141 acres, Sowe Fields Farm, Lentons Lane, Coventry

Land and Property

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For Sale - Guide Price £2,000,000


  • Residential mixed farm
  • Three bedroom farm house subject to an agricultural tie
  • Range of buildings suitable for conversion (subject to planning)
  • Productive arable and grass land
  • 141 acres (57 hectares)
Sowe Fields Farm is a ring fenced, mixed farm comprising a three bedroom farm house, a range of traditional buildings together with two more modern portal framed buildings and in all extending to approximately 141 acres of pasture and arable land with road frontage and being strategically located on the edge of Coventry.

The farm house constructed of red brick with wood cladding externally to the first floor is subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition full details are available from the vendors’ agent.

There is a range of traditional farm buildings with potential for conversion to alternative uses subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents as well as two steel framed buildings which extend to approximately 2,800 sq ft (260.13 sq m).

The residential accommodation is provided over two floors.

The gardens are south west facing and laid to grass enclosed by mature hedge and trees with views over the farm and surrounding countryside. There is a timber garden shed and greenhouse as well as a Garage of brick construction with a clad roof, concrete floor, side personal and up and over door.

The farm house and buildings are accessed off a single private drive from the highway and are located within the centre of the farm. The farm yard consists of a mixture of brick and tiled buildings and modern steel portal framed buildings enclosed by a concrete yard, together with two grain silos and a mobile home.

The traditional buildings extend to a total of 2,657 sq ft (246 sq m) and provide the potential for conversion to alternative uses subject to obtaining the necessary consents, the steel framed buildings extend to about 2,800 sq ft (260 sq m)

Building 1 (14.57m x 7.13m) a steel portal framed open fronted building with concrete floor, a clad timber roof with tin back and gables.
Building 2 (18.24m x 9.01m) a steel portal framed building clad with concrete panels and Yorkshire boarding to the rear and gables complete with overhang and livestock feed barriers, concrete floor with double gates to the rear.
Building 3 (18.14m x 4.23m) a single storey brick and tiled buildings with timber roof structure and concrete floor.
Building 4 18.39m x 3.81m & 14.54m x 5.14m) a two storey tiled traditional building, single storey ‘L’ shaped extension used as stables.
Building 5 (5.7m x 11.65m) an open fronted timber pole and brick barn.

There is a mobile home located on site which has been in situ for several years but not always occupied.

The majority of the land is classified as Grade 3 and extends in all to about 141 acres of mixed pasture and arable. The pasture has historically been grazed predominantly by sheep and cattle and is contained within well defined enclosures with part stock proof fencing and part mature hedge boundaries.

The arable land has been well farmed by a third party following a typical cereal rotation, full details are shown in the schedule of acreages below.

The arable land extends to about 44.32 acres (17.94 ha) with the pasture extending to 93.06 acres (37.66 ha). Permission could be sought from Natural England to allow the conversion of some of the pasture land into arable rotation.

Tenure & Possession
The property is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession of the land being given upon completion which will be no sooner than 30th September 2019.

EPC Rating
The current EPC rating for the house is F32 with the potential to increase to B89.

Council Tax
Sowe Fields Farm is within Council Tax Band F with the amount payable for 2018/2019 being £2,690.41.

Basic Payment Scheme
The land is registered to receive entitlements under the Basic Payment Scheme although the claim is submitted by a third party. The 2019 payment will be retained by the current claimant but the vendor will ensure that the appropriate number of entitlements will be transferred on completion (or when the RPA system allows) either from the claimant or a third party.
There will be an indemnity clause within the sale contract to protect the seller from any breaches of cross compliance between completion and 31st December 2019.

The property benefits from a mains water supply, mains electricity (single phase) (a three phase supply exists but is not connected), private drainage system.

Rights Of Way Etc
Two footpaths cross the property, shown marked brown on the plan. There is an overhead electricity cable for which a wayleave exists.

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, easements and wayleaves that may exist over the same whether disclosed or not.

Sporting, Timber & Mineral Rights
All rights are believed to be held with the freehold owner and will be included within a sale.

Overage Clause
The vendor reserves a right via an overage to retain 30% of any uplift in value received from any development or mineral extraction on the agricultural land only, for a period of 30 years from the point of sale. This overage will not include the area of the farm buildings or farm house. The overage will be triggered on either the implementation of the planning consent or the disposal of the property subject to the planning consent, it will not be triggered on any agricultural or equestrian development on the land.

Boundaries & Fencing
The vendor is not aware of the ownership of the boundaries but has always maintained their side of the boundary and roadside hedges.

The vendor reserves the right to offer the property for sale in any order other than that described in these particulars, to sub-divide, amalgamate or withdraw the property from sale without prior notice











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