Cumbrian auction quartet up for grabs in August

FOUR CUMBRIAN farms are set to go under the hammer in August.


Hopes of Wigton will be selling three of them.


Low Dockrayrigg Farm at Wigton will be the first to be offered on Aug 9, with the firm’s Ian Ritchie looking for at least £750,000 for the 165-acre dairy unit.


It currently holds 70 cows but Mr Ritchie said this could be expanded to 100.


Bromfield farm


Next to go will be Kingside Hill and West Border at Abbeytown in Aug 16.


Lotted eight ways, the 248-acre milk and stock unit, which includes two large houses, is guided at about £1m.


To round off the month, Bromfield Farm at Bromfield (below) will be sold on Aug 30 with a £900,000 price tag.


The 246-acre arable and stock unit includes a four-bed house and would appeal to farmers, said Mr Ritchie.


Moorend Farm


H & H Bowe is also getting in on the action with the sale of Moorend Farm at Dockray, near Matterdale (below).


The attractive 282-acre Lake District holding is being sold on behalf of Elizabeth Bruce who is retiring and is guided at £975,000 in 10 lots.