SUMMER sees a surge of farms coming on to the market in Cumbria.

Two quality ring-fenced farms in the north of the county provide the buyer with an immediate start to farming upon completion.

The first property is Burblethwaite, a 115-acre upland farm with an extensive range of farm buildings and a successful history of stock rearing. The other is the 166-acre Brow Foot Farm, located in the fertile Eden Valley, which offers a wealth of both farming and diversification potential.

Burblethwaite is an upland stock-rearing farm located four miles south west of Caldbeck, Wigton, extending to a total of 115.96 acres. This farm benefits from Common Rights on Caldbeck Common, a range of traditional and modern farm buildings, and five-bedroom Grade II listed farmhouse.

Burblethwaite is being sold as a whole or in three lots, with an overall guide price of £1.1 million.

Brow Foot Farm is situated in the heart of the Eden Valley, four miles south of Appleby, in an area renowned for its fertile land. Described as a ‘rare gem’ of a property, it includes 166.65 acres of land, an extensive range of traditional buildings, a detached four-bedroom farmhouse and adjacent to the farmhouse are three, secluded static caravans which were previously being used as holiday lets.

Brow Foot Farm is being sold as a whole or in three lots, with an overall guide price of £1,625,000.

Thomas Armstrong said: “These are the first sizeable farms to come to the market with us this year and it is really exciting.There is a demand for farms from buyers from both within and out-with the area as well as those who are hoping to extend their current acreages. Both Burblethwaite and Brow Foot Farms are ring-fenced farms, suitable for someone to immediately take over and start farming.

“Burblethwaite is a beautiful property situated in extensive lands, with a proven record for excellent stock rearing. The inclusion of the Common Rights and grant scheme entitlements will make it a particularly attractive sale.

“Brow Foot Farm, meanwhile, is one of the most immaculate and well-kept farms that I have seen for a long time, and it offers fantastic views across the Eden Valley. The land itself if of very high quality and there is wonderful potential for diversification. We expect a high level of interest for both properties.”