A successful four-bedroom holiday cottage located in the Northumberland National Park on the Northumberland and Cumbrian border. The property enjoys a serene setting in an easily accessed location overlooking open countryside and Hadrian's Wall. Read more
A successful four-bedroom holiday cottage located in the Northumberland National Park on the Northumberland and Cumbrian border. The property enjoys a serene setting in an easily accessed location overlooking open countryside and Hadrian's Wall.
The Cottage West Nichold Cottage was converted in 2006 from a traditional agricultural building and type of 'Bastle House' which allowed the farm to diversify by operating a successful holiday cottage business. The planning permission restricts the property to holiday use only. More details are available from the agent upon request.
The property is an endearing barn conversion bearing trademark details of properties of this nature in the vicinity, such as arrow-slit windows, large buttress and fascinating original beams and window lintels. The cottage is completely separate from the main steading and views from this elevated yet pleasant position are panoramic and beyond beautiful.
The main entrance is to the rear of the property and opens into a central hallway laid with underfloor-heated, sandstone, flagged floor. To the left hand side the utility room houses the some of the plant for the heating system and mechanism for the water filtration. This is a practical space and has plumbing and electricity points for washing machine and or other white goods.
To the right hand side of the hallway lies the ground floor wet room shower, which includes a WC and wash hand basin and is completely tiled. Positioned to the front of the property are the main living spaces. A glazed sliding oak door draws back to grant access to the sitting room. This is a spacious room with an abundance of charm and character courtesy of the beamed ceiling, reclaimed wooden flooring and multiple window openings of all shapes and sizes. A large, arched, floor-to-ceiling picture window enjoys the panoramic view and solar gain from the southerly aspect.
The dining kitchen is laid with a continuation of stone flags from the hallway. A horseshoe arrangement of cupboards house all integral appliances required for a self-catering break and there is ample space for free-standing furniture including large dining table and chairs. Another arched, full-height window looks south to the garden and beyond.
On the first floor there are four bedrooms and main bathroom. All rooms are open to the rafters exposing boarded ceilings and stunning original beams. Three of the double bedrooms have en suite shower rooms with wash hand basins and WCs, meaning that the property is geared up to offer high end holiday accommodation.
Each room has its own character and detail but perhaps the most adorable of all is the room with a door opening to a small balcony facing east and leading on to granary steps, the perfect place for a morning coffee.
To the rear of the property is a convenient and spacious hardstanding for parking and adjoining the property are two stone outbuildings, making for secure storage and one of which housing the biomass boiler.
To the front of the property is a low maintenance rockery garden and has year round colour and texture from the planting scheme. The walling provides welcome shelter and the southerly aspect of the stone terrace is perfect for entertaining and enjoying the views.
EPC Rating West Nichold Cottage has been certified with an EPC Rating of F 27.
The Land Lot Two consists of West Nichold Cottage and its immediate gardens and grounds.
Ongoing Business Concern Bookings for the holiday cottage have been taken into September 2022 and beyond into 2023 and will be continued to be taken with a view to selling the holiday cottage as a going concern. Fixtures and fittings required for the running of the business are available by separate negotiation.
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 buyer of Lot Two will be granted a right of access over the track through Lot One.
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.
Third party rights of access exist over the central farm track.
Services West Nichold Cottage is independently heated via Biomass boiler also powering underfloor heating on the ground floor and radiators on the first floor. The same borehole as the farmhouse provides a private water supply. Drainage is to an independent septic tank also located on land contained in Lot One.
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 West Nichold Cottage is exempt from Council Tax.
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
Successful four-bedroom holiday cottage
Located in the Northumberland National Park on the Northumberland and Cumbrian border
Easily accessed location overlooking open countryside and Hadrian's Wall
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Company Registration Number: OC304694 Registered office address: 4-6 Market Street, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 1TL