The Land is situated on the outskirts of the village of Dinnington. It is approximately 3.5 miles east of Ponteland and 3 miles north west of the A1.
The sale of North Mason Farm provides a rare opportunity to acquire a block of productive arable land. The land is of a convenient size and totals 148.08 acres (59.93 ha) of which all, except 5.61 acres, is ploughable arable land.
The land has historically been well farmed and accordingly is in excellent condition.
A strict crop rotation policy is utilised, whilst the land is well laid out for modern farming with well-proportioned and easily accessible fields.
The land is accessible from the main road via a hard track. The track shaded green on the plan is reserved from the sale, however access will be permitted for agricultural vehicles only, such permission will be for perpetuity. Alternative access routes are also owned by the vendors and as such may also be available on a licence basis by separate negotiation.
A previous owner has imposed a covenant restricting the use of the land to agriculture, although equestrian use is permitted, on the following parcels: 4068, 6670, 9664, 9481, 1065 and 1558. This covenant runs from 27 June 1997 to 27 June 2018.
Freehold, with vacant possession on completion.
These are included in the sale.
These are not included in the sale, having being reserved by a previous owner.
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.
There is a mains water supply with the meter situated at the western junction of the access track (shaded green). The pipe from this meter runs eastwards following the track to supply water to fields 6670 and 9664. The remaining land is for the most part supplied by natural water.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME
The land is registered on the Land Parcel Identification System. The vendor has claimed the Basic Payment for 2017, the monies will be pro rata'd to any purchaser from the date of completion to the end of the relevant scheme year. Scheme entitlements will be included in the sale and available to the purchaser for future scheme years. The purchaser will be required to meet YoungsRPS cost of completing and submitting the transfer paperwork to the RPA in the sum of £300 plus VAT per transaction.
Part of the land is entered into an ELS/HLS agreement which expires in April 2018; further details of the scheme are available on request. The successful purchaser will be required to take over the existing agreement or indemnify the vendor if not. There will be a cost, to be met by the purchaser, of £300 plus VAT for the transferring of the agreement.
The vendors reserve the right of holdover in respect of any crops yet to be harvested at the time of sale. Otherwise immediate entry subject to contract.
Exchange of contracts will take place as early as possible but in any event no later than the expiry of the 8 week period referred to above, with completion occurring 14 days thereafter.
Each party to bear their own.
Newcastle City Council.
The purchaser will be required to provide proof of identification
to comply with Money Laundering Regulations in the form of a copy of the purchaser´s passport together with a copy of a
recent utility bill as proof of residence.
Strictly by appointment with the Agents.
Charles Raine or Harry Morshead on 01434 609000.
Particulars prepared May 2017