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7 bedroom farm for sale

Westhouse, Ingleton, North Yorkshire

Guide Price £2,200,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • 2 Bathrooms

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A well-equipped hill farm, situated in a picturesque location within the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Kirkby Lonsdale 8 miles, Settle 15 miles, Lancaster 22 miles, Kendal 23 miles, M6 (Junction 36) 14 miles

Period Farmhouse | Substantial range of modern farm buildings |
Predominantly Grade 4/5 grazing land | Mowable meadow land | Woodland

Extending to about 1,268 ac (513 ha) in all, Braida Garth offers a rare opportunity to purchase a well-equipped livestock farm and substantial period house set within a quiet and secluded unspoilt glacial valley within the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The farm occupies a commanding position on the Eastern side of the Kingsdale valley, on a site with much historic interest.

The Farmhouse
Braida Garth is substantial former Victorian shooting lodge built in 1900, from period stone and enjoys a south facing aspect, with far-reaching views.

The house provides spacious and flexible accommodation over three floors, comprising entrance hall, two reception rooms, one with a log-burner, dining room with feature fireplace, home office and a well-appointed kitchen with oil-fired range cooker, leading to a utility area and W.C with separate access. To the first floor is the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, six further bedrooms, and family bathroom, featuring an original Edwardian canopy bath. The second floor offers purchasers the option of considerable further accommodation, subject to renovation and refurbishment.

Farm Steading
The farm yard is centrally located at the heart of the holding. It comprises a range of useful modern farm buildings offering extensive provision for both sheep and cattle housing and handling. The extensive buildings include a recently erected steel and timber covered sheep handling unit, a concrete and timber livestock building plus larger central concrete block building incorporating both loose and cubicle housing and handling facilities with an adjoining covered silage clamp.
Two further buildings lie on the South- Western edge of the yard and are currently utilised for sheep housing, including a timber framed sheep shed, and a multi-purpose building with an elevated slatted floor.

The Land
Extending to about 1,268 acres (513ha) in total, the majority of the land lies in a ring fence. Characterised by well-maintained walls, most of the land enjoys road frontage allowing access for machinery. The farm is well-balanced and the vendors have taken a silage crop from the meadow grazing annually.
The land includes the ownership of a stalactite cave named Yordas Cave, which features a 30ft waterfall inside.

Farming at Braida Garth
Braida Garth is a renowned and well-regarded stock rearing farm, and the present owners run a successful mixed enterprise from the holding. The farm currently supports 90 Simmental cross and Sim-Luing cattle in a suckler herd, with spring and summer calving; plus three stock bulls. There are also a further 15 spring calving Luing suckler cows under the HLS scheme. Youngstock are sold at Craven Cattle Market.

In addition, the land at Braida Garth gives grazing provision for approx. 700 sheep in the summer months, including a 100 head Dalesbred flock. 135 sheep and 145 Hoggs leave the farm for off wintering under the HLS scheme; whilst the sheep building utilised as a lambing shed provides accommodation for 320 hill sheep, with a further 20 individual pens in an adjoining shed. The general purpose agricultural building is also able to house 150 Hoggs/ fattening lambs or 75 sheep.

General Remarks and Stipulations

Method of sale
The property is offered for sale as a whole by private treaty.

The property is offered freehold and with vacant possession on completion. The vendors may wish to negotiate a period of hold-over or similar in order make arrangements for the disposal or relocation of livestock.

Ingoing valuation
In addition to the purchase price, the purchasers will be required to pay for deadstock to include, fertilizers, sprays, silage, hay, straw, fuels, stock feed etc. at cost or market value (whichever is the higher) and any items normally paid for at ingoing.

Basic Payment Scheme
The farm is registered for the Basic Payment Scheme. The entitlements are included in the sale. The Vendor will use their reasonable endeavours to transfer the BPS entitlements to the Purchaser on completion. The purchaser will be deemed to have full knowledge of the existing scheme and will be expected to take on the scheme and comply with the conditions. The Vendor will retain the money received from the 2016 claim.

The farm is entered into a combined Entry and Higher Level Stewardship agreement which began in 1st April 2011 and has an end date of 31st March 2021. A modern farm building is subject to Water Catchment Sensitive conditions until the 31st March 2019. The purchaser(s) will be deemed to have full knowledge of the schemes and will take them on at completion and comply with the terms therein. Further details are available from the vendor's agent.

Sporting, timber and mineral rights
The sporting rights and standing timber rights are included in the freehold sale, as far as they are owned. It is understood that the majority of the mineral rights are retained in favour of a previous owner. Further details are available from the vendor's agent.
Wayleaves, easements and rights of way The property is being sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights including; rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplies and any other rights and obligations, easements and quasi-easements and restrictive covenants and all existing and proposed wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains, water and gas and other pipes whether referred to in these particulars or not. It is understood that there are several public rights of way crossing the land.

Any guide price quoted or discussed is exclusive of VAT. In the event that the sale of the property, or any part of it, or any right attached to it, becomes a chargeable supply for the purpose of VAT, such tax will be payable in addition.

Local Authorities
Craven District Council. 1 Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1FJ
Tel: 01756 700600 Fax: 01756 700658

Council Tax and Energy Performance Certificate
Council tax Band D. EPC rating E

There is a mains electricity supply connected to the house and buildings. Water is supplied via a spring on the farm. Sewerage is to septic tank.
Health and safety Given the potential hazards of a working farm we ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection for your own personal safety, particularly around the farm buildings and machinery.


Braida Garth is situated in the heart of the unspoilt Kingsdale valley, approximately four miles from the pretty village of Ingleton, within the Yorkshire Dales.

The market town of Kirkby Lonsdale is approximately eight miles with the larger conurbations of Lancaster and Kendal approximately twenty-three miles, both of which provide a wide range of services and amenities.

Kirkby Lonsdale 8 miles, Settle 15 miles, Lancaster 22 miles, Kendal 23 miles, M6 (Junction 36) 14 miles

Independent schools in proximity include Sedbergh and Giggleswick.

Local livestock markets include Bentham Mart (7 miles), J36 Rural Auction Centre (14 miles), Hawes (20 miles) and Craven Mart at Skipton (29 miles).

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