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5 bedroom leisure facility for sale

The Ashes, New Hutton, Kendal, Cumbria


Property Description

Key features

  • Ideally located in rolling countryside, a few miles west of Junction 37 of the M6.
  • Quiet, picturesque position, south of New Hutton, about 4 miles from Kendal and 8 miles to Sedbergh.
  • Completely renovated period Farmhouse with abundance of original character.
  • Lovely lawned gardens and range of outbuildings.
  • The seasonal Caravan Park, has pitches for 25 and a Facilities Block.
  • Beautifully presented "exclusively adult Caravan Park in about 1.5 acres".
  • Excellent steady turnover with an attractive profit.
  • Established and created by the present owners over 15 years.
  • A superb investment for those wanting a change of lifestyle, with the benefit of an excellent income.
  • Inspection is strongly recommended.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A truly stunning, immaculately presented rural business in open countryside. Between the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks. Superb, fully restored 5 bed farmhouse, outbuildings. Nationally renowned, exclusively adult Caravan Park. In all around 2.7 acres

From the M6, Junction 37, follow the A684 towards Kendal for 2 miles, immediately after the white cottage turn left at crossroads, signposted ‘New Hutton’. The Site is on the right in ¾ of a mile at the left bend.

From Kendal, follow A684 towards Sedbergh for 3 miles to the same crossroads and turn right, just past bus shelter on right.

The Location Plan within these particulars indicates the precise location.

The Sale Plan indicates the situation and extent in red.

The Ashes nestles in pleasant countryside surrounded by agricultural land, just south of New Hutton village, between Kendal and Junction 37 of the M6.

It is ideally located for the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Lake District National Park and is equally suitable for staying en route to Scotland.

The market town of Kendal with all the associated facilities and amenities is approximately 4 miles to the west, whilst Sedbergh and the Yorkshire Dales are within approximately 15 minutes drive.

The M6, Junction 37 is 3 miles to the north east.

Sweeping tarmacked drive from the Main Entrance, via a gateway to lawned, well presented gardens, with turning sweep and parking spaces between the house and detached



Beyond the Garage and Store is a Lawn/Orchard, with damson and apple trees.

UPVC Oil Tank which holds 600 Gallons.

TERRACE: Surrounding the Conservatory with steps down to the turning/parking area. Original well and pump, in working order.

LAWNS: Beyond the Conservatory, sloping down to a hedge adjacent to the Caravan Site. Footpath to the Site.


The Caravan Park, adjoins the southerly boundary of the gardens and grounds of the house and has the benefit of separate access, via a security barrier, into the site which slopes gently down to the far southerly boundary.

The site is surrounded by dry stone walls and hedges and is located in a pleasant hollow, with far reaching views in southerly, easterly and westerly directions.

It extends to 1.5 acres or thereabouts.

The Planning Consent is for touring Caravan Site, including the excellent Facilities Block, which is located towards the westerly boundary.

The consent is for 25 pitches. The site operates between 1 March and 15 November. The present basic rate is £22.00 per night.

All pitches are connected to mains electric and some are fully serviced.

The pitches are located adjacent to the easterly, southerly and westerly boundary walls, with a central, landscaped lawned area between the access drives.

The Facilities Block is located towards the north westerly corner and is finished with stone under a double pitched slated roof. There are ladies and gentleman’s facilities and a ‘less abled’ toilet. There is also a pot washing area. Near the entrance, security barrier, is a covered store for recycling bins.

Further details can be obtained on The Ashes website:

The income from the Park has been steady during the last three years and provides an excellent profit. Details of the turnover and profit will only be provided to genuine potential buyers.

Mains water and electricity. Private septic tank drainage system for the house, located in the garden. Septic tanks constructed on the Caravan Park. Oil fired central heating in the Farmhouse.

Tarmacadam entrance drive to Farmhouse and Site, to the right of which is the Period Farmhouse.

Entrance Hall/Reception Area: 
1.64m x 2.1m
UPVC front door. Tiled Floor. Fitted Shelves. Pine door to:

Kitchen Breakfast Room : 
5.51m x 4.95m
Impressive room with exposed beams; Two east facing windows. Stainless steel sink unit, dishwasher. Antique pine kitchen with working surfaces, matching wall cupboards. Rangemaster LPG and electric range with extractor hood. Two central heating radiators. Exposed stone wall with original, ornamental fireplace and alcove recess. Original oak panelling. Glazed panelled door to the:

Dining Room : 
4.97m x 3.55m
Flagged floor, cast iron and tiled firplace with stone hearth and pine surround. Central heating radiator. Exposed beams. Corner cupboard. Two recessed shelves with stone features. Beyond the kitchen is a lobby at the foot of the stairs with wood panelled wall and central heating radiator.

Office/Original Kitchen: 
3.98m x 3.82m
Dado. Original cast iron Range 'Castle Foundry, Kendal' [not functional]. Wall cupboard. Central heating radiator.

With "Westmorland" style window overlooking the yard and gardens, central heating radiator.

Bedroom No 3: 
2.94m x 2.18m
Central heating radiator. Alcove recess with shelves. West facing window.

3.94m x 2.36m
Central heating radiator. Bath with shower over. Wash hand basin. Bidet. W.C. Part tiled and wood panelled wall. Staircase from Landing to


Bedroom No 4: 
4.25m x 3.99m
Central heating radiator. Superb southerly vista towards Morecambe Bay, across the garden and Caravan Site.

Bedroom No 5: 
4.01m x 4.01m
Central heating radiator. Exposed purlins. Roof light. Spot lights. Northerly and easterly aspects.

Boiler Room: 
1.98m x 1.25m
Oil fired boiler. Slab shelf.

6.46m x 4m
Stone steps and flagged floor. Central heating radiator. Stone slab shelf. Door from Office to Integral

Lounge : 
4.3m x 3.99m
Cast iron tiled fireplace, stone hearth. Exposed beams to ceiling. Central heating radiator. Stairs back to kitchen. Pair of UPVC double glazed doors into

4.14m x 3.62m
UPVC framed. South facing, overlooking the lawned gardens and lovely panoramic views, particularly to the south with Morecambe Bay on the horizon. Doors to terrace and garden. Tiled floor. Central heating radiator. Staircase from Half Landing leading to

3.2m x 2.15m
Access hatch to roof space. Planked and hatched doors to all rooms. Central heating radiator.

Bedroom No 1: 
4.79m x 3.39m
Central heating radiator. Exposed beams. Easterly aspect. Cylinder airing cupboard.

Bedroom No 2: 
Oak panelled wall. Central heating radiator. Adam style plastered fireplace with ornate cast iron and tiled inset. Exposed beams.

En Suite Shower Room: 
2.23m x 1.34m
Tiled walls. Pine panelled ceiling. Central heating radiator. Shower cubicle. W.C. Wash hand basin.

6.41m x 4.51m
Block built. Double pitched slate roof. Concrete floor with inspection pit. Work bench. Mezzanine floor. Power and light. Side door. Up and over door. Behind is

Implement/Machinery Store: 
5.47m x 4.3m
Up and over door. Concrete floor. Power and lights. Paint store. Pre-fabricated concrete panels.

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