Usworth House Farm, Springwell, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE9 7PZ | Property for sale | Savills
85.87 Ac(34.75 Ha)
Guide price £1,750,000(104,442,305 EGP)

Usworth House FarmSpringwell, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE9 7PZ

  • Freehold

Key features

  • A substantial five bedroom bungalow
  • Large range of former offices and storage buildings
  • Productive farmland ideal for livestock / equestrian
  • In all about 85.87 acres
  • For sale as a whole or in 2 lots

A strategically well placed holding with an outstanding five bedroom dwelling, buildings with potential for a variety of uses and land with possible long term development prospects.

About this property

  • The sale of Usworth House Farm offers an extremely rare opportunity to purchase a well situated small farm in an accessible yet rural location lying in the greenbelt. The property which has an outstanding five bedroom bungalow presented to a very high standard at its centre should be of interest to those seeking a property with land in open countryside close to the main communications networks.
    The property extends in all to approximately 85.8 acres including productive arable and grassland which would be well suited to those with livestock or equestrian interests. The buildings which were formally used as the base for a landscape business offer a footprint for alternative uses subject to obtaining planning permission.

    Opportunities to buy mixed use properties of this quality are few and far between.

    The attractive and substantial stone faced bungalow was built in 1978 but has benefited from extensions in 1998, 2007 and 2011. The accommodation now extends to approximately 2812sqft (261sm) providing well presented high quality and spacious family accommodation Incorporating double glazed windows and mainly oak doors throughout. The property benefits from plenty of natural light and far reaching views towards the coast.

    The accommodation which is shown on the floorplan includes: entrance porch and reception hall with large full width sitting room with exposed beam ceiling, attractive exposed stone wall wood burning stove. An archway leads to the dining room. Doors open on to the terrace. sloping ceiling, exposed beams and feature stone wall. The kitchen / dining room incorporates a fully fitted modern kitchen with matching timber fronted floor and wall units, granite worktops and breakfast area. The kitchen incorporates a Rosieres Range with four gas rings and hob, Panasonic microwave and Fisher and Paykel fridge freezer. There is a part beam ceiling and two Velux roof lights over the kitchen area which leads to an open dining area. A utility room with range of modern floor and wall units incorporating twin sink, tiled floor, back door and central heating Boiler with Megaflow hot water cylinder. Separate WC off. Snug with timber floor feature effect built in fireplace together with cupboards and display shelves.

    House bathroom has tiled walls and floor and incorporates a panelled bath, w.c., washbasin in vanity unit and shower cubicle. Study / extra bedroom. Bedroom 1 is a double bedroom with ensuite shower room with w.c. washbasin and tiled floor. Bedroom 2 is a double bedroom. Bedroom 3 is a double bedroom plus a door to garden terrace, walk in wardrobe and ensuite shower room with tiled floor, w.c. and wash basin. Master bedroom suite includes a double bedroom plus a door to the terrace, walk in wardrobe and ensuite shower room with twin basins and w.c.

    Outside
    The house is surrounded by well protected mainly lawned gardens but incorporating terraces and BBQ area.

    Buildings
    The buildings lie to the west of the house and have a large hardstanding and carparking area leading to an open yard around which lies the main storage buildings including four bay mono pitch range (18.8m x 6.02m) a steel framed mono pitched store with open front and earth floor plus adjacent store (6.7m x 5.9m with …… roof.)

    Three bay workshop 17.84 x 7.05 metres with tin roof, concrete floor, block walls, sliding door and inspection pit.
    Five bay general purpose store 30.10 metres x 14.54 metres with steel sheet roof, concrete floor and open central doorway.

    Offices 16.37 metres x 6.54 metres of timber portacabin construction including main office, lobby, former kitchen, offices, storage and WC in poor internal condition.

    The Land
    The land lies around the centrally placed homestead with the two largest fields extending in all to approximately 67.48 acres lying on the east side of the access drive. These fields are currently under arable rotation and farmed under a Contract Farming Arrangement. There is an 8 acre arable field to the west of the entrance driveway also being a versatile field under arable production with the remainder of the land comprising grazing and amenity land together with the southern portion of two arable fields, excluded from the proposal for the solar farm (see planning below). The land is capable of producing good quality arable crops but would also be well suited for grass production or would lend itself to conservation or biodiversity offsetting uses or possibly tree planting.

    The farm lies in open countryside to the north of Springwell Village lying between the A194 trunk road and the urban fringe. The land is currently designated as greenbelt although adjacent land is currently subject to a planning application submitted by Boom Power to develop a solar farm on approximately 93.7 hectares of land. Whilst the application has not yet been determined the development would lie adjacent to the northern boundary of the property although would be subject to landscaping proposals as determined by the planning authority. Further information including plans showing access and a temporary compound area within field 1499 are available upon request.

    A clay pigeon shoot is operated by a neighbour which currently runs fortnightly plus boxing day.

    The bungalow was originally constructed subject to an occupancy restriction which has subsequently been removed via a certificate of lawfulness.

    The buildings were used as offices and storage for a landscape business for which retrospective planning consent was obtained. The business is no longer operated from the site which may have potential for alternative use or for further development subject to obtaining necessary consent.

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Additional information

  • Postcode
  • NE9 7PZ
  • Directions
  • Leave the A194 at junction 1 follow the B1288 towards Springwell take the next right where signed Springwell Village. Turn right at the first mini roundabout on to Stoney Lane and again turn right at the next mini roundabout on to Peareth Hall Road. Take the first left turn up Heugh Hill but continue straight on where the road bends sharp left. The lane will lead you directly to the house.
  • Viewing
  • Viewing is strictly by appointment with the selling agents Savills 01904 617800. Given the potential hazards of the farm we request that you take care when viewing the property.
  • Tenure
  • The property is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession.
  • Method of Sale
  • The farm is offered for sale by private treaty. The vendors reserve the right to conclude negotiations by any other means.
  • Lot 1 - House, buildings, offices, yard and mixed use land extending to approximately 18.39 acres
  • Lot 2 - Two parcels of arable land extending to approximately 67.48 acres
  • EPC Rating: D
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: F