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Davidson & Robertson Limited, Riccarton
154,638 sq. ft.
(14,366 sq. m.)

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

A fantastic opportunity to acquire a substantial family property within the Lake District National Park, particularly for those with a lifestyle, live/work and agricultural interest. Currently utilised as a Bed & Breakfast business the property benefits from a very well presented 3 bedroom bungalow with further potential for 2 more bedrooms along with a 2 bedroom annex which provides plenty of space for those seeking a rural property. In addition, there is a sheep shed, steading and land. All extending to 3.55 acres (1.44 ha).

Modern 3 Bedroom Bungalow with lawns, gardens and
off street parking
Potential to create additional bedrooms and home office
2 en suite bedroom annex
Sheep shed
Storage Barn
Common rights - available by separate negotiation
For sale as a whole.


The property has excellent transport links as it is located 7 miles to the south east of the A595 and 13 miles to the M6. It is situated 7.5 miles away from Wigton with schools and a range of local amenities such as supermarkets and local shops and Carlisle provides a wide range of outlet shopping and other services including schools and restaurants and has excellent links to the M6 and A74(M). Located within 1 mile of the popular and thriving village of Caldbeck which provides a primary school, village shop and an award-winning pub.

Caldbeck - 1 mile
Wigton - 8.5 miles
Carlisle - 15 Miles
Penrith - 17 miles
Keswick - 16 miles

The property is accessed off the B5299, the public road
between Whelpo and Caldbeck.

From the South, come off at the M6 at J41 and follow the signs to Caldbeck from the roundabout on the B5305. When you come to the B5305 and the B5299 crossroads, take the B5299 (sign posted Caldbeck) and continue to Caldbeck Village. Keep on the B5299 and you will find Swaledale Watch 1 mile west of Caldbeck village on the left-hand side.
From the North, come off the M6 at J42 and head towards Dalston. At Bridgend, join the B5299 and continue through Caldbeck. Swaledale Watch is 1 mile west of Caldbeck on the left-hand side.
From Keswick/Bassenthwaite take the turn off from Castle Inn towards Caldbeck and pass through Uldale and over the Caldbeck common. After 8 miles the property is on the righthand side in the village of Whelpo just before the bridge in Whelpo.

Swaledale Watch would suit anyone wanting to move to the countryside in order to enjoy the accessibility of the Lake District and a rural lifestyle. The Bungalow is ideally situated within the hamlet of Whelpo with views towards Faulds Brow and to the Northern Fells. The property has excellent access to footpaths and Ellerbeck/Caldbeck common. Caldbeck is a very popular, thriving and sought after village with so much to offer and is within the Lake District National Park. It has a good primary school, various shops, Post Office, hair salon, dining pub, cafes, GP and pharmacy, excellent village hall with catering kitchen, church and chapel and many sporting and special interest clubs and societies. Caldbeck forms part of the 'Northern Fells' group of villages instigated By H.R.H Prince Charles and is the pride of the area. It is steeped in history, especially the mining and milling industries. There are a maze of marked footpaths and boasts 'The Howk', a wooded limestone gorge popular with locals and visitors
alike, which listed as one of the 100 hidden gems of England.


Occupancy Clause
Please note that the property has an occupancy restriction in place as follows:-
"The occupation of the Agricultural Worker's bungalow shall
be limited to:
* a person solely or mainly employed, or
* last employed in the locality, or
* in agriculture as defined in Section 290(1) of the Town
and Country Planning Act, 1971, or
* in forestry (including any dependants of such person
residing with him), or
* a widow or widower of such a person."
It is advised that any prospective purchaser seeks their own advice with regards to complying with this clause. The Lake District National Park Authority has confirmed to the Vendors Planning Consultant that a qualifying person includes someone who is employed or last employed in the locality or in agriculture. Further information on this is available upon request.

Set in an elevated position commanding excellent views Swaledale Watch is a well presented 3-bedroom bungalow built in excellent order with potential to create additional bedrooms. Built from block and natural stone with Buttermere slate roof in 1982 the bungalow provides an excellent opportunity for a lifestyle business owner. The property has previously been ran as a Bed and Breakfast business with en-suite bedrooms with a separate self contained an annex. The layout would also lend itself to and spacious family home as well subject to obtaining any necessary consents. There is double glazing throughout the property along with oil fired central heating provided by a recently installed range cooker. The Annex provides ancillary accommodation additional space and privacy by way of en-suite bedrooms and living room previously used for Bed & Breakfast guests. The paddocks provide useful areas for livestock or equestrian use and the sheep shed provides for an area to work with animals. The gardens and off-site parking provide excellent outside space.

1. Swaledale Watch Bungalow
With feature fireplace and cupboards. Bedroom 1 (approx. 3.00m x 3.80m)
Dual aspect double bedroom with sink.

Bedroom 2 (approx. 4.10m x 4.40m)
Double bedroom, en-suite with bath with shower over, WC and

Bathroom 1
Bath with shower over, sink and WC

Guest Dining Room (approx. 6.30m x 5.25m)
With feature sandstone fireplace with glass door to rear.

Hallway (approx. 1.75m x 2.00m)
uPVC glazed door to front elevation, radiator & loft access.

Guest Sitting Room (approx. 4.50m max x 6.35m max)
L shaped, dual aspect room with feature fire place with near full height windows facing to rear.

Bedroom 3 (approx. 3.05m x 4.10m)
Double bedroom with cupboard and ensuite with bath with shower over, WC and sink.

Bathroom 2
Sunken bath, WC, sink and cupboards.

Dining Room (approx. 3.85 m x 3.30m)
Open plan with window to front elevation.

Lounge (approx. 4.90m x 3.05m)
Dual aspect with open access to dining room.

Kitchen (approx. 3.30m x 4.05m)
Fitted kitchen with range cooker with double glazed window to the rear. It is understood that the range cooker has recently been installed.

Utility Room
Fitted worktops with sink and window to rear.

Conservatory (approx. 3.00m x 2.50m)
With double door access to rear, tiled floor.

Store room (approx. 2.30m x 2.50m)
With window and door to front elevation.

The property is accessed via a private driveway with cattle grid at the entrance. Externally are lawned garden areas, to the front and side of the property with a patio area, lawns beds to the rear.

2. Annex
Sitting Room (approx. 4.90m x 3.85m)
uPVC door, exposed beams with feature fireplace. Night storage/convector heater.

Kitchen (approx. 1.8m x 1.90m)
Fitted kitchen with combined hob/sink unit, under counter fridge.

Bedroom 1 (approx. 3.70m x 3.65m)
Double bedroom with cupboard and en-suite with bath with shower over, WC, sink and boiler cupboard. Exposed beams & stained glass arrow slits, Velux rooflight and night storage/ convector heater.

Bedroom 2 (approx. 3.70m x 3.15m)
Double bedroom with cupboard and en-suite with bath with shower over, WC and sink. Window to front elevation, Velux rooflight and night storage/convector heater. Externally are beds and a shrubbery to the front.

3. Pole Barn (approx. 9.0m x 6.5m)
Adjacent to the Annex is a timber pole barn with sheeted clad which has historically been used as a workshop/storage. Potting shed adjacent.

4. Sheep Shed (approx. 16.80m x 10.30m)
A timber framed building with asbestos/sheeted clad and roof. Earth floor. The building provides a useful space to work with sheep and livestock and has been used for predominantly sheep handling with appropriate facilities.

Please note this building comprises of asbestos and therefore Prospective Purchasers should be aware of this, particularly
with regards to maintenance and future disposal. Please take care when viewing this building.

Access & Gardens
The property benefits from a tarmac driveway leading from the Public road and has a large car parking areas adjacent to the residential properties. In addition, there are extensive garden and lawn areas to enjoy including a wild flower meadow.

The residential properties benefit from mains water and mains electricity with drainage to two septic tanks. Swaledale Watch has Oil Fired central heating as its main heating fuel. The Annex has main electricity as its main source of heating through storage heaters etc. Please note that buyers will accept the burden of ensuring the system is compliant and fit for purpose in accordance with the relevant regulations and guidance. There is a septic tank within the subjects which is in connection with the adjacent property. Please note that a new electric meter is being installed for the property.

Council Tax & rateable value
The property is scheduled as Band C with Allerdale Borough Council for Council Tax. The property has a rateable value of £5200 (amount payable for 2020 is £2394.80) however it is understood that the Vendors currently benefit from small business rates relief.

Common rights - further information
Please see a summary table to detail the common rights held in connection with the Common Rights. Prospective Purchasers are advised to take their own advice with regards to the details and in particular with regards the notional areas these common rights could be claimed under including current and any future support payments. Prospective Purchasers should also be aware of the Environmental Scheme clause wording in connection with these Common Rights.

Fixtures & Fittings
All fixtures & fittings are included in the sale at no extra charge. No warranties are given for the fitted appliances.

Energy Performance Certificate Rating
Swaledale Watch has a nondomestic EPC rating of 158 (Band G).

The Annex has a non-domestic EPC rating of 188 (Band G).
For full copies of the EPC information and accompanying reports please contact the Selling Agent.

Basic Payment Scheme
Some of the land is registered for Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) purposes. It is understood that SDA & Moorland Entitlements are available by separate negotiation. Entitlements may be available should prospective purchasers want these however prospective purchasers should be aware that a minimum claim with the RPA is to be 5ha. The cost of transferring entitlements is £250 plus VAT per transaction payable by the Purchaser(s). The Vendor may choose to retain the 2021 BPS payment and if so the Purchaser(s) will be obliged to comply with all necessary rules and regulations including cross compliance for the 2021 scheme year.

Planning & development
Please see summary of planning history with regards to the property although prospective purchasers should make their own enquires. Please note the occupancy restriction referred to the property in connection with Swaledale Watch bungalow and Annex. Please note that if the intended use in not to continue the Bed & Breakfast business then a change of use will be required
for the Annex.

Local Planning Authority
Lake District National Park Authority
Murley Moss,
Oxenholme Road,

Environmental Schemes
The property is not within any environmental schemes presently. It is understood that the common rights are within an environmental agreement as part of the Caldbeck Common; it will be a requirement of the sale that the Purchaser(s) take over these rights/obligations. Further details available upon request.

The land is not located within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.

Sporting & Mineral Rights
Any sporting or mineral rights are included in the sale in so far as they are owned and included within the vendor's title. Please
note there is a caution against one of the titles in connection with mines & minerals - please contact the Seller's Solicitor for further information.

The property is for sale with Vacant Possession upon completion.

Local Authority
Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House
CA14 3YJ

Plans, Areas and Schedules
Plans, Areas and Schedules These are based on the IACS, Ordnance Survey and Title Deeds and are for reference only. They have been carefully checked and computed by the Selling Agents and the purchaser shall be deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the description of the property and any error or misstatement shall not annul the sale nor entitle either party to
compensation in respect thereof.

By strict appointment with the Selling Agents: Davidson & Robertson Rural. Telephone or via email sales@ All viewings are to be arranged with the selling agents. Please note with current COVID 19 restrictions inspections should be limited where possible and all relevant government compliance should be adhered too.

A deposit of 10% of the purchase price will be payable on exchange of contracts. This will be non-refundable in the event of the transaction failing to reach completion for reasons not attributable to the vendors or their agents.

Sam McAlister
Minihan McAlister
Warwick Mill Business Centre
Warwick Bridge

Date of Entry
By mutual agreement.

Important Notes
Method of sale & closing date
The property is offered for sale by Private Treaty as a whole. Offers should be submitted to or to Suite 7M, Lakeland Business Park, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9UQ. Should an offer be submitted
to the office address please also confirm via telephone or email due to current COVID 19 circumstances. The Vendor reserves the right to change the method of sale, sell the property without any prior notification or change the closing date. Prospective purchasers are therefore advised to register their interest with the selling agents, following an inspection and having carried out suitable due diligence with regards to the subjects. The Vendor and their agents reserve the right to exclude, withdraw or amalgamate any of the land shown at any time. The Vendor and their agents also reserve the right to generally amend the
particulars of sale. The agents also reserve the right to conclude negotiations by any other means at their discretion and a degree of flexibility is available to prospective purchasers. A closing date for offers may be fixed. The Vendor is not bound to accept the highest or indeed any offer, or go to a closing date.

All offers should be submitted to the selling agent, along with the relevant Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017, to the Selling Agent.

Third Party Rights and Easements
The subjects are sold together with and subject to all existing rights of way, easements, wayleaves and others, whether contained in the Title Deeds or otherwise, and purchasers will be deemed to have satisfied themselves in all respects thereof.

Particulars and misrepresentation
These particulars are produced for the guidance of prospective purchasers and although they are intended to give a fair description of the property they do not constitute or form any part of an offer or contract. Intending purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. Any measurements or distances referred to should be considered as approximate. No responsibility can be accepted for any expenses incurred by intending purchasers in inspecting
a property that has been sold or withdrawn. Photos are from July 2020 and details were updated March 2021.


Approximate location


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Wigton Station6.7 miles
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