Garths Farm is a beautifully positioned small estate, a working farm until the 1990s and now a lovingly restored 18th century farmhouse and award-winning holiday business. Retaining many of its original features – beamed ceilings, stone floors and oak wall panelling - the farmhouse has been up-graded with double-glazing and a tastefully designed open plan kitchen and breakfast room. The well-proportioned bedrooms take advantage of the south facing aspect; planning permission has been secured for the addition of an en-suite master bedroom, an extension to the breakfast/dining room and conversion of the detached wash house to an office or bedroom suite. The delightful cottage garden has been lovingly tended over the years. It includes areas of lawn, a large flowering cherry blossom, lily pond, raised beds for cut flowers and vegetables and an orchard. Two ancient sycamores frame the meadow beyond creating a wonderful backdrop when the sun sets at the end of the day.
The converted Cumbrian bank barn, known as 'The Malabar' () has been imaginatively renovated to a very high specification and is positioned across the wide gravelled yard to the south east of the farmhouse. It is currently run as a highly successful holiday destination, either for bed and breakfast or as self catering accommodation. It also has excellent potential as a wedding venue or as a retreat.
Original wagon archways have been transformed into windows and openings, allowing light to flood inside, thereby making the most of the spectacular views. From the spacious bedrooms, each fitted with Herdwick wool carpets and built in wardrobes, sliding barn doors open up into the en-suite bathrooms, all of them appointed with underfloor heating, roll top baths, walk-in showers and heated towel rails. The largest bedroom suite is located on the ground floor and, with its separate front door, is an ideal guest suite or granny annexe. The two large reception rooms have wonderful views, wood burning stoves and double doors out into the garden. The kitchen is very well equipped with a sliding service hatch into the dining room and lovely views of the fells. The boot room is a fascinating glimpse of the barn as it was with its cobbled floor and small animal stalls - the perfect spaces for coats, boots and bikes.
As well as providing a very comfortable home in a picturesque setting, there is scope at Garths Farm to keep horses, potential to create a small-holding and proven ability to generate significant income from the holiday business for those wanting to enjoy a truly rural existence. (See floor plans for room layout and dimensions). The lifestyle and quality of life on offer in this corner of the Yorkshire Dales is hard to match.
Approached along a private lane with mature hedging on either side, the property sits in a secluded dell affording privacy from the road but with very easy access to local amenities. The range of outbuildings includes a covered vehicle store and a stone built stable which, subject to obtaining the necessary consents, could be converted to create additional accommodation. Around the gardens are several seating areas that all take advantage of the sun and the views. The well-drained upper field, above the house, is an attractive parcel of good grazing land. It extends to approximately 1.65 acres and has spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and fields. The larger riverside field is about 4.75 acres and is an excellent amenity to be enjoyed, whilst providing good grazing and/or a hay crop. Both fields are let seasonally. The western boundary of the larger field is an interesting stretch of the River Lune alongside which runs a very pretty section of the Dales Way Footpath. Sedbergh Angling Club have fishing rights to this stretch of river.
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Sedbergh 2 miles, Kendal and Oxenholme Station 9 miles, Junction 37 M6 3 miles (Distances approximate)
Garths Farm, a historic farmstead, is nestled within the Yorkshire Dales National Park at the foot of the spectacular Howgill fells with unspoilt views of the iconic Cumbrian countryside surrounding Garths. Close by The Lake District National Park, similarly famed for its scenic beauty, is also an area renowned for its recreational opportunities and strong agricultural tradition and is approximately 10 miles west of Garths Farm
The market town of Sedbergh, with a primary and middle school, doctor's surgery, weekly market and local shops, is 2 miles to the east. Its well-regarded public school (one of the oldest in England), wonderful fell walking in the Yorkshire Dales and its hostelries and gastropubs make it a very popular destination for visitors. Further afield the town of Kendal (9 miles), is the gateway to the South Lakes (including Lake Windermere and Ambleside), with excellent shopping, a choice of secondary schools and a direct inter-city rail (from Oxenholme) service to London Euston (current journey time approximately 2 hours 45 minutes). Road links to both north and south, via junction 37 of M6 motorway, are very good and give quick access to Manchester Airport.