DOZENS of acres of Lake District land are to go under the hammer next month.

Auctioneer and estate agent Michael CL Hodgson has announced details of its first property auction of 2019, at Kendal Town Hall on Friday, May 17 at 2.30pm.

Among the parcels of land for sale is 0.13 acres near Bellman Landing, on the shore of Windermere, described as "ideal for those looking to own a small parcel of amenity land in the Lake District".

Skeggles Allotment, at Kentmere, extends to just over 20 acres and is a block of rough grazing land with panoramic views.

The 28 acres within Tods Lot, near Crook, is being offered a a whole or in two lots. Lot 1 features 15 acres of land and one acre of coppiced broadleaf woodland in the centre. Lot 2 consists of 14 acres of woodland, with mixed native broadleaf trees including ash, birch, beech, rowan, guelder rose, juniper, oak and elder.

Also for sale as two lots is Cherry Trees Pasture, near Crosthwaite. Lot 1 includes nine acres of productive meadow and grazing land, with a block of mixed broadleaf woodland. Lot 2 is a five-acre woodland with a manmade tarn in the centre.

Meanwhile, Michael CL Hodgson has also announced the sale of six-acre Mireside Farm, in Crosthwaite, formerly part of the Argles Estate. It includes a four-bedroomed 18th century farmhouse, modern farm buildings, a former orchard and paddock.

Mark Barrow, associate and chartered surveyor, said despite the uncertainty over Brexit, people still had property to sell and it was very much "business as usual".

"In this area, we see many parcels of land being purchased for leisure purposes," he said. "Buyers just want to enjoy the great outdoors or plant their own woodland. Others are looking to extend their acreages or to invest in land or woodland."

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