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Hadrian's Wall farmhouse empty for 30 years on sale for £700,000

An historic farmhouse which has stood empty next to Hadrian’s Wall for 30 years has gone on the market for £700,000.

Underheugh Farm photo
Underheugh Farm at Gilsland

Underheugh Farm, next to the longest continuous stretch of the world heritage site, at Gilsland, is 500 metres from Birdoswald Fort and is being sold by English Heritage to raise money to pay for other renovations.

Today is the first of two appointment-only visitors’ days being held at the estate. The second is on January 31.

The two-bedroom farmhouse has original features such as slab stone floors, stone sconces and quoin stones but needs renovating and updating.

The farm is said to be renowned for its wild brown trout and grayling, with a major tributary of the River Eden on the estate.

The 23 hectares of land includes woodland, pasture and 1.3 miles of single bank fishing.

The estate agents say the adjoining buildings and outbuildings could be extended.

Helen Lancaster, of property consultancy Carter Jonas, said: “It is rare to find something that combines this level of solitude and development potential in such a beautiful and historic location.

“It has the potential to create a special home, rural business or unique retreat.”



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