Guide Price £995,0004 Bedrooms 3 Reception Rooms
An outstanding livestock Farm • Full site extending to 38.80Ha (95.88Ac) • Four bedroom detached Farmhouse • Separate two bedroom detached cottage • Triple garage and kennelling facilities • Range of useful outbuildings • Ideal investment opportunity
Bullions Farm is set within open countryside, though it has close links to the major regional centres and transport network. The rolling countryside adjoining the property offers a wealth of bridle ways and public footpaths which can be enjoyed throughout the year. County Durham contrasts rural living with the accessibility to the urban centres of Durham and Newcastle both of which are within 25 minutes drive from this rural property.
Benefitting from close proximity to the A68 providing access to Hexham, Darlington and Newcastle, Consett is only 6 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).
Bullions Farm comprises of a detached stone built farmhouse, alongside a further detached cottage, a range of useful outbuildings and pasture land. The full site extends to 38.80Ha (95.88Ac), whilst the property presents an ideal investment opportunity and offers huge potential for further development, subject to the necessary consents.
The main entrance to the farmhouse leads into the reception vestibule. To the left hand side lies the sitting room, which is of generous proportions and faces the front elevation.
The living room is situated to the right hand side, and features solid oak flooring throughout. Enjoying a front aspect view overlooking the land, the living room benefits from an open fire with tiled hearth and surround. There is also a useful under stair cupboard which is accessed from the living room.
The breakfasting kitchen is accessed from the living room, and is fitted with a range of base and wall mounted storage units topped with laminated work surfaces which incorporate a composite one and a half bowl sink with mixer tap and drainer unit. Integral appliances include an electric four ring hob with extractor over, eye level oven and grill, microwave, under counter fridge and freezer and dishwasher. Tiled to splashback level, the floor is laid with tiled effect laminate.
Ground floor cont.
Leading from the kitchen is the boot room, which is an ideal space for the removal and storage of coats and boots. The boot room provides external access to the rear, as well as to the utility room and ground floor shower room. The utility room is fitted with a range of base units topped with laminated work surfaces which incorporate a stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer unit. There is also space, power and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. The oil fired boiler is also located within the utility room, whilst the ground floor shower room comprises of a low level WC, wash hand basin set upon a pedestal and quadrant shower cubicle with mains fed shower.
Returning to the reception vestibule, stairs rise to the first floor landing. To the left hand side lies the master bedroom, which is a double of generous proportions benefitting from a useful storage cupboard.
The second and third bedrooms are also doubles facing the front elevation, enjoying panoramic views over the adjoining land and countryside beyond, whilst the fourth bedroom is a good sized single and would ideally be suited to an office for those who work from home.
The family bathroom is fitted with a white suite comprising of a low level WC, wash hand basin set upon a pedestal, panel enclosed bath with shower over and shower cubicle with mains fed shower.
4.37m x 6.17m (14' 4" x 20' 3")
4.55m x 3.67m (14' 11" x 12')
4.33m x 3.65m (14' 2" x 12')
4.40m x 3.73m (14' 5" x 12' 3")
3.33m x 4.04m (10' 11" x 13' 3")
3.33m x 3.26m (10' 11" x 10' 8")
2.38m x 3.80m (7' 10" x 12' 6")
To the front of the property there is a garden area which is sheltered by a mixture of trees, whilst to the rear is an area of hardstanding which provides access to the nearby buildings, as well as the triple garage with electric doors and kennels.
Bullions Farm Cottage
Bullions Farm Cottage is a pleasant, stone built detached cottage offering well presented accommodation throughout. The property presents an ideal investment opportunity as a long term rental or holiday cottage, or would suit those with a dependant relative.
The main entrance leads into the reception hallway, which is laid with slate effect tiled flooring. To the left hand side lies the living room which is of generous proportions, and is light and airy courtesy of the dual aspect to the front and rear elevations. The slate effect tiled flooring continues from the reception hallway into this room, whilst the focal point is the electric flame effect fire set within a marble effect surround.
The breakfasting kitchen is fitted with a range of base and wall mounted shaker style units, which are topped with contrasting work surfaces and incorporate a stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer unit. Integral appliances include an electric oven, electric four ring hob and full height fridge/freezer, whilst the room enjoys a dual aspect view to the front and rear elevations.
Returning to the reception hallway, stairs rise to the first floor landing. To the left hand side lies the master bedroom, which is a double of good proportions. The second bedroom is a further good sized double bedroom enjoying a dual aspect to the front and rear elevations.
The family bathroom is fitted with a white suite comprising of a low level WC, wash hand basin set upon a pedestal and panel enclosed bath.
3.23m x 3.89m (10' 7" x 12' 9")
2.39m x 3.88m (7' 10" x 12' 9")
2.98m x 3.87m (9' 9" x 12' 8")
2.39m x 3.85m (7' 10" x 12' 8")
To the front of the property there is a fence enclosed garden which is laid to lawn, alongside a pleasant patio area ideally suited to entertaining.
The steading at Bullions Farm occupies an extensive area of approximately 0.722Ha (1.785 Ac) which, in addition to the residential properties described overleaf; the farm incorporates an extensive range of general-purpose agricultural buildings which may lend themselves to the storage of livestock, produce, machinery and equipment. The steading has two points of access from the public highway, including an18ft-wide gateway, which allows for ease of access and egress for farm vehicles.
Traditional byre of stone brick construction under a pitched roof, which may lend itself to alternative use development subject to obtaining the necessary consents (Approximately 106.02m2 / 1,141.14ft2)
General purpose agricultural building of steel portal frame construction with concrete block walling, part timber boarding and part corrugated sheet cladding, under a corrugated sheet roof (Approximately 646.63m2 / 6,960.27ft2)
General purpose agricultural building of steel frame construction with corrugated sheet cladding under a corrugated sheet roof (Approximately 405.05m2 / 4,359.92ft2)
General purpose agricultural building of steel portal frame construction with concrete block walling and corrugated sheet cladding under a corrugated sheet roof (Approximately 825.74m2 / 8,888.22ft2)
Livestock building of steel frame construction with concrete block walling and corrugated sheet cladding under a corrugated sheet roof, with the benefit of internal partitions and livestock handling facilities (Approximately 675.25m2 / 7,268.28ft2)
The land at Bullions Farm extends to 94.10 acres (38.09 hectares) which incorporates 93.39 acres (37.79 hectares) or thereabouts of Grade 4 permanent pasture land; together with approximately 0.71 acres (0.29 hectares) of woodland and amenity land. The field parcels at Bullions Farm are each served by water troughs served from a pumped groundwater spring supply.
The property is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession on completion.
Prospective purchasers are advised to make the Agent aware of their interest as soon as possible, as a closing date for best and final offers may be set at a later date.
Access to the property is taken from the adjacent A68 public highway
The boundaries of the land are shown edged red on the plan enclosed within these particulars, for illustrative purposes only.
Basic Payment Scheme
The land has been registered and is sold with the benefit of entitlements to receive payments for 38.08 normal SDA entitlements under the Basic Payment Scheme .
The Vendor has claimed the 2015, 2016 and 2017 Basic Payment Scheme and will make future Basic Payment Scheme applications as appropriate to maintain active usage of the entitlements. However, the Vendor will undertake to transfer the entitlements to the Purchaser in accordance with the regulations of the scheme following completion of the sale; provided that the Purchaser is eligible to qualify for the Basic Payment Scheme. The transfer of entitlements will be co-ordinated by George F White with a fee of £350 VAT being chargeable and payable by the Purchaser. The Purchaser is to provide to George F White in writing their SBI number and other business details to enable the entitlements to be transferred. The Purchaser will be required to indemnify the Vendor against any penalties imposed for any alleged breach of cross compliance rules in respect of the land. The indemnity will also hold that the land will be kept in good agricultural and environmental condition and that they will follow the cross compliance rules of the Basic Payment Scheme.
The land at Bullions Farm is not currently entered into any Environmental or Countryside Stewardship agreements.
Bullions Farm is not subject to any statutory designations.
It is understood that sporting rights are included as far as they are owned.
The mines and minerals together with ancillary powers of working are excepted from the property and therefore are excluded from the sale.
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.
In particular a public footpath runs from east to west through the farm steading and across part of the agricultural land.
(EPC) EEC above EIR
Bullions Farm is currently rated ‘F’.
(EPC) EEC above EIR
Bullions Farm is currently rated ‘F’.
Bullions Farm Cottage is currently rated ‘C’.
Please note that council tax is payable on both properties.
Viewing is strictly by appointment only via the sole selling agent
Northumberland County Council - 0345 600 6400
Travel North from Tow Law along the A68 for approximately 12 miles, and the property is situated on the right hand side after the junction signposted for Derwent Reservoir.
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 &/or appliances does not imply they are in full efficient working order. Photographs are provided for general information and 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.