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Land at Brancepeth, Durham

Guide Price £180,000

Property Features

  • Ring fenced block of former arable land
  • 2 Woodland shelter belts.
  • Extending to approx. 9.05ha
  • Extending to approx. 22.36 acres
  • Good access from the public highway.
A ring fenced block of former arable land which is currently down to grass along with two woodland shelterbelts. Extending to approximately 9.05 hectares (22.36 acres) with good access from the public highway.


This area of land previously formed part of Brancepeth military camp which consisted of over one hundred huts and was used as a training camp for the Durham Light Infantry regiment during the Second World War.
In the early 1960s the DLI regiment left Brancepeth Castle and the training camp. The land was then turned into an open cast mine which ceased operating by the end of the 1960s and the land was then returned to agricultural use.

Today the land consists of a ring fenced block of former arable land which is currently down to grass. It is divided into two fields with a small area of woodland shelterbelt which runs along the roadside boundaries.
The land is served by a mains water supply and fronts the A690 and Whitworth Lane, it is mainly enclosed by livestock fencing and hedges.

The property is held freehold and the title to the property is registered. Vacant possession will be given upon completion.

The land is located in open countryside South of Brancepeth and North East of Willington. It benefits from double gated access directly from the A690 road.

When traveling south from Brancepeth along the A690 road the land is located approximately 160 metres south of the junction for Whitworth Lane, which is signed Page Bank.

The sporting rights will be included in so far as they are owned. It is understood that the mines and mineral rights are excepted and reserved.

The land is not subject to any environmental scheme.

The relevant Basic Payment Scheme entitlements are included within the sale of the land. The vendor will claim the Basic Payment Scheme for the 2022 scheme year and therefore the purchasers may
be required to sign an indemnification that they will maintain the land in a good agricultural environmental condition and follow the rules of the Basic Payment Scheme and Cross Compliance regulations. The Basic Payment Scheme entitlements will be transferred to the purchaser(s) and a transfer fee will be payable to the selling agents of £300 plus VAT.

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, whether public or private, light, water, drainage, water course, other rights and obligations and rights of adjoining owners (if any) and obligations relating to such quasi easements and restrictive covenants and all existing and proposed wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains, water and gas and other pipes whether referred to in these particulars or not.

Any potential buyers should satisfy themselves as to the nature of any such easements and wayleaves or burdens.

Prospective purchasers should register their interest with the sole selling agents. Possession of these sales particulars constitute a permit to view the land on foot during daylight hours.

The property is offered for sale as a whole by private treaty. Please note that the vendor reserves the right to sell this property in lots should it be required. Prospective purchaser(s) should register their interest with the selling agents to whom offers are to be submitted. Please contact the Tow Law office on 01388 730095.

Prospective buyers should be aware that in the event that they are successful they will be required to provide us with documents in relation to the Anti-Money Laundering Regulations. The extent of the required documentation will be confirmed to the purchaser(s) after acceptance of an offer.

Vickers & Barrass Chartered Surveyors trading as T H Vickers Limited for themselves and for the Vendor or Lessors of this property, whose agents they are, give notice that:
- The particulars are set out as a general outline for the guidance of intending purchasers or lessees and do not constitute, nor constitute part of an offer or contract;
- All descriptions, dimensions, areas, references to condition and necessary consents for use and occupation and other details are given as a guide only and without responsibility. Any intending purchasers or lessees should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves, by inspection or otherwise, as to their accuracy.
- No employee of Vickers & Barrass has the authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property nor is any such representation or warranty given by the Vendors or the Lessors of this property.
- Any offer for this property will be taken as an admission by the intending purchaser that they have relied solely upon their own personally verified information, inspection, and enquiries.
- The photographs show only certain parts of the property. It should not be assumed that the property remains displayed in the photographs.
- Where any reference is made to planning permissions or potential uses, such information is given by Vickers & Barrass, Chartered Surveyors in good faith. Prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries with the local planning authority into such matters.
- The Vendors reserve the right to amalgamate, withdraw or exclude parts of the land shown at any time and to generally amend the particulars or method of sale.
- The property is sold subject to reserve(s).
- Vickers & Barrass reserve the right to sell privately without imposing a closing date and do not bind themselves to accept the highest or any offer.
- The particulars have been prepared in accordance with the Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations to give a fair overall view of the property.
Particulars prepared April 2022

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