The Wandysteads Farms

Edlingham, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 2BT

Offers Over £2,950,000

1244 acres

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Reception Count icon 1

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  • For sale as a whole or in four separate lots
  • Lot 1 - Wandysteads - about 319.47ac/129.30ha including:
  • 3 bedroom Farmhouse, 2 bedroom Cottage and a mix of Traditional and Modern Farm Buildings
  • Lot 2 - Rimside - about 170.45ac/68.98ha
  • Lot 3 - Wellhope Law - about 565.33ac/228.78ha
  • Lot 4 - Wellhope Dene - about 188.51ac/76.30ha with splendid pond
  • Iydllic rural secluded location with convenient regional access
  • Development potential subject to the neccessary consents
  • Natural capital / Bio-diversity / Carbon capture opportunities
  • Sporting potential
  • Mix of permanent pasture, upland grazing and moorland
  • Outstanding opportunity
  • Acreage - circa 1,244 acres (503.56 ha)

INTRODUCTIONThe sale of The Wandysteads Farms offers an increasingly rare opportunity to purchase four pretty ring fenced upland farms in an outstanding yet accessible location in a beautiful area of Northumberland. The farms is being offered for sale either as a whole or in separate lots presenting a wide range of opportunities in addition to traditional upland farming.For residential buyers there is an attractive and well positioned traditional style farm house with three bedrooms as well as a farm cottage which provides additional accommodation for dependents, an appealing income stream or perhaps the option of a house to live in whilst the farmhouse is modernised. Traditional farm buildings offer scope for further development subject to the necessary consents being obtained.Not only is this a fabulous opportunity to become the owner and custodian of a significant acreage of Northumberland, but the farm also presents as a moment for natural capitalists and those seeking to benefit from bio-diversity net gain and/or carbon capture.The combination of the accessible location and the beauty of the location with farming and other income generating opportunities which makes The Wandysteads Farms such a rare property.LOCATION AND SITUATIONThe Wandysteads Farms are located in in open and unspoilt countryside to the north of the village of Longframlington just off the A697. The location offers both privacy and seclusion without isolation and allows easy access to the regional (financial) centres of the north east, the stunning Northumberland Coastline, the Northumberland National Park and the Cheviots.The nearby desirable market town of Alnwick offers a wide range of amenities including shops, caf├ęs and restaurants, schooling for all ages, leisure centre with swimming pool, as well as the historic Alnwick Castle and Alnwick Gardens. The pretty, small village of Rothbury lies to the west on the edge of the Northumberland National Park. Main line rail services are available from Alnmouth Station.LOT 1: WANDYSTEADS (ABOUT 319.47ACRES/129.30HA)Wandysteads comprises approximately 319 acres. The farmhouse is an attactive property built out of local stone under a slate roof. Built in a traditional farmhouse layout, the ground floor has two large rooms either side of the front door and porch on the southern elevation, one being the farmhouse kitchen with oil fired Aga and the other a principal reception room with a generous ceiling height and open fireplace. There are three bedrooms and a bathroom at first floor level.The farmhouse interior requires modification which, when complete will provide a lovely comfortable home tailored to the purchasers own tastes and requirements.There is a garden mostly laid to lawn arranged on the south front overlooked by a greenhouse and there are some useful outbuildings for workshop and storage on the north side.The farm buildings are a mix of modern and traditional construction, useful and valuable in their own right but may have potential for other uses subject to the necessary consents being obtained.Wandysteads Cottage is a detached traditional stone built property with accommodation comprising of a kitchen, one reception room, two bedrooms and a bathroom and is surrounded by a pretty cottage garden.A large proportion of Wandysteads is high quality well maintained mowing land with well fenced and watered paddocks. Other parts of the farm include a romantic valley or ghyll with rougher ground and scrub woodland useful for amenity and sporting potential.The whole steading is surrounded by appealing mature trees.LOT 2: RIMSIDE 68.98ha/170.45acThe Land at Rimside comprises a well-shaped area of approximately 170 acres of rough grazing situated on the eastern edge of Thrunton Woods, well suited as rough grazing. Not only is this a fabulous chance to become the owner and custodian of a significant acreage of Northumberland but also presents an opportunity for natural capitalists and those seeking to benefit from bio-diversity net gain and/or carbon capture.There is fencing around the boundary and a natural water supply.LOT 3: WELLHOPE LAW 228.78ha/565.32acWellhope Law comprises approximately 565 acres presenting as a mixuture of heather and heather edge hill ground well suited as rough grazings but with vast amenity possibilities and arguably sporting potential.This is a substantial parcel of Northumberland with easy access including a block of mature woodland, some ancient and middle history infrastructure including a ruin and also offers a bio diversity opportunity with abundant wildlife and bird species seen and enjoyed here including Red Grouse, Golden Plover, Curlew and Snipe amongst others.LOT 4: WELLHOPE DENE 76.30ha/188.51acThe land at Wellhope Dene extends to approximately 188 acres of upland grazing and will appeal to both the romanticist and those seeking sporting opportunities alike with its beautiful pond and wooded ghyll. The northern boundary of Wellhope Dene remains unfenced.BASIC PAYMENT SCHEMEThe land is registered with the Rural Payments Agency. Due to the impending change of regulations no Basic Payment Scheme entitlements will be transferred to the purchaser. The entirety of the 2023 Basic Payment will be retained by the vendors.COUNTRYWIDE STEWARDSHIP SCHEMEThe property is not subject to any Countryside Stewardship or similar agri-environment schemes. Consequently it gives prospective purchasers a free hand to choose a bespoke scheme from those currently on offer or to pursue other conservation and natural capital projects.SPORTING AND MINERAL RIGHTSThe sporting rights are included in so far as they are owned. Mines and minerals together with ancilliary powers of workings are excepted.RENEWABLE ENERGYWellhope Law has been considered a possible wind farm site in the past, although there are currently no option or exclusivity agreements in place.AGENTS NOTESA) A National Grid gas pipeline crosses the property, so does a fibre cable and BT apparatus.B) A number of Public Footpaths cross the property as does a Public Bridleway.c) Part of the farm is designated as open access land under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act (CRoW Act).DIRECTIONSFrom Longframlington take the A697 north. Continue north for approximately 4.5 miles. Lots 1 to 4 are arranged around each road leading away from the Rothbury crossroads. The entrance to Lot 1 is on the right hand side approximately 500m after the Rothbury crossroads.Post Code: NE66 2BTGENERALServices: Private water supply rising from the Wellhope Law Fell. Mains electricity is connected to Wandystead Farmhouse, cottage and steading. Drainage is to a private septic tank shared by the farmhouse and the cottage.Local Authority: Northumberland County CouncilTenure: FreeholdCouncil Tax: Wandysteads Farmhouse Band C. Wandysteads Cottage Band AEPC: Wandysteads Farmhouse Band G. Wandysteads Cottage Band EVIEWINGStrictly by appointment with Galbraith HexhamTel: 01434 693693 Email: hexham@galbraithgroup.comANTI MONEY LAUNDERING (AML) RegulationsPlease note that under the 2017 AML regulations we are legally required to carry out money laundering checks against purchasers. To enable us to complete these checks purchasers will need to provide along with their offer either: a) originals of primary (e.g. a passport) and secondary (e.g. current council tax or Utility bill) or b) copies of the same certified and dated by appropriate professional. Failure to provide this information may result in an offer not being considered.WHAT THREE WORDSinspected.solved.flashing