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For sale: Howbarrow Farm, Cartmel, Grange-Over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 7SS


Summary: A delightful small organic farm in the Cartmel Valley, South Lakeland. Grade II Listed Period five bedroom Farmhouse with self-contained apartment, cottage, ancillary leisure facilities, with hot tub and endless pool, stables, ménage, allotment gardens, polytunnels, orchard, renewable energy sources

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AddressHowbarrow Farm
LA11 7SS
Property TypeFarm House
Sold StatusAvailable
Bedrooms5 Beds
Bathrooms4 Bathrooms
Reception Rooms4 Receptions
EER/EI Ratingschart

A delightful small organic farm in the Cartmel Valley, South Lakeland. Grade II Listed Period five bedroom Farmhouse with self-contained apartment, cottage, ancillary leisure facilities, with hot tub and endless pool, stables, ménage, allotment gardens, polytunnels, orchard, renewable energy sources

In all about 11.46 acres (4.64 hectares). Energy Rating 'C'.

Unique opportunity to purchase a complete small rural Estate in the highly sought after area of Cartmel which has not been publically marketed in the last 100+ years.
Substantial five bedroom Grade II Listed character property with original wood beams, oak panelled staircase and double glazed sash windows throughout.
Converted attic currently marketed as a successful holiday let with external access and visible cruck frame beams.
Recently renovated single bedroom cottage.
Range of traditional buildings currently housing leisure facilities including hot tub and endless swimming pool. approved planning permission for further residential conversion.
Of high interest to those with an equestrian interest or those looking for their own small rural Estate.
Exceptional views over Cartmel Sands/Morecambe Bay and down towards the Cartmel Valley.
Wide array of on farm energy sources, presenting sustainable electricity sources with additional income from the grid.
High speed superfast broadband, currently 10.7Mbs through Kencomp.
High quality vegetable allotments, polytunnels and orchard.
Two electric car charge points.

From the centre of Cartmel village head north on Park View Road alongside the famous Cartmel racecourse. Follow the road around to the left approximately 600m and take the left turn signposted cul-de-sac. Continue to the end of the road which is just over one mile and the farm will be located directly in front of you and marked by the Selling Agents sale board.

Howbarrow is found in an elevated position overlooking the picturesque Cartmel Valley. Approximately one kilometre east of the highly recognised village of Cartmel.

Howbarrow Farm

Entrance Hall:18'2" x 4'11" (5.54m x 1.5m). Stone flagged floor. Central heating radiator.

Sitting Room:13'1" x 12'6" (3.99m x 3.8m). Double glazed sash window with window seat overlooking yard. Open beam ceiling. Open fire with tile and wood surround.   Brass rail around hearth. Stripped wood floor.

Dining Room:18'4" x 13'5" (5.59m x 4.1m). Double glazed double sash window with window seat. Exposed beams. Stone flagged floor. Central heating radiator. Open fire with wood surround and tiled floor.

Office/Study:13'1" x 6'7" (3.99m x 2m). Double glazed mullioned window to rear garden. Central heating radiator. Stripped wood floor. Exposed beam.

Lounge:17'9" x 16'5" (5.4m x 5m). Patio door to conservatory. Central heating radiator. Exposed beams. Feature exposed stone wall. Log burner set in large fireplace on slate bed. Flagged floor. Small window with wood lintel.

Kitchen:18'4" x 14'9" (5.59m x 4.5m). Double glazed window to yard. Central heating radiator. Two Velux windows. Exposed beams. Esse electric stove. Flagged floor. Glazed doors to conservatory.

Cellar:18'8" x 10'2" (5.7m x 3.1m). Flagged floor. Window to front garden.

Conservatory:17'9" x 9'10" (5.4m x 3m). Central heating radiator. Stone flagged floor with underfloor heating. Folding doors leading to patio and garden.

Utility Room:18'8" x 13'1" (5.7m x 3.99m). Velux window and window to garden. Concrete floor. Biomass boiler. Exposed beam. Central heating radiator.

Shower Room:8'2" x 4'3" (2.5m x 1.3m). W.C and hand basin. Tiled walk-in shower. Velux window.

First Floor Dog leg stairs with double glazed window on mid-landing and built-in cupboard

Landing No.1:11'6" x 4'9" (3.5m x 1.45m). Stripped wood floor. Central heating radiator.

Landing No.2:8'2" x 8'2" (2.5m x 2.5m). Central heating radiator. Door to attic apartment.

Bedroom No.1:18'3" x 12'1" (5.56m x 3.68m). Double glazed sash window with window seat. Central heating radiator. Wash hand basin. Exposed beams. Cast iron fireplace with tiled hearth.

Bedroom No.2:12'9" x 12'2" (3.89m x 3.7m). Double glazed sash window. Central heating radiator. Exposed beams. Wash hand basin. Stone and cast iron fireplace with tiled hearth. Wood window lintel

Bedroom No.3:11'10" x 8'2" (3.6m x 2.5m). Double glazed sash window with exposed wood lintel. Central heating radiator. Exposed beam. Wash hand basin.

Bedroom No.4:12'4" x 5'11" (3.76m x 1.8m). Double glazed sash window. Central heating radiator. Exposed beam.

Bedroom No.5:10'2" x 9'5" (3.1m x 2.87m). Double glazed window. Exposed wood lintel. Exposed beams. Central heating radiator.

Bathroom:10' x 7'7" (3.05m x 2.31m). Central heating radiator. Towel radiator. W.C and wash hand basin. Panel bath. Airing cupboard.

Shower Room: W.C and wash hand basin. Tiled walk-in shower. Stripped wood flooring. Central heating radiator and towel radiator.

Attic Apartment Separate external stairs.

Hall:20' x 8'6" (6.1m x 2.6m). Central heating radiator Exposed beams. Built-in cupboards.

Kitchen:7'8" x 6'5" (2.34m x 1.96m). Velux window. Electric cooker. Fitted base units. Exposed beams.

Lounge Dining Room:21' x 18'8" (6.4m x 5.7m). Exposed wood lintel overlook fields. Wood burner stove. Exposed beams. Two central heating radiators.

Bedroom No.1:12'1" x 9'2" (3.68m x 2.8m). Central heating radiator. Exposed beams.

Bedroom No.2:12'2" x 8'10" (3.7m x 2.7m). Central heating radiator. Exposed beams.

Bathroom:9'6" x 6'2" (2.9m x 1.88m). Velux window. Central heating radiator. Towel radiator. W.C and wash hand basin. Bath with shower over. Under eaves storage.


Kitchen:11'6" x 10'6" (3.5m x 3.2m). Central heating radiator. Tiled floor. Base and wall units. Breakfast bar. Electric cooker.

Shower Room:11'3" x 5'5" (3.43m x 1.65m). Tiled floor. Towel radiator. W.C and wash hand basin. Walk-in shower.

Lounge:16'1" x 12'2" (4.9m x 3.7m). Central heating radiator. large windows. Exposed beams. Wood burner. Open wooden stairs to bedroom.

Bedroom:17'5" x 12' (5.3m x 3.66m). Central heating radiator. Exposed beams.   Exposed stone on walls.

Lean-to Store:17'9" x 5'5" (5.4m x 1.65m).

Boiler Room:19'6" x 11'8" (5.94m x 3.56m). Double pitched slate roof.

Ancillary Buildings:

Main Garage and Old Butchery:24'7" x 13'9" (7.5m x 4.2m). Traditional stone building under slate roof. Garage complete with mechanics pit and former butchery (now utility) with concrete floor, water and electricity.

Wood Chip Boiler Room:15'1" x 19'8" (4.6m x 6m). Traditionally built stone building with slate roof and concrete floor housing wood chip boiler and 40m3. Wood chip storage.

Lofted Main Barn:42'4" x 30'2" (12.9m x 9.2m). Traditional built lofted farm building benefitting from outstanding planning permission to two residential properties but currently subdivided into:

Pool Room With endless swimming pool counter current unit, 4 person hot tub, shower and towel rail.

Farm Workshop Work bench, shelving, hot water and sink unit.

Store Room Additional shelving and storage.

Fully Insulated Cold Room Slab sheep wool insulated (not currently in use).

Large Loft Room Currently used for hay storage, housing three chiller units and additional shelving. Recently re-floored tractor proof floor traditional lime barged roof and open wooden beams.

Stables:15'1" x 59'1" (4.6m x 18m). Traditional stone built stables and tack room under slate roof. Two stables with seated cushioned floor, one stable with concrete floor and one stable with matts on concrete floor. End tack room/feed room also housing water pressure vessel.

To the rear of the main house is a large lawned garden area over multiple levels, granting a fantastic outlook from the conservatory/sun room and adjacent patio area. The garden is well maintained with neat borders and seating area.

The main steading is surrounded by a ring fenced block of good quality grazing and meadow land which rises to the west and presents an excellent viewing point over the Morecambe Bay and back towards the Cartmel Valley. The land is found in good order and well fenced. Such is the layout of the land the vendors with an equestrian passion have created a small cross country course with connecting jumps, starting from the arena on the southern boundary. The drained ménage is 20 x 40m and was resurfaced three years ago with a sand/carpet mix. It is stoned and drained underneath and sits in a prominent position overlooking the valley. Adjacent to the arena is a juvenile mixed deciduous wood consisting of Oak, Ash, Holly, Silver Birch, Cherry and Chestnut. In the norther most corner of the land is a fenced naturally fed pond.

To the immediate south of the main steading are the allotment gardens and polytunnels which previously supplied the nationally recognised and Michelin starred, L'Enclume restaurant in Cartmel, with its specialised organic produce. The farm is presently certified organic by the Soil Association and a non-exhaustive list of the gardens contents includes perennial herbs, mint beds, perennial artichokes, strawberries, rhubarb and a grape vine. Although not currently used to their full potential the farm has three functional 12 x 24' polytunnels and two skeleton polytunnels. The covered polytunnels are kitted out with a range of propagation equipment, hot beds and microspray systems.

The property has two small orchards with a wide range of trees including; Apple trees, Pears, Blackcurrant, Redcurrant, Whitecurrant, Japanese Wineberry, Bradleys Delight and Damson trees. The hedges around the Estate have historically been harvested for Elderflower, Sloe, Hazelnut and Winter Holly.

5Kw Evance Wind Turbine - to the rear of the main steading and accessed via the hard track bridleway is a Evance R9000 wind turbine on a Hutchinson tower approximately 12m in height. The turbine was commissioned on 8th September 2011 and has a 25 year FIT.

36Kw Grant Spira Condensing Wood Pellet Boiler - located in the back utility room of the main house the boiler attracts a fixed domestic FIT payment over an agreed seven years. Payments are due quarterly and the boiler was commissioned on the 28th November 2013. A new wet pipe radiator system was installed throughout the house at the same time.

80Kw Twin Heat Wood Chip Boiler - This boiler is housed in its own building adjacent to the cottage along with storage capacity for 40m3 of wood chip. The boiler benefits from a 20 year Non-domestic RHI payment. The boiler was installed in 2014. This boiler currently heats the cottage and swimming pool.

3.92Kw Solar PV Array - South facing unit attached to the stable roof thereby easily accessible and cleanable. The solar panels have an eligibility period: 10th December 2011 - 9th December 2036 (25 years FIT).   The solar array has a ten year insurance backed guarantee.

House Roof Solar/Thermal Panel - located on the house roof this small unit does not attract any FIT payments but does produce hot water for the house in conjunction with a heat exchange water tank that is also fed by a back boiler.

Vacant possession on completion.

The properties benefit from mains electricity, private drainage and water.

Available by separate negotiation.

Howbarrow Farm House - Band 'F'
Howbarrow Holiday Lets
Presently business rated - benefits from Small Business Rate Relief

South Lakeland District Council. Tel No: 01539 733333.

All viewings strictly by appointment. Please contact our Kendal Office.

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