FOR SALE: Hannah Hauxwell’s former home in Cotherstone, on the left
FOR SALE: Hannah Hauxwell’s former home in Cotherstone, on the left

THE home of dales woman Hannah Hauxwell has been put on the market.

Miss Hauxwell, who died last year aged 91, shot to fame in the 1970s when she became a star of a TV documentary.

Her solitary life on a remote farm in Baldersdale captured the imagination of people far and wide.

She lived alone at her family farm, Low Birk Hatt, following the death of her parents and uncle when she was 35, without electricity of water.

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As she grew older Miss Hauxwell made the decision to leave the farm and moved to Bellvue Cottage, in nearby Cotherstone, in 1988. As she left her farm documentary crews filmed her exploring her new home and running a hot bath.

She lived in the two bedroom cottage until moving to a care home in West Auckland, where she died.

The property in Cotherstone is being marketed by Savills, of Darlington, at £160,000.

Agent Melissa Lines describes the cottage as requiring modernisation although she said it was “well proportioned and located in a desirable village”.