A County Durham livestock farm with a 60-pitch static caravan park and holiday cottages has hit the market for a massive £4.5m price tag.

Low Shipley Farm, based near Barnard Castle, is a multi-use business that has multiple income streams - but has now found itself up for sale.

An overview of the area about the farmAn overview of the area about the farm (Image: GSC GRAYS)

Based on the banks of the River Tees, Low Shipley has spectacular views and access to the Teesdale Way, has been developed to include a range of rural enterprises which take full advantage of the location and features a traditional stone-built farmhouse, three cottages and a further building for conversion.

John Coleman, head of farm and land sales at GSC Grays, who is managing the sale, said: “Low Shipley Farm provides outstanding amenity and environmental value due to its superb location alongside the River Tees.

The 60 pitch static caravansThe 60 pitch static caravans (Image: GSC GRAYS)

"The farm has developed into a diverse rural business, seamlessly integrating holiday lettings and a caravan park with its traditional farming operations.”

The property, with access to the Teesdale Way, lies opposite the village of Cotherstone and about five miles north of Barnard Castle and under the current arrangements, the principal enterprise is the caravan park which can be occupied between  March 1 to October 30 each year.

The main farmhouse and several cottagesThe main farmhouse and several cottages (Image: GSC GRAYS)

Low Shipley’s traditional stone-built four-bedroom farmhouse is Grade II Listed with views and a sheltered garden.

The two cottage properties have been converted from traditional stone buildings as 5* 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 proiperty on top of the farmland hillThe proiperty on top of the farmland hill (Image: GSC GRAYS)

 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. 

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It is fitted out for storage and a workshop with gantry storage and is connected to both water and electricity. 

The farmland extends to about 118.66 acres and is predominantly good quality, 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 13 acres, abundant natural capital with stone walled parks, wildlife pond and lies partly within the Shipley and Great Woods Site of Special Scientific Interest.