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Littleton, Chester, Cheshire

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Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

An excellent parcel of high quality and versatile agricultural land totalling approx 130.24 acres. For sale by Private Treaty as a whole or in 4 lots. LOT 1 NOW SOLD SUBJECT TO CONTRACT

The land extends to approximately 130.24 acres and is all in arable cultivation. The land is shown as Grade 3 on the Agricultural Land Classification maps and is considered to be of high quality and capable of growing a wide variety of crops. The National Soil Resources Institute identifies the soil in this location as being a slowly permeable, seasonally wet, slightly acid but base rich loamy and clayey soil.

The principal access to the land is off Little Heath Lane via a wide, hard track which initially runs round the western boundary of the land and then into the centre of the principal block. Further accesses are available off Fir Tree Lane, the A51 Tarvin road and up Little Heath past The Mere. All of these access points are marked on the plan which forms part of these particulars.

The land is close to Chester and adjacent to the residential village of Littleton and Christleton. Although it is currently classified as within the Green Belt, there could be medium to long-term development potential.

All of the land is reasonably level, accessible and easily worked. The individual fields are of a good size and shape and ideal for modern arable farming.

method of sale and lotting

The land is offered for sale by Private Treaty as a whole or in four lots as follows:-

Lot 1
2.45 acres (coloured yellow), a small parcel of land with access of Fir Tree Lane which will be of interest to local householders and those with equestrian interests.

Lot 2
47.04 acres (coloured pink), an excellent parcel of level land with principal access off Little Heath Lane but with the opportunity for alternative access off Fir Tree Lane.

Lot 3
46.58 acres (coloured blue), a useful parcel of slightly heavier land with access from the A51 Tarvin Road.

Lot 4
34.17 acres (coloured green), an L-shaped parcel surrounding the Christleton playing fields with access from Little Heath.


Purchasers must rely on their own inspection to satisfy themselves as to the connection of or availability of any services.


The property is understood to be freehold. The land is subject to a farm business tenancy agreement, expiring on 31st August 2013 but subject to rights of hold-over to enable crops to be harvested. The land will be left in stubble ready for ploughing and autumn drilling.

easements, wayleaves and rights of way

The property is to be sold subject to with the benefit of all wayleaves, easements, quasi-easements, rights of way, covenants and restrictions whether mentioned in these particulars or not. Public footpaths are clearly defined on the ground.


Responsibility for maintenance of boundaries are shown by inward facing T marks where known.

single payment scheme

All of the land is understood to be eligible for Single Farm Payment and the Entitlements will be transferred with the land.

development clause

The sale will be subject to a development or overage clause under which 25% of any increase in value arising out of the grant of planning permission for any non-agricultural use on any of the land within 30 years will be payable to the vendor.

NVZ, Countryside Stewardship Schemes and Entry Level Schemes

The land lies within a Nitrate Vulnererable Zone. It is understood that no other agri-environment schemes apply but interested parties should make their own enquiries.

sporting and minerals

It is understood that the sporting and mineral rights are included with the land.

Tree Preservation Orders,
archaeological sites, restrictive covenants, SSSI

The land is sold, subject to the benefit of tree preservation orders, archaeological sites, restrictive covenants and SSSI agreements whether mentioned within these particulars or not.

plans, area, schedules, external measurements and capacities

All plans, areas and schedules have been prepared as carefully as possible and areas based upon Ordnance Survey National Grid 1:2500 scale plans. The plan included within these details is reproduced from a 1:5000 scale and is for identification purposes only and is not to scale. The Ordnance Survey numbers and areas indicated on the plan are information taken from the Ordnance Survey sheets.


All photographs reproduced with these particulars and displayed on our website were taken in May 2013 and are intended to give a general view of the land and should be relied upon only as such.

statutory authorities

Cheshire West & Chester Council, HQ, 58 Nicholas Street, Chester, CH1 2NP.

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Added on Rightmove:
05 June 2013

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