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Birtley, Hexham

Sold STC £875,000

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Tenure: Freehold

Dinley Hill Farm is located in the stunning North Tyne Valley and on the edge of the popular village of Birtley. The property enjoys panoramic views to the south across the Tyne Valley and beyond.

The property lies approximately 1 mile to the south of Birtley with the village of Wark some 2.5 miles to the west of the property. Wark has a thriving local community and provides a range of local amenities with a village store, a butchers, three pubs and a primary school.

The noted and larger towns of Hexham and Corbridge are within easy reach being approximately 13 and 14 miles, respectively, to the south. Both towns provide a range of facilities including a wide range of major supermarkets as well as a plethora of local stores. Within both towns there is wide variety of restaurants, pubs and hotels as well as professional and leisure services. Likewise excellent schooling is available in both, with the noted Queen Elizabeth High School situated in Hexham. Private schooling is available at Mowden Hall, the noted prep school of the area, which is approximately 17 miles to the south east.

The region´s capital of Newcastle upon Tyne is accessible being 29 miles to the south east. Hexham and Corbridge both benefit from train stations on the Carlisle to Newcastle Line, whilst Newcastle International Airport is within easy reach, ensuring that the peace and tranquillity which Dinley Hill Farm offers can be enjoyed whilst the wider world is readily accessible.

Dinley Hill Farm is a sound grassland farm situated in a productive corner of the North Tyne Valley. The land in total comprises 41.39 hectares (102.27 acres) of which 8.23 hectares (20.33 acres) is meadow land with the remainder being permanent pasture and includes a small proportion of woodland, much of which has been recently planted.

The land is currently farmed in hand, with part of it let via a grazing licence for this season´s grazing. The land is designated in its entirety as being Severely Disadvantaged and is classified as being Grade 3, and rises from approximately 577 feet to 662 feet above sea level. The land has a great deal of potential in that the current system of farming has utilised low inputs and as a consequence a blank canvas is presented for anybody wishing to capitalise on the farm´s obvious potential. For those who may wish to enjoy the benefits of the current farming practice, there is at present an abundance of birdlife and a rich variety of flora on the property.

The land benefits from good access, with roadside access available where necessary, whilst the steading is centrally located ensuring ease of management. The boundaries of the farm are secure, both internal and external, and there is useful shelter provided by hedgerows and woodlands. The land in the main is watered via private and/or natural supply.

The property as a whole offers an attractive package with many possibilities as a result. The nature of the property ensures that it would suit an established farmer, be it one who may wish to expand their current business or may merely want to relocate to a stunning and desirable area. The land available, coupled with an excellent farmhouse and useful modern and traditional buildings, would allow the farm to operate as a self-contained unit, either within a larger holding or as a standalone enterprise.

Alternatively, the convenient amount of land available and its nature suggests that it would be manageable for any purchaser who may wish to enjoy the numerous benefits of owning land, as a farmer or not, and the opportunity to live in a Northumbrian Farmhouse within a stunning location. Such opportunities are scarce, with the availability of both land and houses in the area rare.

Aside from the evident farming and lifestyle possibilities, there is also potential for diversification. There is a range of traditional buildings with a total floor area of 71.63 m², which subject to the necessary consents, offer great potential. This could include a conversion to extend the farmhouse or alternatively the creation of holiday cottages to capitalise on the tourism market already present as a result of the close proximity of attractions such as Kielder, Hadrian´s Wall, the Northumbrian coast and the Scottish borders.

The land is currently subject to a Higher Level Stewardship agreement which runs until September 2024. As a result of the agreement new hedges, boundaries and woodlands have been established which add hugely to the amenity value of the farm. Aside from amenity value the agreement does also provide a useful source additional income.

The property is accessible via a hard track which leads to the front of the farmhouse. The farmhouse is typical of the area being built from Northumbrian stone and under a slate roof. The house has been recently modernised with two former traditional buildings incorporated to ensure modern and ample living accommodation is now available.

The extensions have created a spacious kitchen/diner, a large drawing room and a downstairs bedroom and en-suite shower room. The kitchen includes features such as oak units which sit on a stone flagged floor, exposed beams and stone walls. The creation of the drawing room has again been done with many original features retained, ensuring that the modern conversions keep their original charm. Both the kitchen and the drawing room benefit from an array of natural light, largely as a result of French doors which allow easy access to the external areas and capitalise on the magnificent views available.

The ground floor also includes a dining room, sitting room, downstairs bathroom and a useful utility room.

On the first floor there are a further three bedrooms, one of which is currently used as an office, and a modern bathroom.

From the A69, travel north on the A68 for approximately 9 miles until you have passed Colt Crag Reservoir (on the right hand side). After passing, turn left and follow the road to the village of Birtley. From Birtley head south taking the left hand fork on leaving the village. Dinley Hill Farm is then the first property on the left hand side of the road.

Alternatively, from Hexham head towards Chollerton on the A6079, on entering Chollerton take the left hand turn signposted Barrasford. Follow the road for approximately 4 miles before turning right, signposted Birtley. The entrance to Dinley Hill Farm is then some 1.2 miles on the right hand side of the road.

The land is registered on the Land Parcel Identification System. We understand the entitlements held to be as follows: 40.00 SDA Ha which are included in the sale. They have been claimed for the 2018 scheme year and they will be apportioned as appropriate on completion. Any purchaser will be required to give an undertaking to comply with the scheme requirements for the remainder of the scheme year. YoungsRPS´ fees of £300 plus expenses and VAT for the transfer of the entitlements will be required to be met by the purchaser.

The land is currently entered into a Higher Level Stewardship agreement which expires on 30 September 2024. After five years from the start date (1 October 2014) the agreement is breakable with no penalties, however strict procedures will have to be followed and it is recommended that any purchasers wishing to do so notify YRPS of this intention. Any termination and/or transfer of the HLS will be managed by YoungsRPS with their fees of £300 plus expenses and VAT to be paid by the purchaser. If the agreement is continued the successful purchaser will be expected to abide by the requirements of the scheme and/or indemnify the current scheme holder. Details of the HLS scheme are available on request from the selling agents.

Freehold with vacant possession on completion.

Note: Part of the land is let subject to a Grazing Licence which terminates in November 2018. The sale will be subject to this agreement and any grazing monies received/due will be apportioned to the purchaser from completion.

The sporting rights are included in the sale with the nature of the land lending itself to informal sporting possibilities.

Mains Electricity and Private Drainage.

Private water to buildings and land whilst the house is served by a mains supply.

Oil fired central heating to the farmhouse which complements an existing back boiler, maximising efficiency.

Owned by a third party.

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

A previous owner has imposed a restriction ensuring that no buildings can be built or erected outside that of a designated area. The designated area includes the farm steading and the farmhouse. Any plans for such conversions and/or builds do require the approval of a previous owner. Such approval is not to be unreasonably withheld.

Dinley Hill Farmhouse - Band C

Dinley Hill Farmhouse - Band D

Northumberland County Council.

Please note the Purchaser(s) will be required to comply with Money Laundering Regulations.

Viewings are strictly by appointment with the agents and should not be unaccompanied.

Harry Morshead on 01434 609 000

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25 May 2018

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  • Haydon Bridge (8.4 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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