Low Row, Richmond

Guide price

Bedrooms: 7

Low Whita Farm House

A Grade II* Listed farmhouse with a range of attached barns and outbuildings with full planning permission granted for the creation of a six bedroom, two bathroom family home with three or four reception rooms. In addition, there is planning permission for the conversion of an Annexe within the grounds. The property occupies a very large site extending to around two acres including the original walled garden to the south, which borders a larger garden/paddock, together with another paddock to the north.

Situation and Amenities

The farmhouse is situated in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in Swaledale, on the southern side of the River Swale. The property is equi-distant between Healaugh and Low Row. The town of Reeth is situated approximately 5 miles away which is well served with a primary school, Doctors' surgery, local shop, tea rooms, public houses and the Dales Bike Centre. For the outdoor enthusiast there is plenty of scope for walking and cycling from the doorstep.

Richmond 14 miles, A1(M) 17 miles, A66 15 miles. Please note mileages are approximate.

Planning Permission

The property has had full planning granted for the creation of a 332m2 home with the auxiliary annexe building at 62m2 (Application number R/03/95A). The planning permission was granted on 7/8/2019 Application Number R/03/95A.

Originally, the site was offered as a whole with the barn adjacent, now referred to as Low Whita Barn. Low Whita Barn has subsequently been sold. The current owners of Low Whita Barn are working towards the pre-commencement conditions being discharged across both Lots, with a view to making a lawful start on site, which will then have the benefit of implementing and preserving the planning permission in perpetuity across the whole site.

The proposed accommodation provides for a large open plan living/dining kitchen, snug, study area with staircase, boot room, six bedrooms and two bathrooms.

The property occupies a substantial site extending to 2 acres in all, including a large garden area to the south and a paddock to the north.

Whilst any potential purchaser should make their own enquiries, it should be noted that a reduced-rate of VAT may be applicable (5% instead of 20%) on some of the renovation or alteration costs as residential premises that have not been lived in for 2 years or more may qualify.


We understand that there will need to be a sewerage treatment plant installed, there may be scope for this to be shared with Low Whita Barn.

We understand that the water supply is spring fed and will need to be separated and shared with Low Whita Barn. However, should this supply be deemed insufficient for the joint requirements, the owner of Low Whita Barn is contracted to meet 50% of the cost of installing a borehole capable of supplying both properties.

We understand that there is the provision of electricity to Low Whita Farm House. Low Whita Barn has a right to take a metered supply from the electricity main situated on Low Whita Farm House

Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, whether public or private, lighting, water, drainage, sewerage, support and easements whether mentioned in these particulars or not. Not withstanding this, there is a public footpath running across the property, this is shown as a purple dotted line on the plan. The driveway is owned by Low Whita Farm House with a private right of way in favour of the owner of Low Whita Barn, for pedestrian and vehicular access, this is shown in yellow.

The vendor reserves the right to amend the boundaries of the plot, subject to notification.

Sporting Rights

The sporting rights over the land will be retained by the vendor.

Local Authority

Richmondshire District Council. Telephone 01748 829100


By appointment with GSC Grays. 01969 600120.

We would recommend that interested parties visit the site in advance of booking a formal viewing.


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DIRECTIONS: From the centre of Reeth, take the B6270 signposted to Gunnerside and Kirkby Stephen. Proceed straight through the village of Healaugh. Take the next left junction signposted to Askrigg, continue over the bridge over the River Swale, turn right at the T-junction signposted to Askrigg. Continue on this road for around a third of a mile and the property is on the right hand side.


The original particulars were written and the photographs taken in June 2019. They were amended in September 2021.


GSC Grays gives notice that:

1. These particulars are a general guide only and do not form any part of any offer or contract.

2. All descriptions, including photographs, dimensions and other details are given in good faith but no warranty is provided. Statements made should not be relied upon as facts and anyone interested must satisfy themselves as to their accuracy by inspection or otherwise.

3. Neither GSC Grays nor the vendors accept responsibility for any error that these particulars may contain however caused.

4. Any plan is for guidance only and is not drawn to scale. All dimensions, shapes, and compass bearings are approximate and should not be relied upon without checking them first.

5. Nothing in these particulars shall be deemed to be a statement that the property is in good condition, repair or otherwise nor that any services or facilities are in good working order.

6. Please discuss with us any aspects that are important to you prior to travelling to the property.

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