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A Lake District Barn with Potential

A rare opportunity to purchase a redundant stone barn within the Lake District National Park .

The Kendal office of H&H Land & Estates are offering for auction a small, redundant, traditional stone barn, which has the potential for conversion, subject to the necessary planning consents. Located on the edge of the village of Bouth, near Ulverston, it will be offered for sale by public auction at Kendal Town Hall on Friday 8th April at 3pm with a guide price of £80,000 - £100,000.

The village of Bouth lies within the Lake District National Park, and is the reported birthplace of Christine McVie the singer/song writer of Fleetwood Mac. The barn, measuring approximately 15m x 8.5m, is situated within walking distance of the village, and the whole plot is approximately 570sqm in total, including the building and parking area.   

With increasing numbers of people keen to escape the city and to make their own mark on a property, opportunities such as this are increasingly few and far between, as Helena White, Chartered Surveyor with H&H Land & Estates, explains.

“This is a rare opportunity to buy an idyllic plot with development potential, in a beautiful situation in the Lake District National Park. Rural properties like this are highly sought after, and a redundant barn we sold last year fetched over double our estimate. This particular barn currently has no formal planning consent, but informal advice has been sought and a letter of support for an affordable local occupancy house has been received from the Lake District National Park Authority, so I am sure this property will be in high demand.” 

Tenure is freehold and vacant possession is upon completion. The date fixed for completion is Friday 6th May 2022 or earlier by mutual agreement. 

Any purchaser is advised to make their own planning enquiries, and must satisfy themselves of any ability to obtain necessary consents for development, or in meeting conditions, which may or may not be imposed.

For more information, please call our South Lakes land agency office on 01539 721375.