THE former home of Daleswoman, Hannah Hauxwell has been put up for sale.

Her extraordinary story of endurance farming in the harshest conditions in Upper Teesdale made the world fall in love with her when Yorkshire Television made a documentary about her life in 1972.

Too Long a Winter showed Hannah working on her remote farm at Baldersdale and struggling to survive on just £240 to £280 a year and with no running water or electricity.

Her endearing personality caught the hearts of the nation and several books and TV appearances followed.

As she got older, Hannah made the decision to leave the farm and moved to Bellview Cottage in nearby Cotherstone, in 1988.

The two-bedroom cottage had all the modcons such as central heating and running water and Hannah quickly filled the house as she never threw anything she thought was useful away.

The land surrounding the house had also been cultivated using traditional methods for so long, it was taken over by the Durham Wildlife Trust and is now a nature reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest, known as Hannah’s Meadow.

Hannah passed away in January 2018, aged 91, and now the home is ready for its new owners.

Advertised with Savills estate agents, the home is described as a "well proportioned property in need of modernisation" in a sough-after location.

The guide price is £160,000.

Melissa Lines, head of residential sales at Savills Darlington, said: “Bellview Cottage has all the potential to make a lovely family home for someone looking to live in the popular village of Cotherstone, which benefits from an excellent primary school recently rated outstanding.”