Petersburgh Farm, Beckermet, Cumbria CA21 2XW

Petersburgh Farm, Beckermet, Cumbria CA21 2XW


Petersburgh Farm, Beckermet, Cumbria CA21 2XW


An Exciting Opportunity to Purchase a Stock Rearing Farm close to the West Cumbrian Coast Comprising of a Four Bedroomed Farmhouse with A Separate Single Bedroom Annex, Range of Traditional and Modern Farm Buildings, Let Wind Turbine and Agricultural Land extending to Approximately 9.63 Hectares (23.79 Acres).


Lot 1: Four Bedroomed Farmhouse With A Separate One Bedroom Annex, A Range of Traditional Farm Buildings Which Have Had Planning Permission Historically For Conversion to Residential Units And A Spacious Garden Area.

Lot 2: A Range Of Modern Agricultural Buildings Suitable For A Variety Of Different Uses Subject to Obtaining The Relevant Consents

Lot 3: Agricultural Land Extending To Approximately 5.00 hectares (12.36 acres)

Lot 4: Agricultural Land Extending To Approximately 4.63 hectares (11.43 acres)

Lot 5: A Let Wind Turbine With Access Rights Across Lot 4.

For Sale as a Whole or in Five Separate Lots by Private Treaty



Petersburgh Farm is situated within a desirable rural setting, located 3.9 miles south of the town of Egremont, and within close proximity to the West Cumbrian coast. The immediate surroundings comprise of a mixture of dairy and stock farms interspersed among rural villages. The property is located directly next door to the Sellafield Nuclear Power Site.

There are useful road links to surrounding livestock markets and transport connections with direct routes to the A66 and to the town of Whitehaven which benefits from a wide range of local amenities. The town of Whitehaven is just 9.5 miles away which offers a large shopping town and further amenities.



The sale of Petersburgh Farm provides an exciting opportunity to purchase a productive stock farm with a spacious four bedroom farmhouse, with a separate one bedroomed annex and a good range of modern and traditional agricultural buildings and approximately 9.63 hectares (23.79 acres) of associated mowing/grazing land along with let wind turbine.



Petersburgh Farm is situated within a convenient rural location just off the A595 and in close proximity to the A66 which is the main transport route to Penrith and the M6.

The property is located just 3.9 miles from the town of Egremont which provides a useful range of local amenities including primary and secondary schools, supermarkets, leisure and medical services and a range of high street and independent shops with good access to the A595 and A66.



From the A66 at Cockermouth take the A5086 to Egremont. Follow the road for 14.8 miles before joining the A595. Follow the road for 2.5 miles before taking the B5345 towards Beckermet. Follow the road for 1.5 miles before turning right onto Sellafield Road. Follow the road for half a mile as it joins Nursery Road and the property will be on your right hand side.


Lot 1

Petersburgh Farm Farmhouse

Petersburgh Farm Farmhouse is a traditional four bedroomed house with a whitewashed brick exterior and uPVC double glazed windows and an adjoining single bedroomed annex.

The property is very spacious and is situated in an attractive rural location with views over the nearby fells. The property briefly comprises:


Ground Floor


  • Kitchen/Dining Room: 6.90m x 4.36m


With fitted wall and base units.


  • Living Room 1: 4.72m x 3.74m


With fitted fireplace and door leading to the outside.


  • Living Room 2: 3.95m x 3.24m


  • Shower Room


  • Utility Room: 4.46m x 2.56m


With door leading to the annex.


First Floor


  • Bedroom 1: 4.35m x 3.98m


  • Bedroom 2: 4.56m x 3.76m


  • Bedroom 3: 3.60m x 2.35m


  • Bedroom 4: 3.30m x 2.40m


  • Bathroom


  • Hallway




Ground Floor


  • Kitchen/Dining Room: 4.90m x 2.90m


First Floor:


  • Living Room: 4.90m x 2.90m
  • Bathroom


Second Floor


  • Bedroom: 4.30m x 2.90m
  • Store Room: 2.50m x 2.45m



Parking areas to the front and rear of the house with garden areas to the front and rear of the property.


Energy Performance Certificate

Petersburgh Farm Farmhouse’s Efficiency Rating is E-45. The annex EPC is F-23. The EPC documents are available from the selling agents on request.


Lot 1

Farm Buildings

The buildings comprise of traditional agricultural buildings and are all situated around the main farmhouse.


  1. Stables

4.97m x 10.15m. Stone Construction with slate roof and lofted storage area.


  1. Storage

4.04m x 5.29m. Open sided storage shed of stone construction with slate roof.


  1. Storage

5.18m x 5.11m. Open sided storage shed of stone construction with slate roof.


  1. Sandstone Lean to.

4.91m x 3.22m. Single storey sandstone lean to with slate roof.


  1. Single Storey Storage Barn

6.30m x 12.06m. Single story storage barn with tin roof and block walls.


  1. Single Storey Stone Barn

6.62m x 18.67m. Stone barn with newly slated roof with skylights


  1. Garage

6.10m x 3.62m. Garage made of block walls and tin roof.


  1. Steel Portal Frame Lean To

6.62m x 27m. Steel Portal Frame Lean To Housing 45 Cubicles. Please note if this is sold separately to Lot 2 then the purchaser of Lot 1 will have three months from the date of completion to remove this building. Further Details are available upon request.

  1. Former Silage Pit

7.68m x 20.88m. Former silage pit now used for storage.


 Lot 2:


Farm Buildings

The buildings consist of modern agricultural buildings and are all situated around an area of hardstanding and provide possible alternative uses subject to obtaining the relevant consents.


  1. Steel Portal Frame Cattle Shed

18.11m x 13.40m. Steel portal frame shed with tin roof, block walls and central feed passage.


  1. Former Workshop

8.07m x 19.35m. Of Atcost Construction with fibre cement roof and concrete floor.


  1. Silage Pit

12.92m x 18.80m. Of Atcost Construction with shuttered walls and fibre cement roof.


  1. Static Caravan

2 Bedroom static caravan.


  1. Lean to

11.04m x 6.98m. Lean to used for cattle housing with tin roof and block walls.


  1. Storage Shed

11.32m x 27m. Shed used for storage with fibre cement/asbestos roofing.


  1. Cubicle Shed

6.75m x 27m. Cubicle shed fitted with 50 cubicles with an automatic scraper and fibre cement roof and feed passage.


  1. Muck Midden. The Successful purchaser of Lot 2 is to fill this in within three months from the date of completion if sold separately to Lot 1. Further details are available upon request.


The Land


Lot 3

The land extends to approximately 5.00 hectares (12.36 acres) and lies within one block surrounding the main farm steading. The land is accessed directly from the public highway.

The land is classed as Grade 3 under the Local MAFF Land Classification System. The land benefits from a mains water supply and lies at a height of 36m to 41m above Ordnance Datum.


Lot 4

The land extends to approximately 4.63 hectares (11.43 acres) with access directly off the public highway.

The land is classed as Grade 3 under the Local MAFF Land Classification System. The land benefits from a mains water supply and lies at a height of 41m to 43m above Ordnance Datum.


Lot 5

The property comprises of a let wind turbine with an annual passing rent of around £10,000 per annum. The lot is sold with an access right across lot 4 which consists of a hardcore track which has grassed over. Further details on the lease can be obtained from Edwin Thompson.


Environmental Schemes

The land is not currently entered into any Countryside Stewardship Agreements.


Basic Payment Scheme

All of the farmland is registered with the Rural Land Register. The payment for the current scheme year in which the property is sold, will be retained in full by the vendor. The Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements are included within the sale and will be transferred to the successful purchaser on completion, subject to a charge of £250 + VAT per transfer.



The property is available to view strictly by prior appointment with Edwin Thompson. Tel 01228 548385 – Matthew Bell / Charlotte Clayton


Method of Sale

The property is offered for sale by Private Treaty as a whole or in five separate lots. Offers should be submitted to Edwin Thompson, FIFTEEN, Montgomery Way, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2RW. A closing date for offers may be fixed. However, the seller reserves the right to change the closing date, change the method of sale or sell the property without any prior notification. Therefore, prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest with the selling agents, following an inspection. The vendor and their agents reserve the right to amalgamate, withdraw or exclude any of the land shown at any time or to generally amend the particulars of sale. The agents also reserve the right to conclude negotiations by any other means at their discretion and a degree of flexibility is available to prospective purchasers.



The property is serviced by a mains single phase electricity, water and septic tank drainage. All telephone connections are subject to BT Regulations. Please note we have not been able to test services or make judgement on their current condition. Prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries.

Further details are available from Edwin Thompson as to the split of services which will be undertaken if the property is sold in Lots.


Tenure and Possession

The property is held freehold and offered for sale with vacant possession with exception to Lot 5 which is let on a long term lease.


Fixtures and Fittings

Fitted carpets, and fireplaces where present in the farmhouse and annex, are included within the sale.

For the avoidance of doubt, the static caravan and heap of tyres are included within the sale.



There will be no ingoing or outgoing claims.


Sporting and Mineral Rights

The sporting rights are included in the sale in so far as they are owned.

The mineral rights are specifically excluded as they are owned by a third party.


Planning Applications

The barns adjacent to the house have previously had planning consent for conversion to residential dwellings from Copeland Borough Council under the reference 4/15/2263/0F1, this permission has now lapsed.

Initial Discussions with Copeland Council have stated that they would look upon an application favourably again. Interested parties should make direct contact with Copeland Borough Council Planning Department.

The property was on the proposed site of proposed New Build Nuclear Power Plant which was scrapped in 2018.


Rights, Easements and Outgoings

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, whether public or private and existing or proposed wayleaves, easements, restrictions and burdens of whatever kind whether referred to in these particulars or not. The buyer will be held to have satisfied himself or herself on such matters.


Money Laundering Regulations

The successful purchaser(s) should be aware that they will be required to provide us with documents in relation to Money Laundering Regulations. Further details are available upon request.


Further Information

Further information can be obtained from Matthew Bell or Charlotte Clayton, Edwin Thompson LLP, FIFTEEN, Montgomery Way, Rosehill, Carlisle, CA1 2RW. Tel: 01228 548385.

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Quick Summary

Price P.O.A
Status New
Size (Acres) 22.79
Beds 4
Bathroom 2