An award winning Art Deco lifestyle mansion
• Stunning four storey property • 2 Reception rooms plus study • Sumptuously fitted dining kitchen • Penthouse master bedroom suite • 4 Additional bedroom suites • Leisure Suite with indoor pool, Jacuzzi/WC/gym/entertainment room • 6 Car garage with electric doors • Impressive security and lift to all floors • Gardens with sports court and ample parking facilities
Low Raincliffe Farm
Low Raincliffe Farm presents an excellent opportunity to acquire a well presented arable and stock farm with the benefit of a modern 12,000 bird free-range egg unit. The property is well located for access to local amenities and communications network. The farm is located 1.3 miles south of the village of Seamer and within 6 miles of the town of Scarborough and the East Coast.
The property comprises a four bedroom farmhouse with a range of farm buildings, a 12,000 free-range egg unit, planning consent for a three bedroom farmhouse subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Restriction and productive agricultural land extending to 240.66 acres (97.40 Ha) with the benefit of irrigation.
Low Raincliffe Farmhouse
Low Raincliffe is an attractive, well proportioned four bedroom farmhouse, with views to the Yorkshire Wolds. It is constructed of brick under a tile roof, surrounded by attractive gardens. The property has been well maintained and would provide a lovely family home.
The ground floor provides a kitchen/diner, a large conservatory, living room with open fire, utility room and an office.
On the first floor there are four double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The attic runs the length of the house and there may be scope to create a fifth bedroom if required.
Externally, the property benefits from well maintained gardens containing mature shrubs and bounded by a privet hedge.
The farmhouse benefits from oil fired central heating, mains water and private drainage.
The Council Tax for the farmhouse is Band F.
Planning Consent for New Dwelling
Planning permission has been granted and foundations have been laid for a three bedroom, two storey, detached farmhouse with an Agricultural Occupancy Restriction on
a site close to the farmhouse. Further details on this are included in the Information Pack.
The poultry unit is a modern 12,000 bird free-range egg unit, constructed in 2009. Measuring approximately 80m long and 20m wide, details of the construction of the building can be found in the Information Pack. The building contains a flat deck off centre vencomatic system with insulated automated pop holes. There is a fully automated Prinzen Packer unit in the pack house. The building is ventilated by electric gable end fans. There will be a new flock going in to the shed on 14th December 2015 at an estimated value of £53,000. The Purchaser will have the option to purchase the flock at valuation, alternatively the Vendor will retain the flock through a hold over provision until the cycle is complete in January 2017.
Low Raincliffe Farm extends to approximately 240.66 acres (97.40Ha) comprising 215.07 acres (87.03 ha) of productive arable land, 13.29 acres (5.38 ha) of grass ley and 10.40 acres (4.20 ha) of woodland. The land is all within a compact ring fence and has the benefit of irrigation from a 5.86 million gallon annual extraction licence.
The land is classified as being part Grade 2 and Grade 3 on the DEFRA Agricultural Land Classification maps. The underlying soil association is identified as being mostly ‘Wick 1’ which is described as deep, well drained, coarse, loamy and sandy soils, locally over gravel. Suitable for growing cereals and some horticultural crops in drier lowlands.
Basic Payment Scheme
The land is registered for the benefit of the Basic Payment Scheme. The 2015 payment will be retained by the Vendor. The Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements will be included within the sale of the land.
Entry Level Stewardship Schemes
The land is subject to an Entry Level Stewardship Agreement which terminates in 2018. The Purchaser will be obliged to take over the Agreement. A copy of the Agreement will be available upon request. Further information is included within the Information Pack.
Drainage rates are payable to the Vale of Pickering Internal Drainage Board. No drainage plans are available, further information is available in the Information Pack.
Water Abstraction Licence
The land benefits from an Abstraction Licence from Seamer Drain of 5.86 million gallons per year. The licence number is: 2/27/27/151. A copy of this licence is included within the Information Pack.
Nitrate Vulnerable Zones
The land is not located within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.
In addition to the purchase price, the Purchaser may be required to pay for growing crops (if one has been planted) including cultivations, seeds, fertilisers and sprays.
If the Purchaser chooses to take over the ingoing hen flock they will purchase the flock at valuation.
The Vendor will return the right to operate the chicken unit until January 2016 if the Purchaser does not purchase the flock.
An option agreement with Earthmill LTD has been signed regarding the installation of a 50m hub 85kW wind turbine in Field 9397. The planning application is due to go before Scarborough Borough Council Planning Committee on 17th September 2015 . Further information including a copy of the option agreement, site layout plan and design and access statement is included within the Information Pack. The planning application can be viewed online at Scarborough Borough Council, the application reference is 15/01075/FL.
General Remarks and Stipulations
Method of Sale
The property is offered for sale as a whole by private treaty. Interested parties are advised to register their interest with the selling agent at an early stage as a closing date may be set following initial marketing. Offers to purchase the land should be made in writing to the George F White Shiptonthorpe Office and should include the offer, proposed finance, proof of finance and solicitor’s details. The Purchaser will be required to exchange contracts within 28 days of the receipt of the sale contract. A 10% deposit will be paid on exchange of the contracts.
Tenure and Possession
The property is to be sold freehold with vacant possession on completion subject to any hold over.
Sporting and Mineral Rights
The sporting and mineral rights are included in the sale insofar as they are owned.
Easements, Wayleaves and Rights of Way
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, water, drainage, water courses and other easements – quasi or reputed statements and rights of adjoining (if any) affecting the same and existing proposed wayleaves and other matters registered by any competent authority.
An Information Pack is available to prospective Purchasers upon request. The pack provides full details on the property including title, plans, ELS agreement, planning permission for the dwelling, water abstraction licence, drainage rates, option agreement for the wind turbine, site plan for the turbine, design and access statement for the turbine and copy of the current egg contract.
Energy Performance Certificate
The EPC is included within the Information Pack. The farmhouse has been assessed as having a current energy efficiency rating of F with a potential energy efficiency rating of B.
We have taken reasonable care to prepare particulars that correctly describe the property. The particulars are based on information supplied by or on behalf of the Vendor and George F White LLP are not responsible for any errors or inaccuracies. The particulars must not be relied upon and do not form part of any contract between the Vendor and the Purchaser.
Should any sale of the land or any right attached to it become a chargeable supply for the purpose of VAT, such tax will be payable in addition to the contract price.
Scarborough Borough Council
St Nicholas Street
Mr Robert Tulloch
Pearson and Ward Solicitors
2 Market Street
Telephone Number: 01653 692247
Viewing is strictly by appointment with the Vendors agents. Prospective Purchasers view the property at their own risk, neither the Vendor or George F White LLP accept any responsibility for the viewers safety whilst inspecting the property.
To arrange a viewing or for further information please contact George F White on 01430 876010 or email email@example.com
From York, take the A64 towards Scarborough, at Staxton roundabout take the 1st exit towards Scarborough. At the next roundabout take the 1st exit on to the B1261, over the railway bridge and Low Raincliffe Farm is the 2nd turning on the left.
Plans, Schedules and Areas
The plans with these particulars are based on Ordnance Survey and National Grid Maps are for identification purposes only. Purchasers are required to satisfy themselves about all areas. Plans and schedules are for illustrative purposes and although believed to be correct, their accuracy is not guaranteed.
DESCRIPTION / BACKGROUND
Red House Farm is an immaculately presented lifestyle property situated in a beautiful rural location yet only 5 miles from the popular county town of Beverley. In recent years the current owners have transformed the property by meticulously renovating and developing the original farmstead to provide first class living accommodation in the main dwelling and have also develop six holiday cottages, which now are well established and provide a good annual income. The main residence provides good quality and adaptable family accommodation and could be easily adapted to provide self-contained bed and breakfast accommodation. The holiday cottages have been developed in the past seven years and now provide high quality modern accommodation which is four star rated. There is the added benefit of being situated centrally within around 13 acres of gardens, grounds and grassland and with the addition of a modern range of buildings providing plentiful stabling and storage facilities. The property is located in a popular and attractive location and is a great base for a tourism based business being located a short distance to Beverley, York, the East Coast resorts and having excellent road access onto the M62 within 7 miles.
Situated approximately midway between the sought after villages of North Newbald and Walkington, Red House Farm is within the gently rolling countryside of the Yorkshire Wolds and has an attractive south facing aspect. The property is only around 5 miles west of Beverley, which is East Yorkshire’s county town, with classical architecture and a wealth of history including Beverley Minster. The town offers a comprehensive range of high quality services and amenities including schools, railway station, shops and restaurants. Beverley Racecourse is located on the historic Westwood and hosts a number of races including highly popular evening meets. The coastal resorts of Bridlington and Hornsea are a short distance to the East and the commercial centres of Hull and York are within a good distance, there is also excellent road links onto the M62. The property is situated within an attractive south facing position ideally located for holiday makers, with nearby access to the A1079 and M62, providing quick and easy access to local attractions in Beverley, York and the surrounding countryside. Overall, Red House Farm is an ideal property for those looking to either acquire a lifestyle business providing a reasonable income stream or alternatively purchase a beautifully located country residence
Situated in a slightly elevated position within the centre of the land, Red House Farmhouse comprises a fully renovated property providing well-presented and spacious family accommodation. The property has been fully modernised over recent years and amounts to over 3,400 sq.ft of living space. The accommodation comprises: Entrance Hall with Galleried Landing, Sitting Room, Snug, Large Dining Kitchen, Utility Room and Cloakroom. To the first floor are, Four Double Bedrooms, two of which have En-Suite Bathrooms, an Office and a Family Bathroom.
The holiday cottages provide approximately 4,098 sq.ft of accommodation and provide six 2 bedroom cottages. The cottages are privately situated to the rear of the house in an attractive setting, overlooking a private parking and bbq area with views over a grass paddock. The accommodation in each cottage is modern and well presented with open plan living/kitchen/dining area including wood burning stoves, fitted kitchen with in-built appliances, oak flooring and beamed ceilings. To the first floor are double and twin bedrooms and a bathroom. There is also a useful information and laundry room located adjacent to the holiday cottages.
In all the property is situated within 13 acres of gardens, grounds and land, all situated within a ring fence
The property includes11.3 acres of grassland split into four well fenced grass paddocks with one paddock having direct access from the buildings/stables. The land is free draining land suitable for horse and livestock grazing or hay production. There is also the benefit of a small field shelter.
SINGLE PAYMENT SCHEME AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCHEMES
The land is not sold with entitlements to the Single Payment Scheme. We are not aware that the property is entered into any environmental or woodland grant schemes.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
The holiday cottages will be sold to include all fixtures and fittings.
We understand that the holiday cottage business turns over in the region of £80,000 per annum. Please note that accounts will only be available to seriously interested parties who have viewed the property.
EASEMENTS, RIGHTS OF WAY & WAYLEAVES
The property is sold subject to and with the benefits of all existing rights of way, water, light, drainage and other easements attaching to the property whether mentioned in these particulars or not.
SPORTING, TIMBER & MINERAL RIGHTS
It is assumed that sporting, timber and mineral rights are in hand and included in the sale.
The vendors will only sell such interest as they have in the boundary fences and hedges etc. All boundaries and areas are subject to verification with the title deeds.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE An EPC has been prepared on all properties and is enclosed within the brochure.
METHOD OF SALE
The property is being offered for sale by private treaty as a whole. The joint agent reserves the right to conclude negotiations by any other means at their discretion. To be kept informed of sales progress, interested parties should contact either Tom Watson at Cundalls Malton office on 01653 697 820 or Tom Mason at the George F White Shiptonthorpe office on 01430 876 010
Red House Farm is situated approximately one mile from the village of Waskerley and benefits from its proximity to the A68 providing access to Hexham, Darlington and Newcastle. Consett is only 7 miles from the property and offers a range of services including shops, schools and sporting amenities.
Slightly further afield, Durham, Hexham and Newcastle upon Tyne provide all the amenities associated with major cities including shopping centres, airport and main line railway stations. The A68 is a principal highway that leads onto the A69 and the A1(M).
Red House Farm comprises of a bungalow, farm buildings and agricultural land. As a whole the property is a sound upland commercial farm in an accessible location. The land parcels are set out in the field schedule included within these particulars. The property is available for sale either as a whole or in three lots, with lot 3 only available either with lot 1 or lot 2.
Lot 1 - Red House Farm steading and 198.35 acres of land (shown hatched green on the plan)
Red House Farm Bungalow
Red House Farm bungalow is a 3 bedroom property providing residential accommodation to the farm. Whilst the property would benefit from modernisation and refurbishment throughout due to issues with damp, there is scope to create a well-appointed house which, subject to planning consent, could be extended to create further accommodation. Internally there is a kitchen, utility, living room, family bathroom and three bedrooms. There are gardens to the north, west and south of the house.
To the east of the bungalow are a range of traditional and modern buildings. These include a modern steel portal
framed building, a range of traditional stone buildings, stable block, pole and steel frame cattle shed and livestock
Lot 1 includes approximately 30.66 hectares (75.76 acres) of meadow, 7.19 hectares (17.77 acres) of pasture, 36.17 hectares (89.38 acres) of allotment and 6.25 hectares (15.44 acres) of commercial woodland.
Lot 2 - 138.08 acres of agricultural land (shown hatched yellow on the plan)
Lot 2 comprises of approximately 21.37 hectares (52.81 acres) of pasture, 33.62 hectares (83.08 acres) of
allotment and 0.89 hectares (2.20 acres) of woodland and ponds.
Lot 3 - 140.70 acres of agricultural land (shown hatched blue on the plan)
Lot 3 comprises of approximately 56.94 hectares (140.70 acres) of allotment land. Lot 3 is only available for sale
with either lot 1 or lot 2.
GENERAL REMARKS AND STIPULATIONS
Method of Sale
Red House Farm is offered for sale either as a whole or as three lots by private treaty. Lot 3 is only available for sale with either lot 1 or lot 2. Interested parties are advised to register their interest with the selling agent at an early stage as a closing date may be set following initial marketing. Offers to purchase the property should be made in writing to the George F White Wolsingham office and should include the level of offer, proposed finance, proof of finance and solicitor’s details.
The property is offered for sale freehold. The bungalow is currently let on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy and the original term has expired. Notice has been served on the tenant to provide vacant possession on or before 22nd September 2015.
Basic Payment Scheme
The land has been registered and is sold with entitlements to receive payment under the Basic Payment Scheme. The vendor proposes to include 74.01 SDA entitlements with lot 1, 54.05 SDA entitlements with lot 2 and 56.90 SDA entitlements with lot 3. The vendor has claimed the 2015 Basic Payment but will undertake to transfer the entitlements to the purchaser in accordance with the regulations of the scheme upon completion of sale. In purchasing Red House Farm, the purchaser will be required to sign an indemnity that they will maintain the land in good agricultural and environmental condition and follow the Basic Payment Scheme cross compliance regulations. Further to this the indemnity will also hold the purchaser liable should the vendor be penalised for breach of cross compliance. The transfer of the Basic Payment Scheme entitlements and Uplands Entry Level Stewardship Scheme (see below) shall be co-ordinated by George F White with fees of £350 plus VAT per lot being charged to and payable by the purchaser.
Schemes and Designations
The Subject Property is located in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and is within a less favoured area.
Red House Farm is sold subject to an Uplands Entry Level Scheme Agreement which includes a range of management options and expires in August 2015. The vendor is proposing to enter into a further stewardship scheme and the purchaser will be expected to take over any scheme obligations upon completion of sale. A copy of the current Upland Entry Level Stewardship Scheme and any draft stewardship applications are available on the property information pack CD.
Lot 1 is accessed via an unclassified council road leading to the farm track to Red House Farm. Lot 2 is accessed along the route approximately marked blue on the sale plan. There is a right of access across the Waskerley Way between Lots 1 and 3 and Lots 3 and 2.
The property is served by mains electricity, spring water and drainage to a private septic tank. The spring is located within lot 3, and serves the house and buildings in lot 1. If lot 3 is sold with lot 2, then the purchaser of lot 1 will retain rights to take water from the spring in lot 3 and also to have access to maintain and repair the spring apparatus within lot 3.
Boundaries on either side of the old railway lines belong to and are the liability of Durham County Council.
Sporting and Mineral Rights
It is understood that the sporting rights are included with the freehold of the property. Mineral rights are reserved to a third party. The sporting rights were let to a third party on an annual basis with a rent of £1,500 per annum. The agreement has now terminated although there may be potential for the purchaser to re-negotiate this agreement if they wish.
Third Party Rights
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, water, drainage, water courses and other easements, quasi or reputed easements and rights of adjoining owners, if any, affecting the same, and all existing proposed wayleaves and all other matters registered by any competent authority pursuant to statute.
The Waskerley Way cycle and walking path follows the old railway lines which dissect the property in two places.
Public footpaths also cross all three lots and a footpath crosses through the farm steading and past the bungalow.
There are overhead electric lines on timber poles across the Subject Property; however it is understood these only supply the Subject Property and therefore no wayleave agreements are in place.
The Subject Property is subject to various historic restrictive covenants. There are rights reserved to an adjoining land owner to pass over the land and to carry and drag timber or other wood over the property.
The Church Commissioners have served a unilateral notice on part of the woodland set out in lot 1 in respect of a claim to mines and minerals.
Red House Farm bungalow is within Council Tax Band ‘A’ with £1,078.97 being payable to Durham County Council for the financial year 2015/16.
Property Information Pack CD
A property information pack CD is available upon request.
Viewing of the house is strictly by appointment with the agent. Please call 01388 529579 to arrange an appointment. Viewing of the buildings and land is without appointment and can be at any reasonable time with particulars in hand.
CLOSING DATE FOR OFFERS NOON WEDNESDAY 7 OCTOBER 2015
••Executive Development Opportunity. •Stunning setting within a landscaped site of 3.29 acres. •Planning guidance granted for alternative uses. •Accessed from a private driveway. •Historic property. •Separate Lodge House included within sale. •Car parking for up to 30 cars. •Close to town centre.