A substantial upland hill farm with three bedroom principal farmhouse, two bedroom detached cottage and range of traditional and modern agricultural buildings. The land extends over 503.56 Hectares (1244. Read more
A substantial upland hill farm with three bedroom principal farmhouse, two bedroom detached cottage and range of traditional and modern agricultural buildings. The land extends over 503.56 Hectares (1244.30 Acres) of improved permanent grass and upland hill grazing, with huge scope across the emerging Natural Capital markets.
Wandysteads Farmhouse The traditional stone farmhouse comprises of a spacious living room, traditional kitchen with ample space for family dining, back kitchen and utility room. There is a formal entrance to the front which leads into a hallway where stairs rise to the first floor. To the first floor, there are three bedrooms, two of which are good doubles, a bathroom with three piece suite and a separate WC. Wandysteads Farmhouse is heated via radiators, attached to an oil central heating system.
Wandysteads Farm Cottage Wandysteads Farm Cottage is a well presented bungalow which comprises of living room, kitchen, two bedrooms and bathroom. The property enjoys a small garden to the front. Wandysteads Farm Cottage is heated by a mix of storage heaters and radiators which are run from a back boiler attached to the open fire.
Steading The farm steading comprises a range of traditional agricultural buildings which may have potential for conversion subject to obtaining the necessary consents.
In addition to the traditional buildings are a range of modern agricultural buildings which are suitable for livestock and general agricultural purposes.
Further details are provided in the Building Plan.
The Land The land is split into four separate blocks by public highways, and comprise the following:
Wandy Hill (north of Rimside Moor) - 68.95 Ha (170.37 Ac) of white ground and rough grazing.
Wandysteads - 130.04 Ha (321.33 Ac) of pasture and rough grazing.
Wellhope - 75.98 Ha (187.75 Ac) of pasture and rough grazing.
Wellhope Knowe - 228.59 Ha (564.85 Ac) of moorland.
Basic Payment Scheme The current Tenant 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. Further to this, the indemnification will hold the purchaser liable should the tenant be penalised for breach of cross compliance due to the actions or negligence of the purchaser. The tenant will retain the 2022 years payment and will transfer the entitlements to the in coming purchaser.
Countryside Stewardship Wandysteads is currently entered into a wider Higher Tier Countryside Stewardship. However, the existing tenant has agreed to remove Wandysteads from the agreement with effect from the 31 December 2022. If the sale transaction completes before the 31 December 2022, the purchaser will be required to comply with the requirements of the scheme from the date of completion until the 31 December 2022. The purchaser will be required to sign an indemnification holding them liable should the tenant be penalised for non-compliance of the agreement. A copy of the agreement is available from the Agent.
Wandysteads Farm provides a significant opportunity for entering into a new Countryside Stewardship Scheme and could provide other income from the new Environmental Land Management Schemes. Opportunities through the emerging concept of maintaining and improving Natural Capital may also be available to prospective purchasers. Examples include carbon sequestration, flood prevention, landscape recovery and biodiversity management.
Services It is understood Wandysteads Farm is served by a private spring water supply with mains electricity and drainage to a septic tank.
Tenure & Possession Wandysteads Farm is held freehold and vacant possession will be achieved on the 31 October 2022.
Wandysteads Farm Cottage is sold subject to an Assured Shorthold Tenancy. A copy of the Assured Shorthold Tenancy is available from the Agent on request.
Renewable Energy Overage Provision Wandysteads Farm will be sold subject to an overage provision entitling the vendors to a 25% uplift in value over the period of 25 years on the approval of any planning application for any form of renewable energy scheme.
Sporting Rights All sporting rights are included in so far as they are owned.
Mines and Minerals The mines and minerals together with ancillary powers of working are excepted.
Third Party Rights A National Grid Gas Pipe crosses Wandysteads Farm, as well as a fibre cable and BT apparatus. Further details are available from the Agent on request.
Further information is available in Land Registry Title ND124683, a copy of which is available from the Agent on request.
There are a number of public footpaths running through the property. Purchasers should make their own investigations as to the exact course of these.
Part of Wandysteads Farm is designated as open access land under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act.
Hefted Sheep Flock A hefted blackface sheep flock is available to purchase via separate negotiation.
Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, water, drainage, water course and other easements, quasi or reputed easements and rights of adjoining owners, if any, affecting the same and all existing and proposed wayleaves or other matters registered by any competent authority subject to statute.
EPC Rating Wandysteads Farmhouse has been certified with an EPC rating of G. Wandysteads Farm Cottage has been certified with an EPC rating of E.
Council Tax Bands Wandysteads Farmhouse is in Council Tax Band C. Wandysteads Farm Cottage is in Council Tax Band A
Local Authority Northumberland County Council
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Location The postcode NE66 2BT will take you directly to Wandysteads Farm. From Longframlington, take the A697 north. Continue north for approximately 4.5 miles and the entrance to Wandysteads is on the right hand side approx. 500m after the Rothbury crossroads.
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The Area Wandystead lies amidst the open countryside in Northumberland, 4.2 and 7.5 miles respectively from the popular market towns of Rothbury and Alnwick where a wide range of amenities can be found. The farm has frontage onto the A697 providing excellent links to the local, regional and national road network. Mainline railway stations and an International Airport can be found at Newcastle-upon-Tyne which is less than 30 miles south.
Property at a glance
A substantial upland hill farm with three bedroom principal farmhouse
A further two bedroom detached cottage
Range of traditional and modern agricultural buildings Land extending to 503.56 Hectares (1244.30 Acres) of improved permanent grass and upland hill grazing
Huge scope across the emerging Natural Capital markets
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Company Registration Number: OC304694 Registered office address: 4-6 Market Street, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 1TL