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Hecklewood Neuk, Witton Park, Bishop Auckland

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Property Summary

A rare opportunity to purchase a smallholding extending to approximately 2.76 hectares (6.81 acres) in total. The property requires extensive modernisation and includes a four bedroom farmhouse, outbuildings and 2.16 hectares (5.34 acres) of land situated in a rural yet accessible location.

The property is available as a whole, for sale by private treaty.
Property Type Farms & Land
Bedrooms X4
Bathrooms X1

Property Features

  • Four bedroom farmhouse
  • Range of outbuildings
  • 2.15 hectares (5.31 acres) of grassland
  • Accessible location
  • Set in a ring fence

Full Details

A rare opportunity to purchase a smallholding extending to approximately 2.75 hectares (6.78 acres) in total. The property requires extensive modernisation and includes a four bedroom farmhouse, outbuildings and 2.15 hectares (5.31 acres) of land situated in a rural yet accessible location.

The property is available as a whole, for sale by private treaty.

The property is accessed via a farm track from Woodside village and lies to the south of the village. The location is rural, private and peaceful yet is only a stones throw away from local amenities.

Bishop Auckland is 2 miles to the east and has a number of supermarkets, shops, a hospital and restaurants.

The property is in close proximity to major road networks; the A68 and A1(M), and Woodside benefits from pubic transport facilities.

Head east from the A68 towards Witton Park and on to Woodside village, the property is accessed from the main road in the village, head south on the farm track marked ‘A’ on the Sale Plan. The access track isn't signposted.

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The property is ring fenced and extends to 2.75 hectares (6.78 acres) in total and comprises a four bedroom stone & brick built farmhouse, a range of traditional and modern buildings and four grass paddocks, some of which are mowable.

The house and buildings are in need of modernisation but provide an exciting and unique development opportunity on an excellent footprint.

The farmhouse is south facing with a garden to the front, the front porch leads into the hallway and a door provides access to the dining room. There are two reception rooms to the front, another reception room, currently used as a sitting room to the rear alongside the kitchen. Stairs lead to the first floor from the rear living room and there are four bedrooms and a family bathroom. The farmhouse has mains water and electricity, septic tank drainage and oil central heating.

Externally there are two stone built traditional outbuildings adjoining the house to the east. The most easterly building is a former cottage however this has not been used for residential purposes for many years. The steading continues to the east of the farmhouse and comprises, a further stone built outbuilding, timber frame pole barns in average condition and a brick built outbuilding. To the south of the steading is a useful modern general purpose building extending to 18.5m x 9m. The buildings are identified on the Steading Plan.

The land is classified as Grade 3 agricultural land which is all permanent grassland described as slowly permeable, seasonally wet, acid loamy and clayey soils. The boundaries are in reasonable condition and are stock proof both externally and internally, they comprise post and wire fencing and hedges. The land is north facing and gently slopes to the north, the most southerly fields are mowable.

There are water connections to the land and electricity and water is available to connect to the buildings.

There is a right of access across the bottom of the access track, this is shaded purple on the sale plan. The track continues to the farmhouse and is owned and maintained by the property.

Durham County Council tax band D.

The land is registered for Basic Payment Scheme purposes, however there are no entitlements available to transfer on completion.

The land is not entered into any Countryside Stewardship, Environmental Stewardship or similar schemes.

There is a public right of way from the adopted highway along the access track which heads west towards along the boundary of Heckle woodland. This is identified on the sale plan with a dashed green line.

The mines and minerals are excepted.

They are assumed to be owned and in hand.

The land is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, water, drainage, water courses, light and other easements, quasi or reputed easements and rights of adjoining owners (if any) affecting the same and all matters registerable by any competent authority pursuant to statute.

Exchange of contract will take place as soon as possible, but in any event no later than expiry of eight weeks from the instructing solicitors, with completion seven days thereafter.

Each party is to bear their own costs.

The purchaser(s) will be required to provide proof of identification to comply with anti-money laundering regulations.

The gross acreages have been assessed in accordance with Ordnance Survey data, interested parties should satisfy themselves in this regard.

The land is sold freehold and vacant possession will be available upon completion.

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
Energy Efficiency Rating G

Please contact Vickers & Barrass Darlington office on 01325 728084 to arrange a viewing.

Durham County Council
03000 26 0000

Particulars prepared - December 2022
Photographs taken - June & December 2022

The particulars are set out as a general outline for the guidance of intending purchasers or lessees and do not constitute, all or 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, Chartered Surveyors 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 as 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 either of the lots shown at any time and to generally amend the particulars or method of sale.

The property is sold subject to reserve(s).Vickers & Barrass, Chartered Surveyors 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.

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