THE deadline for buyers to express an interest in a 344-acre grassland farm in the Eden Valley is being extended following the high level of interest.

Selling agents Carter Jonas said it had more than 100 enquiries and 35 viewings resulting in 18 offers since Newbiggin Hall Farm was put on the market on July 1.


The new deadline for expressions of interest is noon on Wednesday, August 17.

The farm, being offered by private treaty with a guide price of more than £2.3m, is said to have 'great potential for improvement'.

Located between Temple Sowerby and Milburn, the holding is available as five lots or as a whole.

Helen Lancaster, an associate partner at Carter Jonas's Kendal office, said: “It is rare that properties of this nature and size come to the market. Being held as part of a wider estate it is especially unusual that this has come to the market. The farmhouse had previously been occupied by agricultural life tenants, and now is in need of some TLC to bring it back to its former glory. With a picture postcard façade, the farmhouse is in an idyllic location in the Eden Valley.

“A sporting enthusiast could take advantage of the strategically planted woodland to provide shelter belts, cover and amenity land.

"The surrounding countryside is already renowned for quality country pursuits, including pheasant and partridge shooting, and on the moors of the nearby Yorkshire Dales there is grouse shooting."