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0345 208 0738

6 Market Street, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1TL

Lot Two, Land at Irthing House Farm

Lot Two • Productive grassland extending to 20.03 Hectares (49.49 Acres) • Situated on the Northumberland and Cumbria border
• The adjacent farmhouse and additional land are for sale and available by separate negotiation

The Area
The land is situated in an elevated position above the small village of Gilsland with excellent views to the south, east and west.

Gilsland is 21 miles west of Hexham and 19 miles east of Carlisle, straddling the Northumberland and Cumbria border. The village provides amenity for visitors touring Hadrian’s Wall and other historical features in this area of rugged border county. Gilsland Hall is renowned for its sulphurous spa waters and is located a stone’s throw away from Irthing House Farm.

The Property
Productive grassland extending to 20.03 Hectares (49.49 Acres). The majority of the fields have roadside access or are linked by grassed-over hard tracks. The land has previously been used for grazing dairy cattle but more recently sheep and cattle.

The land extends to 20.03 Hectares (49.49 Acres) and is split into field parcels which are in the main productive permanent grass and a small amount of woodland; despite being situated in a area classified as being ’Severely Disadvantaged Area’ (SDA).

The land is categorised as Grade 4 and the majority of the soil across the holding is classified as being ‘freely draining, slightly acid, sandy soils’.

Most of the fields can be accessed from the council adopted unclassified road and have hard bases in the gateways. The field boundaries are a mixture of post and wire and stone walls.
The majority of the fields have roadside access from a single carriage way, council adopted, unclassified road.
Sporting and Mineral Rights
The sporting rights are included in the freehold ownership of the property. The mines and mineral rights are not included in the freehold ownership of the property.
Basic Payment Scheme and Entitlements
The vendor has claimed Basic Payment Scheme for the 2018 scheme year therefore 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 rules of Basic Payment Scheme and cross compliance regulations. Further to this the indemnification will hold the purchaser liable should the vendor be penalised for a breach of cross compliance. There is not a Countryside Stewardship Agreement at the property.

The Basic Payment Scheme SDA Entitlements will be included in the sale of the property.
Statutory Designations
The property is located in an area classified as being SDA The land is also located in a Buffer Zone for a World Heritage Site (Hadrian’s Wall).

Public Rights of Way
A public footpath, labelled 545/006, is on the east of the property. Starting near the farm entrance it travels south east towards the railway line.
Other Rights and Easements
The land is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, water, drainage, watercourses and other easements, quasi or reputed easements and rights of adjoining owners, if any, affecting the same, and all existing or proposed wayleaves and all other matters registered by a competent authority pursuant to statute.
If entering Gilsland Village from the east, continue under the railway bridge then immediately after turn sharp right up Rosehill Lane. Continue along that road for approximately 0.6 miles and the land is located along the right handside. The lotted plan identifies the exact location.

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