West FarmNedderton Village, Bedlington, Northumberland, NE22 6AR
Guide Price £3,800,000
- A MIXED FARM IN A PRODUCTIVE BUT ACCESSIBLE LOCATION
- An attractive 4 bed red brick farmhouse.
- About 330 acres of productive arable land.
- An appealing block of mature woodland (about 23 acres).
- Well-positioned and useful farm buildings.
- The property extends to approximately 357 acres.
- For sale as a whole or in lots
INTRODUCTIONA rare opportunity to purchase a mixed farm in a productive but accessible location. West Farm lies on the edge of the rural village of Nedderton, 14 miles to the North of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and only 4 miles from Morpeth. The sale includes an attractive red brick farmhouse, productive arable land, an appealing block of mature woodland and some well-positioned and useful farm buildings. The land lies within a ring fence split by two roads providing good field access. The property extends to approximately 357 acres formed of 330 acres of productive farm land and 23 acres of stunning amenity woodland. The balance of 4 acres is house/yard buildings.LOCATION AND SITUATIONWest Farm House is located to the South of the thriving market town of Morpeth and on the western fringe of the charming rural village of Nedderton. The property has various local amenities near to it including several schools, shops and supermarkets,a GP surgery and banking facilities all situated within a 5 mile radius. Whilst enjoying a quiet rural location, the regional centre of Newcastle upon Tyne is 14 miles to the South. West Farm has great access to the communications network. The farm is only 2.5 miles from the A1, 3 miles from Morpeth Railway Station and 14 miles from Newcastle International Airport.DESCRIPTIONWest Farm HouseThe farmhouse is a detached property which has an appealing red brick exterior and a slate roof providing good family accommodation and is well appointed and maintained. There is a farmhouse kitchen and there are 3 reception rooms arrangedaround a handsome and central stair case. There are 4 good bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor. Everest double glazed doors and windows. Outside the property, there is a pretty garden with a practical outbuilding. Access to the property is gained over a shared driveway that leads to ampleparking on a private driveway. The farmhouse benefits from a good degree of seclusion without isolation.FARM BUILDINGSThe buildings are located in a convenient central position on the property. Situated just off the driveway, the buildings have great access for cars and farm vehicles. There are two general purpose sheds which are close to a convenient stack yard. The current electricity supply runs via a private overhead wire and is sourced from a neighbouring property which is outside of the sale. It is currently disconnected.Shed 175’ x 45’ (22.85m x 13.7m) – Steel framed general purpose building with fibre asbestos cladding, brick walls and a concrete floor.Shed 275’ x 55’ (22.85m x 10.65m) – Concrete framed general purpose building with fibre asbestos cladding, reinforced concrete walls and a concrete floor.LANDThe farmland extends to approximately 330 acres in total, of which about 307 acres comprises arable land, with 23 acres of permanent pasture. The land is split into four blocks which are divided in access terms by 4 council maintained roads. The farm’s altitude ranges from 50-56 metres above sea level and falls slightly towards the North-East boundary.The soils are grade 3 being typical of the area. Land in arable production covers approximately 307 acres of which the normal rotation includes cereals and oilseed rape. All of the arable land has been drilled with winter wheat for harvest in 2023. There are approximately 23 acres of permanent pasture whichlends itself to grazing and mowing. The property is entered into a Countryside Stewardship Scheme.WOODLANDIncluded in the sale are about 23 acres of amenity woodland, the principal part of which is known as Netherton Wood. The other part is against the northern boundary and in two other spinneys. Access to this parcel of woodland is over a 3 metreswide access strip which crosses the lawn of 60b Blossom View shown on the sale plan.GENERAL INFORMATIONWhat3words///snapped.lions.conditionViewingStrictly by appointment through sole selling agent Galbraith, Hexham Office - Tel: 01434 693 693Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgDirectionsNearest Postcode – NE22 6ARIf coming South bound on the A1, take the exit towards Stannington Station and Hepscott. After 0.5 miles, turn left onto Station Road. Follow this road for a mile before turning left onto the A192. 200 yards after joining the A192 take a turning right andfollow this lane for 500 yards until you reach the farmhouse. If coming North bound on the A1, take the exit towards Bedlington and Hepscott. At the first roundabout take the 3rd exit and at the 2nd one take the 1st exit. Follow this road for 1 mile and then turn right on to Station Road. Follow this road for a mile before turning left onto the A192. 200 yards after joining the A192 take a turning right and follow this lane for 500 yards until you reach the farmhouse.MileagesMorpeth 4 miles, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 14 miles,2.5 miles from the A1, 3 miles from Morpeth Railway Station and 14 miles from Newcastle International Airport.TenureWest farm is subject to a lease at present. Notice has been served on the tenant to terminate the FBT with effect from 13 May 2024. Further information is available in the Data Room managed by the seller’s solicitors. The freehold interest of the property isoffered for sale with vacant possession of the farmhouse upon completion and all the farmland with effect from 13 May 2024. Possession of the farmland with effect from September 2023may be possible but this is dependent upon early surrender of the existing FBT.Ingoing ValuationAssuming completion immediately after harvest there will be no ingoing valuation for tenant rights although the purchaser will be required to take at cost any domestic and farm fuel oils.Method of SaleWest Farm is being offered for sale subject to development value covenants (overage) relating to increases in value arising in connection with the grant of planning permission for change of use. The specific details will be dealt with under the legaldocumentation.OverageWest Farm is being sold subject to an overage in the sale contract triggered by the uplift in value due to change in use or grant of planning permission.Rights of Way, Easements & WayleavesThe property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing rights, including rights of way (whether public or private) and all other rights, obligations, easements and quasi-easements,wayleaves and covenants. It is understood that there are two established rights of way off Stannington Station Road for the Western block of land - one benefitting Netherton Wood and one benefitting the arable land. The details of such rights must be verified by the purchaser’s solicitor.Sporting and Mineral RightsThe sporting and mineral rights are included within the sale insofar as they are owned by the Seller.Local AuthorityNorthumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth, NE61 2EFCouncil TaxWest Farm House – Rating FEnergy Performance CertificateBand FEnvironmental and Woodland Stewardship SchemesThere is currently a Countryside Stewardship (middle tier) scheme across the farm which produces an annual income of £16,818. A copy of the agreement is available within the Data Room. The woodland is in a Woodland Management Plan.Basic Payment SchemeThe land is registered with the Rural Payments Agency. Any payments relating to the 2023 claim year will be retained by the vendors. Due to the impending change of regulations no BPSentitlements will be transferred to the purchaser.ServicesThe farmhouse has oil central heating. There is a mains water supply, a shared private drainage system and single phase electricity supply.Fixtures and FittingsThe tenants’ fixtures, fittings, furniture, and personal belongings in the farmhouse and outbuildings are not included in the sale but may be included subject to negotiation.