Whitebarrow Farm near Penrith, the Gateway to the Lake District National Park is a ring fenced, 200 acre, dairy farm which provides an opportunity to run both a highly successful dairy and tourism enterprise.
H&H Land & Estates is this week delighted to launch to the market this quality Dairy Farm, which has excellent tourism potential, a dairy complex for 240 cows, robotic technology, modern farm buildings a traditional farmhouse and modern bungalow and planning permission for six camping pods. The land is all of the high-quality grazing and mowing land, which is utilised for silage production.
Located only ten miles from Keswick the current owners have taken advantage of the tourism potential which this location provides. The property has previously been operated as a successful bed and breakfast and planning permission has just been obtained for the siting of six camping pods with associated infrastructure including plinths, a parking and turning area, footpaths, a package treatment plant and a soakaway.
Located near Berrier, Whitbarrow Farm is available by Private Treaty with an overall guide of in the region of £1,880,000. The farm is being offered for sale through the Carlisle office of H&H Land & Estates as a whole or in four lots.
- Lot 1 being sold with a guide price of £1,550,000 includes 174 acres of land, the dairy complex, extensive cattle handling and forage facilities, farm buildings, 5-bedroom farm house and planning permission for six camping pods.
- Lot 2 includes a 3-bedroom bungalow with lawn garden extending to 0.85 acres and is being sold with a guide of £180,000.
- Lot 3 is 12 acres of grazing land, split into two fields, benefiting from roadside access from the A66. This is being offered for sale with a guide price of £50,000.
- Lot 4 is 15 acres of quality mowing/grazing land with roadside access and is being sold with a guide price of £100,000.
On launching Whitbarrow Farm, Thomas Armstrong, H&H Land & Estates Director, said: “This is a well maintained productive modern dairy farm which benefits from both an extensive dairy complex and additional potential income streams from tourism.
Millions of people visit the Lake District each year and with the current impact of COVID-19, I would expect that the camping pods, when completed will be in high demand. Ring- fenced farms of this quality in Cumbria continue to be sought after and as Whitebarrow, has such extensive facilities, is so easily accessible, and ready to move into, we would anticipate there being good levels of interest.”
Whitbarrow’s dairy complex, comprises 4 DeLaval VMS Milking Robots, installed in 2008 and updated to the latest software in 2016. A bulk tank room contains a 16,000 litre DeLaval bulk tank. The adjoining buildings contain a total of 240 cubicles with slatted floors and automatic scrapers. In addition, there is a cattle handling shed complete with facilities, a youngstock shed, calf shed, machinery shed, workshop, slurry storage, garage, two old dairy buildings with brick walls and fibre cement roofs, and slurry storage with a total capacity of 170,000 gallons (slatted channels and Simplex steel tower).
Furthermore, there is also a dry cow shed, loose box calving pen, a lean to suitable for loose housing, calf shed, two general purpose implement sheds, a large indoor silage pit and a smaller indoor silage/straights pit, as well as an area of open yard.
The 5-bedroom farmhouse which retains many original features and has operated as a successful Bed & Breakfast.
Further information and sale particulars can be found online. For more information on Whitbarrow Farm, please contact Thomas Armstrong at H&H Land & Estate’s Carlisle office on 01228 406260, or email [email protected].