Thurning, UK, United Kingdom
258.9 acres. A charming mixed residential farm with arable land, woodland, pasture and a free range egg laying unit all in an extremely attractive and secluded area of North Norfolk.
258.9 acres in a ring fence Three bedroom 3859 square feet contemporary house with scope for more bedrooms if needed Planning permission for an ag tied cottage Range of buildings including grain store, straw barn, workshop, livestock building, stabling, indoor turnout, outdoor all weather arena Arable land Woodland Pasture Sporting No footpaths or rights of way
Ring fenced farm | no footpaths or rights of way | arable land | woodland | attractive wildlife areas| pasture | significant sporting potential | three-bedroom contemporary farmhouse | range of farm buildings | 12,000 bird free range egg laying unit | American style stabling | four loose boxes | 45m x 20m outdoor arena | paddocks | ponds | fruit trees | planning permission for agricultural workers dwelling | 2 x 18m wind turbines with feed in tariff About 258.9 acres (104.75 hectares)Rosewood Farm is a charming mixed residential farm with productive arable land, woodland, pasture and amenity land. There is an extensive range of farm buildings and the land is gently rolling offering considerable opportunities for amenity, sporting and conservation uses. Rosewood Farm also has significant equestrian appeal with an outdoor school, American style stabling with four loose boxes, internal turnout, paddocks and an outdoor school. There is also a well maintained 12,000 bird free range egg laying unit with the vendors holding a contract to supply white breaking eggs. There is excellent access to the whole farm from the public highway and a useful network of tracks within the farm. With no footpaths or rights of way across any of the land the farm is a haven for wildlife with common visitors and residents including kingfishers, otters, hares, numerous species of deer, red kites, little owls, tawny and barn owls to name but a few. The farm offers a diverse income stream and this could be enhanced especially utilising the expanding North Norfolk tourism industry. There is a south facing slope which could be suitable as a vineyard. The current owners have invested a huge amount into Rosewood Farm including building a substantial three-bedroom contemporary style farmhouse with accommodation extending to about 3,800 square feet.Rosewood Farmhouse: The house was constructed in 2010 and is of brick elevations under a tiled roof in a contemporary style. Being built into the hillside the ground floor becomes the first floor and therefore it commands fantastic views from many of the rooms over the surrounding countryside but especially the large sitting/dining room which has a number of French doors leading to balconies. Please note there is planning permission to erect a large wraparound terrace/balcony which would provide a superb outside space. There are excellent ceiling heights in the house which is well finished and offers three double bedrooms all with en-suite bath/shower rooms. The kitchen/breakfast room has an island, a double Belfast sink and a range cooker with gas hobs. The units are oak and the kitchen has been well finished. From bedroom three and accessed via the wardrobe is an office which is yet to be fully completed. On the ground floor there is a large open space currently used as a basement/garage. Subject to the necessary consents this could be divided up to provide extra accommodation/rooms. The ground floor also has an office with its own access and there is a set of stairs from the basement/garage leading to the hallway. The house has a built-in music system with recessed speakers and underfloor heating throughout the first floor. It is double glazed and provides excellent, light family accommodation.The Arable Land: This extends to about 116 acres and is predominately classified as grade 3. The soils fall within the Wick 3 series being suitable for a wide range of cereal crops, maize sugar beet and potatoes although there is no irrigation. Other land at Rosewood Farm has been cultivated for arable purposes in the past but is now down to pasture.Past cropping includes, wheat, oilseed rape, winter barley, triticale and beans. For 2019, the two largest arable fields 0187 and 4839 are let for potatoes under a licence agreement. The potato rent will be retained by the vendor. The other arable field 4207 is winter oilseed rape.The Woodland and Pasture: There are a number of blocks of woodland containing a mixture of principally deciduous trees. These have formed the basis of a driven shoot in the past and could do so again, especially with their strategic sporting location around the farm. Running through the main body of the farm are the splendid water meadows and pastures which are bisected by the Craymere Beck which is a tributary of the River Bure. The current owners have completed a programme of drainage works during their tenure. There are a number of ponds throughout the farm and extremely attractive amenity areas with carpets of bluebells, aconites and other flora and fauna. In total there is about 32.74 acres of woodland and 103.78 acres of pasture.Farm Buildings: Located to the south of the farm and adjacent to the farmhouse is a good quality range of farm buildings including a large straw barn (20.9m x 18.3m), a workshop (18.14m x 8.82m), grain store (27.2m x 11.7m) with 1500 tonne on floor store, former dairy building with American style stabling with four loose boxes, and area of indoor turn-out, tack room, feed room and storage, and a large indoor wash down area. This is linked to a cattle building (31.39m x 9.28m). In addition, there is a three bay open fronted cart shed and a traditional store. Also adjacent to the American style stabling is an outdoor arena (45m x 20m) which has been fully drained and has a rubber, fibre and sand surface.The Egg Laying Unit: This is an automated 12,000 bird free range egg laying unit which is fully insulated. There is an egg collecting room and surrounding the unit is an area of land which has seen nearly 400 fruit trees be planted. The current vendors have a contract to provide breaking eggs, please speak to the agent for more details. Adjacent to this building are some feed hoppers.Wind Turbines: There are two 18m wind turbines with a feed in tariff. Please speak to the agent for more details.General Tenure: The freehold of Rosewood Farm is offered for sale subject to any tenancies that exist such as the potato agreement.Cropping: The arable land has been cropped with winter wheat, winter and spring oil seed rape, triticale, a small amount of sugar beet and potatoes for 2019 which is let under a licence to a local grower. The farm was organic from 2006 until 2016.Basic payment scheme: The land is entered into the basic payment scheme and the entitlements are included in the sale and will be transferred to the purchaser as soon as possible after completion. The 2019 payment will be apportioned between the vendor and purchaser from the date of completion. The entitlements to the basic payment scheme are presently held by the vendors and reasonable endeavours will be employed to transfer these to the purchaser after completion of the sale as the transfer rules allow.Environmental Schemes: The farm is not entered into any environmental schemes.Nitrate Vulnerable Zones: The farm is within an NVZ area.TUPE: This will not apply as there are no full time employees.Irrigation: There is no irrigation.IngoingValuation: An ingoing valuation will take place if necessaryHoldover and Early Entry: Early entry may be permitted to the purchaser with mutual consent.Rights of Way, wayleaves and easements: The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights including rights of way whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and electrical supplies and other rights and obligations, easements and quasi-easements and restrictive covenants and all existing and proposed wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains, water and gas and other pipes whether mentioned in these particulars or not.Sporting, Timber and Mineral Rights: Sporting, timber and mineral rights are included in the freehold sale so far as they are owned.Fixtures and Fittings: All items usually regarded as tenants fixtures and fittings and equipment including fitted carpets and curtains together with garden ornaments and statuary, mobile grain plant and machinery are specifically excluded from the sale.Drainage Rates: These are charged by the Environment Agency.Ingoing Valuation: There will be no charge for any unexhausted residual manorial values nor farm held manure at completion. In the normal way depending on the time of completion the purchaser may be required to take and pay for at valuation growing crops, cultivations and enhancement value.Exchange of Contracts: Exchange of contracts will take place 21 working days after receipt by the purchaser of a draft contract with completion to take place by mutual consent. A deposit of 10% of the purchase price will be payable on exchange of contracts.Planning: There has been planning permission for an agriculturally tied workers cottage under application number PO/16/1110.Local Authority:North Norfolk District Council.VAT: Any guide price quoted or discussed is exclusive of VAT. In the event that a 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 to be payable in addition.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.Viewing: Strictly by confirmed appointment with the vendors agents Strutt & Parker, FAO Tom Goodley, 01603 883607 and 07979 953865.Services: Water via a bore hole, private drainage, mains electricity, oil fired central heating. In addition, there is water to the fields by the river for livestock.