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East Wingates Farmhouse, Wingates

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Tenure: Freehold

THE PROPERTY
East Wingates Farmhouse is a detached stonebuilt property offering well laid out and practical living space, and is supremely positioned to take full advantage of the far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside.

The property comes with about 109 acres of land, principally laid to pasture that has been managed under an organic scheme, and numerous outbuildings, both modern and traditional, including a two-storey annexe with planning permission for conversion to a two-bedroom dwelling. The property presents an opportunity to acquire a superb family home with the flexibility for a variety of uses of the land and buildings, including sporting opportunities.


FARMHOUSE
The accommodation successfully combines period features with modern-day luxuries and includes a generously proportioned drawing room featuring an inglenook style fireplace with an inset log burning stove, creating a warm and inviting room in which to relax and unwind. There is an adjoining dining room, with a fireplace and inset log burning stove, and a conservatory with doors opening out to a sun terrace and front garden - a perfect vantage point for the far-reaching views.

The light and spacious kitchen is fitted with a good range of units and space for a range style cooker, and provides ample space for a breakfast table and chairs for more informal dining. Located off the kitchen is a utility room and cloakroom. The ground floor further includes a good-sized office and a store room with direct access to the rear yard.

On the first floor, four bedrooms and a family bathroom are arranged around, and may be accessed from, the landing, whilst on the second floor, there is a fifth bedroom/hobby room, with the benefit of under-eaves storage space. The farmhouse benefits from its own garden comprising a lawned area, a paved sun terrace, a further paved seating area and flower/shrub beds.

ANNEX
This two-storey traditional building is used by the current owners as a food preparation area and has planning permission for conversion to a two-bedroom residential dwelling. The accommodation consists of the main room along with a walk-in chiller on the ground floor, and an office, a shower room and a store room or office on the first floor.

Planning Application No: 15/03183/FUL. Date: 25th July 2016. For further information, please contact the joint selling agents.


OUTBUILDINGS
There is a plentiful mixture of traditional and modern outbuildings, well suited to stock rearing and modern farming requirements but equally providing good usable storage space or for a wide variety of possible commercial or amenity uses. Part of the buildings benefit from a consent for conversion to a 4-bedroom single storey dwelling (under Application No. 15/03183/FUL)


LAND
The land extends to about 109 acres and principally comprises traditional grazing ground with well-maintained fencing. There are four inbye grass paddocks close to the house, one containing a flighting pond which has been managed as a part of the informal shoot on the holding. There is a second pond or small lake, central within the boundary, within a plantation.


LOCATION
East Wingates Farmhouse enjoys an idyllic rural location with stunning views, yet is conveniently placed for road communications with the A697 and A1 within easy reach. Train services are available at Morpeth and Alnmouth.

Nearby Longhorsley village provides a good range of amenities for day-to-day needs, with more extensive facilities available in the market towns of Alnwick to the north and Morpeth to the south. First schooling is available at Longhorsley with middle school at Morpeth Chantry Middle School which feeds into King Edward VI School.


GENERAL
Services: Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property. Oil fired central heating to the farmhouse. Hot water is provided by thermal solar panels. Superfast fibre optic broadband (currently about 50mb).

Income: The farmhouse benefits from roof mounted solar photovoltaic panels which have 15 years of a 20 year subsidy term remaining. The panels attract a Feed-in Tariff (FIT) payment of approximately £2,000 per annum including the generation payment. The thermal solar panels also provide thermal hot water for the farmhouse.
There is a wind turbine producing an average of 17,496 kw and about £3,300 of feed-in tariff. All this income is included in the sale.

Tenure: Freehold.

Local Authority: Northumberland County Council - Tel. 0845 600 6400

Planning: Prospective purchasers are advised that they must make their own enquiries of Northumberland County Council.

Basic Payment Scheme: The land is registered for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS). The vendor will claim and retain the 2018 payment. The land is to be sold with the BPS Entitlements.

Access: A right of access exists for Northumbrian Water to the Sewage Treatment Works marked on the sale plan and the neighbouring farmer.

Public Rights of Way: A bridleway passes through the property, linking the property to surrounding countryside.

Mineral Rights: All mineral rights are included in the sale in so far as they are owned.

Sporting Rights: All sporting rights are included in the sale in so far as they are owned.

Easements & Wayleaves: The land is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, water, drainage, water courses, light and other easements, quasi or reputed easements, and rights of adjoining owners (if any) affecting the same and all matters registerable by any competent authority pursuant to statute.

Fixtures, Fittings & Livestock: Various items may be available by separate negotiation and any items of particular interest should be reported to either of the selling agents.


DIRECTIONS
From north or south on the A697 at Longhorsley, head west along West Road, signposted for Netherwitton and Wingates. After 2.2 miles, turn right, following signs for Wingates. Continue to Wingates village. East Wingates Farmhouse will be found at the end of the road. Alternatively, Wingates village can also be accessed from Rothbury via the B6342 to the south of Forestburn Gate.

Viewings: Strictly by appointment with joint selling agents- YoungsRPS' Alnwick office (01665 606 800/ graeme.bruce@youngsrps.com) or Strutt & Parker's Morpeth office (01670 516123)


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Nearest station

  • Acklington (8.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Youngs RPS , Hexham

Priestpopple Hexham NE46 1PS

01434 410028 Local call rate

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