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Worlingham, Beccles

Offers In Region Of £1,795,000

Land in Worlingham

Key Features

Property Description

127.28ha (314.52 acres) of Marshland and Woodland for sale as a whole or in three lots.

Lots 1 and Lot 2 are located either side of Marsh Lane, Worlingham, between the Beccles to Lowestoft railway line and the River Waveney.
Lot 3 is located off the A146 Beccles to Lowestoft Road.

Lot 1 - 81.57ha (201.55 acres)
A substantial block of 29 marshes within a ring boundary, bordering and frontage to the River Waveney, located between the Beccles to Lowestoft, railway line and Marsh Lane, Worlingham. The marshes are all located to the west of Marsh Lane with a further hard track running east west giving good hard track access to the majority of the marshes.
All of the marshes are entered into an environmental stewardship scheme which expires on 30th November 2023. The grass marshes are either in HK9 (maintenance of wet grassland for breeding waders), HK10 (maintenance of wet grassland for wintering waders and wildfowl) or EK3 (permanent grassland with very low input). Details of the prescriptions are available on request.

Lot 2 - 14.06ha (34.75 acres)
A block of 6 good grazing marshes with approximately 240m river frontage to the River Waveney, with hard track access off the marsh track with the benefit of a cattle pen at the entrance to the trackway.

Lot 3 - 31.65ha (78.22 acres) of sporting and conservation interest
Comprising approximately 18.97ha (46.88 acres) of mixed Woodland, 7.07ha (17.47 acres) of permanent rough grassland managed under EK3, 2.79ha (6.89 acres) divided into 11 ponds of various sizes with the balance being scrubland, red beds and dykes.

The property has good road frontage and access off the A146 Beccles to Lowestoft road.

A good proportion of Lot 1, the majority of Lot 2 and all of Lot 3 have been classified by Natural England as of importance for potential greenhouse gas and carbon storage. Note with the assistance of BGS, Cranfield University (NSRI) and OS.


All of the land is registered with the Rural Payments Agency.
Lots 1 and 3 are entered into an environmental stewardship scheme, further details available from the agents Beccles office.

The land is within the Nitrate Vulnerable Zone for England and Wales.
All sporting rights, timber and minerals are included in the sale subject to the usual statutory limitations.


The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all wayleaves, easements, quasi-easements, rights of way, covenants and restrictions whether mentioned in these particulars or not.

Should any sale of the property or any rights attached to it become a chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT such tax shall be payable by the purchaser if levied by Customs & Excise in addition to any monies to be paid during the course of the sale.

South Norfolk Council:-
South Norfolk House, Cygnet Court, Long Stratton, Norwich, NR15 2XE. Tel; 01508 533701

Broads Authority:-
Yare House, 62 - 64 Thorpe Road, Norwich, NR1 1RY. Tel: 01603 610734

Natural England:-
Dragonfly House, 2 Gilders Way, Norwich, NR3 1UB. Tel: 0300 060 3900

Given the potential hazards around water, we would ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making an inspection for your own safety.

From the A146/A143 Gillingham (McDonalds) roundabout proceed signposted towards Beccles and Lowestoft, go straight over the next roundabout and the gated entrance off the A146 to Lot 3 will be found on the left hand side just over half a mile after the level crossing.

For access to Lots 1 and 2, at the Worlingham roundabout turn left into Marsh Lane, proceed over the level crossing (with care) and the marshes in Lot 1 will be found immediately on the left hand side and the access track to Lot 2 will be found after approximately 300m on the right hand side.

At any reasonable time during working hours with a copy of the auction particulars to hand.

Nicholas Rudge
Durrants, 10 New Market,
Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9HA
Tel: 01502 470427

Durrants and their clients give notice that:-

No investigations have been made in respect of any matter concerning pollution of the land, air or water and the buyers are responsible for making their own enquires in this respect.

The measurements, distances and areas are given as approximate. These particulars and photographs are provided for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive.

These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. No warranties in relation to the property are given either by the agent or on behalf of their client or otherwise.

The boundaries are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. The purchaser will be deemed to have full knowledge of the boundaries and any error or mistake shall not annul the sale or entitle any party to compensation in respect thereof.

Property Location

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Contact our
Beccles office

Lisa Brown
Residential Sales Manager - Beccles

10 New Market, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9HA

01502 712122
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