Old Parkside, Denny Beck, Lancaster


Guide price


(subject to conditions and unless sold previously)


at Scarthwaite Country House Hotel, Crook O'Lune, Lancaster LA2 9HR

An ATTRACTIVE GRASSLAND FARM set on the edge of the parish of Quernmore comprising FOUR BEDROOM stone built FARMHOUSE, range of traditional and more modern FARM BUILDINGS and extending to some 150.82 ACRES (59.95 HECTARES) OTA.

Of interest to farmers, equestrian use and lifestyle buyers seeking a quiet retreat set in picturesque surroundings with woodland, ponds, open river and permanent grassland.

Old Parkside Farm is set on the northern edge of the parish of Quernmore. Access to the farm is obtained by way of a single track farm road leading from the main A683 council maintained road running from the north-east of Lancaster towards Caton and the Lune Valley. The access road serving the farm runs from the layby adjacent to the A683, some 0.75 miles east of Junction 34 of the M6 motorway. The access track is some 0.75 miles in length and passes unfenced through land in separate ownership before accessing the land forming Old Parkside Farm.

The Farmhouse

The traditional stone built farmhouse is set beneath a stone flagged roof. The farmhouse is tastefully decorated throughout and the kitchen fitted with wall and base units. Services to the farmhouse comprise a spring water supply rising on the land to the east of the house and within the Old Parkside Farm curtilage. There is also mains electricity, heating from open fires and hot water from a back boiler in the open fireplace in the kitchen. An immersion heater also provides hot water. Accommodation to the farmhouse comprises the following:

Rear entrance to lean-to general store / utility.

Spacious farmhouse kitchen with fitted base and wall units and open fireplace.

Pantry and general store.

Through-lounge diner with wood panel ceiling and feature stone fireplace.

First floor accommodation comprises family bathroom with three-piece suite in white.

Four good sized bedrooms.

Spacious attic room to the second floor.

The Farm Buildings

Comprising a range of traditional stone structures together with a more modern range of steel portal frame farm buildings, more particularly comprising a 7 bay stone barn with lean-to shippon, further extensions in the barn have collapsed to the southern elevation.

A modern range of buildings of steel frame construction comprise a block built under fibre cement roof original parlour (rotary parlour is still in situ but no longer functional). Adjoining the parlour is a steel frame with block cladding and fibre cement roof cubicle building – 105ft x 45ft approximately.

There is a further steel frame with block and fibre cement cladding cubicle building measuring some 105ft x 35ft approximately.

Situated within the yard and adjacent to the main cubicle building is a substantial haylage tower which has not been used for many years and its integrity is not guaranteed. Further bulk feed hoppers are set within the yard, again these are of some age and are not guaranteed to be suitable for the storage of feed.


Old Parkside Farm extends in total to some 150.82 acres (61.04 hectares) OTA and attention is drawn to the site plan within these particulars. The land is classified as Grade 3 under the Environment Agency Land Classification Maps for England and Wales. Some 145.08 acres (58.71 hectares) OTA is down to permanent grassland. The remaining 5.74 acres (2.32 hectares) OTA comprise woodland, ponds and roadways. At one time the ponds on the farm were stocked with brown trout but we are not aware as to the amount of fish remaining in the ponds today.

As a matter of interest the farm was granted planning permission in 1984 for the development of an 18 hole golf course. This consent has now lapsed.

Services: Mains electricity, drainage to septic tank, heating by way of back boiler and immersion heater, water provided by bore hole.

Please note: Armitstead Barnett LLP & Richard Turner & Son have not tested any of the above services and purchasers should satisfy themselves as to their presence and working condition prior to exchange of Contracts.

Council Tax (Farmhouse): Band E

Title & Tenure: Freehold with Vacant Possession upon completion.

Sporting, Shooting, Mines & Mineral Rights: Where relevant all Sporting, Shooting and Mineral Rights will pass with the Freehold of the properties and are included within the sale.

Local Authority: Lancaster City Council Tel: 01524 582 000 www.lancaster.gov.uk.

Rights of Way, Easements and Wayleaves: The property is sold subject to and with the benefits of all rights, including Rights of Way whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplies and any other rights and obligations, easements and quasi easements and restrictive covenants and all existing and proposed wayleaves for masts, pylon stays, cables, drains, water and gas and other pipes whether referred to in these particulars and stipulations or not. Unto the provisions of any planning scheme of the local authority without obligation on the part of the Vendor or their Agents to specify them.

The farm is crossed by mains electricity overhead wires with associated pylons, with associated wayleave agreements together with a major high pressure gas main.

Access Road: Where the access road passes through neighbouring land the purchaser will be responsible for maintaining the access road and ensuring no damage is caused to the adjoining land. Access allows for the passage of vehicles of 12' width, with a turning area between the two fields in separate ownership of some 31' from the boundary gateway.

Basic Payment Scheme: The property is registered for the BPS scheme and the entitlements will be included within the sale. The entitlements will be transferred upon completion. The land is all registered as non SDA for BPS purposes. The Basic Payment for 2018 has been claimed by the Vendors and they will retain all payments for this scheme year. The purchaser will be entitled to claim for the 2019 scheme year. Armitstead Barnett will make a charge to the purchaser of £120 plus VAT to transfer the entitlements.

Viewings: Open property viewings will be advertised within the local press and on Rightmove.co.uk however all prospective purchasers wishing to view the property on the specified dates are required to contact either of the joint auctioneers to confirm their attendance. Please note that some of the agricultural buildings are in a semi-derelict state and it is requested that due care and diligence is taken upon inspection of these.


Wednesday 15th August - 11am – 3pm

Saturday 18th August – 11am – 3pm

Wednesday 29th August – 11am – 3pm

Saturday 1st September – 11am – 3pm

Health and Safety: Care should be taken even when accompanied:

• Please do not climb gates, fences or other ancillary equipment on the land.

• No children are to be allowed on site even if accompanied.

• Armitstead Barnett LLP & Richard Turner & Son accept no responsibility for loss or damage caused whilst viewing the land.

Method of Sale: By Public Auction. The property will be offered for sale in one lot. Those persons wishing to bid at auction should have carried out all checks, valuations, enquiries and surveys that are required, prior to the sale.

Auction process: On the fall of the hammer the successful purchaser will be required to sign a legally binding contract forming Exchange of Contracts and will be required to provide a 10% deposit, in the form of a cheque. Completion will be set for 4 weeks following the date of sale or sooner, by mutual agreement. In addition, in accordance with Money Laundering Requirements we require proof of address and identity from the purchaser.

Money Laundering Regulations Compliance: please bear in mind that Armitstead Barnett & Richard Turner & Son will require from any purchaser looking to offer on a property details of any chain, confirmation of the purchaser's ability to fund the purchase, solicitors' contact details and 2 forms of identification.

Bidder Information: Parties wishing to bid at the auction will need to register to bid and will need a bidding number. There are 2 options available to buyers:

1. Pre-Registration – complete the Registration Form in advance and supply us with hard copies of identification prior to auction to receive a bidding number on the night.

2. Registration on the auction day – complete the Registration Form at the time of auction and bring identification to the auction with you.

The guidance on suitable identification is found on the Bidder Registration Form.

In the event that Armitstead Barnett & Richard Turner & Son have to complete an electronic address check on a bidder we must make you aware that it will leave a soft ID print but will not affect your credit rating.

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