Farm Land : Halstead

An undulating parcel of arable land at at Washlands Farm - 20.18 ha, (49.87 acres).

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An undulating parcel of arable land at at Washlands Farm - 20.18 ha, (49.87 acres).

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The land at Washlands forms part of Barr Hall Farm that in total extends to about 710 acres and is being offered for sale as a whole or in up to eight lots.


The land is located close to and on the north west side of Sible Hedingham, a large village with some local shops. There is a wider range at Halstead and more extensive shopping facilities at Sudbury and Colchester.

Access to the trunk road network is either by the A120 dual carriageway at Braintree (10 miles), the A12 at Colchester (20 miles) or the A14 at Bury St Edmunds (25 miles). There is a mainline railway station at Colchester with branch lines at Braintree and Sudbury.


The land is situated between two minor roads and has access onto both. It forms a single block divided into four fields, all used for the production of combinable crops.

The farmland is detailed on the MAFF (now DEFRA) Land Classification Plan as being grade 2. The Soil Survey of England and Wales describes the soil as mainly being of the Hanslope and Ashley series. Whilst being good quality cereal growing land it forms an attractive block of undulating land. The majority is contained in one field that is of a size suitable for modern farming techniques. There is good access to the fields from the public highway. Much of the land has been under-drained. Further details regarding the cropping and drainage are available from the vendors agents on request.

General Remarks and Stipulations

Method of Sale

Barr Hall of which this forms part is being offered for sale by private treaty as a whole or in lots.

Tenure and Possession

The property is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession.

Ingoing Valuation

The purchaser will pay for all crops and cultivations at a figure to be assessed by the vendors agent, which may include a figure for enhancement.

Early Entry and Holdover

Early entry may be taken following exchange of contracts and the payment of an additional 10% deposit.

The vendor reserves the shooting rights until the end of the 2017/18 shooting season.


The land has been registered for the Basic Payment Scheme.

An appropriate number of Basic Payment Scheme entitlements shall be transferred to the purchaser(s) following completion. The vendor have claimed and shall retain the 2017 Basic Payment. The purchaser shall indemnify the vendor in respect of cross-compliance for the 2017 Basic Payment Scheme.

Sporting, Mineral Rights and Timber

The sporting, mineral rights and timber are included in the sale insofar as they are owned.


The farm manager may have TUPE rights.

Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way

The property is sold subject to any easements, quasi-easements, wayleaves or rights of way whether mentioned in these particulars or not. Your attention is drawn to the following:

-There is a public rights of way that affects the property.

Further detail are available from the vendor's agents on the request.

Overage Covenant

Lot 8 is to be sold subject to an overage covenant reserving 25% of any uplift in value arising out of a planning for development achieved within 30 years of the completion of the sale.



Local Authority

Braintree District Council. T: 01376 552525. E: W:

Essex County Clouncil. T: 0345 743 0430. E: W:

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