Newbiggin In Teesdale, Barnard Castle, County Durham
Woodside Farm, Newbiggin In Teesdale, DL12 0UH
Upland livestock farm
Four bedroom farmhouse
Variety of outbuildings
An upland livestock farm with a traditional four bedroom farm house, modern and traditional buildings and approximately 282.53 acres (114.34 hectares) of predominately pasture land, together with 65 stinted sheep gaits on Pikelaw Fell.Available as a whole or in three lots. Offered to let by formal tender on behalf of Raby Estates. Available on a 10 year Farm Business Tenancy from 7th April 2020. Tenders to be submitted no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 11th December 2019. EPC (EER) G 14.
Introduction – Woodside Farm comprises approximately 282.53 acres (114.34 hectares) of meadow and pasture land which lies either side of the public road, a range of modern and traditional livestock housing and storage buildings. The farm includes an attractive stone-built, four bedroom farmhouse with garden and adjoining outbuildings. The farm is available to let as a whole or in three lots.
Situation – Woodside Farm is on The Raby Estate and is situated on the B6277 about 1.4 miles south east of Newbiggin-in-Teesdale and approximately 1.7 miles north west of Middleton-in-Teesdale. Middleton-in-Teesdale provides a range of good local shops and services including Middleton-in-Teesdale Auction Mart. Other principal livestock auction markets in Northern England lie within easy reach, Barnard Castle 12 miles, Kirkby Stephen 20 miles, Darlington 26 miles, Hexham 38 miles and Carlisle 56 miles.
Lot 1 – WOODSIDE FARMHOUSE, FARM BUILDINGS AND LAND EXTENDING TO APPROXIMATELY 271.00 ACRES (109.67 HECTARES) IN ALL SHADED IN BLUE ON THE ATTACHED PLAN.
The Farmhouse – An attractive, traditional, stone-built, four bedroom farmhouse under a combination of a pitched stone tile roof and flat roof to the rear elevation. The property sits in an elevated position within the heart of the farmyard.
The accommodation is over two floors and comprises:
WC with WC and wash hand basin
Utility Room 2.93m x 2.85m – with stainless steel sink unit
Kitchen 4.91m x 2.87m – with Rayburn
Living Room 4.52m x 4.08m – with Aga stove
Dining Room 4.66m x 4.01m – with open fire
Front entrance and hallway.
Stairs to first floor leading to:
Bedroom 1 – 4.11m x 3.94m
Bedroom 2 – 4.75m x 4.04m
Bedroom 3 – 3.92m x 2.97m
Bedroom 4 – 3.78m x 2.97m
Bathroom with WC, wash hand basin, bath and separate shower
Cupboard above stairs
Services – The farmhouse is connected to mains electricity, drainage to a private sewerage disposal system. Heating and hot water is provided from an oil-fired Rayburn. There is a private estate water supply to the house and buildings.
The Land – The land, which is Grade 4 and 5, extends to about 271.00 acres (109.67 hectares) and lies within four blocks, divided by a public road. The land comprises meadow and pasture close to the farm steading and rough pasture land to the north of the holding.
Farm Buildings – The farm buildings lie to the east and west of the farmhouse and comprise a range of predominately traditional stone outbuildings along with a large general purpose shed. The buildings at Woodside Farm are identified on the layout block plan and comprises:
2.Stone built silage pit 11.13m x 4.96m
Adjacent lean-to 5.58m x 11.10m
3.Stone built workshop 6.23m x 12.32m
4.Stone built byre, with two separate stores incorporated
Store 1 two storey, loft above 4.50m x 5.20m
Store 2 full height 4.40m x 5.22m
5.Stone built byre, with four stores incorporated:
Workshop/store, loft above
Stable, loft above 5.00m x 3.65m
Stable, loft above 4.73m x 3.15m
Byre 4.75m x 6.93m
6.General Purpose Shed 4 bay, steel portal framed, part concrete and part earth floor, internal block-built walls (stone faced external walls) clad with corrugated sheeting, under a corrugated sheet roof, with feed passage 13.71m x 18.28m.
Sheep Handling Pens.
Lot 2 – FARM BUILDNGS AT LOW HOUSES AND LAND EXTENDING TO APPROXIMATELY 11.53 ACRES (4.67 HECTARES) SHADED IN RED ON THE ATTACHED PLAN.
Farm Buildings – The farm buildings at Low Houses are accessed via a shared private road. The buildings at Low Houses Farm are identified on the layout block plan and comprise:
7.General Purpose Shed 3 bay, timber framed, concrete floor, block built walls clad with corrugated sheeting, under a corrugated sheet roof. 6.90m x 5.20m
This building benefits from a 2 bay lean to on either side.
Lean- to 5.70m x 4.70m
Lean -to 5.90m x 4.70m
8.Brick and Stone built former byre with stalls 5.00m x 12.60m
9.Traditional stone double height byre 4.60m x 9.90m
10.General Purpose Shed 4 bay, steel portal framed, stone floor, internal block-built walls (stone faced external walls) clad with corrugated sheeting, under a corrugated sheet roof 13.20m x 17.80m
The Land – The land, which is Grade 4, extends to about 11.53 acres (4.67 hectares) of meadow and pasture land.
Lot 3 – 65 GRAZING STINTS ON PIKELAW FELL.
Woodside Farm benefits from 65 grazing rights on Pikelaw Fell. The incoming tenant of Lot 3 will purchase the hefted flock of 65 Swaledale Ewes and 21 Swaledale Hoggs. Further details are available from the Letting Agents. The spring born lambs will be available to purchase by separate negotiation. The ewe flock will be available to inspect by the shortlisted parties only and by appointment with the Letting Agent.
Tenancy – Available on a Farm Business Tenancy from 7th April 2020 for a term of 10 years.
Possession – Possession of the farm will be provided on the 7th April 2020.
Term – Applicants should tender an annual rent for a term of 10 years and should stipulate clearly if their tender is for the whole or individual lots.
Repairs – The agreement will include normal repairing and insuring terms as detailed within the Farm Business Tenancy, which is available for inspection on the viewing days and at the Raby Estate Office.
Rent – Rent will be paid monthly in advance from the 7th April 2020 and will be reviewed every three years.
Uses – The use of the holding is restricted to agricultural use only, although consideration may be given to compatible subsidiary activities. There shall be an absolute covenant prohibiting assignment or subletting on the whole or any part of the farm.
Boundaries – The boundaries on the plan are for identification purposes only and liability for boundary fences are with the tenant or as otherwise stated and should any dispute arise, neither the landlord or the Agent can be held liable for any inaccuracies or loss arising.
Mineral Rights – All mineral rights are reserved.
Timber – All growing timber is reserved for the landlord.
Sporting Rights – The sporting rights are reserved in favour of the landlord.
Rights And Easements – The tenancy will be subject to all rights of way, easements and wayleaves.
Ingoing Valuation – The incoming tenant of Lot 3 will purchase the hefted flock of 65 Swaledale Ewes and 21 Swaledale Hoggs. Further details are available from the Letting Agents. The spring born lambs will be available to purchase by separate negotiation. The ewe flock will be available to inspect by the shortlisted parties only and by appointment with the Letting Agent.
Basic Payment Scheme – The successful tenderer will undertake to purchase the following Entitlements from Raby Estates:
Lot 1 46.79 SDA Entitlements at a cost of 140 + VAT per Entitlement and 61.62 Moorland Entitlements at a cost of 35 + VAT per Entitlement.
Lot 2 – 4.57 SDA Entitlements at a cost of 140 + VAT per Entitlement.
Lot 3 – 55.90 Moorland Entitlements at a cost of 35 + VAT per Entitlement.
Countryside Stewardship Schemes – Woodside Farm (Lot 1 and 2) is entered into an Entry Level and Higher Level Stewardship Agreement (AG00812050). This agreement is due to expire on 30th June 2020. Raby Estate is the current agreement holder; however the agreement will be transferred to the successful applicant and they will be responsible for adhering to the management options. Pikelaw Fell (Lot 3) is currently entered into an Entry Level and Higher Level Stewardship Agreement (AG00334254). The agreement is due to expire on 31st August 2020. The successful tenderer is to adhere to the management obligations under this active agreement. Further information on both schemes will be available from the Letting Agents.
Aonb And Sssi – Woodside Farm is designated within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The majority of the land to the north of the holding is designated within the Teesdale Allotments Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
Viewings – Viewings are strictly by appointment on the pre-arranged open days with the letting agents, GSC Grays. Please contact Helen Simpson on 01833 694 450 for further information. Dates for viewing the holding will be between 10.00am and 3.00pm on Wednesday 13th November 2019 and Thursday 28th November 2019. Please note it will not be possible to inspect the ewe flock until interested parties are shortlisted. The location of Woodside Farm is shown on the location map, further details and directions can be obtained from the agent’s office. The postcode of the property is DL12 0UH.
Raby Estate Vision Statement – The Raby Estate seeks a tenant who shares its environmental, financial and social values. Conservation of the natural environment is critical to the long-term sustainability of the Estate, and as such, the Estate seeks a High Nature Value Farmer to continue the stewardship of Woodside Farm. The Raby Estate operates a robust and dynamic business that optimises returns on our assets without compromising our ethical values and ensures that the Estate is able to meet its current and future financial obligations. We will always operate with due care, common sense and efficiency. We believe Government policy will financially support landowners and occupiers who can demonstrate positive environmental outcomes through the sustainable management of their land and property. We therefore prioritise the enhancement of our natural assets to increase our natural capital and support measures to address climate change. Alongside financial and environmental attributes, we seek a tenant who will support our aim to support rural communities through the use of local facilities.