A charming upland grass farm with a good house, extensive modern buildings and a small range of traditional buildings. Sound, south facing meadow and pasture land woodland. 192 acres (77.6 hectares) in all.
For sale as a whole.
High Shipley Farm is an attractive grass farm situated between the market towns of Barnard Castle and Middleton in Teesdale with a southerly aspect and enjoying fine outlooks over the Tees Valley. The farm is readily accessible with road frontage and with easy access to the local and regional road network.
The stone built farmhouse is pleasantly situated facing south over its own garden grounds and the farmland beyond and with fine outlooks from an elevated position and with good hard standings to the rear together with a garage with power laid on. The accommodation is well proportioned and incorporates Grange Cottage which could easily be returned to a separate dwelling if required. The current layout provides hall, kitchen, utility room Shower room with WC dining room and 2 living rooms with 5 bedrooms to the first floor together with 2 bathrooms. In addition there is a cellar store. The house has the benefit of oil fired central heating. A floor plan and Energy Performance Certificate are published herewith.
The house is adjoined by a separate house known as The Shooting Lodge together with a separate garage. It is understood this property may be available for purchase by separate negotiation with the owner.
There is a small range of traditional stone buildings comprising barn and fuel store together with a former wheel house incorporating 3 stables. These buildings could convert to a residence subject to all necessary consents.
A good range of modern buildings includes: 6 bay Atcost clamp with an adjoining 6 bay cattle yard partly fitted with cubicles; Dutch barn adapted for stock; S and A 4 bay cattle yard with central feed passage and adjoining open yard; Atcost 5 bay GP shed and 2 lean tos. Sheep dip and pens.
There is a separate stable/loose box and a good all weather riding arena (20m x 40m) with a fenced surround.
The land rises up from the River Tees to the south to a height of 300m above sea level or thereabouts and is classified Grade 4 with soils of the Brickfield 3 series described as slowly permeable, seasonally waterlogged, fine loamy, fine loamy over clayey and clayey soils and most suitable for stock rearing on permanent grass.
The land is all readily accessible from roads and internal tracks.
There is a good mix of meadow and pasture land with some rougher grazing and some small areas of amenity woodland.
The whole farm extends to 192 acres or thereabouts.