Excellent Lake District Hill Farm Offers Potential for Diversification

Lowthwaite Farm, a secluded stock farm in the Lake District National Park offers a traditional sheep farming enterprise and opportunities for diversification and development.

This week, Lowthwaite Farm has launched to the market, a noted ring-fenced stock farm in a beautiful, secluded part of the Lake District. This property offers the chance for someone to farm a traditional hill farming enterprise, establish diversification projects and be in control of the wardship of an ancient plot of land.

Totalling 211 acres of grazing and mowing land, the sale includes a Grade II Listed farmhouse, an extensive range of outbuildings, the oldest Oak wood south of Scotland and the right to graze sheep on Uldale Common.  Lowthwaite Farm, subject to agreed stocking calendar, Internal Agreement and UELS/HLS Agreement, is located in Uldale looking over Over Water and is only 35 minutes southwest of Carlisle.

In excellent order, and running a flock of pedigree Swaledale sheep, Lowthwaite Farm is being offered for sale by private treaty through our Carlisle office with an overall guide price of £1,950.00.

We are delighted to have the opportunity to bring to the market this high-quality hill farm within the Lake District National Park. For the new owners there is considerable potential for introducing additional income streams through farm diversification.

In recent times traditional farms such as this coming onto the open market in this part of Cumbria have been relatively few and far between and as such, we are expecting considerable interest.

The 211 acres of good quality sheep grazing and mowing land is split across 18 field enclosures which have excellent boundaries. A major benefit to the new owner is that there is an extensive range of both modern and traditional buildings. The modern buildings include two stock housing buildings, a general purpose shed, slurry tower and silage pit. The traditional stone buildings include a stone barn, former byre, former stables with cobbled floor, hen loft and stone loose boxes. Subject to the relevant necessary planning consent the traditional buildings would provide opportunities for conversion and development.

The Grade II four bedroom stone farmhouse was built in 1808, with the residential accommodation being extended into an adjoining barn providing a spacious kitchen and ground floor shower room. The ground floor also comprises of a separate dining room, utility room and office. The farmhouse is surrounded by a number of outbuildings which give plenty of scope for diversification.

A hefted flock of 200 pedigree Swaledale sheep is to be taken over by separate negotiation.

For further information or to arrange a viewing, which are strictly by appointment, please call the Carlisle office on 01228 406260 or email [email protected].