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Yorkshire Dales Farm for Sale
2009-10-20

George F. White has announced the sale of Roof Farm at Gunnerside in North Yorkshire. In total Roof Farm comprises 99.77 acres of in bye land, 11 field barns, modern agricultural buildings, a disused house and grazing rights for sheep and cattle on the surrounding commons.

Roof Farm

Roof Farm

The sale has been arranged in six lots with a guide price for the whole of £550,000. Located in a magnificent setting in The Yorkshire Dales with stunning views of Swaledale, this substantial piece of land has been divided into lots of varying sizes.

With prices ranging from £20,000, there is something for all types of rural purchasers. Some with up to 30 acres of land which offers farmers the flexibility to increase the size of their existing holding, while another gives lifestyle purchasers the opportunity to pick up a dereclict house with a parcel of land. The grazing rights on the renowned Gunnerside Pasture for 10 cattle or 50 sheep are also expected to be much sought after.

Roof Farm

Roof Farm

Parcels of land for sale in the North Yorkshire Dales are not an everyday occurrence and this opportunity has arisen as a result of the present owner retiring. It is all being sold in conjunction with Hawes Auction Mart by private treaty with an anticipated closing date in November.

Many of the lots also come complete with their own Yorkshire stone field barns. In addition, several of these lots are expected to achieve income from the various new environmental schemes. As James Alderson from George F. White explains; “We are expecting considerable interest given the current demand for agricultural land which is seen as a safe investment and we know that more and more farmers are looking to expand their acreage.”

The lots are split as follows:-

Lot 1. Roof Farm - £230,000
Just under 30 acres of mainly meadow land with three stone field barns and modern buildings easily accessible from the public road. It includes 92.55 Sheep grazing rights on Gunnerside Moor and 24.5 Cattle or 122.5 Sheep rights on Gunnerside Pasture.

Lot 2. Thistlebout - £85,000
16.09 acres of meadow land, 9.22 acres of pasture and two stone field barns. It has 0.67 cattle or 3.33 sheep grazing rights, on Little Rowleth Pasture.

Lot 3. Calvert House - £110,000
19.57 Acres of meadow and pasture and three stone barns. It also has grazing land for 15.75 cattle or 63 sheep grazing rights on Ivelet Pasture and 61.5 sheep grazing rights on Ivelet Moor.

Lot 4. Modesty - £80,000
21.52 acres of pasture land with three stone field barns. It includes 36 Sheep grazing rights on Melbecks Moor, 6 Cattle or 30 Sheep grazing rights on Little Rowleth Pasture and 1 Cattle or 5 Sheep grazing rights on Gunnerside Pasture.

Lot 5. Pear House - £20,000
3.22 Acres of pasture and a disused house, grazing rights for 7.6 Sheep grazing rights on Melbecks Moor and 1.6 Cattle or 8 Sheep grazing rights on Little Rowleth Pasture.

Lot 6. Grazing Rights on Gunnerside Pasture
Grazing rights on Gunnerside Pasture for 10 cattle or 50 sheep.

Anyone interested in further details or arranging a viewing should contact James Alderson at the Bedale office of George F. White on Tel. 01677 425301.

George F. White has offices in Alnwick and Tyne Valley in Northumberland, Wolsingham and Barnard Castle in County Durham, Bedale in North Yorkshire and Park Lane in London. Anyone wishing to find out more about recruitment opportunities at George F. White should visit the website www.georgefwhite.co.uk.

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