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Low Shipley Farm Rural enterprise opportunity near Barnard Castle

Exceptional rural enterprise opportunity comes to market near Barnard Castle

Low Shipley Farm, an attractive livestock farm near Barnard Castle offering farming, a 60 pitch static caravan park and holiday cottages rental income on the banks of the River Tees, has come to market for offers over £4,500,000.

Low Shipley, which has spectacular views and access to the Teesdale Way, has been developed to include a range of rural enterprises which take full advantage of the beautiful location and features a traditional stone-built farmhouse, three cottages and a further building for conversion.

John Coleman, Head of farm and land sales, GSC Grays said: “Low Shipley Farm provides outstanding amenity and environmental value due to its superb location alongside the River Tees. The farm has developed into a diverse rural business, seamlessly integrating holiday lettings and a caravan park with its traditional farming operations.”

The property, with access to the Teesdale Way, lies opposite the pretty village of Cotherstone and about 5 miles north of Barnard Castle and under the current arrangements, the principal enterprise is the caravan park which can be occupied between the 1st March to 30th October each year.

Low Shipley’s traditional stone-built four bedroom farmhouse is Grade II Listed with tremendous views and a sheltered garden. The two high quality cottage properties have been converted from traditional stone buildingas 5* holiday lets with a former stone barn having planning consent for conversion to a third holiday cottage plus a separate detached traditional stone-built cottage.

 The farm includes a single, steel portal frame, general purpose shed with concrete panel walls and floor beneath timber boarded side cladding and fibre cement roof sheeting.  It is fitted out for storage and workshop with gantry storage and is connected to both water and electricity.

The farmland extends to about 118.66 acres and is predominantly good quality, Grade 4 meadow land best suited to long term leys while the field parcels are well fenced for livestock and have access to water.

Low Shipley has amenity woodland of about 13 acres, abundant natural capital with stone walled parks, wildlife pond and lies partly within the Shipley and Great Woods Site of Special Scientific Interest.

The Lake District is around an hour’s drive from Barnard Castle and the A1(M), at Scotch Corner gives access to Durham, Newcastle, York and Darlington. The main East Coast railway line is about 21 miles away in Darlington, with links to London and Edinburgh.

Low Shipley Farm has been launched on the market with a guide price of offers over £4,500,000 and is for sale through the GSC Grays Farm Agency Department. Tel 01748 829203.

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Nicolle Hamilton
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