Guide Price £745,000
Agricultural Land and Woodland, Wadsworth Farm
An exceptional block of well fenced land with excellent access • Extending to approximately 132.7 acres together with 14.7 acres of woodland • Single bank fishing on the River Wear • Currently used as productive grassland but has potential for arable cropping
North Bitchburn is a small village situated 3 miles north west of Bishop Auckland, where a wider range of facilities can be found. The town itself has a traditional high street with a range of shopping, professional services and private businesses and also provides schooling for all ages.
The land at Wadsworth Farm presents an exciting opportunity to acquire a combination of good quality grassland and woodland extending to approximately 59.7 Ha (147.4 Ac). This includes grassland in the region 53.82 Ha (132.7 Ac) and woodland in the region of 5.98 Ha (15 Ac). Ideally suited to those with an interest in farming and agriculture, the land is conveniently split into two parcels, both of which are fenced and offer roadside gated access. The land could be converted to arable and is shown as outlined in red on the plan shown in these particulars.
The property is offered for sale freehold upon completion.
Basic Payment Scheme
The land is sold with 53.82 entitlements to receive payment under the Basic Payment Scheme. Details of previous claims are available upon request.
The Vendor has claimed the 2018 Basic Payment but will undertake to transfer the entitlements to the Purchaser(s) in accordance with the regulations of the scheme following completion of the sale. The transfer of the entitlements will be co-ordinated by the Vendor’s Agent with a fee of £350.00 per lot being payable by the Purchaser(s).
The Purchaser(s) will be required to sign an indemnification 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 indemnification will also hold the Purchaser(s) liable should the Vendor be penalised for breach of cross compliance.
The land at Wadsworth is not currently entered into any Environmental Stewardship or Countryside Stewardship schemes.
It is understood the sporting rights to the property are in hand and to be sold with the Property including single bank fishing rights on the River Wear which are understood have not been exercised by the current owners.
The boundaries of the property are shown edged red on the plan enclosed within these particulars, for illustrative purposes only.
Wayleaves, Easements & Rights of Way
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, water, drainage, watercourses and other easements, quasi- or reported easements and other rights of adjoining owners, if any, affecting the same and all existing or proposed wayleaves or other matters registered by a competent authority subject to statute.
There is a single public footpath running north to south from the A689 to B6286 through field numbers 0546, 1171, and 4277.
There is a private right of way across field number 0913 for the benefit of Low Wadsworth Farm.
It is understood that the Property has water troughs connected to a metered mains water supply.
From Bishop Auckland market place travel onto North Bondgate and at the mini roundabout take the first exit onto High Bondgate and in turn onto the A689 over the Viaduct. Follow the road passing ‘Kyren’ on your right hand side. At the roundabout take the first exit continuing on the A689 for around half a mile and the land is situated on both the left and right of the road and is identified by a George F White for sale board.
Every care has been taken with the preparation of these particulars, but they are for general guidance only and complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed. If there is any point, which is of particular importance professional verification should be sought. All dimensions/boundaries are approximate. The mention of fixtures, fittings and/or appliances does not imply they are in full efficient working order. Photographs are provided for general information but you may not republish, retransmit, redistribute or otherwise make the material available to any party or make the same available on any website. These particulars do not constitute a contract or part of a contract.