Farm land for sale

Selworth Lane, SO32

Guide Price 38.9 ac. | £425,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • 38.9 acres (15.8 hectares)

Key features

  • Available as a Whole or in 3 Lots
  • Traditional Water Meadows providing summer grazing
  • A Stretch of the River Meon
  • Approx 1,320 yards of mainly double bank trout fishing
  • Within South Downs National Park
  • Historic Disused Water Wheel
  • Quiet lanes and adjoining Public Bridleway
  • High Conservation Value
  • Currently in an Environmental Scheme (ELS/HLS)
  • SEE AND PRINT BROCHURE BELOW

Full description

LOCATION: See Location Plan. The Property is located in Soberton between Wickham and Droxford just off the A32 road and on the banks of the River Meon. The main vehicular access is provided along the southern boundary off Selworth Lane.

DESCRIPTION: The Property extends in all to approx 38.94 acres (15.76 ha) and comprises water meadow pasture with the main channel of the River Meon passing through.

The Ministry of Agriculture Land Classification Map indicates the land to be of Grade 3 and 4. The Geological Survey Plan of England indicates the soils to be River Alluvium. The land lies approx 50m above sea level.

LOT 1: Approx 33.75 acres of pasture on the banks of the River Meon
Shaded green and blue on the Site Plan. Water meadow pasture extending to 32.06 acres and a stretch of the River Meon (1.69 acres). Vehicular access off Selworth Lane at the southern boundary (shared with Lot 2 if sold separately). The majority of the pasture is on the eastern bank of the River Meon but livestock are able to cross the River Meon easily to graze the approx 6.84 acres of land on the west bank. The external boundaries are fenced and the main area is sub-divided by an existing fence and gate as indicated on the Site Plan. The Purchaser of Lot 2 will be responsible for erecting a new dividing fence. There is a disused historical Water Wheel on the banks of the river as indicated on the Site Plan. The Fishing Rights along the river are marketed for sale separately - see Lot 3 below.

LOT 2: Approx 5.19 acres of pasture with road frontage
Shaded yellow on the Site Plan. The eastern boundary is fenced against the disused railway. With road frontage onto Selworth Lane. Shared vehicular access with Lot 1 - but there is the potential to create a separate exclusive access on to the Lane, subject to achieving the necessary permissions. The Purchaser of Lot 2 will have the obligation to erect a new fence along the western boundary (estimated at approx 250m) which will pass by the electricity pole as identified on the Site Plan.

LOT 3: Fishing Rights - Approx 1,320 yards of mainly double bank trout fishing
One of the well known chalk streams in Hampshire, the River Meon provides good quality fly fishing in an attractive rural setting. Mainly wild brown trout but with grayling and chubb too. Fishing from the bank and wading required. In recent years the fishing has been operated as a 'catch and release' policy and with no stocking. The stock of wild trout has improved from surveys. A section of the bank in the middle of the stretch has been fenced out to provide a sanctuary for wild trout spawning.
PARKING & ACCESS: At the southern boundary there is a highway verge sufficient for parking of one or two cars. A 9ft wide pedestrian access will be provided along the banks in order to fish or to undertake management relating to the fishing.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCHEMES: The land is currently within an Entry Level Scheme and Higher Level Scheme administered by Natural England promoting management of the land for environmental benefits. The scheme expires in October 2017, but could be terminated early. In addition, the current Owners have allowed permissive pedestrian access across the northern section of Lot 1 as identified on the Site Plan but this use will terminate with the scheme in October 2017 at the latest. There is no obligation for any purchaser of either Lot 1, 2 or 3 to continue on with the current scheme or any subsequent schemes that may be available. However, there is the potential to enter such schemes in return for annual grants and Messrs Giles Wheeler-Bennett can provide interested parties with additional information if required.

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME: Entitlements are available for the purchase of Lot 1 by separate negotiation.

PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY: There is a Public Footpath that crosses the very northern tip of Lot 1. Permissive Access has also been provided by the current Owners across a route through Lot 1 as indicated by the dashed line on the Site Plan, as described above.

WAYLEAVES AND EASEMENTS: An 11kv overhead electricity line crosses the Property. A 300mm Portsmouth Water pipe (not suitable for connection) is laid through the Property.

SERVICES: None connected. Mains water and electricity are available nearby to the southern boundary.

VIEWING: Any time on foot during daylight hours taking a copy of these Sales Particulars with you. Beware parts of the River Meon are deep and the banks are unstable in places.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
16 June 2016

Nearest station

  • Botley (5.6 mi)
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Giles Wheeler-Bennett, Southampton

West Court, Lower Basingwell Street, Bishop's Waltham, SO32 1AJ

01489 339017 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Botley (5.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Giles Wheeler-Bennett, Southampton

West Court, Lower Basingwell Street, Bishop's Waltham, SO32 1AJ

01489 339017 Local call rate

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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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