An upland farm offering huge potential. Located in the Northumberland National Park on the Northumberland and Cumbrian border, Wardrew Farm enjoys a serene setting in an easily accessed location overlooking open countryside and Hadrian's Wall. Lot One extends to 79.62 Hectares (196. Read more
An upland farm offering huge potential. Located in the Northumberland National Park on the Northumberland and Cumbrian border, Wardrew Farm enjoys a serene setting in an easily accessed location overlooking open countryside and Hadrian's Wall. Lot One extends to 79.62 Hectares (196.75 Acres) and includes an imposing traditional farmhouse and full farm steading including both traditional and modern agricultural buildings.
The Farmhouse Wardrew Farmhouse is an imposing, traditional, double-fronted, house. Facing south, the dwelling enjoys stunning views over the adjoining farmland and Hadrian's Wall.
The original front entrance opens to a porch with sky lights before opening into the reception hallway. There are pitched pine doors and an impressive staircase with original balustrade which rises to first floor.
To the right hand side is a large reception room ideal for use as a formal dining or sitting room. There is a chimney breast where an open fireplace provides a focal point to the room.
To the rear of the hallway a door leads into the open plan kitchen and dining hall space, although a number of period features have been retained such as boarded ceiling complete with original meat hooks and original pantry window with the traditional gauze, this rooms has a more contemporary feel and is laid with a practical yet stylish ceramic tiled stone effect floor. A rear entrance provides convenient external access. The kitchen boasts a recently fitted kitchen with Heritage, pale-green base units concealing a host of integral appliances and stainless steel sink and here there is a triple aspect ensuring the room is flooded with natural light throughout the day.
The second of the two large square and south-facing reception rooms can be accessed from the spacious dining hall area. This room enjoys a large stone chimney breast and inglenook with herringbone brick work finish and wood burning stove, perfect for cosy winter nights. The ceiling features the original meat hooks which all add to the character of this charming residence.
To the first floor are four large double bedrooms, two with modern en suite facilities. The family bathroom is well appointed having claw and ball foot roll-top bath and a Heritage suite including WC, wash hand basin and heated towel rail and a shower cubicle with mains-fed shower.
To the rear of the property is a gravelled area to provide sheltered seating or parking whilst to the front of the property there is a walled cottage garden stocked with mature shrubbery and enjoying the southerly aspect and views.
EPC Rating Wardrew Farmhouse has been certified with an EPC Rating of D 66.
The Buildings Opposite the farmhouse are traditional buildings including longstanding byres and a hay barn. These buildings are numbered 2 and 3 on the building plan enclosed. The traditional buildings have potential for conversion to provide additional accommodation or diversification opportunities subject to obtaining the necessary consents.
Connected to the traditional buildings are three extensive steel portal framed cattle sheds with concrete floors.
To the west of the steading are two large connecting sheds for cattle housing and a free standing Nissen Hut that is used for general storage.
Building 10 on the plan enclosed are stables and building 11 is a steel portal framed building which is used for housing, gathering and lambing sheep.
The yard also benefits from a slurry lagoon which is positioned between buildings 5/6 and building 11.
The Land Lot One extends to 79.62 Hectares (196.75 Acres) it presents itself as an idyllic equipped farm with views stretching over Hadrian's Wall and into the Lake District. The land is predominantly permanent pasture. The fields 1, 3, 5, 6, 15, 17 and 19 are good quality grassland and suitable for mowing to produce hay or silage.
The fields numbered 4, 8, 23, 24 and 25 are planted with broadleaf trees with a 75% density. The trees are mature and would allow sheep or cattle grazing beneath the canopy. The fields numbered 9, 20 and 22 are blocks of good standing mature timber which would present a good opportunity for felling. The remainder of the field parcels in Lot One are permanent grass fields more suited to grazing or tree planting.
Basic Payment Scheme The Vendor has claimed the 2022 payment, and the sale contract will oblige the purchaser to sign an indemnification that they will maintain the land in good agricultural and environmental condition and follow the rules of Cross Compliance. The indemnification will hold the purchaser liable should the Vendor be penalised for breach of cross compliance due to actions or negligence of the Purchaser.
The entitlements are not included in the sale of the property. The Vendor has made an application to claim the Lump Sum Exit Scheme.
Environmental and Countryside Stewardship There is a Mid-Tier Countryside Stewardship Agreement that relates to the whole of the property. The agreement commenced on 1 January 2021 and is due to expire on 31 December 2025. The agreement includes options stonewall restoration of which the majority has been carried out. Further information can be made available on request.
Method of Sale and Lotting The property is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole or in Lots. The selling agent reserves the right to conclude negations by any other means. All prospective purchasers are encouraged to register their interest with George F. White as soon as possible.
Boundaries There is a mix of stone walling and stock proof post and wire fencing. With a number of maintenance projects having been carried out in recent years under the Countryside Stewardship Scheme.
Sporting Rights The Sporting Rights are included in the sale of the property insofar as they are owned.
Mineral Rights The Mineral Rights are included in the sale of the property insofar as they are owned.
Rights of Way, Easements and Wayleaves The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, water, drainage, watercourse and other easements, quasi or reputed easements and rights of adjoining owners, if any.
The property benefits from an unclassified Northumberland County Council adopted and maintained road from Gisland to the farm steading.
The Vendor will retain a right of access through Lot One for access to retained land.
The buyer of Lot Two will be granted a right of access over the track through Lot One.
The buyer of Lot Four will be granted a right of access over the track through Lot One.
The buyer of Lot Five will be granted a right of access over the track through Lot One and Lot Four.
An easement will be granted for the benefit of the buyer of Lot Two for the existing water and electricity supply to cross field numbers 19 and 23.
Should the property be sold in Lots the maintenance and cost of electricity to operate the pump which supplies the water to Wardrew Farmhouse and West Nichold Cottage will be shared on an equitable basis.
An easement exists over the land contained in Lot One in favour of Wardrew House and Wardrew Lodge in relation to the electricity and water supply.
A right for stock to cross the parcel to the south west of field parcel 1 (contained in Lot One), exists for the purposes of accessing drinking water from the river. Further details are available from the agent.
Third party rights of access exist over the central farm track.
Services Wardrew farmhouse and steading benefit from mains electricity. There is a private water supply from a borehole, and drainage is to a septic tank located on land contained within Lot One. Central heating which combines underfloor heating to the ground floor and radiators to the first floor in house is fired by Biomass boiler, housed in the 'welfare room' for the farm which adjoins the utility room and can also be accessed from the front garden.
Tenure & Possession The entirety of the property is freehold and offered with vacant possession on completion.
Local Authority Northumberland County Council and Northumberland National Park.
Council Tax Wardrew Farm is in council Tax Band E.
Viewings Viewings are strictly by prior appointment with George F. White.
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The Area The farm nestles within stunning and historic countryside on the Northumberland and Cumbrian border overlooking the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hadrian's Wall.
Positioned just three miles from the A69, a trunk road linking Carlisle and Newcastle, the farm benefits from rural tranquillity yet the region's major business centres and rail and air transport links can be accessed in well under an hour.
The area boasts the hidden gem 'Crammel Linn' waterfall which lies within Irthing Gorge a Site of Special Scientific Interest, having an array of native flora and fauna. Locally there are a number of other popular attractions, such as the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, Kielder Water and Forest which attracts astronomers, walkers, cyclists and water sports enthusiasts from across the country and internationally, thus making it a popular destination for tourists looking for a holiday home from home.
Day-to-day facilities can be found in Haltwhistle and Brampton including local healthcare offerings, grocery shops and private business and some professional services whilst a comprehensive range of amenities are located in Newcastle and Carlisle.
Property at a glance
Upland farm offering huge potential
Located in the Northumberland National Park on the Northumberland and Cumbrian border
Easily accessed location overlooking open countryside and Hadrian's Wall
Lot One extends to 79.62 Hectares (196.75 Acres)
Includes an imposing traditional farmhouse
Full farm steading including both traditional and modern agricultural buildings
George F. White is a multi-discipline team of highly experienced Chartered Surveyors, Farm Business Consultants, Land and Estate Agents, Planning Consultants, Architects, Building and Commercial Surveyors.
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