Gilbrae Farm, Lorton, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9TX
Occupying an exceptional elevated position at the northern end of Lorton Vale and lying within the Lake District National Park the sale of Gilbrea affords a very rare opportunity to acquire a traditional Lakeland farm in beautiful surroundings. The farm includes land extending from the River Cocker in the heart of the valley to near the summit of Kirk Fell as well as a substantial 19th century farmhouse, a traditional farm steading, a very fine detached early 17th century cottage and barns together with extensive areas of amenity woodland including a most attractive wooded ghyll, all occupying a truly exceptional position.
Properties such as Gilbrea Farm offering a substantial house with a good range of both traditional and modern buildings as well as an extensive and varied land holding in one of the quietest unspoilt and most favoured areas of the Lake District are, indeed, few and far between and the sale affords a rare opportunity to acquire a property with great charm and appeal as well as considerable potential.
Both the farm steading and Gilbrea Cottage are well positioned with excellent access from the public road and all the land is classified LFA with some severely disadvantaged LFA classification with a large area above the moorland line. The land ranges from gently undulating fields leading down to the river at little more than 250 ft. above sea level to about 1,000 ft. near the head of Kirk Fell.
For Sale by Private Treaty As a Whole or in a total of 4 Lots:
LOT 1 Gilbrea Farmhouse, traditional and modern buildings, land and amenity woodlands extending to approximately 47.74 ha (117.96 acres).
LOT 2 Agricultural land extending to 71.14 ha (175.79 acres).
LOT 3 Productive agricultural land lying to the west of the valley road with part having frontage to the River Cocker and extending to 22.62 ha (55.89 acres).
LOT 4 Gilbrea Cottage, barns and garden.
CLOSING DATE 12 NOON WEDNESDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER. A very fine traditional Lake District Farm comprising a farmhouse, traditional and modern farm buildings, a traditional detached cottage with barns, extensive mature and young woodlands, fishing in the River Cocker and productive meadow, pasture and hill land extending from the valley to high on Kirk Fell and totalling about 141.50 ha (349.65 acres)