Standwell, Harlow Hill, Tyne Valley, Northumberland, NE15 0QD | Property for sale | Savills
219.89 Ac(88.99 Ha)
Guide price £4,500,000(€5,130,950)

StandwellHarlow Hill, Tyne Valley, Northumberland, NE15 0QD

  • Sale Agreed
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Attractive 8 bedroom principal farmhouse
  • 3 cottages generating rental income
  • Extensive range of traditional and modern farm buildings
  • Livery yard and outdoor arena
  • 142 acres of productive arable land
  • 68 acres of mowing and grazing land
  • Well established amenity woodland and pond with sporting potential

A mixed residential and commercial farm in an outstanding and accessible location in the Tyne Valley

About this property

  • 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:

    The Lodge
    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.

    The Bungalow
    A single storey cottage of timber construction with accommodation extending to approximately 836 sq ft lying to the north of The Lodge.

    The Cottage
    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.

    Farm Buildings
    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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Additional information

  • Nearest Postcode - NE15 0QD
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  • Viewing - Strictly by appointment through the joint selling agents Savills 01904 617800 and Galbraith 07769 687978.
  • Given the potential hazards on the farm, we request you take care when viewing the property especially around the farmyard.
  • Tenure - The property is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession of the farmhouse upon completion and the majority of the farmland after harvest 2023. The cottages are let on ASTs and the stable block, arena and 20 acres of paddocks subject to the terms of a 7 year lease from 1st October 2019 (see below).
  • The stables, barn, outdoor arena and approximately 20 acres of land are let under the terms of a 7 year lease which commenced on 1st October 2019. The rent is currently £6600 per annum and will increase to £7200 per annum for the last year of the term. Rent is currently paid monthly in advance.
  • Copies of the lease may be made available to potential purchasers upon request and it is understood that the landlord may determine the lease in accordance with the provisions of the lease.
  • Method of sale - The property is offered for sale by private treaty. A sale in lots will be considered and prospective purchasers should make their interest known to the selling agents as soon as possible. The vendors reserve the right to conclude negotiations by any other means.
  • Rights of Way, Easements & Wayleaves - The property is sold subject to, and with the benefit of all existing wayleaves, easements and rights of way, public and private whether
  • specifically mentioned or not. There are established rights of access to the farm and along with western boundary off the B6318 on the track which passes through Harlow Hill and onto the farm. There are no public rights of way crossing the property.
  • Sporting and Mineral Rights - The sporting rights are included in
  • the sale. The mines and minerals are reserved to previous owners but with provision for compensation in the event of damage caused.
  • Local Authority - Northumberland County Council, County Hall A197, Morpeth, NE61 2EF
  • Council Tax Bands: H, C, D, A
  • Energy Property Certificate Bands: E, E, E, F
  • Environmental and Woodland Stewardship Schemes - The farm is not currently entered into any environmental scheme.
  • Basic Payment Scheme - The land is registered with the Rural Payments Agency. Any payments relating to the 2023 claim year will be retained by the vendors. Due to the impending change of regulations no BPS entitlements will be transferred to the purchaser.
  • Ingoing Valuation - Assuming completion immediately after harvest there will be no ingoing valuation for tenant rights although the purchaser will be required to take at cost any domestic and farm fuel oils.
  • Services - Mains Electricity (single phase ).Oil central heating to all except The Bungalow which is solid fuel.
  • Private Drainage into 3 Septic Tanks. Metered mains water supply plus a free supply to 4 field troughs as well as several spring fed troughs.
  • Fixtures and Fittings - All fixtures, fittings, furniture and personal items in the cottages belonging to the tenants are specifically excluded from the sale together with any equipment owned by the tenants of the stables. The fitted carpets in Standwell are included. The curtains, blinds, sink units, cupboards and tack equipment in the Utility, Laundry and
  • Tack room are owned by the former Tenant and are available by separate negotiation.
  • Directions: If approaching on the A69 from Newcastle exit onto the B6318 at Heddon-on-the-Wall and head north west. After approximately 3 miles you enter the hamlet of Harlow Hill. Turn right just beyond the former chapel and proceed approximately 250 metres before turning right through the stone gate posts onto the farm.
  • EPC Rating: E
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: H