Crake Trees Manor Farm

Maulds Meaburn, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 3JG

Guide Price £2,800,000

154.56 acres

Bedroom Count icon 5

Reception Count icon 4

Bathroom Count icon 5

  • 5 Bedroom Farmhouse and annex
  • Detached bungalow
  • 4 camping pods and camping field
  • Various useful and well organised outbuildings
  • Detached barn with consent for change of use to residential
  • Mixed cropping farm with arable, pasture and woodland parcels
  • Wildlife ponds and scrapes
  • About 62.54 Ha (154.56acres)
  • For sale as a whole or in eleven lots

THE FARMHOUSE (LOT 1)Crake Trees Manor Farm is an amazing property in a beautiful location nestled within the Yorkshire Dales National Park (The Westmorland Dales).Enjoying the most spectacular panoramic views over The Pennine Ridge, the farm has been farmed carefully and sympathetically with a focus towards regenerative farming. Great care has been taken by the current custodians to farm with an environmental strategy which has been followed since 2008. No fertiliser has been broadcast since 2008. The use of sprays and chemicals has been kept to an absolute minimum.The farmhouse is decorated to a particular style with plenty of raw oak finishes. No expense was spared in getting the property to its current state which presents as wholesome, sturdy and strong with a pleasing and edgy farmhouse feel. The property retains a wealth of original features including attractive fireplaces, flagged stone floors, exposed beams and vaulted ceilings. These have been enhanced by imaginative and sympathetic improvements using locally sourced materials and elegant modern fittings creating a highly desirable and conveniently placed family home.The heart of this home is undoubtedly the impressive spacious kitchen with adjoining conservatory and dining hall/sitting room. This light and airy social living space welcomes in the beauty of the surrounding countryside. The remaining accommodation to the ground floor presents flexible opportunities to repurpose rooms currently used as a snug, boot room, utility, office and laundry and create additional bedrooms as some of these rooms are serviced by existing shower rooms. The first floor is approached by two separate staircases which presently do not connect but could be made to do so. There is a good bathroom to bedroom ratio at Crake Trees Manor. There are five well- proportioned and comfortable double bedrooms on the first floor, three of which are en-suite. A separate family bathroom serves the remaining two bedrooms.The SettingCrake Trees Manor is situated in a heavenly location at the end of a long sweeping drive which crosses the park and culminates in an extensive gravelled parking area. The property is surrounded by rolling fields and open countryside with landscaped gardens and grounds. The excellent outbuildings have been used as a bunk house and catering facility to serve a glamping business in the past. The FarmCrake Tree Manor Farm is a good and productive farm extending to about 62.54 Ha (154.56 acres). There is an attractive mix of arable, pasture and woodland parcels which create this ring fenced farm. The residential part is located far from any roads and amid the farm but the land stretches up the fringe of the beautiful and classic National Park village of Maulds Meaburn. There have been several recently planted woods, shelter belts and hedgerows. The creation of a series of eleven wildlife ponds and scrapes because of a partnership forged with the Eden Rivers Trust in 2020 which have slowed the flow of millions of litres of water into the river system and have become a magnet for wildlife in general. The next custodian has a choice of leaving this all to develop organically or to take a more active role in its management. The farm has strong environmental and natural capital credentials. The property is available for sale as a whole of in lots.Grant Income & SchemesThe farm is entered into Countryside Stewardship Higher Level Tier scheme reference 1235140 which runs until 31.12.2031 producing approximately £15,000 pa. Tourism & Camping BusinessCrake Trees Manor Farm has been run by the current owners as a good income producing business. There are 4 camping pods which are each available to let on short term booking basis and the camping field has a planning permission to pitch up to 40 tents at any one time.Two shepherds huts with wood fired hot tubs (not included in the sale, but possibly available by separate negotiation) add to the income producing nature of the farm.The farmhouse has been used recently as B & B accommodation and for other social functions. The tourism strands of the business have been raising up to £200,000 pa and each form part of a brilliant seasonally managed rural business. There is a one bedroom short term letting cottage in Maulds Meaburn called The Brew House which has a turnover of around £30,000 pa. It belongs to the vendor and could be sold to a buyer of the farm if required by separate negotiation.CRAKE TREES BUNGALOW (LOT 2)A detached two bedroom bungalow positioned just off the main drive and access into Crake Trees Farm. It us a rendered building painted pink overlooking a pretty garden and a paddock. There are two well-proportioned reception rooms and an entrance hall. Integral garage.BARN FOR CONVERSION (LOT 3)A detached barn occupying a delightful rural position with planning permission for change of use into a two bedroom house occupying a delightful rural position amongst about 24.25 acres. The conversion project has been commenced by the installation of services which has been acknowledged by Building Control. The consent is not under threat of expiry.LOCATIONCrake Trees Manor Farm lies on the rural fringe of the idyllic conservation village of Maulds Meaburn in The Yorkshire Dales National Park and is around 6 miles from the Lake District National Park. It has excellent local amenities with a pub and primary school nearby. The historic market town of Appleby is a short drive away, where there are further amenities, schools, shops and leisure facilities. The larger market Town of Penrith, some 15 miles away has a wider range of shops and amenities including high street shops, supermarkets and schools, as well as various pubs, restaurants and cafés. The area surrounding Crake Trees Manor Farm provides access to stunning walking, cycling and riding routes in the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks and the North Pennines AONB. Nearby transport connections include the A66 (approximately 5 miles) and the M6, which provides access towards Penrith and the Lake District. There are also a train stations at Penrith and Oxenholme on the West Coast Main Line with additional cross country rail services, providing rail links to Hexham and Newcastle.LOTTINGCrake Trees Manor Farm is for sale as a whole or in any combination of separate lots. See sale plan.DIRECTIONSFrom Tebay (Jct 38 M6) drive north on the B6260. Turn left after 4 miles onto Guilts Lane. Drive through Crosby Ravensworth and the drive to Crake Trees Manor Farm is on the left. Head up the drive and bear left soon after The Bungalow.GENERALServicesCrake Trees Manor – Septic tank, mains water and electric, oil central heating with wood burning stoves.EPC: Rated F Council Tax: Band FCrake Trees Bungalow – Septic tank, mains gas, water and electric.EPC: Rated E Rateable Value: £3,400Local Authority: Eden District CouncilScheduled monuments: The ruin close to the principal house is a scheduled ancient monument.Rights of way: There are public footpaths and a bridleway which cross the property.VIEWINGStrictly by appointment with Galbraith Hexham Tel: 01434 693693 Email: hexham@galbraithgroup.comANTI MONEY LAUNDERING (AML) REGULATIONSPlease note that under the 2017 AML regulations we are legally required to carry out money laundering checks against purchasers. To enable us to complete these checks purchasers will need to provide along with their offer either: a) originals of primary (e.g., a passport) and secondary (e.g., current council tax or Utility bill) or b) copies of the same certified and dated by appropriate professional. Failure to provide this information may result in an offer not being considered. WHAT3WORDSawesome.though.yawned