Starting at Middleton in Teesdale in the East and stretching to the county boundary with Cumbria in the west, the Upper Teesdale Estate includes 56 fully equipped tenanted farms and over 185 residential properties.
Traditional hill farming is the main industry in Upper Teesdale, with the Swaledale sheep being the breed of choice for many upland farms.
Most Upper Teesdale farms enjoy the benefit of grazing rights on the higher fells of Teesdale which provide summer grazing for their hefted Swaledale flocks.
The Estate covers many important designations including the North Pennies Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), Special Protection Area (SPA’s), Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and the Moorhouse National Nature Reserve (NNR). Due to the high levels of land stewardship being undertaken by the Estate’s tenants, Upper Teesdale is known as being nationally important for its abundance of rare flora and fauna.
Generally recognised by their whitewashed exterior, Upper Teesdale residential properties can be found in many Teesdale villages including Middleton, Newbiggin, Bowlees and Harwood.
From time to time the Upper Teesdale Estate will offer to the market letting opportunities for both agricultural and residential properties. These opportunities will be generally advertised in the local press through GSC Grays.
For further information please contact the Estate Manager using the details below;