Savills | Dowthwaite Head, Dockray, Penrith, CA11 0LG | Properties for sale
292 Ac
Guide price £2,000,000

Dowthwaite HeadDockray, Penrith, CA11 0LG

  • Freehold

Key features

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  • Farmhouse - 2 bedrooms with attached barns
  • Aira Farmhouse - 2 bedrooms with attached barns
  • Aira Cottage - dilapidated cottage with planning for renovation and extension
  • Extensive traditional barns with development potential
  • Productive meadow, pasture and fell rights
  • Private valley divided by Aira Beck
  • About 292 acres

Traditional Lakeland farm with a spectacular valley setting in the Lake District National Park

About this property

  • Dowthwaite Head is an excellent traditional Lakeland farm in a most beautiful and quiet part of the Lake District National Park, yet is very accessible. Much of the property has been in the same family ownership for over sixty years, the setting is simply wonderful with the majority of the valley held within the ownership of the farm, framed by the imposing Dowthwaite Crag and Watermillock Common to the south.

    The farm includes two farmhouses, a dilapidated cottage and huge range of traditional farm buildings, beyond which the farmland rises from meadow to fell, interspersed with mature trees, about 292 acres in all.

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    Dowthwaite Head Farmhouse
    Dowthwaite Head Farmhouse is a typical Lakeland property nestled into the farmstead at the entrance to the farmyard, The property is approached via a single track public highway with no through road. The property sits at the centre of a range of traditional farm buildings with a sheltered small garden to the south.

    The property consists of a traditional stone built farmhouse, under a slate roof extending to over 1,800 sq ft. Ground floor accommodation includes porch, farmhouse kitchen with Rayburn cooker, dining room and sitting room with log burning stove. The first floor accommodation includes two double bedrooms, eaves storage rooms and family bathroom. The property requires some improvement and renovation, there is also potential to extend into the connected traditional farm buildings and created a wonderful home. Throughout the property are exposed beams, stone steps and many other attractive period features which could be further enhanced when renovating the property. The property has central heating in part.

    Aira Farmhouse
    Aira Farmhouse sits in the heart of the farm, beyond Dowthwaite Head and is another typical Lakeland property with traditional farm buildings attached, sheltered by mature trees. The property consists of a traditional stone built farmhouse, under a slate roof extending to over 1,550 sq ft. Ground floor accommodation includes entrance hall, large living space with log burning stove, kitchen, pantry and WC. The first floor accommodation includes two double bedrooms and family bathroom. The property requires improvement and renovation, there is potential to extend into the connected traditional farm buildings. Throughout the property are exposed beams and many attractive period features which could be further enhanced when renovating the property.

    Aira Cottage
    Connected to Aira Farmhouse is a dilapidated cottage with planning (granted 1998) for renovation and re-occupation subject to local occupancy conditions. The property extends to about 1,000 sq ft and whilst requires complete overhaul has some wonderful historic features, such as fireplaces, beams and what remains of a traditional range. The property offers enormous potential to create a beautiful holiday cottage (subject to the necessary consents).

    Traditional Farm Buildings
    Dowthwaite Head includes a extensive range of traditional farm buildings located both within the farmstead and interspersed field barns and former farm steadings within the valley. Lunthwaite is one such former farmhouse and traditional buildings, all include a wealth of period features. The setting and views from some of the barns are simply astonishing. These buildings are in part well suited to conversion, renovation or re-development, subject to the necessary consents. The farmstead also includes a modest number of additional modern farm buildings and sheep handling pens.

    Land
    The farmland surrounds Dowthwaite Head, divided by Aira Beck. The freehold land extends to about 292 acres, comprising productive meadow, pasture, crag and small woodlands. The land rises from the meadows at 360 metres above sea level to a peak of 550m at Dowthwaite Crag. The land is classified as Grade 5 under the MAFF Provisional Agricultural Land Classification. The land is interspersed with various mature trees, small deciduous woodland shelter belts and stone walls, all of which making for a very attractive setting.

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Local information

  • Dowthwaite Head is superbly situated in the heart of the Lake
  • District, north of Ullswater and close to the hamlet of Dockray, a beautiful private valley with Aira Beck passing through. The immediate surroundings comprise traditional livestock farms and undulating grassland, interspersed with attractive woodlands rising towards the spectacular Lakeland Fells.
  • The valley used to be home to a community of numerous farms, long since departed but the barns and abandoned farmhouses remain.
  • There are good transport connections, being close to the A66, only 13 miles from Penrith, the M6 motorway and the West Coast mainline, with regular services to London, some in 3 hours. Newcastle Airport is 87 miles to the east and Manchester Airport 105 miles to the south.

Additional information

  • The freehold of the farm is offered for sale with vacant possession, subject to a short term grazing agreement over the farmland.
  • Rights of Way, Easements & Wayleaves - The property is sold subject to, and with the benefit of all existing wayleaves, easements and rights of way, public and private whether specifically mentioned or not. Public footpaths cross the farm together with local electricity lines. Part of the land is designated as open access.
  • Services - Mains electricity, mains water supply and private drainage.
  • Designations - The property lies within the Lake District National Park World Heritage site. Aira Farmhouse, Cottage and adjoining barns are Grade II listed, UID: 1145975
  • Subsidies & Grants - The land is registered on the Rural Land Registry and is sold with the benefit of Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) Entitlements at no additional cost. The Entitlements are currently held by and have been claimed in 2020 by the vendor, who will endeavour to facilitate transfer of Entitlements to the purchaser in readiness for the 2021 claim.
  • Holdover - The vendors do not anticipate requiring holdover provisions, subject to the grazing agreement aforementioned.
  • Sporting & Fishing Rights - The sporting and fishing rights are included in the sale insofar as they are owned.
  • EPC Rating = G