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Castlemorton, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13
Price on application | 5 bedrooms | 150.0 acres

FOR SALE BY INFORMAL TENDER- Lots 1-4 Comprising period farmhouse, set of traditional and more modern farm buildings and a total of approximately 150.9 acres of farm land in a ring fence all subject to farm Business tenancy expiring on the 19th February 2025-as a whole or in 4 lots.

TENDERS CLOSE FRIDAY 24th JUNE 2022 AT 12 NOON
Agents McCartneys LLP, The Ox Pasture, Overton Road, Ludlow, SY8 4AA.
Tel: 01584) 872251 (Ref. JU) www.mccartneys.co.uk

Introduction
Lots 1-4 Comprising period farmhouse, set of traditional and more modern farm buildings and a total of approximately 150.9 acres of farm land in a ring fence all subject to farm Business tenancy expiring on the 19th February 2025-as a whole or in 4 lots.TENDERS CLOSE FRIDAY 24th JUNE 2022 AT 12 NOONAgents McCartneys LLP, The Ox Pasture, Overton Road, Ludlow, SY8 4AA. Tel: 01584) 872251 (Ref. JU) www.mccartneys.co.ukSolicitor Lodders Solicitors LLP, 25 Imperial Square, Cheltenham, GL50 1QZ Tel: (01242) 229091 or 07785 616432 (Ref. JF)

General Remarks & Stipulations
LOCATIONProceeding from Ledbury to Tewkesbury on the A438. Turn left onto the B4208. Mill Farm will lie on your right hand side after approximately 2½ miles. It is on the edge of Castlemorton Common. The position of the property is shown on the plan attached to these details.LEGAL PICTUREThe farm is let on a 10 year Farm Business tenancy dated 20th February 2015 and expiring on the 19th February 2025. Currently the rent is £34,000 per annum payable on the 1st august and the 1st February in advance. There is a rent review clause based upon the retail price index at 5 years but this was not exercised by the landlord. The tenant is liable for all repairs for all those items stated as being the obligation of both landlord and tenant as specified by the Agriculture (Maintenance Repair and Insurance of Fixed Equipment) regulations but under clause 15.4 in the tenancy he will have no liability for the repairs to the walls, floors and roofs of the traditional farm buildings marked 1-7 on plan 2 attached to the tenancy. If the tenanted area is sold in lots the selling agents have agreed with the tenant the following apportionments of the rent.Lot 1 House, farm buildings and an area of approximately 105 acres of farm land (total area 108.27 acres) £27,640Lot 2 13.18 acres of farm land £1,970Lot 3 15.87 acres of farm land £2,365Lot 4 13.59 acres of farm land £2,025 Rent total £34,000


GROWING TIMBERAll timber is included in the sale. SPORTING RIGHTSThe sporting rights are in hand. BASIC PAYMENT ENTITLEMENTSThe Basic Payment entitlements for Mill Farm are held and owned by the tenant.MISREPRESENTATION ACTMcCartneys for themselves and the vendors of the property, whose Agents they are, give notice that these particulars, although believed correct, do not constitute any part of any offer or contract, and that all the statements contained therein as to the property are made without responsibility and are not to be relied upon as statements or representations of fact, and that they do not give any representation or warranty in relation to this property. The intending purchaser must satisfy himself by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of the statements contained in the particulars.


PLANS, AREAS AND SCHEDULES These are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. The purchaser shall be deemed to have satisfied himself as to the description of the property, and any error or misstatement shall not annul the sale or entitle any party to compensation in respect thereof.WAYLEAVES, EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS OF WAYThe property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all easements, quasi-easements, wayleaves and rights of way, declared and undeclared. TENURE AND POSSESSION The property is sold freehold subject to the existence of a farm Business tenancy.VIEWING There will be five viewing days.Thursday 12th May 2.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.Friday 20th May 2.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.Saturday 28th May 2.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.Sunday 5th June 2.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.Sunday 12th June 2.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.


METHOD OF SALEBy informal tender.RESERVATION OF RIGHTSIn the event that following tenders there are a number which have little difference between them, the vendor reserves the right to put the property up for sale by private auction with invitations being delivered to the highest tenderers to attend. INGOING VALUATIONThere will be no ingoing valuation.WATER SUPPLYThere is mains water supply. In the event of the property being sold in different lots the purchaser of each lot apart from Lot 1 will be responsible for any connection charge to the main. There is mains supply in the highways adjoining the lots.SIGNING OF CONTRACTThe successful purchaser will be required to sign a contract within four weeks of acceptance of their tender. To facilitate this timetable the vendors' solicitors will have prepared a sale pack prior to the tender process. Certain searches will have been carried out. Purchasers will be required to pay approximately £200 per lot plus VAT to cover the costs of such searches.


SOLICITORSLodders Solicitors LLP, 25 Imperial Square, Cheltenham, GL50 1QZTel: (01242) 229091 or 07785 616432 (Ref. JF)


PARTICULARS OF SALEDESCRIPTIONMill Farm, Castlemorton, Malvern, Worcestershire is a charming holding with pleasing house, a tidy set of farm buildings all set in a rolling landscape of mainly pastureland. There is some amenity woodland. It has good public highway access and is within easy reach of not only Malvern and Ledbury and Worcester but other larger centres of population and is close to the motorway network. Whether purchasers are looking for a sound investment with associated tax benefits or eventually a property to make their home, Mill Farm ticks many of the boxes. Lot 1Consists of a farmhouse, farm buildings and a total of 108.27 acres of farm land within a ring fence all subject to an existing Farm Business tenancy expiring on the 19th February 2025 and coloured red on the plan attached with an apportioned rent of £27,640.


The farmhouse comprises a most pleasing dwelling. It has character yet at the same time is not burdened by never ending maintenance requirements. It is constructed of brick under a tiled and felted roof with some insulation. The accommodation comprises glazed back door to utility area with WC and wash hand basin off (3.3m x 2.76m overall). Door to rear hall with flagstone floor (1.7m x 2.08 m). Door to kitchen (max. 5.23m x 3.87m), fitted units with single drainer sink unit. Electric range. (Some of the fittings and fixtures belong to the tenant). Door to office (4.04m x 3.61m), bay window. Door from rear hall to large dining room (5.24m x 4.23m), parquet flooring, large open fireplace with wood burner. Beamed ceiling. Panelled walls. Door to front hall (6.52m x 1.67m), flag floor. Front door. Door to large sitting room (7.25m x 5.83m), oak floorboards. Beamed ceiling. Large fireplace with wood burning stove. Stairs from rear hall to first floor and large landing (7.67m x 2.37m), steps down to bedroom 1 (5.15m x 3.86m) double, beamed ceiling. Steps down from landing to bedroom 2 (5.29m x 3.91m) double. Beamed ceiling. Stairs up from landing to passage with bathroom/WC off (3.42m x 2.59m), low level WC. Wash hand basin. Large shaped bath with shower unit above. Bedroom 3 off (3.77m x 4.3m) double, built in cupboard. Bedroom 4 off/box room (2.49m x 2.40m). Bedroom 5 (master bedroom - 5.81m x 3.84m) with ensuite. Low level WC, wash hand basin, shower unit (ensuite area 1.82m x 2.89m - the fittings in the ensuite belong to the tenant). The services for the house are mains water, mains electricity, septic tank drainage, central heating powered by an oil boiler. All of the fitted carpets and curtains belong to the tenant.Outside of the property there is an ample gravel parking area to the front and a traditionally constructed garage with tiles and shiplap walls and an adjoining barn which may have some planning potential. To the rear of the property are lawns and flower beds and a substantial lake.


The farm buildings lie immediately adjoining the farmhouse and comprise a traditional range of loose boxes being 12 in number together with associated tack rooms and feed room constructed of brick under tiled roofs round a yard. There is a new hay barn measuring approximately 20m x 6m. In addition there is a set of more dated modern farm buildings comprising an Atcost barn 13.8m x 8.1m. An adjoining Atcost shed 22m x 7.7m with stable divisions (tenant's fixtures). Large Atcost covered yard measuring approximately 32m x 21m housing an indoor riding school. Adjoining this is a further 3 span building with loose housing for livestock and 2 barns approximately 9.9m x 40.7m and 10.3m x 50m with internal divisions used for horses and the storage of hay and straw. To the side of these is a large open clamp silo with concrete floor and retaining walls. There is also an old dairy and parlour which has now been adapted for storage and a horse treatment area, total measurements 22.7m x 7.6m or thereabouts.


All of the land lies within a ring fence. It is well hedged and fenced and served by a stone road. It is partly undulating and partly "level". There is a large mill pond to the rear of the house and farm buildings which is served by two sluices. There is also an area of limited woodland which gives the property character. The land is more particularly described in the following schedule. SCHEDULE LOT 1RPA No. Description Area Hectares Acres2920 Mill farmhouse and buildings 1.08 2.672311 Farm buildings plus paddocks .83 2.053217 Mill pond .26 .641200 Pasture 2.11 5.222800/3808 Pasture 4.53 11.194200/2988 Pasture 3.36 8.514291 Woodland .42 1.035888 Grassland/Arable 5.79 14.317777 Grassland/Arable 3.33 8.230006 Grassland/Arable 4.23 10.446400 Pasture 11.71 28.913822 Pasture .73 1.85321 Pasture 4.07 10.056237 Scrub .19 .467432 Scrub .27 .677330 Scrub .32 .797127 Scrub .53 1.30 ----- ----- Total 43.75 108.27 ----- -----

Lot 2
This lot comprises a block of useful pasture land with direct public highway access on to Church Road. It is coloured blue on the attached plan. The land is level, fertile and consists of two OS numbers. It is more particularly described in the following schedule. SCHEDULE LOT 2RPA No. Description Area Hectares Acres7482 Pasture/Arable 4.35 10.749242 Pasture/Arable .99 2.44 ----- ----- Total 5.34 13.18 ----- -----The apportioned rent for this lot is £1,970 per annum. It immediately adjoins Lot 1.

Lot 3
An area of pasture with direct public highway access from the by-road leading from Castlemorton to Birtsmorton. It immediately adjoins lots 1 and 2. It is in the main level or slightly sloping and is coloured green on the attached plan and consists of the following parcels. SCHEDULE LOT 3RPA No. Description Area Hectares Acres0800 Grassland/Arable 1.75 4.339407 Grassland/Arable 1.66 4.099915/9222 Pasture 2.9 7.179326 Scrub .11 .28 ----- ----- Total 6.42 15.87 ----- -----The apportioned rent for this lot is £2,365 per annum.

Lot 4
A parcel comprising two OS numbers which is partly "level" and partly sloping. It is coloured yellow on the sale plan attached and immediately adjoins Lot 1. This lot again has direct public highway access and is more particularly described in the following schedule. SCHEDULE LOT 4RPA No. Description Area Hectares Acres1766 Grassland/Arable 2.14 5.299875 Grassland/Arable 3.36 8.3 ----- ----- Total 5.5 13.59The apportioned rent for this lot is £2,025 per annum.

Tender Document
MILL FARM, CASTLEMORTON, MALVERN, WORCESTERSHIRE WR13 6BETENDER DOCUMENT FOR LOTS 1 - 4 INCLUSIVE.I/we the undersigned hereby tender the following sums for the various Lots at Mill Farm. Those tenders being for the freehold interest in the aforementioned property subject to the existing Farm Business Tenancy.Lot 1 House, buildings and a total of 108.27 acres (43.75 ha) or thereabouts...(figures)..(words)Lot 2 13.18 acres (5.34ha) of pasture land..(figures)..(words)Lot 3 15.87 acres (6.42ha) of pastureland..(figures)..(words)Lot 4 13.59 acres (5.5ha) of pastureland..(figures)..(words)As a whole..(figures)..(words)NB. The vendor will consider different permutations to the above. If you wish to tender for various lots and part lots, please clearly indicate which lots or part lots you are tendering for.Signed ........Name Dated Address Tel No Mobile No Please state if you are a cash buyer or you have to sell another property before being able to proceed.Yes I am a cash buyer.No I am not a cash buyer.Agents McCartneys LLP, The Ox Pasture, Overton Road, Ludlow, SY8 4AA. Tel (01584) 872251. Ref: JU

Conditions of Tender
CONDITIONS OF TENDER1. All tenders must be received at the agents' offices at Ludlow Livestock Market, The Ox Pasture, Overton Road, Ludlow, SY8 4AA by 12 noon on Friday 24th June 2022.2. The vendor is not obliged to accept the highest tender or indeed any of the tenders.3. A contract must be signed by Friday 22nd July 2022.4. In the event of a number of tenders being in a close proximity the vendor reserves the right to hold a private auction with invitations for bidders only. 5. If potential purchasers wish to tender only for part of the property then such tenders will be considered. If this is the case please indicate on the tender form.6. The vendor will have had local searches carried out prior to tenders being received. In the event of offers being accepted the purchaser will be required to reimburse their costs. (Cost £200.00 per lot plus VAT)

Accommodation Land
FOR SALE BY INFORMAL TENDER. AS A WHOLE OR IN 3 LOTS AN EXCELLENT BLOCK OF 106 ACRES OF FREEHOLD ACCOMMODATION LAND WITH VACANT POSSESSION UPON COMPLETION TOGETHER WITH A TRADITIONAL BARN THOUGHT TO HAVE PLANNING POTENTIAL SUBJECT TO THE NORMAL APPROVALS, SITUATED ADJOINING MILL FARM, CASTLEMORTON, MALVERN, WORCESTERSHIRE WR13 6BE


TENDERS CLOSE FRIDAY 24th JUNE 2022 AT 12 NOONAgents McCartneys LLP, The Ox Pasture, Overton Road, Ludlow, SY8 4AA. Tel: 01584) 872251 (Ref. JU) www.mccartneys.co.ukSolicitor Lodders Solicitors LLP, 25 Imperial Square, Cheltenham, GL50 1QZ Tel: (01242) 229091 or 07785 616432 (Ref. JF)GENERAL REMARKS AND STIPULATIONSLOCATIONProceeding from Castlemorton to Welland on the B4208. On leaving Castlemorton common the land will lie immediately on your right hand side. It has public highway access from two highways, one being the B4208 and the other the by-road that runs in front of the village hall (Church Road). The position of the land is shown on the plan attached to these details. There will be lot numbers and boards on the landLEGAL PICTUREThe land in question is let on a licence basis. The licence period ends on the 31st August 2022 but there is a right of holdover for the harvesting of arable crops. The property is therefore sold with vacant possession upon completion. GROWING TIMBERAll timber is included in the sale. SPORTING RIGHTSThe sporting rights are in hand.


BASIC PAYMENT ENTITLEMENTSThis sale excludes the Basic Payment Entitlements. The entitlements will be available by a separate agreement if purchasers so wish, at market value. For the avoidance of doubt the Basic Payment monies for the 2022 payment year will be retained absolutely by the vendor. There will be an indemnity in the contract whereby the purchaser indemnifies the vendor for any breaches in cross compliance requirements resulting in loss of said payment for the period from completion to the end of the payment year.MISREPRESENTATION ACTMcCartneys for themselves and the vendors of the property, whose Agents they are, give notice that these particulars, although believed correct, do not constitute any part of any offer or contract, and that all the statements contained therein as to the property are made without responsibility and are not to be relied upon as statements or representations of fact, and that they do not give any representation or warranty in relation to this property. The intending purchaser must satisfy himself by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of the statements contained in the particulars.PLANS, AREAS AND SCHEDULES These are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. The purchaser shall be deemed to have satisfied himself as to the description of the property, and any error or misstatement shall not annul the sale or entitle any party to compensation in respect thereof.


WAYLEAVES, EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS OF WAYThe property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all easements, quasi-easements, wayleaves and rights of way, declared and undeclared. TENURE AND POSSESSION The property is sold freehold with vacant possession on completion.VIEWING At any reasonable time.METHOD OF SALEBy informal tender.RESERVATION OF RIGHTSIn the event that following tenders there are a number which have little difference between them, the vendor reserves the right to put the property up for sale by private auction with invitations being delivered to the highest tenderers to attend. WATER SUPPLYAll of the lots have mains water. The purchaser of Lot 6 will keep the mains connection. If lots 5 and 7 are purchased by separate individuals they will be responsible within 1 month from completion to connect their particular lot to the main which runs in the public highwayINGOING VALUATIONThere will be no ingoing valuation


UPLIFT CLAUSEThere will be an uplift clause in the contract for Lot 7 for 40% of any increase in value for the obtaining of planning permission to develop the traditional barn within the next 20 years. Also such uplift shall apply to the paddock being sold with the barn for any development except agricultural buildings or stables. The uplift to be calculated after deducting the cost of obtaining such planning and after any community infrastructure levy that may be payable.SIGNING OF CONTRACTThe successful purchaser will be required to sign a contract within four weeks of acceptance of their tender. To facilitate this timetable the vendors' solicitors will have prepared a sale pack prior to the tender process. Certain searches will have been carried out. Purchasers will be required to pay approximately £200 per lot plus VAT to cover the costs of such searches. SOLICITORSLodders Solicitors LLP, 25 Imperial Square, Cheltenham, GL50 1QZTel: (01242) 229091 or 07785 616432 (Ref. JF)


PARTICULARS OF SALEThese particulars may be read in conjunction with those for Mill Farm, Castlemorton itself. Hence the lot numbers employed for this part of the sale for Gloucester Charities Trust of some of their agricultural assets. Lot 5An exceptional block of fertile level agricultural land with direct public highway access and mains water which is coloured orange on the sale plan attached. The land is in good heart and well hedged and fenced and more particularly described in the following schedule.SCHEDULE LOT 5RPA No. Description Area Hectares Acres8124 Pasture/Arable 8.72 21.540615 Pasture/Arable 4.67 11.530705 Woodland 1.19 2.94 ----- ----- Total 14.58 36.01 ----- -----It will be the purchaser of Lot 5 responsibility to erect a post and netting fence between points A-B on the attached plan in the event of two separate purchasers.

Lot 6
Immediately adjoining lots 5 and 7 and on the opposite side of the public highway serving lot 2 from the Mill Farm sale. Again level, fertile land with a clay loam soil ideal for arable or grass production coloured lime green on the sale plan attached. It is served by a well maintained stone track the freehold of which will be sold with Lot 6. It also has access from the B4208. It is more particularly described in the following schedule. SCHEDULE LOT 6RPA No. Description Area Hectares Acres7780 Pasture/Arable 8.55 21.10178 Pasture/Arable 6.33 15.61380 Pasture/Arable 11.36 28.07 Access track .11 .29 ----- ----- Total 26.35 65.00 ----- -----

Lot 7
A traditional timber frame and brick barn with tiled roof which is thought to have planning potential subject to the normal permissions with adjoining curtilage and a most useful paddock extending to approximately 4.62 acres which is in good heart and well hedged and fenced. There is mains water. Access is onto the stone track which adjoins and serves Lot 6 and then onto the public highway. See more detailed drawing as part of sale plan for this lot which is coloured purple. The land is more particularly described in the following schedule. SCHEDULE LOT 7RPA No. Description Area Hectares Acres0355 Pasture 1.87 4.62Part 1380 Rough .16 .40 est. ----- ----- Total 2.03 5.02 ----- -----This lot is sold subject to an uplift clause.

Tender Document
APPROXIMATELY 106 ACRES OF FREEHOLD ACCOMMODATION LAND TOGETHER WITH TRADITIONAL BARN ADJOINING MILL FARM, CASTLEMORTON, MALVERN, WORCESTERSHIRE WR13 6BE.TENDER DOCUMENT FOR LOTS 5 - 7 INCLUSIVE.I/we the undersigned hereby tender the following sums for the various Lots described in the aforementioned details. The offer being for the freehold vacant possession interest in the same. NamelyLot 5 Approximately 36 acres (14.58 ha) of freehold accommodation land..(figures)..(words)Lot 6 Approximately 65 acres (26.35 ha) of freehold accommodation land..(figures)..(words)Lot 7 Traditional barn and approximately 5.02 acres (2.03 ha) of adjoining paddock..(figures)..(words)As a whole..(figures)..(words)Signed ........Name Dated Address Tel No Mobile No NB. The vendor will consider different permutations to the above. If you wish to tender for various lots or part lots please clearly indicate which lots or parts you are tendering for.Please state if you are a cash buyer or you have to sell another property before being able to proceed.Yes I am a cash buyer.No I am not a cash buyer.Agents McCartneys LLP, The Ox Pasture, Overton Road, Ludlow, SY8 4AA. Tel (01584) 872251. Ref: JUCONDITIONS OF TENDER1. All tenders must be received at the agents' offices at Ludlow Livestock Market, The Ox Pasture, Overton Road, Ludlow, SY8 4AA by 12 noon on Friday 24th June 2022.2. The vendor is not obliged to accept the highest tender or indeed any of the tenders.3. A contract must be signed by Friday 22nd July 2022.4. In the event of a number of tenders being in a close proximity the vendor reserves the right to hold a private auction with invitations for bidders only. 5. If potential purchasers wish to tender only for part of the property then such tenders will be considered. If this is the case please indicate on the tender form.6. The vendor will have had local searches carried out prior to tenders being received. In the event of offers being accepted the purchaser will be required to reimburse their costs. (Cost £200.00 per lot plus VAT)

 

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