LOT 2 - Northrigg Hill, Banks, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 2BX
The sale of Northrigg Hill provides an opportunity to purchase an upland residential stock rearing and fattening farm with land of fertile and productive quality all contained within a ring fence, a attractive traditional Grade II listed Farmhouse, and a substantial range of traditional and more modern farm buildings.
The property is bordered by Hadrian’s Wall in one of the more favoured wall positions which gives it significant potential for diversified activity linked to this UNESCO World Heritage site and associated visitor numbers.
The farm steading is centrally positioned, all of the land is within the Severely Disadvantaged LFA classification, gently undulating and lies between circa 120m and 165m above sea level being classified within Grade IV on the MAFF Land Classification Plans. The soils are generally a combination of loamy and clayey mixes and ideally suited to grass production.
The Grade II listed farmhouse offers good quality residential accommodation at the heart of the farm and adjacent to the traditional steading. The property benefits long ranging panoramic views to the south over the Irthing Valley, North Pennines Fells and across to the Lake District National Park.
The farm building complex has been developed to provide a well planned and useful range, currently used to house beef and sheep enterprises but capable for adaptation for alternative stock rearing.
The total area extends to approximately 105.95 hectares (261.80 acres) and is divided into enclosures of a convenient size and shape with little wastage. Northrigg Hill is offered to the market as a whole or in two Lots.
Northrigg Hill is situate on Hadrian’s Wall approximately 2 miles north east of Lanercost, approximately 5 miles north east of the market town of Brampton and some 16 miles east of the City of Carlisle at Junction 43 of the M6 motorway. The city is regarded as the principle shopping location for the county as well as the administrative centre. Primary schooling options locally include Lanercost Primary School, neighboring the famous Lanercost Priory with secondary schooling options to include William Howard School, located locally in Brampton.
The property is located in a private and attractive rural position and approached along a made up track direct off the minor public highway.
Northrigg Hill is conveniently located close to the A69 trunk road and is well served by nationally important Livestock markets including Carlisle (16 miles), Longtown (15 miles), Hexham (27 miles) & Penrith (30 miles).
LOT 2 – LAND EXTENDING TO APPROXIMATELY 28.18 hectares (69.63 acres)
Lot 2 represents a useful block of grassland / accommodation land situate to the west of the farm steading and fronting the minor public road running between Banks and Lees Hill and extends to approximately 28.18 ha (69.63 ac).
GENERAL REMARKS & STIPULATIONS
HADRIAN’S WALL – UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
The World Heritage site spans 150 miles, and includes two National Parks, 11 sites and museums and approximatly one million residents. One of the most famous sites, Birdoswald visitor centre, lies some 2 miles east of Northrigg Hill and presents the longest continuous stretch of the wall, and is widely used as a base for visitors to explore the surrounding picturesque countryside.
RIGHTS, EASEMENTS AND OUTGOINGS
The land is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, whether public or private and any existing proposed wayleaves, easements, rights of servitude restrictions and burdens of whatever kind whether referred to in these particulars or not. The buyer(s) will be held to satisfy him or herself on all such matters. Should the property be sold in Lots the appropriate rights of access, servitude and wayleave will be granted and reserved as appropriate.
The holding is subject to a UELS management agreement with Natural England (Agreement No. AG00473871), which provides annual payments of approximately £6,509.00 for the farm as a whole and has an end date of 31/05/2018.
Payments for the current scheme year at the time of purchase will be retained by the vendor.
A copy of the UELS agreement is available upon request via the selling agents. Should the property be sold in separate Lots, the successful purchaser(s) will be required to continue the agreement in so far as this is possible within the rules, regulations and management prescriptions set by Natural England. .
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME ENTITLEMENTS
All of the farmland is registered with the Rural Land Register. The payment for the current scheme year in which the property is sold, will be retained by the vendor.
The Basic Payment Scheme entitlements are included with the sale, and should the property be sold in Lots the entitlements will be split accordingly
PLANNING & GRANT AID
Northrigg Hill Farmhouse is designated as a Grade II listed building, reference number 1205626.
METHOD OF SALE
The property is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole or in Lots. Offers should be submitted to EDWIN THOMPSON, FIFTEEN Rosehill, Montgomery Way, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2RW. A closing date for offers may be fixed, and prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest with the selling agents following an inspection. The vendor and there agents reserves the right to amalgamate, withdraw or exclude any of the land shown at any time or to generally amend the Particulars of sale. The agents also reserve the right to conclude negotiations by any other means at their discretion and a degree of flexibility is available to prospective purchasers.
A telephone connection subject to BT regulations. Services are understood to be as follows;
– Oil Redfyre range for cooking and hot water only
– Oil boiler providing central heating and hot water
– Private drainage
– Mains water and Electricity
Please note we have not been able to test the services or make judgement on their current condition. Prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries.
TENURE & POSSESSION
We understand the property is held freehold and offered for sale with vacant possession.
FIXTURES & FITTINGS
Fitted carpets, where present, are included in the sale. Selected items can be made available to the purchaser by separate negotiation.
The successful purchaser(s) of Lot 1 will be responsible for purchasing any clamped silage in store at the date of completion at £15 per tonne. The measurement quantity will be made by the selling agent and their decision will be final and binding on all parties.
SPORTING & MINERAL RIGHTS
Sporting rights are included in the sale so far as the sellers have title to them. The mineral rights are held by a third party.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE & COUNCIL TAX
Northrigg Hill is understood to be listed within Council Tax Band E. The EPC is available from the selling agents on request. BOUNDARIES The responsibility for boundaries where known is shown on the sale plan by inward facing T marks. Should Lot 1 and Lot 2 be sold separately maintenance liability will be as indicated.
Carlisle City Council – The Civic Centre, Carlisle, Cumbria. CA3 8QG
TEL: 01228 817000
United Utilities – Parkside Road, Kendal, Cumbria. LA9 7DU
TEL: 01539 796243
The land and property is available to view strictly by prior appointment with Edwin Thompson,
TEL: 01228 548 385 – Mr C Slinger dealing.
LOT 2 – Forming part of the Northrigg Hill Farm sale – A productive livestock farm comprising an attractive farmhouse, range of traditional & modern farm buildings, woodland & land extending to approximately 105.95 hectares (261.80 acres).
LOT 2 – Accommodation / Grazing land approximately 28.18 hectares (69.63 acres).