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For sale: Summer Close Farm - Lot 1, Cartmel Fell, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 6NZ

Guide Price £690,000

Summary: Lot 1 - A well presented Lake District smallholding, excellent four double bedroom house, range of modern buildings, productive meadow and pasture. In all about 20.32 acres (8.22 has)Available as a whole, or in four Lots.

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AddressSummer Close Farm - Lot 1
Cartmel Fell
LA11 6NZ
Property TypeFarm House
Sold StatusAvailable
Bedrooms4 Beds
Bathrooms2 Bathrooms
Reception Rooms2 Receptions
ParkingOff Street Parking , Double Garage
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Lot 1 - A well presented Lake District smallholding, excellent four double bedroom house, range of modern buildings, productive meadow and pasture. In all about 20.32 acres (8.22 has)
Available as a whole, or in four Lots.

An outstanding opportunity to purchase this delightful smallholding within the southern Lake District National Park.
A well presented dormer style house with loft conversion, which must be viewed to fully appreciate the spacious accommodation.
Agricultural/Forestry Occupancy Condition.
Panoramic views of the open countryside.
Useful outbuilding/garage providing covered BBQ area, outhouse/store room and garage.
Well equipped with range of modern buildings.
Within the Lake District National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site), just over one mile as the crow flies from Lake Windermere.
Distant views from the land towards Whitbarrow Scar. The Yorkshire Dales and Lake District fells.
Productive meadow and pasture land in a ring fence.
The property currently has a good Broadband, provided via KENCOM.

From the A590 take the exit to High Newton, turn right past the Crown Public House and continue on the Height Road. After approximately one mile the entrance lane is on your left, marked with one of our for sale boards. Having crossed the cattle grid take your first right turn and continue along the adopted highway for approximately one mile, Summer Close Farm is on the right.

The property is located in an idyllic rural setting just two miles north of the village of High Newton, approximately two miles east of Newby Bridge and only eight miles south-west of Kendal.

Lot 1 - House Summer Close Farm, shaded pink on the Sale Plan. About 20.13 acres (8.15 hectares).

Open Porch14' x 7'3" (4.27m x 2.2m). Slate roof with glass panels open to patio area.

Entrance Hall:8'2" x 6'3" (2.5m x 1.9m). Two windows. Central heating radiator. Tiled floor. Cloakroom.

W.C:5'6" x 3'11" (1.68m x 1.2m). Window. Wash hand basin and W.C.

Inner Hall:25'3" x 3'7" (7.7m x 1.1m). Central heating radiator. Oak flooring. Built-in cupboard.

Kitchen:14'9" x 12'8" (4.5m x 3.86m). Window overlooking drive. Fitted base and wall units. Granite worktops. Oil fired Aga stove. Centre island unit with induction hob, fridge and electric oven in upright unit. Double stainless steel sink. Tiled floor.

Dining Area:23'7" x 10'2" (7.19m x 3.1m). Tiled flooring. Central heating radiator. Window to garden. Velux window. External oak stable door. Oak steps to the living area.

Living Area:19'6" x 16'9" (5.94m x 5.1m). Central heating radiator. Window overlooking fell and pond. Window with seat and cupboards underneath. Oak flooring. Patio doors to rear decking and patio area. Glazed canopy over decking area. Wood burning stove.

Stair Hall:14'9" x 6'3" (4.5m x 1.9m). Window overlooking patio area. Central heating radiator. Oak floor. cupboard and two Velux windows.

Landing:8'6" x 5'3" (2.6m x 1.6m).

Bedroom No.2:14'8" x 12'10" (4.47m x 3.91m). Central heating radiator. Fireplace with marble/wood surround. Shelves/cupboards in chimney alcove.

Bedroom No.3:14'1" x 10'10" (4.3m x 3.3m). Central heating radiator. Two double glazed windows.

Bedroom No.4:11'10" x 10'2" (3.6m x 3.1m). Central heating radiator. Double glazed window.

Family Shower Room:10'2" x 6'11" (3.1m x 2.1m). Central heated towel rail with tiled floor and half tiled wall. W.C and wash hand basin in cupboard unit. Tiled shower. Underfloor heating.

First Floor

Bedroom No.1:18'11" x 12'8" (5.77m x 3.86m). Window overlooking garden and fields.

Bathroom:12'8" x 9'10" (3.86m x 3m). Central heating radiator. Towel radiator. Tiled floor and walls. Pedestal wash hand basin. Bath with claw feet. W.C Shower. large cupboard under the eaves. Underfloor heating. Velux window. Hot water tank.

Garage:18'4" x 12'6" (5.59m x 3.8m). Open to front half open to rear. Stone chip floor.

Workshop:18'4" x 9'6" (5.59m x 2.9m). Velux window. Double half glazed doors. Power points. Concrete floor.

Utility/Boiler room:19' x 9'2" (5.8m x 2.8m). Tiled floor. Fitted wall and base units. Two windows. Half glazed door.

Wood Shed:11'1" x 6'9" (3.38m x 2.06m).

Covered Work BBQ Area:12'6" x 10'10" (3.8m x 3.3m). Timber double pitch roof with clear upvc roof panels.

Farm Buildings: The small holding has a well equipped farm steading, the main feature of which is a central steel portal framed building with concrete floor, concrete block walls to cement fibre cladding and roof. There are numerous lean-to's off it generally constructed in the same manner and described in more detail below:

Lean-to No.1:14'10" x 59'1" (4.52m x 18m). A four bay lean-to currently used as livestock housing and internally subdivided. Metal sub-dividers will be included in the sale.

Main Building:28'10" x 59'1" (8.79m x 18m). One bay internally split and used as workshop, three bays used for stock housing and storage. Part lofted and currently used to house water tank and straw.

Lean-to No.2:21'5" x 59'1" (6.53m x 18m). Former cubicle shed with some stalls still in situ and open feed frame to above building.

Lean-to No.3:6'7" x 74'4" (2m x 22.66m). Off the above a further narrow lean-to previously used as a cattle run.

Lean-to No.4:42'8" x 15'1" (13m x 4.6m). Off the southern gable end a two bay storage shed of modern construction and with large front opening door.

Outlying Former Horse Box:32'6" x 17' (9.9m x 5.18m). Concrete block walls and concrete floor with a cement fibre roof. Former livestock handling area to rear.

Painted Steel Cake Silo: Three tonne capacity.

Plastic Diesal Bowser:1,300   litre capacity.

Midden and Effluent Tank: Underground effluent tank with circa 3,500 litre capacity and concrete block built midden.

Field Barn: Mono-pitched timber framed with tin cladding to Yorkshire boarding, tin roof. Open fronted and with hardcore floor.

LOT 1 is offered with circa 19.09 acres of productive and relatively flat land which neatly encircle the steading. The land and boundaries are well maintained and have been kept in good order. The land is internally subdivided in to four field pastures and a former orchard area central to the steading. The adopted highway leading to the property and Simpson Ground beyond runs through this Lot. Within this there is a scenic wildlife pond and former orchard to the centre of the steading.

Meadow land, north of Lot 1, shaded green on the Sale Plan. About 10.40 acres (4.20 hectares). Access from the adopted highway to Simpson Ground. The land is well drained and in good heart.

Meadow/pasture land south of summer Close. Shaded yellow on the Sale Plan. About 9.59 acres (3.88 hectares).
Two encloses of meadow/pasture land to the south-east of Lot 1 amounting to 9.59 acres with direct access to the adopted highway. Shall this Lot be sold separately to Lot 1 a right to water and to maintain the present apparatus abound to the location marked X shall be reserved.

Upland pasture west of Summer Close. Shaded purple on the Sale Plan. About 12.28 acres (4.97 hectares).
A single field enclosure extending to 12.28 acres of upland pasture with an elevated view over Summer Close Farm. The land steeps to the west and would provide useful accommodation and grazing land.


The construction of the bungalow was granted planning permission on 9th May 1983 under the reference 7/83/5143 subject to a condition that "the occupancy of the dwelling should be limited to a person solely or mainly employed or last employed in the locality, in agriculture as defined in Section 290(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971, or in forestry (including any dependants or such a person residing with him) or a widow or widower or such a person".

Historically the site had planning permission for two static caravans as well as an owner's van,   although none of these are currently present and prospective purchasers should check the planning position if of interest to them.

The land is classified as SDA.

The land is subject to an Upland Entry Level Stewardship Agreement (AG:00498030) due to expire on 30th September 2018. The successful purchaser will be obliged to take the obligations of this scheme on or indemnify the vendor for any losses or penalties as a failure to do so. the agreement shall be available for inspection at the selling agents, Kendal Office

The freehold land is offered for sale with vacant possession on completion.

SD 39876 85910

The property is sold subject to all rights of way, whether public or private rights of light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplies and other rights, 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 constituted in the Title deed or referred to in these particulars. The purchasers will be held to have satisfied themselves as to the nature of such burdens.

The property is to be offered for sale in four Lots or as a whole by private treaty. The vendors reserve the right to amalgamate, withdraw or exclude any part of the property shown at any time or to generally amend the particulars or order of sale.

It is anticipated exchange of contracts shall take place within one month of an offer being accepted. The purchaser will at this point be required to pay a deposit amounting to 10% of the purchase price. The deposit will be non-returnable in the event of the purchaser being unable to complete a sale for any reasons not attributable to the vendors or their agents. Completion will take place within four weeks of the exchange of Contracts or earlier by arrangement.

The right is reserved for the vendors to amend or to incorporate fresh provisions as appropriate in respect of the above matters.

The entitlements to the BPS scheme are included at no extra cost to the purchaser.

The sellers have claimed the 2017 payment which will be retained.    The purchasers will be required to adhere to the BPS scheme rules and indemnify the vendor for any loss due to the purchasers failure to comply with the rules.

The following entitlements will be transferred after completion at a cost to the purchaser of £150 plus VAT per Lot or total £250 plus VAT if multiple Lots are purchased by the same individual.

Lot 1 - 7.77 SDA Entitlements.
Lot 2 - 4.20 SDA Entitlements.
Lot 3 - 3.87 SDA Entitlements.
Lot 4 - 2.54 SDA Entitlements.

Included with the exception of Lot 4 where these are not owned.

All fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale, unless they are expressly stated as being included.

Private pressurised water system and drainage, mains electricity and storage tank for oil fired central heating. Should any lot be sold separately there may be a right reserved to the spring water from the steading.

South Lakeland District Council:   01539 733333.

Band 'D'.


Lake District National Park: 01539 724555.   

LOT 1 - The farmhouse and buildings by appointment. All viewings of the farmhouse and buildings will be accompanied by a representative of the Auctioneers staff or the owner. Please contact our Kendal office on 01539 721375. 36 Finkle Street, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4AB

LOT 2, 3 & 4 - May be inspected at any reasonable daylight hour, provided a copy of these particulars are in possession.

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