An exemplary residential farm on the Shotley Peninsular
LOT 1 - 5.14 acres
Located in the centre of the farm is Red House Farmhouse, constructed of red brick elevations under a newly tiled roof and with elegant timber sash windows throughout the property. Comprehensively renovated in 2016 and unlisted, Red House Farmhouse was built in the Georgian era with later additions throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.
Outside, the gardens are predominantly laid to lawn with attractive hedging together with flower beds looking over paddocks and open farmland. The property provides appealing amenities in the form of a recently resurfaced tennis court, an enclosed outside pool with a very well serviced summer house (including a kitchen) and a delightfully maintained vegetable garden. There is also a series of useful outbuildings and garages set around a gravelled parking area.
LOT 2 - 35.63 acres
Located opposite Red House Farmhouse is a range of modern and traditional farm buildings. These are no longer used for agricultural purposes and instead, most are let on commercial terms to a range of tenants generating a useful income in excess of £47,000 per annum.
LOT 3 - 292.82 acres
Red House Farm is a light land irrigated farm ideal for the growing of vegetable crops with cereals also featuring in the rotation. The land has recently been cropped with potatoes, parsley, sugar beet, winter wheat and barley. The arable land is occupied by a local farmer under a Farm Business Tenancy until 30th September 2026.
Although the land benefits from irrigation infrastructure and an abstraction licence, the abstraction point does not fall within the ownership of Red House Farm and hence water is currently brought on to the farm by the tenant who is a neighbouring landowner.
The soils are of the Tendring Series being a stoneless course loam. Approximately 40% of the land is classified as being Grade 1, 40% being Grade 2 with the balance towards the western boundaries being Grade 3.
Red House Farm really is a very special property and its sale represents something of a rarity - a farm for sale on the Shotley Peninsular. Offering amenity value as well as commercial opportunity, it is sure to appeal to a wide range of buyers.William HargreavesProperty agent