Beautifully renovated and diversified residential farm in a spectacular setting beside Ullswater in the Lake District National Park
Beckside Farm is an excellent residential farm in a most beautiful and quiet part of the Lake District National Park, yet is very accessible. The setting of the property is simply wonderful with a charmingly renovated farmhouse beside Sandwick Beck.
The farm includes over one mile of Ullswater lakeshore, beyond which the land gently rolls into Martindale interspersed with mature trees and woodlands. The wider farm includes the Lowther Barn Café with two letting rooms, two self-catering wooden cabins beside the lakeshore as well as traditional farm buildings, land and woodland.
Beckside Farmhouse is a typical Lakeland property wonderfully renovated and presented to provide a high specification principal house. The property sits adjacent to Sandwick Beck and close to the lakeshore. The views from the first floor are simply magnificent over Ullswater to the Helvellyn range. The property is approached via a private drive, separate from the main farm access, with parking area, attractive mature gardens, patio and barbeque area to the north. To the west is a small range of outbuildings and stores. The remains of some former traditional farm buildings add to the spectacular backdrop.
The property consists of a traditional stone built farmhouse, part rendered under a slate roof. Completely renovated and extended the property now totals over 3,500 sq ft.
Ground floor accommodation includes entrance hall, large farmhouse kitchen with range cooker, high specification kitchen and dining area, sitting room with log burning stove, snug with open fire, a lounge over looking Ullswater, and a wet room with sauna, shower and w.c. There is another cloakroom/w.c. adjacent to the snug. The second floor is reached via a wonderful oak feature staircase enclosed in a glazed oak frame extension; accommodation includes four double bedrooms (two en-suite), one single bedroom, store room and large family bathroom.
The property has been excellently appointed and decorated throughout with a log burning stove, open fire, oak floors, exposed beams and many attractive period features. The property has an integrated media system, oil fired central heating and double glazed windows.
The Lowther Barn
The Lowther Barn is a traditional stone field barn situated on the fell walkway between Sandwick and Patterdale in an elevated position with panoramic views. The building has been beautifully converted to a popular and successful Tea Room with letting rooms. Stone constructed with a slate roof, accommodation extends to about 1,086 sq.ft, which includes Tea Room, complete with full catering kitchen, open plan dining room capable of 20+ covers with log burning stove and guest w/c on the ground floor. There is internal and also a separate external access to the lower ground floor which includes two bedrooms, both en suite and a store room. Outside is a small courtyard area with picnic tables. Water and electricity and are connected with private drainage.
Beckside Lakeshore Cabins
These two unique timber buildings sit adjacent to the shores of Ullswater. West of Beckside Farm, in a peaceful and secluded field adjacent to Scalehow Wood. These date back to the 1930s and are a beautiful base from which to enjoy Ullswater, surrounded by wildlife, trees and a small stream. The ultimate hideaway. The cabins are attractive and traditional, extending to 386 sq.ft completely renovated and finished to the highest standard with modern appliances and heating. The living cabin faces due west towards the Helvellyn range, with open kitchen, dining and lounge area with log burner and large glazed door to a veranda over looking Ullswater. The second cabin provides two bedrooms and a bathroom with shower and w/c. Water and electricity and are connected with private drainage.
Beckside Farm Buildings
To the south west of the farmhouse is a large double height traditional stone barn with slate roof and additional single storey building. These buildings extend to 1,300 sq ft currently utilised as a workshop, farm office with kitchen and w/c, and studio with kitchenette. The buildings are perfectly suited to conversion or re-development subject to the necessary consents. The farmstead also includes an additional modern steel portal frame building (12.4m x 32m), traditional stone buildings and sheep handling pens all arranged around the farmyard.
The farmland lies surrounding Beckside Farm, divided by Sandwick Beck and adjoining Ullswater. The freehold land extends to 195 acres, comprising productive meadow, pasture and woodlands. There are additional fell grazing rights.