Lot 2: Arable Land and Woodland at White Pump Farm Ivetsey Bank, Wheaton Aston, Stafford ST19 9QU
The property is located directly off the A5, 3.8 miles from Gailey Island, south of the village of Wheaton Aston and approximately 6 miles south west of the market town of Penkridge. It is situated 8 miles east of Shifnal and 10 miles south east of Newport.
From Gailey island, head westbound on the A5 and continue for 3.8 miles, proceeding under the Stretton Aqueduct. Roadside access into Lot 1 is on the left hand side immediately after a belt of trees. The land can be identified by a Bagshaws 'For Sale' board. For viewings, approximately 0.1 miles further west on the A5 and passed White Pump Farm is a tarmacked driveway on the left hand side, which bends immediately round to the left. A right hand turn off the tarmacked drive leads onto a gravel track and after 200 yards (185m) into the land (Lot 2).
An excellent opportunity to acquire 35.13 acres (14.22 hectares) of arable land in two field parcels. The property benefits from gated roadside access with good visibility and pull in space from the A5.
The land is bounded by a mixture of some woodland and mature hedgerow boundaries, with a number of hedge line trees. There is a cluster of three individual ponds in the larger field parcel, and one small pond to the south corner of the northern parcel. All four ponds are attractively banked with mature trees.
An opportunity to acquire an interesting and diverse field parcel, extending in all to 31.37 acres (12.69 hectares), and boasting a number of habitats within its area, including 3.62 acres of woodland. Lot 2 is predominantly bounded by mature hedgerows to its perimeter.
The field is comprised of 21.42 acres (8.67 hectares) of arable land, formed of the currently cropped oilseed rape, temporary grassland and fallow areas. There is potential to increase the arable land area within the field by extending cultivation into a further 3.61 acres (1.46 hectares) of former pollen and nectar flower mix area, which previously formed part of an old stewardship agreement.
The land is fairly level with a predominantly light clayey and loamy soil.
The recent cropping has been a combinable rotation of Oilseed Rape, Oats and Winter Wheat.
The land is classified as grade 3 under the MAFF Agricultural Land Classification Scheme. It understood the property is situated in a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.
Its soil is classified as predominantly a base-rich loamy and clayey type, which is slightly acid, slowly permeable and seasonally wet in nature.
Basic Payment Scheme
The land is registered for the Basic Payment Scheme and associated entitlements are available, if required, subject to a transfer fee of £175 + VAT to be paid to Bagshaws LLP.
The land is not currently in an agri-environment scheme but has been in Countryside Stewardship in the past, and some margins and field corners are still evident on the ground.
No mains services are currently connected. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the availability and suitability of the services, they may require.
Rights Of Way, Wayleaves and Easements
There is a large culvert which comes under the A5 and into a steeply sided brook to the north boundary of Lot 1 continuing along the edge of the field which fronts the A5.
Lot 1 is crossed by a low voltage electricity line.
Lot 2 will be granted a right of way for agricultural purposes over the access track from the A5, shown coloured brown on the land plan.
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, wayleaves and easements whether defined in these particulars or not.
Sporting, Timber and Mineral Rights
It is understood that sporting rights, standing timber and minerals are in the freehold sale.
Tenure and Possession
The property to be sold as Freehold with Vacant Possession upon completion of the purchase.
South Staffordshire Council, Wolverhampton Road, Codsall, South Staffordshire, WV8 1PX
Tel: 01902 696000
Tedstone George and Tedstone, Crown Bridge, Penkridge, Stafford ST19 5AA
Tel: 01785 712243
The land may be viewed during normal daylight hours when in possession of a copy of these particulars.
Method of Sale
The land is to be sold by private treaty.
Money Laundering Regulations
Due to recent changes in legislation, all buyers must provide relevant documentation in order to provide proof of their identity and place of residence. The documentation collected is for this purpose only and will not be disclosed to any other party.