Land at East View, Rickerby

Land at East View, Rickerby, Carlisle, Cumbria CA3 9AA

Guide Price £150,000

A prime residential plot offering open countryside views in one of the most desirable areas in Carlisle benefitting from village living, enjoying easy access to Carlisle City Centre and the regional road network.


The subject development plot is situated at the southern end of East View and on the south eastern outskirts of the desirable village of Rickerby, less than 2 miles to the north east of Carlisle City Centre, Cumbria, in the North West of England. Rickerby is in the parish of Stanwix Rural, developed adjacent to the River Eden and benefits from Rickerby Park which is a large public open space on the banks of the River Eden and offers a riverside walk to and from Carlisle City Centre.

Carlisle is the regional capital and lies close to the Scottish Border and adjacent to Junctions 42, 43 and 44 of the M6 motorway. It is also on the main west coast Virgin Glasgow to London Euston rail line and has good access east to Newcastle, including Newcastle Airport, along the A69 trunk road. The City has a population of 75,306 with wider area population of 107,524 (2011 Census) and is a main administrative and retail centre for Cumbria.

Carlisle is known as the ‘Great Border City’, steeped in history and today is a vibrant place to live and visit with good retail facilities, a variety of places to eat and drink, a number of museums and galleries including Carlisle Castle which is only 2 miles away from Rickerby. Carlisle is also on the path of Hadrians Wall, a world heritage site and the Lake District National Park is only 16 miles to the south.

Rickerby is accessed from Carlisle City Centre via the A7 which connects with the A595 Castle Way and Georgian Way/Hardwicke Circus roundabout travelling north where it meets up with the B6264 Brampton Road, connecting with Rickerby Park which travels east into the heart of the village. The Carlisle to Linstock Road leads north east to the village of Linstock and meets up with the A689, around 1.5 miles away and up to Junction 44 of the M6, 4 miles away.


The subject land comprises a regular shaped development plot which is situated at the far southern end of East View with access to be taken across a private driveway.

The site comprises approximately 0.10 hectares (0.25 acres) extending to the south which overlooks open countryside and with views down to the River Eden. The land is bounded to the north and east by mature shrubbery and trees, open aspects to the south and low density residential dwellings to the west.

The site is currently made up of mainly grassland and rises from south to north offering an exclusive opportunity to create a large dwelling with associated gardens.


Initial enquiries to Carlisle City Council have confirmed that the principle of residential development on the land is acceptable, subject to the appropriate planning permissions. The site lies within the Rickerby Conservation Area and the design of any proposed dwelling will need to reflect the existing high quality, character and setting of this exclusive neighbourhood. A copy of the correspondence from Carlisle City Council is available upon application.

The land falls predominantly within a Flood Zone 1 which is the lowest risk of flooding and did not flood in the December 2015 adverse weather conditions. The south west corner is within a Flood Zone 2. Rickerby is benefiting from significant flood prevention measures which are being carried out by the Environment Agency commencing in 2018.

Prospective purchasers/developers should contact Carlisle City Council Planning Department to discuss any scheme proposals, telephone: 01228 817200.


The developer will be responsible for any necessary assessment of ground conditions and will need to satisfy themselves that development can take place safely.


It is understood that the mains services are available on or adjacent to the site. Prospective purchasers will need to satisfy themselves as to the suitability of the services available.


Offers are invited for the freehold interest with a guide price of £150,000 exclusive.

Please note that our Client is not obliged to accept the highest or any offer without prejudice and subject to contract.


All figures quoted are exclusive of VAT where applicable.


Each party to bear their own legal and professional costs in the preparation and settlement of the sale documentation together with any VAT thereon.


The site is available to view by prior appointment with the Carlisle Office of Edwin Thompson LLP. Contact:

John Haley,

Tel: 01228 548385


Edwin Thompson for themselves and for the Vendor of this property, whose Agents they are, give notice that:
1. The particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intending purchasers and do not constitute, nor constitute part of, any offer or contract.
2. All descriptions, dimensions, plans, reference to condition and necessary conditions for use and occupation and other details are given in good faith and are believed to be correct, but any intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their correctness.
3. No person in the employment of Edwin Thompson has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property or these particulars, nor to enter into any contract relating to the property on behalf of the Agents, nor into any contract on behalf of the Vendor.
4. No responsibility can be accepted for loss or expense incurred in viewing the property or in any other way in the event of the property being sold or withdrawn.
5. These particulars were prepared in April 2018.

[contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]

Like this property?

Save Property

Make an enquiry

Contact John Haley BSc (Hons) MRICS at our Carlisle Office

01228 548385

Email us

Quick Summary

Price £150,000
Size (Acres)