Helmside Farm is situated on the East side of The Helm, a public open space, and adjoins a council-maintained road which leads from the A65 at Barrows Green to the B6254, the road from Kendal to Old Hutton. The property is within easy reach of Kendal, the M6 at Junction 36, the Lake District National and Yorkshire Dales National Parks and the main line railway at Oxenholme.
The farmhouse is constructed of stone under a slate roof, being of three storeys with single glazed timber windows. The ground floor windows are sash and original wooden doors together with a wealth of other original features, are fitted throughout the farmhouse. The house was re-roofed approximately 20 years ago.
The property consists of an unmodernised farmhouse, in need of refurbishment and modernisation, a range of traditional buildings with potential for conversion to other uses, subject to planning permission, and 69.40 acres/28.08 hectares of sound and fertile meadow and pasture land.
The property will be offered for sale by auction in two lots and then as one lot.
Lot 1 The Farmhouse, farm buildings and 7.06 acres/2.86 hectares of meadow land, as edged red
The accommodation includes:-
Westmorland style Porch
Hallway having an oak staircase leading to the first floor, oak beams, oak panelled wall, understairs storage, entrance door and stone flag floor
Sitting Room with multi fuel log burner having a stone hearth and surround, oak beams, side entrance door and wood cladding
Living Room/Kitchen with range, oak beams, stone floor, sink with water pump system, entrance door and well
Pantry having stone shelving, timber framed wall, stone floor. The pantry leads through to the
Single storey Dairy with stone flag shelving, stone flag floor.
Bedroom 1 having oak beams, timber floor and timber cladding to one wall
Bedroom 2 with oak beams
Bedroom 3 having oak beams
Bedroom 4 with oak beams
Oak stairs to
Attic having oak beams, timber floor (original to part), two end windows (no glass) with wooden doors
Privy and garden areas
Mains electricity is not connected to the property. Private water supply from a well in the Living Room by way of a pump. No drainage.
A quote of £28,624.70 including VAT has been obtained for a mains electricity connection, a copy of which is attached to these particulars.
The property is in Band C for Council Tax purposes
The buildings are of stone construction, in various states of repair and have potential for conversion, subject to planning permisison. The barn has a slate roof as do the lean-to store and stables although these are in a state of disrepair. The shippon and loose box have had the roofs removed.
The buildings include
3-bay barn with loft over
Shippons for 6 and 10
Shippon for 8
Lean-to store and old stable
Lot 2, as edged green on the plan
The land lies to the South and East of the house and buildings and extends to 62.34 acres/25.22 hectares or thereabouts of sound and productive meadow and pasture land with some rush infestation. Access is off Underhelm Lane into O.S. 4882.
The boundaries are all well maintained being a mixture of hedges, walls and stock proof fencing.
The details above are as recorded on the attached Rural Lane Register plan. The current Field Data Sheets will be handed out to the purchaser/s.