The Dissington Estate
A substantial agricultural estate extending to approximately 2,523 Acres.
• Comprising five agricultural farms (three Agricultural Holdings Act Tenancies and two Farm Business Tenancy).
• 10 further residential properties (three held freehold and seven under the individual Agricultural Holding)
or Farm Business Tenancies.
• Sporting Rights for the estate included in the Freehold.
• Annual income of £286,137.
• Substantial future development opportunities.
• Prominently situated 7 miles north west of Newcastle Upon Tyne and 1.5 miles from Newcastle International Airport.
For Sale as a whole, Individual lots may be considered.
The Dissington Estate is an outstanding rural estate close to the fringe of Ponteland
and Darras Hall. The estate extends to 1,021 Hectares (2,523 Acres) with a mixture
of Grade 3 arable and pasture land, woodland, let residential properties and some
sporting interests. The estate is approximately 7 miles north from Newcastle city
centre and 1.5 miles from Newcastle International Airport.
The Dissington Estate is being offered for sale as a whole (although individual farms
may be available by separate negotiation). There are five primary let farms with fixed
equipment with additional income derived from a number of let residential properties,
a fishing pond, smaller areas of land and wayleaves totaling an annual income
The estate also includes the site of the ‘Dissington Garden Village’; a proposal
promoted by the previous owners to create a new settlement to the north of Darras
Hall on land forming one of the primary tenanted farms on the Estate. The proposals
were originally supported by the Local Authority who went as far as minding to
consent planning permission for up to 2,000 new homes. Following local elections in
2017, there was a change in administration at the local authority who withdrew the
emerging Local Plan that had included the policy context for the change to the Green
Belt. Representations have been made to the revised emerging Northumberland
Local Plan challenging the assumptions made by the Council in assessing future
housing need and the Green Belt review and promoting the principle of development
in the location of the Garden Village.
Transport and Amenities
The Dissington Estate is served well by transport links. By road, the Dissington Estate
is accessible via the A696 through Ponteland to the east of the estate, which further
grants access onto the A1 north/south with Newcastle City Centre located 7 miles
from the east of the estate. Road access from the west is granted via the B6309,
which further conjoins to the A69.
Public transport is well served around the area of the Dissington Estate but is mainly
congregated towards the east of the estate where the wider Newcastle conurbation
starts to become more densely populated. The Tyne and Wear Metro offers urban
rapid transport throughout Newcastle, the coast (Whitley Bay, Tynemouth, South
Shields, North Shields), Gateshead and Sunderland. The closest station located within
the vicinity of the Dissington Estate is Newcastle International Airport, located 1.5 miles
from the estate, with access directly into Newcastle City Centre in under 30 minutes.
Newcastle International Airport located 1.5 miles from the Dissington Estate offers
flights to 80 destinations, with British Airways, Emirates, Easy Jet, Air France and
Ryanair being some of the airlines to operate from Newcastle. Direct routes from
Newcastle include London Heathrow, Dubai and destinations throughout Europe
1. Method of Sale
The freehold of The Dissington Estate is offered of for sale
through the sale of the holding company, Dissington Real
Estate Limited. In the event that individual parts of the Estate
are sold by private treaty, then the disposal will be solely in
respect of the specific part of the estate discussed between
2. Planning and designations
The property also includes the site of the ‘Dissington Garden
Village’; a proposal promoted by the previous owners to
create a new settlement to the north of Darras Hall on land
forming one of the primary tenanted farms on the Estate.
The proposals were originally supported by the Local
Authority who went as far as minding to consent planning
permission (16/04672/OUTES). Following local elections
in 2017, there was a change in administration at the local
authority who withdrew the emerging Local Plan that had
included the policy context for the change to the Green
Belt. The planning application was recently withdrawn.
Representations have been made to the revised emerging
Northumberland Local Plan challenging the assumptions
made by the Council in assessing future housing need and
the Green Belt review and promoting the principle
of development in the location of the garden village.
3. Local Authority
Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth,
NE61 2EF (Tel 0345 600 6400).
4. Services, Council Tax
5. Development Overage
Details regarding an overage which may become payable benefiting the previous owner
are available upon request.
6. Grant Scheme
There are currently no grant schemes in operation of which we are aware.
7. Sporting and Mineral Rights
The sporting and mineral rights are included in the sale in so far as they are owned.
There is one sporting agreement in place at present; fishing rights on Old Brickyard Pond
are leased to Big Waters Angling Club. There are no other sporting rights held on the
Standing timber will be included in the sale.
9. Tenants Improvements and Fixtures
Schedules are attached to the relevant leases covering tenants’ improvements and
fixtures. Further information is available from the Selling Agents.
10. Fixtures and Fittings
Only those items specifically mentioned in the sales particulars are included in the sale.
Purchasers should assume that all fixtures and fittings, light fittings, electrical appliances
and garden furniture/statuary are specifically excluded from the sale.
All EPC’s are available upon request.
12. Easements, wayleaves and Rights of Way
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way whether public or
private, rights of water, light, support, drainage, electricity and other rights and obligations,
easement, quasi-easements, restrictive covenants and all existing and proposed wayleaves
referred to or not.
There are several public rights of way across the estate, details of which are available in the
data room. In the event of a lotted sale all necessary rights of access and rights for services
will be granted and reserved as appropriate.
13. Boundaries and fencing
Neither the Vendor nor the Vendor’s Agent will be responsible for defining the boundaries
or their ownership thereof and the Purchaser(s) shall rely on their own inspections and as
defined by the Land Registry title documents.
14. Data Room
A data room has been set up by Mishcon de Reya which provides a comprehensive body
of information on the Estate. Permitted access to the data room is necessary to view
information. Please contact the Selling Agents to gain access instructions.
Mishcon de Reya, Africa House, 70 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6AH.
From the A1(M) take junction 75 and follow signs towards Hexham A69 for 3 miles and
take the B 6323 towards Ponteland and Newcastle Airport taking the third exit at the first
roundabout and the first exit on the second roundabout to remain on the B6323. At the
‘T’ junction turn right onto Stamfordham Road (B6324). Follow this road for ¼ mile prior to
taking an immediate left onto Callerton Lane (B6323). This will lead through onto Ponteland,
from which, parts of the Dissington Estate can be accessed including West Houses and
Viewing arrangements are by appointment only through the sole selling agents, Cushman
& Wakefield. Given the potential hazards of a working estate, we would ask that all visitors
are a vigilant as possible and are responsible for your own personal safety, particularly
around the main buildings, livestock, machinery and working areas.
VAT will be chargeable upon the sale of individual freehold part of the Estate in the event
the disposal is undertaken in lots.
19. Disclaimer Notice
PLEASE READ: Cushman & Wakefield gives notice to anyone who may read these
particulars as follows:
i. These particulars, including any plan, are a general guide only and do not form any part
of any offer or contract.
ii. All descriptions, including, photographs, dimensions and other details are given in good
faith but do not amount to our presentation or warranty. This should not be relied
upon as statements of facts and anyone interested must satisfy themselves as to their
corrections by inspection or otherwise.
iii. Cushman & Wakefield nor the vendor accept responsibility for any error that these
particulars may contain however caused.
iv. Any plan is for guidance once only and is not drawn to scale. All dimensions, shapes, and
compass bearings are approximate, and you should not rely on them without checking
v. 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
vi. Please discuss with us any aspects that are important to you prior to travelling to the
20. Date of particulars and photos
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