Offers over £1,150,0005 Bedrooms 1 Garage 3 Reception Rooms
Lot 1 Whitton Three Gates
• Traditional 5 bedroom property • Land extending to 82.78 Ac • Range of agricultural buildings • Productive arable amenity/grazing land • Accessible location
Whitton Three Gates is situated close to the village of Stillington which has a range of local amenities and lies within easy reach of the main east and west A689 route giving access to both A1(M) and A19.
The property is located equidistant from the main regional centres of Durham, Darlington and Middlesbrough which can all be accessed in less than 30 minutes by car. Newcastle upon Tyne and York are within 1 hour’s drive.
Facing south Whitton Three Gates Farm is a traditional 5 bedroomed farmhouse with spacious accommodation throughout. The adjoining land extends to approximately 82.78 Ac and is predominantly arable land, as shown edged red on the plan herein. Whitton Three Gates also includes a useful range of modern farm buildings.
To the ground floor the most frequently used entrance brings you to a good sized utility/boot room with plumbing for washing machine, stainless sink and drainage unit and the central heating. A door leads to the right to a rear lobby, ideal for storage or study area with internal access to the garage.
The good sized breakfasting kitchen is fitted with a range of base storage units with voids for appliances. There are pantry cupboards to one wall and a large under stairs cupboard.
To the far end of the property lies the lounge, an impressive room with ornate original coving and dual aspect windows including a large bay window with window seats. There is an open tiled fire place.
The central hallway has a formal front door leading to the porch and front garden. A further storage cupboard could be converted to a ground floor WC/shower room, (subject to the necessary consents).
The second reception room, currently used as a sitting room is of good proportions, warmed by radiators and an open fire. This also has a large bay window overlooking the garden and countryside beyond with views of Roseberry Topping and legendary landmark, Captain Cook’s Monument. A door from here leads to the stairwell and in to the third of the large front facing reception rooms, currently used as the dining room. Originally converted from the stable block this room has characterful open beams, large stone fireplace and feature cartwheel windows. Floor to ceiling glazed patio doors lead out to the terrace, gardens and beyond, an ideal space for entertaining.
Stairs to the first floor landing area and passage provide access into the bedroom accommodation. There are five double bedrooms in total, three of which lie to the front of the property enjoying the far reaching views and the southerly aspect meaning the rooms are flooded with natural light. The further two double bedrooms lie to the rear of the property.
The house bathroom to the rear of the property incorporates a cast iron bath, WC and wash hand basin and large water tank cupboard providing useful linen storage space.
The property benefits from an enclosed garden to the front of the property, with patio area and far reaching views to the countryside beyond. There is also a further grassed area at the rear of the property interspersed with a number of fruit trees.
6.21m x 5.31m (20' 4" x 17' 5")
3.82m x 4.71m (12' 6" x 15' 5")
5.20m x 4.57m (17' 1" x 15')
6.00m x 4.96m (19' 8" x 16' 3")
2.75m x 3.15m (9' x 10' 4")
2.75m x 1.83m (9' x 6')
9.25m x 3.25m (30' 4" x 10' 8")
3.59m x 5.00m (11' 9" x 16' 5")
3.07m x 5.73m (10' 1" x 18' 10")
3.04m x 6.51m (10' x 21' 4")
2.86m x 5.71m (9' 5" x 18' 9")
2.32m x 4.00m (7' 7" x 13' 1")
Adjacent to the house are a range of farm buildings. These include a recently constructed steel portal frame grain store and open sided shed, further steel portal frame buildings currently used for pig housing and a range of byres. A full schedule of the buildings is available on the Property Information Pack CD.
Lot 1 stands in approximately 33.50 Ha (82.78 Ac) of land comprising 31.81 Ha (78.60 Ac) of arable and 0.61 Ha (1.51 Ac) of grass. The remaining land is occupied by the buildings, tracks, trees and margins.
Lot 1 is serviced by a private water supply for which further information will be made available upon request. It is also serviced by mains electricity and oil fired central heating. Drainage is to a septic tank. Lots 2 and 3 do not have the benefit of services.
Each lot has its own access from the public highway.
Basic Payment Scheme
The land is sold with corresponding entitlements to receive payment under the Basic Payment Scheme. Details of previous claims are available upon request.
The vendor has claimed the 2017 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 George F White with fees of £400 plus VAT 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.
Third Party Rights and Covenants
There is a public footpath across Lot 1. There are overhead electric and telecommunication lines over the property although these only serve the house and buildings within Lot 1.
The property is 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 or other matters registered by any competent authority subject to statute.
Please note that the sale plan is for identification purposes only and measurements for some land parcels have been taken from Promap aerial view and therefore are approximate only. Purchasers are advised to make their own enquiries and satisfy themselves as to the exact boundaries.
If the property is sold in separate lots, each lot will be responsible for the boundaries marked by an inward “T” on the plan within these particulars.
Whitton Three Gates is situated in a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.
Holdover and Ingoing Valuation
Depending on the date of completion of sale the seller may need to retain a right of holdover to harvest crops on the land and store grain in the buildings.
Alternatively the Purchaser may be required, in addition to the purchase price, 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 the higher) and any items normally paid for at ingoing.
This property is currently rated (‘E’).
Travelling northbound on the A1(M) at junction 60 turn right on to A689 travelling east, follow the road and at the roundabout take the second exit remaining on the A689, at the second roundabout take the second exit signposted Stockton Lane (A177), follow the road for approximately 2 miles and turn right signposted Thorpe Leazes, Stillington etc travel along the lane approximately 1 mile where the subject property will be identified by a George F White for sale board on your right hand side.