P.O.A.4 Bedrooms 3 Reception Rooms
Attractive Grade II Listed Country House
• Spacious reception rooms • 3/4 Bedrooms plus self-contained Gin Gan and 3 bedroom cottage • Original Features • Underfloor heating • Outbuildings • Wonderful views • All in all around 45 acres
The property sits in a rural position but just a short drive from the village of Longhorsley with pub and local shop. The popular town of Morpeth offers an excellent range of independent and well known high street shops, pubs and restaurants, hotels, healthcare facilities, petrol stations, garages and banks. Morpeth also benefits from a mainline train station with regular services to the north and south. Good Schools are available in Morpeth with independent schools in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Muckley Farmhouse is a handsome property dating back to the late 18th Century/ early 19th Century and sits in a rural position but very accessible to arterial routes. The house has a southerly aspect being surrounded by mature policies and is approached down a country lane with ample parking.
The property contains many of the original interior decorative features that include original fireplaces and working shutters. All the rooms have an abundance of light due to the large windows. The accommodation is generously proportioned and of particular note is the formal dining room with double aspect windows overlooking the garden. All the reception rooms flow well. There is a stylish bespoke kitchen with Everhot three oven cooker, built in microwave and dishwasher with space for a large fridge/freezer. Doors lead from here into the fabulous conservatory. The morning room has a spiral staircase leading to a useful study previously utilised as bedroom. Beyond the kitchen there is a walk in pantry and separate boiler room.
The bedrooms on the first floor are well proportioned all benefitting from fine views. There is also a “jack and jill” bathroom on the first floor.
Attached to the house is a spacious three bedroom cottage with large sitting room, dining kitchen, en-suite shower room and a separate bathroom.
The Gin Gan offers a fantastic open living space with bedroom and shower room ideal for overflow of guests.
Muckley Farm extends to 18.18 Hectares (45 Acres) of permanent pasture grazing and two pockets of mature woodland. The property is ring fenced with the farmhouse, cottage and Gin Gan located in the centre of the property. The grassland that is claimable under Basic Payment schemes extends to 15.40 Hectares (38.05 Acres). The remainder of the land is yards and woodlands.
Muckley House, the Gin Gan and the cottage are served by mains water and mains electricity. The cottage and the Gin Gan share a septic tank whilst the House has it’s own tank. Muckley Farm benefits from a wide range of renewable energy systems that have been installed to help run the property and provide small amounts of income through Feed in Tariff (FIT) payments. Both Muckley House and the Gin Gan benefit from a variety of systems providing power, heat and rain water harvesting systems. Muckley Farm Cottage has an oil fired boiler and does not benefit from any of the renewable energy systems.
The electric power generation systems include a 5kW wind turbine and 2.8 kW of photovoltaic cells (Solar Panels). The normal mode of operation is to feed the house and Gin Gan demands, supplemented by mains supply when the load exceeds that generated. Surplus power is fed to the National Grid. A second mode of operation can be used which diverts generated power via inverters and batteries to provide power in the event of a mains power outage. These systems qualify for Feed in Tariffs (FIT) payments from the government. Throughout 2017 the amount of power generated was 9,258kWh and this related to a FIT payment of £3,613. This payment is in addition to the free use of power generated. The payments run until 2031 for the wind and 2036 for the Photovoltaic system.
Muckley House also benefits from a 28kW wood pellet boiler system which, through under floor heating on the ground floor and radiators on the first floor, heats the property during the winter months. This boiler also heats the domestic hot water. In the summer months the domestic hot water is heated through a 4kW solar thermal system. This is backed up with an electric immersion heater which utilises spare electric generated through the wind and photovoltaic systems.
The Gin Gan has under floor heating throughout, which is serviced by its own 4kW
ground source heat pump. There is a rainwater tank buried in the front garden which collects surface water from the front elevation roof and pumps this back into the house for use in the toilets, clothes washing machine and external garden taps.
Through these systems Muckley Farm is a very efficient property to run, and the usual larger bills of running a rural stone property are significantly reduced.
Muckley Farm is accessed down a tarmac farm lane. This access is owned and grants a right of access to Muckley Butts Cottage at all times. Muckley Butts Cottage is retained by a third party however they draw water from the same mains supply that feeds Muckley Farm. Muckley Butts Cottage has within it’s deeds an obligation to contribute 1/7th of the cost of maintenance of the mains water pipe and a 1/5th of the cost of maintaining the access lane off the council road. Muckley Butts Cottage are responsible for their own septic tank which is situated on Muckley Farm land. They have a right of access to this at all times. Currently the water bill is sent to Muckley Farm and the vendors charge Muckley Butts Cottage 6 monthly for their usage.
Basic Payment Scheme
Muckley Farm land is registered with the Rural Payments Agency and eligible to be claimed under the Basic Payment Scheme. The Basic Payment entitlement is presently owned by a third party but will be transferred to a successful purchaser on completion of the sales contracts, arranged by George F. White if required by the purchaser.
Easements, Wayleaves & Rights of Way
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 and other matters registered by any competent authority subject to statue.
A large garage, constructed in insulated block work and clad in wood with workshop/studio above sits near to the house. There are gardens to the front and rear mainly laid to lawn with some colourful flower beds and raised vegetable beds. Two stables with tack-room, various outbuildings including an outdoors covered hot tub area. Approximately 44 acres of permanent pasture grazing including woodland.
Muckley Farm House
5.28m x 4.32m (17' 4" x 14' 2")
6.48m x 3.52m (21' 3" x 11' 7")
4.73m x 4.52m (15' 6" x 14' 10")
6.45m x 4.52m (21' 2" x 14' 10")
7.38m x 2.97m (24' 3" x 9' 9")
Downstairs Wet Room
4.35m x 3.65m (14' 3" x 12')
3.75m x 3.15m (12' 4" x 10' 4")
3.82m x 2.64m (12' 6" x 8' 8")
5.06m x 4.52m (16' 7" x 14' 10")
Cottage Sitting Room
7.16m x 4.91m (23' 6" x 16' 1")
5.95m x 3.97m (19' 6" x 13')
Cottage Bedroom 1
4.80m x 3.60m (15' 9" x 11' 10")
Cottage Bedroom 2
4.87m x 2.82m (16' x 9' 3")
Cottage Bedroom 3
3.60m x 2.97m (11' 10" x 9' 9")
From Longhorsley turn left signposted Muckley and follow the road for about two miles. When you arrive at the crossroads take a right hand turn. Muckley Farm is the first turning on the right.