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Extensive North Yorkshire hill farm with significant opportunities comes to the market

An extensive hill farm within the Yorkshire Dales National Park has come to the market

An extensive hill farm within the Yorkshire Dales National Park has come to the market through Savills.

High Birkwith Farm near Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire, which extends to approximately 3,236.05 acres, is a large hill sheep and suckler cattle farm with land spanning from Ribblesdale to Littondale.

It is available on the open market as a whole or in five lots, including a farmhouse, cottage and range of buildings; moorland, meadow and pasture land broken down into various lots.

The holding is operated organically as part of a stewardship scheme and is registered under the Basic Payment Scheme providing a combined annual income of £211,738.

Matthew Watson comments: “The opportunity to purchase such an extensive farm in the Yorkshire Dales is very rare indeed. The farmstead, which stands at 900 feet above sea level, offers unspoilt views of all three of the Yorkshire peaks.”

The farming base is situated in High Birkwith and includes a four bedroom farmhouse, two bedroom cottage and an extensive range of both traditional and portal framed buildings.
The holding has been expanded over the years by the Morphet family who first moved to High Birkwith Farm in 1912 as tenants and have since acquired further land to create this extensive unit.

“The opportunity to purchase a viable hill sheep farm of this scale and quality is very rare and it is certainly one of the largest commercial hill units to come to the open market for many a year.”

It is offered for sale as a whole or in five individual lots, with a guide price of £3.5m in its entirety.

 

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