West Farm

Nedderton Village, Bedlington, Northumberland, NE22 6AR

Guide Price £3,035,000

236.67 acres

Bedroom Count icon 4

Reception Count icon 2

Bathroom Count icon 1

  • 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 farm is for sale as a whole or in up to 8 separate lots.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 house lies within a ring fence of land owned by the seller. The land is split by two minor roads providing good field access. The property extends to approximately 262.07 acres (106.06 Ha) formed by 236.67 acres (95.77 Ha) of productive farmland and 22.84 acres of stunning amenity woodland.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.WEST FARM HOUSE (WITHIN LOT 1)The farmhouse is a handsome detached property which has an appealing red brick exterior and a slate roof providing good family accommodation and whilst a little dated, is well appointed and maintained. There is a farmhouse kitchen and there are 3 reception rooms arranged around a handsome and central staircase. There are 4 good bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor. The majority of the windows are double glazed. Outside, the property has a pretty garden laid mostly to lawn and a practical outbuilding. Access to the farmhouse is via a shared private driveway that leads to ample parking on a private driveway. The farmhouse benefits from a good degree of seclusion without isolation.BUILDINGS (WITHIN LOT 8)A Class Q prior notification of change of use from agricultural to residential has been submitted. The farm buildings are in a convenient central position on the property. Situated just off the driveway, the buildings have easy access for cars and farm vehicles alike. 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 1 75’ x 45’ (22.85m x 13.7m) – Steel framed general purpose building with fibre asbestos cladding, brick walls and a concrete floor.Shed 2 75’ x 55’ (22.85m x 10.65m) – Concrete framed general purpose building with fibre asbestos cladding, reinforced concrete walls and a concrete floor.LANDThe land is available in six separate lots. Lots 2, 4 and 5 are predominantly arable land. Access to the land is predominantly from council maintained roads. Lots 2 and 7 share the driveway to the farmhouse (Lot 1). The farm’s altitude ranges from 50-56 metres above sea level and falls slightly falls towards the North- East boundary. The soils are grade 3 being typical of the area. The normal rotation of the land has included cereals and oilseed rape. There are approximately 22 acres of permanent pasture which lends itself to grazing and mowing in Lots 3 and 6.WOODLANDIncluded in the sale are about 22.84 (9.24 Ha) acres of amenity woodland. The key part is known as Netherton Wood on the western fringe of Lot 4. Access to this parcel of woodland is easiest achieved over the field in Lot 4 although a right exists for a 3 metres wide access strip which crosses the lawn of 60b Blossom View. GENERAL INFORMATIONWhat3words ///snapped.lions.conditionViewings Strictly by appointment through sole selling agent Galbraith, Hexham Office - 01434 693 693.DirectionsNearest Postcode: NE22 6ARIf coming Southbound 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. Take the first right onto the driveway to West Farm. Follow the lane for 500 yards until you reach the farmhouse. If coming northbound on the A1, take the exit towards Bedlington and Hepscott. At the first roundabout take the 3rd exit and at the 2nd roundabout take the 1st exit. Follow this road for 1 mile and then turn right on to Station Road. Follow this road for amile before turning left onto the A192. Take the first right onto the driveway to West Farm and follow this lane for 500 yards until you reach the farmhouse.TenureThe freehold interest of the property is offered for sale with vacant possession.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 SaleThe property is offered for sale as a whole or in up to 8 lots by private treaty. The vendors reserve the right to conclude negotiations by any other means.OverageWest 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 legal documentation. Lot 8 will not be subject to the overage clause.Rights of Way, Easements & WayleavesThe farmhouse can be accessed by a shared driveway which has a pro rata maintenance provision with other users. Access to title number ND121869 is via roadside gates and the main drive. There are also inter-field pass points. The majority of title numbers ND86620 and ND87577 have access from public highway or the main drive. There is a right of way off Station Road for Netherton Wood. 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, E61 2EFCouncil Tax - West Farm – Band FEnergy Performance Certificate - Band FEnvironmental and Woodland Stewardship SchemesThere is currently a Countryside Stewardship (middle tier) scheme across the farm which produces an annual income of £16,646. The current CS scheme ends 31/12/2025. A copy of the agreement is available within the Data Room. The woodland is in a Woodland Management Plan.ServicesThe farmhouse has oil fired 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. vendors.