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Allgood Farm

Simonburn, Hexham, NE48 3BA

Let Agreed


  • Recently refurbished farmhouse

  • Extensive range of modern and traditional outbuildings

  • 3 Reception Rooms

  • 3 Large Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms (including 1 en-suite)

  • Kitchen

  • Utility with w.c.

  • Garage/Workshop

  • Extensive Gardens

  • Outbuildings leading to Farm Buildings

  • EPC rating D

  • Acreage: 460.60 (186.37 Ha)

SUMMARY
• To let from 1 September 2021 on a Farm Business Tenancy for 15 years

• Allgood Farm comprises an outstanding livestock holding of 186.37 Ha (460.60 acres) or thereabouts with a three bedroom farmhouse and extensive modern farm …

SUMMARY
• To let from 1 September 2021 on a Farm Business Tenancy for 15 years

• Allgood Farm comprises an outstanding livestock holding of 186.37 Ha (460.60 acres) or thereabouts with a three bedroom farmhouse and extensive modern farm buildings.

• Parts of the farm are subject to CSS prescriptions producing an income of £9,750 or thereabouts. The tenant will be required to take responsibility for the schemes.

• The letting will not include the Basic Payment Scheme entitlements for 182 hectares of Severely Disadvantaged Land. The entitlements are to be purchased from the Landlord at market value.

DESCRIPTION
The Farm lies to the west of Simonburn and is situated approximately 11 miles from Hexham . The location is as indicated on the Location Plan.

The Farm benefits from a grade II listed, three bedroom Farmhouse and is served by an extensive range of modern and traditional buildings

FARMHOUSE
The stone-under-slate Farmhouse offers spacious three bedroom accommodation. The Farmhouse has recently been refurbished. This scheme included installation of a new oil boiler and a new family bathroom upstairs.

The Farmhouse has an EPC rating of D.

FARM BUILDINGS
The Allgood Farm buildings are identified on the Buildings Plan. These buildings include modern general purpose buildings together with some traditional buildings. The silage pit will be included in the FBT as redundant.

There is a further hay shed located at Fenwickfield which will be included in the FBT, but scheduled as redundant with the Landlord having no responsibility for repairs.
The cottage at Fenwickfield and the traditional buildings are not included in the tenancy.

LAND
The land extends to 186.37 Ha (460.60 acres). Boundaries are generally in servicable condition and most enclosures have access to natural water supplies. The field numbers are identified on the Farm Plan.

Under the DEFRA Agricultural Land Classification Map the land is principally classified as Grade 4. The predominant soil type is defined as Soilscape 18: slowly permeable seasonally wet, slightly acid, but base rich loamy and clayey soils, with areas of Soilscape 19: slowly permeable wet, very acid upland soils with a peaty surface.

SUBSIDIES
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME:
The letting will not include the Basic Payment Scheme entitlements currently held by the Landlord who has made the claim for 2021. These entitlements will be sold to the tenant in advance of the 2022 claim. If you do not require any BPS entitlements please state this in your application
COUNTRYSIDE STEWARDSHIP:
The Tenant will be required to take over CSS Mid Tier and Higher Tier Agreements with Natural England from the Landlord and to farm the holding in accordance with the conditions imposed by the Agreements. The schemes are summarised below with further detail included in the Information Pack.

• The Mid-Tier Agreement relates to 84.16 ha (as shaded blue on the plan) under the Management of Rough Grazing for Birds option (UP2). This will produce an annual income of £7,369 for the life of the scheme to 31 December 2025.

• The Higher Tier Application relates to 10.37 ha (as shaded pink on the plan) under various hay meadow options (GS 7/GS 15/FM2) and should produce an annual income of £2,385. If accepted, this scheme will run until 31 December 2026

WAYLEAVES, EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS OF WAY
The holding is let subject to all existing wayleaves, easements and rights of way. Details of these are available in the Information Pack.

DESIGNATIONS
• Allgood Farmhouse is Grade II listed
• Part of fields 7039 and 6374 are within the Northumberland National Park.

ENTRY
Entry will be on 1st September 2021.

SPORTING, TIMBER AND MINERAL RIGHTS
These will be reserved from the tenancy.

INGOINGS
The Tenant will be required to purchase the silage in the clamp at Allgood Farm for £7,500

TENANCY AGREEMENT
The successful applicant will be required to enter into a Farm Business Tenancy, the principal terms of which will be as follows:

1. Term - 15 years.
2. Rent - payable quarterly in advance (11th November, 11th February, 11th May and 11th August).
3. Rent reviews - at years 5 and 10.
4. Residency - the Tenant will be required to reside in the Farmhouse.
5. Repairs - the Landlord will be responsible for the repair and maintenance of the main walls and roofs of buildings. Other repairs and maintenance will be the responsibility of the Tenant.
6. Insurance - The Landlord will insure the buildings and fixtures, but the Tenant will be responsible for all other insurances.
7. Redundant buildings – The silage clamp at Allgood Farm and the hayshed at Fenwickfield.
8. Grainbins - The bins at Allgood Farm are available to use, but will be scheduled as redundant.

Further detail is available in the draft Farm Business Tenancy in the Information Pack.

SERVICES
• Mains Electricity
• Telephone
• Drainage into a septic tank
• Private water supply
The Farmhouse has a Council Tax Band of E

VIEWING
Viewing of the holding is to be on two open days which will be arranged in line with prevailng Covid-19 restrictions. Access to the farmhouse will not be possible but can be seen on the matterport virtual tour.

Parties should register their interest by calling the Galbraith Estate Agency Department on 01434 693693.

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INFORMATION PACK
A more detailed Information Pack containing further plans, Countryside Stewardship Agreement details, a draft Tenancy Agreement and a Tender Form will be available on-line to potential applicants at no cost.

TENDERS
Persons intending to make an offer are advised to inspect the holding thoroughly and take all relevant factors into account in framing their offer. All applications should be made on a Tender Form which will be provided in the Information Pack.

Tenders should be submitted by 12.00 p.m. on 15th July 2021 and should be emailed to hexham@galbraithgroup.com or sent in an envelope marked “Allgood Farm Tender
– Private and Confidential” addressed to:

Galbraith LLP Hexham Business Park Burn Lane
Hexham Northumberland NE46 3RU

Applicants should be aware that interviews will be undertaken for shortlisted applicants.

Letting Agent Registration Number: LARN1810017