Land for sale

Fen Farms, Lakes End, Wisbech, PE14

Under Offer £7,100,000
1,040 ac.

Property Description

Commercial information

  • 1,040 acres (420.9 hectares)

Key features

  • Versatile Grade I soils
  • 2 reservoirs
  • 3 ranges of storage buildings
  • Farm Business Tenancies with between 5 and 8 years to expiry
  • Total annual income of 167,529
  • About 1,040 acres (421 hectares)
  • Available as a whole or in five lots
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

A portfolio of Grade 1 investment farms with versatile Grade 1 soils including 2 reservoirs, 3 ranges of storage buildings 1,040 acres (421 hectares) available as a whole or in five lots.

Description

Available as a whole or in 5 lots Fen Farms offers purchasers the opportunity to acquire a largely ring fenced block of approximately 1,040 acres of Grade 1 farmland located at Cock Fen on the Norfolk/Cambridgeshire border. The black soils are versatile, with access to irrigation and capable of growing a wide range of high value crops.

The farms are offered for sale with their tenants in occupation under a range of farm business tenancies expiring between 2023 and 2026.

LOT 1 – COCK FEN FARM

Coloured pink on the plan and extending to approximately 684.34 acres (276.943 hectares)

Cock Fen Farm is let under a Farm Business Tenancy expiring in September 2026.

The low lying land is highly fertile and previous cropping has included onions, potatoes, wheat, barley and sugar beet. The fields are all of a good size for modern farming and are accessed either direct from Cock Fen Road or from internal tracks. The farm includes a 15 million gallon reservoir filled during winter months from the Old Bedford Drain.

Cock Fen Farm buildings are located to the south of Cock Fen Road and comprise a 800 tonne grainstore with a lean-to attached. A further building houses a workshop, the former grain dryer and redundant grain bins.

LOT 2 – REED FEN FARM

Coloured yellow on the plan and extending to
approximately 188.77 acres (76.394 hectares)

Reed Fen Farm is let under a Farm Business Tenancy
expiring in October 2023.

The land is again of high quality and suitable for a variety of
root and arable crops. An area of land around the reservoir is
pasture and currently grazed by sheep. The land is accessed
from a track heading south from the end of Cock Fen
Road. The farm includes a 12 million gallon reservoir filled
during winter months from the Old Bedford Drain. There
is a building located to the north of the reservoir which has
been converted to provide 500 tonnes of insulated potato
storage with an electric roller shutter door. All the fields
are accessed from the track which runs on the eastern
boundary. There is an irrigation licence which covers Reed
Fen Farm and Four Score Farm.

In recent years, Reed Fen Farm and Four Score Farm have
been farmed in conjunction with one another.

LOT 3 – FOUR SCORE FARM

Coloured blue on the plan and extending to approximately 162.34 acres (65.699 hectares)

Four Score Farm is let under a Farm Business Tenancy expiring in October 2023.

The land is split into 2 blocks. The northernmost block is accessed direct from Cock Fen Road whilst the southernmost block is accessed from the same track as that for Reed Fen Farm. The land has the benefit of part of the irrigation licence covering Reed Fen Farm. Adjacent Cock Fen Road is a building
which has been converted to provide 550 tonnes of insulated potato storage with an electric roller shutter door with an additional lean-to attached used for general storage.
In recent years, Four Score Farm and Reed Fen Farm have been farmed in conjunction with one another.

LOT 4 – LAKES END PADDOCK

Coloured purple on the plan and extending to approximately
4.49 acres (1.818 hectares)

Lakes End Paddock is let under a Farm Business Tenancy expiring in September 2022. The land at Lakes End comprises a single fenced paddock located within the village of Lakes End. Access is from Cock Fen Road.

LOT 5 – OLD FARM COTTAGE

Coloured green on the plan and extending to approximately
0.26 acres (0.104 hectares)

Old Farm Cottage is let under a secure residential tenancy.
The brick built detached cottage comprises 3 bedrooms and living accommodation. The property is surrounded by it’s garden providing a private setting.


Acreage: 1040 Acres

Directions

Welney 3.2 miles
Downham Market 9 miles
Wisbech 11 miles
Ely 13 miles
(all distances are approimate)


Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
26 May 2018

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  • Manea (5.0 mi)
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To view this property or request more details, contact:

Savills, Cambridge

Unex House, 132-134 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PA

01223 787064 Local call rate

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