4 Bedrooms £1,650,000

Fornside Farm, St Johns In The Vale, Keswick Sold STC


An exceptional Lakeland hill farm with 54 acres of land in an idyllic setting with breath taking views of the surrounding fells. Fornside has a Grade II listed four bedroom farmhouse and four holiday cottages, as well as various agricultural buildings and outbuildings. The farm is located in a peaceful location at the foot of the Helvellyn range in St John's in Vale, within easy reach of popular Lake District destinations and transport links.

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Fornside has 24 acres of productive fields on the valley floor suitable for a variety of livestock or equestrian uses and includes 15 acres of excellent hay meadows. The rest of the farmland comprises woodlands and hillside fields, grazed by iconic Herdwick sheep and rich with wild flowers, providing habitat for a wide range of wildlife, including red squirrels. Tranquil becks flow through the farm, providing a natural water supply and feeding the beautiful duck pond and restful beck-side seating

The farm has various agricultural buildings and outbuildings, including a four bay lambing shed, historic stone barn, lean-to garage and a large modern agricultural building for livestock or equestrian use. Large workshops, stores and a stone byre offer flexible spaces for agricultural or alternative home business use. A well maintained driveway leads up to the farm, lined by a beck and traditional pollarded Ash trees.

Fornside farmhouse is a 17th Century Grade II listed traditional Cumbrian longhouse, with charming character features and superb fell views. The entrance hall leads into the farmhouse kitchen with dining area and breakfast bar with door out onto a patio garden. The kitchen has solid oak fitted cabinets with granite worktop and an Aga range cooker. At the heart of the ground floor are two spacious reception rooms with beautiful feature windows and exposed beams. The main sitting room has a charming window seat, original house porch and a wood burning stove. Off the sitting room is a study and WC, with a dairy/pantry off a rear lobby area.

The ground floor is completed by a cloakroom and shower room off main entrance hall, with a ladder leading up to a first floor studio/workshop space. Off the first floor landing are four bedrooms, all with traditional sash windows with dramatic views across the farm to High Rigg fell. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom, with an additional family bathroom at the end of the landing.

Fornside Farm has a successful holiday cottage business with four self catering holiday cottages converted from barns and outbuildings. There are two 3-bedroom cottages and two 2-bedroom cottages, each with an open plan living space with kitchen and dining areas. A laundry and outdoor seating and parking areas are provided for guests and the cottages have been recognised with a four star award from Visit England. There is potential to create a larger main residence with an adjoining door from the farmhouse study leading into one of the cottages.

St John's in the Vale is a dramatic and peaceful valley at the heart of the northern Lake District, surrounded by iconic Lakeland fells with breath taking views of Blencathra and Skiddaw to the North. There is a wealth of outdoor pursuits on the doorstep, including iconic Wainwright fell walks and sailing and canoeing on the nearby Thirlmere reservoir and Derwent water. The farm is ideally located for exploring the area, with the nearby A66 and A591 offering easy access to the central and northern lakes, with Keswick, Grasmere and Ambleside just a short drive away.

Getting to Fornside Farm From M6 junction 40 take the A66 towards Keswick. At Threlkeld turn left on the B5322, signposted for Thirlmere and follow this road for around three miles. Fornside is set back from the road on the left hand side, with a red post box and farm name sign at the bottom of the drive.

Address: Fornside Farm and Cottages, St John's in the Vale, Keswick, CA12 4TS

To view: Strictly by appointment only with Fine & Country. Telephone 01768 869007 or email northlakes@fineandcountry.com

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