For sale: Fleet Holme, Lowgill, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 0BN

OIRO £755,000

Summary: Delightful smallholding nestling under the backdrop of the Howgills, within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, adjacent to the River Lune. Large farmhouse, excellent range of traditional and modern farm buildings. Meadow and pasture land, about 25.04 acres (10.13 hectares). Energy Rating F

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AddressFleet Holme
Property TypeFarm House
Sold StatusAvailable
Bedrooms5 Beds
Bathrooms3 Bathrooms
Reception Rooms4 Receptions
ParkingResident Parking , Garage
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Delightful smallholding nestling under the backdrop of the Howgills, within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, adjacent to the River Lune. Large farmhouse, excellent range of traditional and modern farm buildings. Meadow and pasture land, about 25.04 acres (10.13 hectares). Energy Rating F

Majestic, peaceful location on the westerly bank of the River Lune.
Substantial, eighteenth Century farmhouse, "extended" in 1923, three reception, two kitchens, utility, office, five double bedrooms, two bathrooms.
Superb range of traditional and modern farm buildings.
Meadow and pasture land to the north and south of the farmstead.
Half of the river bed is included. The fishing rights are excluded.
Conveniently located for Kendal and the M6, junctions 37 and 38.
Ideal for either hobby farmers, those with equestrian interests and for those wanting a "lifestyle".
Additional 20 acres adjoining the easterly boundary available by separate negotiation.
Inspection of this country retreat is highly recommended to fully appreciate the virtues of the location and attributes of the house and buildings.

Lowgill can be approached either via the Kendal to Sedbergh, A684 road or the Kendal to Appleby Road, the A685.

Following the A685 in a north-easterly direction from the town, continue through the village of Grayrigg. After approximately two miles, at the top of the hill, just before Tebay gorge, turn right, signposted Sedbergh. Follow the road under the motorway and railway line and the lane to Lowgill, which is signposted, is the first turning on the left.

From the direction of the A684, just after the M6, junction 37, turn immediately left, signposted Beckfoot. Follow the road for approximately 2.5 miles to the hamlet of Beckfoot and at the end of the road, just before the stunning viaduct, next to the Crook of Lune, turn left and take the first right onto the lane to Lowgill.

Follow the lane and just over the railway bridge, the entrance to Fleet Holme is the first on the right over the cattle grid.

The access lane is included in the freehold title and is subject to rights of access for the benefit of the residential property just before the farmstead, known as Burr Barn.

The location and extent are shown edged red on the Sale Plan herewith. The whole extends to about 25.04 acres

Lowgill is the extremely pleasant and attractive area between the river Lune and the main West Coast railway line, just north of the Crook of Lune bridge, under the Howgill fells to the north-east.

Fleet Holme is within ten minutes drive of Kendal with all the associated amenities and facilities. The M6, junction 37 is within a few minutes drive to the south and junction 38 at Tebay about ten minutes to the north.

PARTICULARS The tarmacked and concrete entrance drive, subject to rights of access for the owner of the residential property adjacent to the drive and also for agricultural purposes for two other users, slopes gently down from the public highway before opening into the extensive farm yard.

The farm buildings are on the northerly side of the farm yard and the farmhouse is to the south.

Farmhouse constructed in the traditional local manner with double pitched slated roofs and rendered whitened external finishes.

Entrance Porch:5'11" x 5'4" (1.8m x 1.63m). Double glazed aluminium framed front door. Double glazed window with a southerly aspect across the lawned garden. Solid concrete floor.

A stone arch, bearing date stone 1923 and initials 'JHC' surrounds the oak, studded inner door.

Cloakroom/W.C: W.C and wash hand basin.

Entrance Hall:9'10" x 7'10" (3m x 2.39m). Dimensions include the w.c. 'L' shaped, black and white patterned quarry tiled floor. Exposed ceiling timbers.

W.C:6'4" x 4'3" (1.93m x 1.3m). Wash hand basin and W.C.

Panelled opening from the Entrance Hall to the

Inner Hall:13'9" x 8'2" (4.2m x 2.5m). Central heating radiator. Understairs store. Exposed ceiling timbers. Pine staircase and side panelling.

Lounge:21' (6.39m) x 13'9" (4.19m) and 9'9" (2.97m) x 5'6" (1.68m). A splendid south facing room with a superb aspect overlooking the gardens, with the agricultural farm land beyond. Double glazed windows. Exposed beams. Plate rail. Brick fireplace with quarry tile hearth, oak mantle and surround, multi fuel stove. Central heating radiators.

Dining Room:13'10" x 11'5" (4.22m x 3.48m). Cupboard containing the water purification unit for the private water supply. Double glazed window overlooking the side garden with a view towards the entrance drive. Central heating radiator. Fireplace, with stone recess oak surround, stone hearth. Eurostar oil fired central heating boiler. Side window overlooking the rear porch. Timber latched door from the Dining Room to

Side Hallway:8'11" x 5'6" (2.72m x 1.68m). Stable type door with glazed panelled upper section opening to the

Side Entrance Porch:10'5" x 4'1" (3.18m x 1.24m). Quarry tiled floor. UPVC framed windows and door. Carbon fibre mono pitched roof. Door to the gardens.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room:15'3" x 13'9" (4.65m x 4.2m). Lovely, sunny room, with a southerly and easterly aspect. Part tiled walls. Oil fired Aga providing the hot water for the house. Pine fitted kitchen with base units and working surfaces, matching wall cupboards. Stainless steel sink unit, under the east facing window with views towards the River Lune. Plumbing for a washing machine. Electric oven and hob.

Utility Room:14'9" x 9'5" (4.5m x 2.87m). East facing window with views across the orchard to the River Lune. Access to roof space. Fitted base units with working surfaces and matching wall cupboards. Beyond the dinng room is the

Lobby:7'3" x 5'3" (2.2m x 1.6m). Central heating radiator. Oak panelling. Understairs store.

Kitchen No 2:11'6" x 10'6" (3.5m x 3.2m). Fitted base units with working surfaces and matching wall cupboards. Double electric oven. Electric hob. Plumbing for washing machine. Stainless steel sink unit with drainer, below the north facing window overlooking the yard. Exposed beam. Central heating radiator. Fitted cupboard.

Rear Porch:6'7" x 6'1" (2m x 1.85m). Concrete floor. Windows overlooking the farm yard. UPVC double glazed external access door to the farm yard.

Living Room:16'6" x 12'4" (5.03m x 3.76m). North facing double glazed window overlooking the farm yard. Central heating radiator. Exposed beams. Tiled fireplace. Alcove recess with shelves. Window into the Side Hallway. Returning to the Lobby, a set of steps lead to a

Passageway:11'3" x 4'4" (3.43m x 1.32m). With a south facing window overlooking the garden.

Office:12'2" x 9'1" (3.7m x 2.77m). Central heating radiator. North facing window. Roof light.

Shower Room:7'5" x 7' (2.26m x 2.13m). Shower cubicle. Wash hand basin. W.C. Part tiled walls. Central heating radiator.

Bedroom No 5:17'3" x 11'11" (5.26m x 3.63m). Central heating radiator. West facing double glazed windows overlooking the farm yard, with a view towards the entrance drive. Fitted wardrobes. At the far end of the passageway, a back staircase leads to

Landing:12'3" x 3'1" (3.73m x 0.94m).

Bedroom No 1:16'3" x 11'10" (4.95m x 3.6m). Double room with north facing double glazed window, with a view across the farm yard and the land, overlooking the River Lune towards the Howgills on the far north easterly horizon. Central heating radiator. Fitted wardrobe. Airing cupboard with cylinder and immersion heater installed.

Bathroom:10'11" x 6'8" (3.33m x 2.03m). Pine panelled walls. Bath. W.C. Central heating radiator. Towel rail. Pedestal wash hand basin. Shower cubicle.

A Store Cupboard at the end of the Landing.

Bedroom No 2:14'1" x 12'5" (4.3m x 3.78m). Double room. East facing window overlooking the gardens. Central heating radiator.

Landing:16'1" x 3' (4.9m x 0.91m). At the top of the main staircase.

Shower Room:9'11" x 7'10" (3.02m x 2.39m). Shower cubicle. Pedestal wash hand basin. W.C. Part tiled walls. Central heating radiator. An airing cupboard with immersion heater installed.

Bedroom No 3:10'11" x 10'6" (3.33m x 3.2m). Easterly aspect with views towards the River Lune. Walk-in wardrobe. Picture rail. Exposed beam. Central heating radiator.

Gardens Pleasant lawned gardens and grounds surround the easterly, southerly and westerly elevations of the farmhouse and include lawns, vegetable garden, fruit cage, greenhouse, a fine display of flowering trees and shrubs, wood trees and borders.

Orchard Between the gardens and river with a variety of fruit trees.

Farm Buildings The extensive range of farm buildings are to the north of the farmhouse across the expansive farmyard and comprise the following:

Traditional Detached Barn:49'3" x 18'4" (15.01m x 5.59m). Stone built with double pitched fibrous cement sheeted roof. Partly underhoused at the easterly end.

Lean-to Loosebox:28'7" x 17'5" (8.71m x 5.3m).

Attached General Purpose Stores26'3" x 14'5" (8m x 4.4m).

Dog Kennel:14'1" x 10'10" (4.3m x 3.3m). This building had planning permission for conversion to a dwelling and conversion of the Dutch barn beyond to a garage and store under South Lakeland District Council Reference 3/3/13/1992.

Beyond the traditional barn is a detached

General Purpose Building:36' x 18' (10.97m x 5.49m). Concrete block construction. Open ended, timber A-frame roof with fibre cement sheeting.

The main complex of farm buildings is to the west of the traditional barn;

Former Milking Shippon:87' x 29' (26.52m x 8.84m). Concrete block walls, double pitched fibrous cement sheet roof.

Former Dairy:15' x 10' (4.57m x 3.05m). Used for general storage purposes. Concrete block walls and mono-pitched roof.

Loosebox:25' x 10' (7.62m x 3.05m). Similar construction to the former milking shippon.

General Purpose/Livestock Building:82' x 20' (25m x 6.1m). Block wall construction with timber framed roof with double pitched fibrous cement sheets. For general storage and cattle handling.

General Purpose Farm Building:52' x 26' (15.85m x 7.92m). Rendered block construction with double pitched box profile sheet roof.

Adjoining, on the southerly elevation is

Garage:23' x 12' (7m x 3.66m). Concrete block mono-pitched corrugated sheeted roof.

Adjoining the southerly elevation of the general purpose/livestock handling building is

Range of Looseboxes:37' x 12' (11.28m x 3.66m). Rendered block construction.   Mono-pitched fibrous cement sheet roof.

Dutch Barn:20'8" x 14' (6.3m x 4.27m). Totally enclosed, corrugated iron framed building. Concrete floor.

Just beyond the main complex, next to the entrance drive is a

Former Poultry Shed:47' x 18' (14.33m x 5.49m). Detached, timber framed and clad, double pitched timber roof with corrugated sheeted finish.

On the opposite side of the entrance drive to the detached former hen house is a plantation of softwood trees which continues around the north-westerly corner of the field to the south.

Immediately south of the farmhouse and farmstead, is an excellent enclosure of meadow land adjacent to the River Lune extending to about 9.33 acres. The river bank drops gently down to the river with a variety of hardwood trees.

Just west of this enclosure, with an access from the meadow, is an enclosure of pasture land extending to 2.27 acres.

There is a triangular field of meadow land, beyond the meadow and pasture with frontage to the river Lune, extending 1.96 acres.

The remainder of the land is comprised in two enclosures of meadow and pasture land to the north of the farm buildings next to the river Lune. The field immediately adjacent to the farm buildings, field number 4285, extends to 3.32 acres. The northern most enclosure 4300, is 3.43 acres. There is an ethylene pipeline through this field.

The riverbank, which is separately fenced, slopes gently down to the riverbed.

The whole of Fleet Holme, as described, as shown edged red on the attached plan is comprised in the following schedule:

Adjoining and to the north of the entrance drive, and to the west of the farmland, is approximately 20 acres of sound pasture land. This is in separate ownership, but is available by private negotiation, if required, by the buyers of Fleet Holme. Further details can be available.

Mains electricity.

Private water supply, from a spring with a storage tank situated on land in separate ownership.

Private septic tank drainage system located in the orchard.

Oil fired central heating.

Super fast Broadband speed utilising B4RN.

The freehold of the access drive, as shown on the sale plan is included in the sale and is subject to rights of access for the benefit of the residential property towards the end of the entrance drive, known a Burr Barn. The drive is also subject to rights of access for agricultural purposes for the land to the north and south of the entrance drive in separate ownership.

A Fishing Club owns the fishing rights.

One rod is reserved to the sellers within the triangular field being field number 1649, the southernmost enclosure.

All fixtures are included.

All fittings referred to in these particulars are included.

All fitted carpets, curtains, curtain rails and light fittings are included.

All other items of household and personal effects are excluded.

All farm machinery, equipment and materials are excluded.

There are no entitlements to the Basic Farm Payment Scheme available.

There are no existing Environmental Stewardship Schemes.

Vacant possession on completion.

Strictly by appointment. Please contact our Kendal Office.

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