Ram Wood, Whitton, Nr Rothbury, Northumberland

£300,000 Guide Price
For Sale
  • Ref: 1_ARV492727
  • Type: Land
  • Availability: For Sale
  • Tenure: Freehold
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Property Features

  • An unusual but exceptional opportunity
  • Development Site extending to approx. 0.35ha (0.9acre)
  • Full planning in place NCC Ref 23/03982/FUL
  • architect designed house, Gross Internal Area extending to approximately 230 square metres (2,500 square feet)
  • Restoration of Historic Garden
  • Viewing by Appointment only, there are areas of the site that should be navigated with care.
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Property Summary

An exceptional opportunity to build a single detached dwelling on a site extending to approx. 0.35 ha (0.9 acre). The woodland has remains of an early-mid 18th century garden with water features which is to be restored to include its historic footpath network and the introduction of new gravel surfacing from the driveway area up to the house. Planning Permission has been granted for an architect designed house, Gross Internal Area extending to approximately 230 square metres (2,500 square feet) and incorporates a Central Hall, open-plan Kitchen/Dining/Sitting Room, Utility, Cloakroom, Plant Room, 3 Large En-Suite Bedrooms (one at ground floor level) and single integral garage.

Full Details

Ram Wood
Ram Wood is referenced in the Whitton Conservation Area Character Appraisal as having historical significance as the venue of a former 18th century pleasure garden belonging to the Medieval Grade II* listed Pele Tower which lies to the south of the site. This native woodland site is unique containing the remains of a small water garden complete with cascade and two ponds.

Planning Application 23/03982/Ful (29th January 2024)
Detailed planning is in place to create a two storey detached dwelling, the construction of which is restricted to random natural sandstone walls similar to the stone quarried in Northumberland together with zinc standing seam cladding (green in colour). Triple glazing throughout, and rainwater goods in a complimentary green.

Restoration of Historic Garden
A requirement of the Planning Application includes the restoration works to the historic garden; comprising a series of conservation initiatives relating to built elements contained within the site. These include the ornamental cascades, stream, pond, footpaths, and earthworks. Further planting and vegetation management, in addition to what has already taken place, is also proposed to reinstate the original intended design of the garden. This has been partially accomplished by the recent clearance works, such as reopening the view from the central glade towards the pond, but further works are proposed to reinstate its appearance of ‘managed naturalism’ so typical of the 18th century.