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Live the Rural Life Close to the City

The Wolsingham office of George F. White has announced details of their first farm for sale this year and as land prices continue to hold strong and be seen as a relatively safe investment they are expecting a susbstantial amount of interest.

Byermoor Farm

Byermoor Farm

This is the sale of the 297.43 acre Byermoor Farm in Burnopfield near Stanley in County Durham. It is a residential farm, with equestrian facilities and is for sale by private treaty as a whole with a guide price of £2.95M or in 8 separate lots. Set in prime arable and pasture land, the sale includes a 4 bedroom farmhouse, 3 bedroom cottage and an excellent range of traditional and modern farm buildings. The farm also has extensive equestrian facilities including 32 stable boxes and an indoor riding arena.

The farm combines the best of rural and city living surrounded by twenty first century architecture and historic buildings. Durham and Newcastle are easily accessible and the area is also steeped in history with the beautiful 16th century Gibside Chapel and Liberty Tower nearby. The farm itself has an interesting heritage; Burnopfield takes its name from the burning of the fields to stop advancing armies from the North. Currently the extensive land and buildings are used for a variety of arable, livestock and equestrian enterprises and are all suitable for expansion or diversification.

Jonathan Wallis of George F. White comments, “Byermoor Farm offers the opportunity to buy a well established working farm with excellent Grade 3 arable and grassland. The farm is located in a well sheltered position and all the land is easily accessed by road or hard track. As this is in an area where interest in equine pursuits is high, there is plenty of scope to develop the existing facilities or to invest in some of the lots to use the land for pony paddocks.”

The eight lots include:

Lot 1:
Byermoor Farmhouse, Byermoor Cottage, a range of buildings and approximately 41.64 acres of productive Grade 3 arable land surrounding the steading.
Lot 2:
56.39 acres of Grade 3 land comprising 28.49 acres of permanent grassland and 27.9 acres of arable land.
Lot 3:
36.60 acres of Grade 3 land comprising approximately 6.97acres of permanent grassland and 29.63Acres of arable land.
Lot 4:
17.79 acres of Grade 3 arable land.
Lot 5:
20.61 acres of Grade 3 arable land.
Lot 6:
26.14 acres of Grade 3 land comprising approximately 20.69 acres of permanent grassland and 5.46 acres of arable land.
Lot 7:
48.88 acres of Grade 3 land comprising approximately 30.34 acres of permanent grassland and 18.53 acres of arable land.
Lot 8:
46.63 acres of Grade 3 arable land.

Byermoor Farm House is a 19th century stone farm house and with some refurbishment would make an attractive rural residence. The spacious four bedroom property retains many of its period features including a traditional farmhouse kitchen. Byermoor Farm Cottage is a converted stone byre. Downstairs there are two reception rooms, a kitchen and WC, and upstairs there are two bedrooms including the master ensuite, a shower room and bathroom.

Byermoor is situated on the border of County Durham and the Gateshead District near the village of Burnopfield with its local shops, pubs, school and sports facilities.

Byermoor Farm is for sale through George F. White with a guide price of £2,950,000 for the whole or in eight separate lots. For further details or to arrange a viewing, please contact the Wolsingham office of George F. White on Tel. 01388 527966 or visit

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