Stunning Lake District residential farm
The Hill Farm is a charming residential farm with spectacular views of the Lakeland Fells and Duddon Estuary. The property is accessed via a sweeping drive through grassland and is sheltered by mature trees and grounds, the wider farmstead includes a substantial traditional farm building, with potential for conversion to alternative uses (subject to the necessary consents) and a modern farm buildings ideal for a small herd or American barn style stables. The farmland surrounds the property, with gentle undulation adding to the attractive setting.
The Hill Farmhouse
The farmhouse is stone built with a slate roof and sits on the western fringe of the farmstead. The ground floor of the property comprises of an entrance hall, kitchen, utility room, living room, snug, dining room and storage room. The property includes some wonderful period features such as traditional open fires, exposed beams and stone floors. The first floor accommodation extends to five bedrooms, one of which is en-suite, family bathroom, shower room and WC. Bedroom five is currently used as an art studio. There is a further storage room accessed via an external staircase.
The property has superb gardens and grounds with panoramic views of the Lakeland fells. The formal garden to the south of the property includes a lawned area with established borders and shrubs, beyond this is a further walled garden which is a wonderful sheltered space together with beboles which are incorporated into the stone walls. The western garden includes orchard trees and shrubs with a central lawn area flanked by impressive mature trees providing shelter to the north.
The traditional stone farm building sits to the east of the farmhouse and is arranged in an L shape with slate roof. The building has retained many period features such as cobble and flag floors and the most wonderful beams and timber floors, most is double height with large open spaces. The buildings currently provides storage, but would make the most amazing conversion to perhaps an additional dwelling, holiday cottages or annexe/office or party space (subject to the necessary consents).
Adjacent to the traditional farm building is a small stable block, again this is stone built with a slate roof and in an excellent condition. There are further small buildings in the gardens and grounds such as a piggery, small garden shed and former outhouse.
In addition, there is a modern farm building which sits south of the traditional buildings (17.7m x 13.3m), this is ideally suited to livestock or could be repurposed for equine or alternative uses. The building is a steel portal frame with cantilever, fibre cement roof, concrete floor and panel walls, external feed barrier and cattle race adjacent.
The farmland lies in a ring fence surrounding the farmstead extending to about 12.7 acres, divided and enclosed by traditional stone walls. The pasture is interspersed with matures trees, which together with the undulation make for a very attractive setting.
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