Horncastle Farm

Kirkwhelpington Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE19 2RA

Sold (S.T.C.)


A rare opportunity to purchase an equipped holding with significant development potential in a ring fence of approximately 329 acres.

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The closing date for offers with proof of funds  is Wednesday 12th July 2017

Horncastle Farm is currently farmed under a long term Farm Business Tenancy which is due to expire on 10th November 2017. It is for sale with vacant possession. The holding comprises approximately 306.94 acres (124.22 Ha) of tenanted land. In brief, broken down into 32.65Ha of meadow land (of which 11.65Ha has been previously used in arable rotation), 65.25Ha of permanent pasture and 26.32Ha of permanent pasture/fell. In addition to this, there are 22.14 acres (8.95Ha) of commercially managed woodland which has a woodland management grant. There is a large 5-bedroomed farmhouse and a 2-bedroom cottage. There are traditional and attractive agricultural buildings arranged around a yard in addition to a modern cattle shed. All the buildings require modernisation but carry significant commercial and residential development potential, subject to consent.

Horncastle Farmhouse:The main farmhouse is a large traditional home with extensive accommodation across two floors. It has a private setting in the centre of the holding with walled gardens and courtyards. The house will benefit from refurbishment and modernisation. The ground floor consists of a farmhouse kitchen with Rayburn, drawing doom, front hall, dining room, sitting room, study, a number of utility rooms and a downstairs bathroom. The first floor consists of a sitting room, five bedrooms, family bathroom and fifth bedroom with en-suite shower room. Externally the house benefits from traditional walled gardens to the south and an enclosed courtyard to the north. Opening up a good view to the south over the farm and beyond the River Wansbeck is a possibility. The house has timber sash windows, bottled gas central heating, hot water heated by the Rayburn, mains water and a private sewage system.


Horncastle Cottage:The cottage provides ideal accommodation for a stockman or as an investment property. It has previously been achieving a rent of £350pcm. The property is available with vacant possession if required. The ground floor comprises of a sitting room with open fire, kitchen and bathroom. The first floor has two south facing bedrooms. The cottage has UPVC windows (excluding the kitchen). It is heated via a back boiler from the open fire in the sitting room. There is mains water and drainage to a private sewage system shared with the farmhouse. Externally the property has a coal store, enclosed garden and a parking area with views over the farm to the south.