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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Westgate, Weardale, County Durham

Guide Price £568,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Attractive Smallholding
  • 126 Acres (51 Hectares)
  • Available in up to 5 Lots
  • Four Bedroom Dormer Bungalow
  • Pasture
  • Rough Grazing
  • Range of Traditional & General Purpose Buildings
  • EPC (EER) E47

Full description

An opportunity to purchase an attractive 126 acre small holding with pasture, rough grazing and hill land located in close proximity but not directly ancillary to the main steading, including four bedroom dormer bungalow, a range of traditional and general purpose farm buildings. Available as a whole or in up to five lots. The property has an EPC rating (EER) of E 47.

Situation & Amenities - Crowberry Farm is located in Weardale overlooking the village of Westgate with panoramic views across the Wear Valley. The A689 provides access up and down Weardale. Stanhope 5.9 miles, Wolsingham 11 miles and Spennymoor 23 miles. Newcastle upon Tyne is 37.5 miles to the North East, Durham is 27.9 miles to the East and Darlington is 33.5 miles to the south east. The East Coast mainline railway network can be accessed at Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham and Darlington with Newcastle and Leeds/Bradford Airports available for domestic and international air travel.

Crowberry Farm - Sitting in open countryside amidst the North Pennines, Crowberry Farm offers an exciting opportunity to purchase a livestock farm comprising a pleasant and well maintained four bedroom dormer bungalow, a useful range of traditional and general purpose buildings with approximately 126 Acres (51 Ha) of pasture, rough grazing and hill land which is located in close proximity but not all adjoining the main steading. The property is available as a whole or in up to five lots.

Lot One - Crowberry Farm dormer bungalow and a range of traditional and general purpose farm buildings set within approximately 43.69 acres (17.68 ha) of adjoining pasture land.

The dormer bungalow offers accommodation extending to approximately 1356 sq. Ft. And comprises a large open plan kitchen diner, a sitting room, downstairs bathroom and two bedrooms on the ground floor. The first floor, extended and modernised in approximately 2000, comprises of two large double bedrooms, one with a modern en suite bathroom. Externally there is a range of traditional and general purpose farm buildings including a modern steel portal framed shed with concrete block sides and Yorkshire boarding to the sides and gable ends.

Crowberry Farm Buildings

1.Crowberry Farm dormer bungalow including adjoining lean-to storage.
2.A range of traditional and general purpose outbuildings including tin sheeted standalone store (2.5m by 2.2m) and cow/hay shed with tin sheeted roof (4.5m by 15.15m).
3.General purpose store (3.5m by 6.7m).
4.Open fronted tin sheeted general purpose implements house (5.4m by 3m).
5.Modern steel portal frame shed with concrete block sides & Yorkshire boarding to sides and gable ends. (27.7m x 9.1 m).
6.Timber lambing shed with tin sheeted roof and concrete floor (9.2m x 4.6m).

Lot Two - 4.45 Acres (1.8 Ha) of pasture to the north of Crowberry Farm with road frontage. Access is from the public highway and the land directly adjoins Lot One.

Lot Three - 16.28 Acres (6.59 Ha) of rough pasture to the west of the public highway and Crowberry Farm. Access is by a track immediately to the south of Middle Windyside Plantation.

Lot Four - 36.5 Acres (14.77 Ha) of rough pasture to the south west of Crowberry Farm. It is understood that the Vendor is selling all of their freehold estate and interest which comprises 6 stints upon the land known as Outer Windyside Pasture.

Lot Five - 25.25 Acres (10.22 Ha) of hill land to the south west of Crowberry Farm with access by way of a Long User since 1958.

Tenure - Crowberry Farm is currently let on a number of short term agreements. All property will be sold freehold with vacant possession on completion. Further details are available from the selling agents.

Wayleaves, Easements & Rights Of Way - Crowberry Farm is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing rights including rights of way whether public or private, light, drainage, water and electric supplies and all other rights, obligations, easements, quasi easements and all wayleaves or covenants whether disclosed or not. Notwithstanding the above we would draw your attention to the following;

1)The land to the West of Hill House and forming part of Lot 2 is subject to a restrictive covenant preventing any erection of buildings
2)There is a reservation from a previous conveyance in favour of Hill House over part of Lot 1 and Lot 2 to repair and renew all pipes and other conduits.

Further details are available for inspection at the selling agents offices.

Services - Crowberry dormer bungalow benefits from mains electricity and a spring fed natural water supply. Drainage is directed to a septic tank. All land, except Lot Five, benefits from a natural water supply.

Sporting & Mineral Rights - We understand that sporting rights are in hand so far as they are owned and included within the sale. Mineral rights are excluded from the sale and have been reserved in a previous conveyance.

Higher Level Stewardship Scheme - All the land included within the sale is subject to a Higher Level Stewardship Agreement which expires on 30th September 2020 for which payment is made by Natural England. A copy of the Higher Level Stewardship Agreement is available from the agent upon request.

Viewings - Strictly by appointment only via GSC Grays Tel: 01833 637000.

Boundaries - The vendor will only sell such interest as they have in the boundary hedges and fences etc.

Basin Payment Scheme - The land has been registered and is sold with a benefit of entitlements to receive payments under the Basic Payment Scheme. 51.74 entitlements will be included within the sale, however this is provided as a guide only and the number and value of entitlements transferred may vary according to eligible area, euro exchange rate, modulation and financial discipline. If the property is sold in up to five lots, the entitlements will be apportioned appropriately. The vendor has claimed the 2015 Single Farm Payment and will undertake to ensure the transfer of the above entitlements to the purchaser in accordance with the regulations of the scheme following completion of the sale. In purchasing the property, the purchasers will be required to sign an indemnification that they will maintain the land in good agricultural and environmental condition, and follow the Basic Payment Scheme cross compliance rules for the Scheme year in which the vendor has submitted a claim.

The transfer of the Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements will be coordinated by GSC Grays with fees of £350 + VAT per transfer being chargeable and payable by the purchaser. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to provide GSC Grays with their Single Business Identifier number, holding number and business name.

Method Of Sale - Crowberry Farm is offered for sale by private treaty. All potential purchasers are requested to register with the selling agent so they can be advised as to how the sale will be concluded.

Solicitors Details - Ian Shuttleworth, Hodgson & Angus, 62 Front Street, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, Co Durham, DL13 2UD.

Local Authority - Durham County Council Tel: 03000 26 00 00.

Health & Safety - Given the potential hazards of a working farm, we would ask that for your own personal safety that you be as vigilant as possible when making any inspection, particularly around the farm buildings.

Areas, Measurements & Other Information - All areas, measurements and other information have been taken from various records and are believed to be correct but any intending purchaser(s) should not rely on them as statements of fact and should satisfy themselves as to their accuracy.

Particulars - Particulars written May 2013. Particulars revised December 2015.

Photographs - Photographs taken May 2013. Photographs revised April 2014.

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