Property Summary

Offers in excess of £290,000

  • 5.77 Acres

South High Moor Farm

Felton, Morpeth

LOT 1 - FOR SALE BY AUCTION Excellent opportunity to purchase a small holding consisting of a detached two storey farmhouse in need of re-development, a modern farm building. Extending to 2.34 Ha (5.77 Ac) in total. Farmhouse in need of re-development Modern farm building 1.84 Ha (4.55 Ac) of paddock land 0.5 Ha (1,22 Ac) of garden, yards and tracks Attractive countryside location Lot 2 is a parcel of woodland. Separate particulars available.

We are pleased to offer a unique conversion opportunity extending to approximately 2.34 Ha (5.77 Ac) of land in total located at South High Moor Farm, Felton.

The Property
The farmhouse is to be sold with vacant possession. At present it is inhabitable and in its current state prospective purchasers are unable to view internally due to Health & Safety Risks it poses. As such, it is in need of full re-development or conversion, subject to the necessary consents.

The modern farm building to the north of the farmhouse may also get planning permission for conversion, subject to the necessary consents.
The farmhouse is a detached two storey building, constructed from sandstone masonry walls and a suspended timber first floor, built circa 19th century. The farmhouse is covered with thin Welsh slates.

The main structure of the farmhouse comprises a large living room, stairs to the first floor and a smaller reception room. The first floor comprises of three large bedrooms; two either side of the staircase and the third is accessible through the bedroom right of the staircase.

West of the farmhouse’s main structure was a single storey extension, which had a pitched roof and housed the kitchen, which has burnt to the ground in a fire in November 2018. West of the kitchen was a smaller, flat roof extension containing a porch. To the north of the farmhouse’s main structure is a single storey lean-to extension which houses a pantry, bathroom facilities and cloakroom.

The land included within this smallholding has previously been mowed for hay or silage. The boundary fences are not fully stock proof, as such we are not aware of livestock grazing in the field parcel.

Located to the south of the property is the main farm house along with a agricultural outbuilding opposite.

Subject to the necessary consents, it is considered that the farmhouse has potential to be reinstated or demolished and rebuilt. One or two dwellings is considered to be achievable, either on the same or similar footprint.

The modern agricultural building may also have potential to be converted for residential, tourism or commercial use, subject to the necessary consents.

Subject to the necessary consents, the surrounding land may have limited potential for tourism.

It is considered the property would be well suited to pony paddocks with stabling.

It is understood that an electricity and water supply are located within the Property.
There is a private septic sewage system which will require renewing and reinstalling as it is considered that it has not worked for some time.
Purchasers are recommended to seek independent advice as to the availability, suitability and cost of connection of services to meet their requirements.

A right of access at any time and for all purposes will be granted over the private driveway from the public highway.

Method of Sale
The property is being sold by public auction at 6:30pm on 15th September 2021 at Alnwick Rugby Club. The property is to be sold as seen and with vacant possession.

There is an Auction Pack which is available upon request. The Auction Pack includes:
1. Land registry title information
2. Draft transfer and plan
3. Property searches including Local Authority, drainage and water, desktop Enviromental, highways ground stability and Chancel Report
4. Planning permission 11/1550/FUL
5. Summary letter stating a brief condition of the Farmhouse

The Auction Pack is available FOC electronically. If purchasers wish to have a hard copy there will be a surcharge of £20 plus the price of postage.
The purchaser will be required to pay 10% of the purchase price as a deposit on the night of the auction as well as exchange contracts.
Completion must then take place within 28 days thereafter.

The Property is to be sold by Executors of the deceased registered proprietor. The Property will be sold with limited title guarantee and is sold as seen. The Seller will not be providing any replies to standard pre-contract enquiries and the buyer should rely on their own enquiries and investigations in relation to the Property.

Viewings are strictly by prior appointment with George F. White.
Viewings are strictly on the designated viewing days which will be held between 5:00 pm and 18:30 pm on Thursday 12th August, Tuesday 24th August and Thursday 9th September 2021 at the property.

If you would like to attend a viewing date, express an interest or require further information then please contact the Alnwick office. The farmhouse poses a significant Health and Safety risk, as such viewing the house internally is strictly prohibited.

Lot 2
Lot 2 consists of an attractive, rectangular block of woodland with roadside access, close to the A1, extending 3.60 Ha (8.89 Ac) in total. For sale by auction on 15th September 2021 at 6:30 pm. Lot 2 will be sold as separate Lot following the sale of Lot 1 - South High Moor Farm.