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Grove Foot Farm
Grove Foot Farm, Thackthwaite, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0NA
An outstanding smallholding extending to 43.76 acres (17.71ha) in total with immaculate 3 bedroom farmhouse, outbuildings and a registered CL site for 5 touring caravans and site for 6 static caravans generating an annual ground rental income.
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Location The property is situated in open countryside in the Lake District National Park, yet only 6.5 miles from Junction 40 of the M6 and only 2 miles from the A66 which both give excellent access to the wider area of the Lake District National Park Authority.

Directions From Junction 40 of the M6 head West on the A66 and continue for approximately 5 miles then turn left signposted Hutton. Continue for 1.3 miles then turn right at the crossroads. Continue for 0.4 miles and the access track leading to Grove Foot Farm is located on your left.

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Description An excellent smallholding extending in total to 43.76 acres (17.71ha) with an immaculate and well maintained 3 bedroom farmhouse offering spacious accommodation with the benefit of uPVC double glazing and electric heating.

The steading benefits from a range of traditional stone outbuildings which could lend themselves to residential conversion subject to the relevant consents. In addition, there are a range of brick and block farm buildings which previously formed the dairy buildings and now provide excellent storage space and cubicles for livestock.

The excellent quality mowing and grazing land extends in total to 40.05 acres (16.21ha) with the benefit of mains water and well maintained boundaries.

To the North West of the steading is the site for the caravan park. On site are six static caravans which provide an annual ground rental income, further details below. The remainder of the site is a Certified Location Caravan & Motorhome Club touring caravan site which is registered for five touring vans.

Entrance Hall 4'3" x 18'8". (1.3m x 5.7m.). Timber door to front elevation and open porch, ceiling light fitting, heater.

Sitting Room 9'8" x 15'5" (2.95m x 4.7m). Woodburning stove in red sandstone fireplace and hearth, exposed beam, window to front elevation, wall light fittings.

Lounge & Dining Area 24'11" x 13'11" (7.6m x 4.24m). .Large reception room with three windows to the front elevation, open fire set in sandstone fireplace with sandstone television stand, exposed beam, display alcoves, heater, ceiling and wall light fittings, television aerial socket and telephone point, door to entrance hall and door to inner hall leading to the stairs to first floor.

Dining Kitchen 9' x 29' (2.74m x 8.84m). Fitted base and wall units with worktops, 1½ bowl sink unit with mixer tap, integrated dishwasher, integrated fridge, tiled splashbacks, free standing electric Rangemaster stove, two windows to rear elevation, uPVC door to rear garden, heater, telephone point, loft access hatch, fluorescent strip lighting to kitchen area with ceiling light fitting to dining area.

Utility Room 6'9" x 15'11" (2.06m x 4.85m). With ground floor WC and tiled shower cubicle with shower tray, curtain pole and Mira electric shower. Space and pluming for automatic washing machine, space for dryer and fridge freezers etc, vinyl floor covering, window to rear elevation.

Landing Built in storage cupboards with fitted shelving, ceiling light fitting, heater.

Bedroom 1 14'9" x 13'1" (4.5m x 4m). Double bedroom with window to front elevation with fitted blind, ceiling light fitting, built in storage cupboard, wash hand basin in vanity unit.

Bedroom 2 10'4" x 12'4" (3.15m x 3.76m). Double bedroom with window to front elevation with fitted blind, ceiling light fitting, wash hand basin.

Bedroom 3 11' x 8'3" (3.35m x 2.51m). Single bedroom with window to front elevation with fitted blind, ceiling light fitting, loft access hatch.

Bathroom Free standing bath, wash hand basin with cabinet below, WC with high level cistern, spacious shower cubicle with mains shower, fully tiled walls, heated towel rail and towel rings, wall mirror, light with shaver point, glass holder, spotlight fitting, built in shelved airing cupboard (the hot water cylinder has been relocated onto the loft in the adjoining stone barn to provide more storage space), window to front elevation with fitted blind.

Services The property benefits from mains water and electricity, hot water is provided by an immersion heater.

Drainage for the farmhouse is to a septic tank within the yard, this then feeds to a larger septic tank system which provides drainage for the caravan site. Please note no formal investigation has been carried out as to the operation of the septic tanks, these may not meet the current General Binding Rules 2020 and the property is being sold on this basis.

Council Tax Grove Foot Farmhouse is scheduled in Band E payable to Eden District Council.

Ratable Value The current rateable value for the Caravan Park & Premises is £5,300.

Outside To the front of the house is a stone walled gravelled garden area with well established flower beds and paved path, beyond is a concrete yard and then a lawned area.

To the rear is lovely lawned garden with mature trees and concrete patio area, regular visitors to this garden are several red squirrels.

There is a large part concrete part hardcore yard area for the farm buildings which also benefit from a block walled midden area, and race with footbath.

Outbuildings Left Hand Side

Former Byre

5.00m x 3.30m. Concrete floor, lofted, mains water and electric light. The electric system for the caravan site is located within this building.

Former Byre

5.00m x 5.90m. Concrete floor, lofted, mains water and electric light.

Stone Barn

5.00m x 11.65m. Flagged floor.

Right Hand Side


5.10m x 2.10m. Flagged and cobbled floor, lofted with hot water cylinder for the house located upon the lofted area.

Log Store

5.10m x 3.85m. Flagged and cobbled floor, lofted, electric light and power.


4.90m x 5.80m. Single storey with concrete floor, electric light.

More modern buildings are located within the yard and consist of the following:


5.76m x 4.10m Brick and block built with asbestos cement roof covering, earth floor with corrugated iron diving wall with the following loosehousing to the rear.

Loose Housing

5.10m x 4.10m. Brick and block built with asbestos cement roof covering.

Former Milking Parlour

10.78m x 7.95m. Block built and rendered with asbestos cement roof covering, concrete floor, mains water, doors to both gable elevations, ten double stalls, electric light.

Former Dairy

2.60m x 6.65m. Block built with asbestos cement roof covering, concrete floor, mains water and electric light.


2.60m x 2.55m. Block built with asbestos cement roof covering, concrete floor, electric light and power.

Cubicle Shed

18.34m x 23.55m. 4 bay steel portal frame with asbestos cement roof covering, block walls with Yorkshire boarding, central feed passage, 56 cubicles, and water troughs. There are tensolar panels located to the roof of this building. No feed in tariff figures are available from the vendor however they have confirmed that this is not a significant amount.

Crop/Machinery Store

14.55m x 6.21m. 4 bay steel portal frame with corrugated iron cladding, block walls, part concrete part earth floor.

Lean-To 1

5.45m x 11.20m. 3 bay timber frame with corrugated iron cladding, concrete floor, water trough.

Lean-To 2

6.10m x 570m. 2 bay steel portal frame with block walls and profile steel cladding, concrete floor.

Silage Pit

Timber sleeper walled silage pit. The silage within the pit is not included in the sale and is stored under Licence by a neighbour. Vacant possession of the silage pit will be given on 30 November 2022. The tyres are included within the sale.

Nissan Hut

Dilapidated asbestos cement Nissan Hut with concrete base.

Two Former Pig Sheds

2.30m x 5.35m. Block built with corrugated iron roof.

Stone Field Barn

4.80m x 12.14m. Double Height Stone barn with slate roof covering and earth floor. This barn may be suitable for conversion subject to obtaining the relevant consents.

The Land The land extends in total to 40.05 acres (16.21ha), the majority of which is excellent quality mowing and grazing land and has the benefit of mains water and well maintained boundaries. Field 1 includes the track and is rougher grazing land and not mowable. Field 6 is mature woodland.

The land is currently let on a grazing agreement until 7th November 2022 and Vacant Possession will be given on this date.


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