Streetgate Farm, Lamplugh, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA14 4TT

Streetgate Farm, Lamplugh, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA14 4TT

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Price P.O.A
City
Status New
Size (Acres) 133.07
Beds 5
Bathroom
Garden
Parking Spaces
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Keswick Office
017687 72988

A Former Dairy Farm Comprising of Five Bedroomed Farmhouse, Range of Traditional and Modern Farm Buildings and Agricultural Land Extending to Approximately 53.85 Hectares (133.07 Acres).

Streetgate Farm
Lamplugh, Cockermouth, CA14 4TT

Penrith: 36.2 miles Keswick: 18.8 miles Carlisle: 33.2 miles Cockermouth: 6.4 miles

Farm Business Tenancy
A Former Dairy Farm Comprising of Five Bedroomed Farmhouse, Range of Traditional and Modern Farm Buildings and Agricultural Land Extending to Approximately 53.85 Hectares (133.07 Acres).
To Let on a 4 Year Farm Business Tenancy From 28th February 2020
Available As A Whole, or in Two Lots

Lot 1
Streetgate Farm, Range of Traditional and Modern Farm Buildings and Land Extending to Approximately 28.95 Hectares (71.53 acres).
Lot 2
Agricultural Land Extending to Approximately 24.90 Hectares (61.54 acres)

Tender Form to be Submitted to Edwin Thompson LLP, 28 St John’s Street, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5AF by 12 Noon Friday 14th February 2020

Introduction
The letting of Streetgate Farm provides a rare opportunity to let a very desirable smallholding located on the edge of the Lake District National Park, comprising of a well presented five bedroomed farmhouse, range of modern and traditional farm buildings and agricultural land extending to approximately 53.85 Hectares (133.07 Acres)

Location
Streetgate Farm is located approximately 1 mile from the hamlet of Lamplugh and only 6.4 miles from the market town of Cockermouth which benefits from a wide range of local amenities including schools, shops, leisure and medical services.

Directions
From Junction 40 of the M6, take the A66 West. Continue along this road for approximately 29.5 miles and at Oakhurst Roundabout, Cockermouth take the first tuning signposted A5086 Frizington. Continue along this road for approximately 6 miles and the property is located on the right-hand side down the tarmac access drive.

Lot 1 – Streetgate Farmhouse, Range of Modern and Traditional Farm Buildings and Agricultural Land Extending to Approximately 28.95 Hectares (71.53 Acres)
Streetgate Farmhouse
A well-presented, spacious five bedroomed farmhouse extending to approximately 269 sq.m. The property is of stone construction under a slate roof, the property benefits from oil fired central heating, has double glazing throughout and offers spacious family accommodation.
Ground Floor
Inner Hall
Stairs off to first floor and doors leading to all rooms

Kitchen
Wall and base units and oil fired Aga, built in dishwasher.

Utility Room
Wall and base units and plumbing for washing machine. Door to outside.

Toilet

Shower Room
Electric shower

Study / Office
Built in storage cupboards.

Lounge / Dining Room
Open Fire

Sitting Room
Open fire

First Floor
Double Bedroom

Double Bedroom

Double Bedroom

Double Bedroom

Double Bedroom

Family Bathroom
WC, Power Shower and Bath

Outside
The property has a large parking area to the front and lawned gardens to the side.
House Floor Plan + House Photos

Farm Buildings
Storage Shed – 21.29m x 5.58m
Stone construction under a slate roof, split into two general storage areas.

Former Parlour – 11.23m x 5.23m
Steel portal framed construction with asbestos cement roof with pit and some steel work from former milking parlour.

General Purpose Shed – 22.44m x 6.71m
Stone construction under a slate roof, split into several different storage areas, former cold store and lofted full length.

General Purpose Shed – 13.55m x 7.46m
Steel portal frame with box profile clad roof split into three feed bunkers and bull pen.

Collecting Yard – 20.70m x 9.41m
Steel portal frame mono pitch with asbestos roof, centre feed trough and access to former milking parlour.

Cubicle Shed– 28.56m x 14.11m
Steel portal frame with asbestos roof with 96 cubicles.

Cubicle Shed – 25.62m x 13.10m
Steel portal frame with box profile roof, part centre feed passage and 68 cubicles.

Cattle Shed – 68.25m x 10.51m
Steel portal frame with fibre cement roof, open fronted with front feed barriers, split into general storage, 9 separate pens and housing 44 cubicles.

Lagoon

Indoor Silage Pit – 36.24m x 13.46m
Steel portal frame with asbestos roof and part shuttered part sleeper walls.

Outdoor Silage Pit – 46.61m x 10.17m
Shuttered walls.

Sheep Pens

Lot 1 – The Land
The land within Lot 1 extends to approximately 28.95 Hectares (71.53 acres) and lies either side of the farm steading with some of the land being located over the A5086 public highway. The land comprises of some useful mowing and grazing fields. The land benefits from a mixture of mains water supplies, borehole water and natural water.

Lot 2 – Agricultural Land Extending to Approximately 24.90 Hectares (61.54 Acres).
The land within Lot 2, is located close to the main farm steading adjacent to lot 1. The land extends to approximately 24.90 Hectares (61.54 Acres) and lies within a ring fence with access off the public highway (as shown in brown on the land map).
Field Schedule + Land Map + Photos of Land

General Rights and Stipulations
Rights, Easements and Outgoings
The occupiers of the cottage which is located to the rear of the farmhouse will retain a right of access to the property from the public highway.

Council Tax
Streetgate Farmhouse is rated within Band E for council tax purposes.

Environmental Stewardship
The property is not entered into any Environmental Stewardship Schemes.

Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements
All of the farmland is registered with the Rural Land Register. It is a requirement of the letting that the Basic Farm Payment Entitlements are purchased from the current tenant at market value. Further details are available from the letting agents.

United Utilities Pipeline
The United Utilities West Cumbria Pipeline crosses Lot 1. The compensation for the easement claim and associated losses up to the date of letting will be retained in full by the current owner of the property. Further details are available upon request.

Services
The property is serviced by a mains electric supply and mains water supply. Foul drainage is to a septic tank. Streetgate Farm also benefits from a borehole water supply which supplies the farm buildings and certain field troughs, if desired the borehole can also supply the farmhouse. All telephone connections are subject to BT regulations. Please note we have not been able to test services or make judgement on their condition. Prospective Tenants should make their own enquiries.

Boundaries
A separate plan is available on request to show boundary responsibility. The tenant will be responsible for the maintenance of the boundaries.

Alterations and Improvements
It will be the requirement of the Tenancy that any physical alteration or improvement carried out to the property will require the Landlords consent before any works are carried out. All the tenders should make it clear on their tender if they are proposing any such works during the term of the tenancy.

Timber
All timber is specifically excluded to the Landlord.

Sporting
The sporting rights are excluded from the letting.

Term
The length of the letting will be for a period of 4 years from the 28th February 2020.

Occupation of Farmhouse
The Farmhouse should be occupied by the Tenant or close relative who works full time on the holding.

Where the Farmhouse is occupied by a close relative or farm worker as stated above. The Tenant must ensure that the house is let on an appropriate written agreement that does not confer any security of tenure to the occupier.

Application Details
Tender
Tender offers are to be submitted to Edwin Thompson LLP no later than 12 Noon on Friday 14th February 2020.
The Tender along with any supporting information should be submitted to:
Matthew Bell, Edwin Thompson LLP, 28 St John’s Street, Keswick, CA12 5AF and marked “Streetgate Farm Tender”.

Conditions of Tender
1. All tenders must be submitted on the attached form.
2. The Landlords do not bind themselves to accept the highest or indeed any Tender.
3. The decision of the Landlord is final and binding.
4. A detailed explanation of the proposed farming system should be provided with the Tender.

References & Credit Check
All applicants will be required to submit contact details for three references, of which one must be the Applicants Bank.
Contact with references will only be made in respect of shortlisted applicants. Applicants are deemed to agree, by submitting an offer to references being taken without further notice, unless stated otherwise.

The shortlisted applicants will also be required to complete credit check, to which by submitting an offer, they are deemed to agree without further notice and will complete all forms necessary to complete those checks.

Viewing
Prospective Tenants are asked to respect the privacy of the existing Tenants on the viewing days.

The farm can be viewed on Wednesday 22nd January 2020 ONLY, with the farmhouse, buildings and land available to view between 11am and 2pm. Prospective Tenants are asked to be mindful that stock will be present on the farm.

Interviews
Interviews will be held between 17th – 18th February 2020.

The Tenancy Agreement
The successful applicant will be required to sign a Farm Business Tenancy Agreement under the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995. Draft copies of the agreement are able to be viewed on the viewing days and at the office of Edwin Thompson LLP, 28 St John’s Street, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5AF.

Term
The holding will be let for a term of 4 years commencing on 28th February 2020.

Rent
The rent should be tendered in pounds per annum basis. The expected rent will be paid via standing order on a monthly basis in advance.

Repairs & Insurance
The property will be let on a fully repairing and insuring terms. The Landlord will arrange the insurance for the house and buildings which will be recharged back to the tenant. Further details of the cost of this are available upon request.
A photographic record of condition will be taken at the commencement of the Tenancy to record the condition of the holding and it is expected that the holding will be handed back in no worse condition that was prior to this record of condition.

Possession
The Tenant will not be allowed to sub-let, part with possession or take stock in relation to any part of the holding or to share occupation of the Holding.

Use
The use of the Holding is for the purpose of agriculture. Should the Tenant wish to use part of the Holding for a non-agricultural purpose, the consent of the Landlord will be required in writing. Anyone contemplating a non-agricultural use of part of the Holding should make this clear as part of their application.

Outgoings
The Tenant will be responsible for all outgoings, including Council Tax.

Good Husbandry
The Tenant will farm in accordance with the rules of good husbandry as set out in Section 11 of the Agriculture Act 1947.

Sporting
Sporting over the Holding will be reserved in favour of the Landlord. This is subject to the Tenants rights under the Ground Game Act and the Tenant’s right to keep down rabbits.

Business Condition
The fundamental principle of the Farm Business Tenancy is that compliance of the business condition is observed.

Tenants Improvements
Tenants improvements will be covered in detail within the Tenancy Agreement. No compensation will be paid for improvements unless agreed in writing.

Development
There will be a provision for the Landlords to regain possession of part of the holding for a non-agricultural development subject to being given 12 months’ notice in writing.

Stamp Duty
The successful Tenant will be responsible for the payment of all Stamp Duty charges that may arise on the granting of this Tenancy.

Further Information
Further information can be obtained from Matthew Bell or Megan Proctor, Edwin Thompson LLP, 28 St John’s Street, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5AF. Tel: 017687 72988. [email protected], [email protected]

A Former Dairy Farm Comprising of Five Bedroomed Farmhouse, Range of Traditional and Modern Farm Buildings and Agricultural Land Extending to Approximately 53.85 Hectares (133.07 Acres).

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