Blakeley Hall Farm is located to the north east of the village of Witton le Wear in County Durham, as shown circled red on the attached location plan. The farm is 1 mile to the east of the A68 which provides good road links to the A1(M) at Bradbury (12 miles to the east), the A69 at Corbidge (24 miles to the north) and the A66 at Scotch Corner (20 miles to the south).
Blakeley Hall Farm is a productive, traditional farm comprising well maintained, sound and productive grassland in a ring fenced unit along with farmhouse and range of traditional and modern farm buildings.
The farmhouse is an attractive, two storey, stone built house under a pitched slate roof, with a south facing, lawned garden.
Accommodation briefly comprises a kitchen (4.78 m x 4.84 m) with adjoining dining room (4.61 m x 4.20 m), sitting room (5.03 m x 4.20 m), downstairs shower room (1.83 m x 2.23 m) and utility (3.08 m x 2.23 m). Upstairs there is a large landing with three spacious, double bedrooms leading off it (5.03 m x 4.20 m) (4.61 m x 4.20 m) & ( 4.78 m x 4.84 m) and a family bathroom (3.68 m x 2.07 m).
The farmhouse has planning consent for an extension granted in 2009. DCC Planning Ref 3/2009/0186. The planning consent approves conversion of the adjacent building to provide a larger kitchen, utility and garden room, and an additional bedroom upstairs. We understand that this planning consent has been crystallised by the current owners who have made a material start to the development.
THE FARM BUILDINGS
There is a useful range of modern and traditional farm buildings, as described below:
1) Modern steel portal frame building (9.14 m x 22.86 m)
2) Traditional stone building with first floor granary and external, stone staircase (5.35 m x 22.86 m)
3) Traditional stone building (5.75 m x 22.86 m)
4) Traditional stone building (7.61 m x 14.71 m)
5) Traditional stone building (7.61 m x 14.71 m)
6) Allotment House - a traditional stone field barn with direct access to the public highway which could be developed in the future, subject to obtaining necessary consents and permissions.
The traditional farm buildings have planning consent for conversion into 4 dwelling houses, along with planning for construction of a new garage block and storage space. The planning consent was granted by Durham County Council Planning Ref 3/2010/0311 and an extension of time was granted in 2013 in DCC Planning Ref 3/2013/0133.
The extends to 116.81 acres (47.27 hectares) and is put down to permanent grassland. The land is in good heart and condition, with boundaries of fences and hedges and piped water supply to troughs in the fields.
The land is south facing, freely draining, Grade 3 land of the Brickfield 3 soil type which is a mixture of loam and clay soil extending south towards the River Wear.
The gross acreages have been assessed in accordance with Ordnance Survey data and interested parties should satisfy themselves in this regard.
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