A charming small farm with a range of buildings, grassland, paddocks and delightful views
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Hengate Farm is a charming small farm with a modern farmhouse which sits on the outskirts of the popular and picturesque village of Shotesham. From Hengate Farm, especially in a southerly direction, there are delightful views over the surrounding undulating countryside.
The house is constructed of brick elevations under a tile roof and offers good sized flexible family accommodation over two storeys. Downstairs there is underfloor heating throughout and of particular note is the substantial kitchen/dining room which has a tiled floor and granite work surfaces. There are two staircases and via the back stairs there is an office on the first floor and this could be used as a separate annexe if needs be. There are superb views from the bedrooms upstairs over the surrounding land and countryside.
GENERAL: Services Mains water, mains electricity, private drainage, ground source heating.
Overage An 25% overage will apply for 25 years for any separate residential development on the property and if the agricultural tie is lifted. This will not bite should the house be extended or buildings are erected which are ancillary to the existing property.
Local Authority: South Norfolk Council. Band A.
VAT: 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 chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT such tax to be payable in addition.
Fixtures and Fittings: Unless specifically mentioned in these particulars, all fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale of the freehold interest. Some items may be available by separate negotiation if required.
Rights of Way, wayleaves and easements: The property will be sold subject to all rights and private rights of way. Water, light, drainage and other easements, quasi-easements and wayleaves, all or any other like rights whether mentioned in these particulars or not. It is understood that a neighbouring farmer has a right of access up the driveway to access the field to the north-east of Hengate Farm and there is a gas pipeline which crosses part of the land.
Basic Payment Scheme: The land is registered for the Basic Payment Scheme and the entitlements will be transferred to the new owner. A Single Business Identifier number will be required.
Tenure: Hengate Farm is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession.
Environmental Schemes: The farm is not entered into any environmental schemes.
TUPE: This will not apply as there are no employees.
Irrigation: There is no irrigation.
Agricultural Occupancy Restriction: The property is subject to an AOC which differs slightly from the standard AOC requirements. This offers a variety of opportunities to potential purchasers. Please refer to the agent for more information.
This property has 21 acres of land.
Hengate Farmhouse is accessed via a long driveway and sits centrally within the 21 acres of land. This drive continues through the farm and gives access to the buildings and a field beyond. Please note that there is a right of way for a neighbouring farmer to access a field to the north-east of Hengate Farm along this driveway.
Beyond the farmhouse is the range of farm buildings including a substantial former poultry building which has a metal corrugated roof and is currently used for general livestock purposes and winter stabling if required. There is potential for this to be reinstated as a poultry building if required. There is a steel framed barn and a large general purpose store which has internal partitions and rooms, offering flexibility. Adjacent to this building is a lean-to field shelter.
The land is laid to grass and has been used for cropping hay, grazing horses and sheep, with water to the majority of paddocks. All the land is fully fenced.
On the south-facing roof of the house is an array of solar panels (PV) which provide a useful income. The house is particularly energy efficient having double glazing throughout with plenty of insulation, underfloor heating and the solar panels. There is also a 4,500 litre rainwater trap system. There is significant scope at Hengate Farm to run a number of different enterprises ranging from viticulture to livestock.
Brooke is about 1.5 miles away and provides good basic local amenities and both Poringland and Norwich provide a comprehensive range of amenities.
From the centre of Shotesham head south-east on the Brooke Road and Hengate Farm drive can be found on the left hand side as you leave the village.Read all
- 21 acres
- Extensive farm buildings
- Fenced and watered paddocks
- Modern energy efficient house with further scope
- Agricultural occupancy condition
- Solar panel income
- Rainwater harvesting system
- Edge of village location
- Southerly views