Commercial Cumbrian dairy farm offers potential

A large well-equipped commercial dairy and stock farm is to be launched next week directly north of Carlisle in Cumbria.

The Riddings near Longtown is about 150ha (373 acres) and comes to the market as a result of retirement. The holding includes two large dwellings – the sandstone farmhouse and a bungalow, each of which is detached with five bedrooms.

The land is dry and free draining and surrounds the farmstead. Most of it is in a ring fence, with the acreage split between grazing land, rough grazing and includes almost 39 acres of woodland.

SPS entitlements would be offered separately, said John Milburn of Smiths Gore, Cumbria, who has set a guide price of £2.7m.

“This is a good workable commercial dairy farm, but its size and the quality of the land means there is the potential to broaden the range to include arable or other enterprises.”

The farm is larger than most in the area and although the land is all classified grade 3, some of it is thought to be at the high end of the grade. A wide range of serviceable buildings includes a 20:20 parlour and 264 cubicles split between several buildings.

The 1.28m litres of 4.01% butterfat milk quota is available by separate negotiation. Sporting rights are included across most of the farm to include shooting and single bank fishing rights, while the mineral rights are held separately. (Smiths Gore 01228 635 861)


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