The 127-acre Oak Bank Farm, which provides shelter to Cumbria's 'largest' colony of red squirrels, is up for sale.

This established livestock farm, set within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offers more than just farming opportunities with its rich combination of productive grassland, upland grazing, and protected woodland

The farm is being sold through the Carlisle office of H&H Land & Estates, and comes complete with a renovated three-bedroom stone-built farmhouse, an adjoining one-bedroom annexe, a self-contained two-bedroom holiday cottage, and a range of modern stock and storage buildings.

With an overall guide price of £1,150,000, this Cumbrian property is available for sale as a whole or in three separate lots, depending on the preferences of the successful buyer.

Lot one, with a guide price of £650,000, includes the residential properties in addition to nearly twelve acres of land.

The second lot, consisting of the farm buildings and about 38 acres of land, carries a guide price of £250,000.

The third and final lot, boasting more than 77 acres of upland grazing land along with areas of Ancient Woodland, is also offered at £250,000.

H&H Land & Estates director, Thomas Armstrong said: “This is an outstandingly versatile property, in a magnificent part of Cumbria.

“The quality and variety of land, accommodation, and potential that Oak Bank Farm offers gives this wonderful property enormous appeal to the widest spectrum of buyers.

"This is a life-changing opportunity to buy a working Cumbrian stock farm, or to develop a rural business that will change you way of life, or simply to take a stake in the preservation of your own piece of native Cumbrian paradise.

“The current owners are making it possible for all these outcomes to be fulfilled, and on top of all its attractions Oak Bank has the overwhelming appeal of those enchanting red squirrels. We would urge you to view this property and its natural assets at the earliest opportunity.”

The property is located six miles from the amenities of Kirkby Stephen and offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

The 77 acres of upslope grazing land showcases Ancient Woodland and a slate-roofed stone field shelter.

This land has potential for continued commercial farming, environmental projects, conservation efforts, amenity use, or rewilding.

The farmhouse has been completely refurbished.

It features a double aspect living room, conservatory, snug room, a fully fitted contemporary farmhouse kitchen, a utility room and boot room.

Also included in this sale is the detached Bluebell Cottage.

Converted from a former garage and store in 2021, this cottage comes with two double bedrooms, a shower room, and an open plan kitchen and living area.

The cottage is currently restricted as an Airbnb and holiday rental, and permission has also been granted for three Glamping Pods.

Oak Bank Farm possesses a full range of outbuildings, including a 10-bay Lean-to, a 12-bay Sheep Shed, 4-bay Hay Barn, 3-bay Isolation Unit/Store, dog kennels and quad lock-up, and a muck store.

The farm's protected woodland lays claim to the largest colony of red squirrels in Cumbria.

This area of mature native woodland rolling down to the Belah River is protected within the Belah Woods and Pastures SSSI, providing a sanctuary for Cumbria's rarest flora and fauna.

Those interested in purchasing this property can view detailed information and drone footage on the H&H Land & Estates web site, or arrange a viewing by appointment only, by calling the Carlisle H&H Land & Estates office on 01228 406260 or by emailing