Property Summary

Offers In Excess Of £840,000

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0345 208 0738

6 Market Street, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1TL

Liberty Hill Farm, Raylees

Attractive Livestock Farm Extending to 89.34 hectares (220.75 Acres) with a New Build 4 Bedroom Bungalow and Excellently Equipped Modern Farm Steading

The Area

The Property

Offers In Excess of 840,000

Elsdon, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Liberty Hill Farm presents an opportunity to acquire a small hill farm with an excellent range of farm buildings in the rolling uplands of the Northumbrian countryside approximately 2 miles south of Elsdon village. The farm occupies an elevated position over the A696 one of the main link roads between Newcastle and the borders.
A productive upland farm extending to 89.34 hectares (220.75 acres) of improved upland grazing with a recently built 4 bedroom farmhouse and full range of modern farm buildings with concrete floors and yards.
The farm benefits from panoramic views across the surrounding countryside and is in close proximity to the popular Cheviot Hills, Kielder reservoir and forest. The Redesdale valley is an area of Northumberland famed for its upland hill farming and countryside pursuits.
Liberty Hill Farmhouse
Liberty Hill Farmhouse is a new build constructed in 2011. The property has been built by the current vendors and is timber frame construction with a stone and slate finish. The farmhouse provides spacious family living and has been finished to a high standard with under floor heating and double glazing throughout.
The accommodation briefly comprises: Entrance to main hallway, into large fully fitted kitchen diner with electric aga and utility to the rear, lounge with westerly views up the Redesdale valley, master bedroom with en suite, 2 further double bedrooms, study/4th bedroom, and large family bathroom with sink, w/c and Jacuzzi bath.
The farmhouse benefits from mains electricity but also has solar panels on the barn which supply the farmhouse and buildings with electric. There is a spring water supply and a klargester sewage treatment plant. The farmhouse also has a ground source heat pump which is registered in the domestic RHI scheme and connected to the under floor heating throughout the property.
The farm is complimented by a full range of modern steel framed farm buildings extending to approximately 850 square metres. There are 3 main sheds on the farm, 2 sheds extending from 24mx12m both with water and electric (one with a mezzanine floor) and a 3rd shed 24mx5.5m. The main shed also has a large lean too added on extending to 24mx6m. All the sheds have concrete floors throughout and they are complemented by a fully concreted farm yard.
In addition to the steading there are various field shelters on moveable skids which will remain on the farm. 3x 24ftx12ft, 3x 15ftx8ft and 2x 14ftx8ft.
Liberty Hill Farm extends to 89.34 hectares (220.75 acres) of permanent pasture upland grazing and hay meadows. The land is divided up into a number of smaller parcels closer to the steading and extends out to the south onto the hill running up to Raylees common and Hunterlee woodland.
The land lies approximately between 200m metres on the north side and extends up to 300m on the south side to the tip of Raylees common.
Basic Payment Scheme
The farm has been registered for the Basic Payment Scheme and the 34.66 units of SDA entitlements and the 51.68 units of SDA Moorland entitlements will be included within the sale. The vendor will claim and retain the 2016 payment.
Entry Level Stewardship
Liberty Hill Farm is currently managed under the Uplands Entry Level Stewardship Scheme. The scheme runs until October 2017 and the successful purchaser will be obligated to take over the agreement. Further details are available upon request to the vendors agent.
Sporting Rights
The sporting rights are included within the sale of the property.
Mineral Rights
The mineral rights are included within the sale of the property apart from a small area hatched on the plan included within the particulars which are retained by an independent third party.
Easements, Wayleaves and Rights of Way
The properties are sold subject to and with the benefits 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 and proposed wayleaves and other matters registered by any competent authority subject to statute.

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