Castle Hill Lane, Sutton On Hull, Hull HU7

Guide Price £2,500,000 | Sold

Productive block of versatile arable land extending in all to approximately 419.83 acres (169.90 hectares), planning permission to construct a replacement farmhouse. FOR SALE AS A WHOLE BY PRIVATE TREATY.

  • Land
  • 419.83 Acres


Land at Castle Hill Farm, Castle Hill Lane, Sutton on Hull, Hull, HU7 4TX

Swine 2 miles, Hull 5 miles, Beverley 9 miles, Hornsea 16 miles

• Commercial block of agricultural land

• Planning permission granted to construct a replacement farmhouse

• Extending in all to approximately 419.83 acres (169.90 hectares)

For sale by private treaty as a whole


Castle Hill Farm offers an excellent opportunity to acquire a commercial block of arable land extending to approximately 419.83 acres (169.90 hectares).

The land is conveniently situated on the rural urban fringe to the north east of the city of Hull, approximately 2 miles south west of the hamlet of Swine and within 3 miles of the A165 trunk road. The A63 main trunk road is within 5 miles which connects with the M62. Access to the east coast mainline is available at Doncaster where direct trains to London Kings Cross take approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.

The metropolitan city of Kingston upon Hull provides a wide range of local services and amenities including primary and secondary schooling, leisure amenities and a range of professional services.


The land is classified as Grade 3 under the former Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and is situated within a compact ring fence. The land extends to approximately 419.83 acres (169.90 hectares) and comprises 394.02 Ac of arable, 12.10 Ac of pasture and 13.71 Ac of misc. tracks and rough pasture.

The underlying soil type is classified as being part of the Wallasea 1 series which is best described as a deep stoneless non-calcareous and calcareous clayey soil. This soil series is suitable for winter cereals and grassland.

The topography of the land at Castle Hill Farm is generally level and rises to a height of approximately 5 metres above sea level and is dissected by the Holderness Drain which flows south to the river Humber. The land is bounded by a mixture of mature hedgerows and well maintained ditches. The property falls within the Beverley and Holderness Internal Drainage Board and the 2015/16 Levy is £700.56.

The majority of the land is currently in arable cropping or temporary grass. The land is separated into large regular shaped manageable field parcels. Access to the land is taken over a metalled track which connects the public highway with the farm track.

The property is offered for sale as a whole.

Planning Consent

Castle Hill Farm benefits from planning permission to construct a replacement farmhouse at Castle Hill Farm (Ref 09/02793/PLF) at OS 4777.

Planning permission has been implemented by means of a material start in accordance with the approval dated 16 November 2010. As a consequence the planning permission remains extant in perpetuity. A copy of the certificate of existing lawful use is available for inspection from the selling agents. Access to the former farmstead is taken via Castle Hill Road.

Scheduled Ancient Monument – Swine Castle Hill

The earthwork remains of the medieval Swine Castle are designated as a scheduled ancient monument. The site is situated approximately 200 metres south from the former Castle Hill farmstead in OS Field 5434 and consists of a shallow oval mound surrounded by a rampart and ditch.

Basic Payment Scheme

The property has been registered for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS). The Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements are included within the sale. The Outgoing Tenant will use their reasonable endeavours to transfer the appropriate BPS entitlements to the Purchaser(s) upon completion in accordance with the scheme rules. The Outgoing Tenant has submitted a claim for the 2015 scheme and will retain the 2015 payment.

Carter Jonas will administer the Transfer and charge the Purchaser(s) a fee of £300 plus VAT for each transfer.

General Remarks and Stipulations

Method of Sale

Castle Hill Farm is offered for sale as a whole by private treaty. If you have downloaded these particulars, please register your interest with the Harrogate office so that you can be kept fully informed as to how we propose to conclude the sale.

Tenure and Possession

The land at Swine is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession on completion.

Development Clawback

The purchaser will enter into an Overage Agreement of 50% for a term of 25 years from the date of completion to the benefit of the Vendor and their successors in title. The overage will be triggered by the sale with or the implementation of planning consent for any use other than agriculture, equine or forestry.

Sporting and Mineral Rights

The shooting and mineral rights are included in the freehold sale in so far as they are owned.


The property benefits from connections to mains water and electric.

Easements, Wayleaves and Rights of Way

The land is sold subject to and with the benefits of all rights of way, water drainage, water courses and other easements quasi or reputed easements and rights of adjoining owners (if any) affecting the same and all existing and proposed wayleaves and other matters registered by any competent authority subject to statute.


The Vendor will only sell such interest in the boundary fences, walls, ditches, hedges and other boundaries separating the property from third party properties in so far as they are owned.


Any guide prices quoted are exclusive of VAT. The Vendors have Opted to Tax the property and therefore VAT may be payable on the purchase price. Further details are available from the Vendor's Agent.


Parties are permitted to view the land on foot during reasonable daylight hours whilst in possession of these sales particulars. Gates should remain closed at all times. Please inform Carter Jonas that you intend to view the land.

Health and Safety

Please take care when viewing the property and be as vigilant as possible when making an inspection for your own personal safety.

Vendor’s Solicitor

Burgess Salmon, 1 Glass Wharf, Bristol, BS2 0ZX

Local Authorities

Hull City Council, Guildhall, Hull, HU1 2AA

From the north (Beverley/Bishop Burton) travel south on the A1079. Continue on the A1033 for approximately 1 mile. At the sequence of roundabouts continue to take the second exit and carry on to Bude Road. After the fourth roundabout turn left onto Noddle Hill Way. Continue for approximately 0.5 miles before turning left onto Castle Hill Road. The tarmacked roadway leads to a stoned track providing vehicular access to the land.

From the M62 continue along the A63 through to Hull city centre. From here travel north along the A1165 for approximately 1 mile. At the roundabout take the third exit onto the B1237. Continue across the mini roundabout, at the next roundabout turn left onto Wawne Road. After approximately 200 meters turn left onto Noddle Hill Way. Follow the road round to the left before turning right onto Castle Hill road.

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