Savills | Leeming Farm Estate, Watermillock, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0JJ | Property for sale
28.34 Ac(11.47 Ha)
Guide price £5,850,000

Leeming Farm EstateWatermillock, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0JJ

  • Under offer
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Leeming Farmhouse, an exceptional award winning remodeled and extended Lakeland farmhouse
  • Swiss Chalet, truly individual and authentic alpine property
  • Leeming Old Lodge, a traditional two bedroom restored lodge house
  • Bunkhouse, offices & training facilities, garaging, workshops and stores
  • Wonderful established gardens, 1.5 acre trout lake and wildlife areas
  • Meadow, parkland and woodland

An outstanding and unique residential estate in the Lake District National Park

About this property

  • Leeming Farm Estate is an excellent example of a small private residential Estate, the origins of which can be traced back to the original 18th Century Farm. The property has been remodeled and extended significantly to create what is a beautiful home with some outstanding features, grounds and gardens.

    In addition to the Farmhouse, the property includes two further properties and a range of additional buildings, with further accommodation, offices and stores. The Swiss Chalet is a completely unique alpine chalet which sits in an elevated woodland position. Leeming Old Lodge provides a traditional gatehouse sited adjacent to the access drive. In all, the Estate extends to approximately 28.34 acres, approached through electric gates and a 300m private drive passing through stunning mature trees and parkland, framed by wooded areas and the picturesque lake which the property overlooks.

    Leeming Farmhouse sits in the centre of the Estate overlooking the lake area, adjacent to the courtyard of converted traditional buildings. The garaging and workshops providing the divide and boundary to the private residential area. Internally extending to over 5,200 sq ft. the property has numerous reception rooms and four large ensuite bedrooms. The highest quality materials and finishes have been used throughout including Lutron lighting, Villeroy & Boch and Axor Hansgrohe sanitary ware and various bespoke joinery pieces incorporated into the design.

    Gardens, Grounds and Lake - To the west of the Farmhouse is a sun terrace onto which the doors of extended living space open. This area also includes a rockery and lawn framed by trees and shrub borders. This provides a superb sheltered outside space with an almost enclosed feel. The south elevation of the house has a gravel area and low stone retaining wall to provide unencumbered views of the private lake and parkland. The east of the property encompasses a gravel drive and parking area, complete with feature stones. The garages and workshops enclose this area. The grounds rise to the north, arranged as a terraced kitchen garden, with a Hartley Botanic glasshouse beyond. This area also includes a small wildflower meadow which separate the grounds from the small native woodland beyond.

    The Lake is approximately 1.5 acres, stocked with trout and provides is a stunning wildlife haven. There is short pier flanked by mature trees and parkland which provides a wonderful backdrop.

    The Swiss Chalet is a unique authentic property built in a traditional alpine style complete with extensive carved timber details, fireplaces, beams and balcony overlooking the Lake area and Ullswater. The property is of stone construction with a slate roof extending to over 2,500 sq ft including two receptions and four bedrooms.

    The gardens are of particular note, south facing with an alpine terraced area and small lawn screened from the farmhouse by mature trees. The property is currently let under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement, but could provide additional family, guest or visitor accommodation.

    Leeming Old Lodge is a traditional lodge house located at the entrance to the Estate which has been completely renovated by the vendors. The property is of stone construction under a slate roof extending to two bedrooms and over 960 sq ft. The property is currently let under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement, but could provide staff, family or guest accommodation.

    Additional accommodation - To the east of the Farmhouse is a complex of traditional and modern buildings which provide extensive ancillary accommodation, including offices and various stores and a activities space. This area is divided from the residential curtilage by the garage and workshop block.

    The land has a gentle southerly aspect and surrounds Leeming Farmhouse and the Swiss Chalet, bordered to the north by The Knotts, a wooded Crag. The freehold extends to around 28.34 in all, with about 22 acres of meadow, parkland and woodland, the remaining 6 acres or so comprises property grounds, gardens, lake and wildlife area. The land is interspersed with trees and woodland areas bound by stone walls, all which make for a very attractive and private setting. All the land is managed for the benefit of wildlife, the northern most field includes a camp area with 360 degree views over Ullswater.

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Local information

  • Leeming Farm Estate is superbly situated in the heart of the world renowned Lake District. Close to the north shore of Ullswater and the hamlet of Watermillock, the property sits in an elevated position set back from the road, with magnificent views south to Barton Fell, east towards the Helvellyn range and west to Pooley Bridge.
  • The immediate surroundings are typical for the Lakes and comprise traditional livestock farms and undulating grassland falling away to Ullswater, interspersed with attractive woodlands rising towards the spectacular Lakeland Fells.
  • There are good transport connections, being close to the A66, only 7 miles from Penrith, the M6 motorway and the West Coast mainline, with regular train services to London Euston in little over 3 hours, Lake District Airport is only 30 miles north, Newcastle Airport 80 miles to the east and Manchester Airport 115 miles to the south.

Additional information

  • Tenure - The freehold of the property is offered for sale with vacant possession, subject to the following occupational arrangements. The Swiss Chalet and Leeming Old Lodge are let on Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreements. Copy tenancy agreements and income details are available on request.
  • 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. There are no public rights over way over the property, there is a private right of way over a short section of the lower drive to access a neighbouring field.
  • Services - Mains electricity, mains water and private drainage systems. The property has high speed broadband, various alarm and CCTV systems.
  • Designations - The property lies within the Lake District National Park World Heritage site
  • Subsidies & Grants - The land is not registered on the Rural Land Registry (RLR) and Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) subsidy is not claimed on the farmland.
  • Sporting & Fishing Rights - The sporting and fishing rights are in hand and included in the sale insofar as they are owned.
  • Mineral Rights - The mines and minerals are included in the sale insofar as they are owned.
  • Method of sale - Leeming Farm Estate is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole, prospective purchasers are encouraged to register their interest with Savills.
  • EPC Rating = D