Farm Land : Brentwood

An attractive property including farm buildings, arable and pastureland in a popular part of Essex.

About 43.85 Ha (108.35 acres)

Closing date for bids was Friday 11/02/2022. 


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An attractive property including farm buildings, arable and pastureland in a popular part of Essex.

About 43.85 Ha (108.35 acres)

Closing date for bids was Friday 11/02/2022. 


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Wishfields Farm will appeal to a variety of buyers and for sale purposes has been sub-divided into lots.  In the centre of the farm are the farm buildings that extend to approximately 800 sq.m of covered area.  Surrounding the buildings is the principal area of arable land with the grassland lying to the south-west of this.  To the west of Days Lane is a further small parcel of arable land.


The property is situated off Days Lane about 1.4 miles south of the village Doddinghurst and about 3 miles north of Brentwood.


The majority of the land at Wishfields Farm forms a single block surrounding Wishfields Farmhouse and buildings.  There is one off lying field to the west of Days Lane.  The principal access to the land is from the Wishfields Lane which leads to the farm buildings.  There is a further field gate at the northern end of Lot 2 providing access onto Days Lane.

The farm is being offered for sale in 4 Lots as described below:


Lot 1 - Farm Buildings 0.62 Ha (1.52 acres)

Guide Price £180,000

Lying to the south of Wishfields Lane are two former livestock buildings:

Cattle yard 1 (18.50m x 9.00m)

4 bay timber frame open-fronted barn with block walls and space boarding above on 3 sides.  Corrugated asbestos roof and concrete floor.

General storage barn (32.20m x 20.00m)

7 bay concrete portal frame barn with lean-to.  The Barn has a block and corrugated asbestos clad wall at one end and otherwise is open-sided.  Corrugated asbestos roof and concrete floor.

Adjacent to the barns is a former dung midden constructed of sleeper walls and there is a further derelict timber framed building on site.

To the south of the farm buildings 0.32 Ha (0.78 acres) of arable land which forms part of a larger field.  The purchaser of Lot 1 may be required to fence this land should Lot 1 be sold separately to Lot 2 - see stipulations and remarks below.


Lot 2 - Arable Land 28.94 Ha (71.51 acres)

Guide Price £625,000

Principally comprising a single large arable field.  The land is gently undulating, has high hedgerows and includes mature trees and some woodland

The DEFRA (formerly MAFF) Land Classification Plan details the land as being Grade 3.  The Soil Survey of England and Wales shows the soils to be of the Ragdale series being described as a chalky till which is typical of this area.

The land is under drained. Further details are available from the Vendor’s agent.


Lot 3 - Grassland 9.70 Ha (23.95 acres)

Guide Price £170,000

This block of grassland is for the main part divided into smaller fields with mature hedgerows and trees.  Access is from Wishfields Lane, the southern block is let out for horse grazing and has a water trough located close to the lane.  To the north of the land is a separate grass field part of which is being retained for the benefit of Wishfields Cottages.


Lot 4 - Arable and grassland 4.59 Ha (11.32 acres)

Guide Price £100,000

Comprising in the main a single arable field.  Part of the property is let on an informal basis.  See remarks and stipulations below.




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