Dissington Estate

Ponteland, Northumberland


  • A substantial agricultural estate extending to approximately 2,523 acres.
  • Comprising five agricultural farms (three Agricultural Holdings Act Tenancies and two Farm Business Tenancies).
  • 10 further residential properties (three held freehold and seven under the individual Agricultural Holding) or Farm Business Tenancies.
  • Sporting Rights for the estate included in the Freehold.
  • Annual income of £286,137.
  • Substantial future development opportunities.
  • Prominently situated 7 miles north west of Newcastle upon Tyne and 1.5 miles from Newcastle International Airport.


The Dissington Estate is a major agricultural estate located to the west of Ponteland and the affluent residential area of Darras Hall.

The estate is located 7 miles from Newcastle city centre and 1.5 miles from Newcastle International Airport and sits between Ponteland to the east and Stamfordham to the west.


The Dissington Estate is an outstanding rural estate close to the fringe of Ponteland and Darras Hall. The estate extends to 1,021 hectares (2,523 acres) with a mixture of Grade 3 arable and pasture land, woodland, let residential properties and some sporting interests. The estate is approximately 7 miles north from Newcastle city centre and 1.5 miles from Newcastle International Airport.

Transport and Amenities
The Dissington Estate is served well by transport links. By road, the Dissington Estate is accessible via the A696 through Ponteland to the east of the estate, which further grants access onto the A1 north/south with Newcastle city centre located 7 miles from the east of the estate. Road access from the west is granted via the B6309, which further conjoins to the A69.

Public transport is well served around the area of the Dissington Estate but is mainly congregated towards the east of the estate, where the wider Newcastle conurbation starts to become more densely populated. The Tyne and Wear Metro offers urban rapid transport throughout Newcastle, the coast (Whitley Bay, Tynemouth, South Shields, North Shields), Gateshead and Sunderland. The closest station located within the vicinity of the Dissington Estate is Newcastle International Airport, located 1.5 miles from the estate, with access directly into Newcastle city centre in under 30 minutes.

Newcastle International Airport located 1.5 miles from the Dissington Estate offers flights to 80 destinations, with British Airways, Emirates, Easy Jet, Air France and Ryanair being some of the airlines to operate from Newcastle. Direct routes from Newcastle include London Heathrow, Dubai and destinations throughout Europe.


The Dissington Estate is being offered for sale as a whole (although individual farms may be available by separate negotiation). There are five primary let farms with fixed equipment with additional income derived from a number of let residential properties, a fishing pond, smaller areas of land and wayleaves totalling an annual income of £286,137.

The estate also includes the site of the Dissington Garden Village, a proposal promoted by the previous owners to create a new settlement to the north of Darras Hall on land forming one of the primary tenanted farms on the Estate. The proposals were originally supported by the Local Authority who went as far as minding to consent planning permission for up to 2,000 new homes. Following local elections in 2017, there was a change in administration at the local authority who withdrew the emerging Local Plan that had included the policy context for the change to the Green Belt. Representations have been made to the revised emerging Northumberland Local Plan challenging the assumptions made by the Council in assessing future housing need and the Green Belt review and promoting the principle of development in the location of the Garden Village.

Dalton Hillhead Farm

Dalton Hillhead is a productive arable and grassland farm extending to 144.47 hectares (356.98 acres) which is held on an Agricultural Holding Tenancy at a rent of £20,000 per annum. See marketing brochure for further details.

East House Farm

East House Farm is located to the north east of the estate located along Limestone Road, approximately two miles from Ponteland. East House Farm is a 337.86 hectare (834.85 acre) mixed arable and grassland farm, which is split between 39 hectares (96 acres) of grassland and 296 hectares (732 acres) of arable land, with a yearly income of £72,000. The farm consists of a total of 9 buildings comprising three residential properties, six agricultural properties and stables to the rear of the main farm house. See marketing brochure for further details.

West Houses Farm (including Eastfield House, Woodside Farm and Donkins Farm)

West Houses Farm consists of 279.10 hectares (689.67 acres) of mixed agricultural land and associated farm dwellings and outbuildings, which is split between 31.8 hectares (78.63 acres) of grassland and 244 hectares (603 acres) of arable land. See marketing brochure for further details.

East/Middle Cottage

East and Middle Cottage are two separately held properties by the freehold owner of the Dissington Estate and located on the eastern fringe of Dissington Hall. See marketing brochure for further details.

Eachwick Bridge House Farm

Eachwick Bridge House Farm comprises 45.70 hectares (112.94 acres), two residential properties and two agricultural buildings held under a Farm Business Tenancy at a rent of £27,000 per annum. See marketing brochure for further details.

Paddock at Medburn

The Paddock at Medburn is a 4.5 hectare (11 acre) area of grazing land located to the west of Medburn. The Paddock is currently held on a grazing licence at an annual rent of £1,500. See marketing brochure for further details.

Land at Dissington Red House Farm

Land at Dissington Red House Farm encompasses a total of 148.15 hectares (366.08 acres) of land situated to the north of the Dissington Estate and Dissington Hall. The land is let on an annual Farm Business Tenancy from September 2018 with renewal in September 2019 at an annual rent of £64,000. Also included in this lot are 1.25 hectares (3.08 acres) of woodland. See marketing brochure for further details.


See marketing brochure for further details.


A Tenancy Schedule is available via the link below.


VAT will be chargeable upon the sale of individual freehold part of the Estate in the event the disposal is undertaken in lots.


All EPCs are available upon request.


A data room has been set up by Mishcon de Reya which provides a comprehensive body of information on the Estate. Permitted access to the data room is necessary to view information. Please contact the Selling Agents to gain access instructions.


A significant long term development opportunity on the fringe of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1,021 hectares (2,523 acres)

For sale as a whole, individual lots may be considered

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