Cumbrian Rural Retreat with Extensive Opportunities

Grade II Listed Farmhouse with Land, Leisure & Equestrian Facilities and Holiday Lets in Cartmel Cumbria to go under the hammer at Public Auction.

Howbarrow Farm, curretny on the market with our Staveley office, is a remarkable rural property with an exceptional range of family and holiday accommodation, stabling, land and gardens that lends itself perfectly to a future as a small-holding, tourism business or a rural family retreat.

Set privately in an unspoiled Southern Lakeland location overlooking Cartmel Valley with views across Morecombe Bay, Howbarrow Farm offers a unique opportunity to purchase a smallholding in one of Cumbria’s most sought-after areas. The property includes a five-bedroom, Grade II listed family home of enormous character and charm, together with an established holiday let apartment and separate cottage, stone-built stabling, outbuildings, and barn, set in approximately 8.72 acres of land.

A well-established allotment garden with polytunnels and adjoining orchard produce a wide range of fruit and vegetables, and the property benefits from  investment in renewable energy generation. The traditional lofted stone barn building has been imaginatively developed into an entertainment area with cinema room and bar, hot tub and endless swimming pool, and the equestrian facilities include a dressage arena and a small cross-country course.

Howbarrow Farm will be offered for sale Freehold by Public Auction at Cartmel Village Hall on Friday 26th April at 2.30pm with a guide price of £750,000.

Howbarrow Farm offers an extraordinary combination of accommodation and outbuildings, land, and facilities in a secluded but easily accessible Lakeland location.  It lends itself perfectly to a future as a small-holding, hobby farm, tourism business, or an idyllic family rural retreat, and it has fantastic potential for the new owner to take the property to a new level in any of these directions. Howbarrow Farm will without any doubt attract enormous interest from a wide range of buyers, and as always with a property of this quality, we recommend viewing at the earliest opportunity.

Located at the end of a quiet single-track adopted road in an elevated position above the valley, Howbarrow Farm is just over 1 kilometre from the village of Cartmel. The current owners have lovingly restored the Grade II listed farmhouse, retaining all its historic features including fireplaces, exposed beams, and stone-flagged floors.

The house offers generous living space on the ground floor, with a large farmhouse kitchen and separate dining room, sitting room and lounge, office and utility room, and a conservatory leading out into a sheltered garden. On the first floor are five bedrooms, bathroom and separate shower room, and the top floor has been converted into a self-contained, one-bedroom apartment successfully let as holiday accommodation.

Within the steading area, the traditional stone and slate cottage also provides one-bedroom holiday accommodation currently let as holiday accommodation.  Other stone-built outbuildings include the stables for four horses and a garage, and the lofted barn which has planning permission for conversion into two residences.

The property’s renewable energy resources include a wind turbine and a solar panel array. There are two electric vehicle charging points, and heating in the house and attic apartment is provided by a 36Kw condensing wood pellet boiler.

For the full details on this property, click here. For further information or to arrange a viewing by appointment only, please call our Staveley office on 01539 721375 (option 3).