Briscoe Bank Farm, Bransty, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 6NG


  • Property Type: Farmhouse
  • Off-road Parking
  • Garden
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Sale classification: Property to Refurbish
Reference number : mitchells_4641209

Full Description

Small Holding with 13 Acres

Brisco Bank Farmis an imposing traditional built farmhouse ready for renovation with opportunities to further develop or extend into the attached traditional buildings. The modern farm buildings and land are suitable for agricultural use as well as a host of other business opportunities. The elevated site has panoramic views across the Solway Firth towards the Scottish hills and is on the fringe of the Lake District National Park.

The Steading consists of the original farm steading extending to approx. 0.53ha (1.31 Acres) encompassing the farm house, traditional buildings, modern agricultural buildings and the concrete yard. There is a tarmac entrance drive leading from the main highway into the farmyard. Attached to the steading is 12.74 acres (5.16 ha) of agricultural land giving the perfect opportunity for the idealistic ‘Small Holding’.

Accommodation, briefly comprising;

Ground Floor;

On the north western elevation there is a single-story porch with a vestibule leading into the main hallway of the property. There are 3 west facing public rooms with fireplaces containing gas fires. On the south eastern elevation there is a single-storey lean-to extension containing a living kitchen; the kitchen area has fitted wall and floor units containing an Aga stove.

First Floor;

A turned staircase has a window on the half landing, leading on to a large landing with windows overlooking the rear of the property. There are four double bedrooms, three with views over the Solway toward the Scottish hills. The bedrooms have built in storage. There is a family bathroom with Bath, WC, wash hand basin and airing cupboard.

Lower level:

From the main hall there are stairs down into two cellar rooms.


Council Tax

Copeland Borough Council Tax Band ‘E’.



The property has mains electricity, water and gas. Drainage is to a shared septic tank system. There is a gas central heating system throughout the property.


Externally Attached to the main dwelling on the southern elevation there is a range of traditional barns and loose boxes, some lofted, traditionally built from stone with slate roofs. On the northern elevation there is a later block built single storey open fronted car port under a box profile roof. There is an internal shower room, WC and wash hand basin. There is a large west facing lawn garden with access from the road.

The modern agricultural buildings include:

5 bay steel portal framed barn built of a mixture of block and concrete panel walls with Yorkshire boarded sides under a corrugated asbestos roof. On both sides there is lean-to loose housing with access to walled livestock handing yards. Attached on the northern side there is a steel portal framed shed with rendered block walls with asbestos cladding and roof. There are further storerooms at the rear of the buildings.


Development potential (subject to planning)

The farm house has the potential to be extended and developed into the adjoining traditional buildings or even with the correct planning have an additional dwelling development on the site. The substantial range of modern agricultural buildings and large yard have the potential for multiple uses.


The property has freehold title and vacant possession will be given on completion. The property is sold subject to all existing burdens (covenants, wayleaves, rights of way, easements, quasi- easements, rights of access, ancient monuments, etc.) whether public or private and whether constituted in the title deeds or not. The purchasers will be held to have satisfied themselves as to the nature of such burdens and are advised to contact the Vendor’s solicitor in order to do so.



The land is registered for BPS, the 2023 payment is retained by the vendors, the purchasers will be required to keep the land in good agricultural condition to comply with the scheme. The entitlements are excluded from the sale and are not available.



Responsibility for the maintenance of boundaries is indicated by inward facing ‘T’ marks on the Sale Plan. Where no mark is shown no further information is available.



The mines and minerals together with ancillary powers of working are exempted. Insofar as the sporting rights are owned by the Vendor, they are included in the sale at no extra charge.



The agricultural land being sold subject to a development clawback provision. Any increases in the value of the land within 25 years of the completion of the sale, which have resulted from the grant of planning permission for purposes other than agriculture, will trigger a payment by the Purchaser (or any subsequent owner) to the Vendor, or its heirs, of 30% of the increase in value. There are De Minimis provisions intended to ensure that ‘one off’ planning consents/change of use where the increase in value is less than £10,000 are not subject to clawback.



The property is offered for sale by Private Treaty as a whole. The Vendor reserves the right to amend these particulars, not to accept any offer received or to withdraw the property from sale at any time.  A closing date for offers may be fixed, and prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest with the selling Agents following an inspection.



Strictly by arrangement with the Sole Agents: Mitchells land and property, Lakeland Agricultural Centre, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 0QQ.

Tel: 01900 822016. Email:

Tenure  : Freehold

Council Tax Band  :  E

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