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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 2 - Land at Westfall Farm
Comprising the bulk of the agricultural land being a total of approximately 22.15 ha (54.74 ac) of bare land which includes all the meadow land. The offering of Lot 2 separately provides the opportunity to purchase a useful block of bare land where the availability of such is scarce and could be a welcome addition to an existing holding or for an investor/lifestyle purchase who may wish to enjoy the income and natural capital benefits that land of this nature could generate.

The land accessible from the public highway.

This is a colloquial term specific to the region. The land totals 6.54 ha (16.17 ac) of enclosed grazing land as hatched red on the plan. The buyer wold have unrestricted access and grazing rights to the land albeit they would not be purchasing the freehold, whilst no rent or alike would be payable. This is shown hatched orange on the sale plan.

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).

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

There are various footpaths which cross the property.

They are included in so far as they are owned.

Owned in hand and included in the sale.

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

Each party to bear their own costs.

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.

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

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.

The land is available freehold with vacant possession on completion.

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

Durham County Council.

Particulars prepared & photographs taken: September 2020


Stamp duty

Based on a sale price of £170,000 the total amount of stamp duty payable will be:

Last updated: The calculator has been updated following the end of the stamp duty holiday on 1st October 2021.

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