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Catherina Cunnane
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Guide of over €8.7m for 1,800ac farm with housing for 2,000 ewes & 200 cattle

GSC Grays’ Barnard Castle office, has just launched to the market, Crow Hall Farm, a first-class livestock farm in Northumberland, spanning close to 1,800 acres and boasting significant natural capital, commercial woodland, and sporting assets.

The property has an overall guide price of £7,500,000 and lies in the Tyne Valley between Bardon Mill and Haydon Bridge.

Crow Hall Farm includes the natural capital resource of Muckle Moss, one of only nine National Nature Reserves in the North-East and borders the southern boundary of the Northumberland National Park.

The Crow Hall Farm sale includes:

  • Fully equipped livestock unit;
  • Traditional four bedroom farmhouse dating back to 1770 with superb south facing views;
  • Farm manager’s bungalow with three bedrooms;
  • Agricultural worker’s cottage  with three bedrooms in cabin style;
  • Extensive livestock buildingscapable of housing up to 200 head of cattle and 2000 ewes;
  • Considerable Natural Capital;
  • Shooting grounds;
  • Commercial and amenity woodland.

The property firm is offering the farm for sale in one or in two lots:

  • The low ground and Whitshields Farm farmstead at £4.750,000;
  • The high ground including some livestock buildings at Seldom Seen Farm at £2.750,000.

The 1,070 acres of high ground is Grade 5, with large areas of moss, rough and hill grazing but also some rotational grass and woodlands.

Meanwhile, the low ground is Grade 3 and 4 and mainly down to grass, with some woodland and accounts for just over 700-acres.

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There is an extensive range of “good quality” modern livestock buildings and handling facilities for both cattle and sheep, with a large main yard, silage clamps and slurry lagoon.

Modernisation programme

John Coleman, head of farm sales at GSC Grays, said that for the past eight years, this fully equipped livestock farm has been managed by Victoria Furlong, the 2017 Countryfile, Young Farmer of the Year Award Winner, and she has been responsible for a significant modernisation programme.

Some of this work was in identifying the need to improve cattle handling facilities but also includes systematic improvement of the pasture, a significant amount of woodland management and repair and replacement of boundary walls and fences.

Muckle Moss, like Lindisfarne and the Farne Islands, supports important Northumberland bird life, and preserves a unique landscape which includes a floating peat bog and rare sphagnum mosses created by glacial retreat.

There are also two actively managed peat bogs, and all of the High Ground lies within a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the frontier of the Roman Empire along Hadrian’s Wall.

The whole farm is in a Higher Tier Countryside Stewardship Scheme with grant assistance for walling and tree planting.

There are thirty-two commercial and amenity woodland plantations on the farm planted to provide shelter and cover for game extending in total to around 170.25 acres (68.90 ha) and are subject to a Woodland Management Plan.

Crow Hall Farm is almost equidistant between Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Carlisle, with Newcastle having both an international airport and main rail station on the east coastline with a regular service between London and Edinburgh.

The market town of Hexham is 10 miles away with its full range of services and shops.

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