Rywell Grange, Hunwick, Crook, Co Durham


7.85 hectares (19.4 acres) 

Guide Price: Offers over  £700,000

Key Features

  • Well appointed 3-bedroom farmhouse
  • Versatile layout
  • Mature gardens and lawns
  • A former dairy farm 
  • Modern steel framed buildings, workshops and concrete yards
  • Permanent pasture, woodland grazing and grass leys

General Information

Hunwick- 0.5 miles, Bishop Auckland - 3 miles, Durham City - 10 miles

A superb small livestock farm situated in a quiet and picturesque location with far reaching views over the Wear Valley.  The sale is a rare opportunity to purchase a desirable rural smallholding, yet with the convenience of being within half an hours drive of the historic Durham City. 

The farm offers a combination of residential, farming and environmental appeal in equal measure.



Walking distance of Hunwick Village and a mere 10 minute drive from Bishop Auckland where all of the necessary local facilities and more comprehensive services are available. The surprisingly spacious 3 bedroom farmhouse is extremely well appointed with a formal yet cosy feel.

Away from the farmhouse the former dairy farm has a superb range of modern steel framed farm buildings, workshops and concrete yards. The farmland extends to 7.43 hectares (18.35 acres) of permanent pasture, woodland grazing and grass leys all in good heart.  The south facing farm is neatly tucked into a hollow with wonderful uninterrupted views over surrounding farmland. 

The property has wonderful recreational amenity value being adjacent to the national network of walking and cycling trails.


Rywell Grange Farmhouse

The charming single storey property has three bedrooms, although one is currently used as an office. This brick under tile property has UPVc double glazing and propane fired central heating as well as a multi fuel stove in the Sitting Room. 

The current owners have carried out a great deal of work on the property including adding the attractive and extremely practical Garden Room. In doing so they have a created a wonderful, light and airy home, fitted to a very high standard throughout.  

The property has an easy flow thanks to the versatile open plan layout of the Garden Room, Dining Room Sitting Room and Kitchen.  

Externally the farmhouse has a generous curtilage with mature gardens and lawns.

Whilst the house is integral part of the farm, its position at the entrance enables it to enjoy a degree of separation from the active farm steading.

EPC: Band E . 

Council Tax: Band C. 


Rywell Grange Farm Buildings 

Up until 2017, Rywell Grange was successfully operated as a small dairy farm, with a noted herd of Dairy Shorthorn cattle, however it has obvious potential for many non agricultural uses, not least equestrian.  Consequently the farm buildings are a superb, well planned range of modern steel framed sheds and concreted yards. 

The former parlour remains fully fitted at the north end of the Cubicle Shed (75ft x 45ft) alongside the ancillary calf pens, farm office  and wash room. 

On the opposite side of a fully concreted yard is an open fronted Cattle Court (135ft x 35ft) with 5 bays (15ft/bay) dedicated to cattle housing  and a further 3 open fronted bays for general storage. Interestingly the final bay has been converted into a fully equipped Joiner's Workshop with a Studio above. 

The farm stead is completed by a generous parking/turning area at one end and a concreted handling yard/muck store at the other. 



The land at Rywell Grange is flat to gently undulating grazing and consists of 7.43 hectares (18.35 acres) of permanent pasture, woodland grazing and grass leys all in good heart and all well fenced against livestock.  

Sitting at around 85 m above sea level, the farmland enjoys a south facing open aspect yet is remarkably sheltered thanks to a bank of trees along the former railwayline which forms its Western boundary.

Agricultural Land Classification Map North East Region (ALC001) shows the land being predominantly classed as Grade 3 and by the Rural Land Registry as Non-SDA.

Formal land classifications aside, it is clear upon inspection the property has been well-managed and is in excellent order throughout having received regular applications of farmyard manure. 


Development Clawback Clause 

There remains a clawback on the area of land hatched red on the farm plan, which was originally imposed by the previous owners. This has approximately 13 years left to run whereby there is a reservation for 50% of any uplift in value resulting from the grant of a planning consent for any use other than agriculture or equestrian. 


For more information or to request a viewing please contact the office on 01668 213 546, or email info@richardbrownandpartners.co.uk

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