Langleydale, Barnard Castle, County Durham

Langleydale Shoot, Langleydale, DL13 5RX



2791 Acres


Shooting Rights To Let

One Day Grouse Moor of 2,791 acres

Lowland shooting rights extending to 4,025 acres

Keepers accommodation with buildings


Shooting rights to let over a one-day grouse moor, extending to 2,791 acres in total. Current 5 year average of 235 brace with significant potential.Lowland shooting rights extending to 4,025 acres offering exciting sport, including 425 acres of woodland and three duck ponds. Keeper’s accommodation with good outbuildings. Total of approximately 6,816 acres (2,758 hectares).Offered to let by private tender, as a whole or in two lots on behalf of Raby Estates.

Situation – Barnard Castle 5 miles Durham 25 miles Penrith 45 miles
Darlington (mainline train) – 18 miles Newcastle Airport 44 miles

Introduction – The Langleydale Shoot is part of the historic Raby Estate which is situated in Teesdale, County Durham. In part, the shoot sits on the south eastern boundary of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Langleydale is located approximately five miles north of the popular market town of Barnard Castle and is only a short drive from Raby Castle, the ancestral home of Lord Barnard.

The shooting rights extend over a combination of upland, including grouse moor and lowland, both of which hold significant potential. The shoot is currently keepered as part of the wider Estate and both driven and walked up shooting has regularly been conducted. The rights extend to approximately 6,816 acres (2,758 hectares), available as a whole or in two lots.

Woolley Hill Farm has been made available by the Estate for the incoming Lessee as a Keeper’s house and shoot base, it is situated in the heart of the shoot, with good access to both the upland and lowland areas.

Lot One – Upland – Grouse moor and adjoining upland extending to approximately 2,791 acres (1,129 hectares), approximately 1,000 acres of which is heather. The moorland is made up of three main areas; Woodland Fell, Langleydale Common and Barnard Castle Allotment.

The moor has three rows of butts (two of which are returnable), offering a total of five drives and providing a full day’s sport. The moor has reasonable levels of access for 4×4 and off-road vehicles.

The moorland area is subject to Open Access under the Countryside Rights of Way Act 2000.

Grouse Records – The grouse bag records for the last 10 years are attached as an image.

Lot Two – Lowland – The lowland shoot extends to approximately 4,025 acres (1,629 hectares), which includes approximately 425 acres of woodland.

There is currently no infrastructure in place across the low ground shoot. With appropriate investment, the land offers the opportunity to create a number of high-quality Pheasant and Partridge drives.

Included within the lease are three established duck ponds which offer exciting flighting.

The establishment of game crops may be available by separate negotiation with the Estate and the tenant farmers.

Woolley Hill Farm – Woolley Hill Farm is situated in the heart of Lot 1 with good access to the whole property. The farmhouse comprises three bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen, utility, two reception rooms and porch. The farmhouse is in need of refurbishment and tenders are invited with proposals for this work, although the Estate may be prepared to undertake some works and reflect this in the rent.

The farm benefits from two good modern agricultural buildings and traditional outbuildings. One of the traditional outbuildings has been converted to a visitor centre which benefits from plumbing and two lavatories, providing potential to develop a well-positioned shoot room.

Additional separate accommodation could be made available, if required.

Countryside Stewardship & Basic Payment Schemes – The shoot is subject to a number of Countryside Stewardship Agreements outlined in the attached.

Further details on each of the above and the active Moorland Management Plans are available in the Data Room.

In addition, the Lessor is currently in negotiations with Natural England to implement a Long-Term Plan across the wider Estate. This will include Langleydale and the Lessee will be required to abide by the management restrictions.

The tenant farmers and Estate currently claim the BPS payments.

Moor Grazing – There is currently zero grazing on Woolley Hill Fell and Barnard Castle Allotment. Whilst not a registered common, Langleydale Common is a treated common with 3 graziers. Sheep are off wintered with restricted summer grazing as per the terms of the Countryside Stewardship Agreement which runs to December 2029.

Designations – The Shoot (or parts thereof) is subject to the following designations: –
– Sites of Special Scientific Interest
– Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
– Special Protection Area
– Special Area of Conservation
– Scheduled Ancient Monuments
– Open Access Moorland
Listed Buildings

Woodland – The woodland across the shoot is subject to a Woodland Management Plan, a copy of which is available in the Data Room. The plan includes a breakdown of the proposed future works to the woodland. The Lessee is not to carry out any forestry work without prior written approval from the Estate.

Viewings – Accompanied viewings are strictly by prior appointment with the Lessor’s Letting Agents, GSC Grays (01748 897630).

Method Of Letting – To let by Private Tender as a whole or in two lots.

Lease Terms – Tenders are invited based on a ten-year lease with a five-year break clause to either party.

Draft Heads of Terms are available in the Data Room.

Equipment, Fixtures & Fittings – There is no equipment, fixtures or fittings required to be purchased by the incoming Lessee.

Value Added Tax – The rental for the shooting rights is subject to the addition of VAT at the prevailing rate.

Energy Performance Certificate – Required works to the property are currently being investigated in order to bring the property up to the necessary standard of energy efficiency required for re-letting.

Particulars – Particulars written and photographs taken February 2019.

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