Guide Price £1,200,000
Helsay Farm briefly comprises of a stone built five bedroom farmhouse, a detached triple garage with a first floor which lends itself to residential accomodation, stable block and a general purpose agricultural building with associated yard.
In addition to the farmhouse and buildings, Helsay Farm extends to 33.82 Hectares (83.57 Acres) of arable, temporary grass and permanent grassland
Helsay Farm is located on the North East coastline on the outskirts of Warkworth Village. The property has an elevated view over the village and is accessed off the A1068 coast road. The property is sandwiched between the River Coquet and the North Northumberland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Coastline and is walking distance from the centre of Warkworth. The property boasts un rivalled views west over the River Coquet and the village of Warkworth, south over the estuary and Amble Marina and East out over the dunes to the North Sea.
Helsay Manor House
Accessed off a private road through a stone pillared entrance Helsay Farmhouse occupies a prominent position with views across the farmland to the east and onto the dunes and North Sea.
The property was built in 2008 and has been finished to a high standard providing spacious family living. The property is stone under slate roof construction and is surrounded by a large lawned garden and access via a large drive with ample parking areas. There is also a triple garage with a mezzanine floor which lends itself to residential conversion should the correct planning permission be gained.
Accommodation briefly comprises at ground level: Entrance into a small utility room with fitted units, which leads into a large open plan kitchen and breakfasting room which leads into the main hallway. Accessed from the hallway is the large living room which has a large feature fire place and log burner and views east out to the coast. Accessed through the living room is the sun room to the rear of the house which also benefits from coastal views. There is a large dining room and two double ensuite bedrooms.
On the first floor there is a master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and en suite, 2 further double bedrooms and a study/6th bedroom. A Fully fitted family bathroom and a separate 2nd W/C.
Helsay Farm benefits from mains water and electric, oil fired central heating and sewage is dealt with through a sewage treatment plant. The property also has Solar panels on the south facing roof which are used to provide some electric to the house and FIT tariff is also received from these. Further information is available from the vendors agent on request.
The land at Helsay Farm is grade 3 agricultural land and extends to approximately 33.82 Hectares (83.57 Acres). The land is a mix of arable, temporary and permenant grassland with two of the smaller field parcels being permanent grassland. In addition there is an area of river and foreshore frontage to the River Coquet and Warkworth Harbour.
The arable land extends to 20.58 hectares (50.85 Acres) an over recent years has been spring cropped in line with HLS agreement that has expired this year.
The temporary grassland extends to 2.01 Hectares (4.96 Acres). This has been mowed for haylage over the past few years.
The boundaries comprise a mix of hedgerows and post and wire fencing. All boundaries are stock proof and appear to be in reasonable condition. There has been 270 metres of hedgerows planted over the last 3 years as part of the expired HLS agreement.
There is no details of drainage however on inspection it appears that any in situ drains are functioning well.
Basic Payment Scheme
The land is sold with the benefit of entitlements to receive payments through the Basic Payment Scheme. The vendor has claimed and will retain the 2017 Basic Payment Scheme and will ensure the transfer of entitlements for the 2018 scheme year following completion of the sale. It will be the purchasers responsibility to register with the RPA if not already a farming business in order to receive these entitlements prior to next years claim date.
The purchaser will be required to sign an indemnification stating 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 hold the purchaser liable should the vendor be penalised for breach of cross compliance.
The transfer of the entitlements will be coordinated by George F White with fees of £350 plus VAT being payable by the purchaser(s).
The farmhouse and garage are serviced with mains electric, mains water, drainage to septic tank and oil fired central heating. The farmhouse also benefits from solar panels that are south facing, positioned on the rear aspect of the farmhouse roof.
Rights and Easements
There are a number of third party rights that are subject to Helsay Farm and its associated land. The documents are available on request.
The property is sold subject to and with the benefits of all rights of way, water drainage, water courses, and other easement quasi or reputed easements and rights of adjoining owners (if any) affecting the same and all existing and proposed wayleaves and other matters registered by any competent authority subject to statute.
Council Tax Band
Helsay Farm Band F
The property is situated in the parish of Warkworth. The payable authority is Northumberland County Council.
Mineral and Sporting Rights
The shooting rights are sold with the property however the mineral and fishing rights owned by a third party.
Helsay Farm is subject to a number of statutory designations.
The foreshore area is classified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and an area of Special Area of Conservation. Helsay Farm forms part of two SSSI units: Warkworth Dunes and Saltmarsh SSI and River Coquet and Coquet Valley Woodlands SSSI. Full details of the designations available on request.
Helsay Farm is also situated in the Northumberland Coast AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).
Date of Entry and In-going Valuation
The purchaser(s) will be granted entry on the land at Helsay Farm on completion of harvest of the 2017 crop. In the event that sale contracts have not completed by this time and the vendor has to plant the 2018 harvest crops, in addition to the purchase price, the purchaser(s) will be required to pay for any growing crops, including cultivations, seeds, fertilisers, sprays, lime, new leys and acts of husbandry at cost or market value (whichever is higher) and any items normally paid for at ingoing. No claims will be allowed for dilapidations or any other matters.
Viewing is strictly by appointment with the vendor’s agents. Prospective purchasers view the property at their own risk, Neither the vendors nor George F. White LLP accept any responsibility for the viewer’s safety while inspecting the property.