Newmarket Road, Fordham CB7

Newmarket Road, Fordham CB7

161.6 acres (65.4 hectares)

Asking price £1,350,000
Newmarket 4.3 miles
Kennett 4.4 miles
Harry Palmer Close 0.9 miles

A single block of 161.62
acres (65.41 ha) of arable
farmland and woodland.

A single block of 161.62acres (65.41 ha) of arable farmland and woodland.

The Farmland at Fordham Abbey is located a short distance to the south of the village of Fordham. The nearby town of Newmarket provides easy access to the A14 trunk road and local rail connections, whilst there is a direct main line rail connection at Cambridge to London Kings Cross.

The land is divided between a number of field enclosures which are conveniently shaped and well suited to modern machinery and farming practices. There are also several parcels of amenity woodland. Designated as Grade 2, the soils belong to the Blacktoft series, described as deep stoneless permeable calcareous fine and coarse silty soils with some calcareous clayey soils.

The land is located off Newmarket Road to the rear of the Dojima Sake Brewery at Fordham Abbey. The access way is via a right of way along a secondary drive past a lodge, and along a metalled track to the holding.

The property is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole as identified on the sale plan.

The property is offered freehold with vacant possession, except in relation to Underdown Plantation over which Natural England hold a lease from 25th March 2002 until 24th March 2023.

The land is registered with the Rural Payments Agency for the Basic Payment Scheme. These entitlements are available to purchase by separate negotiation. Further details on the number of entitlements are available from he Agents. The vendor will retain the 2020 Basic Payment Claim. There is to be no retention of the sale price for entitlements

The property is subject to a Woodland Management Plan which is a 10 year agreement from 2016, further details are available from the selling agent.

Standing Crop: As at September 2020 there will be no crop in the ground, should the sale complete after the 2021 crop has been drilled then the value of the standing crop will be valued by the selling agent and the value of that added to the sale price.

There are drainage rates payable in respect of the land.

Abstraction Licences: The land benefits from two water abstraction licences with a total volume 4,546 cubic meters per year. Further details available from the selling agent.

Access: The land is accessed via a right of way along a private metalled road coloured brown on the sale plan.

It It is understood that the cable route for the proposed solar farm to the substation at Burwell would run across the south western corner of the holding.

The land is sold subject to and with he benefit of all existing wayleaves, easements, covenants and rights of way whether or not disclosed.

Potential purchasers are requested to take particular care when inspecting the land, wearing appropriate footwear for uneven terrain and potentially slippery surfaces and being aware of farm machinery operations which may be occurring on the land at the time of inspection.

The Vendor has not opted for tax (VAT) in respect of this property asset and therefore no VAT will be charged on the freehold sale of the property.

RIGHTS All sporting, timber and mineral rights available will be sold with the land.

Viewings are strictly by appointment with the Agent. For further information please contact Mark Russell or Jack Cook, Carter Jonas Cambridge Office 01223 346600

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Key Property Details
Rural Village
Property type
Land Farm
Total land
161.6 acres (65.4 hectares)
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