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76.57 acres, High Whitber Farm - SOLD STC, Kings Meaburn, Penrith, Cumbria
For Sale - £1,100,000

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  • Tenure: Freehold

This sale offers a rare opportunity to purchase a ring-fenced farm holding extending to approx. 76.57 acres (30.99 ha) with the addition of a 31.54 acre (12.76 ha) block of grazing land located just a mile away from the main holding.


This sale offers a rare opportunity to purchase a ring-fenced farm holding extending to approx. 76.57 acres (30.99 ha) with the addition of a 31.54 acre (12.76 ha) block of grazing land located just a mile away from the main holding.

Local Amenities
The market town of Appleby provides the amenities to be expected in a small County market town, together with a railway station on the famous Settle to Carlisle railway line.

The nearby market towns of Penrith and Kirkby Stephen offer active livestock markets and the City of Carlisle is located approximately 30 miles to the north west.

The property of High Whitber is located in a secluded position in a quiet corner of the Eden Valley with both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks in close proximity, together with the quieter areas of the North Pennines. Access to the main road network of the country are within easy reach.

Lot 1: High Whitber Farmhouse, Buildings & Approx. 76.57 acres (30.99 ha)

The Farmhouse
The farmhouse sits on the edge of the farmyard with an adjacent extensive area of garden and orchard beyond. The farmhouse is constructed of stone under a slate roof and the accommodation comprises the following:

Ground Floor

Front door leading into small porch area giving access to a downstairs hallway

Living Room
(4.09m x 4.90m (13’5” x 16’1”)) with open fire, 2 built in cupboards, radiator

(4.09m x 3.63 m (13’5” x 11’11”)) with open fire, built in cupboard, radiator

Dining Room
(3.67m x 2.53m (12’0” x 8’4”)) with radiator

(3.67m x 3.58m (12’0” x 11’9”)) with fitted units, single stainless steel sink and drainer, inglenook fireplace currently housing the central heating boiler.

Utility Room
(2.10m x 4.20m (6’1” x 13’9”))
With stairs leading to

First Floor

Bedroom 1
(3.86m x 3.64m (12’8” x 11’11”)) with built in cupboard, shelving unit, radiator

Bedroom 2
(4.02m x 4.83m (13’2” x 15’10”)) with radiator

Bedroom 3
(4.08 m x 3.88m (13’5” x 12’9”)) with radiator

With pedestal wash hand basin, bath with electric shower over, w.c., radiator


The back porch of the house leads directly into one of the farmyard areas.

To the western elevation of the farmhouse is an area of lawn planted with some fruit trees and beyond that is a further larger orchard with fruit trees and vegetable plots.

To the southern elevation of the farmhouse is a formal garden area which comprises flower bed and paved area leading to the front door.

Farm Buildings
Located to the north of the farmhouse is a range of traditional farm buildings which comprise the following:

Traditional stone built single storey range of storage buildings, all under a fibre cement sheet roof. On the eastern end of this range of buildings is a more recent extension of stone faced block work under a corrugated tin sheet roof comprising a bull pen and former byre. Under the western section of this range of buildings is a cellar.

To the rear of this range of buildings is a semi derelict timber shed with fibre cement sheet roof.

At the western end of the farm steading is a range of stone under traditional slate roof byres with a stone and slate mono pitched lean-to housing an outside w.c.

At the eastern end of the farm steading is a stone and brick built cattle court under a timber framed slate roof. Attached to the northern elevation of this cattle court is a breeze block built mono pitch lean-to with corrugated tin sheet roof which comprises a former byre.

Attached to the eastern elevation of the farmhouse is a stone under slate roof lofted barn which on ground level provides a stable and former byres with a lofted area above. On the eastern elevation of this barn is a mono pitch stone built under slate roof stable and on the southern elevation of the barn is an area which provides garage space, which is lofted. This building houses the oil tank for the house.

To the south side of the Council highway which runs in front of High Whitber farmhouse is a further area of farm buildings which comprise the following:

A double height traditional stone-built barn with corrugated tin sheet roof. To the west of this building is a mono pitch lean-to comprising a timber frame with corrugated tin roof and wall cladding.

To the southern elevation of the traditional building is a former byre/milking parlour which is in a very poor state of repair with fibre cement sheet roof which is collapsing.

Please note this building is not safe and should not be entered under any circumstances.

To the south side of this building is a steel portal framed double pitched building with steel stanchions, dwarf concrete block walls, Yorkshire Boarding above and a corrugated fibre cement sheet roof. Attached to this is a further mono pitched building of similar construction and these buildings have previously been cubicle sheds but have had the cubicles removed and are now used for loose housing. At either end of the building are collecting yards with that on the western end leading out to a midden area. Feed Silo.

The Land
The land in Lot 1 extends to approximately 76.57 acres (30.99 ha) of which 71.31 acres (28.86 ha) comprises a mix of grazing and mowing land with the remaining land comprising three small areas of woodland.

The land sits in two ring fences, one to the north side of the farmhouse and buildings with the other block sitting to the south of them.

The land lies within the Non Severely Disadvantaged Area for Basic Payment purposes with the majority of the land being classified as Grade 3 under the former MAFF Land Classification System.

The land benefits from a mix of mains water and natural water supplies and lies between 150m and 170m above mean sea level.

Lot 2 : Land at Peaslands

The land at Peaslands extends to 31.54 acres (12.76 ha) of land of which 2.99 acres (1.21 ha) is woodland with the remainder being a mix of mowing and grazing land. The land benefits from roadside access from the minor highway running from Kings Meaburn to the B6260 and benefits from a natural water supply.

The land lies within the Non Severely Disadvantaged Area for Basic Payment purposes with all of the land being classified as Grade 3 under the former MAFF Land Classification System.

The land lies between 160m and 180m above mean sea level.

General Remarks, Reservations & Stipulations

Method of Sale
High Whitber Farm and the land at Peaslands is offered for sale by Private Treaty.
The Vendors and sole selling Agents reserve the right to alter or divide the property or to withdraw or exclude any of the property at any time.
The Vendor(s) reserves the right to vary any of the terms and conditions of sale or to change the method of sale without notice. For this reason, we recommend likely buyers should register their interest with the Selling Agents as soon as possible in order that they are kept abreast of any changes to the marketing of the land.

The land is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession upon the date of completion.
For further details please refer to the Vendor’s solicitor, whose contact details appear later in these particulars.

Wayleaves, Easements, Covenants & Rights of Way
The property is sold subject to all rights including rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplies and other rights and obligations and easements, quasi easements and restrictive covenants and all existing and proposed wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains, and water, gas and other pipes, whether or not referred to in these particulars.
In particular there are overhead cables running across fields in Lot 1.
In addition, there is a public footpath which runs across field parcel 0521 northwards from the public highway adjacent to the farm steading.
Any Purchasers will be deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the nature of such restrictions and are advised to contact the Vendor's Solicitors for details:
Arnison Heelis Solicitors, 7 Boroughgate, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria CA16 6XF
Charlotte Birtles acting.
Tel: 017683 51591

Sporting & Mineral Rights
Sporting & Mineral Rights
The sporting rights over the land at High Whitber are specifically excluded from the


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