Temple Farm, East Cowton

£1,200,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
DESCRIPTION Temple Farm is a superb small farm extending to approximately 44.77 acres. There are two desirable dwellings each with three bedrooms and with the potential to convert into a single large property subject to the relevant plans and approvals. The land comprises two productive arable fields and four grass fields which are in good heart. There are a good range of modern farm buildings including a large former livestock building, straw sheds, a machinery shed and a secure workshop. There are also a range of traditional farm buildings with potential for conversion to dwellings subject to planning permission.

LOCATION Temple Farm is situated to the west of the village of East Cowton which lies 9 miles north of the market town of Northallerton and 9 miles south of Darlington. The A1(M) lies 7 miles west and there are mail-line stations at Northallerton and Darlington. See the location plan within these particulars.

LOTTING The farm is offered for sale as a whole or in three lots. See the lot plan within these particulars. The vendor may consider alternative lotting arrangements for the land to suit potential purchasers.

Lot 1 extends to approximately 17.39 acres in all and comprises the two dwellings, the modern and traditional farm buildings, a wood extending to approximately 1.56 acres, and four grass field totalling approximately 13.39 acres. Access to lot 1 is taken from the track running from the village past East Lodge. The guide price for lot 1 is £980,000.

Lot 2 comprises a productive arable field extending to approximately 8.74 acres. The field had been sown with a flower mix under a Countryside Stewardship Arable Offer, but this scheme is to be ended. Lot 2 is accessed directly from the public road via two gateways. The guide price for lot 2 is £70,000.

Lot 3 comprises a further productive arable field extending to approximately 18.64 acres. The field was cropped with winter wheat in 2018/19. The guide price for lot 3 is £150,000.

DWELLINGS Temple Farm is accessed via an entrance door into a utility area adjoining a traditional kitchen with a range of wall and base units and an Aga. There are two further substantial reception rooms and a modern bath and shower room on the ground floor and three bedrooms upstairs. Temple Farm also has an office area accessed externally from the courtyard.

Temple Farm Cottage features modern and neutral interiors comprising a large dining/kitchen and a well-proportioned living room and dining room. Upstairs there is a master bedroom with en-suite and two further bedrooms. There is also a modern tiled bathroom with a white suite.

Both properties feature extensive gardens and form part of a traditional courtyard setting. There is also an attractive orchard area and a vegetable garden.

BUILDINGS The sale includes a range of modern and traditional farm buildings. The traditional farm buildings have potential for conversion to dwellings subject to planning permission and the modern buildings may also have potential for a range of alternative uses.

A schedule of the buildings is provided below and refers to the numbering on the buildings plan within these particulars. The measurements are taken from online mapping and interested parties should satisfy themselves with regard to those measurements.

1 Temple Farm

2 Temple Farm Cottage 3 Two storey and single storey brick and stone traditional buildings used for general and garden storage, hen housing etc. Includes former stables, cattle stalls and hay lofts 19.8m x 6.6m plus 12.8m x 4.6m

4 Single storey brick traditional building housing two stables 11.3m x 7.2m 5 Timber framed, open-fronted sheds housing secure workshop/store and 6 bays used for log storage and vehicle parking 31.9m x 6.0m

6 Concrete framed, 5 bay former livestock building 24.8m x 23.0m

7 Concrete framed straw shed 23.0m x 7.4m

8 Timber framed straw shed 23.0m x 8.8m 9 Steel and timber framed lean-to used for machinery storage 22.8m x 8.8m

METHOD OF SALE The property is offered for sale by private treaty.

TENURE Vacant possession will be given on completion.

VIEWINGS Viewings are strictly by appointment. Please contact the agent.

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME The land is registered with the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) to received payments under the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS). The BPS entitlements belong to the current owner who has claimed and will keep the 2019 BPS payment.

The entitlements will be made available to the purchaser(s) at their market value to enable the purchaser(s) to claim the BPS payment in 2020 and future scheme years subject to meeting the requirements of the scheme. The purchaser will indemnify the vendor against any penalties imposed following completion arising from the purchaser's actions. The vendor reserves the right to charge a fee for transferring the entitlements.

COUNTRYSIDE/ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP SCHEMES Lots 2 and 3 have been in a Countryside Stewardship Arable Offer (Middle Tier) but the scheme is to be ended and the purchaser(s) will have no ongoing responsibility.

INGOING VALUATION The purchaser(s) will be required to purchase any growing arable crops present on the completion date of the sale at the agent's valuation.

PLANS & AREAS The plans within these particulars are for indication purposes only and the area figures stated have been assessed using online mapping and RPA data. Interested parties should satisfy themselves with regard to the extent of the property being sold and the areas stated.

EPC

Temple Farm - Grade F Temple Farm Cottage - Grade E

WAYLEAVES & EASEMENTS The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, water, drainage, water courses, light and other easements, quasi or reputed easements, and rights of adjoining owners, if any, affecting the same, and all matters registerable by any relevant authority pursuant to statute.

SPORTING & MINERALS RIGHTS The sporting and mineral rights will be included in the sale in so far as they are owned.

Photographs taken and particulars prepared in September 2019.

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