An attractive block of arable land with woodland shaws in the Kent Downs AONB
The Property is located to the north of Bottom Pond Road and west of Lime Kiln Road, about 3.5 miles south of Sittingbourne. It is close to the villages of Milstead, Bredgar, Wormshill and Frinsted and is situated within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Access is taken directly from Bottom Pond Road or further along the track bounding Bottom Pond Shaws. It is approximately 4 miles to Junction 5, Stockbury Interchange with the M2 motorway and the A249.
• Sittingbourne 3.5 miles
• Faversham 10 miles
• Maidstone 13.5 miles
• Ashford 16 miles
• Canterbury 19 miles
The land extends to approximately 132 acres (53.35 ha) and is situated at the head of the Trundlewood and Bottom Pond Valley. It comprises three parcels of arable land, bounded and separated by hedgerows and to the south of the east side, incorporates woodland shaws. In the centre of the east side plot, is a small coppice of planted woodland. It is classified Grade III on the Agricultural Land Classification with freely draining slightly acid loamy soils.
method of sale
The Property is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole. The right is reserved to take the Property to auction or tender at a later date.
The Property is offered The property is freehold and will be sold with vacant possession upon completion.
There will be no claim for any ingoing tenant right and no counter claim(s) whatsoever will be allowed.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME AND ENTITLEMENTS
All of the land is registered on the Rural Land Register. The previous Tenant may have submitted a claim for the current scheme year. The purchaser(s) will therefore comply with rules and regulations of the scheme until 31 December 2022 and will indemnify the vendor in respect of the scheme until the end of the scheme year.
ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP & WOODLAND GRANT SCHEMES
There are no current Entry or Higher Level Stewardship Schemes, or Countryside Stewardship Schemes affecting the Property.
RIGHTS & 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 and electricity supply and other rights and obligations, easements, quasi easements and restrictive covenants and all existing and proposed wayleaves, masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains, water, gas and other pipes.
The Property is sold subject to an overage clause ensuring that the vendor and their successors in title receive 30% of any uplift in value in respect of all or any part of the Property, should the Property be developed, sold/transferred or leased for any non-agricultural use or development (save for statutory disposals), for a period of 50 years. The overage shall be payable upon planning permission being granted or the sale/transfer of the Property, whichever is the earlier and shall not be limited to a single trigger.
The land to the east is accessed off Bottom Pond Road and the remainder by an unadopted track or internal gateways.
The land does not benefit from any mains services as far as the Vendor is aware and interested parties should rely on their own enquiries as to the location and availability of service connections.
SPORTING, TIMBER AND MINERAL RIGHTS
All mineral rights, sporting rights and standing timber so far as they are owned are included in the Freehold.
TOWN & COUNTRY PLANNING
The Property is sold subject to any development plan, tree preservation order, town planning schedule, resolution or notice in force and the purchaser(s) will be deemed to have full knowledge and to satisfy himself with the provisions of any such matter affecting the Property.
The land is situated within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
From Junction 5 of the M2 proceed along Oad Street towards Sittingbourne, turn right onto Wrens Road and follow until you come to Bredgar. At the pond turn right onto the Street and immediately turn left onto Bexon Lane until you come to Bottom Pond Road. Entry is taken after shortly after passing Bottom Pond Farmhouse on your right.
The plans and boundary notes provided by George Webb Finn are for identification purposes only and the purchaser(s) should satisfy themselves on the location of external or internal boundaries prior to exchange of Contracts.
HECTARES (& ACRES)
The areas provided are for guidance only and are given without responsibility. Any intended purchaser(s) should not rely upon them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the areas.
FENCING & BOUNDARIES
The purchaser(s) must satisfy themselves on the location of the boundaries from the Land Registry plans and the Vendor's deed plans (where available).
The photograph included in these particulars was taken 6th December 2022.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Given the potential hazards of a working farm / estate we ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection for your own personal safety.
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 a chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT, such tax will be payable in addition.
ARRANGE A VIEWING
Prospective purchasers must make an appointment to view the Property with George Webb Finn. Viewings should be during daylight hours on foot from the entrance situated at the south east corner, just off Bottom Pond Road. Please carry these particulars with you. To arrange a viewing or if you have any questions please email email@example.com or call 01795 470556.
Swale Borough Council – Telephone 01795 417850
Kent County Council – Telephone 08458 247247
Messrs George Webb Finn for themselves and for the Landlord of this property whose Agents they are give notice that: (i) the particulars are set out as a general guide and do not constitute, nor constitute part of, an offer or contract; (ii) all descriptions, photographs, dimensions, reference to the condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation, and other details are given without responsibility and any intending Tenants should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them; (iii) any plans or areas referred to are based on the Ordnance Survey National Grid Sheets or RPA digital maps, as revised by the Agents and are published for identification purposes only; (iv) no person in the employment of George Webb Finn has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property; (v) no responsibility will be accepted for any expenses incurred by intending Tenants or their Agents; (vi) please note that we have not tested the equipment, appliances and services in this property and intending Tenants are advised to commission the appropriate investigations before formulating their offer to let.
- Predominantly Grade III
- Arable Land | Woodland Shaws
- In all approximately 132 acres (53.35 ha)
- For sale as a whole