From Corbidge take the A68 north for approximately 21 miles until you reach Dunns Houses B&B, then take the next left and follow the road for approximately 5 miles until you come to a gate sign-posted ‘Gibshiel’. The property is accessed by continuing through this gate, with the farmhouse located on your left approximately 200m further down the road.
Gibshiel is located in the heart of the Northumberland National Park, surrounded by forestry and open moorland. The village of Otterburn is located approximately 7 miles to the east, with the larger market town of Hexham, with its range of amenities, 25 miles to the south.
The property offers a rare opportunity to purchase a small farm in a secluded part of the Northumberland National Park. This attractive and well presented 3 bedroom farmhouse, with additional annex, is surrounded by 101.5 acres of agricultural land, comprising 9.91 acres of grass land and 89.52 acres of moorland, with extensive views to the south. The property benefits from double glazing throughout. Access to the property is by the surfaced track, which is an adopted highway and maintainable by Northumberland County Council.
To the rear of the property is a large modern farm building, currently used as a lambing shed, with a Dutch barn offering useful storage space. Space for the parking of cars is also located to the rear, along with attractive flower beds.
The front porch is south facing with views towards the North Pennines and offers useful boot storage space.
Dining Room (4.92m x 4.23m)
Accessed via the front hallway, the large dining room has a tiled floor, an LPG fired Aga complete with attractive stone surround and a south facing window with extensive views.
Kitchen (3.72m x 1.70m)
Includes a range of recently fitted floor and wall kitchen units with an integrated fridge and dishwasher, sink and windows that look out on to the flower beds to the rear of the property.
Living Room (4.86m x 3.49m)
Accessed via the front hallway, the living room benefits from a functioning open fire and a south facing window with views over the garden, farmland and the North Pennines.
Utility Room (2.80m x 1.70m)
Leading from the kitchen there is a utility room with tiled floor, range of wall and floor units, plumbing for a washing machine and a north facing window.
Boot Room (2.22m x 2.13m)
The dining room leads to the boot room with a cupboard, a north facing window and back door which gives convenient access to the farm buildings.
Snug (6.40m x 2.34m)
Accessed via the back hallway is the bright snug area with 2 south facing windows. The room could also offer further bedroom space.
Study (2.24m x 2.22m)
Study room with an east facing window.
Downstairs Bathroom 1
The large bathroom which sits under the stairs is fully tiled with bath surrounded by pine and an overhead shower, a toilet, sink and bidet.
Downstairs Bathroom 2
Useful additional bathroom in the annex part of the farmhouse, with bath (with shower attachment), toilet and sink.
Bedroom 1 (4.86m x 3.49m)
Used as the main bedroom, this spacious double room has a south facing window.
Bedroom 2 (3.38m x 3.09m)
Double room with a south facing window.
Bedroom 3 (3.90m x 1.94m)
An ‘L’ shaped twin room with a south facing window.
The bathroom was newly fitted in summer 2018 with a bath and over head power shower, toilet, sink and airing cupboard.
The whole property extends to approximately 101.5 acres of grass land and moorland.
Situated at the front of the house is the walled garden with well maintained flower beds and a gate to the adjacent paddock.
There are additional large flower beds built to the rear of the farmhouse.
There is ample car parking space which is situated to the rear of the farmhouse, surrounded by the back garden and flower beds, with access taken directly off the access track.
Covered Rear Yard
Covered rear yard, ideal for kennels or storage space, this yard has direct covered access through to the farm buildings.
The property has a private natural spring water supply which is UV filtered for kitchen only. The electricity is supplied by a range of renewable sources, with back-up diesel generator. The house benefits from an LPG fired central heating system. Drainage is to a bio-disc sewage treatment plant.
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Modern Farm Building (approximately 27.5m x 17.1m)
Useful farm building in good order, with concrete flooring, timber framed and timber clad, with water and electricity supplies, north facing access door and an east facing stable door which leads onto the parking area. The building is currently utilised as a lambing shed.
Situated inside the shed is the convenient ‘dairy’ room which has electric points, a sink and a cupboard.
Dutch Barn (approximately 13.9m x 10.8m)
Attached to the shed is the Dutch barn which has tin sheet roof and cladding and a concrete floor. The battery storage units and reserve 5.0kw diesel generator are located in this building.
The farm has a 2.5kw wind turbine which is situated to the north of the farm buildings and a 1.0kw array of solar panels which are south facing, erected on the roofing of the Dutch barn. Electricity can be stored in the installed batteries. There is a 5.0kw Inverter installed.
Access to the property is via the road which leads from the A68. The track is an adopted highway and therefore maintainable by Northumberland County Council.
EPC Rating and Council Tax Banding
The farmhouse is in Council Tax Band F and is payable to Northumberland County Council. The property has an EPC rating of E44.
The property is offered freehold with vacant possession.
Sporting & Mineral Rights
The sporting and mineral rights are excluded from the sale.
The property is sold subject to all rights including rights of way, whether public or private, rights of light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplies and other rights, obligations and easements, quasi easements and restrictive covenants and all existing and proposed wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains and water, gas and other pipes, whether or not constituted in the title deeds or referred to in these particulars. The Buyers will be held to have satisfied themselves as to the nature of such burdens.
6.56 SDA and 32.63 Moorland Basic Payment Scheme entitlements are included with the sale of Gibshiel.
Viewing is strictly by appointment via the sole selling agents H&H Land and Property.
Method of Sale
The property is offered for sale as a whole, by Private Treaty. The Sellers reserve the right to amalgamate, withdraw or exclude any of the property shown at any time or to generally amend the particulars. Please register your interest with H&H Land and Property to be kept informed of how we intend to conclude the sale.
Money Laundering Regulations
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 Money Laundering Regulations. The extent of the required documentation will be confirmed to the Buyer after acceptance of an offer.
Health and Safety
Prospective Buyers are reminded that the property makes up part of a working holding and that they should be aware of livestock on the property. The Sellers and Selling agents accept no responsibility for any loss as a result of an accident whilst on the property.
Exchange of Contracts and Completion
It is expected that Exchange of Contracts will take place within four weeks of an offer being accepted. Completion will take place within four weeks of the Exchange of Contracts or earlier by arrangement.