Productive farmland with strategic potential

Lot 1 – Pound Farm, Ickleford, SG5 3XH About 136.40 acres (55 ha) Grade 2 and 3 arable land | Farm buildings

Lot 2 – Land to the north of the Arlesey Road, Ickleford, SG5 3TH About 27.21 acres (11 ha) Grade 3 pasture land | May be suitable for arable reversion subject to obtaining consent

Lot 3 – Land to the east of the Arlesey Road, Ickleford, SG5 3UN About 49.71 acres (20 ha) Grade 3 land | Strategic potential Permanent pasture

Lot 4 – West Lane Farm, Pirton, SG5 3QP About 110.05 acres (44 ha) Grade 3 arable land | Range of farm buildings including a grain store with capacity for about 800 tons

Lot 5 – Land at Apsley End, Ickleford, SG5 3LD About 60.77 acres (24 ha) Grade 3 arable land | Suitable for combinable cropping

Extending to about 384.14 acres in total, the property provides an opportunity to acquire two sets of farm buildings and a number of productive parcels of land with strategic potential.

There are a range of steel framed farm buildings at Pound Farm which are used for general storage. The second range of farm buildings are at West Lane Farm, these include a grain store with a capacity for about 800 tonnes, two further buildings for general storage and a redundant grain store containing old grain bins.

The soil at Pound Farm and Ickleford is classified by DEFRA as grade 2 and 3 with soils being of the Ashley series, a fine loam soil over clay suitable for winter cereals and pasture. At West Lane Farm and Aplsey End the soil is classified by DEFRA as Grade 3 with soils belonging to the Wantage 2 series, a shallow well drained calcareous silty soil over chalk capable of growing cereals and sugar beet.

This property has 384.14 acres of land.

Situation

Lots 1, 2 and 3 are situated on the northern side of the village of Ickleford, just to the north of Hitchin in Hertfordshire. Lots 4 and 5 are about 3.5 miles to the north west of Hitchin. Ickleford village or Hitchin provide local commercial, retail and educational facilities.

Directions

Lot 1: Pound Farm From Hitchin take the Bedford Road north. The land and buildings are on the left hand side after about two miles.

Lot 2: Land to the north of the Arlesey Road From Hitchin take the Bedford Road north. After about 1.6 miles turn right at the mini roundabout into Ickleford. Continue straight over the next roundabout and the access track is located on the left hand side after about 1/3 mile.

Lot 3: Land to the east of the Arlesey Road From Hitchin take the Bedford Road north. After about 1.6 miles turn right at the mini roundabout into Ickleford. Turn right at the mini roundabout and the land is located on the left hand side after about 1/3 mile.

Lot 4: West Lane Farm, Pirton From Hitchin take the B655 Pirton Road. After about 1 mile take the right hand turn to Pirton. After about 2 miles, take the right hand turn at the fork and the track to the farm is on the left hand side after about ½ mile.

Lot 5: Land at Apsley End From Hitchin take the B655 Pirton Road. After about 1 mile take the right hand turn to Pirton. After about 2 miles, take the left hand turn at the fork. The access track to the land is on the right hand side about 60 yards

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Bedford Road, Ickleford Hitchin Hertfordshire SG5

Guide Price
£3,270,000

Ref: EFA170006

Bedford Road, Ickleford Hitchin Hertfordshire SG5

Guide Price
£3,270,000