Tuesday 1 August 2017

Cute Cumbrian smallholding for sale

Last week I picked some proper renovation porn to show you - a castle, a manor house and an island. This week's choice is a bit more down-to-earth, but equally delectable.
Wellknowe Rigg is in rural Cumbria, about nine miles from Carlisle. Don't be put off by the small and cutesy look of the cottage however, this is a smallholding - that cottage, a stone outbuilding, and 20 acres of land - including a bit of wood and a share of a river. We're talking The Good Life maxed!

The cottage needs work, clearly, but there's plenty of space to extend and the outbuilding - a former forge - looks useful.

The detached cottage is all on one level, with a tiny kitchen, pantry, store, living room, sitting room, two bedrooms and bathroom.

The forge is split into two rooms. Outside is a courtyard area between the two buildings, a large lawned garden, 15 acres of grazing land with water, around five acres of woodland leading down to the River Lyne, and part of the river, including fishing rights and a "dipping pool" (wild swimmers, queue here).

It's fabulous plot all-in-all, and in a very pretty area of England. On the market through C&D Rural with a guide price of £270k. More here and PDF here.