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For sale: Mireside Farm, Crosthwaite, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8BT

Guide Price £875,000

Summary: A sizeable traditional Westmorland farmhouse situated in an elevated position overlooking the much sought after Lyth Valley, on the periphery of Crosthwaite. The farmhouse has potential for improvement and alteration.

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Property TypeHouse
Sold StatusAvailable
Bedrooms4 Beds
Bathrooms1 Bathrooms
Reception Rooms3 Receptions
ParkingOff Street Parking
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A sizeable traditional Westmorland farmhouse situated in an elevated position overlooking the much sought after Lyth Valley, on the periphery of Crosthwaite. The farmhouse has potential for improvement and alteration.

An excellent range of traditional and modern farm buildings with potential for development. Grazing, paddock and former orchards. About 6.23 acres (2.52 hectares).


The current owners have approached the Lake District National Park Planning Authority, with regard to potential change of use of the buildings to residential. A favourable response was received, dated 12 July 2018 and is attached to these particulars. Any such consent, would be subject to Local Occupancy to meet any established local demand.

There is potential, to change the use or develop the barns to ancillary accommodation for the benefit of the farmhouse, for example studio, workshop, additional bedrooms or games room. But potential buyers are recommended to make their own enquiries at the offices of the Planning Authority, being the Lake District National Park Authority, details of which are contained in these particulars.

Formerly part of the renowned Argles Estate.
The farmhouse is believed to date from the early Eighteenth Century.
Wealth of features from the original period, including exposed beams, flagged floors, latched doors, and a glorious oak staircase.
Tremendous potential to upgrade, modernise and possibly extend the farmhouse.
Two Receptions, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Dairy, Four Bedrooms.
Double glazed throughout, with boarded and insulated attic.
Two substantial traditional stone and slate barns with favourable pre-application advice for change of use to residential or for ancillary accommodation.
Modern Farm Buildings, former Orchard and Paddock.
Ideal for hobby farmers, those with equestrian interests and those wanting a change of lifestyle.

From a southerly direction and the A590, follow the signs to Bowness-on-Windermere at Gilpin Bridge, take the A5074, along the Lyth Valley. Passing the Lyth Valley Hotel on the right and the turning to Crosthwaite at Durham Bridge, continue on the main road until the crossroads. Mireside Farm is the first farm on the right.

Alternatively, passing through the village of Crosthwaite, at the junction with the A5074, turn left. Mireside Farm is the second farm on the left hand side.

Ideally located for Crosthwaite, with a range of local facilities, including a Primary School, Inn, Village Hall, recreation ground and Church.

The market town of Kendal is about 5 miles east, Bowness-on-Windermere 4 miles north west and M6, Junction 36 about 15 minutes drive.

The front entrance door, with canopy above, opens into the

Sitting Room:14' x 11'4" (4.27m x 3.45m). Exposed beams to ceiling. Cheese shelves. Stone fireplace with slate hearth, oak surround and mantel. Fitted wall cupboards. Meat hooks. Central heating radiator.

Hallway:16'6" x 3'5" (5.03m x 1.04m). Exposed beams. Wall cupboard.

Lounge/Dining Room:23'8" x 10'5" (7.21m x 3.18m). Formerly two rooms with exposed beams. Two central heating radiators. Woodburning stove. Alcove recess with shelves. Window seats below the front window. Slate slab shelf. Window overlooking the back garden.

The opposite end of the Hallway is the

Kitchen/Breakfast Room:13' x 10'6" (3.96m x 3.2m). Exposed beam. Tiled floor. Solid fuel Aga. Stainless steel sink unit. Oak base units with workinf surfaces. Matching cupboards. External access door to yard. Plumbing for a washing machine. Built-in Pantry/Cupboard.

Dairy:14'3" x 7'3" (4.34m x 2.2m). Flagged shelves. Stone flagged floor. Electric meter and fuse boxes. Meat hooks.

Fine Oak Staircase:8'8" x 6'5" (2.64m x 1.96m). With a half Landing with window seat overlooking the rear garden, leads to the


Landing: Central heating radiator.

Around the Landing are Four Bedrooms.

Bedroom No 1:13'6" x 11'11" (4.11m x 3.63m). (Above the Kitchen) Central heating radiator.

Bathroom:8'11" x 6'9" (2.72m x 2.06m). Bath with electric Sector Vista shower over. Wash hand basin. W.C. Central heating radiator.

Bedroom No 2:11'11" x 10'4" (3.63m x 3.15m). (Centre) Double room with central heating radiator.

Bedroom No 3:11'4" x 10'10" (3.45m x 3.3m). (South West) Central heating radiator.

Bedroom No 4:12'2" x 6'10" (3.7m x 2.08m). (Rear) Central heating radiator.


Front Barn:57'5" x 22'4" (17.5m x 6.8m). A stone and slate five bay Barn, three of which are underhoused shippons.

Attached to the rear elevation of the Barn, facing the farmyard, is a Granary with underhoused store. Attached timber framed Lean-To Open Fronted Machinery Store.

Original Dairy Shippon:30'6" x 30'4" (9.3m x 9.25m). Constructed Circa 1947 with brick, with a double pitched sheeted roof. Stands for 16 cattle.

Attached Feed House:20'8" x 12'2" (6.3m x 3.7m).

Attached Former Dairy:15'1" x 9'6" (4.6m x 2.9m).

Lean-To General Purpose Store: Attached to the rear elevation of the former Dairy Shippon.

General Purpose Portal Framed Building:29'10" x 29'10" (9.1m x 9.1m). Two bay steel framed block built with fibrous cement double pitched roof, block walls and Yorkshire side cladding.

Rear Barn:53'6" x 27'11" (16.3m x 8.5m). Six bays, one with under housed accommodation. Stone and slate built.

Attached Lean-To Store:14'11" x 11'4" (4.55m x 3.45m).

Attached Lean-To Shippon:23'11" x 14'9" (7.3m x 4.5m). Attached to the southerly elevation of the Barn are the following:

Stables:22'4" x 20'2" (6.8m x 6.15m). Three stalls.

Coal Shed:22' x 13'5" (6.7m x 4.1m).

Wash House:15'9" x 8'10" (4.8m x 2.7m). Wash hand basin and W.C.

Attached Store:5'9" x 5'3" (1.75m x 1.6m). On the opposite side of the yard to the rear Barn is a

Pig Hull:18'6" x 11'2" (5.64m x 3.4m). Stone and slate built. Electricity and water connected.


To the west and east of the farm buildings and farmhouse.

On the opposite side of the access drive to a neighbouring property, alongside the main road is a former detached Orchard.


Behind and to the north west of the farmhouse and buildings is a sound enclosure of pasture and grazing land extending to about 4.85 acres.

The whole extends to about 6.23 acres (2.52 has) and is shown edged red on the Sale Plan.

Mains water and electricity connected. Private septic tank drainage system, located in the former Orchard to the east of the farm buildings. Solid fuel Aga. Oil fired central heating system, with 1,200 litre tank.

Freehold. Vacant possession on completion.

The responsibility of the ownership of the boundary fences are as indicated with the 'T' marks on the Sale Plan and are based on the knowledge of the seller.

Whilst the agricultural land is eligible for BPS, it is below the minimum claimable area and therefore no entitlements are included in this sale.

There are no current Stewardship Schemes covering the land.

South Lakeland District Council: 01539 733333.

Lake District National Park: 01539 724555

COUNCIL TAX       Band 'E'

All viewings strictly by appointment. Please contact our Kendal Office: 01539 721375.

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