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A Brace of Barns with Planning Permission for Dwellings

We have two exciting opportunities to create the ideal country life in the North of England!

We are delighted to bring to the market two pockets of land with barns in the North of England, each with planning permission granted for a dwelling which offers you the chance to create your dream rural life.

Due to the demand throughout the region, properties like these are increasingly few and far between as interest for rural property and land skyrocketed during the pandemic, as people sought a quieter life with more green space and fresh air . This demand has intensified with the recent trend of buyers wanting to develop their own homes. Last year, we sold a traditional derelict stone barn with land for 135% more than the guide price indicating the exceptional demand for properties of this kind. As a result, we expect there will be considerable interest in both properties.

The first property, Hawkwell Head Barn, located near Ireshopburn in County Durham, comprises of a stone barn with full planning permissions for conversion into a three-bedroom family home and 5.97 acres of grassland that would be ideal for an equestrian or small holder lifestyle. Boasting spectacular views of the Weardale Valley, Hawkwell Head Barn it is offered for sale by Private Treaty with a guide price of £295,000.

The land and buildings at Taythes and Foxhole Rigg are located just outside Cautley, Sedbergh, within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The land extends to a total of just over 143 acres of excellent meadow, pasture, and grazing land, with registered grazing rights on Bluecaster Fell. There is also a traditional stone barn with planning permission, and other traditional stone buildings. Taythes and Foxhole Rigg will be sold by public auction with an overall guide price of £690k - £800k at Sedburgh People’s Hall on Thursday 18th August.

Offered for sale as a whole or in four lots:

Lot 1 – Stone barn with planning consent for a three-bedroomed dwelling and land extending to 11.3 acres with breath-taking views.

Lot 2 – Two traditional stone barns, that offer potential for conversion subject to planning permissions, and land extending to 58.44 acres. The land is excellent quality pasture, allotment and woodland which would be ideal for livestock as it has good boundaries and a natural water supply.

Lot 3 – Meadow, pasture, allotment, and woodland extending to 64.74 acres.

Lot 4 – Pasture/allotment land covering 9 acres. The southern area of this lot is designated as a Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Robert Jauneika, Chartered Surveyor & RICS Registered Valuer at H&H Land & Estate, said: “These are two beautiful properties with exceptional potential to create the home of your dreams. Both are in incredible rural settings, and we are expecting significant interest. We urge any interested parties to get in touch and arrange a viewing to fully appreciate the quality of these properties.”

Often when plots of land come up on the market or land with existing buildings with planning permission in place, it can be difficult for prospective buyers to see the possibilities or to see beyond the building project to the final product. The journey to creating your dream home can be long and tricky, but with patience and commitment the transformations can be phenomenal. The result being an outstanding property that is ideally suited to your individual style, needs and desires.

“The opportunity to create and mould the perfect home in such a breath-taking part of the country doesn’t come along very often. This is your chance to really make your mark on a property and live the life you have always dreamed of.”

For more information, or to arrange a viewing, contact Robert Jauneika for Hawkwell Head Barn on 0191 370 8530 or at [email protected]  and for the Taythes & Foxhole Rigg land and buildings please contact Helena White at [email protected] or on 01539 721375.