Helperby, York YO61

Asking Price £2,000,000 | under offer

Productive arable farm situated within the Vale of York comprising a pair of semi-detached cottages, traditional range of buildings and land extending in all to approximately 215.86 acres (87.36 hectares)

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About 215.86 acres (87.36 hectares)

As shaded pink on attached plan


Broomfield Farm Cottages comprise a pair of semi-detached cottages set within mature gardens.

The accommodation is arranged over two floors with the ground floor of each cottage providing a kitchen, lounge and bathroom. To the first floor each cottage benefits from two bedrooms.

Externally, the cottages are set within mature gardens to the front and rear laid predominantly to grass.

The Cottages are served by oil fired central heating and connections to mains water and electricity with private drainage to a shared septic tank.


A range of traditional agricultural buildings of brick construction under a mix of pan-tile and fibre cement clad roof sheets arranged around a central courtyard with potential for conversion to alternative use (subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents). The traditional range comprises a granary building, former cow stalls, stables and byres. In addition to the traditional range there is a Dutch Barn (75’ x 20’) constructed of timber frame under a fibre cement clad roof together with a former silage clamp.


Lot 1 of Broomfield Farm extends to approximately 215.86 acres (87.36 hectares) of productive level Grade 2 and 3 agricultural land farmed predominantly as part of an arable cropping regime. The land is situated within a compact ring fence and is accessed directly from the public highway and benefits from a good network of internal access tracks.

In addition to the arable land extending to approximately 206 acres, there are strategically placed shelter belts extending to approximately 5 acres, pasture extending to 2 acres and miscellaneous tracks and buildings extending to 2 acres.

The underlying soil type is classed as the Foggathorpe 2 series which can be described as a slowly permeable stoneless clayey and fine loam summarised as being ideal for cereals and grassland with stock rearing.

Access to Lot 1 is taken directly from the public highway over the main farm access track.

Method of Sale

Broomfield Farm is offered for sale as a whole or in up to three lots 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

1 Broomfield Cottage – Let subject to a periodic Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST)

2 Broomfield Cottage – Vacant Possession

Broomfield Farm Buildings – Vacant Possession

The land is let subject to a Farm Business Tenancies (FBT) which terminates on 10th October 2016.

Basic Payment Scheme

The land at Broomfield Farm has been registered for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS). The Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements are included within the sale. The Outgoing Tenants 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 Tenants have submitted claims for the 2016 scheme year and will retain the 2016 payment.

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

Ingoing Valuation

In addition to the purchase price and the payment for fixtures and fittings (if any), the purchaser will be required to pay for any growing crops, including cultivations, seeds, fertilisers, sprays, lime, new leys and acts of husbandry at cost or market value (whichever is the higher) and any items normally paid for at ingoing. No claim will be allowed for dilapidations or any other matters.

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.


Broomfield Farm Cottages benefit from connections to mains water and electricity with private drainage to a septic tank. The farm buildings at Broomfield Farm are connected to mains water and electricity.

Council Tax

1 Broomfield Farm Cottage – Band C

2 Broomfield Farm Cottage – Band C


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.

Sporting and Mineral Rights

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


Viewings are strictly by appointment through the selling agents Carter Jonas T: 01423 523423. Given the potential hazards of a working farm we would ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection for your own personal safety, particularly around the farm buildings and machinery.

Vendor’s Solicitor

Burges Salmon, One Glass Wharf, Bristol,

BS2 0ZX Tel: 0117 9392000

Local Authorities

Harrogate Borough Council, Crescent Gardens,

Harrogate, HG1 2SG Tel: 01423 500600


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