To Be SOLD By PUBLIC AUCTION As A WHOLE At MUNCASTER PARISH HALL, RAVENGLASS On WEDNESDAY 28th AUGUST At 2.30pm
Cragg Farm is situated in the Western Lake District about 2.5 miles east of Ravenglass. The farm occupies a peaceful location. The farmstead is in an elevated position offering scenic rural views. Cragg Farm is located within the Lake District National Park a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A fine Lake District Hill Farm with lots of charm. Comprising a four bedroom farmhouse, modern and traditional buildings, land extending to circa 253.47 acres and a substantial number of Common Grazing Rights on Birkby Fell [CL.68].
The farm steading occupies a central position within the holding. Access to the property can be taken either by the main drive from the County Council Highway or alternatively a second access is available via the track within field 33 shown on the attached Sale Plan, which could be opened up.
The meadow and grazing land extends in total to 253.47 acres [102.58 hectares] and includes a range of SDA land and Moorland. To the south of the holding are two notable Crags, Raven Crag and Latter Barrow which offer fantastic views over the valley below.
In order for the successful purchaser to claim the income from the Commons Stewardship scheme agreement has been reached with the outgoing tenant to sell a proportion of his hefted flock. The composition of this flock shall consist of 250 Herdwick Ewes and followers with a fairly even age spread from gimmer hoggs, up to 5/6 year olds. Condition ‘mixed’ and to be determined at valuation.
The purchase price of this flock to be agreed by two independent valuers acting on behalf of the outgoing tenant and purchaser, having regard to the market value and suitable uplift to take account of the hefted status. Payment is to be made on completion along with the balance of the purchase fee.
The Basic Payment Scheme [BPS] claim for 2019 on both the holding and Common rights has been made by the outgoing tenant and will be retained in full. The successful purchaser shall be required to comply with all Cross Compliance Rules for the 2019 calendar year and indemnify the outgoing tenant for any losses incurred as a result of their failure to comply with the rules. The BPS entitlement may be available to purchase by separate negotiation with the outgoing tenant.