Shay Lane, Walton WF2

Shay Lane, Walton WF2

Freehold | 18.3 acres (7.4 hectares)

Asking price £300,000
Sandal & Agbrigg 1.4 miles
Shay Lane The Grove 0.4 miles
Shay Lane Memorial 0.5 miles

Brook Farm is a compact small holding to the east of Walton village, comprising a detached dwelling, agricultural buildings and pasture land extending in all to approximately 18.34 acres (7.42 hectares).


Brook Farm is situated on the eastern edge of the popular village of Walton whilst the Cathedral city of Wakefield is situated approximately 4 miles to
the north-west which provides a wide range of amenities and professional services together with direct rail connections to London Kings Cross.
The M1 and M62 motorways are situated within 6 miles of the property thereby providing excellent access to the service centres of the north.

Originally constructed around 1918, the farmhouse comprises a detached property of brick and render
construction under a tile roof. The property is in a dilapidated state, not having being occupied since
2014 and now requires complete refurbishment and renovating.

The accommodation which extends to approximately 1,450 ft² (135 m²)
provides a lounge, dining room, kitchen, larder, utility and cloakroom to the ground floor with three bedrooms, box room and family bathroom to the first floor.

Externally, there are gardens situated to the front and side of the property with access to the farmstead at the rear.

Situated to the rear of the farmhouse, the farmstead comprises mostly traditional buildings of brick construction alongside a mixture of concrete and timber portal framed buildings. The farm buildings which originally provided livestock accommodation and stabling have not been occupied since 2014 and have since fallen into a state of disrepair.

Brook Farm extends in all to approximately 18.34 acres (7.42 hectares) which comprises the farmstead extending to approximately 1.87 acres (0.76 hectares) and permanent pasture land extending to approximately 16.47 acres (6.66 hectares). The fields are good-sized and regular shaped parcels enclosed by a mixture of mature hedges and post and wire fencing.

The land is classified as Grade 3 under the MAFF provisional land classification. The underlying soil type is predominantly classified as being part of the “Dale” series, which is a slowly permeable seasonally waterlogged clayey, fine loamy over clayey and fine silty soil on soft rock suiting
dairying and some cereal cropping. The land rises from approximately 30 metres above sea level on the northern boundary to approximately 45 metres
above sea level at the southern boundary.

The property is offered for sale by informal tender as a whole. Offers should be submitted to the Harrogate office of Carter Jonas by no later than 2pm on Friday 29th November 2019.

With the exception of OS Field 3508 which is occupied on a Farm Business Tenancy due to terminate on 25th February 2021, Brook Farm is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession
available upon completion.

The Property is sold without the benefit of the Basic Payment Entitlements.

Brook Farm is sold subject to the residual term of a 30 year overage clause dating from July 2014, whereby if planning consent is granted for non-agricultural purposes, other than equestrian use, farm shop or the extension or rebuilding of Brook Farmhouse, a clawback of 50% of the uplift in value will become due.

Brook Farm benefits from connections to mains water and electricity with private drainage to a septic tank.

Given the potential hazards of farms, we ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection for your own personal safety, particularly around the farm buildings, machinery and animals.

The land is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, water, drainage, watercourses and other easements quasi or reputed easements
and rights of adjoining property owners (if any) affecting the same and all existing and proposed wayleaves and other matters registered by any
competent authority subject to statute.

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.

The sporting rights are included in the sale in so far as they are owned. The mineral rights are reserved to a third party.

Brook Farm was assessed as at 23rd September 2011 as having an EPC rating of G (17).

Wakefield Metropolitan District Council

Viewings are strictly by appointment through the selling agent.

Leave Wakefield heading south-east on the A638 Doncaster Road. Travel past Wakefield Trinity Rugby League club and after approximately 0.7 miles turn right onto Oakenshaw Lane. Proceed for
approximately 1.5 miles onto Greenside then turn right onto the B6379 Shay lane. Continue through Walton Village for 0.7 miles and Brook Farm is on the right.

Postcode: WF2 6PR

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Situational Details
Property type
Land Farm
Building Size
1.9 acres (0.757 hectares)
Total land
18.3 acres (7.4 hectares)
Land Grade
Rural Tenancy
Freehold with VP (Vacant Possession)
Farming system
Equestrian Livestock
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