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41.96 acres, Westward, Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 8AJ
Sold (STC) - £500,000


The property consists of a traditional stone built 3 bedroomed farmhouse, a useful range of traditional and modern farm buildings together with mowing and grazing land, woodland, access tracks etc extending in total to 41.96 acres (16.98ha) or thereabouts.

Studfold Farm is situated in delightful open countryside situated in a ring fence approximately 200m back from the B5305 Wigton to Penrith Road. The farmhouse is accessed via a stone access drive and is conveniently located immediately adjacent to the range of farm buildings. In the past the property was used as dairy farm but has most recently been used for stock rearing for both cattle and sheep. The property has the benefit of a well established predominantly broadleaved parcel of woodland which provides a shelter belt for stock and also a habitat for numerous different types of wildlife.

The property is situated approximately 2 miles due south east of the market town of Wigton and approximately 15.2 miles due north west of Junction 41 of the M6 Motorway. The property would be ideal for use a hobby farm/small holding or may hold potential for equestrian use. It has come on to the market due to the retirement of its owners.

General Description
The farmhouse is of stone construction under a slate roof providing accommodation on two floors as follows:-

Ground Floor
Open Plan Kitchen/Diner/Living Room 7.78m max x 7.64m max. King Tile floor tiles. Granite work tops. Integrated halogen hob and oven. Stainless steel mixer tap. Tiled walls. Fitted wall and floor units. Within the living room area is a Cleopatra oil burning stove set in an inglenook type fireplace. The room also has additional heating from a multi-fuel stove. UPVC front door and separate UPVC French doors to Conservatory. The conservatory is of UPVC construction under a polycarbonate roof. It measurers 6.11m x 2.60m and has UPVC French doors to the front elevation of the farmhouse. The flooring is King Tile floor tiles.
Lounge 4.38m x 2.89m with wooden floor. Rear staircase to self-contained Bedroom/Office 4.57m x 2.87m.
Downstairs WC with wash hand basin 1.79m x 1.18m.
General Store 2.66m x 2.23m. Plumbed for washing machine. Wooden panelled walls and ceiling, King Tile flooring.
Rear Porch 3.45m x 2.03m with tiled flooring and poly carbonate roof.

First Floor
Bedroom 1 4.52m x 4.48m max. Fitted wardrobes.
Bedroom 2 4.50m x 3.38m.
Bedroom 3 2.34m x 2.75m.
Bathroom 3.46m max x 2.77m. Wooden floor. Wash hand basin with cast iron free standing bath. Separate shower cubicle with Gainsborough SV800 electric shower.

The Farm Buildings
Attached to the farmhouse is an L-shaped Traditionally Constructed Barn under a sandstone flagged roof. This building, subject to any necessary planning consent or building regulations application may be suitable to either extend the current accommodation in the farmhouse or to convert to a separate dwelling. No approach to the local planning authority has been made and therefore perspective purchasers should make their own enquiries direct to Allerdale Borough Council. The barn consists of the following:-
a) Former Threshing Barn. 8.65m x 4.48m. Now used as general storage.
b) Former Grain Store. 5.45m x 2.43m. Lofted.
c) Hay Barn. 5.91m x 5.82m.
To the rear elevation of the farmhouse is a Traditionally Constructed Single Storey Shed under monopitch sandstone flagged roof used as a wood shed /kennel.

Further Buildings
The buildings are situated to the rear elevation of the farmhouse and consist of a mixture of both traditional and semi-modern construction. They can be described as follows:-
Barn of sandstone and concrete block construction under fibre-cement roof comprising:-
a) Workshop. Lofted.
b) Bulk Tank Room. Lofted.
c) Redundant 8 Point A Breast Parlour.
d) Adjoining Pump Room and Engine House.
Collinson Cake Tower
Three Bay Livestock Building of concrete block construction under monopitch asbestos cement sheeted roof currently housing eight portable cow cubicles.
Three Bay General Purpose Building of steel frame construction with concrete shuttered walls under corrugated steel sheeted monopitch roof.
Five Bay Slatted Livestock Shed of steel framed construction under monopich corrugated steel sheeted roof with a mixture of shuttered concrete and concrete block walls.
Two Adjoining Calving Boxes of concrete block construction under a box profile steel sheeted roof.
Cubicle Shed for 32 of concrete block construction under box profile monopitch steel sheeted roof. Partially clad with Ventair box profile sheeting. Open feeding stance.
Former Silage Pit used as midden. Mixture of concrete block and shuttered concrete walls.
Alfa Laval Four Ring Slurry Tower
Cubicle Shed for 21 of concrete block construction under asbestos cement monopitch roof.
Steel Framed General Purpose Building under fibre cement roof.
Silage Pit with concrete floor and concrete panel walls.
To the south west of the main steading approximately a quarter of the way along the access drive are two further buildings consisting of a Four Bay Machinery Shed of predominantly steel frame construction under a corrugated steel sheeted roof with partial concrete flooring. Five Bay Livestock Loose House of steel frame construction under corrugated steel sheeted roof with partial concrete flooring.

Agricultural Land

Lot 1
The land comprising Lot 1 extends to 29.21 acres (11.82ha) and lies in a ring fenced block to the rear of the farm steading. The land is currently laid to grass and is productive mowing and grazing land. A hard track through field 5641 provides excellent access to most enclosures. A small block of woodland extending to 3.85 acres lies around Speet Gill which runs through the holding. All fields are served with mains water trough.

Lot 2
The land comprising Lot 2 extends to 12.75 acres (5.16ha) and lies in a ring fenced block with roadside access from the Wigton to Brackenthwaite Road. The land is laid in four enclosures and provides excellent mowing and grazing land.

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