High Ickenthwaite Farm provides a unique opportunity to acquire a smallholding with a traditional four bedroom detached Lakeland Farmhouse together with a highly successful two bedroom Holiday Cottage, stone barns and a new Agricultural building. This is all within a setting of 10.5 acres (4.2 ha), made up of 1.19 acres (0.4 ha) of land surrounding the house and a further 9.31 acres (3.7 ha) of pasture land beyond.
Situated within the Rusland Valley,which lies within the south of the Lake District National Park between Lake Coniston and Lake Windermere, High Ickenthwaite boasts extensive views to all elevations.
The property has been substantially improved and lovingly upgraded by the current vendors yet still offers excellent potential for purchasers to make it their own. There is a substantial barn, part of which has been converted into a two bedroom Holiday Cottage, with further storage and utility area beyond, with an additional barn situated on the opposite side of the road. The stone barns offer excellent development potential as well as a superb storage facility and garaging. The property also has the benefit of an Agricultural building situated on the pastureland.
Making the most of its rural position High Ickenthwaite is self-sufficient, sourcing its electricity from the Micro Hydro-Power scheme which is run from Yew Beck which passes through the property. High Ickenthwaite is located within a quiet corner of the Lake District National Park, within the Rusland Valley, approximately five miles south west of Hawkshead and on the edge of Grizedale Forest. It sits approximately four miles from Newby Bridge and is within easy reach of the market town of Ulverston which offers a range of varying amenities.
The Farmhouse is entered via a Lakeland stone entrance porchway into a traditional Farmhouse kitchen-diner with a range of units in cream with contrasting wood tops and local slate tops over, feature beams to the ceiling, original stone flagged floor with underfloor heating and window to front elevation overlooking the front garden area. The kitchen provides ample space for a dining table and truly is the heart of the Farmhouse. The Esse solid fuel fired oven is available by separate negotiation.
A snug is situated off the kitchen area which boasts a light, open space with original stone flagged floors with underfloor heating, set around a stone fireplace with a window to the front elevation.
The lounge offers a cosy, spacious room with underfloor heating and a substantial feature fireplace with multi-fuel stove inset. There are windows to the two elevations and exposed beamed ceilings and staircase leading to the first floor.
A useful Utility room can be found off the kitchen with plumbing for washing machine and shower room beyond, with WC, wash hand basin and shower cubicle.
To the first floor can be found four double bedrooms which boast views over the terrific countryside surrounding the property. To this floor is also the family bathroom with three piece suite in white comprising pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC and bath with shower attachment. An airing cupboard off houses a cylinder.
There is a stone granary building to the side of the property with steps leading from the front which offers excellent potential for additional accommodation to be made and incorporated within the main Farmhouse (subject to the necessary Planning Consents).
There is a further larder extension constructed to the side of the Farmhouse which has been built with the intention of being used as a pantry area. Note: this requires completion.
A substantial stone barn with two bedroom holiday cottage, situated to one side and further garden, utility area and stores available. The Holiday Cottage is excellently positioned for walks over the highly popular Bethecar Moor and throughout the Rusland Valley.
The Cottage is entered via the front door and offers two double bedrooms - both with en-suite bathrooms - to the ground floor. Stairs lead to the first floor to an open plan kitchen-living dining area complete with wood-burning stove, which boasts superb views over the Rusland Valley.
The Holiday Cottage has recently opened for business and is already extremely successful - with high occupancy rates due to its great finishing and locality within the Lake District National Park. The holiday cottage generates an average income of £12,000 per annum.
There is a further stone barn situated opposite the Farmhouse which again offers excellent development potential subject to the necessary Planning consents. This is currently utilised as its original intended use as Agricultural storage. There is a further timber clad Agricultural building which provides excellent storage and livestock housing.
High Ickenthwaite Farm is set in 10.50 acres (4.2 ha) and is made up of 1.19 acres (0.4 ha) set around the farmhouse and 9.31 acres (3.7 hectares) of pasture land on the opposite side of the road, set around the Agricultural buildings. More particularly the land can be seen as edged Red on the attached Site Plan.
There is a stone under slate Pump House which is used for the operation of the Micro Hydro-Power scheme which services the property. The current Vendors have recently commissioned the scheme and are able to utilise the electricity generated by this for the running of the property, with the additional electricity being sold back into the Grid.
The property also has the benefit of Common Rights to allow grazing on Bethecar Moor. The Commons Rights included are for 25 sheep.
The holiday cottage generates an average income of £12,000 per annum.
The Micro Hydro-Power scheme has recently been commissioned and has an estimated income of a minimum of £3,528.
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