Land at Barsham, Beccles

An attractive block of grazing land extending to approximately 62.50 acres (25.29 hectares) adjoining the River Waveney on the Norfolk/Suffolk border at Barsham.

The land at Barsham extends to approximately 62.50 acres (25.29 hectares). The property provides purchasers with the opportunity to acquire a good size block of grassland for agricultural, amenity or investment purposes.

Method of Sale
We are instructed to offer the land by private treaty inviting offers for the whole with the intention of achieving exchange of contracts as soon as possible with completion by agreement, expected to take place four weeks thereafter. A deposit of 10% of the purchase price will be payable on exchange of contracts and if early entry is required, then the purchaser will be asked to pay an additional 10% deposit at that stage.

The land is being sold freehold with vacant possession being given upon completion.

Vendor´s Solicitor
Edward Willis of Birketts LLP, Providence House, 141-145 Princes Street, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 1QJ Tel: 01473 232300. Email:

The land is situated in a picturesque rural position on the edge of the Norfolk Broads, between the north Suffolk towns of Bungay and Beccles.

Bungay lies approximately four miles to the west of the property and offers comprehensive facilities including
Co-op supermarket and a range of pubs and restaurants.

Beccles lies approximately three miles to the east of the property and offers a wide range of comprehensive facilities including a railway station with links to the coastal town of Lowestoft and onwards to Ipswich and Norwich.

The Heritage Coast is within 16 miles and Norwich lies approximately 18 miles to the north west.

The grassland extends to approximately 62.50 acres (25.29 hectares) and is offered for sale as a whole. It is shown for identification purposes outlined red on the enclosed plan.

It provides an opportunity to purchase a picturesque block of permanent pasture situated in a rural setting with river frontage on to the River Waveney. The land is divided into four main enclosures, which are each determined by either mature hedgerows, substantial drainage ditches and/or post and rail fencing. The vendor has carried out ditching and improvement works to the fencing in recent years.

The grass is currently let to a local farmer for the grazing of cattle and this has been the use class on the land for many years. The land is generally flat in topography, gently sloping north towards the River Waveney. The land includes a flood defence wall, which runs alongside the southern bank of the River Waveney.

There are no buildings on the land nor services connected to it.

At any reasonable time, with particulars in hand, by prior arrangement with the Agents. Please note there is likely to be cattle within the field and viewings take place entirely at the risk of the viewer.

Rights of Way, Wayleaves, Easements Etc.
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, wayleaves and easements that may affect the land.
The land can be accessed directly from the B1062 via an unrestricted right of way over an unmade track leading past the remains of Barsham Hall.
There are no known public footpaths affecting the property.

There is a 400KVA pylon line over-sailing the property from north to south.

Timber, Sporting and Minerals
All sporting rights, standing timber and mineral rights (except as reserved by statute or to the crown) are included within the sale of the freehold.

It is understood that the fishing rights along the River Waveney are retained by the Environment Agency.

All boundaries shall be as previously and the vendor is not required to define the same. These are shown for identification purposes only outlined in red on the enclosed plan. Purchasers should satisfy themselves that no error, omission or misstatement will allow the purchaser to rescind the contact or entitle any party to any compensation thereof.

The land has the benefit of being registered with the Land Registry – Title No´s SK193461 & SK317439.

Town and Country Planning
The property is sold subject to any development plans, Tree Preservation Orders, Ancient Monument Orders and Town and Country schedules or other similar matters as may be or come into force.

The land is sold subject to any drainage rates and other outgoings that may be relevant.

Should any sale of the land, or any right attached to it become a chargeable supplier for the purpose of VAT, such VAT shall be payable by the purchaser in addition to the contract price.

Basic Payment Scheme
The land is registered under the Basic Payment Scheme and 18.50 Normal Entitlements will be made available and transferred to the Purchaser.

Environmental Stewardship Scheme
The land is subject to a Higher Level Stewardship Agreement, which terminates in September 2024. The payment is £3,800 per annum. The Purchaser will be obligated to take on the requirements of the Scheme.

Tenure and Possession
The land is for sale freehold with vacant possession. The land is let on a Grazing Licence which runs from 1st April 2018 to the 31st October 2018 and at which time the cattle will be removed from the Property. If required, the Licence does allow for one month´s Notice to be given to the Licensee for vacant possession within the Licence period.

Useful Contacts

Environment Agency
Cobham Road
Suffolk IP3 9JE
Tel: 01473 727712

Waveney District Council
Riverside, 4 Canning Road
Suffolk NR33 0EQ
Tel: 01502 562111

Block B government Buildings
Brooklands Avenue
Cambridge CB23 2DR
Tel: 01223 462727

Further Information
Detailed information relating to the BPS and HLS Agreement is available from the Agent´s office.

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