Knipe nr Askham, Penrith
Guide price £385,000

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Property Description

  • Development Opportunity
  • Substantial Part Converted Barn
  • Large Plot with Walled Garden
  • A Local Occupancy Restriction Applies
  • Chance to put your own stamp on your home
  • Ample parking area to the side
  • Rural yet accessible location
  • In Lake District National Park
  • Excellent local amenities in neighbouring villages of Shap and Bampton
  • Stunning views to the Lakeland Fells


There is no build warranty or architects certificate making this property suitable for CASH BUYERS ONLY!
A Local Occupancy Restriction Applies

This is a unique opportunity to develop your own barn which is located in the desirable Lake District National Park hamlet of Knipe, overlooking the Lowther Valley.

Sitting on a plot of around 0.3 acres, this substantial and traditional Lakeland stone barn with a pitched slate roof has planning consent to convert into a beautiful 4 bedroom dwelling. Offering around 2400 sq.ft of living accommodation and all rooms to the front of the home enjoy spectacular views across to the Lakeland Fells. Internally comprising on the ground floor of an open plan living/kitchen/dining room with vaulted ceiling, pantry, snug, study, utility room, boot room and WC and on the first floor there is space for four bedrooms; all with ensuites and a galleried landing overlooking the living space. The space on the first floor has not yet been divided in to the 4 bedrooms giving the new owner the opportunity to configure this space to their personal needs (STP).

Outside to the front and side there is an off-road parking area for vehicles and to the rear there is a lovely garden area which has been dug out to create space for a terrace with elevated grassed areas, bordered by trees and shrubs. There is further garden space to the right which could be additional large parking are or further garden space and to the rear left there is a pretty walled garden which could be a large kitchen garden, smallholding or simply landscaped to create an incredibly private garden.

The barn is located in a sheltered position on the edge of the hamlet of Knipe, within the Lake District National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site, approx. 2 miles from the village of Bampton and around 4 miles from the village of Shap with its local amenities, shops, doctor’s surgery, primary school, swimming pool and pubs, this really is a countryside retreat with excellent transport links. It is also close to the desirable village of Askham which offers a village store, two pubs, outdoor swimming pool and the locally renowned Askham Hall and Lowther Castle.

The M6 Junction 38 is only a short drive away and the market town of Penrith is approx. 10 miles.

** Local Occupancy Restriction Applies**

Planning Consent
Planning permission was granted on 14th December 2021 to change the use of the barn to dwelling under Planning reference 7/2021/3132 by the Lake District National Park Authority.

The consent approves development of an impressive four bedroomed residential dwelling across two floors. It is subject to a Local Occupancy Condition. The details can be found in the decision notice, a copy of which can be provided upon request.

Further Property Information
This barn has been partially converted and is sold as seen. It is the responsibility of the new owner to continue the build to their own specification. It has been signed off by building regulations in line with its current build stage and a structural engineers report can be provided.

There is no build warranty or architects certificate making this property suitable for cash buyers only.

The current owner has purchased a kitchen which could be bought via separate negotiation.

Local Occupancy Restriction
The dwellinghouse hereby permitted shall not be occupied otherwise than
by a Person with a Local Connection as his or her Only or Principal Home,
or the widow or widower of such a person, and any dependents of such a
person living with him or her.

In this condition the following definitions apply:
'Person with a Local Connection' means an individual who immediately
prior to occupation of the dwelling satisfies one of the following conditions:
(1) The person has been in continuous employment in the Locality
defined for at least the last nine months and for a minimum of 16 hours
per week; or
(2) The person needs to live in the Locality defined because they need
substantial care from a relative who lives in the Locality defined, or
because they need to provide substantial care to a relative who lives in the
Locality defined. Substantial care means that identified as required by a
medical doctor or relevant statutory support agency; or
(3) The person has been continuously resident in the locality defined
for three years immediately prior to:
a) Needing another dwelling resulting from changes to their
household, (including circumstances such as getting married/divorced,
having children, or downsizing)
b) Undertaking full-time post-secondary education or skills training
and is returning to the locality defined within 12 months of its completion,
c) being admitted to hospital, residential care or sentenced to prison,
and are returning to the locality defined within 12 months of their
discharge/release, or
(4) The person is a former resident who lived in the Locality defined for
three years and then lived outside the Locality defined for social and/or
economic reasons and is returning to live in the Locality defined within
three years of the date of their departure, or
(5) The person is a person who –
a) Is serving in the regular forces or who has served in the regular
forces within five years prior to occupation;
b) Has recently ceased, or will cease to be entitled, to reside in
accommodation provided by the Ministry of Defence following the death of
that person’s spouse or civil partner where -
7/2021/3132 Page 3 of 7
i. The spouse or civil partner has served in the regular forces; and
ii. Their death was attributable (wholly or partly) to that service; or
c) Is serving or has served in the reserve forces and who is suffering
from a serious injury, illness or disability which is attributable (wholly or
partly) to that service
'Locality' shall mean the administrative areas of: Bampton; Barton and
Pooley Bridge; Martindale; Matterdale; Patterdale; and those parts of the
Parishes of: Askham; Dacre; Hutton; Little Strickland; Lowther;
Mungrisdale; Orton; Shap Rural; and Tebay which lie within the
administrative area of the Lake District National Park.

An 'Only or Principal Home' is a dwellinghouse which is occupied
continuously for a minimum period of six months in every twelve month
period. For the avoidance of doubt the dwelling shall not be occupied as a
second home or for holiday letting accommodation.

EPC & Council Tax
EPC - To be confirmed
Council Tax - To be confirmed

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Mains water and electricity
The vendors are awaiting a response from Natural England regarding the installation of a treatment plant for drainage. It has not yet been installed.

These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate are set out as a general guideline and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. Intending Purchasers should not rely on them as statements of representation of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their accuracy. The services, systems, and appliances shown may not have been tested and has no guarantee as to their operability or efficiency can be given. All floor plans are created as a guide to the lay out of the property and should not be considered as a true depiction of any property and constitutes no part of a legal contract.

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Knipe nr Askham
Penrith, Cumbria CA10 2PU
County: Cumbria
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 33183493