- Advert Expiry Date: Tuesday, 13th June 2017
- Property / Land Type: Land
- Price Description £3,635,000 Guide price
Lodge Farm, Mulbarton is a compact and well presented arable unit extending to 342 acres (138.4 hectares) situated in a rural though convenient location to the South of Norwich. The principal dwelling, The Lodge, is well situated as part of the main landholding and offers generous, well appointed accommodation in mature grounds complementing the rural setting. The agricultural buildings offer flexible general purpose and grain storage and are conveniently centrally located in the context of the landholding, particularly in relation to the local road network. The productive agricultural land extends to 312 acres (126.3 hectares) and is utilised as part of a rotation including wheat, barley, sugar beet, oilseed rape, peas and beans in rotation. There are a further 12 acres (4.85 hectares) of permanent pasture which, together with 10.3 acres (4.19 hectares) of mature woodland provide pleasant amenity and sporting interest based around an existing syndicated shoot.
Property agent Location
Lodge Farm is situated to the East of the village of Mulbarton, in South Norfolk. The centre of the city of Norwich, the principal settlement of Norfolk, is around 6 miles to the North.
The property sits conveniently in relation to the local transport infrastructure between the A140 trunk road to Ipswich to the East and the recently dualled A11 some 8 miles to the West. These arterial routes are linked by the A47 which runs the breadth of Norfolk, with the A11 in particular giving excellent access to the regional and national road network via Cambridge.
London Liverpool Street station can be reached in around 1 hour and 44 minutes from Norwich, which is also served by an international airport.
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Lodge Farm, Mulbarton is a compact and well presented arable unit extending to 342 acres (138.4 hectares) located in a rural though convenient location to the South of Norwich.
The principal dwelling, The Lodge, is well situated as part of the the main landholding and offers generous accommodation in mature grounds complementing the rural setting. The agricultural buildings offer flexible general purpose and grain storage and are conveniently located in the context of the landholding, particularly in relation to the local road network.
The productive agricultural land extends to 312 acres (126.3 hectares) and is utilised as part of a rotation including wheat, barley, sugar beet, oilseed rape, peas and beans.
There are a further 12 acres (4.85 hectares) of permanent pasture which, together with 10.3 acres (4.19 hectares) of mature woodland provide pleasant amenity and sporting interest based around an existing syndicated shoot.
LOT 1 - THE LODGE
Shown coloured yellow on the sale plan, The Lodge is an attractive country residence in an exceptional location to the South of Norwich, making a wonderful family house.
Located within the grounds of The Lodge is The Bungalow which provides further, ancillary accommodation as well as a range of traditionally constructed outbuildings and sheds which lend practical storage options.
The House is set in grounds extending to 13.09 acres (5.3 hectares) varying from mature, well maintained formal gardens including a pond and two paddocks sheltered by mature woodland
Constructed of brick walls beneath pitched, slate roofs The Lodge is a Grade II Listed country house with accommodation arranged over two floors. The impressive main facade is in three symmetrical bays with a porch supported on paired Ionic columns creating a house with a commanding presence.
On the Ground Floor the accommodation is arranged around an impressive entrance hall, which grants access to the four reception rooms including spacious drawing room, dining room and sitting room, all of which enjoy access to the western terrace and gardens beyond. The kitchen is well served by a pantry and utility, whilst there is also a pool room with an indoor swimming pool (currently unused) from which the gardens can also be reached.
On the First Floor there are six principal bedrooms all of which are spacious and enjoy high ceilings and aspects of the gardens and grounds. The master bedroom is served by a dressing room and bathroom whilst there is a further family bath/shower room and separate WC.
There is a cellar which houses the oil fired boiler which serves the hot water and central heating systems as well as, when in use, the swimming pool.
Situated to the north of the main house, the bungalow is a compact, comfortable dwelling. Situated on a single storey, the two bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom are arranged around a generous reception room which enjoys southerly and westerly aspects across the grounds.
LOT 2 - LAND AT MULBARTON
Shown coloured blue on the sale plan, the Land at Mulbarton is a ring fenced block of 287.02 acres (116.6 hectares), of which 278.73 acres (112.80 hectares) is productive arable ground. There is a range of farm buildings with a concrete yard, on the eastern side.
The soils, predominantly classified as Grade III by the Natural England Agricultural Land Classification Maps, are of the Beccles 1 Series characterised by fine loamy over clayey soils, suited to growing cereals, some potatoes and field vegetables in rotation.
The fields are generally regularly shaped and are well suited to commercial farming practices which, in conjunction with the close access from the public highway and local transport network, mean the farm is particularly easily managed. Hall Farm consistently delivers first rate yields as part of a productive, flexible rotation which is indicative of the capability of the soils and infrastructure, most notably grain storage. A cropping schedule is available from the vendor's Agent.
The agricultural buildings at Lodge Farm are conveniently located as part of the main landholding and provide practical and well maintained storage options, in particular grain storage with a capacity of around 800 tonnes. Building No. 3 is let to an agricultural contractor until 2018 (See Occupancy Schedule)
The gently undulating topography and mature woodland, together with the use of cover strips, provides the backdrop for a driven partridge and pheasant shoot in conjunction with the neighbouring farm.
LOT 3 - LAND AT RECTORY LANE
Shown coloured Green on the sale plan, the Land at Rectory Lane comprises a compact enclosure of grazing and amenity land, with excellent access via direct frontage to the public highway. The land extends to 8.58 acres (3.47 hectares) and is comprised of a single enclosure of permanent pasture screened with mature trees on the boundaries which provide amenity as well as shelter to grazing animals.
LOT 4 - LAND AT SWAINSTHORPE
Shown coloured orange on the sale plan, the land at Swainsthorpe comprises a single parcel of arable land extending to 33.36 acres (13.5 hectares) situated adjacent to A140 trunk road, around 1 mile to the East of the main farm.
The land forms a well shaped parcel with the flexible soils capable of growing cereals as well as sugar beet in rotation, whilst the easy access mean that the land is convenient to work in conjunction with the main holding.
By appointment with the Vendor's agent. Before travelling to view the property, please discuss with the Vendor's agent any point which is of particular importance to you. Given the potential hazards of a working farm, visitors must, before entering the property, meet with ourrepresentative on site to be briefed on possible hazards.