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This sale offers an opportunity to purchase 11.61 ha (28.69 acres) of grazing land located within the picturesque setting of the Lake District National Park and overlooking Loweswater.
Askhill Farm is located approximately 7 ½ miles to the South of Cockermouth, on the fell side of Askill Knott with an elevated position overlooking Loweswater.
From Penrith (Junction 40 of the M6) follow the A66 West for approximately 30 miles. At the first Cockermouth Roundabout take the 1st exit on to the A5086 heading towards Egremont. After approximately 4 ½ miles take the left-hand turn towards Mockerkin. Travel through Mockerkin until reaching a ‘T’ junction, then turn left. Continue along this road, passing The Grange Hotel on your left. Passing a phone box and lay by on your right, the lane to Askhill Farm is located on the left-hand side of the road. Travel up this track, when reaching the top of the track take the left-hand fork to reach the property.
The location of the property is shown on the plans within these particulars and will be identified by way of PFK sale boards.
The land benefits from natural water.
The land in Lot 2 extends to approximately 11.61 ha (28.69 acres) of rough allotment grazing land.
The land lies above the Moorland line, within the Severely Disadvantaged Area for Basic Payment purposes, with the majority of the land being classified as Grade 4 & 5 under the former MAFF Land Classification System.
The land lies between 310m and 360m above mean sea level.
Access to and egress from Lot 2 is by way of a track shown yellow on the sale plan.
General Remarks, Reservations & Stipulations
Method of Sale
The Property is offered for sale by binding tender.
The tender pack is available via e-mail by contacting Richard Miller of Burnetts Solicitors, Victoria House, Rosehill, Carlisle CA1 2ST. Tel: 01228 555522 or e-mail: email@example.com
A provisional closing date of 17th April 2020 has been set for tenders to be received. Prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest with the selling agents. For those wishing to advance offers in anticipation of the closing date, they must sign a sale contract and pay a 10% deposit upon submission of such offers.
The day following the closing date, the Vendors will determine the successful tender(s) and immediately proceed to exchange contracts. Completion will then take place 30 days from exchange of contracts.
The Vendors and sole selling Agents reserve the right to revise the closing date, alter the method of sale or sell the property without any prior notification to interested parties.
The land is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession available.
For further details please refer to the Vendor’s solicitor, whose contact details appear later within these particulars.
Wayleaves, Easements, Covenants & Rights of Way
The property is sold subject to all rights including rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplies and other rights and obligations and easements, quasi easements and restrictive covenants and all existing and proposed wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains, and water, gas and other pipes, whether or not referred to in these particulars.
In particular, there is a public bridleway that runs along the track toward Askhill Farm.
The Vendors will supply statements of truth attesting to the long use of the accessways coloured brown and yellow for all purposes to reach Lot 1 (access shown coloured brown) and Lot 2 (access shown coloured yellow) and an indemnity insurance policy will be provided to the same.
Any Purchasers will be deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the nature of such restrictions and are advised to contact the Vendor's Solicitors for details:
Burnetts Solicitors, Victoria House, Wavell Drive, Rosehill, Carlisle, CA1 2ST.
Richard Miller acting.
Access to and egress from Lot 1 is by way of an unregistered road leading to the property from an adopted highway and is shown brown on the sale plan. A statement of truth evidencing the long use of the road by the owners and occupiers of the property will be provided by the Vendors on completion accompanied by a corresponding indemnity insurance policy. All information relating to this point is outlined within the tender pack.
Access to and egress from Lot 2 is by way of a track shown yellow on the sale plan. A statement of truth evidencing the long use of the track by the owners and occupiers of the property will be provided by the Vendors on completion accompanied by a corresponding indemnity insurance policy. All information relating to this point is outlined within the tender pack.
Sporting & Mineral Rights
The mineral rights are excluded from the title. The sporting rights insofar as they are owned by the Vendors are included within the sale
Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)
Lot 1 land lies within the Severely Disadvantaged Area for Basic Payment purposes.
Lot 2 land lies within the Moorland Area for Basic Payment purposes.
There are no BPS entitlements included within the sale, but may be available via separate negotiation with the outgoing tenants.
The post code for Askhill Farm is CA13 0SU.
Askhill Farmhouse falls within Council Tax Band D.
The land is all classified as Grade 4 & 5 under the former MAFF Land Classification System.
Quotas & Environmental Schemes
For the avoidance of doubt there are no livestock quotas or milk quotas included in this sale.
There are no current environmental schemes on the holding.
Fixtures & Fittings
All fixtures and fittings referred to in these particulars will be included in the sale unless otherwise stated.
As far as the Vendor is aware the responsibility of the boundaries are shown on the sale plan by inward facing ‘T’ marks. When no mark is shown no further information is available.
Measurements are approximate and must not be relied upon. Maximum appropriate room sizes are given to the nearest 0.05m (2").
Plans & Schedule of Areas
The plans attached to these particulars are based on Ordnance Survey National Grid and the Rural Land Registry and are for reference only. Purchaser(s) will have deemed to have satisfied themselves of the land and schedule.
Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations
The Regulations came into force on 21st November 2002. Any purchaser should satisfy themselves of the nature of any asbestos material on the property.
Health & Safety
Given the potential hazards of a working farm we request that you take as much care as possible when making your inspection of the property for your own personal safety, in particular around the farm buildings. Please also respect any livestock on the property and do not cause any disturbance to them.
Viewing & Further Information
Viewings of Askhill Farmhouse and farm buildings are strictly by appointment only. Please contact PFK Land Agency to arrange a convenient appointment.
For all other queries, please contact David Stout for further information by telephone on (01768) 866611 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Money Laundering Obligations
As part of the new Money Laundering Regulations (The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017) relating to property transactions the Selling Agents are obliged to carry out Customer Due Diligence checks on any Purchaser prior to a transaction being completed.
Mains electricity is connected to the farmhouse and farm buildings. The property has a private water supply, and a private drainage system. The property benefits from oil central heating. A BT phone line is connected to the farmhouse subject to the Company’s usual regulations.
The land benefits from natural water.
Cumbria County Council
The Courts, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8NA
Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale Borough Council, Allerdale, House, Workington, Cumbria CA14 3YJ
Tel : 0303 123 1702
Dawson House, Great Sankey, Warrington, WA5 3LW
Tel: 01925 237000 Fax: 01925 237073
Rural Payments Agency
PO Box 352, Worksop, S80 9FG
Tel: 03000 200 301
The right is reserved to the Vendor(s) to amend, alter and incorporate fresh provisions as appropriate in respect of the above matters.
First Edition: November 2019
Particulars Prepared: October 2019
Photographs Taken: October 2019