the building unaccompanied.

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No. Type Acres Price Status Details
1 Land 74.7

Guide price £675,000 Sale Agreed

Sold Subject to Contract View Details
2 Land 106.35

Guide price £1,000,000 Sale Agreed

Sold Subject to Contract View Details

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