Guide price £3,632,500
Land for sale in Medway Valley, Burham, Rochester, Kent ME1
Land for sale in Medway Valley, Burham, Rochester, Kent ME1, Guide price: £3,632,500. Freehold, Land with significant potential for viticulture use, Predominantly chalk based soils
Estate Agent Details:
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Estate Agent Name:
Savills - Sevenoaks Rural Agency
Estate Agent Phone Number:
Estate Agent Address:
74 High Street, Sevenoaks
Medway Valley, Burham, Rochester, Kent ME1
South East England
Estate Agent Description
Land with significant potential for viticulture use
About 242 acres of bare land around the village of Burham in Kent, predominantly in arable use at present but considered to have significant potential for the planting of vines. The land is available as a whole or in several Lots and sub-Lots.
Divided into 4 sub-Lots. Lots 1A, B and C are identified as the primary Lots with viticulture potential. Lot 1D has clay-based soils with an area of pasture in its centre which was used as a wwii gun emplacement.
Lot 1A extends to 24.53 acres (9.93 hectares)
Lot 1B extends to 26.61 acres (10.77 hectares)
Lot 1C extends to 37.30 acres (15.09 hectares)
Lot 1D extends to 103.98 acres (42.08 hectares)
Two parcels of land lying below the Blue Hill beauty spot, near the Culand Pit sssi.
Lot 2A extends to 27.17 acres (11 hectares)
Lot 2B extends to 4.76 acres (1.93 hectares)
Two parcels of arable and pasture with chalk-based soils and the Pilgrims Way running between them.
Lot 3A extends to 8.31 acres (3.37 hectares)
Lot 3B extends to 9.03 acres (3.65 hectares)
Burham is a rural village on the southern side of the North Downs. It lies along Pilgrims Way (the ancient route along the Downs linking the cathedral cities of Winchester and Canterbury).
The land very conveniently located with easy access to both the M20 and M2 motorway networks and lies approximately 6 miles from Maidstone and approximately 5 miles from Rochester.
There are a choice of nearby train stations. Snodland (0.6 miles), New Hythe (1.3 miles) and Halling (1.6 miles) all providing services to London.
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Value Added Tax: The vendor has made a voluntary election to waive the VAT exemption and therefore VAT will be payable by the buyer in addition to the purchase price. All offers should be made excluding VAT and it will be assumed unless specifically stated otherwise that this is the basis on which offers are submitted.
We are advised that the sale of the let and (and potentially the vacant land if sold as a whole) should qualify as a togc and VAT should not be payable if the buyer has opted to tax before exchange of contacts.
Nb Interested parties should seek advice from their own professionals in this respect.
Tenure and Possession: The freehold of Lots 1 and 3 is offered for sale subject to a Farm Business Tenancy until 28th September 2023. The freehold of Lot 2 is offered for sale with vacant possession.
Method of Sale: The land is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole or in 3 primary Lots and several sub-Lots.
Rights of Way: There are several public rights of way crossing the land. There are footpaths over Lots 1B, 1C, 1D and 3A and adjacent to 2A and 2B. Access to Lots 2A and 2B is via rights of way over two tracks leading from Rochester Road/Pilgrims Way.
Plans, Areas and Schedules: The plans and associated acreages have been prepared for illustrative purposes and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed.
Statutory Designations: Lots 2 and 3B lie within the Kent Downs aonb. Lots 2A and 2B lie near to the Culand Pit sssi.
Soils, Aspect and Altitude: The soils are believed to be predominantly chalk or chalk drift, although Lot 1D is more loamy clay. The aspect of much of the land is gently sloping south-westerly. The altitude varies with Lot 1 believed to be between 50ft and 115 ft, Lot 2 around 325 ft and Lot 3 about 130-165 ft.
Nb Interested parties are advised to undertake their own assessments or surveys (by appointment only).
Bps and css: The Basic Payment Scheme entitlements are utilised by the farming tenant and will be passed on to the buyer upon expiry of the tenancy. There are no environmental schemes running over the land.
Fixtures and Fittings: There are no fixtures and fittings, any equipment on the land should be deemed the property of the tenants.
Easements, Wayleaves and Rights of Way: The property is offered for sale, subject to and with benefit of all rights of way either public or private, all easements, wayleaves and other rights of way whether specifically mentioned or not. No financial payments are received or demanded in respect of the power line wayleaves.
Services: There are no services connected to any parts of the land.
Sporting, Timber, Mineral and Subterranean Rights: The minerals, sporting and timber rights, so far as they are owned, are included in the sale. There will be a reservation of rights to run service media beneath the land. If exercised, crop loss and damage will be compensated.
Restrictive Covenant: A covenant will be applied to the land which will restrict its use to agricultural or viticultural use.
Local Authorities: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council Kent County Council
Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Savills on .
Vendor’s Solicitors: Thomson Snell & Passmore llp, Heathervale House, 2-4 Vale Avenue, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1DJ
Employees: There are no employees to be transferred under tupe regulations.
Health and Safety: Given the potential hazards of a working farm, we would ask you to be as vigilant as possible when visiting for your own safety.
Anti-Money Laundering: In accordance with the most recent Anti Money Laundering legislation the purchaser(s) will be required to provide proof of identity and an address to the selling agent once an offer has been submitted and accepted (subject to contract) prior to solicitors being instructed.
Plans and Lotting: The plans and associated acreages have been prepared for illustrative purposes and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. The vendor reserves the right to alter the lotting or to not sell any of the lots.