4 bedroom property
Cragg Farm, Birkby, Near Ravenglass, Cumbria CA18
  • Sizeable ring fenced upland stock farm offering lots of potential.
  • Substantial four bedroom house with potential to expand into adjacent former farmhouse (subject to receiving the relevant permission).
  • Range of modern and traditional buildings.
  • Within the Lake District National Park (unesco World Heritage Site).
  • 611.1 sheep rights (600 with followers) and 22.2 cattle rights on CL.68 Birkby Fell offering significant scheme income.
  • Hefted flock to be purchased from outgoing tenant prior to completion.
  • Peaceful location with fine views.
  • Ring fenced holding extending to 253.47 acres and including Raven Crag and Latter Barrow.
  • Viewing advised to appreciate the full potential of this delightful property.
An exceptional Lake District Hill Farm found in a secluded and peaceful location within the Western Lake District with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Sizable four bedroom house with potential for improvement and expansion into the original farmhouse.

Range of modern and traditional buildings,
Common Rights on Birkby Fell and associated scheme income.

Extending in all to 253.47 acres (102.58 hectares)

To Be sold By public auction As A whole At muncaster parish hall, ravenglass
On Wednesday 28th August At 2.30pm


A fine Lake District Hill Farm with lots of charm. Comprising a four bedroom farmhouse, modern and traditional buildings, land extending to circa 253.47 acres and a substantial number of Common Grazing Rights on Birkby Fell (CL.68).

Cragg Farm is situated in the Western Lake District about 2.5 miles east of Ravenglass.

The farm occupies a peaceful location. The farmstead is in an elevated position offering scenic rural views.

Cragg Farm is located within the Lake District National Park a unesco World Heritage Site.

From the south-east take the A595 heading north through Bootle. Continue 5.5 miles and take the right turn immediately before the bridge crossing the River Esk. The entrance lane to the property can be found approximately one mile on your right and denoted by the Selling Agents sale board.

Cragg farmhouse

Kitchen:17'1" x 15'1" (5.2m x 4.6m). Exceptional stone flagged floor. Hidden fireplace. Built-in cupboard, window seat and oil fired two oven Aga. Stainless steel sink. Kitchen units and drawers. Plumbing for washing machine. Wall mounted electric storage heater.

Pantry:11'1" x 12'6" (3.38m x 3.8m). Traditional stone flagged floors. Character slate work top and original separator for churning butter.

Store Room:3'8" x 13'7" (1.12m x 4.14m). Stone flagged floor with slate shelves, could potentially be knocked through to pantry to provide large dining room.

Lounge:11'2" x 15'5" (3.4m x 4.7m). Open fireplace with tile surround. Oak floor boards and wall mounted electric storage heater.

Hall:7'9" x 15'10" (2.36m x 4.83m). Under stairs cupboard and electric storage heater.

Front Sitting Room:9'9" x 15'4" (2.97m x 4.67m). Open fireplace, large built-in cupboard and oak floor boards. Landing:7'9" x 19'7" (2.36m x 5.97m). Traditional oak staircase, large landing area and wall mounted electric storage heater.

Bathroom:12'2" x 4'11" (3.7m x 1.5m). W.C, sink, bath and wall mounted storage heater.

Bedroom No.1:11'4" x 15'6" (3.45m x 4.72m). Open cast iron fireplace with mantelpiece and traditional oak floor boards.

Bedroom No.2:15'5" x 9'6" (4.7m x 2.9m). Open cast iron fireplace. Built-in cupboard and oak floor boards.

Bedroom No.3:11'8" x 15'1" (3.56m x 4.6m). Cast iron fireplace, built-in airing cupboard with hot water tank. Window seat and oak floor boards. Wall mounted electric storage heater.

Bedroom No.4:12'2" x 14'9" (3.7m x 4.5m). Traditional oak floor boards.

Attic:32'1" x 16'4" (9.78m x 4.98m). Substantial boarded attic with gable end window looking over the valley to the north.


Former Farmhouse:32'4" x 20'2" (9.86m x 6.15m). Traditional farmhouse with stone walls. Slate roof. Mains electric and spring water supply. Combined use as outside w.c. And log store.

Traditional Lofted Barn Range:27.11 x 27'11" (8.50m) x 40'4" (12.30m). Traditional lofted building range split into hayloft, granary and under byres and dog kennel.

Workshop:23'9" x 42'2" (7.24m x 12.85m). Three bay Atcost building with concrete block walls and roller sliding door. Electric.

Loose Housing:55'9" x 51'4" (17m x 15.65m). A three bay Atcost building with concrete block walls, floor and raise platform. Electric and water.

Midden Area:111'6" x 51'5" (33.99m x 15.67m). Concrete block wall and floor.

Mains electricity. House part re-wired 2009. Private water supply collected from holding and shared with Cragg Cottage. Private septic tank.

This property is marketed by:

Michael CL Hodgson
36 Finkle Street, Kendal
01539 291925
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