Monday 6 October 2014

Farmhouse, barns and land - Cumbria

Maybe I should spend a bit more time looking around Cumbria because the last couple of "wrecks" I've picked from there have just blown me away.
There was the animal-friendly cottage and now this - a five-bedroom farmhouse with derelict barns and 33 acres for under £200k.
Sign me up for a lorry-load of lime ready-mix!
I'm going to show you a few pictures so you can see why I particularly liked this one.

The last two give you a sense of the location. Relatively isolated (I couldn't work out access from the street view, my guess is it's up a track from the road). 
Anyway, wherever it is it's pretty high up. The nearest village, Nenthead, is the highest village in England - sitting at 1500ft up in the Pennines. We're talking wet and windy.
The house is over three floors - lounge, dining room, kitchen and bathroom downstairs. Then three bedrooms and a study, with two big attic rooms on the second floor.
Some renovation has happened - there are double-glazed windows throughout and solid-fuel central heating to the ground floor, but not to the upper floors.
The roof has been done and solar panels added and it looks like some of the attic has been replastered:

This picture probably explains why updating has been ad hoc and recent:

That hospital bed is in what was the dining room. The sheepdog on the mantelpiece got to me.
And I don't know how long he coped with this kitchen and this bathroom, before those new fittings were added:

Anyway...the 33 acres is mostly grazing land. There are two derelict stone barns adjoining the house plus the steel barn, and whole lot is on the market through Red Hot Property at offers around £175k. More here.