Green landscape

Grassland at Shap with Energy Potential 

Over 287 acres of grassland are for sale at Shap for agricultural use, Investment, tourism or potentially for renewable energy development

We are delighted to be able to offer an unusually substantial block of grassland extending to 287.33 acre (116.28 ha), offering buyers enormous potential in many different ways as this is the largest single ring fenced block of productive farmland we have brought to the market for many years, in this part of Cumbria.

Available as a whole or in eight lots, the land is suitable for agricultural mowing and grazing, but would be ideal for investment, and offers significant potential for the development of renewable resources including battery storage and solar power generation, subject to the necessary consents. The sale includes two sets of stone farm buildings suitable for residential conversion and potential development for tourism, also subject to the required permissions. Located within the M6 and A66 corridor just 3.5 miles from Junction 39 on the M6 near Shap, the 287.33 acres of Land at Shap is for sale through our Carlisle office by private treaty with an overall guide price of £1,925,000.

I believe the investment potential of the land will attract keen interest from a wide spectrum of buyers. For the past 20 years it has been generating a return as grazing lets to neighbouring farmers, and in the current market it is an extremely attractive proposition for the growing trend for investment in agricultural land either as an asset, or for farming, or for environmental offsetting.

But there are also several other dimensions to the potential of a landholding of this size. The location of the land gives it the potential for the development for example, for solar generation and storage, and the buildings add yet another dimension of potential. Of course, any development requires the relevant permissions, but buyers will see all the possibilities here, and we expect this to be an exceptionally interesting and successful sale.

For further information or to discuss viewing the land, please call our Carlisle office on 01228 406260!