George F. White has announced the rare opportunity to purchase a large 324.62 acre upland farm in Teesdale. Hillgill Farm in Baldersdale near Barnard Castle, County Durham is for sale by private treaty for offers in excess of £1million. The sale of the farm includes the farmhouse, an excellent range of modern buildings, well maintained meadow and pasture land and shooting rights.
The 324.62 acres are mainly quality meadow and pasture land and some moorland, easily accessible and naturally watered by a natural spring. This is an outstanding hill farm for this area and has the capability of stocking a large herd of suckler cows along with both hill and breeding ewes. Included in the sale are the Single farm Payment entitlements providing the purchaser with additional income. The farm is also attractive to a variety of valuable Environmental Schemes.
Many of the traditional buildings have been updated and incorporated into more modern buildings of which there is an excellent range. Most of the buildings have been designed for livestock and there is also a workshop and silage clamp.
The 19th century farmhouse incorporates three large reception rooms, a kitchen, back kitchen and four bedrooms. The farm is conveniently situated to all the region’s auction marts, market towns and regional centres.
Sales agent Jonathan Wallis says, “This is an excellent opportunity to purchase a very well maintained upland farm and as it is very rare for farms of this type to come onto the market in Teesdale, we are expecting considerable interest. Although it is upland, it has been extremely well managed by the present farmer in very good condition.”
The valley of Baldersdale has been home to man from time immemorial – one of the farm’s fields still contains a prehistoric stone carving, now classed as an ancient monument. More recently is has been made famous for being home to Hannah Hauxwell who delighted decades of television viewers with tales of her life on her own 80 acre farm in this outstanding area of natural beauty in the North Pennines.
Hillgill Farm provides the ideal location for living with its wonderful views, working with its excellent pastures and buildings and even recreation – the three nearby reservoirs Balderhead, Blackton and Hury, all offer excellent fishing opportunities and the shooting rights for the land are included in the sale.
Hillgill Farm is offered for sale by private treaty for offers in the region of £1 million. Anyone interested in further information or arranging a viewing should contact the Wolsingham office of George F. White on Tel. 01388 527966 or by visiting www.georgefwhite.co.uk
June 22 Budget Comment from George F. White
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