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18 April 2016 | Leisure

Battle commences as idyllic caravan site near Hadrian's Wall is put up for sale

A unique opportunity to take over a popular caravan site near one of England’s greatest landmarks is available with specialist property adviser, Christie & Co.

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Hadrian’s Wall Camping and Caravan Site is situated in a tranquil beauty spot on the edge of the Northumberland National Park amidst magnificent unspoilt landscapes.  Some of the most dramatic stretches of the spectacular 75 mile Hadrian's Wall are located less than half a mile from the site.

Hadrian’s Wall has recently been awarded BBC Countryfile Magazine’s ‘Heritage Site of the Year’ and Northumberland National Park also won ‘National Park of the Year’ by the same publication. Thousands of tourists, walkers and cyclists flock to the area each year.

Aside from its 50 touring/motor home pitches, the 4.5 acre caravan site offers top quality amenities including centrally heated WCs and shower rooms equipped with free hairdryers and shaver sockets, a laundry room, BBQs for rent, secure accommodation for bikes, motorbikes and horses, shop and cafe, reception, free Wi-Fi, fridge freezer, wild camping meadow and a centrally heated bunk barn which sleeps up to 10 people.  There is also a substantial stone-built four bedroom detached house with a private garden.

To add further appeal to the area, The Sill, a £11.2m initiative located in Northumberland National Park is set to install a Landscape Discovery Centre as well as other learning and participation activities for the general public. This development is expected to complete in 2017 and presents a great opportunity for the business to capitalise on the increase in footfall.

Andrew Birnie, Director in the Newcastle office of Christie & Co, who is handling the sale comments: “This is a beautiful and rare freehold site in one of Britain’s most picturesque spots. The superbly maintained site has long been a favourite with campers, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts, many of whom return year after year to enjoy the site’s relaxed atmosphere.

“The current owners have developed the park over the years from meadow land into an established site with extensive facilities. There remains considerable scope for growth however, with increased marketing and further expansion of the popular and underdeveloped wild camping meadow.”

Graham Reid, current owner of the business says: “We have lived here for 45 years and are very proud of the fact that over the last 25 of those, we have managed to develop the site into a great lifestyle business with wonderful accommodation.

“Sadly, it is now time for us to hand over the reins to younger people to develop the site in their own way. It’s been a pleasure to watch the site grow and see happy holiday-makers return year on year.”

Christie & Co is seeking offers over £799,000 for the freehold interest in Hadrian’s Wall Camping and Caravan Site.