Property Summary

Guide price £425,000


Branch Details


01388 529579

8 Front Street, Wolsingham, County Durham, DL13 3AA

Lazenby Bank

• Attractive mixed woodland plantation • Expansive block of mixed woodland • Approximately 86.65 hectares (214.11 Ac) • Available as a whole or in 8 seperate lots • Contact: James Carruthers on 01388 529579.

The Area
The property is closely situated to the settlements of Normanby, Eston and Lazenby on the edge of the Middlesbrough conurbation.

Good communication links to and from the property are available via the A174 public highway whilst the A19 can be reached approximately 9 miles to the south-west, providing ease of access to other regional centres such as Stockton-on-Tees and Sunderland.

The Property
The property comprises of approximately 214.11 acres of woodland and heath-land, known as Lazenby Bank on the edge of the village of Wilton between Guisborough and Teesside, including a strategic parcel adjoining the A174 that may be suitable for alternative uses, subject to obtaining the necessary consents.

The land previously formed part of the Wilton Castle Estate and offers the opportunity to acquire a significant area of land suitable for leisure and amenity use, in close proximity to Teesside and Guisborough.

Lazenby Bank has a rich heritage having previously been an area that was utilised for iron stone mining , with Lot 8, the Grade II-Listed Lovell Drift Fan House, a remnant of the Cleveland ironstone mines. Further historical features are present throughout the property, most notably the remains of the Bronze Age burial mounds and Iron Age hill fort, together with the nineteenth century monument which are located at Eston Beacon, within Lot 1.

Lazenby Bank includes mixed broadleaves and conifers of varying ages, part of which is classified as Ancient Semi-Natural Woodland, interspersed with areas of open grazing and heath-land, and is available as a whole or in eight lots, as displayed on the attached plan.


1 48.47 £80,000
2 55.40 £95,000
3 25.99 £45,000
4 27.85 £45,000
5 19.18 £35,000
6 34.02 £60,000
7 2.92 £15,000
8 0.28 £50,000

(The measurements referred to are the two-dimensional plan areas which are approximate and intended solely as a guide. The landscape profile of the property is such that the actual surface area of the property s expected to significantly exceed the plan area).

Access is available via a right of way leading from Wilton Lane, shown coloured lilac on the attached plan. A further right of way, coloured green on the attached plan, is available adjacent to Lot 7, which permits access with or without vehicles for timber husbandry and extraction.

The internal access track, coloured yellow on the plan, is vested within Lot 1, however each of the remaining Lots will retain an individual right of way along the track with or without vehicles and for all purposes connected with the use of the property.
Rights, Easements & Restrictions
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 other rights of adjoining owners if any, affecting the same and all existing or proposed wayleaves or other matters registered by any competent authority subject to statute.
Tenure and Possession
The property is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession.
Schemes and Designations
The whole of Lazenby Bank is designated as a Site of Nature Conservation Interest.

Lovell Drift Fan House, comprised within Lot 8, is a Grade II Listed Building.

Eston Nab hill fort, palisaded settlement and beacon, comprised within Lot 1, have been designated as Scheduled Monuments by English Heritage.

Lazenby Bank Lot 7 is designated as a Historic Estate Area.
Basic Payment Scheme
Part of the property has been classified as ‘grazeable woodland’ for Basic Payment Scheme purposes. The property is sold with the benefit of entitlements to receive payment under the Basic Payment Scheme. If the property is sold in lots the entitlements will be apportioned accordingly.

The Vendor has claimed the 2013 entitlements but will undertake the ensure the transfer of entitlements to the purchaser in accordance with the regulations of the scheme, following completion of the sale. Purchasers will be required to sign an indemnification that they will maintain the land in Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition and to follow Cross Compliance rules.

The transfer of entitlements will be co-ordinated by George F White, with fees of £350.00 VAT per lot being chargeable and payable by the purchaser.
Lot 7 is to be sold subject to an overage provision of 50% for a term of 40 years commencing on the date of completion, to the benefit of the Vendor and their successors in title. The overage provision will be triggered by the grant of planning permission for any use other than forestry or agriculture.
Method of Sale
The property is offered for sale 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 after initial marketing.
Viewing can be at any reasonable time with possession of these particulars. Please note that the right of access into the woodland is reserved to the Vendor and is not a public vehicular right of way. Therefore, when viewing the property please avoid the use of vehicles along this route.
Local Authority
Redcar & Cleveland Council, Recar & Cleveland House, Kirkleatham Street, Redcar, TS10 1RT
Travelling on the A19, take the exit signposted for the A174. Proceed east along the A174 for approximately 8 miles; turn left on to the slip road signposted for Wilton Castle. Drive under the dual carriageway and turn immediately left towards Wilton Castle and Wilton Village and then take the second turn off on the right hand side on to Wilton Lane. Continue along Wilton Lane for approximately 0.8 miles and the entrance track into Lazenby Bank should be visible on the right hand side.

For those with satellite navigation, the nearest postcode is TS14 6QZ.

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