A diverse and compact block of farmland that lies within a ring fence.
The farmland lies in a compact ring-fenced block and is accessed from Meeting Lane and then from the farm drive and internal tracks. The southern fields are gently undulating commercial arable land totalling 177.71 acres (71.92 Ha) and are well laid out and regular in shape. The farm land is classified Grade 3, with soil belonging to the Windsor 1 series, and is well suited to growing winter cereal crops (previous yields are available from the Vendors agents). The northern portion of the farm is an open expanse of grassland, with established rewilded areas, running along the Pyefleet Channel foreshore and is used for grazing. It comprises mainly grass leys or pasture interspersed by dykes and ditches which, along with the wooded copses, provides extensive habitats for a wide variety of wildlife and fauna. The land is generally level with soil belonging to the Wallasea 1 series which is a Marine Alluvium. This part of the farm is largely drained and has been used for arable cropping in the past. Interspersed around the farmland are several areas of mainly broadleaf woods that are approximately 35 years in age and add considerably to the outlook and the farms conservation and sporting appeal and potential. The belts and copses are stocked mainly with indigenous broadleaf species, with some conifers and woodland shrubs. A particular feature of this part of Reeves Hall Farm is the Broad Fleet, a naturally fed wetland, which not only attracts further wildlife species but also provides high quality wildfowling. The land has supported an enjoyable family shoot, providing 6-8 days a season of both reared and wild game birds, and wildfowl. A separate right of way (A B -- C on the sale plan) provides separate access to the eastern part of the farm. Basic Payment and Environmental Schemes. The entitlements to the Basic Payment Scheme can be made available by separate negotiation (at market price). In the event that the property is sold in lots the entitlements may be available to the eligible land on a pro rata basis and by agreement. There are 177 Entitlements attached to the farm.
The land is entered into a Higher Level scheme with effect from 1st September 2013 for a ten-year term. The options include; mixed stocking, maintenance/ creation of wet grassland and reed beds, and maintenance of grassland for target features.
This property has 470 acres of land.
The farmland is located in a readily accessible part of the Essex coastline. The A12 provides dual carriage way connections to the national motorway network. There are regular mainline train services to London (Liverpool Street) from Colchester (50- 65 mins.) and Witham (40- 50 mins.).
International air travel is available from Stansted Airport (40 miles) and Southend Airport (44 miles).
Approach via the B1025 and once over the Strood (the causeway to the island) fork left towards East Mersea. After about 2 miles Meeting Lane is on the left. Proceed down Meeting Lane; after about 300m there is the farm gate, and the farmhouse and farm buildings are located about 750 metres down the farm drive.Read all
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