Irthing House Farm, Gilsland, Brampton, Cumbria


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
• Productive grass farm extending to 37.35 Hectares (92.29 Acres) • 4 Bedroom farmhouse • 2 Bedroom detached cottage • Range of modern farm buildings • Situated on the Northumberland and Cumbria border • Solar photovoltaic renewable energy source




The land extends to 37.35 Hectares (92.29 Acres) and is split into 15 field parcels which are in the main productive permanent grass and a small amount of woodland; despite being situated in a area classified as being ’Severely Disadvantaged Area’ (SDA).

The land is categorised as Grade 4 and the majority of the soil across the holding is classified as being ‘freely draining, slightly acid, sandy soils’.

Most of the fields can be accessed from the council adopted unclassified road and have hard bases in the gateways. The field boundaries are a mixture of post and wire and stone walls.


The majority of the fields have roadside access from a single carriage way, council adopted, unclassified road. Irthing House Farm has its own private road from the public highway. This then splits off right and left allowing the main farmhouse and cottage a private access from the main access down to the farm buildings.


There is an extensive range of buildings all situated around concrete yard space and livestock handling facilities including sheep pens. The buildings are mostly modern steel portal frame buildings consisting of 2 indoor silage pits, 2 cattle courts and 2 general purpose agricultural buildings. They are currently used by the vendor for storage and a wood work business, along with a local contractor for machinery storage. Previously the buildings were used for a dairy herd but more recently for general storage and lambing.


There is a 60ft x 15ft workshop providing facilities for farm maintenance, joinery etc.

Services and Solar Photovoltaic Panels

The properties have the benefit of fast broadband, mains water and electricity, wood burning stove and oil fired central heating.

The property benefits from 4kW of photovoltaic cells which provide electricity to the farmhouse and receive feed in tariff for the electricity generated at the highest tariff currently at £0.51 per kilowatt hour. The vendor entered into a 25 year lease and that lease has 17 years left to run.

Sporting and Mineral Rights

The sporting rights are included in the freehold ownership of the property. The property benefits from single bank fishing rights on the river Irthing the full length of the western boundary. The mines and mineral rights are not included in the freehold ownership of the property.

Basic Payment Scheme and Entitlements

The vendor has claimed Basic Payment Scheme for the 2018 scheme year therefore the purchaser(s) will be required to sign an indemnification that they will maintain the land in good agricultural and environmental condition and follow the rules of Basic Payment Scheme and cross compliance regulations. Further to this the indemnification will hold the purchaser liable should the vendor be penalised for a breach of cross compliance. There is not a Countryside Stewardship Agreement at the property.

The Basic Payment Scheme SDA Entitlements will be included in the sale of the property.

Statutory Designations

The property is located in an area classified as being SDA. The River Irthing that runs west of the property, is identified and being a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), therefore the agricultural cross compliance regulations and management rules will apply. The property is also located in a Buffer Zone for a World Heritage Site (Hadrian’s Wall).

Public Rights of Way

Two public footpaths cross through the property. One footpath, labelled 545/005, runs adjacent to the River Irthing and passes between the farmhouse and the cottage, into the field behind the farmhouse, and to the council adopted road. The second footpath, labelled 545/006, is on the east of the property. Starting near the farm entrance it travels south east towards the railway line.

Other Rights and Easements

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, water, drainage, watercourses and other easements, quasi or reputed easements and rights of adjoining owners, if any, affecting the same, and all existing or proposed wayleaves and all other matters registered by a competent authority pursuant to statute.

Electricity poles cross the property for which there is a wayleave agreement and annual payment. The property benefits from a three phase electricity supply.

Gardens and Parking

Situated close to the farmhouse is a large double garage built from breezeblocks and a steel framed building which is currently used for general storage.

A track passes between the farmhouse and the garage, providing vehicle access and parking for the detached cottage and an alternative access to the agricultural buildings.

The cottage is also built from Northumbrian stone with a slate roof and was formerly a traditional agricultural building. It is single story with two bedrooms, bathroom, large kitchen diner and a living room.


If entering Gilsland Village from the east, continue under the railway bridge then immediately after turn sharp right up Rosehill Lane. Continue along that road for approximately 0.6 miles and Irthing House Farm entrance is clearly sign posted on the left.

Energy Performance Certificate

The farmhouse has a current EPC rating of band D. The cottage has a current EPC rating of band E. The Energy Performance Certificates are available on request.

Council Tax

The farmhouse falls within council tax band D, while the cottage is band B. The council tax charges can be found on the Northumberland County Council website.

Room Measurements

Living Room

4.91m x 5.26m (16' 1" x 17' 3")


4.91m x 4.38m (16' 1" x 14' 4")


9.20m x 4.97m (30' 2" x 16' 4")

Utility Room

3.29m x 6.50m (10' 10" x 21' 4")


1.92m x 2.84m (6' 4" x 9' 4")


1.18m x 4.38m (3' 10" x 14' 4")

Bedroom 1

4.90m x 5.00m (16' 1" x 16' 5")

Bedroom 2

4.90m x 3.29m (16' 1" x 10' 10")

Bedroom 3

1.84m x 4.98m (6' x 16' 4")

Bedroom 4

3.77m x 2.55m (12' 4" x 8' 4")

Family Bathroom

3.10m x 3.29m (10' 2" x 10' 10")

Laundry Room

2.08m x 3.11m (6' 10" x 10' 2")


Cottage Living Room

4.90m x 3.86m (16' 1" x 12' 8")

Cottage Kitchen

4.00m x 2.78m (13' 1" x 9' 1")

Cottage Bedroom 1

3.85m x 3.77m (12' 8" x 12' 4")

Cottage Bedroom 2

2.82m x 3.67m (9' 3" x 12')

Cottage Bathroom

2.35m x 2.04m (7' 9" x 6' 8")

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George F White - Alnwick

4-6 Market Street, Alnwick, Northumberland

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