This property has been removed by the agent. It may be sold or temporarily removed from the market

View similar properties

4 bedroom detached house for sale

Matfen, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE20

Under Offer £3,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Productive, mixed arable and livestock farm in an outstanding location
  • Attractive stone farmhouse with 4 bedrooms and potential to extend
  • Excellent range of modern farm buildings
  • Grain storage from 800 to 1,000 tonnes. Cattle housing for up to 250 head
  • 295.28 acres of Grade 3 arable land. 100.83 acres of pasture
  • EPC Rating = G

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Well equipped, mixed arable and livestock farm in a beautiful and accessible location.


Thornham Hill Farm is situated on the north side of the Tyne Valley just beyond the old Military Road, in a particularly attractive location less than 4 miles from the village of Matfen, 3 miles from Stamfordham in the heart of Tynedale Hunt Country.

The farm is particularly well located being about 7 miles from the A69 providing a fast road link to Newcastle (16 miles) and Hexham (12 miles) while Corbridge is only five minutes further on.

This is an area of high amenity famous for Hadrian's Wall and the beautiful countryside, nearby Northumberland National Park and easily reachable coastline and yet is very accessible to Newcastle and the Lake District. Close at hand there are numerous nearby golf courses and both Matfen and Stamfordham have excellent pubs.

The nearest local shop is in Matfen and there is a good First School in Stamfordham. Secondary schooling in either Ponteland or Heddon-on-the-Wall with an independent Prep School at Mowden Hall.

Wider shopping and services can be found in Hexham which includes a hospital, supermarkets, doctors' surgery and there is a petrol filling station in Heddon-on-the-Wall.

Thornham Hill Farm is a well-equipped, arable and livestock farm with an attractive farmhouse, an excellent set of farm buildings and productive Grade 3 land lying within a ring fence and extending in total to about 401 acres.

The farm has been worked by the same family as tenants and as owner occupiers for over 50 year and has, until recently, been run as a traditional mixed unit with cereal rotation and suckler herd.

Considerable investment has been made in the buildings and the land over recent years and it is considered one of the better units in the area.

Thornham Hill Farmhouse is a traditional stone built house under a pitched and tile clad roof; the original part of which is believed to date back to the 17th century. It has been altered and extended over the years and now provides excellent family accommodation over two floors which includes:

Porch, living room with and Inglenook fireplace and gas, coal effect stove, a modern fitted kitchen with a 3-oven gas fired Aga, a large formal sitting room and a dining room on the ground floor. On the first floor there are four good bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Windows and doors are all double glazed units, and there is LPG gas central heating.

Adjoining the farmhouse is a small range of stone outbuildings which could, if required and subject to planning consent, provide an ideal opportunity to extend the house.

There is a lovely sheltered garden to the south and east of the house which includes an old piggery and store.

The farmland extends in total to about 401 acres all of which lies within a ring fence. It is generally level or gently undulating and lies between about 125m and 132m above sea level. The land is classified as Grade 3 under Agricultural Land Classification Maps and soils are identified by the Land Information System as Brickfield Series which is described as slowly permeable, slightly acid but base-rich loamy and clayey.

The majority of the land, about 295.28 acres, is in arable production with a mix of spring and autumn sown crops. The remaining land is in permanent pasture 100.82 acres, including about 53 acres of protected ridge and furrow at the north west corner of the farm.

The farm steading lies centrally within the farm with the buildings to the west of and on the approach to the farmhouse.

Immediately adjoining the farmhouse is a small range of traditional buildings which currently provide a workshop and storage with additional lofted space. There is also a timber framed lean-to garage and stable in between creating an attractive courtyard entrance to the house.

There is an exclusive range of modern farm buildings set around a large yard, perfectly suited to a mixed farming system. The buildings are capable of storing from between 800 to 1,000 tonnes of grain on the floor and of housing over 250 head of cattle in a very flexible system.

Mains (single phase) electricity, metered mains water supply and private drainage shared with the neighbour. LPG central heating and Aga.

The farm lies within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.
Field nos. 7118 & 0725 are designated by English Heritage as a Scheduled Monument and relate to the East Matfen medieval village and open field system.
No buildings at the farm are known to be Listed.

The land is registered on the Rural Land Registry. Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements will be available for transfer to the buyer by separate negotiation and payable in addition to the purchase price of the farm. The Entitlements are currently held, and will be claimed in 2016, by the vendor who will endeavour to facilitate transfer to the purchaser(s) in readiness for the 2017 claim.

The BPS Eligible Area claimed for 2016/17 is:

• 160.03 ha Non-SDA

Square Footage: 2,216 sq ft
Acreage: 401.19 Acres

More information from this agent

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
16 November 2016

Map & Street View

Disclaimer - Property reference WOR160050. The information displayed about this property comprises a property advertisement. makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. This property advertisement does not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Savills Rural Sales, Wooler. Please contact the selling agent or developer directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland.

Map data OpenStreetMap contributors.