Rigghead Farm, Hethersgill, Carlisle, Cumbria CA6 6HH

Rigghead Farm, Hethersgill, Carlisle, Cumbria CA6 6HH

SOLD (STC)£250,000




A Unique Development Opportunity to Acquire a Redundant Farm Steading Including Farmhouse, Traditional Agricultural Barns and Agricultural Land Extending In Total To Approximately 2.41 ac (0.98 ha).

  • Rare Development Opportunity
  • Outskirts of Hethersgill
  • Range of Substantial Redundant Sandstone Buildings Arranged Around a Courtyard and Including a Sandstone Archway
  • Ranging Views Over The Lake District National Park and North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Offers Invited for Freehold Interest



This rare development opportunity is situated on the fringe of the village of Hethersgill. Rigghead Farm is located on the North East side of Carlisle in North Cumbria. The property, in its private rural setting, is situated approximately some 5 miles north of the historic market town Brampton, which has a full range of shops, services, medical facilities and schooling.

Carlisle, adjacent to the M6 motorway and on the main west coast rail line, is located approximately 10 miles to the south west. The city is regarded as the principle shopping location for the county as well as the administrative centre.

The property benefits from open picturesque views over the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Lake District National Park.



The property comprises of a redundant traditional sandstone farmhouse along with traditional sandstone agricultural barns arranged around a courtyard (in varying levels of disrepair) and associated agricultural land in all extending to approximately 2.41 ac (0.98 ha).

Believed to date from 1847 (with later additions) Rigghead farmhouse presents a derelict 3 bedroom residence including well proportioned reception rooms in need of full refurbishment. The house adjoins a redundant sandstone barn providing, subject to relevant planning consents, the opportunity of further extension.

The derelict sandstone barns to the rear of the farmhouse, arranged in a courtyard like fashion and accessed through a sandstone archway, are in poor repair but present a unique opportunity, subject to planning consent, for further development.

The land associated with the property provides a relatively level field enclosure suitable for horses or other livestock or indeed further garden space, subject to relevant consents.

Please note a 5 meter wide access strip along the northern boundary, identified on the plan between A and B will be retained by the vendors.



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



Mains electricity and a mains water supply are understood to be located to the property. It is the responsibility of prospective purchasers to make their own enquiries into the availability of acceptable connections.



Offers are invited for the freehold interest for the property as a whole. Please note that our client is not obligated to accept the highest or any offer without prejudice and subject to contract.

Offers should be submitted to either selling agent. A closing date for offers may be fixed, and prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest with the selling agents following an inspection.



All figures are quoted exclusive of VAT where applicable.



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



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



The site is available to view strictly by prior appointment only via Christopher Slinger of the Carlisle office of Edwin Thompson LLP.


Christopher Slinger

Email: c.slinger@edwin-thompson.co.uk

Tel: 01228 548385

Website: www.edwin-thompson.co.uk


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Price £250,000
Town/City Carlisle
Status New
Size (Acres) 2.41