The farm extends to around 397.02 acres (160.67 hectares) and lies around two miles from Belford in a renowned arable farming area. Alnwick is 13 miles to the south and Berwick upon Tweed around 17 miles to the north. The celebrated Northumberland Heritage Coast lies less than two miles to the north east and the farm enjoys excellent views over Budle Bay.
Alistair Cochrane said: “Adderstone Mains is a rare property with productive land, high yield potential, well-maintained farmhouse and an excellent range of farm buildings. The farm enjoys a most attractive aspect and therefore offers a fantastic opportunity, due to the quality of the land, the fine setting and the proximity to the Northumberland coastline.”
The farm includes Chapeltrees, an attractive four-bedroomed house in generous grounds and with lovely coastal views. There is also a recently constructed, three-bedroomed lodge of log cabin construction. In addition, planning consent has been obtained for a detached, two storey, four-bedroomed farmhouse.
There is a centrally located, entirely modern farm building range, including versatile general purpose buildings and specialist pig housing, providing accommodation for up to 2,000 pigs.
There are 382 acres of arable land. Soils mainly comprise a sandy clay loam which is easily worked and can produce superb yields of combinable crops. Dry wheat yields averaged 5.30 tonnes/acre in 2015.
There are also some small areas of permanent pasture, woodland and a pond, which add amenity, wildlife and conservation interest.
In recent years, an increasingly regenerative farming approach has been adopted, and combinable crops have been complemented by the introduction of temporary grass and a sheep enterprise, as well as the use of legume fallows and other cover crops, under a Higher Tier Countryside Stewardship Scheme.
A Bed & Breakfast pig operation is run, with up to 3 batches of up to 2,000 weaners reared to finishing weight each year. This produces an annual income of around £70,000 with the resultant manure applied to the land, providing great benefit to soil health and great savings in purchased fertiliser.
State of the art co-operative grain drying and storage facilities are available nearby at Coastal Grains, Belford.
The property is for sale as a whole or in any combination of three lots, with a Guide Price for the whole being £5,125,000.
Lotting is as follows:
- Lot 1: £550,000 – Chapeltrees and grounds, 1.53 acres (0.62 hectares).
- Lot 2: £3,600,000 – 298.65 acres (120.86 hectares), including the main farm stead, Budle View and proposed farmhouse site.
- Lot 3: £975,000 – 96.84 acres (39.19 hectares), including a general purpose building.