The Knells Farm, Houghton

The Knells Farm, Houghton, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA6 4JG



This exclusive development opportunity is situated approximately half a mile north of the village of Houghton. The village of Houghton offers a primary school, general store and post office. The nearby city of Carlisle is approximately 3 miles to the south, a circa 10 minute drive away. The site is within easy reach of Junction 44 of the M6 motorway, giving access to the major cities of the north west and Scotland.

The city of Carlisle has a residential population of circa 75,000 and an estimated catchment population of 235,000. As well as being the dominant shopping location, it is also the administrative centre in Cumbria and the Borders.

Carlisle is based on the Virgin Rail Link between Glasgow and London Euston and there is a direct train to Newcastle run by Northern Rail. Newcastle International Airport is approximately 1 hour away reached via the A69.


The subject site comprises former farm buildings at the Knells Farm built in the late 19th Century and comprise predominantly brick buildings with slate roofs arranged around a courtyard.

The site benefits from a detailed planning permission (Carlisle City Council Reference Number 12/0768) for the development of No. 8 dwellings, seventeen parking spaces. The dwellings will provide the following;

– 2x No. Two bed and car parking spaces

– 4x No. Three bed and car parking spaces

– 2x No. Four+ bed and car parking spaces

The prospective purchaser can view the approved planning permission on the Carlisle City Council Website using the reference number 12/0768. The development will be subject to a Section 106 agreement which can be obtained by contacting the selling agents Edwin Thompson.


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


It is understood that mains services include electricity and water and are available adjacent to or close to the site. A new Biotee 4 sewerage disposal system should be installed as part of the development, however interested parties are advised to rely upon their own enquiries. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to determine the exact position of the existing services and to arrange for any modification/connection of these to the development in consultation with the relevant services providers


Offers are invited for the freehold interest with vacant possession.

Offers should be submitted to Edwin Thompson, FIFTEEN, Rosehill, Montgomery Way, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2RW and should include the full title of the purchaser, proof of funding, any conditions attached to the offer and acting solicitor details.

Please note that our clients are 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 costs in the preparation and settlement of the sale documentation together with any VAT thereon.


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

Christopher Slinger/Christopher Gray/Joe Ellis (t)01228 548 385.


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