A livestock farm near Barnard Castle featuring a 60 pitch static caravan park and the rental income of holiday cottages has come to the market for offers over £4,500,000.

Low Shipley Farm, located on the banks of the River Tees, also has access to the Teesdale Way and has been developed to include a range of rural enterprises.

It features a traditional stone-built farmhouse, three cottages and a further building for conversion and lies opposite the village of Cotherstone and about five miles north of Barnard Castle.

The principal enterprise is the caravan park which can be occupied between the March 1 to October 30 each year.

Head of farm and land sales at GSC Grays, John Coleman, 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.”

Low Shipley Farm

Low Shipley’s traditional stone-built four bedroom farmhouse is Grade II Listed with “tremendous views” and a sheltered garden, GSC Grays said.

The two cottage properties have been converted from traditional stone building as 5-star 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 118.66ac and is predominantly 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 13ac, 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.