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Land for sale
Healeyfield, Consett, County Durham
- Mixed Livestock & Arable Farm
- Approximately 227 Acres (91.84 Hectares)
- Good range of traditional and modern buildings
- Let on a Farm Business Tenancy
- Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
BEST & FINAL OFFERS ARE REQUESTED BY 12 NOON WEDNESDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER 2012 Healeyfield Farm offers an excellent agricultural investment opportunity to purchase a well maintained, mixed livestock and arable farm of approximately 227 acres (91.84 hectares), with a good range of modern and traditional buildings, let on a Farm Business Tenancy and situated in a stunning location in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Please note that Healeyfield Farmhouse is not being offered for sale. Available as a whole or in up to four lots. For further information please call the selling agents GSC Grays tel: 01748 829217
Situation & Amenities
Healeyfield Farm is situated near Castleside and is within approximately 16 miles of Durham and 17 miles of Newcastle. (Please note all distances are approximate). In addition, there is an easily accessible network of footpaths and bridleways around the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). A range of local and national retailers are available at nearby Consett, with the cities of Durham and Newcastle within easy reach. There are a number of primary, secondary schools and colleges in nearby Consett, with further opportunities for private education and universities at Durham and Newcastle.
The nearby A68 provides the commuter with links to both the east and west side of the North East of England. There is a main-line railway station at Durham and regional and international flights are available at Newcastle International Airport.
Healeyfield Farm offers an excellent agricultural investment opportunity to purchase a well maintained, mixed livestock and arable farm, with a good range of modern and traditional buildings, let on a farm business tenancy and situated in a stunning location in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The farm, which extends to approximately 227 acres (91.84 hectares), comprises a mix of 70.94 acres of arable, 123.82 acres of permanent pasture, 27.68 acres of meadow land and 4.50 acres of woodland. In addition there is a working farmyard with a number of both traditional and modern farm buildings. Please note that Healeyfield Farmhouse is not being offered for sale.
A mixture of arable, pasture, meadow and woodland amounting in total to 142.60 acres (57.70 hectares) as detailed.
Arable 16.22 hectares 40.08 acres
Permanent Pasture 28.06 hectares 69.34 acres
Meadow 11.20 hectares 27.68 acres
Woodland 1.82 hectares 4.50 acres
Yard & Buildings 0.40 hectares 1.00 acre
Total 57.70 hectares 142.60 acres
4 Bay General Purpose Shed
18.00 X 13.50 (59'1 X 44'3 )
A general purpose shed with clad profile sheet roofing, space boarding and breeze block walls.
18.24 X 6.30 (59'10 X 20'8 )
Timber frame Dutch barn with space boarding to three sides, tin clad roof and soil base.
11.15 X 8.00 (36'7 X 26'3 )
With stone walls, concrete floor, slate roof, roller shutter door, electricity and water supply.
18.00 X 5.30 (59'1 X 17'5 )
Steel portal framed Dutch barn with tin sheet roof and tin sheets to three sides. Soil base and electricity supply.
Brick Built Lean-To Off
18.00 X 7.55 (59'1 X 24'9 )
With asbestos sheet roof and cladding to gables, one open side and remainder a mixture of brick, breeze block and sleepers with tin cladding above.
8.80 X 5.40 (28'10 X 17'9 )
Semi redundant workshop, timber framed and timber clad with asbestos sheet roof, concrete floor and electricity supply.
13.80 X 5.40 (45'3 X 17'9 )
Steel framed Dutch barn, tin clad to three sides, cement fibre/asbestos sheet roof and soil base.
3 Bay Extension To 4 Bay General Purpose Shed
13.5 X 13.50 (44'3 X 44'3 )
A general purpose shed with clad profile sheet roofing, space boarding and breeze block walls. Please note this is a Tenants Improvement.
In addition to the main yard there is a traditional range of buildings at Fell Close, which are Grade II Listed. Access to part of Lot One is across former railway lines and a statutory declaration has been signed for these rights of access.
A mixture of arable and permanent pasture amounting in total to 64.84 acres (26.24 hectares) as detailed below.
Arable 10.30 hectares 25.45 acres
Permanent Pasture 15.94 hectares 39.39 acres
Total: 26.24 hectares 64.84 acres
Amounts to 15.10 acres (6.11 hectares) of permanent pasture.
Amounts to 5.41 acres (2.19 hectares) of arable.
The Farm is subject to a Farm Business Tenancy Agreement covered by the Agricultural Tenancys Act 1995, which is due to expire on the 13th November 2019. The Agreement may be inspected by genuine prospective purchasers only, by requesting the Data Pack from the selling agents.
The following principle terms apply to the tenancy:
The rent is payable twice yearly in arrears
There are standard reservations in favour of the landlord for spring water, timber and archaeological artefacts
The landlord and tenants repairing liabilities are apportioned broadly in line with the Model Clauses, SI 11473 (as amended)
There is a bar on sub-letting or the assignment of the property
The rent review provisions allow for the rent to be reviewed on every third anniversary
The rent for the Farm Business Tenancy is £11,000 per annum and was reviewed on the 13th May 2011.
Tenants Fixtures & Improvements
All items normally designated as tenants fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale. Details of tenants improvements have been recorded in the Farm Business Tenancy Agreement and copies of the Agreement will be available to genuine prospective purchasers via the data pack.
A CD will be available to genuine prospective purchasers on the signing of a confidentiality agreement.
Wayleaves, Easements & Rights Of Way
Healeyfield 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 electricity supplies and all other rights, obligations, easements, quasi easements and all Wayleaves or covenants whether disclosed or not. Notwithstanding the above, there is an easement in favour of National Grid, which crosses the holding; there is an NEDL Wayleave Agreement in respect of an electricity line which crosses Lot One and a private water pipe which crosses Lot Three in favour of Dean Howl. In addition two public footpaths cross Lot One.
The vendors reserve the right for free and uninterrupted passage of water, soil and electricity from and to their adjoining and nearby land and to any buildings now standing or hereafter erected, through the sewers, drains, watercourses, pipes, wires and cables which are now or may at any time within 80 years of completion of the sale, be in or under the land/property that is to be sold, together with all easement rights and privileges proper for making connections or repairing, maintaining and replacing the said sewers, drains, watercourses, pipes, wires and cables.
The farm benefits from mains electricity and mains water to the buildings. All other water supplies are spring fed.
Sporting Rights & Mineral Rights
The sporting and mineral rights are excluded from the sale.
The vendors will only sell such interest as they have in the boundary features. A 2 metre high pallisade fence is to be erected between points A to B on the attached plan, within 12 months of the completion of the sale. The specification of the fence is to be agreed with the vendor in advance of its erection. For the avoidance of doubt, no rights of way are granted over the track adjoining Healeyfield Farmhouse.
In the event that planning permission is granted, which provides for non-agricultural use within 25 years of the date of completion, the purchaser or future owner of the property will pay to the vendor 50% of the increase in value above agricultural value. This payment is to be made at the point when planning consent is implemented, or there is a disposal of the property with the benefit of a planning consent. The overage will be protected by a restriction and charge on the title in favour of the vendor.
Strictly by appointment only via the Agents GSC Grays
Tel: 01748 829217.
Method Of Sale
Healeyfield 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.
Ed Jarron, Withers LLP, 16 Old Bailey, London EC4M 7EG Tel: 0207 5976124
Durham County Council, 36-38 High Street, Consett, County Durham
DH8 5AQ. Tel: 0300 0263263.
Please note by virtue of Section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 we are required to inform prospective purchasers that Mr David Gray, who is a Director of GSC Grays, is a Trustee of the Vendors Estate.
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. No unaccompanied viewings are to be undertaken.
Areas, Measurements & Other Information
All areas, measurements and other information have been taken from various estate 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.
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