Land at Witton Gilbert

Witton Gilbert, County Durham


Sold (S.T.C.)

Guide price £85,000

Approximately 8.91 acres (3.61 hectares) of good quality grazing land, with potential for arable cropping, benefitting from good access. The property may have development potential.

Call our DURHAM office to arrange a viewing

0191 370 8530


The land is located in the village of Witton Gilbert approximately 4 miles north west of Durham and approximately 5 miles south east of the village of Lanchester.



From Durham, take the A691 north west of the City passing the Fire Station on your right. Carry on until you reach a roundabout at the western end of Witton Gilbert and turn right into the village. Take a left turn onto the B6312 and go past the school and into Sacriston Lane. Take a right turn into Deneside and then the first left turn into Brookside. The land is at the end of the road before the road bears to the right.


Description of the Property

The land extends to approximately 8.91 acres (3.61 hectares). It is a south-facing block of grassland and is held as one field. There is a public footpath along the western edge of the field.



Access to the land is available from Brookside.



The land benefits from a natural water supply in the form of a stream.



The land is offered freehold, with vacant possession, which would be granted on completion.


Sporting & Mineral Rights

The sporting rights are included with the sale, in so far as they are owned. The mineral rights are believed to be owned by a third party.


Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and Stewardship Schemes

The Seller is currently not claiming BPS on the land and there are currently no Stewardship Schemes on the land.


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.



The property may be inspected on foot and during daylight hours once in possession of these particulars having first registered your interest with H&H Land and Property. Please ensure all gates are closed.


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.


Restrictive Covenant / User Clause

In the event that the Buyer or their successors in title obtain planning consent to carry out any form of development (other than for agricultural use) they will pay 50% of the net uplift in value to the seller or their successors. This provision will run for 25 years from the date of purchase.


Representations have been submitted to Durham County Council under the Local Plan Process. The Plan process is due to re-commence and there will be opportunities to promote this land in the plan process.


Selling Agent

For further details or a confidential discussion please contact the selling agent:


Helen Forbes, H&H Land and Property, Blackmoor Court, Durham Moor, Durham. DH1 5ER.

T: 0191 370 8530. E: