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Hall Dunnerdale Farm, Seathwaite, Broughton-In-Furness, Cumbria, LA20

Key features

  • Three bedroom farmhouse
  • Four successful holiday cottages
  • Modern farm buildings
  • Productive meadow and grassland
  • Intakes and extensive fell rights
  • Income from telecoms lease
  • In all about 238 acres
  • EPC Rating = D

Property description

Superb diversified Lake District Farm


Hall Dunnerdale Farm is a excellent diversified hill farm in a spectacular Lakeland position within the upper Duddon Valley south of the Wrynose Pass. The farm sits in the centre of the village, with the farmhouse and holiday cottages in close proximity. The wider farm includes modern farm buildings and a small area subject to a telecoms lease. The farmland surrounds the property to the east from productive meadow to intakes which rise towards Brock Barrow, all adds to the attractive setting and secluded valley.

Hall Dunnerdale Farmhouse - The farmhouse has been created from the conversion of a traditional stone farm building. The ground floor includes a significant open plan kitchen, dining room and living room area with log burning stove, exposed stonework and door to the garden. There is also a formal entrance hall with large glazed formal barn door, a further entrance provides an office area and W/C. The kitchen includes an oil fired Rayburn stove, which provides the central heating and hot water. The first floor of the property extends to three double bedrooms and a family bathroom with one of the bedroomsalso en-suite. The farmhouse sits adjacent to the farm buildings with an attractive terrace and lawn garden area to the east and an enclosed courtyard with parking to the west. There is a small workshop and store for the holiday cottage enterprise between the farmhouse and Shepherds Cottage, which could be incorporated into the farmhouse to create and further bedroom and ground floor room should it be required.

Holiday Cottages - The vendor has developed a significant holiday cottage business which operates using four properties within the village. The properties are well-appointed and attractive, fully equipped with furniture, fixtures and fittings (available by separate negotiation). These are marketed both directly by the vendor and placed with external agencies.

Hall Dunnderdale Cottage - The largest of the holiday cottages, is a traditional stone built three bedroom property with a slate roof, small courtyard parking area and footpath access to the adjacent River Duddon. Internally the property has a wealth of period features, which have been incorporated into the renovations, including exposed beams and a stone spiral staircase. The ground floor accommodation includes a kitchen with open plan living/dining area, there are and two double bedrooms and a single bedroom on the first floor. Heating is provided by oil fired central heating.

Byre Cottage and Bramble Cottages, both sit adjacent to Hall Dunnerdale Cottage, facing the public road each with a gravel parking area. The semi-detached cottages are stone built, both have a ground floor comprising living room with electric stove, kitchen with dining area and door to the rear. The first floor accommodation extends to two bedrooms and a family bathroom. Both properties are heated by modern oil filled electric radiators.

Shepherds cottage is off lying from the remaining cottages, located adjacent to the farmhouse with an enclosed parking area. This is a split level property with lots of character and period features. The ground floor comprises of two bedrooms and a family bathroom. The first floor is an open plan kitchen, dining and living space with stone fireplace and log burning stove. The property is heated by modern oil filled electric radiators.

Farm buildings - The farmstead is located adjacent to the farmhouse, with a dedicated entrance opening into a hardcore yard surrounding which are a range of steel portal frame buildings and a recently installed IAE sheep handling system.
General Purpose Building (18.3m x 9m) - steel portal frame, steel profile roof, concrete floor and part panel, part block walls.
Lean-to Building (18.3m x 4.7m) - steel frame, steel profile roof with concrete floor.
General Purpose Building (26.9m x 8.9m) - steel portal frame, steel profile roof, part concrete panel, part block walls and hardcore floor.

Land - The farmland predominantly lies in a ring fence east of the village, with highly productive meadows divided by well maintained traditional stonewalls at 100m above sea level, rising to hill and intakes close to 300m at their peak. The farm also includes smaller off-lying land parcels predominantly meadows, with some woodland adjoining the River Duddon. In all the land extends to about 238 acres.

Fell Rights and Hefted Flock - The farm benefit from extensive grazing rights on the surrounding Dunnerdale Fells, there approximately 1,000 fell rights which connect well to the intake and meadow. The farm currently runs a flock of 400 hefted sheep, mainly Herdwicks with the addition of some Swaledales. These are available to purchase and an additional figure to be negotiated.


Hall Dunnderdale Farm is situated in the heart of the Lake District National Park, close to the villages and local services of Broughton-in-Furness. The property has good transport connections via the A595 and A590, to Junction 36 of the M6 and Kendal, furthermore the local train station at Foxfield (8 miles) provides wider rail connectivity.

Acreage: 238 Acres


Nearest Postcode: LA20 6ED

Additional Info

Telecoms Lease: Adjacent to the farm buildings is a small compound and mast subject to a telecommunication lease, the current annual rent is £4,500 per annum, with rent review provisions every 5 years.
Rights of Way, Easements & Wayleaves: The property is sold subject to, and with the benefit of all existing wayleaves, easements and rights of way, public and private whether specifically mentioned or not. Public footpaths and local electricity line crosses the farm, third parties have access rights over some areas to reach adjoining fields. Part of the intake land is designated open access under the Countryside Rights of Way Act (CROW).
Services: Mains electricity, private water supply and private drainage.
Designations and Restrictions: The farm lies within the Lake District National Park.
Subsidies, Grants & Stewardship: The land is registered on the Rural Land Registry. Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements are included in the sale. The vendor has claimed and will retain the 2022 payment, transferring entitlements to the purchaser in the next available window. The farm is also subject to a Higher Level Stewardship Scheme which has been extended to now expire in 2024, the purchaser will be required to take over and honour the remainder of this agreement.
Sporting Rights: The sporting rights are included in the sale insofar as they are owned.
Minerals: The mineral rights are included in the sale insofar as they are owned.
Tenure: The freehold of the farm is offered for sale with vacant possession on completion, subject to any forward bookings of the holiday cottages and the telecoms lease. The vendor farms with the assistance of a contractor who occupies Byre cottage, should a purchaser wish, this arrangement could continue.
VAT: The property is not opted to tax, therefore VAT will not be charged.
Method of sale: Hall Dunnerdale Farm is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole, offers for part may be considered. All prospective purchasers are encouraged to register their interest with Savills as soon as possible.
Viewing: Strictly by appointment through the sole selling agents Savills
Health and Safety: Given the potential hazards of the property we would ask you to be as vigilant as possible when inspecting the farm for your own personal safety, in particular around the farm buildings.


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Hall Dunnerdale Farm, Seathwaite, Broughton-In-Furness, Cumbria, LA20


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