Hilton, Darlington


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Set in a commanding, south facing position with panoramic views over the Tees valley, Hilton Hall farm buildings present a rare opportunity to develop a mixture of new build housing and conversions on the edge of this conveniently located hamlet.

Situation & Amenities

Hilton Hall Farm Buildings lie to the east of the hamlet of Hilton. Staindrop and Gainford villages are both 4 miles away and offer a range of services including shops, post office, pubs, cafes, doctor surgery and primary and secondary schools. More extensive services are available in West Auckland (5 miles) and Barnard Castle (9 miles). Access to the East Coast mainline is available at Darlington (11 miles) and Durham (18 miles).


Planning permission has been granted for the conversion of a range of barns into five houses including the detached former Granary. On the south side of the site, consent is in place for 4 new build houses enjoying uninterrupted views over the Tees valley. The residential accommodation extends in total to 14,239 sq ft and the site extends in total to 1.38 acres. The property lies adjacent to the Grade II Listed Hilton Hall which Raby Estate has plans to refurbish. There is currently a modern cattle shed on the site of the new build properties. This will be removed by the Estate prior to the sale completing and will be left with the concrete floor in situ and those sections of steel which extend below this. A right of access will be granted over the land shaded blue on the site plan to allow for maintenance to the gable end of the Granary (plot 1).


Planning consent was granted on 7th June 2019 (Ref DM/17/00764/FPA) for the conversion of five residential units and four new build units within the existing farmyard. The planning consent also permits the construction of a new access in the adjacent field to provide a separate access to the new build element. The planning consent was granted subject to a Section 106 agreement which secures an offsite affordable housing contribution of £57,500, payable on occupation of the second unit. An archaeological watching brief is required in accordance with the planning consent. A proposal for this has been obtained and can be made available to prospective purchasers. In support of these particulars an information pack is available from the selling agents on request. This comprises:

Planning application documents including architects drawings

Planning decision notice

Section 106 agreement

Archaeological watching brief proposal

Phase 1 Site Investigation report

Sale Terms

The buildings are to be sold freehold with vacant possession on completion. The Buyer will covenant with the Seller that the development will be carried out in accordance with the approved plans. Any changes will require the Seller s approval, such approval not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed.


Strictly by appointment through GSC Grays.

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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.

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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.

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