Modern Cumbrian Dairy Farm Hits the Market for £4.9 Million

19/02/2024

Prime Location in Eden Valley

Low Abbey Farm, a fully-equipped dairy farm boasting a five-bedroom farmhouse, is now available for purchase. Situated in the picturesque Eden Valley near Penrith, the property spans 347.34 acres, including Grade 3 arable land, lush grassland, and expansive woodland. Potential buyers have the option to acquire the farm as a whole or in four separate lots.

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Residential and Agricultural Excellence

The charming stone farmhouse offers ample living space with four reception rooms and two bathrooms, in addition to its five bedrooms. Agricultural facilities are state-of-the-art, featuring four automated milking robots, a 16,000L bulk tank, and advanced feed and cleaning systems. The farm is well-equipped to accommodate over 200 cows with modern cubicle housing.

Extensive Farming Infrastructure

Low Abbey Farm comes with approximately 2300m³ of slurry storage, two silage pits, straw barns, and storage for grain and machinery. The cattle courts and pens for young stock are complemented by additional buildings housing up to 400 head of cattle, with potential for alternative uses subject to planning permissions, notes GSC Grays.

Investment and Development

“This modern dairy farm has seen significant investment, enhancing both the steading and the land,” says John Coleman, Head of farm agency at GSC Grays. “Recent developments include a new cubicle building with a slatted floor and automated scraping system. Its location is spectacular, nestled against the backdrop of the Cumbrian Fells and near the Lake District National Park,” he adds.

Diverse Agricultural Operations

The farm’s primary business revolves around a 220-head pedigree Holstein and Jersey dairy herd, including replacements, supported by bull beef production. Additionally, a flock of 1,000-breeding ewes grazes the land, and the farm engages in arable activities, with acres dedicated to winter wheat, winter rye, and an anticipated spring barley planting.

Sustainability and Recreation

Committed to eco-friendly practices, Low Abbey Farm benefits from a 30kW roof-mounted solar PV array, with the majority of the electricity generated used on-site. The farm also offers recreational opportunities, having historically operated a small syndicate shoot, providing eight to 10 days of sport.

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