Great Houndales Farm, Nafferton, East Yorkshire


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  • Bedrooms: 4
A quality arable farm on the southern edge of the Yorkshire Wolds. The whole extending in all to around 305 acres. For Sale by Private Treaty as a Whole or in 3 Lots BEST AND FINAL OFFERS BY 3PM, WEDNESDAY 28TH JUNE 2017


Great Houndales Farm is a highly productive arable holding extending to 305.37 acres (123.58 hectares) or thereabouts located on the southern edge of the Yorkshire Wolds.

The farm includes a well proportioned 4 bedroom farmhouse, a range of traditional and modern farm buildings and 298.70 acres (120.88 hectares) of Grade II quality arable land.

The deep calcareous wold soils on the holding are regarded as some of the best soils on the Yorkshire Wolds.

The property comes to the market for sale following the retirement of the present Tenant.


Great Houndales Farm is conveniently situated off the A614 Driffield By-Pass between the Market Town of Driffield and the village of Nafferton in East Yorkshire. Both Driffield and Nafferton provide a good range of services and amenities. The attractive Georgian Market Town of Beverley lies some 16 miles to the south with the City of York some 31 miles to the west.

Lot 1 and Lot 2 are well located either side of the A614 road. Lot 3 is located to the west of Nafferton village with extensive road frontage to and access from Markman Lane.


Great Houndales Farm: Farmhouse, Steading and 248.32 acres of Arable Land. In all around 254.98 acres in total (edged red on the plan).


A detached and spacious 4 bedroom farmhouse constructed of brick (rendered) under a slate roof extending in all to over 3,250 sq ft. The property is maintained to a good standard by the present Tenant and has benefitted from the installation of UPVc double glazing and oil fired central heating. The accommodation comprises:


Reception Hall (6.31m x 4.14m)

Main staircase leading to first floor. Doors off to dining room, sitting room and kitchen.

Sitting Room (5.36m x 5.14m)

Open fireplace and dual aspect south facing windows.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room (6.27m x4.40m)

Fitted with base and wall units. Wood burning stove. Plumbing for dishwasher. Pantry off with door leading to Cellar.

Conservatory (2.78m x 1.59m)

South facing with tiled floor.

Dining Room (4.19m x 4.18m)


Study (3.64m x 2.11m)

Built in cupboard.

Back Kitchen (4.30m x 3.95m)

Fitted wall and floor units. Tiled floor. Plumbing for washing machine. Boiler.

Downstairs WC

Second staircase


A spacious landing gives onto 4 good sized double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms as follows:

Master Bedroom (5.42m x 4.27m)

South facing. Fitted wardrobes.

Bedroom 2 (4.32m x 4.31m)


Bedroom 3 (4.41m x 3.96m)


Bedroom 4 (4.19m x 4.16m)


Principal Bathroom

Bath, dual wash hand basins, WC, bidet. Fully tiled walk-in shower and airing cupboard.

Second Bathroom

WC, bath, wash hand basin.


The farmhouse is approached from a tarmac entrance drive off the A614 and stands within attractive and well maintained gardens extending to around 0.6 acres or thereabouts which provide a good degree of amenity. In the rear garden there is a useful outbuilding comprising store and dog kennels and to the west of the farmhouse a traditional range used as a double garage.


A useful range of modern and traditional farm buildings located to the west of the farmhouse. The buildings are shown on the plan included in the full pdf version of the brochure. Please click on the button to the right hand side of the photographs above.


A detailed schedule of the area's and cropping schedule are included in the full pdf version of the brochure. Please click on the button to the right hand side of the photographs above.


The land is south facing and located in a ring fence with good farm road access. The land is classified as Grade II and the Soil Survey of England shows the land to be mainly part of the Hunstanton Series, which is described as well drained often reddish fine and coarse loamy soils. Some similar calcareous soils over chalk. The land generally comprises of a deep productive and free draining loam which has been well farmed. It is easy working and capable of growing high yielding crops of cereals or seeds, pulses and roots. The land rises gradually northwards from the farmstead and is located between the 35 and 80 meter contours. The fields are all regular shaped and suitable for modern farm machinery.


23.78 acres (9.62 hectares) Land off Green Lane, Nafferton (edged green on the plan)

Located opposite Lot 1 and comprising of a single parcel of quality deep loamy arable land adjoining the A614 and an unclassified highway known as Green Lane


26.61 acres (10.77 hectares) Land off Markman Lane, Nafferton (edged blue on the plan)

Located between Driffield and Nafferton and comprising of a single parcel of quality deep loamy arable land with road frontage to and access from Markman Lane.


Method of Sale

Great Houndales Farm is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole or in 3 lots. The Vendors reserve 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 in order to be kept informed as to how the sale will be concluded.


The property is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession available on completion.

Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) Entitlements

The land is registered with the Rural Payments Agency and has been used to activate BPS Entitlements. The BPS Entitle - ments belong to the Outgoing Tenant and are available to purchase by separate negotiation. Based on the 2017 BPS claim the area of eligible land in each Lot is as follows:

Lot 1 - 100.6960 Ha

Lot 2 - 9.6237 Ha

Lot 3 - 10.7670 Ha

The outgoing Tenant has claimed and reserves the right to the 2017 BPS Payment. The Purchaser(s) will undertake to comply with the BPS Scheme rules until 31st December 2017 and will indemnify the outgoing Tenant as such.

Fixtures & Fittings

All fixtures and fittings are expressly excluded from the sale unless specifically referred to in these particulars of sale.


The property is connected to mains electricity (single phase to house, 3 phase to farm buildings) and mains water. Domestic drainage is to a septic tank. Electricity is also sourced from Photovoltaic (PV) panels.

PV Panels

A 9.9kWP solar PV system comprising of No 44 225 watt solar panels was installed on the roof of building No 4 in 2011. Further information is available upon request from the selling Agent.


The Outgoing Tenant reserves the right of Holdover on field numbers 6639 and 2256 to lift the potato crop until 15th October 2017.

Ingoing Valuation

The Purchaser of Lot 1 will be required to purchase the PV panels at valuation. In respect of the land it is anticipated that completion will take place after harvest 2017 and therefore there will be no ingoing payment.

Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ)

The farm is located within an NVZ.

Environmental Stewardship Agreements

The farm is not included within any Environmental Stewardship Agreements.

Council Tax

Council tax is payable to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council. Great Houndales Farmhouse is classified as Band F and the payment for 2017/18 is £2,362.94.

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

An EPC for the Farmhouse has been carried out and the energy performance graph is included within these particulars.

Local Authority

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

Sporting & 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.

A Public Bridleway crosses the farm between the points marked A to G on the enclosed plan.

Wayleaves cross both Lots 1 and 3 in favour of Northern Powergrid for which an annual payment is received.


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.

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 May 2017. The photographs were taken in April and May 2017.

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. Please contact John Atkinson or Samantha Mellor on 01377 253151.

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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