Fully equipped free range egg production unit for 12,000 birds with scope for expansion and comprising detached farmhouse subject to AOC, detached garage block with office, ground mounted solar array and extending in all to approximately 34.86 acres (14.11 hectares)
INTRODUCTION Old Rush Farm offers a unique opportunity to acquire a self-contained free range egg production unit. The property is situated approximately 3 miles north east of the popular town of Howden.
The property extends in all to approximately 34.86 Acres (14.11 Hectares) and comprises the farmhouse finished to an impeccable standard, useful detached garage and office building with scope for use as an annex, 50kW ground mounted solar array generating FiT income and a modern purpose built free range egg production unit currently accommodating 12,000 birds but with scope to increase the capacity on-site to approximately 24,000 birds.
The nearby towns of Howden and Selby, as well as the city of York provide a wide range of services and amenities including primary and secondary schooling, leisure amenities and a range of professional services.
OLD RUSH FARMHOUSE Old Rush Farmhouse comprises a detached property built in 2013 which is subject to an agricultural occupancy condition.
The property is presented to an immaculate standard with spacious accommodation arranged over two floors. The ground floor comprises, an entrance hall leading onto the sitting room, both of which benefit from engineered oak flooring and a multi-fuel stove.
The kitchen provides open plan living accommodation which includes a sitting area and multi-fuel stove with fitted wooden units by ‘The Main Company’, mixed solid oak and granite worktops, integrated white goods and French doors leading to the gardens. Leading from the kitchen is a utility room with fitted units and plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher. Off the utility room there is also an office and cloakroom. To the first floor there is a master bedroom with en-suite facilities and three further bedrooms all of which benefit from built in wardrobes with a family bathroom which features a roll top bath, wash hand basin, shower and WC. The loft has been designed to be suitable for conversion to form further living accommodation, subject to obtaining the appropriate consents.
Externally, there is a detached double garage providing separate storage and a lean-to log store with additional flexible space to the first floor which could be suitable for use as a ‘granny annex’ or games room, subject to obtaining the appropriate consents.
Landscaped gardens surround the farmhouse providing excellent entertaining and amenity space together with a partially completed three quarter Victorian style greenhouse.
FARM BUILDINGS The free range poultry unit was constructed in 2009 and comprises a single laying house of timber frame construction with part timber and part steel profile cladding over block walling under a pitched steel profile roof sheet covering with concrete floors throughout. The walls and roof of the building are both insulated.
The main section of the building is split into three colonies, with ‘Big Dutchman’ offset double tier nesting boxes and raised slatted floors. The building benefits from fully automated ventilation comprising 5 ridge fans, 1 gable fan and 2 recirculation fans. Automatic ‘Dalton’ chain feeders and nipple drinkers with a central egg conveyor. The egg packing room is situated to the northern extent of the unit and comprises a ‘Staalkat’ packing machine and Nuovo egg printer. The pack house also benefits from a WC and cold store.
Externally, there are concrete apron areas to the south and west of the building, with two Collinson feed bins located to the west of the building. There is a dirty water underground storage tank to the south-west of the building, with all surface water draining into the ditch.
VENDING MACHINE The Vendors currently sell free range eggs from the ‘farm gate’ using a Roesler farm food vending machine which is housed in a concrete panel building situated close to the farmhouse providing a secure and efficient point of sale and added value. The vending machine is included in the sale of Old Rush Farm.
RENEWABLES Old Rush Farm benefits from a 50 kW ground mounted solar array situated to the south of the farmhouse which has been registered for the Feed In Tariff (FiT). Further details concerning production are available from the selling agents upon request.
THE LAND Old Rush Farm extends in all to approximately 34.86 Acres (14.11 Hectares) comprising a ring fenced parcel of grassland, with newly planted areas of young woodland and wild flower mixtures throughout. The land is divided into various enclosures, with the main ‘range’ area extending to approximately 17.42 acres all of which is well fenced, The remainder of the grassland is utilised for grazing and mowing purposes however, provides scope for expansion of the laying unit to accommodate approximately another 12,000 birds.
Accessed directly from the public highway known as Spaldington Road, the land is bounded on all sides by a combination of stockproof fencing, mature hedgerow and/or drainage ditches, with the East Goit Sewer drain running along the eastern boundary.
The land is classified as Grade 3 and 4 under the MAFF Provisional Agricultural Land Classification and understood to be under drained with improvements being carried out on a routine basis. The watercourse to the east and south of the land being internal drainage board maintained watercourses.
The underlying soil type is classed as being part of the “Foggathorpe 2” series, which is a slowly permeable seasonally waterlogged stoneless clayey and fine loamy over clayey soil, suitable for cereals and grassland.
The farm is bounded predominantly by stock proof fencing. Old Rush Farm is relatively level in nature and lies at a height of approximately 5 metres above sea level.
GENERAL REMARKS AND STIPULATIONS
METHOD OF SALE Old Rush Farm is offered for sale as a whole by Private Treaty. If you have downloaded these particulars, please register your interest with the Harrogate office so that you can be kept fully informed as to how we propose to conclude the sale.
TENURE AND POSSESSION The Property is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession available upon completion.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME The land at Old Rush Farm has been registered for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS). The Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements are included within the sale. The Vendor will use their reasonable endeavours to transfer the appropriate BPS entitlements to the Purchaser upon completion in accordance with the scheme rules. The Vendors have submitted a Basic Payment Scheme claim for the 2018 scheme year and the vendor will retain the 2018 payment.
Carter Jonas will administer the Transfer and charge the Purchaser a fee of £300 plus VAT.
EASEMENTS, WAYLEAVES AND RIGHTS OF WAY The land is sold subject to and with the benefits 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 and other matters registered by any competent authority subject to statute.
There is a wayleave in place for the lines of electricity poles running along the northern boundary of the property.
BOUNDARIES The Vendor will only sell such interest in the boundary fences, walls, ditches, hedges and other boundaries separating the property from third party properties in so far as they are owned.
SERVICES Old Rush Farm benefits from a connection mains water and three phase electricity supply with foul drainage to a water treatment plant. The property is served by an oil fired central heating system powered by an external boiler with roof mounted solar thermal hot water panels.
COUNCIL TAX Old Rush Farmhouse- Band E
VAT Any guide prices quoted are exclusive of VAT. In the event that the sale of the property or any part of it or any right attached to it becomes chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT, such tax will be payable in addition to the purchase price.
SPORTING AND MINERAL RIGHTS The sporting and mineral rights are understood to be included with the freehold.
HEALTH AND SAFETY Given the potential hazards of a working farm we ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection for your own personal safety, particularly around the farm buildings and machinery.
BIO-SECURITY Given the current Avian Influenza and the Bio-Security risk this presents, we ask that when making your inspection your footwear is clean and that you make use of the disinfectant footbaths provided.
VIEWINGS Viewings are strictly by appointment through the selling agents Carter Jonas T: 01423 523423.
POSTCODE DN14 7GX
DIRECTIONS Travelling from the M62 - leave the M62 at Junction 37 and travel east along the A614 signposted Holme on Spalding Moor. After leaving the village of Howden, continue along the A614 for approximately 3.5 miles before turning left signposted Spaldington. Continue along Spaldington Road for approximately 1.5 miles and Old Rush Farm is situated on the left hand side.
LOCAL AUTHORITIES East Riding of Yorkshire Council County Hall, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 9BA Tel: 01482 393939 Web: www.eastriding.gov.uk
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