C & D Property Services offered a well equipped residential
stockrearing and feeding farm known as Dykehead, Penton, Carlisle
for sale by public auction on Thursday 29th June within the Memorial
Hall at Longtown.
The farm extends to about 202 acres (81.75 hectares)
and is situated about Carlisle and Junction 44 on the M6 Motorway.
The sale also included the entitlements to the Single Payment
Scheme. The property was offered for sale in Two Lots and as
a Whole and was sold as a Whole for £918,000 to a local
farmer. This was well in excess of the auction guide of £800,000.
Lot 1 comprised of an attractive three bedroomed farmhouse with
scope to extend into the adjoining single storey traditional
range, good range of traditional buildings around the original
yard, a large range of modern livestock and crop storage buildings
to the rear and adjoining grazing land extending to 177.07 acres
(71.66 hectares). This Lot was bid to £800,000.
Lot 2 comprised of a good block of grassland extending to 25.43
acres (10.29 hectares) across the public road from Lot 1 and
this was bid to £66,000 (£2,595 an acre).
was then offered as a Whole when bidding started at £866,000
and increased to £918,000 before being sold at that figure.
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