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539.9 acres, Haltwhistle, NE49, Northumberland
Sold (STC) - Guide Price £4,850,000

  • 12 bedrooms
  • 4 reception rooms
  • 6 bathrooms
  • 539.90 acres
  • Outbuildings
  • Period
  • Conservatory
  • Detached
  • Equestrian
  • Fishing

Lot 1: Blenkinsopp Estate (about 424.1 acres)

. Principal mansion house with 5 reception rooms, 10 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and an integral flat.

. Nine estate cottages.

. Period stable block including two cottages and estate office.

. Walled garden, formal policies and lake.

. Land including 182.7 acres pasture, 218.3 acres woodland.

. Approximately 1,578 metres of double bank trout fishing on the Tipalt Burn.

. Roe deer stalking.

. Sporting rights over a further 540.5 acres.

Lot 2: Hadrian's Wall hill ground (about 115.8 acres)

. A useful block of south facing hill ground providing grazing and/or excellent tree planting opportunity subject to permissions.


For sale as a whole or in 2 lots

In all about 539.9 acres (218.5 hectares)

The Blenkinsopp Estate is a delightful rural Northumberland estate with a handsome house of high calibre at its centre. The estate has good scale and there is genuine potential to create attractive income streams from a variety of enterprises. On the market for the first time for 145 years, the sale represents a generational opportunity to purchase one of Northumberland's pre-eminent estates.

Centred on Blenkinsopp Hall, the estate is cleverly laid out and extends to about 539.95 acres in total. The land is a mixture of rolling grassland, ancient broadleaf woodland, young plantations, attractive winding burns and a lake. From all parts of the estate there are exceptional views be they far reaching vistas over magnificent moorland or more intimate scenes over managed parkland.

As well as the Grade 2 Listed Blenkinsopp Hall, the estates includes a further eleven estate houses and cottages. There is also a stable block, walled garden and various outhouses, a farm steading and a woodland lake. The land holding includes 212.85 acres of permanent pasture, 218.3 acres of woodland and 85.7 acres hill. Furthermore there are 540.5 acres of sporting rights over adjoining land.

There are a number of sporting opportunities at Blenkinsopp. The woodlands and valleys for the basis of an excellent pheasant shoot. The shooting could be developed further with the creation of additional woodland and game crops. The same woodlands and open spaces provide for exciting Roe deer stalking.

The lake below the hall has in the past been stocked with trout and also provides for excellent duck flighting. Moreover, great fun can be had fishing for trout on the Tipalt burn, a tributary of the South Tyne.

The estate has the most wonderful walks and tracks for riding or cycling. The ancient landscape is home to specimen trees and wondrous flora and fauna. It has something for everyone.

Blenkinsopp is situated in the heart of rural Northumberland, adjacent to the National Park and amidst northern England's most dramatic landscapes. The land lies on a hill with the Tipalt Burn and the Painsdale Burn running through the estate in the valley bottom; both burns are tributaries of the River South Tyne which runs west to east just beyond the estate. Hadrian's Wall and the spectacular landscape over which it traverses lies immediately north of the estate; there are stunning views to the south to the moors of Knarsdale and Whitfield.

This is reiver country, rich in folklore and history. The hills and moors surrounding the estate are ancient, open, unspoilt and renowned for their wild beauty. Blenkinsopp sits in the valley, below which is altogether softer with a more intimate charm.

Notwithstanding its rural location, Blenkinsopp is readily accessible. Approached from west and east via the A69 road, which connects Carlisle and Newcastle. Carlisle can be reached in 30 minute

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