A beautifully situated and highly productive mixed farm in north Northumberland.
Farmhouse - The farmhouse is of attractive local stone construction and lies in an elevated position away from the main farm buildings with far reaching views to the south across the farm. In 1997 the original farmhouse was refurbished and extended and now provides high quality family accommodation in well-proportioned rooms extending to approximately 4,480 square feet. The accommodation which is shown on the floorplan includes:
Ground Floor: Reception Hall leading to farm office and inner hall from where the impressive feature circular staircase leads to the landing. There is a large 24-foot family kitchen with fitted range of floor and wall units and bay window with a seating area. Off the kitchen is the utility room, laundry room and separate walk-in pantry. The formal reception rooms are all south facing including the Dining room with wooden floor, shuttered windows and Victorian fireplace, the Sitting room with attractive carved fire surround, two display alcoves, shuttered windows, a wooden floor and a large Garden room with pine boarded full height beamed ceiling and french windows leading to the garden terrace. The ground floor extension also includes a rear entrance door and hallway off which lies a Study, double garage and further storeroom with potential to be incorporated into the accommodation if required.
On the First Floor: The landing leads to the Principal Bedroom with built in wardrobes, feature bay window and en-suite shower room. Bedroom two is a large Bedroom with en-suite bathroom and Bedroom three is another large double Bedroom with separate dressing room, ensuite bathroom and built-in cupboards.
A private driveway leads to a parking and turning area by the back door and garage. The formal gardens lie to the south and west of the house and are mainly down to lawns with a small vegetable garden and greenhouse.
1/2 Hepburn Cottages - Formerly a row of three cottages, the sale includes numbers 1 and 2 Hepburn Farm cottages which were converted into one providing accommodation for a previous Farm Manager. The property was modernised approximately seven years ago and is also of attractive local stone construction with accommodation arranged on two floors. A private driveway and parking area leads up the side of the house to a modern garage. The gardens lie to the front and back and include kennel, store and coalhouse. Again the property benefits from far reaching views to the south. The accommodation extends to approximately 2,166 square feet as shown on the floorplan. A boot room leads to a staircase hall off which lies a south facing Study and Dining room, downstairs Shower room and the family Kitchen with modern range of fitted floor and wall units. A well proportioned Sitting room has a wood burning stove and leads to a back Hall, Utility room and secondary staircase. On the first floor there are four Bedrooms, house bathroom and secondary Shower room. The Cottage is currently occupied under an AST by the family who farm the land. It is well decorated and furnished.
Farm Buildings - The farm buildings occupy a large site with plenty of space for vehicles to turn and potential for extension or erection of new buildings. The majority lie to the west of the
road, nicely away from the farmhouse. Please see brochure for full descriptions.
Land - The farm extends in all to approximately 582.96 acres (235.92 hectares). The land which gently undulates lies between 80 and 140 metres above sea level is divided into mainly good sized fields for modern farming practice with excellent access from internal farm tracks and the long frontage onto the council maintained road. Soils are of the Dunkeswick, Wick and Alun series with 433 acres under arable production. The rotation includes winter wheat, oats, OSR and spring beans although potatoes have been grown in the past on part of the farm. Yields over the farm over the last five years have averaged just under 4 tonnes per acre for winter wheat and over 1.7 tonnes per acre for OSR. Drainage improvement works have been carried out where deemed necessary and plans are available for inspection. There is approximately 110 acres of permanent grassland in good sized fields, supporting a mixed farming system with livestock in the buildings and FYM to spread back onto the land. For the last seven years the arable land has been contract farmed to a very high standard. For any purchaser not wanting to farm the land in hand the vendors would be pleased to recommend them to continue to farm. Through the Agents and Vendors communication can be had with relevant parties. The farm has had a simple management system including Cattle and Sheep on the property over the last 25 years.
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