Guide Price £550,000
This secluded stunning ring-fenced block of land is
strategically positioned to the south of Tadcaster and
to the west of Towton village. The thriving market
town of Tadcaster has a wide range of day-to-day
amenities including sporting facilities, supermarket,
cafes, bars and independent shops catering for all
daily needs. Being conveniently situated for access to
the A64 and the nearby A1M link allows quick easy
access to York, Leeds, and Harrogate.
Towton village and the land share a link of historical
significance to the battle of Towton. Fought on
March 29, 1461, it was a pivotal engagement in the
Wars of the Roses, a series of conflicts for control of
the English throne between the rival houses of
Lancaster and York. This battle is often referred to as
one of the largest ever fought on English soil and has
shaped not only the heritage of Yorkshire but British
The land extends to 34.4 acres of
permanent pasture in a ring fence which
is interspersed with woodland. The land
is provisionally classed as grade 3
according to the Provisional agricultural
land classification and soilscapes
describes the land as "Freely draining
lime-rich loamy soils".
Currently the land is utilized for the
grazing of horses with suitable stabling
and a menage for training. The property
has previously had an equestrian
cross-country course running around
the perimeter of the property. On the
course are a range of jumps and
features such as steps and a water
jump. The course would be roughly
1 -1.4 miles long. The land is undulating
and will see fit for a variety of uses be it
that of traditional agricultural grazing,
equestrian use, sporting use or
diversification. The property would also
lend itself to rewilding and eco-tourism.
The woodland on the property is of
varying ages and tree type, with older
well-established trees on the boundary
fences complimenting the more
recently planted covers/spinneys.
To the east the land adjoins Cock Beck.
Buildings and Menage
At current the existing timber portal
framed building measures 5.46m x
14.9m with the ability to be split in to 3
bays, providing general storage for feed,
bedding and livery when needed.
To further the equestrian facilities there
is a menage that could provide training
for a varying amount of equestrian
disciplines which can be incorporated
by the purchaser if desired.
Class Q Consent
The building now benefits from a
planning consent to convert one of the
agricultural buildings into a residential
dwelling. The consent provides for a 2
bedroomed bungalow with an open
plan living space and house bathroom it
would utilize the existing space and
steel frame to create a desirable
property, The property would benefit
from open plan living accommodation,
views, immediate access over its own
land and for livestock care the highly
desirable trait of being onsite.
Decision no: 2021/1429/ATD
Water is from the Cocksford
Community bore hole to various points
across the land. There is no electricity.
The land is not currently subject to any
Nitrate Vulnerable Zone
The land lies within a Nitrate Vulnerable
The sporting rights are not in hand.
Mineral rights are included with the sale
so far as they are owned or exist.
Wayleaves, Easements & Rights of Way
The property is sold subject to all Rights
of Way, public and private, which may
affect the property
The property is sold subject to and with
the benefit of all restrictive covenants,
both public and private, whether
mentioned in these particulars or not.
METHOD OF SALE
The property is offered for sale initially
by private treaty although the vendor
reserves the right to conclude the sale
by any other method.
North Yorkshire County Council, County
Hall, Northallerton, North Yorkshire DL7
Tenure and occupation
The tenure of the property is
understood to be freehold. Vacant
possession will be provided upon
Anti Money laundering
Should successful sale term(s) be
agreed, the purchaser(s) will be
required to provide full proof of funding
and formal identification to comply with
Anti Money Laundering Regulations.
Strictly By Appointment Only
From the Centre of Tadcaster proceed
west on the A659 until the road forks,
turn left on to Stutton road. Then
proceed south on Stutton road for
approx. 0.9 miles in that time you will
have crossed over the A64. Once at the
crossroads with Moor Lane continue
south for approximately 0.4 miles.
The road will again split take the left on
to the Old London Road and continue
for 1.3 miles during this time there will
be a sharp right-hand bend and then a
sharp left-hand bend ensure you take
the left-hand bend and continue south.
After reaching the hamlet of Willow
Beck continue through along the farm
track until reaching the sale board.