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Key Features

  • Three bedroom farmhouse, land and buildings
  • Grassland Farm
  • Small Holding
  • Development / Diversification Potential
  • Breath-taking Scenery

About this property

LOCATION Westfall Farm is situated on the outskirts of Wearhead, in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property lies approximately 9 miles west of Stanhope, 10 miles east of Alston, 22 miles south west of Hexham and 24 miles north west of Barnard Castle. Durham City is circa 29 miles to the east.

Alston and Stanhope are both busy market towns with an array of local shops and supermarkets. In addition, both towns and local villages have numerous pubs, hotels and tea rooms. Wearhead has a primary school with secondary schools located in nearby Wolsingham and Alston. In terms of healthcare, there is a doctor's surgery located in St Johns Chapel, whilst there is a cottage hospital in Alston and community hospital in Stanhope. Both towns have veterinary surgeries.

Lot 1 - Westfall Farm Includes the farmhouse, the steading and approximately 7.42 acres of land, including the 0.97 ha (2.41 ac) of woodland. In addition, Lot 1 also includes a small single bank stretch of the River Wear which significantly adds to the amenity appeal of the property.

The land included is well sited being either side of the property and would be ideally suited to equine and/small holder purposes, with the buildings aiding such a use. In addition, the location of the land adjacent to the main road, yet in a secluded and stunning location would lend itself for diversification opportunities.


Farmhouse The farmhouse accommodation briefly comprises a traditional farmhouse kitchen with feature stone flagged floor and a Rayburn and a downstairs reception room, to the first floor there are three bedrooms and a bathroom. The farmhouse is in reasonable condition but would benefit from modernisation.

Buildings The traditional buildings are immediately to the rear of the farmhouse and provide an ideal opportunity to extend the dwelling. Any extensions would require the necessary consents been sought. Given the number of buildings, there would still be ample to continue with their original use, be it agricultural or equine.


ACCESS The property whether as whole or in separate lots is accessible from the public highway.

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME The Basic payment has been claimed for the current scheme year and the monies received will be retained in full. The buyer will give an undertaking not to breach the scheme rules from the date of completion to the end of the scheme year and indemnify the claimant if any breaches occur.

The BPS entitlements of which there are 21.85 SDA, will be included in the sale and will transferred to the successful purchaser(s) on completion provided they are able to claim them. YoungsRPS costs of £300 plus VAT for facilitating the transfer(s) will be met by the purchaser(s).

ENVIRONMENTAL SCHEMES The property is currently not in any Environmental Scheme, however its location and nature would lend itself to one.

PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY There are various footpaths which cross the property.

MINERAL RIGHTS They are included in so far as they are owned.

SPORTING RIGHTS Owned in hand and included in the sale.

COVENANTS/CLAWBACK A clawback will be placed over the area as hatched purple on the sale plan and will be triggered if planning permission is granted for any change of use to permit a residential development(s). The clawback will run for 50 year period from the date of completion and will be calculated on the uplift in value as a result of such a planning permission. The uplift in value will be split 70:30 (Purchaser: Vendor) or their successors in title and at the appropriate time will be calculated by an independent MRICS valuer.

DESIGNATIONS The land is located in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

EPC Westfall Farmhouse Energy Efficiency Rating is G (3).

COSTS Each party to bear their own costs.

COUNCIL TAX BAND Council Tax Band C.

SERVICES The Farmhouse is served by mains water, mains electric and mains drainage.

EASEMENTS AND 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.

AREAS The areas have been assessed in accordance with Ordnance Survey data and interested parties should satisfy themselves in this regard.

MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS The purchaser will be required to provide proof of identification to comply with Money Laundering Regulations in the form of a copy of the Purchasers' passport, together with a copy of the Purchasers' driving licence or a recent utility bill as proof of residence.

TENURE The land is available freehold with vacant possession on completion.

VIEWINGS Viewing is strictly by appointment. Arrangements can be made by contacting YoungsRPS, Hexham on 01434 609000 or harry.morshead@youngsrps.com

LOCAL AUTHORITY Durham County Council.

Particulars prepared & photographs taken: September 2020

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Stamp duty

Based on a sale price of £320,000 the total amount of stamp duty payable will be:

Last updated: The calculators have been updated following the end of the stamp duty holiday on 30th June 2021. Until the end of September 2021, it represents a staggered return to previous rates.

* This value is based on the standard rate and not applicable to first-time buyers or buy-to-let / second home buyers.

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