Orton, Penrith
Guide price £200,000

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Property Description

  • Superb Development Opportunity in approx 1 acre plot
  • Planning consent for three dwellings
  • Desirable Westmorland Dales Village
  • Traditional Grade II Stone Barn, dating back to 1740
  • Off road parking, gardens and additional land
  • Stunning countryside views
  • Local Occupancy Applies to New Dwelling only
  • Planning Reference E/11/16B
  • Excellent local amenities
  • Close to M6, Shap, Tebay and Penrith


This is a unique opportunity to develop your own barn which is located in the heart of the desirable Westmorland Dales village of Orton. Dating back to 1740 and sitting on a generous L shaped plot equates to approximately just under 1 acre offering scope for keeping a pony or some livestock! This traditional stone barn with a slate roof has planning consent to convert into a 2 and 3 bedroom home. There is permission granted to demolish an existing building to the rear to create a further 2 bedroom property which will be subject to a Parish Local Occupancy Restriction. Externally there are gardens spaces and parking for 2 vehicles per property. Each home will enjoy views across open countryside whilst being in close proximity to the village amenities.  Orton has a thriving community with village school, shop/post office, tearoom, church, chocolate factory and monthly Farmers’ Market.  The village is located around 20 minutes’ drive from Penrith and Kendal and has excellent access to the M6 (Junctions 38 and 39).  Further details can be found using the reference E/11/16B on the Yorkshire Dales National Park Planning website.

** Local Occupancy Restriction Applies to New Build property only**?** Viewings strictly by appointment only **

Planning Permission
Full Planning Permission has been granted by the Yorkshire Dales National Park for conversion of the Farm Building known as Petty Hall Barn into 2 Dwellings; erection of 1 Dwelling; associated demolition of former cow shippon, adjoining dairy and corrugated tin shed and silage barn; works to access; parking and domestic curtilages.
This Permission together with a Section 106 Agreement was granted on 6th May 2021 under Reference No E/11/16B, this only applies to the new build however not the conversion of the barns.

Planning Reference
Yorkshire Dales National Park Ref E/11/16B

Local Occupancy Restriction
** The full Section 106 agreement can be found on the YDNP planning portal **

Not to occupy or permit the Dwelling to be occupied by any person other than a Qualifying Person for use as his/her principal or main residence. For the avoidance of doubt not to use or let or permit any person to use or let the Dwelling as a holiday home, second home or short term let holiday
accommodation. The Dwelling shall not be occupied unless the Authority has given prior written
approval that the proposed occupier is a Qualifying Person and satisfies the requirements of this Deed.
In the event that no Qualifying Person can be found to occupy the Dwelling within six months of the Dwelling being actively marketed as available for occupation (or such less a period that may be accepted by the Authority) and PROVIDED THAT the Authority has certified in writing that the Owner has provided the Authority with satisfactory Evidence of Unsuccessful Marketing then the provisions of Para 5 below shall apply. When the provisions of this paragraph apply the definition of "Locality" for the purposes of the Second Schedule hereto shall also include land within the County of Cumbria PROVIDED THAT on any subsequent proposed change in occupation of the Dwelling the original definition of "Locality" shall reapply. The Owner shall supply to the Authority within two weeks of the Authority's written request so to do such information as the Authority may reasonably require in order to determine whether the restrictions and obligation contained in this Deed are being observed.

The relevant criteria for a proposed occupier of a Dwelling are:
1. the Dwelling must be the main or principal residence of the proposed occupier; and
2. the proposed occupier has established a need to live in the Dwelling by being either
2.1 A person who lives in the Locality and has done so for a continuous period of at least three years
2.2 A person who works in the Locality and has done so for a period of at least a year, for a minimum of sixteen hours per week. Where a person is employed in an established business that operates in multiple locations, their employment activities should take place predominantly inside the Locality
2.3 A person who has a firm offer of employment, for a minimum of sixteen hours per week, in an already established business in the Locality
2.4 A person who has moved away but has strong established and continuous links with the Locality by reason of birth or long term immediate family connections
2.5 A person who needs to live in the Locality because they need substantial care from a relative who has lived in the Locality for at least three years, or needs to provide substantial care to a relative who has lived in the Locality for at least three years. Substantial care means that identified as required by a medical doctor or relevant statutory support agency

The locality is defined as the parishes of Asby, Crosby Garrett, Crosby Ravensworth, Shap Rural, Orton, Tebay

There is a mains electricity upon the premises with the main cable running beneath the proposed access drive, down to the Public Highway.

Mains water with the supply running alongside the southerly boundary, under the arch to the position of the Marker Post marked water, above the steps alongside the boundary wall bordering Petty Hall.

Proposed private drainage to a new system installed by the new owner

Additional land is now offered with the property in addition to the original planning which extends the plot to approximately 1 acre (this is an estimate only) and includes land to the rear of The George Hotel. This provides scope for those looking to keep livestock or a pony or just enjoy more extensive garden space.

This will allow for Approval has been given for a communal access and access path to the front of the barn,
Communal access drive way to the rear, beside northerly barn gable wall, Separate garden spaces to both barn conversions and garden space for the separate dwelling,
Two allocated parking spaces for each property and Communal waste recycling area.

Overhead Electricity Pole Line
Negotiations are taking place with Electricity North West for the removal of Pole No 32/12/24, the single attached stay, and the overhead wires.

ENW are drafting a scheme to erect a new pole outside the site to the north, with an underground cable outside the perimeter of the site to then connect to a new pole in line with the existing electric line beside the boundary bordering Petty Hall. Further details will be available in due course.

The adjacent property Petty Hall have a right to lay down a drainage pipe and Right of Access through the existing Roadside Vehicular Access Gate, then alongside the southerly boundary of the front forecourt yard, to both the timber gate into their front garden beside the archway of Petty Hall Barn, and then through the arch under the Barn and then through to the wooden door of their property situated at the bottom of the steps.

Please DO NOT enter the Barn from the First Floor as the wooden floor is in a poor/dangerous condition.
The Vendors will not accept any liability for injury, loss or damage arising from any person taking unauthorised access into the First Floor of the Barn range.
Persons do so at their own risk.

Petty Hall Barn sits in the heart of the desirable Westmorland Dales Conservation village of Orton which offers an idyllic country lifestyle while being conveniently located within easy reach of the M6, approximately 2.5 miles north of Junction 38 of the M6 motorway and within easy travelling distance of the market towns of Penrith, Kendal, Sedbergh and Kirkby Stephen, the Yorkshire Dales to the east, and Lake District National Park to the west.

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Penrith, Cumbria CA10 3RX
County: Cumbria
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 32964393