• Low Fauld Farm
  • Low Fauld Farm
  • Low Fauld Farm
  • Low Fauld Farm
  • Low Fauld Farm
  • Low Fauld Farm
  • Low Fauld Farm
  • Low Fauld Farm
  • Low Fauld Farm
  • Low Fauld Farm
  • Low Fauld Farm
  • Low Fauld Farm
  • Low Fauld Farm
  • Low Fauld Farm
  • Low Fauld Farm
  • Low Fauld Farm
Guide Price

Key Features

  • Grade II Listed Farmhouse
  • Traditional Outbuildings with Potential
  • Modern Agricultural Buildings
  • Approximately 21 Acres

Low Fauld Farm

Ruckcroft, Armathwaite, Cumbria

Lot 1: Farmhouse, steading and around 21 acres

Accommodation in Brief

Entrance Hall | Drawing Room | Dining Room | Sitting Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Rear Porch | Utility Room | Shower Room | Cellar | Five Bedrooms | Bathroom

Garden | Parking

Range of Traditional and Modern Outbuildings

The Property

Low Fauld Farm is a productive former dairy farm comprising a Grade II Listed farmhouse, a range of traditional and modern outbuildings and around 21 acres. The property is situated in the picturesque Eden Valley with breathtaking views and excellent access to Carlisle, Penrith and the M6. The property offers potential for agricultural or equestrian use being set amidst quiet country lanes and bridleways yet within easy access to regional centres.

The Grade II Listed farmhouse is a detached property that dates back to the early 19th century. The house offers spacious and flexible accommodation and retains an abundance of period features including panelled doors and open fireplaces. The front door, with glazed fanlight above, opens into a welcoming entrance hall and the main, formal reception rooms are arranged to either side to appreciate the views over the garden and open countryside beyond. The drawing room has a feature open fireplace with marble surround and decorative cast iron insert while the dining room has a fireplace with wooden surround fitted with an electric fire. The everyday sitting room has a window to the rear, open fireplace with wooden surround and cast iron insert with tiled panels, original storage cupboard to one alcove and a door through to the kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive range of painted units, 1½ bowl sink and drainer, two oven AGA set in an inglenook with separate ceramic hob and electric oven, is plumbed for a dishwasher and has space for a fridge/freezer. The kitchen has ample space for a large dining table and chairs and has a useful under stairs pantry. Off the rear hall there is a spacious utility room, which is plumbed for a washing machine and offers excellent storage, together with a shower room. There is a cellar which used to be accessed from the sitting room though this is currently blocked.

Stairs from the hall lead up to the first floor landing which is flooded with natural light from a window on the half-landing. There are four generous double bedrooms on the first floor, two of which have windows offering fabulous elevated views over the garden, land and beyond to Blencathra, also known as Saddleback, one of the most northerly mountains in the Lake District. The other two double bedrooms have windows to the rear. There is a further single bedroom located to the front which has a fitted cupboard and could equally be used as a dressing room if required. The bathroom is fitted with a ball and claw foot bath with electric shower over, wash hand basin and WC. Stairs from the bathroom give access to the attic. A rear staircase leads down to the back porch.


Low Fauld Farm is accessed from the road through a gated entrance to a yard at the side of the house where there is a parking and turning area.

To the front of the house there is a charming enclosed garden with a path leading from a pedestrian gate to the front door. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with mature borders, shrubs and trees and boundary wall with period wrought iron railings. A delightful gravelled terrace is well placed to take full advantage of the tranquil, rural setting and enjoy the views and wildlife.


Some of the traditional outbuildings on the farm may have development potential, subject to the necessary consents.

The land within Lot 1 comprises of two excellent enclosures of mowing and cropping ground lying opposite the farm steading with excellent roadside access. To the rear of the steading are two useful grazing paddocks.

The land is registered for Basic Payment purposes, 8.35 entitlements is included in the sale of this Lot. The cost of transferring these entitlements will be £250 plus VAT per Lot, payable by the Buyer.

Local Information

Ruckcroft is a small settlement between the villages of Armathwaite and Kirkoswald which offers easy access to a number of villages for local amenities and to the regional centres of Carlisle, Penrith, the M6, the Lake District National park and the Scottish Borders. The surrounding area offers excellent walks through fields and woods and along the River Eden. The nearby pretty village of Armathwaite has a village shop, post office, country inns and the main Settle to Carlisle rail link. The regional capital of Carlisle is within easy reach and offers an excellent range of social, leisure and retail opportunities and an attractive pedestrian area, along with an impressive cathedral and castle.

There are primary schools in Armathwaite and Kirkoswald and the property is in the catchment area for William Howard School in Brampton which offers schooling for all ages and Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Penrith which offers schooling from 11-18 years.

For the commuter the A6 is nearby and the M6 is within easy reach for onward travel north and south. Main line rail services are available at both Penrith and Carlisle which provide fast and frequent services to London in the south and to Glasgow in the north. The rail station at Carlisle provides regular connecting services east to Newcastle.

Approximate Mileages

Kirkoswald 2.7 miles | Armathwaite 2.8 miles | M6 J42 10.7 miles | M6 J41 12.4 miles | Penrith 11.3 miles | Brampton 12.7 miles | Carlisle City Centre 14.2 miles


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