Askern, Nr Doncaster
Grade 3 Arable Land

22.81 Acres (9.23 Hectares) or thereabouts

For Sale by Informal Tender
(Unless Previously Sold)
Tender Date: Thursday 12th September 2019

The village of Askern lies to the south of the land with access to both Lots taken along the private track known as Willow Garth Lane off Fenwick Lane. The town of Doncaster lies approximately 9 miles to the south and Thorne lies approximately 10 miles to the east.

The land comprises two parcels of arable land which have grown potatoes in previous years, however they have been laid down to temporary grass since 2017. The land is classified as being Grade 3 on Sheet 103 of the Provisional Agricultural Classification Maps of England & Wales.

The soils are identified by the Soil Survey of England & Wales as being from the “Fladbury 3” and “Foggathorpe 2” Associations. Their characteristics are described as “fine silty and fine loamy soils affected by groundwater” and “stoneless clayey and fine loamy over clayey soils” respectively and as suitable for “stock rearing on permanent grassland with occasional winter cereals” and “cereals and grassland with stock rearing”.

LotOS Map Sheet RefNG Field NoDescriptionArea
Claimable Area
Lot 1
SK 56145322Arable11.984.854.85
Lot 2
SK 56146517Arable10.834.384.38


The land is registered as one parcel on the Rural Payments Agency Rural Land Register and has been used to activate Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements. The Vendor has made and will retain, the Basic Payment Scheme claim for the 2019 season. It is intended that there will be a permanent transfer of an appropriate number of entitlements to the Purchaser or their nominee as part of the agreed consideration, following completion.

A copy of the relevant part of the Vendor’s 2019 BP5 application form and the relevant LPIS map is available for inspection at the Selling Agents’ office by prior appointment or can be emailed on request. Prospective Purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of the same. Any statement within these particulars is given in good faith, but carries no warranty.

The land is offered freehold with vacant possession on completion.

Full details of back cropping are available from the Selling Agents on request.

The land benefits from a drainage scheme, the plans for which can be supplied on request.

Outgoings - Danvm Drainage Commissioners. Assessable Area 21.99 acres. Annual Value £792. 2019/2020 rates payable £79.20

It is envisaged that as completion of the sale will take place after the 2019 harvest, there will be no tenantright payable, likewise there will be no consideration or allowance made whatsoever for dilapidations or any other deductions of any kind.

Early entry onto the land will be permitted for the prospective Purchaser(s) prior to completion, subject to an exchange of contracts and the payment of a double deposit (20%).

All of the land lies within a designated Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.

The sale price is agreed on a VAT exclusive basis and the Purchaser(s) shall indemnify the Vendor for any VAT which may subsequently be payable.

The property is sold subject to any rights of way, reservation of minerals, water, drainage, sporting rights, other easements and wayleaves and all rights of access whether mentioned in these particulars or not. There is a single wooden pole carrying an overhead electric line in the western corner of Lot 2.

Sporting & Timber rights are included where owned.

A right of access exists along Willow Garth Lane which connects the field with Fenwick Lane. This right of access continues along the northern boundary of Lot 1 to serve Lot 2.

The land may be viewed at any reasonable time during daylight hours when in possession of a copy of these sales particulars.

The land is offered for sale by informal tender and the closing date for tenders is set for 12 noon Thursday 12th September 2019.

The following points particularly apply:

The following points particularly apply:

  • 1. Tenders should be submitted, by the due date, in writing on a tender form in a sealed envelope clearly marked ”Askern Tender”.
  • 2. Tenders must be for a precise sum in pounds Sterling and it is advised that tenders should be for an “odd figure” to avoid the possibility of identical bids.
  • 3. No tender will be considered which is only calculable by reference to another tender.
  • 4. Tenderers should state whether their offers are for cash, or whether they are dependent upon borrowing or upon the sale of other property. If borrowing is involved, the source and availability of funds should be confirmed.
  • 5. Letters of tender should include the full names, address and telephone number of the proposed purchaser together with the name, address and telephone number of the proposed Purchaser’s solicitors.
  • 6. The Vendors reserve the right not to accept the highest or any specific tender, and all tenders are to be submitted and received on a Subject to Contract basis.
  • 7. If a receipt is required, please write your name and address on the back of the envelope and a receipt will be forwarded to you.
  • 8. The sealed envelope should be marked on the outside with the name(s), address(es) and date(s) of birth of the prospective Purchaser(s). This is to comply with recent changes to Anti-Money Laundering legislation.
Only tenders submitted in this way will be accepted. All tenders will remain unopened until after 12 noon on Tender day.

2 Doncaster Road • Bawtry • Doncaster • South Yorkshire • DN10 6NF
Tel: (01302) 714399 • Fax: (01302) 719715