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Alston, Cumbria


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
A 241.74 Acre (97.83 Ha) hill farm in a stunning location within the North Pennine Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.The House:

Ground floor:

Entrance lobby:

With stairs leading off.

Sitting room:

4.41m x 4.15m Multi-fuel stove, radiator.

Dining room:

4.36m x 2.74m Fireplace incorporating an open fire.

Old house Kitchen:

3.17m x 2.76m

Utility room:

2.78m x 2.76m Central heating boiler.

New room

4.20m x 2.84m With french doors allowing access to the rear yard

New room

4.44m x 5.54m Suggested for the new kitchen with french doors opening onto the stone patio and far reaching views.

First floor:


Bedroom 2:

4.40 x 2.76m

Bedroom 3:

3.93m x 2.80m

Bedroom 1:

4.47m x 4.11m

New room

4.43m x 5.69m With far reaching views to the south

New room

4.27m x 3.24m With views over the fields behind the house.


Panelled bath, wash-hand basin, wc.


Walled garden with large wrought iron gates to front. Walled tree garden to the side. Wooded wetland amenity area to the rear of the farm.


There is a range of farm buildings associated with the farm's former use as a Dairy Farm, cowshed, with stalls, large hayshed with lean-to, storage sheds, silage pit, sheep dip and pens.


Totalling some 241.74 Acres (97.83Ha) and comprising of in by hay meadows, upland pasture and moorland (white ground). See Schedule of areas for breakdown. The land has been let for grazing in recent years however the vendor has retained the benefit of the Single Farm Payment Scheme and the annual payments from a Higher Level Scheme, all of which will be transferred to the successful purchaser.


There is a small mature wood (0.98 Ha) comprising mainly of Spruce with Broadleaf margins.


The sporting rights are included in the sale. There is potential for a small walked up shoot with a mixed bag of Grouse, Pheasant and Partridge.

Farm Income

Income from farm:

SFP £10,700

HLS and ELS £11,200

Grazing rent £1,400

TOTAL INCOME c. £23,300 pa.


These are reserved out of the sale.

Single Farm Payment :

The vendor will undertake to transfer the proportion of entitlements relating to the land for sale in so far as he is able subject to the purchaser meeting the agents charges of £250 plus VAT. The apportionment of entitlements is 38.01Ha of SDA and 54.33Ha of Moorland (subject to confirmation).

Environmental Schemes:

The farm is currently in a Higher Level Scheme and the purchaser will be required to take over this Scheme. Full details are available for inspection at the Agents office.

Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way:

The farm is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way. A Right of Way and an easement to install a water pipe will be reserved to the retained land, the route of which is shown approximately on the sale plan. There is an access reserved to Foreshieldgrains also shown in yellow on the sale plan. There are two public footpaths over the farm and the area of moorland is registered under the CRoW Act for public access.


The property is for sale Freehold with vacant possession on completion.

Additional Information

There is an information pack available to view in the office.

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