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Wrytree Farm, Greenhead, Near Haltwhistle, Northumberland

Development opportunity within 2 miles of the A69, near the market town of Haltwhistle

The Property

Wrytree Farm Yard is a collection of agricultural dairy buildings and land set around a farm courtyard in a picturesque location. Positioned at the head of an adopted road around 1.5 miles from the village of Greenhead, the lot would make an ideal residential development opportunity subject to the necessary planning consents. Some of the buildings may suit conversion rather than complete new build and the site has easy access in and around. There is mains electricity and a private water supply to the yard.

Under permitted development rights it may be possible to deliver five residential dwellings. Alternatively, there is an opportunity to convert the buildings in order to take advantage of the local tourism. Housesteads, Vindolanda, The Sill, Thirlwall Castle, Walltown Country Park and the Roman Army Musuem are all close by and enjoy a great number of visitors throughout the year. Bed and breakfast accommodation and/or bunkhouse facilities would certainly appeal to the tourism market.

Planning Note

In March 2018, changes to Permitted Development Rights were announced that provide rural communities with more options to convert agricultural buildings into family homes. The maximum new homes capable of being created from existing agricultural buildings on a farm will increase from three to five. This will allow for:

  1. Up to 3 larger homes within a maximum of 465 sq. m.
  2. Up to 5 smaller homes, each no larger than 100 sq. m.
  3. Combination of both above options – no more than 5 homes (no more than 3 being larger homes)

(Ref. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/housing-minister-announces-homes-boost-for-rural-families)

Local Information

Greenhead village lies just outside the Northumberland National Park and close to Hadrian’s Wall ideally situated to enjoy many attractions and activities as well as the wonderful surrounding countryside of Cumbria and Northumberland. The village offers a primary school, tea room, a hotel, Saint Cuthberts Church, a village hall and the old Methodist Chapel is now a youth hostel. Nearby Haltwhistle is a popular and thriving town situated between Carlisle and Newcastle. The town offers an excellent range of amenities with supermarkets, a good selection of shops, leisure centre and outdoor swimming pool, primary and secondary schooling, professional services and a new hospital which has just opened. The beautiful surrounding area is Hadrian’s Wall country and the town itself is believed to be the centre of Great Britain. More comprehensive services including larger supermarkets, schooling, a larger hospital, a further range of shops and eateries are available in nearby Hexham. Both Newcastle and Carlisle provide comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.

For the commuter the property is well-located for transport links to regional centres with the Military Road which runs through the village and connects to the main A69 which provides good access to Newcastle Airport and City Centre, Carlisle and onward access to the M6 and A1. Haltwhistle and Brampton both have a railway station which provide regular links to both Newcastle and Carlisle, which in turn link to other main line services to major UK cities north and south.

Approximate Mileages

Greenhead 1.5 miles | Haltwhistle 2.7 miles | M6 J43 17.8 miles | Hexham 19.0 miles | Carlisle 19.9 miles | Newcastle International Airport 37.8 miles | Newcastle City Centre 40.2 miles

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