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East Wingates Farm

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£1,900,000

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Traditional livestock farm in an idyllic Northumbrian setting with development and sporting opportunities. For sale as a whole or in up to four lots.

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• Spacious detached 4/5 bedroom farmhouse

• Range of modern and traditional farm buildings

• Planning Permission for conversion of agricultural buildings to two residential dwellings.

• Productive grazing land

• Woodland with sporting potential

• In all 301.31 acres (121.94 hectares) or thereabouts including pasture, woodland and features.



INTRODUCTION
East Wingates Farm is located in idyllic elevated position with stunning views over the undulating Northumberland countryside. The farm runs from the edge of Wingates Village, to the north west of Longhorsley, stretching east to the Garrett Lee Wood. The location of the farm is shown on the location plan at the rear of the particulars.

Situated approximately 41/2 miles from the A697, the farm is easily accesible from the north and south. Nearby Longhorsley Village provides a good range of local amentities and the farm is also well served by the market towns of Alnwick to the north and Morpeth to the south.

The Farm extends to approximately 301.31 acres (121.94 hectares) shown by means of a red line on the Sale Plan opposite and is available for sale as a whole or in up to four lots. The sale offers the opportunity to acquire a diverse lifestyle farm with development and sporting opportunities.

The majority of the holding is currently down to grass which has been managed under an organic scheme.



LOT 1 - EAST WINGATES FARMHOUSE, BUILDINGS WITH PLANNING PERMISSION AND LAND EXTENDING TO 3.06 ac (1.24ha)

FARMHOUSE
East Wingates Farmhouse is an attractive detached stone under slate property enjoying an elevated outlook from the edge of Wingates Village. The property is shown as building ´a´ on the Inset Plan.

The ground floor accommodation comprises a porch/utility room, shower room, kitchen, study, living room and dining room. There is also a store room off the study, with access to the rear yard, as well a conservatory to the front with doors out to the garden, providing spectacular views of the landscape beyond.

The first floor accommodation consists of three double bedrooms, a family bathroom and a single bedroom with a staircase to the converted loft space which could be used as an additional bedroom, study or storage space.

Externally a well maintained garden wraps around the west and south of the property including a patio area and greenhouse.

The property is served by mains water, mains electric and main sewage systems as well as to the premises fibre optic broadband connection, currently 50mb. The farmhouse has oil central heating as well as wood burning stoves in the two reception room. Hot water is provided by an immersion heater connected to thermal solar panels. The property is double glazed throughout.

The property is registered under Band E for Council Tax which is administered by Northumberland County Council.

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE
The Energy Performance Rating of the property is shown in the graph above. Full details of the Energy Performance of the property are available upon request from the selling agent.

RENEWABLE ENERGY
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.

FLOOR PLANS
The placement and size of all walls, doors, windows staircases and fixtures are only approximate and cannot be relied upon as anything other than for guidance purposes only.

LOT 1 BUILDINGS
To the west of the farmhouse sits a traditional building used by the current owners as a butchery unit. The two storey building has a Gross External Area of 74.2m2 with a garden shed attached to the south. The unit is shown as building ´b´ on the Inset Plan.

The ground floor consists of the main butchery along with a large chiller. The butchery fixtures and fittings are available by separate negotiation. Stairs lead up to the first floor with two reception rooms complete with a range of base units and a sink, as well as a separate shower room with WC and wash band basin. The building is served by mains water, mains electric and mains sewage systems. Three electric heaters are currently located on the first floor of the building and hot water is provided via an immersion heater. The property is double glazed throughout. The Energy Performance Rating of the building is G. Full details of the Energy Performance Report are available upon request from the selling agent.

Building ´b´ currently has Planning Permission under reference 15/03183/FUL for conversion to a two bedroom, double storey dwelling. Full details of the permission are available from Northumberland County Council or the selling agent.
Also included in Lot 1 is a steel framed building marked as ´c´ on the Inset Plan. The building has a fibre cement roof and concrete floor with an electric roller shutter door to the south.

LOT 1 LAND
Lot 1 is offered for sale with two grass paddocks of 0.37ha and 0.87ha respectively as shown coloured pink on the sale plan.



LOT 2 - BUILDINGS AND LAND EXTENDING TO 1.61ac (0.65ha)

Lot 2 BUILDINGS
The remainder of the steading comprises a mixture of steel and timber framed buildings as well as a traditional stone under slate range. The buildings are currently used for sheep rearing and storage. The Gross External Areas (GEA) of the buildings are as follows:

Building GEA
d- 300.10m2
e- 135.85m2
f- 100.77m2
g- 179.30m2
h- 53.04m2
i- 253.97m2

Buildings ´e, f, g and h´ currently have Planning Permission under reference 15/03183/FUL for conversion to a four bedroom single storey dwelling. Full details of the permission are available from Northumberland County Council or the selling agent.

LOT 2 LAND
Lot 2 is offered for sale with two grass paddocks of 0.50ha and 0.15ha respectively as shown coloured green on the sale plan. The smaller paddock contains a pond which has been managed as part of the informal shoot on the holding.



LOT 3 - LAND EXTENDING TO 229.93ac (93.05ha)

The majority of the land offered as part of Lot 3 is down to grass providing good traditional grazing ground with well-maintained fences. There is also a small area of grazed woodland (parcel 25) as well as features used as part of the informal shoot including a game plot (parcel 10) and a pond (parcel 19).

Parcel 13 (Jubilee Wood) is part of a 2012 English Woodland Grant Scheme Agreement for a Woodland Creation Grant. There are Farm Woodland Payments of £586.00 per annum due for 15 years until 2027/28.

RENEWABLE ENERGY
The land benefits from a small wind turbine which has 18 years of a 20 year subsidy term remaining. The turbine attracts a Feed-in Tariff (FIT) payment of approximately £3,300 per annum including the generation payment.

AGRICULTURAL BUILDING
Building ´i´ is offered for sale as part of Lot 3 and comprises a steel framed building with box profile side and roof cladding, as well as a concrete floor. The building extends to 253.97m2 Gross External Area. The building benefits from mains water and electric.



LOT 4 - WOODLAND EXTENDING TO 66.72ac (27.00ha)

The Garret Lee Wood is a 66.72 acre mixed broadleaf and conifer woodland to the north west of the holding (parcel 29). The woodland has been grazed in the past and is currently managed as part of the informal shoot providing four good drives for shoot days. The wood is accessed via the farm or separately from the Public Highway as shown marked blue on the Sale Plan, with a track continuing into the wood providing access for agricultural, sporting or forestry requirements.



TENURE
The land is to be sold Freehold with Vacant Possession on completion.

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME
The land is registered for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS). The Vendor will claim and retain the 2017 payment. The land is to be sold with the BPS Entitlements.

AGRI-ENVIRONMENT SCHEMES
The holding in an Organic Entry Level Stewardship (OELS) Agreement which expires 30th September 2017.

The vendor will retain the final payments in respect of this scheme.

ACCESS
A right of access exists across Lots 1, 2 and 3 to the Sewage Treatment Works marked with an X on the Sale Plan.

In the event of Lotting rights of access across neighbouring lots will be agreed as part of the sale.

PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY
One bridleway passes the farmhouse and through the southern part of the land.

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. However, the Vendor wishes to retain the rights for the 2017/18 season to 1st February 2018.

Previous seasons have been run on a relatively informal basis providing 6 days with 70-80 birds per day. There may be scope to develop the sporting potential of the holding further.

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.

LOTTING
It is intended to offer the property for sale as described, but the seller reserves the right to further subdivide the property into lots, or to withdraw the property or to exclude any part of the property shown in these particulars.

PLANS, AREAS & SCHEDULES
These have been produced in accordance with Ordnance Survey data. The Purchaser(s) will be held to have satisfied themselves as to the description of the property.

CLOSING DATE
A Closing Date may be set therefore interested parties are advised to confirm their interest to the selling agent to ensure they are kept up to date.

LEGAL FORMALITIES
Exchange of contracts will take place as soon as possible, but in any event no later than the expiry of eight weeks from instructing solicitors, with completion 14 days thereafter.

COSTS
Each party to bear their own costs.

MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS
The Purchaser(s) will be required to provide proof of identification to comply with Money Laundering Regulations in the form of copy of the Purchaser´s passport, together with a copy of a recent utility bill as proof of residence.

FIXTURES, FITTINGS & LIVESTOCK
Various items may be available by separate negotiation and any items of particular interest should be reported to the selling agent.

VIEWINGS
Viewings are strictly by appointment with the selling agent, YoungsRPS on 01665 606800.

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 is the farm at the end of the road.

Wingates Village can also be accessed from Rothbury via the B6342 to the south of Forestburn Gate.

Postcode: NE65 8RW

Property Summary

Traditional livestock farm in an idyllic Northumbrian setting with development and sporting opportunities. For sale as a whole or in up to four lots.