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Property Description

Productive farmland situated in the attractive village of Rushden between Buntingford and Baldock. The land can be used for a variety of leisure and amenity purposes including equestrian (subject to planning) as well as for agricultural purposes.

The surrounding countryside is characterised by gently undulating arable farmland with some grassland and woodland. There is an established network of public rights of way including the Hertfordshire Way which runs along the western boundary of the property.

Approximately 29.21 hectares (72.18 acres) in total.

Buntingford – 4.2 mile

Baldock – 3.7 miles

London (Marble Arch) – 16 miles

Method of Sale

The freehold of the property is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole or in 3 lots. The sale may be concluded by requesting Sealed Bids.

LOT 1 (red) – Guide Price – £500,000

An attractive parcel of arable land forming an L-shape to the west of Mill End which lies either side of the Kingswoodbury Tributary. Direct access is onto the public highway. In all extending to approximately 24.43 hectares (60.37 acres).

 LOT 2 (blue) Guide Price – £85,000

A good size parcel of land planted with a conservation mix with extensive road frontage and a gated entrance onto the public highway. In all extending to approximately 3.47 hectares (8.57 acres).

 LOT 3 (green) Guide Price – £50,000

A triangular area of land planted with a conservation mix to the south of the Kingswoodbury Tributary. In all extending to 1.31 hectares (3.24 acres).

 Basic Payment Scheme

The farmland is registered with the Rural Payments Agency for the Basic Payment Scheme and all the relevant Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements will be included in the sale. The claim for the current year will be retained by the Vendor and the Vendor agrees to use all reasonable endeavours to transfer the Entitlements for future claims to the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to provide an indemnity to the Vendor in respect of any breaches of cross compliance rules until 31 December 2022. 


Water, sewers and electricity are available nearby subject to usual utility connection requirements.


Under the North Hertfordshire District Council adopted Local Plan, the land is classified as being in the Rural Area Beyond the Green Belt. Prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries in respect of any uses to which they wish to put the land.

Tenure and possession

The arable land is currently farmed under the terms of a contract farming agreement. Vacant possession will be available on completion following harvest 2021. The contract farmer would be willing to continue providing contract farming services to the Purchaser if required.

Anti-Money Laundering (AML)

In accordance with the most recent AML legislation the Purchaser will be required to provide proof of identity and address to the selling agent once an offer has been submitted and accepted (subject to contract).

Restrictive covenant

The land is to be sold subject to a covenant preventing the construction of any residential dwellings.

 Title, Easements, Covenants and Rights of Way

The land is part of Land Registry title HD5720. A small area of land to the rear of Mill House is unregistered. The Vendor will provide the Purchaser with statutory declarations confirming continued use for a period of at least 44 years.

The property is sold subject to all existing wayleaves, easements, public or private rights of way, covenants and restrictions, whether stated in these particulars or not. A public footpath passes along the southern boundary of Lots 1 and 3.

The successful purchaser will be required to erect and thereafter maintain a post and three rail timber fence between the points marked A and B on the Sale Plan within 6 months of the date of completion.

Data Room

Further information about the property, including local searches carried out in September 2020 are available in Weldon Beesly’s data room. For more information, please contact Weldon Beesly.

Exchange of Contracts and Completion

A 10% deposit will be payable on exchange of contracts. Completion is to be agreed between parties.


Strictly by appointment with the sole selling agent Weldon Beesly (Ref: Tom Banks). Although viewing is permitted at any time from the footpath that runs along the southern boundary and bridleway that runs adjacent to the western boundary.

Health and Safety

We would ask that you be as vigilant as possible when making any inspection, for your own personal safety and that of others.

Local Authority

North Hertfordshire District Council

Postcode: SG9 0TB
Country: United Kingdom
Property Id: 21707

Hugo Richardson

Phone:01279 798866

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