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Lonsdale Park, Cumwhinton, Nr CARLISLE, Cumbria

Guide Price £1,300,000

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Lonsdale Park offers a unique opportunity to purchase 24 acres of unspoilt country estate including 5 fully stocked lakes and 12 holiday homes. Situated on the doorstep of the Lake District and only a stone's throw from Hadrian's Wall. Lonsdale Park has been highly acclaimed in the angling Press not only for the quality of its fishing but also for its delightful surroundings.
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Lonsdale Park is located in a secluded position yet only about 3 miles from Junction 42 of the M6 Motorway and 7 miles from Carlisle. It lies in an unspoilt rural landscape between the villages of Cumwhinton and Cotehill. Cumwhitton has a village shop and post office, primary school, and village pub. There are a number of local attractions including Carlisle Castle and Hadrian’s Wall as well as being a short drive to the Lake District National Park.

Developed over the last 20 years, the property, shown edged red on the plan, represents a superb opportunity to acquire a thriving business which includes 12 holiday homes, café, tackle shop, and 5 fishing lakes all set within 24 acres of beautiful parkland. Lonsdale Park has been designed specifically for the comfort and convenience of people wanting to fish the lakes, well stocked with Carp, Roach, Perch and more. There is a choice of accommodation including six cottages, four mobile homes and two fishermen’s lodges described in more detail below;

The modern cottages are built in a terrace. Each cottage has an open plan kitchen/dining/living room with microwave, electric oven/hob, fridge, sink and flat screen tv, electric heaters, timber double glazed windows and patio/seating areas overlooking the lake.

COTTAGE 1 (43 sqm / 463 sqft – SLEEPS 4)
Ground floor apartment with shower room, twin bedroom, and bunk bedroom.

COTTAGE 2 (74 sqm / 798 sqft – SLEEPS 6)
Includes first floor family room via spiral stairs (3 singles) with en-suite wc. Ground floor double room, bunk bedroom and shower room.

COTTAGE 3 (43 sqm / 463 sqft – SLEEPS 4)
Same as 1 with spa bath.

COTTAGE 4 (74 sqm / 798 sqft – SLEEPS 6)
Same as 2 with double and single in first floor family room.

COTTAGE 5 (43 sqm / 463 sqft – SLEEPS 4)
Same as 1.

COTTAGE 6 (74 sqm / 798 sqft – SLEEPS 6)
Same as 4.

Four mobile homes (each about 40 sqm / 432 sqft, Sleeps 4 or 6) are situated next to Lonsdale Lake. All benefit from secure storage and parking and have living/dining/kitchen area, separate WC, double and twin bedrooms, pull out bed in living area and a shower room. One home also has an extra twin bedroom.

LODGE 1 (86 sqm / 925 sqft – SLEEPS 6)
Spacious traditional built block cavity construction with timber cladding currently used as a letting unit but would also make an excellent owners accommodation. It is set in its own grounds with access to Lonsdale Lake via a large paved patio area. Includes oil fired central heating.

Lounge / Dining Room (7.25m x 3.99m) with stone fire place / surround and sliding doors onto paved patio.
Kitchen (4.56m x 2.52m) including electric oven / hob, wash basin and kitchen units.
Bathroom with double size whirlpool bath, wc and basin.
Bedroom 1 (2.31m x 3.56m) twin.
Bedroom 2 (4.25m x 3.57m) with king-size 4 poster bed.
Bedroom 3 (3.25m x 3.38m) with king-size 4 poster bed.

LODGE 2 (24 sqm / 260 sqft – SLEEPS 4)
Modern wood constructed holiday chalet with balcony area, parking and storage heating.

Living/Dining/Kitchen with electric oven / hob, wash basin and kitchen units.
Twin Bedroom
Double Bedroom
Shower Room with WC and wash basin.

Café 4.44m x 4.9m, seating 16;
Kitchen 2.48m x 2.55m;
Shop 4.93m x 4.34m.

Other buildings include a timber built laundry store and a groundsman’s shed.

The site includes over 10 acres of water spread over 5 fishing lakes each with its own challenges and character. All 5 lakes are well stocked and offer ideal fishing for novices and experts throughout the year.

An additional area of land, shown edged blue on the plan, with 6 mobile homes could be available by separate negotiation.

We are advised that mains water and electricity are connected to the site. The accommodation is serviced by three septic tanks. No warranty is given regarding the working order of any appliances or services referred to in these particulars.

Description in list: Self catering holiday units, caravans and premises.
Rateable Value: £22,750.

Included in the sale is an inventory of trade fixtures, fittings, equipment and furnishings. Any items not included in these particulars or the inventory are excluded. Stock will be valued separately and taken on completion.

We are advised the property is freehold.

The family run holiday park business operates throughout the year with much repeat trade from angling enthusiasts. It has potential to expand by adding further units, subject to planning. Turnover for the whole business for the year to 30/11/10 was £175,218 net of VAT including the additional homes. Full accounts will be made available to bona fide applicants, normally after viewing. The website is

We are advised that the property has not been opted for VAT and therefore VAT is not chargeable on the sale price. Stamp duty is liable at the prevailing rates.

Strictly by appointment with the sole agents, PF&K Commercial. Tel. 01768 862135. Fax 01768 892101. E-mail. Date 23/02/12 Reference C1659

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