A mixed residential and commercial farm in an outstanding and accessible location in the Tyne Valley
The sale of Standwell offers an increasingly rare opportunity to purchase a mixed farm in an outstanding yet accessible location on the north side of the Tyne Valley. For residential
buyers there is an attractive and well positioned family house with well proportioned south facing reception rooms, 5 first floor bedrooms and 3 additional attics rooms. There are three cottages generating income together with potential for conversion of the traditional buildings. There is a large range of farm buildings providing commercial storage opportunities in addition to the existing livery enterprise. The land lies within a ring fence split by a minor road providing good field access as well as opportunities for lotting if desired. The farming system is based on approximately 142 acres under arable production, together with 68 acres of productive permanent pasture. Amenity and sporting value is enhanced by established woodland blocks, a snipe bog and the pond.
In our opinion it is a combination of the accessible location and quality of the principal house together with farming and other income generating opportunities which makes Standwell such a rare property.
The farm lies in open and unspoilt countryside to the north side of the Military Road and the hamlet of Harlow Hill. The B6318 leads to Heddon-on-the-Wall where the A69 is joined. The property lies midway (12 miles) between the market town of Hexham and Newcastle railway station. The pretty, small town of Corbridge lies only 6 miles to the south. The farm is only 8 miles from the A1 and 10 miles from Newcastle International Airport providing excellent access to the main communications network. The farm is also well situated for gaining access to the Northumberland National Park and Kielder Forest and is only a few hundred yards north of Hadrians Wall.
The farmhouse which is of attractive local stone construction under a slate roof provides high quality family accommodation extending to approximately 5500 sq ft. The accommodation which is shown on the floor plan includes well proportioned and mainly south facing main reception rooms and bedrooms. There are high ceilings, featuring cornicing, attractive fireplaces some with wood burning stoves, partial double glazing and some secondary glazing.
Outside stone gate posts lead to the raised gravel parking and turning area in front of the house from which steps lead to lawned gardens on two sides.
There are three separate cottages all let on term expired AST`s and producing valuable income. These include:
A single storey stone built property under a slate roof with
accommodation extending to approximately 938 sq ft. The
property which sits towards the top of the drive benefits from
large gardens, garaging and impressive panoramic views.
A single storey cottage of timber construction with accommodation extending to approximately 836 sq ft lying to the north of The Lodge.
Lying closest to the farmhouse is another attractive, single storey stone built cottage under a slate roof with access gained from the yard behind. The accommodation extends to approximately 829 sq ft.
There is an extensive range of farm buildings including barns and stores of traditional stone construction in between the cottage and the main house which offer potential for further residential development subject to obtaining planning consent. The laundry room from the farmhouse leads into two large tack rooms beyond which are stores, workshop and garages extending in all to about 5,000 square feet of opportunity. The main farm building range has been developed from former intensive poultry unit now providing storage for the farming operation, general storage and the equestrian enterprise.
The farm in all extends to approximately 220 acres lying in two blocks divided only by one council maintained road The land gently falls from approximately 140 metres above sea level down to 120 metres on the eastern boundary. The soils are grade 3 being typical of the area. Land in arable production extends to approximately142 acres with 68 acres of permanent grass. Amenity and sporting potential is enhanced by a number of small woodland blocks and pond area.
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