Blackton, Eggleston DL12

Blackton, Eggleston DL12

Freehold | 49.3 acres (19.9 hectares)

Guide price £1,200,000
Horsemarket 2.8 miles

Rare opportunity to acquire an award winning diversified grassland smallholding with enviable views over Teesdale and comprising a traditional farmhouse, two canine friendly holiday lets, indoor sand/fibre arena, extending in all to approximately 49.27 acres (19.94 hectares)

Following the success of its dog-friendly tourism business the holding was awarded the “Best Place to Holiday” from the Kennel Club and currently comprises two dog-friendly holiday cottages and canine events / training arena.

This attractive smallholding is situated in a ring fence extending in all to approximately 49.27 acres (19.94 hectares) which includes:
• 4 bedroom principal farmhouse arranged over three stories
• 2 bedroom holiday cottage arranged over two stories
• 2 bedroom holiday cottage arranged over a single story
• Sand fibre indoor arena used for dog agility/training.
• Modern and traditional farm buildings
• 47.50 acres (19.22 hectares) of grassland

Situated within the North Pennines AONB approximately 7 miles north west of the Historic Market Town of Barnard Castle with the A66 being located within 10 miles.

The farmstead and dwellings are accessed from a private drive over 175m from the adopted highway striking a balance between privacy and accessibility.

Barnard Castle provides a wide range of amenities including supermarkets, community hospital, petrol station and pubs together with various independent retailers. Access to rail and motorway connections are within 20 miles.

The area benefits from a range of independent schools including Barnard Castle and Sedbergh.

The farmhouse comprises a three storey semi-detached dwelling situated in the heart of the farmstead.

The accommodation to the ground floor comprises; kitchen, utility, W/C, dining room, lounge and reception hallway with master ensuite, three further bedrooms and family bathroom split over the first and second floor.

To the rear of the farmhouse is an enclosed garden with access to two domestic stores used as a laundry and solid fuel store.

Laverock Lodge comprises a two storey 17th century barn conversion, converted in 2009 as a holiday cottage.

The accommodation to the ground floor comprises; dog shower room, living kitchen diner, W/C and shower room with two bedrooms and family bathroom on the first floor.

Sheephaven Cottage comprises a single storey 18th century barn conversion, converted in 2009 as a holiday cottage.

The accommodation comprises; dog shower room, living kitchen diner, two bedrooms and family bathroom.

Central to the holding the farmstead comprises a variety of modern and traditional buildings currently used for a mixture of purposes.

A Stables (31.88 m2) - Former garage split into two stables.
B Lean-To (114.78 m2)
C Dog Kennels - Purpose built with electricity installed. Five separate kennels and external covered runs.
D Indoor Arena (481 m2) Enclosed steel portal frame building under box profile roof with box profile cladding. Sand and fibre surface. light, power services with parking in the yard. The building is currently used for canine events / training which form part of the wider business.

The grassland extends in all to approximately 47.50 acres (19.22 hectares) of which 18.71 acres (7.57 hectares) is meadow and the remaining 28.79 acres (11.65 hectares) is pasture.

The land is classified as Grade 4 under the MAAF Provisional Agricultural Land Classification. The underlying soil type is predominantly classified as part of the “Brickfield 3” series, which is a fine loamy over clayey soil suiting stock rearing and some dairying.

The land rises from approximately 290 metres above sea level on the southern boundary to 380 metres above sea level on the north eastern boundary.

The property is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole. The vendors reserve the right to conclude this matter by any other means at their discretion.

The property is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession available on completion.

It should be noted High Blackton Cottage is owned by a third party and is not included within this sale.

An additional information pack providing further detail on the property is available to prospective purchasers.

The farmhouse and holiday cottages are served by a mains electricity and LPG central heating with foul drains running to private sewage treatment.

The farmhouse benefits from mains water whereas the cottages are fed by a private spring with onsite treatment facilities.

The land is sold subject to and with the benefits of all rights of way, water drainage, water courses and other easements quasi or reputed easements and rights of adjoining owners (if any) affecting the same and all existing and proposed wayleaves and other matters registered by any competent authority subject to statute.

High Blackton Cottage benefits from a private right of way over the farm access track.

The static caravan (c.315ft2) will be left onsite.

Please take care when viewing the property and be as vigilant as possible when making an inspection for your own personal safety.

Any prices quoted are exclusive of VAT. Should the property, any part of it or right attached become chargeable supply for VAT, such tax will be payable in addition to the purchase price.

Sporting and mineral rights are included in so far that they are owned.

Laverock Hall – E
Laverock Lodge – D
Sheephaven Cottage - D

Durham County Council

Viewings are strictly by appointment only through the selling agent.


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Key Property Details
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49.3 acres (19.9 hectares)
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