Foston Lane, Beeford, East Yorkshire


Guide price

Well equipped and productive pig unit. A rare opportunity to purchase a Going Concern pig business. Offered for sale at a guide price of around £925,000 excluding the pig herd. BEST AND FINAL OFFERS TO BE SUBMITTED BY 3PM FRIDAY 17th MAY 2019. For further information, please contact Samantha Mellor / John Atkinson on 01377 253151 or Peter Crichton on 01284 701304.


West Farm comprises a purpose built pig breeding and finishing unit with the benefit of a well maintained range of specialist buildings and two well presented detached bungalows suitable for an Owner/Manager and staff. The unit was established in the 1970's and has undergone a comprehensive programme of refurbishment and replacement including a Sow House constructed .c 2006 and a Farrowing House constructed c. 2007/2008. The unit is presently operated on a 3 week batch rearing system based on around 550 sows but could revert to a progressive flow system for around 720 sows. There is a rearing and finishing accommodation for 2410 pigs to bacon weight. The unit has the benefit of a rural location whilst being close to the village of Beeford with good links to the main road network. Further buildings adjoining the property are available to let on a Farm Business Tenancy agreement. There is also the opportunity to purchase an additional 1.83 acres of land adjoining the property to the north under an Option Agreement.


West Farm is located off Foston Lane to the north of Beeford which provides a range of amenities including a primary school, doctors surgery, the Garth Pig Practice veterinary surgery, village shop and post office. The market towns of Driffield and Beverley lie some 9 miles and 11 miles to the west and south respectively with the City of Kingston Upon Hull around 19 miles to the south.

Dwelling Houses

The unit has the benefit of 2 good sized recently modernised dwellings (both subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition) which are occupied by members of staff. The dwellings are conveniently located at the entrance to the property and are separately metered for electricity and water. The details are as follows:

1 West Farm Bungalow

A detached 3 bedroomed chalet style bungalow of brick and tile construction built c. 1974. The property has oil fired central heating and uPVC double glazing. The property provides spacious, modern accommodation suitable for an Owner or Farm Manager and comprises:

Ground Floor:

Hallway with cloakroom

Living Room (4.00m x 5.60m)

Dining Room (4.40m x 3.40m)

Kitchen (4.80m x 2.70m max) - Fully fitted with modern floor and wall units. In built oven and halogen hob. Plumbing for automatic washing machine.

Bedroom 1 (4.00m max x 3.40m)

Bathroom - Wash hand basin and bath with electric shower over.

First Floor

Bedroom 2 (4.90m x 3.00m)

Bedroom 3 (5.50m x 3.00m)

Exterior and Gardens

Attached single garage (5.80m x 3.20m)

Garden Good sized garden with lawn, patio and pond.

2 West Farm Bungalow

A detached 3 bedroomed bungalow of brick and tile construction built c. 1974. The property has oil fired central heating, uPVC double glazing and provides modern, well maintained accommodation suitable for a member of staff. The accommodation comprises:

Ground Floor;

Hallway with airing cupboard

Living Room (5.30m x 3.80m max)

Bedroom 1 (3.80m x 3.10m)

Bedroom 2 (2.50m x 3.80m)

Bedroom 3 (3.70m x 3.10m)

Kitchen (4.80m x 2.70m max) - Fully fitted with modern floor and wall units. Plumbing for automatic washing machine.

Bathroom - Wash hand basin, WC and bath with electric shower over.

Exterior and Gardens

Attached single garage (5.80m x 3.20m)

Garden - Good sized south facing garden laid mainly to lawn.


Surface water drains by internal pipe system to field drains.

Fym & Slurry Strorage

Slurry is gravity fed at West Farm to a collecting tank and then pumped to 2 no. Lagoons located to the east on land owned by the vendor. The necessary rights will be granted to the Purchaser(s) to pump effluent from the pig unit into the lagoons. The Vendor will be responsible for the repair and maintenance of the lagoons. The Purchaser(s) will be responsible for maintaining the midden (if let under an FBT) and repairing and replacing the slurry equipment serving the unit.

Muck/Slurry for Straw Agreement

The Vendor owns adjoining land and can offer a cash neutral FYM/slurry for straw agreement to the Purchaser(s).

Option to Purchase 1.83 Acres of Adjoining Land

The sale will include an Option for the Purchaser(s) to purchase adjoining land for the purposes of extending the pig unit. This area is shown edged blue on the plan included within these sales particulars. Further details are available from the Joint Selling Agents.

Method of Sale

West Farm is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole. The Vendor reserves the right to conclude the sale by any other means at their discretion. Interested parties are required to register their interest with Dee Atkinson and Harrison or Peter Crichton in order to be kept informed as to how the sale will be concluded.


The property is offered for sale freehold either as a going concern or alternatively as a de-populated site.

Fixtures and Fittings

All fixtures and fittings are included in the sale unless specifically referred to in these particulars..

Unit Details

CPH No 51/102/0102. Herd Mark YD0977. Red Tractor Ref: 391 (expires 30/6/19)


The workforce on the farm will transfer to a new owner under TUPE Regulations.


The property is connected to mains electricity (including a 3 phase supply to the farm buildings) and there is also a supply from the Vendor's wind turbine. The property is connected to mains water together with a borehole water supply. Each bungalow has a septic tank with foul drainage from the farm office connecting into the septic tank serving No. 1 West Farm Bungalow. As noted above both dwelling houses are separately metered for electricity and water.

Renewable Electricity

Wind turbines located on the Vendor's retained land currently provide a renewable source of electricity to West Farm in addition to a mains supply. The Vendor will recharge the element of renewable electricity used to the Purchaser(s) and will retain access to read the meters which are located in the Staff Room.

Council Tax

Council Tax is payable to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 1 West Farm bungalow is classified as Band B and 2 West Farm bungalow is classified as Band A .

Holdover & Reservations

In the event that West Farm is sold on a de-populated basis the vendor reserves the right to use any buildings necessary following completion for de-population to be completed.

Ingoing Valuations

In addition to the purchase price, as appropriate, the Purchaser(s) will be required to pay an ingoing valuation to include the pig herd to be set by Peter Crichton. Feed stuffs, fuels and consumables on hand will also be subject to an ingoing valuation set by the Joint Selling Agents. Machinery and equipment used on West Farm including tractors, trailers and small tools may also be available to the Purchaser(s) to purchase at valuation.

Agricultural Occupancy Condition

Both dwellings are subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition which restricts their occupation to ... A person employed, or last employed , locally in agriculture... Or in forestry, or a dependant of such a person residing with him (but including a widow or widower of such a person.....

Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ)

The farm is located within an NVZ

Environmental/Countryside Stewardship Agreements

The farm is not included within any such Agreements.

Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)

An EPC has been carried out on each dwelling and the energy performance graphs are included within these particulars.

Local Authority

East Riding of Yorkshire Council, County Hall, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 9BA. T: 01482 887700

Sporting and Mineral Rights

In so far as they are owned, the sporting and mineral rights are in hand and included in the sale.

Easements, Wayleaves & Rights of Way

The property is sold with the benefit of all granted rights of way, water, drainage, water courses, support, electricity supplies, light, other easements or quasi-easements and restrictive covenants and all existing or proposed wayleaves for electricity, drainage, water, gas and any other pipes whether shown on the plan or indicated in these particulars or not and without any obligations to define the same respectively. The Vendor(s) will retain rights of access to West Farm in relation to the wind turbine.


Planning enquiries in respect of the property should be directed to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, County Hall, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 9BA. T: 01482 887888

Value Added Tax (VAT)

If any part of the property or any right attached to it is chargeable for the purposes of VAT, such tax will be payable by the Purchaser(s) in addition to the purchase price.

Plans, Areas, Schedules and Information

The plan provided in these sale particulars is for guidance only. It is the responsibility of the Purchaser(s) to verify the boundaries and area of the property before completing a sale. These sales particulars were completed in March 2019. The photographs were taken in February and March 2019.

Contaminated Land

The Vendor is not aware of any land having been filled with any contaminated matter referred to in the Environmental Protection Act 1990. The Vendor does not give any guarantee or guarantees in this respect and advises the Purchaser(s) to undertake enquiries and investigations, which may be necessary to satisfy themselves that none of this land is so filled.

Viewing/Further Information

Viewings of the property will be arranged strictly by prior appointment with Dee Atkinson and Harrison or Peter Crichton. Viewers are required to comply with the Visitor Policy. Please contact John Atkinson or Samantha Mellor on 01377 253151 or Peter Crichton on 01284 701304.

Disclaimer: Dee Atkinson & Harrison for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property, whose Agents they are, give notice that these particulars are produced in good faith, are set out as a general guide only and do not constitute any part of a Contract. No person in the employment of Dee Atkinson & Harrison has any authority to make any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.

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