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High Hopes for Hodge Hill

A ninety-acre, traditional upland farm in the Lake District National Park to go under the hammer at public auction.

H&H Land & Estates this week launch onto the market a small traditional Cumbrian farm, Hodge Hill on Cartmel Fell, Grange-Over-Sands. Located within a UNESCO World Heritage site, this property offers endless opportunity to families, investors, neighbouring farmers, or developers. Extending to over 89 acres of pastureland, Hodge Hill Farm includes a detached stone bungalow, a range of traditional farm buildings with potential for development, as well as agricultural accommodation land.

With an overall guide price of £990,000 - £1,230,000, Hodge Hill Farm is being sold as a whole or in five lots by private auction at Kendal Town Hall, on Friday 8th April, at 2.30pm.

Lot 1 - Hodge Hill Farm Bungalow and Gardens with a guide price of £300,000 - £320,000.

Lot 2 - Hodge Hill Farm Buildings, with a guide price of £200,00 - £250,000.

Lot 3 - Hodge Hill Meadow and Pastureland, approximately 38.24 acres with a guide price of £220,000 - £250,000.    

Lot 4 - Lobby Bridge Meadow and Pastureland, approximately 22.79 acres with a guide price of £130,000 - £150,000.

Lot 5 - Mill Bridge Meadow and Pastureland, approximately 27.47 acres with a guide price of £140,000 - £160,000.

With magnificent views across the Cartmel Valley, Hodge Hall Farm is five miles from Lake Windermere and easily accessible from both Kendal and Newby Bridge. Originally a farm building, the bungalow (Lot 1), is subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition. In need of renovation and improvement, the bungalow is light and spacious  and has beautiful south easterly views, and a garden that extends to .34 acres, mostly laid to lawn.

“We are very excited about this property,” enthused Helena White, Chartered Surveyor with H&H Land & Estates. “It is in a beautiful situation and has enormous potential for a diverse number of uses, including agriculture or perhaps tourism. With more and more people wanting the benefits of outdoor space and country life, it will no doubt attract a wide range of purchasers, particularly as it is in the Lake District National Park. I am sure the Town Hall will be packed come auction day!”   

Lot 2 is a range of traditional and more modern farm buildings, included within these is a superb, traditional stone farm building, believed to be built in 1904, with really exciting development potential (subject to planning permission). The great prospect this building provides is reflected in the guide price of £200,00 - £250,000.

Along the northern boundary of the farmyard are a selection of further buildings providing storage space, including a detached garage, an adjoining concrete block lean-to and a wooden framed structure.  Subject to gaining the necessary planning consents, these buildings offer a huge commercial opportunity.

Lots 3, 4 and 5 consist of various parcels of undulating meadow and pastureland mostly divided by traditional stone walls, with the River Winster running through providing a natural water supply.  There are also some areas of amenity woodland. 

Viewing of the house and barns is strictly by appointment, but lots 3, 4 and 5. may be inspected at any reasonable time. Please contact the Kendal office on 01539 721375 with any enquiries.