Hill Farm, Holmrook, Cumbria, CA19 1UG



Reference: Hill Farm, Holmrook, Cumbria, CA19 1UG
Property Type: Land

Hill Farm, Holmrook comprises a substantial range of Agricultural buildings situated in the village with roadside access, at the rear of the buildings there is access to the agricultural land. The land extends to approximately 115.90 Acres situated around the village with good access from the road and accommodation tracks. Classified by Natural England as grade 3. The property is in the Lake District National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

For Sale by Private Treaty in 5 lots, a combination of lots and as a whole. 

Property Details

Full Description

The farm is situated within the village of Holmrook 200m from the A595 on the road to Drigg. Local amenities are provided in Egremont, more diverse amenities are available in the nearby towns of Whitehaven, Workington and Cockermouth.

o    Egremont 9 miles
o    Cockermouth 22 miles
o    M6 South (Kendal) 45 miles
o    M6 North (Carlisle) 50 miles

LOT 1 - Steading and 2.69 Acres (1.09ha) 
A comprehensive range of farm buildings surrounding a concrete yard comprising:
1.    Brick built building on two stories under a tiled roof with a block-built extension on the rear. A former milking parlor and cooling house. 
2.    Crop storage area – steel framed and concrete paneled wall on one side with a sleeper wall on the other. Concrete floor.
3.    Cubicle shed – Single span 8 bay steel framed building with an open front feed barrier. Under a sheeted roof. Containing 62 cubicles.
4.    Brick and stone built 3 bay Dutch barn under a corrugated steel roof. Earth floor.
5.    Loose housing – 6 Bay timber framed single span building, part block and Corrugated sheeted walls. 
6.    Simplex slurry store with collection pit.
7.    Crop storage area
8.    Loose Housing - Steel portal framed with block walls sheeted sides and roof.
9.    Implement & Crop Store - Steel portal framed 5 bay double span building.
10.    Cubicle Shed – Steel framed 5 bay building with open fronted feed barriers, sheeted walls and roof, Yorkshire boarded front. Containing 46 cubicles.
11.    Cubicle shed – two single span steel and timber framed buildings with a centre feed passage. There are open feed areas with scraper system. Containing 96 cubicles.
12.    A brick and stone-built barn under a slate roof with a block built lean-to store.

There is potential for re-development of the farm buildings and surrounding site subject to obtaining the necessary consents. Prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries with the relevant authorities. 
Lot 1 - LAND
The land with Lot 1 comprises a single enclosure of grassland extending to 2.69 Acres (1.09ha) situated directly behind the buildings. There is a fenced off hard track leading to Lot 2.

LOT 2 – 13.57 Acres (5.49ha)
Two enclosures of excellent grazing/mowing land extending in total to 13.57 Acres, the land is accessed from Lot 1 or via an accommodation track from the Holmrook to Drigg road.
LOT 3 – 39.73 Acres (16.09ha)
A block of approximately 31 Acres of sound mowing/grazing land together with approximately 9 Acres of rough grazing and mixed woodland.
LOT 4 – 18.72 Acres (7.58ha)
Four fields all accessed from an accommodation track. The majority of the land is sound grazing/mowing land there is 0.75 Acre field mixed woodland and rough grazing area (field No. 1982).
LOT 5 – 39.43 Acres (15.96ha)
Lot 5 lies to the south of the road accessed by a track leading to a block of approximately 34 Acres of good grazing land and 5 acres of rough grazing with natural vegetation. Field 6693 is separate to the rest of the land and is not fenced, there is a right of access to the land.
o    Fishing Rights – there is single bank fishing rights on The River Irt, along the edge of Parcel number 6693. The Rights are leased on an annual basis to Millom & District Anglers Association.

Situated on the Holmrook to Irton Road: 
LOT 6 – 45.76 Acres (18.52ha)
A block of 4 fields extending to approximately 45.76 Acres of sound free draining grazing land. Accessed from an accommodation track a short distance from the road. There is a hard track leading along the northern edge of the fields giving excellent access to all fields. There is a catching pen at the entrance to the land. Field Number 0366 will be sown with spring Barley and under-sown with grass.
LOT 7 – 32.35 Acres (13.10ha)
Lot 7 lies to the south of Lot 6 and is accessed from the same accommodation track. There is approximately 30 Acres of excellent grazing /mowing land and 3 Acres of permanent pasture. Field numbers 7339 & 8844 will be sown with spring Barley and under-sown with grass.
LOT 8 - 14.31 Acres (5.79ha) 
Lot 8 is accessed at the eastern edge of the block along the accommodation track from the road. There is 7 acres of good grazing and the rest being natural vegetation.

The property is offered for sale by Private Treaty in 8 separate lots, a combination of lots and as a whole. The Vendor reserves the right to amend these particulars, not to accept any offer received or to withdraw the property from sale at any time.  Offers should be submitted to: Land Agency Dept., Mitchells Auction Co. Ltd., Lakeland Livestock Centre, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 0QQ.  A closing date for offers may be fixed, and prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest with the selling Agents following an inspection.

Strictly by arrangement with the Sole Agents: 
Land Agency Dept., Mitchell’s Auction Co. Ltd., Lakeland Livestock Centre, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 0QQ. Tel: 01900 822016. Email: [email protected] 

The property is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession being given on completion.

Ms M Owens, Brockbanks Solicitors, 44 Duke Street, Whitehaven, CA28 7NP

The land is classified as ‘Non-SDA’ by the Rural Payments Agency/DEFRA and has all been registered for the BPS. The 2020 payment is reserved to the Vendor. On completion the appropriate BPS entitlements will be transferred to the Purchaser(s). An administration fee of £200+VAT will be charged to the purchaser(s) for the transfer.  The Purchaser will be required to keep the land in Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition as required for Cross Compliance under the BPS until 31st December 2020. 

The Land is not subject to any schemes. Lot 5 field number 6693 is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Any purchaser should satisfy themselves of the nature of any asbestos material on the property.

Lots 1,2, 3, & 4 have mains water supply from the steading. Lot 4 field 7951 has no water. Lot 5 has a metered mains water supply. Lots 6, 7, & 8 have a mains water supply.

Responsibility for the maintenance of boundaries is indicated by inward facing ‘T’ marks on the Sale Plan and is from information provided by the Vendor. Where no mark is shown no further information is available.

There are no mineral rights attached to the land. Insofar as the sporting rights are owned by the Vendor, they are included in the sale at no extra charge. 

The arable crops in Lot no. 6 & 7 are to be taken over by the purchaser at valuation. 

The vendors reserve the right to hold a sale on the farm prior to completion.

VAT will not be charged on the sale.


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