New Sheepfold Farm, Ingleby Greenhow, Great Ayton, North Yorkshire
An opportunity to acquire a fully equipped dairy farm extending in all to 245.87 acres situated within a ring fence. For sale by Private Treaty as a whole.
– Ingleby Greenhow 3 miles
– Stokesley 6.5 miles
– Middlesborough 15 miles
New Sheepfold Farm offers an excellent opportunity to acquire an equipped dairy farm situated within the North York Moors National Park at the foot of the Cleveland Hills. The property is situated approximately 6.5 miles to the south east of the market town of Stokesley.
The farm extends to approximately 245.87 acres (99.50 Ha), comprising a farmhouse with attached cottage both subject to agricultural occupancy conditions, an extensive range of modern agricultural buildings and agricultural land with a small area of woodland.
The nearby market town of Stokesley provides a wide range of services and amenities including primary and secondary schooling, leisure amenities and a range of professional services.
1 Sheepfold Cottages
New Sheepfold Farmhouse forms the end house of a row of dwellings constructed in 1973 and is subject to an agricultural occupancy restriction. The accommodation is arranged over two floors and comprises the following: Entrance hall, kitchen, breakfast room/office, sitting room, and wet room with walk in shower on the ground floor with 3 double bedrooms, 2 single bedrooms and a family bathroom.
2 Sheepfold Cottages
2 Sheepfold Cottages is the middle cottage in the row of dwellings and was also constructed in 1973. The accommodation is arranged over two floors comprising entrance hall, sitting room, dining kitchen to the ground floor with 2 double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom and a family bathroom to the first floor.
New Sheepfold Farm benefits from a well-equipped farm steading with a versatile range of modern general purpose buildings.
The farm was home to the well regarded Bickleygate Holstein herd which comprised approximately 200 milking cows plus followers before being dispersed in 2017. The farm now currently operates a dairy heifer rearing enterprise
which is complemented by a beef suckler herd and sheep flock. The conventional 16:16 herringbone parlour is still in-situ and benefits from semi-automatic ID and electric feeding systems. The farm buildings remain geared up to support a Dairy enterprise but are equally suited to
supporting other livestock rearing enterprises and taking advantage of the excellent range of accommodation offered.
The farm buildings provide approximately 265 cubicles including 36 heifer cubicles with further livestock accommodation for calves and young stock and covered silage clamps.
The property benefits from a Woodchip Biomass boiler which serves the wider farmstead and is registered for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) generating on average an annual payment in the region of £8,000 - £10,000 per year.
Building Ref Description Approximate Dimensions
A Cubicle house – steel portal frame with part concrete block walls with Yorkshire boarding to eaves providing 74 cubicles on slatted floor and housing Lely A3 Robot (excluded from sale) 135' x 50'
B Main cubicle house – steel portal frame with part brick walls and Yorkshire boarding to eaves providing 113 cubicles and automatic scrapers 135' x 65'
C Heifer cubicles – steel portal frame with part concrete block walls and Yorkshire boarding to eaves providing 36 heifer cubicles and accommodating Biomass Boiler 35' x 15'
D Parlour – steel portal frame with brick walls to eaves under corrugated clad roof and housing 16:16 herringbone parlour with semi-auto ID and electric feeders 135' x 20'
E Farm office and dairy – brick under flat roof 35' x 25'
F Open fronted steel portal frame under corrugated clad roof 90' x 30'
G Covered Silage Clamps – 3 no. steel portal frame buildings with part timber sleeper walls and Yorkshire boarding to eaves 120' x 120'
H Livestock building – steel portal frame with part concrete block walls and Yorkshire boarding to eaves providing 42 cubicles 120' x 35'
I Open fronted steel portal frame building, part concrete block walls with part Yorkshire boarding under corrugated clad roof 105' x 30'
New Sheepfold Farm including the farmstead, extends in all to approximately 245.87 acres (99.50 hectares) of productive agricultural land comprising a mixture of mowable grassland, pasture and woodland. The land is situated within a compact ring fence with the farmstead centrally situated on the Holding.
The farmstead extends to approximately 5 acres whilst the land benefits from approximately 208 acres of mowable grassland with a further 23 acres of permanent pasture and woodland extending to approximately 9 acres.
The farm is bounded by a combination of mature hedgerows and timber post and wire fences. The boundaries have been well maintained and a network of internal cow tracks provide access to the grazing pastures.
The underlying soil type is classed as being part of the Dunkeswick series which is described as a slowly permeable fine loamy over clayey soil summarised as being ideal for grassland and some arable cropping.
New Sheepfold Farm is undulating in nature and rises from approximately 180 metres above sea level at the farmstead to a height of approximately 210 metres above sea level at the southern boundary.
General Remarks and Stipulations
Method of Sale
New Sheepfold Farm is offered for sale as a whole by Private Treaty. If you have downloaded these particulars, please register your interest with the York 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 subject to the prevailing lease of the sporting rights in favour of a third party, the remaining term of which is understood to be 70 years.
Basic Payment Scheme
The land at New Sheepfold 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. A Basic Payment Scheme claim for the 2018 scheme year has been made and the vendor will retain the 2018 payment.
The Joint Agents will administer the Transfer and charge the Purchaser(s) a fee of £300 plus VAT for the transfer.
The farm is entered into a NELMS Countryside Stewardship (Middle Tier) Agreement details of which are available upon request.
In addition to the purchase price, the purchasers will be required to pay for deadstock to include, fertilisers, sprays, silage, hay, straw, fuels, stock feed etc at cost or market value (whichever is the higher) and any items normally paid for at ingoing. No claim will be allowed for dilapidations or any other matters.
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.
The vendor retains rights of way over the tracks coloured brown on the sales plan.
It is understood that a public footpath and bridleways transect the property.
The Property is transected by the Teesside to Saltend Ethylene Pipeline which is understood to be subject to an Easement.
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.
New Sheepfold Farm benefits from a connection to mains electricity and a private water supply which also serves adjoining properties with drainage to a shared private septic tank.
New Sheepfold Farmhouse – Band C
2 Sheepfold Cottages – Band C
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 mineral rights are included in the freehold sale in so far as they are owned. However we understand the sporting rights have been reserved. The sporting rights are subject to a prevailing lease in favour of a third party, the prevailing term of which, is understood to be approximately 71 years.
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