An opportunity to purchase a well presented two bedroom first…
Chambers and Chambers Meadow, West Street, Hunton, Kent, ME15 0SA
49.45 acres (20.01 hectares) of Grade III arable and pasture land with single bank frontage to the River Beult. Currently let on Farm Business Tenancy.
SITUATION: Chambers and Chambers Meadow are located on the outskirts of the village of Hunton in the Weald of Kent. Hunton is 5 miles south of the County Town of Maidstone with its extensive social and recreational amenities. Paddock Wood mainline railway station with its fast direct services to Central London (approximately 50 minutes) is some 5.5 miles distance.
DESCRIPTION: A level block of Grade III arable and pasture land with approximately 240m of single bank frontage to the River Beult on its south western boundary. The arable area (approximately 40 acres) has been in a rotation of arable and vegetable cropping. The pasture fields (approximately 9 acres) border the land to the south west enjoying single bank frontage to the River Beult. Freehold fishing rights are included within the sale and the rights are currently fished on a gratuitous basis by the East Farleigh Angling Club who historically have paid a fee of around £350 per annum.
NOTE: A public footpath (KM91) crosses the land in a north west to south easterly.
NOTE: No polytunnels will be permitted to be erected on the land shown hatched green on the sale plan.
SERVICES: No services are connected to the site.
METHOD OF SALE: The land is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole.
TENURE: The land is sold subject to the remaining term of Farm Business Tenancy dated 3rd October 2019 between the freeholders and Laurence J Betts Ltd. The agreement is for a period of 5 years until 30th September 2024 with a break clause exercisable on 1st October 2022, the tenant having received 12 months’ notice. A copy of the tenancy agreement is available on request.
The tenant was given consent by the Landlords to install an underground water main and related infrastructure to supply irrigation water to the holding, such water main to enter the holding from West Street. Under the terms of the agreement, a nominal £1 compensation will be payable to the tenant at the end of their agreement.
The tenant is permitted by the Landlord to draw water from the River Beult subject to them obtaining the necessary permissions and licences from the Environment Agency.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME: 19.51 hectares of Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements are included in the sale which are currently being held by the tenant on the landlord’s behalf.
SPORTING AND MINERAL RIGHTS: All sporting and mineral rights are included in the freehold.
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Maidstone Borough Council ,Maidstone House, King St, Maidstone ME15 6JQ . Telephone 01622 602000.
DIRECTIONS: The nearest postcode to the property is ME15 0SA. The land is located in West Street on the south west outskirts of the parish of Hunton—see location play attached.
WHAT3WORDS: Using the What3Words app, the gated access is situated at professed. Cattle.responses.
VIEWING: By prior notification to the selling agent’s Paddock Wood office, 01892 832325. Contact Alan Mummery or Will Banham.
WAYLEAVES, EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS OF WAY: The property is subject to and with the benefit of all rights, including rights of way, whether public or private, light and support, drainage, water and electricity supplies, other rights and obligation, easements and quaisai easements and restrictive covenants and all existing and proposed wayleaves from masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains water and gas and other pipes whether referred to in these particulars, or not.
PARTICULARS, PLANS AND SCHEDULES:
The particulars and acreages stated therein, together with the plans are believed but not guaranteed to be correct. They are given by the Agents to assist viewers but are specifically excluded from any contract and prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the information contained therein.
MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS:
In accordance with Money Laundering Regulations, we are now required to obtain proof of identification for all vendors and purchasers. You will need to supply information required for us to complete our identification checks which will include your date of birth, main residential address and a colour copy of your passport or photo driving licence. Lambert & Foster apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but it is a legal requirement. Unfortunately, Lambert & Foster will not be able to conclude a sale on your behalf to any person or people who are unable to provide confirmation of identification. Note: Lambert & Foster currently employs the services of Smartsearch to verify the identity and address of vendors/ purchasers.
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