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Fawcett Mill Fields, Gaisgill, Lune Valley

Withdrawn from Market £950,000

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Fawcett Mill Fields stands in an idyllic location conveniently situated about two miles off junction 38 of the M6, in a sheltered position surrounded by the magnificent scenery of the Lune Valley, the Pennines and the Eastern Fells of the Lake District.

The property is approached by private driveway, over which the neighbouring Fawcett Mill has rights of way.
With visitors arriving from all quarters of the UK, this position provides an easy rendezvous point and large areas of unspoilt countryside are within easy reach.

The grounds of the property extend to around five acres, including wooded areas, and offer a unique and impressive natural environment, where guests are able to observe nature at close hand with visits from red squirrels, a wide array of birds, boxing males hares and the occasional deer in addition to seeing salmon and sea trout ascending the waterfall in late autumn.

The extensive tranquil gardens - around two acres - are a source of inspiration and delight for all visitors; with half an acre of lawn, a games shed and plenty of outside seating from which to enjoy summer evening's drinks. The gardens provide an obvious and beautiful location for wedding marquees!

Raisbeck flows through the grounds, passing under the 17th Century packhorse bridge and joining the River Lune about half a mile distant. This feeds the wonderful waterfall which is a focal point in the grounds and which can be viewed from the main sitting room window.

The greenhouse and fruit and vegetable garden are also a source of interest to guests, who can also walk and bike out direct from the property. Here there is also a workshop with power and light.

From this unique setting, Fawcett Mill Fields operates as a self-catering property which is let only as a whole, with capacity for 24 to 26 guests, with some catering offered by the owners who live in the house attached to the letting accommodation. Having been established now for over 25 years, the present core business is derived from friendship and family groups and yoga residential courses, with a minimum stay of a weekend, other than at the major holiday periods when it is a week. Business trainers have also booked here.

The owners consider that the catering element offers further significant potential for expansion of the business. Specifically in offering celebration meals to groups who often are staying to mark family or other landmark events, and also wedding parties, the latter being regularly requested by enquirers.

The present owners enjoy high occupancy levels and many regular guests who return time and again to this unique place, with repeat bookings accounting for over 60% of the business in each of the last three years.

Since starting the business in 1989, the owners now make bookings for the children of the children of guests who booked in earlier days.

The business is managed by the owners, with a small team of excellent staff and loyal tradespeople from the local community, who provide further support as and when required.

This set up allows for a very flexible country lifestyle business in a farming community, with the owners having the time and support which allows them to pursue other outside and family interests.

Further insight into this special business opportunity can be derived from the website www.fawcettmillfields.com. Financial information about the business is available to interested parties. (Note: fixtures and fittings of the business are available by separate negotiation.)

Directions
From Penrith take the M6 south to Junction 38, at the roundabout take the second exit to Kirkby Stephen, proceed along this road for 1.5 miles. You will see a turning on your left for Orton, take this and continue along the road, round the bend, past the farm, up the hill and the property driveway it on your right. There is a little green sign saying "Fawcett Mill Field.

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