Savills | Raisdale Estate, Chop Gate, North Yorkshire, TS9 7JF | Property for sale
1,345 Ac(544.30 Ha)
Guide price £5,000,000

Raisdale EstateChop Gate, North Yorkshire, TS9 7JF

  • Under offer
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Beautifully presented five bedroom farmhouse
  • Two investment farms
  • Commercial woodlands with significant income potential
  • Well established low ground shoot
  • Freehold land 865 acres (350 ha)
  • Sporting rights 480 acres (194 ha)
  • In all approximately 1,345acres (544 ha)
  • For sale as a whole or in 2 lots

A beautifully situated mixed residential, sporting, forestry and farming estate within an accessible yet unspoilt position within the North York Moors National Park

About this property

  • The sale provides an extremely rare opportunity to acquire a manageable sized mixed residential, agricultural, sporting and amenity Estate in an accessible yet unspoilt situation in the Cleveland Hills on the western edge of the North York Moors National Park. The Estate lies nearly 14 miles north of the market town of Helmsley close to some of the most highly regarded and renowned shoots in the North of England. The Estate which now extends to approximately 1,345 acres including sporting rights over neighbouring land has been enhanced by a number of acquisitions by the Benson family since the commercial woodlands were first bought in the late 1990's.

    Ewe Hill is the principal house centrally located within the Estate which has been modernised and refurbished to provide attractive high quality accommodation with five bedrooms and potential for further expansion if required into the adjoining traditional stone ranges. Ewe Hill lies within approximately 150 acres of attractive farming and amenity grassland currently farmed on short term licences. Investment farms include West Cote Farm a 164 acre livestock farm with traditional farmhouse and buildings let on an AHA Tenancy together with Staindale Farm which extends to a further 84 acres let on a 13 year FBT in addition to which there is a bare land AHA letting of land at Cockflatt and an FBT on land at Low Crossletts.

    A particular feature is the Estate woodlands extending to approximately 358 acres which have been commercially managed and contain significant commercial timber resources with felling licences in place until 2026. There is access to the three main woods known as Raisdale Mill, Crossletts and Roundhill Plantations accessed from a high quality forest track for commercial timber buyers.

    The House
    Ewe Hill lies an in glorious unspoilt location within the heart of the Estate with access from a good quality private internal Estate track. The house itself has been fully refurbished and modernised providing well-proportioned family accommodation with five bedrooms extending to approximately 2,822 sqft. Stone flag floors, beamed ceilings, log burners and an electric Aga with Aims add to the character and warmth and specific features include the underfloor heating downstairs, hand built oak units in the kitchen, the oak staircase, doors and double glazed windows.

    The sporting activities on the Estate has been designed to take advantage of the commercial woodland which lies along the western boundary of the Estate up to 300-400 metres above sea level from where the land falls to the Raisdale beck which runs north south through the centre of the Estate between 160 and 250 metres above sea level from where the land again gently rises towards Raisdale road on the eastern boundary between 200 and 280 metres above sea level. The natural contours of the land together with smaller woodland blocks adjacent to the beck, wooded valleys and hill sides, form a perfect back drop for a mixed low ground shoot.

    The Woodland
    The woodlands are a valuable asset to the Estate containing an interesting mix of commercial woodlands of varying size and character. Ranging in size from 5 to 89 hectares totalling 144 hectares these have been professionally managed since acquisition by the current owners and are in the process of being restructured and replanted with both commercial species and broadleaf trees thus creating new areas of conservation interest.

Additional information

  • Lotting- The Estate will be offered for sale as a whole or in two lots. Lot 2 comprises Raisdale Mill, Crossletts and Roundhill Plantations extending to approximately 87 hectares (215 acres) of commercial woodland. If sold in two lots reciprocal rights of way will be granted as appropriate over the Estate access track and the woodland would be sold without the benefit of the sporting rights over them.
  • The Farms - Historically the farmland has been let under a number of different tenancies with the commercial farmland mainly lying at the southern end of the Estate where there is highly productive good sized level meadows and ploughable pasture and grazing. The majority lies within West Cote Farm which is let on an Agricultural Holdings Act Tenancy which includes a five bedroom traditional stone farmhouse (see floorplan) together with a range of farm buildings of traditional and modern construction.
  • To the south of West Cote Farm lies approximately 48 acres of productive grazing land known as Land at Cockflat, let on a traditional AHA tenancy with a further 19 acres of good quality pasture fronting on to Raisdale Road known as land at Low Crossletts which was let on a Farm Business Tenancy (FBT) for an initial two year period which is now rolling over. The land around Ewe Hill has recently come back in hand and is mainly let on a short term agreement providing an opportunity for the purchaser to either farm the land or let it. The good quality pastures around Ewe Hill Farmhouse lead to grazing and amenity land with high conservation value as the land rises towards the north. It would be well suited for entry into Stewardship Schemes or potentially for further tree planting subject to necessary consents. Staindale Farm is a separate ring fenced Farm extending to approximately 84 acres of mainly grazing land recently relet on an FBT with 13 years to run. There is a centrally placed traditional stone 3 bedroom farmhouse (see floorplan)
  • Directions: The Raisdale Estate lies predominantly to the west side of Raisdale Road which links Chop Gate (1.5 miles) with Carlton-in-Cleveland (4.5 miles). From Chop Gate the B1257 leads south to the market town of Helmsley or north to Stokesley. The A172 provides access on to the A19 trunk road (10 miles) providing access to the north east or south to the A1 or York via Thirsk. The East Coast mainline railway station at Northallerton is located 18 miles from the Estate.Durham Tees Valley airport is only 20 miles North West of the Estate.
  • EPC Rating = D