Three blocks of woodland more than 12 football pitches big has been put up for sale with a guide price of £50,000.
H&H Land & Estates is this week bringing two lots to market, which includes 48 acres of land near Ulverston and woodland near Calderbridge, Seascale.
Lot 1, comprises 48.02 acres of Grade 3 meadow, pasture, and arable land, located near the village of Leece and is being offered with a guide price of £330,000.
Lot 2, totalling 16.14 acres is three blocks of ancient, semi-natural woodland near Calderbridge, and has a guide price of £50,000.
Both lots are being sold by the Kendal office of H&H Land & Estates by public auction on November 3 at the Olde Mill, Bardsea, starting at 2.30pm.
Helena White, chartered surveyor with H&H Land & Estates said: “Since the start of the pandemic more and more people really appreciate the benefits of access to the countryside and now want to own their own land. Both lots will appeal to a range of buyers from farmers to investors, and as such we are anticipating considerable interest.”
The land at Leece, currently being farmed for a range of uses, is good quality, productive land with three fields suitable for mixed arable or grassland. It benefits from access to a natural water supply and stock proof boundaries.
Calder Woodlands presents a very rare opportunity for someone to purchase a splendid, ancient, semi-natural woodland, high in biodiversity and amenity value, along with their very own piece of the Lake District National Park.
Comprising of three contiguous woodlands, known locally as Chapelholme, Brigholme and Crake Nest, the woodland is a mixture of ash-hazel, oak, and beech trees, with a plantation of semi-mature oak and sycamore along, occasional mature Larch and Douglas Fir. The wood benefits from good roadside access and includes a parking area.
Helena White added: “Both farm and woodland in the North West are increasingly sought after and this is reflected in the prices achieved at our recent auction held at the beginning of October.
“A 3.35-acre block of land sold for £310,000 – £250,000 over the estimate, no doubt its lake frontage onto Coniston water helped raise the price, but overall, both land prices are soaring.
“Woodland is increasingly popular, partly because of rising timber prices, but largely because so many people are buying it simply to enjoy with family and friends. I anticipate that Calder Woold will appeal to a wide range of purchasers, especially those looking to enjoy their very own piece of the Lakes District UNESCO world heritage site.”