An attractive block of level pasture, a useful yard with hardstanding andaccess from the public highway, together with a substantial area of mossland with high conservation and amenity appeal.
In all about 125.8 acres (50.9 ha)
For Sale as a Whole, or in up to Three Lots, by Private Treaty
Lot 1 – Land at Kirkby Pool
Shown shaded green on the Sale Plan
A most useful parcel of level, ring-fenced, productive grassland extending to about 45.2 acres (18.3ha) with access from the public highway (via Lot 2) and good accessibility to all fields via internal gateways.
Lot 1 is bounded by Kirkby Pool to the west and Kirkby Park Wood on the eastern edge. The location and access from the highway may allow a future Owner to explore alternative uses for the land, subject to obtaining the necessary consents. Classified Grades 4 & 5, belongs to the Manod soil series, described as well-drained, fine loamy/silt over rock and suited for stock rearing, woodland and some cereals.
The land is designated permanent grass land; the Vendor has previously applied to the Forestry Commission for consent to crop the land with short rotation willow coppice. It is understood a regional firm has expressed an interest to acquire the willow.
Most recently the Vendor has undertaken considerable works to restore the original drainage system, and improve the access and fencing, allowing the land to fulfill its maximum potential.
Lot 2 – Yard and Building at Kirkby Pool
Shown shaded blue on the Sale Plan
A useful area of hardstanding, including a dilapidated former general purpose farm building, sheltered by woodland with direct access from the A595 (Wreaks Causeway).
Lot 2 provides access to Lot 1, the land at Kirkby Pool and further opportunities for a would-be buyer to expand the use of the yard and buildings, subject to obtaining the necessary planning permissions.
Lot 3 – Heathwaite Moss
Shown shaded pink on the Sale Plan
Extending in all to about 78.5 acres (31.7 ha), Heathwaite Moss is a single enclosure of lowland, enclosed by woodland. The land is classified Grade 5, and belongs to the Longmoss series, characteristically a raised bog peat of typically thick, acidic, peat soils, traditionally used for the extraction of peat; and the Manod soil series, described as well-drained, fine loamy/silt over rock and suited for stock rearing, woodland and some cereals.
The land has a high conservation and amenity value owing to the rare habitat of Mossland. Heathwaite Moss is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), in conjunction with the wider area of the Duddon Mosses.
Further details are available from the Vendors agent.