Rookby Scarth as a Whole

Winton, Kirkby Stephen

CA17 4HU


Guide Price: £1,850,000

Closing date set for receipt of offers no later than 12.00 noon Wednesday 5th September 2018

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Closing date set for receipt of offers no later than 12.00 noon Wednesday 5th September 2018


Rookby Scarth overlooks the Upper Eden Valley and is located on the outskirts of Winton approximately two miles North East of Kirkby Stephen, 12 miles South East of Appleby in Westmorland and 26 miles from Penrith.

Lot 1 – Farmhouse, Steading and  150.51 acres
Guide Price: £975,000 

Rookby Scarth farmhouse, a three storey stone built property with slate roof offering spacious accommodation with 6 bedrooms and benefitting from oil fired central heating and uPVC double glazing throughout with the exception of the second floor. The steading consists of a range of traditional stone buildings together with a range of modern steel portal frame buildings providing extensive cubicles and  loose housing, providing  accommodation for approximately 200 cattle.

The land within Lot 1 is edged red on the attached plan and extends in total to 150.51 acres (60.91ha) of good quality mowing and grazing land surrounding the farm steading. Several small areas of woodland have recently been planted under a Countryside Stewardship Scheme.

Lot 2: 98.30 acres (39.78ha) of mowing/grazing land
Guide Price: £400,000

Lot 2 comprises mowing/grazing land extending to 98.30 acres (39.78ha) with excellent roadside access, shown edged blue on the attached plan.

Lot 3: 213.87 acres (86.55ha) of upland mowing/grazing land
Guide Price: £350,000

Lot 3 comprises of grazing land extending to 213.87 acres (86.55ha) shown edged green on the attached plan. Field No’s 37 and 41 were previously utilised as mowing pastures. Access to this lot will be provided up the Fell Lane which adjoins the property, as shown marked brown the attached plan.

Lot 4: 411 Stints
Guide Price: £125,000

411 stints on Winton and Kaber Common. The stints are held in gross and are currently not utilised for grazing.

The land is registered for Basic Payment purposes. The Entitlements are included in the sale, and will be transferred to the successful Buyer(s).

If the property is sold in Lots the entitlements will be split as follows:

Lot 1 – 59.31 SDA
Lot 2 – 33.70 SDA and 5.12 non SDA
Lot 3 – 86.52 SDA
Lot 4 – 190.62 Moorland

N.B. Prospective Buyer(s) should be aware that the minimum claim area under the Basic Payment Scheme is 5ha.

The cost of transferring these entitlements will be £250 + VAT, payable by the Buyer(s).

The seller has made the 2018 claim and retain the payment in full.

The land is currently subject to a Countryside Stewardship Agreement due to expire on 31st December 2021. The Buyer(s) will be required to continue with the requirements of this agreement until it terminates at this time.