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271 acres, Low Houselop Farm, Tow Law, Bishop Auckland, DL13, County Durham
For Sale - Guide Price £2,000,000


  • Well-proportioned three bedroom traditional farmhouse with potential to extend
  • Large range of livestock buildings
  • Productive meadow and well fenced and managed productive grassland including approx. 100 acres of mowing land
  • Grazing rights for 250 ewes and lambs on the adjoining common
  • About 271 acres / 109 hectares
  • For sale as a whole

A highly productive well equipped and accessible livestock farm lying within a ring fence.

Location

The A68 trunk road which leads from the A1 and Darlington to the south up to Corbridge and the A69 trunk road to the north provides excellent accessibility to the farm and whilst part of the land fronts onto the A68 the house and buildings lie within a private valley not visible from the road. The settlement of Tow Law only 1.5 miles from the farm provides a useful range of shops and services. The farm is well placed for accessibility to Darlington, Durham or Newcastle to the east as well as close proximity to Teesdale and the North Pennines and Durham Dales Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Description

Low Houselop farm is a highly productive and well managed upland livestock farm lying within a ring fence in an accessible yet private location to the west of the A68 trunk road. The centrally placed farmstead includes a well-proportioned farmhouse with potential to extend, a large range of livestock buildings of mainly modern construction and well fenced land. Much of the pasture has been reseeded and currently includes about 100 acres of mowing land for silage or hay. Part of the farm benefits from deer fencing following the recent introduction of 75 Hinds as an alternative enterprise. The current farming system also includes approximately 500 ewes together with up to 90 Suckler cows. Grazing rights on the adjoining Sandedge common for 250 ewes together with single lambs is an added advantage. There may be potential for the purchaser to rent additional lowland grazing and a moorland allotment by separate negotiation. Farms of this size and quality rarely come onto the open market.

Farmhouse - An attractive traditional stone built farmhouse under a slate roof providing well-proportioned three bed accommodation as shown on the floorplan and photographs. There is potential to extend into the adjoining barn subject to obtaining necessary consents.

Farm buildings - One of the features of the farm is the large range of livestock and general purpose storage with buildings mainly constructed of modern materials.

Land - The land which extends to approximately 270 acres in all, lying within a ring fence. It has been well managed and maintained to support the current livestock numbers. A particular feature are the very well maintained walls and the modern deer fencing to part of the farm for a purchaser interested in an alternative enterprise. Seven fields have been reseeded as part of the land improvement scheme and over 100 acres are capable of mowing for silage and hay. This is a well-balanced livestock unit which benefits from grazing rights for 250 ewes plus single lambs and followers to graze the adjoining Sandedge Common. For purchasers seeking a larger farming enterprise there may be a possibility of renting approximately 80 acres of allotment grazing plus a further 80 acres of off lying lowland grazing.


Acreage: 271 Acres

Directions

Nearest Postcode - DL13 4JR

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