A traditional Cumbrian farmhouse together with attached cottage, farm buildings, amenity/garden ground and agricultural land extending in all to 27 acres or thereabouts. The farmhouse offers scope for further modernisation but currently provides the following accommodation:-
External wooden front door to LEAN-TO UTILITY: 16’8’’x 10’8’’ (5.0m x 3.2m) with a single glazed window to the front aspect, stainless steel sink and drainer unit, lino flooring and wooden latch door to:
KITCHEN: 14’6’’ x 11’ (4.4m x 3.3m) having basic wall and base units with stainless steel sink and drainer unit. Range oven, splash back tiling, single glazed window to the rear aspect, wooden ceiling beams and original slate flag flooring. Wooden latch door to: LIVING ROOM: 11’11’’ x 11’0’’ (3.6m x 3.3m) with double glazed window overlooking the front garden, electric fire with tiled mantle and surround and a wooden window seat.
INNER HALLWAY: 6’9’’ x 5’8’’ (2.1m x 1.7m) with door and steps to the CELLAR with slate coal slabs and singe glazed window to the rear elevation. Door to: PANTRY: 14’6’’ x 9’2’’ (4.4m x 2.7m) a useful storage room with slate coal slabs, base unit, electricity meters and a single glazed window.
LOUNGE: 12’8’’ x 11’11 (3.8m x 3.6m) with an external wooden door leading to the front garden, double glazed wooden window and internal wooden door to the living room. Wooden window seat and built in storage cupboard.
Stairs leading to the LANDING having a single glazed window over-looking the rear aspect and a wooden ledge. Wooden latch door with stairs to the LOFT ROOM: 21’10’’ x 12’8’’ (6.6m x 3.8m) and 21’10’’ x 11’ (6.6m x 3.3m) that is divided into two rooms and ideal for storage purposes.
BEDROOM ONE: 12’8’’ x 12’1’’ (3.9m x 3.8m) with a double-glazed wooden window with pleasant views over the surrounding countryside, built in storage cupboard and fireplace with surround.
BEDROOM TWO: 12’10 x 11’ (3.9m x 3.3m) with a double-glazed wooden window to the front aspect, fireplace and surround, built in storage cupboard and original wooden flooring.
BEDROOM THREE: 11’ x 10’8’’ (3.3m x 3.2m) with a double-glazed window to the rear and Airing Cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and storage shelving.
BATHROOM: 14’3’’ x 6’7’’ (4.3m x 2.0m) with a suite comprising a low-level WC, bath and pedestal sink. Single glazed window to the rear elevation, wall heater and lino flooring.
The cottage is currently accessed via the rear driveway and entrance porch. There is the option to reinstate the front entrance which is currently not in use and enters directly into the living room.
ENTRANCE PORCH: 9’2’’ x 4’4’’ (2.8m x 1.3m) with an external wooden door, uPVC double glazed window, box housing the electricity meters and an internal door to the: KITCHEN: 13’3 x 9’11 (4.0m x 3.0m) having a single glazed wooden window, stainless steel sink and drainer unit, base unit with work surfaces over, understairs storage space, internal frosted single glazed window, Dimplex storage heater and door to: LIVING ROOM: 14’3’’ x 10’ (4.3m x 3.0m) with an external front door, open fireplace with tiled surround, uPVC double glazed window and Dimplex storage heater.
FIRST FLOOR: Landing with storage cupboard and doors to: BEDROOM ONE: 10’1’’ x 9’11’’ (3.0m x 3.0m) with an uPVC double glazed window to the front aspect and Dimplex storage heater. BEDROOM TWO: 9’11’’ x 8’5’’ (3.0m x 2.5m) with a single glazed window to the rear aspect and a storage cupboard. BATHROOM: 8’3’’ x 4’1’’ (2.5m x 1.2m) with a bathroom suite comprising low level WC, pedestal sink and bath. Dimplex storage heater and frosted single glazed window.
Applehead Farm is accessed over a gated track through grazing land with a gradual incline on the approach to the farmhouse and buildings. To the front elevation there is a walled garden which is laid to lawn with a pathway to the main entrance of the farmhouse, and is bordered with a selection of established shrubs and trees. Within the farmstead, there are a variety of stone-built outhouses and farm buildings that are ideal for upgrading and utilising for agricultural purposes.
The cottage has a separate gated front garden that is in need of attention but has the potential to be a welcome addition with delightful views over the local countryside. Attached to the side of the cottage are two GARAGES both having an up and over door, providing a useful space for the storage of motor vehicles and gardening equipment.
MAINS ELECTRICITY AND WATER. PRIVATE DRAINAGE.
These services have not been tested and checked and we can therefore give no assurance as to the quality or compliance status of these facilities..
COUNCIL TAX BAND
Applehead Farmhouse: “D”
Applehead Cottage: “B”
The land comprises pasture and rough grazing land in a virtual ring fence lying to the west of the steading, together with a separate enclosure of self-seeded alder/ birch scrub woodland fronting the trackway leading to Spunham Farm. The holding has 100 registered fell rights covering grazing on Thwaites Fell which are currently subject to a lease agreement.
Basic Payment Scheme: The holding has activated and valid entitlements under the Basic Payment Scheme. These entitlements will be included in the purchase price to those that meet the criteria as a working farmer. The purchaser will additionally have a one off contribution payment of £125.00 plus VAT towards the vendors transfer costs.
Wayleaves/Easements: All land/woodland is sold subject to, and with the benefit of, all rights of way, whether public or private and any existing or proposed wayleaves, easements or quasi easements whether referred to within these particulars or not.
INSPECTIONS: by arrangement with the Agents
Please note that we have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures, fittings or services, and so cannot verify that they are in working order, or fit for their purposes. Furthermore, where we have described fixtures and fittings as included in the sale we have relied upon the vendor’s instructions that these are included. Purchasers should verify by pre-contract enquiries which fixtures and fittings are included in the sale.