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Flakebridge Farm, Tebay, Penrith

For Sale

Property Summary

An exciting opportunity to purchase a ring fenced equipped upland livestock farm in a desirable and accessible location within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, to the east of the Lake District.

Flakebridge Farm comprises a traditional stone built farmhouse dating back to 1787 which retains many original features and the steading contains a range of modern buildings. The farm as a whole extends to approximately 46.84 hectares (115.73 acres) and has approximately 8.33 hectares (20.59 acres) of meadow land, 12.51 hectares (30.9 acres) of pasture, 24.93 hectares (61.60 acres) of moorland and woodland shelterbelts. Furthermore, there are common rights on Langdale Fell.

There is diversified income potential as the farm has a thriving, established and award winning luxury glamping pods business.

Flakebridge Farm is available as a whole and is for sale by Private Treaty.
Property Type Farms & Land
Bedrooms X6
Bathrooms X1

Property Features

  • Six bedroom stone built farmhouse
  • Two award winning luxury glamping pods
  • Equipped steading with a range of modern buildings
  • Improved grassland, moorland and woodland shelterbelts
  • Accessible location from the A685
  • Energy Performance Rating F

Full Details

Flakebridge Farm is situated within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, approximately 3.5 miles to the east of Tebay and 8.5 miles west of Kirkby Stephen. The farm is ideally situated to take advantage of major road networks, being 3 miles to the M6 and 12.5 miles to the A66.

Local amenities can be found in Kirby Stephen, however larger towns with a range of facilities including supermarkets, restaurants and medical centres are at Kendal (16 miles), Penrith (22 miles), Lancaster (35 miles) and Carlisle (40 miles).

The farm is also very well placed for education facilities; primary schools are located 4 miles away in Tebay and Orton, Kirby Stephen is 8 miles to the north. The prestigious Sedbergh school is located 15 miles to the south in the town of Sedbergh. Secondary schools include Settlebeck School in Sedbergh, Kirby Stephen Grammar School and Appleby Grammar School. Furthermore, the University of Lancaster is 35 miles to the south.

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From the M6, exit at junction 38 and head east for 3.5 miles on the A685. From the east, exit the A66 at Brough and head south on the A685 towards Kirkby Stephen for 13 miles.

The farm is accessed along a farm drive which leads off the A685.

Flakebridge Farm is an idyllic equipped upland farm in a beautiful setting with views across the surrounding landscape. The farm is extremely well located to access and explore the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks.

Centrally positioned, the steading comprises the farmhouse, a range of modern buildings and two glamping pods, the majority of the meadow is to the north of the steading and the pasture and moorland to the south, joining Langdale Fell which is part of the Howgills.

The farm is for sale as a whole by private treaty.

There is a third party right of way from the points marked A to B on the steading plan for a neighbouring landowner to access their land.

The farmhouse is a traditional stone built house dating back to 1787, retaining many original features throughout. The house comprises the kitchen which is fitted with wall and base units, stainless steel sink and has plumbing for a washing machine and tumble drier. There is a utility room, also benefitting from base units and a larder and stone shelved pantry adjacent to the kitchen, providing ample storage. The larder gives access to the historic cellar which is currently not in use. There are three reception rooms, to the front of the house.

To the first floor are three double bedrooms and three single bedrooms. The family bathroom is fitted with a bath, shower, wash basin and WC. The landing provides access to the airing cupboard with modern electric eco hot water cylinder and loft which is insulated.

Externally there is a lawned garden to the front with a path leading to the front door.

The property is served by mains electricity and mains water. The farmhouse has two multifuel stoves and there are smart eco electric heaters in all the rooms. We are advised there is grant funding available in the area for central heating systems. Drainage is to a septic tank.

Westmorland & Furness Council Tax Band D.

The property is EPC rating F 36.

It is understood from Ofcom Broadband and Mobile Phone Signal checker that the property has access to a standard broadband connection and has external mobile phone signal in this area with a limited indoor signal on some networks.

There are three modern buildings which are all in excellent condition, to the west of the steading. They are identified on the steading plan and described below.

Building 1
A general purpose steel portal frame agricultural building, with concrete floor, brick walls, Yorkshire boarding and steel sheet cladding walls with a box profile sheet roof.

Building 2
Formerly a cubicle shed the building is now used for general purpose storage, there is a concrete slatted floor and underground slurry store. The building is steel portal frame with block walls, Yorkshire boarding and fibre cement roof.

Building 3
This general-purpose building has been recently constructed and has a steel portal frame, hardcore floor, concrete panels, Yorkshire boarding and fibre cement roof.

The land is in good heart and is currently very well managed and farmed. It surrounds the steading extending to 46.84 hectares (115.73 acres) in total. The most northerly parcels are all productive, high yielding meadow fields. As the land continues to the south the elevation increases, there are permanent pasture fields with the three most southerly parcels being classed as moorland. The boundaries are mainly stone walls, the majority of which are in excellent condition, having been recently improved by the current owners. All field parcels are served by a natural water supply or mains water.

The land is classified as Grade 4 and the moorland parcels are classified as Grade 5.

It is understood that there are grazing rights on Langdale Fell (CL42) for 330 ewes, 110 gimmer hogs, 30 cattle and 2 horses.

The farm is subject to public rights of way; a bridleway leads down the drive and then heads east. A public footpath continues up the driveway and heads west, out of the farmyard, crossing parcel 4887, this is shown by a green dashed line on the Sale Plan.

'The Pods by the Stream' was established four years ago and is an extremely successful, award-winning business comprising two luxury glamping pods 'Rivendell' and 'Rohan'. The glamping pods are fully booked year-round with confirmed bookings into 2025. Many guests are returning for second and third stays and travel from across the world including Canada and the USA.

The business will be sold as a going concern, this includes two timber frame pods, each containing a double bedroom, shower room and living area with kitchenette, each with a private recreational area, luxury rattan outdoor furniture, hot tub and parking. This will also include the website and booking facilities.

The glamping pods are principally marketed through Pitchup, for which they are rated 10/10 and were voted the 7th best site in the UK out of 2350 sites in 2022, and 2nd best site in the Northwest. They have over 200 reviews, all of which are 5 star, across Google, Trip Advisor, Airbnb, Pitchup and Social Media. They won the Visit England Gold Accolade Award in 2022, 2023 and 2024.

Furthermore, they have also featured in the Teesside Evening Gazette, Liverpool Gazette and Manchester Evening News.

Further information about the business can be obtained from the selling agent and, Facebook and other social media platforms.

The sporting and mineral rights are excepted.

There is a separate sale plan identifying the boundaries by inwards facing T marks, please ask the agent if you require a copy.

Each party is to bear their own costs.

Prospective buyers should be aware that in the event that they are successful they will be required to provide documents in relation to the current Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Regulations. The extent of the required documentation will be confirmed to the purchaser(s) after acceptance of an offer.

We are informed by the current vendors that the property is held freehold.

The property is offered for sale as a whole by private treaty.

Please contact Vickers & Barrass Darlington office on 01325 728084 to arrange a viewing, which are strictly by appointment only.

Westmorland & Furness Council
0300 373 3300

Planning - Yorkshire Dales National Park
0300 456 0030

Countryside stewardship scheme
Holiday Accommodation Business
Boundary Plan

Particulars prepared - June 2023
Particulars Updated - July 2024
Photographs taken - June 2023

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