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191.69 acres, Northumberland, Northumberland
For Sale - Guide Price £1,050,000

  • Arable land
  • Mature woodland
  • 191.69 acres
  • VAT applicable
  • Potential for alternative uses (STP)
  • EPC exempt

Lot 1 191.69 acres of arable and woodland.


CLOSING DATE FOR OFFERS 12 noon Tuesday 15th June 2021

Please call to request a tender form and further information in respect of the offers process.


Lot 1: 191.69 acres of arable and woodland.


1. All relevant documents applicable to each lot are available within a web based Data Room. Access can be gained via
Interested parties visiting the site will need to provide contact details before being able to access data relating to the individual lots.
2. All the lots are freehold but most lots are subject to leases or licences. Please refer to the individual lot descriptions. Full details are available in the Data Room.
3. All lots are sold subject to all rights of support, public and private rights of way, water, light, drainage and other easements, quasi easements and wayleaves, all or any other like rights, whether mentioned or not.
4. There will be no apportionment of rents paid in advance to the vendor who will retain all rental payments made prior to the completion date.
5. All existing uses are permitted (agriculture, equestrian and forestry as appropriate to the individual lots). A development clawback will attach to all lots whereby 20% of the uplift in value as a result of the grant of planning permission for alternative uses within a period of 25 years from the date of completion will apply.
6. Lots 1 and 10 are undisturbed land. Lots 2 to 9 inclusive and lot 11 have been the subject of open cast mining or ancillary uses as part of the Maidens Hall and Steadsburn Open Cast Scheme. A number of these lots are subject to Aftercare provisions. It will be the responsibility of the purchaser of each lot to abide by and complete any outstanding works outlined in the Aftercare provisions. Details available in the Data Room.
7. An inspection of all lots may be undertaken at all reasonable times whilst carrying a copy of this brochure. Please note that a number of lots are subject to existing Licenses or Tenancies and care should be taken not to cause damage to crops or endanger the welfare of any livestock. Parties inspecting the land do so entirely at their own risk. A number of lots can be accessed via existing public rights of way.
8. Areas are approximate and are taken from Ordnance Survey data and have not been taken from the Rural Land Registry data/maps.
9. The treatment of Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements insofar as they are registered are covered by the terms of individual tenancy agreements. Please refer to documentation within the Data Room.
10. Boundary responsibilities where known are indicated on the lot plans by means if T marks in the direction of ownership.
11. Sporting rights, insofar as they are owned, are included in the sale of all lots.12. Date of information. Brochure prepared April 2021. Photographs taken April 2021.

Lot 1 – Coloured tan on the plan
191.69 acres (77.57 ha) of arable land and woodland at Maidens Hall, Widdrington, Morpeth, Northumberland
A useful block of arable land, including an area of mature woodland (21.8 acres or thereabouts), with good roadside access from the eastern boundary and with a useful secondary access from the south over a private road.
The land is let in part under a Farm Business Tenancy until 30 September 2028. The sporting rights are let until 1 February 2022 and there is a stalking licence expiring on 31 March 2022, both subject to a one month early resumption clauses.
Right of Pre-emption
This lot is subject to a right of pre-emption to purchase at market value and to an option agreement in the event of a Mining Notice being served over land forming part of the Highthorn Open Cast proposal, promoted by Banks Group, which failed to gain a planning consent and the applicant has not appealed the decision.
Full details are available in the Data Room.
Rights of Way
This lot will have the benefit of a right of way over the access track leading up to the south west corner of this lot with or without vehicles along with other users with similar rights, with liability for maintenance assessed according to user.
No services are connected.
The land is opted for Value Added Tax at the standard rate. Offers should be made net of VAT but VAT will be chargeable on the purchase price.

Acreage: 191.69 Acres


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