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Selworth Lane, SO32

Under Offer £250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Traditional Water Meadows providing syummer grazing
  • A Stretch of the River Meon
  • Within the South Downs National Park
  • Historic Disused Water Wheel
  • Quiet Lanes and Adjoining Public Bridleway
  • High Conservation Value
  • Currently in an Environmental Scheme

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 33.75 acres (13.66 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 38.94 acres of pasture on the banks of the River Meon
Shaded green and blue on the Site Plan. Water meadow pasture extending to 38.94 acres (15.76 Ha) including a stretch of the River Meon. Vehicular access off Selworth Lane at the southern boundary. 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. 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 as Lot 3.

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 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: This is an annual Agricultural Subsidy. Entitlements are available for the Purchaser by separate negotiation.

PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY: There is a Public Footpath that crosses the very northern tip of the Property. Permissive Access has also been provided by the current Owners across the northern area.

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.

FISHING RIGHTS: The Fishing Rights are potentially exercised separately from the freehold land. This provides a Third Party with the right to access the river and banks to fish. The Fishing Rights are also being marketed for sale at this time as Lot 3. Please contact Messrs Giles Wheeler-Bennett for further details.

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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