A rare opportunity to purchase a commercial and diverse farming estate in central England
The Beckerings Park Estate is an exceptional diverse commercial farming estate comprising arable land, a residential portfolio, a commercial business park and a high quality shoot.
Beckerings Lodge Farmhouse The Farmhouse is accessed via the main drive to the estate and benefits from its own private approach. The property is adjacent to the farmyard and is afforded privacy being well screened and protected by mature trees and hedgerows. The house is Grade II listed, the original part dates from the 17th century with 19th century extensions. It is of brick construction under a tile roof with accommodation over three floors and is in need of complete renovation. On the ground floor there is a large kitchen/dining room with pantry, sitting room, drawing room and office, as well as utility room, downstairs WC and sunken wine cellar. On the first floor there are four bedrooms and a bathroom, and on the second floor, two further bedrooms and a second bathroom, making a total of six bedrooms. Adjoining and close to the house are garages and outbuildings, all surrounded by lawns and a large parking area. The farmhouse is currently vacant.
Manor Park Farm Cottages Situated to the right hand side of the main drive the cottages comprise a pair of semi-detached white rendered cottages with slate roofs.
Beckerings Park Farm Cottages These are four brick built with tile roof, painted white and are adjacent to the farm buildings.
Beckerings Business Park The business park comprises a range of traditional farm buildings, mainly built of red brick under slate roofs, which have been converted to commercial offices, with a gross internal area of approximately 10,000 sq ft, currently divided into eight let units. The total annual rent is approximately £125,000 including a telecoms mast. Further details of the types and terms of the leases are available from the vendors agent.
The Farm Buildings Situated in the middle of the estate and approached by a private tarmac drive, the buildings have been developed over the past 20 years.
A: Onion and grain store (235 ft x 80 ft) Four separate stores, each capable of holding 1,000 tonnes of onions or 700 tonnes of wheat with a central loading bay (35 ft x 80 ft). Automatic temperature and humidity controls via two central ducts and ventilated floors capable of cooling onions or drying grain.
B: Cold store (120 ft x 75 ft) A modern portal framed steel building with panel insulation divided into three sections. This building was previously used for storing bulbs and flowers, but is now occupied by a commercial tenant.
C: Open fronted machinery store (60 ft x 30 ft) Concrete floor, part brick walling, four bay steel framed building used by the shoot.
D: Workshop (90 ft x 40 ft) Part block walling, concrete floor, six bay steel portal framed building with secure roller shutter doors. This building is occupied by a commercial tenant.
E: Traditional brick buildings Currently used for a shoot room with full dining and amenity facilities, shoot office, game larder and beaters room.
F: Former dairy comprising two principal cattle sheds with two brick buildings. Cattle sheds: 70ft x 200ft and 70ft x 60ft.
G: Machinery store (60ft x 60ft) Steel framed general machinery store.
H: Covered stock yard (35ft x 60ft) Steel framed storage space.
I: Straw barn (30ft x 120ft) Steel framed open side barn.
Reservoir The capacity is approximately 21 million gallons and is filled by way of a winter abstraction licence. The reservoir is linked to an underground ring main that has allowed the farm to grow onions, potatoes, asparagus, bulbs and flowers. There is a fishing licence in place for a local club until 2023.
Shooting and Stalking There are over 50 acres of mature woodland with additional game cover across the farm which form 16 drives for a very well established partridge and pheasant shoot. There are also a multitude of deer on the estate which are actively managed. The shooting and stalking is let on an annual licence. Further details regarding the shoot are available from the vendors agent.
This property has 1306 acres of land.
Beckerings Park Estate is located about 11 miles east of Milton Keynes, 14 miles south west of Bedford, and 45 miles north of central London. It adjoins the villages of Steppingley and Ridgmont and is within 3.5 miles of the towns of Flitwick and Ampthill which provide a range of local services. Rail links to London from Milton Keynes take about 35 minutes to London Euston; and Flitwick about 48 minutes to London St Pancras. Junction 13 of the M1 is within two miles of the estate. Luton airport is about 16.5 miles south.
From the M1 exit at Junction 13, signposted to Milton Keynes South and Ampthill, at the roundabout take the A421 for Bedford. At the second set of traffic lights turn right and follow the signs for Ampthill and Woburn, passing Ridgmont railway station on your left, take the second turning on the right, signposted Ridgmont. The turning to the farm is immediately on your left and marked Beckerings Park Farm. The postcode is MK43 0RA.Read all
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