A LARGE and impressive Cumbrian livestock and arable farm has come onto the market with a guide price of £2m, complete with the remains of a 14th century castle.

Gleaston Castle Farm, Ulverston, a sizeable stock rearing and arable farm with a substantial farmhouse in Cumbria’s south Lakes, has been put onto the market by the Kendal office of H&H Land & Estates.

With 212 acres of highly fertile arable and grazing land, there is a range of traditional and modern farm buildings, a four bedroom farmhouse, a picturesque tarn and the historic remains of the 14th century Gleaston Castle, whose ruined towers and walls abut the farm buildings.

With an overall guide price of around £2,000,000, Gleaston Castle Farm is to be sold as a whole or in in five lots, by public auction at Aldingham Parish Hall, Scales, on Thursday, June 16 at 2.30 pm.

Colin Tomlinson, Managing Director of H&H Land & Estates said, “It is some time since such a tremendous farm has come onto the market in this part of Cumbria.

“It is rare enough for such good agricultural land to come up for sale but combining that with the chance to own a piece of English history and your own personal tarn is even rarer. I am sure that with the appetite for rural properties with land seemingly unabated and farmers wishing to extend their acreages, there will be fierce competition.”

Lot 1 includes the farmhouse, farm buildings and 72.79 acres of meadow and pastureland and comes with a guide price of £870,000.

Lot 2 includes traditional and modern farm buildings and land 112.03 acres and is expected to realise around £1,100,000. Lot 3 comprises 17 acres of pastureland in five field parcels all ring-fenced with an estimate of £130,000. Lot 4 includes Mere Tarn and land extending to 7.54 acres and is expected to reach in the region of £40,000. Lot 5 comprises 2.74 acres of arable ground at Leece currently used for growing carrots and comes with a guide price of £20,000.

“Gleaston is likely to appeal to a variety of purchasers, as it has many outbuildings with the potential for conversion, productive agricultural land, a traditional farmhouse for upgrading and the chance to own your very own castle and tarn.”