Bedburn Road, Hamsterley, Bishop Auckland
£30,000

Guide price

BEST AND FINAL OFFERS REQUESTED BY WEDNESDAY 8th JUNE AT 12 NOON.

An opportunity to purchase approximately 1.75 acres (0.71ha) of permanent pasture, which can be accessed directly from Bedburn Road, through a wrought iron gate.

The land is enclosed by a combination of post and wire fencing and stone walls and is currently grazed by horses. However, the parcel offers the opportunity to be utilised for either agricultural or amenity purposes. Situated on the edge of the popular village of Hamsterley, the size and arrangement of the parcel lends itself to the potential of being developed(subject to necessary consents). Whilst the land is sold with the benefit of a pre-planning application, Durham County Council have not confirmed, nor denied the likelihood of planning permission for residential dwellings and potential purchasers would need to satisfy their own enquiries.

Situation and Amenities

Wolsingham 6 miles, Bishop Auckland 7 miles, Barnard Castle 12 miles, Durham 19 miles, Darlington 19 miles, Newcastle 32 miles. The land is situated on the edge of the attractive rural village of Hamsterley, which sits in open countryside between scenic Weardale and Teesdale, with an abundance of footpaths and bridleways on the doorstep. The village is ideally situated for access to the rural market towns of Wolsingham, Bishop Auckland and Barnard Castle, offering a variety of national and independent shops, eateries and tourist attractions including, The Bowes Museum, Castles, Kynren at Bishop Auckland, whilst the cities of Newcastle and Durham are within easy reach offering a further array of activities. Main line train stations can be found at Darlington and Durham, with International Airports at Newcastle and Leeds Bradford. The A1(M) and A68 are easily accessible bringing many areas within commuting distance. Hamsterley is a well established, community with primary school, popular public house and active Village Hall association. Hamsterley Forest is approximately a mile from the site and offers 2,000 hectares of walks, bridleways and cycling tracks ideal for those who enjoy outdoor activities. Further scenic tourist attractions in the area include High Force in Teesdale as well as the North Pennines AONB sitting on the doorstep.

Description

An opportunity to purchase approximately 1.75 acres (0.71ha) of permanent pasture, which can be accessed directly from Bedburn Road, through a wrought iron gate.

The land is enclosed by a combination of post and wire fencing and stone walls and is currently grazed by horses. However, the parcel offers the opportunity to be utilised for either agricultural or amenity purposes. Situated on the edge of the popular village of Hamsterley, the size and arrangement of the parcel lends itself to the potential of being developed (subject to necessary consents). Whilst the land is sold with the benefit of a pre-planning application, Durham County Council have not confirmed, nor denied the likelihood of planning permission for residential dwellings and potential purchasers would need to satisfy their own enquiries.

Method Of Sale

The land is offered for sale by private treaty, with vacant possession upon completion. We reserve the right to conclude the sale by any other means at our discretion. All potential purchasers are requested to register with the selling agent, GSC Grays Barnard Castle Office, so that they can be advised as to how the sale will be concluded. All offers must be confirmed in writing. Purchasers will be required to provide proof of identification to comply with Money Laundering Regulations.

Tenure

The land forms part of HM Land Registry Title Number DU339608.

We understand the land is currently pending first registration and sold with vacant possession on legal completion. We understand a grazing licence commenced on

1st. March 2022 and is on a monthly basis terminating on receipt of 30 days notice in writing absolutely.

We understand the licensor reserved the right to access for myself and any authorised party.

A development clawback will be imposed on the title in the event of any non-agricultural/equestrian development.

Mineral and Sporting Rights

The mineral and sporting rights are included in the sale as far as they are owned.

Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way

The land is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing rights, including rights of way, whether public or private, rights of water, light, support, drainage, electricity and all other rights, obligations, easements, quasi easements, and all existing and proposed wayleaves or covenants whether disclosed or not.

Services

Mains water, electricity and drainage is understood to be available in the vicinity but purchasers should undertake their own searches and enquiries. None of the services have been tested and prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves as to their availability and capacity.

VAT

Any guide prices quoted or discussed, are exclusive of VAT. In the event of the sale of the property, or any part of it, or right attached to it becoming a chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT, such tax will be payable in addition to the purchase price.

Overage Clause / Development Clawback

A development clawback will apply in the event that planning permission is granted for any non-agricultural/equestrian use within 30 years of the date of completion, the purchaser or future owner of the property will pay to the vendors 50% of the increase in value above agricultural value with such payment to be made at the point of planning consent being granted and to be protected by a restriction on the title in favour of the vendors. Depending on the offer level, the vendor may consider removing the overage clause at their discretion.

Viewings

The land may be viewed during daylight hours on foot from the roadside, subject to holding a set of the sales particulars at the time of inspection and having first registered with GSC Grays Barnard Castle Office on Telephone No: 01833 637000.

Particulars and Photographs

The particulars were written and photographs taken in May 2022.

Disclaimer Notice

GSC Grays gives notice that:

1. These particulars are a general guide only and do not form any part of any offer or contract.

2. All descriptions, including photographs, dimensions and other details are given in good faith but no warranty is provided. Statements made should not be relied upon as facts and anyone interested must satisfy themselves as to their accuracy by inspection or otherwise.

3. Neither GSC Grays nor the vendors accept responsibility for any error that these particulars may contain however caused.

4. Any plan is for guidance only and is not drawn to scale. All dimensions, shapes, and compass bearings are approximate and should not be relied upon without checking them first.

5. Nothing in these particulars shall be deemed to be a statement that the property is in good condition, repair or otherwise nor that any services or facilities are in good working order.

6. Please discuss with us any aspects that are important to you prior to travelling to the property.

Local Authority

Durham County Council Tel: 03000 26 00 00.

01833 908027

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