Wetheral Abbey Farm is a beautifully situated residential farm ripe for redevelopment set in about 18.4 acres. The property sits on the southern fringe of Wetheral village in an elevated position above the River Eden and can be traced back to the 14th Century Benedictine Priory of Wetheral. A private drive leads to the farm, beyond which open farmland extends interspersed with attractive woodlands beside the River. The property has excellent transport connections, being only 5.4 miles from Carlisle railway station, from which some services to London Euston take less than 3.5 hours. The A69 trunk road (1.7 miles to the north) provides good east-west access to Carlisle and Newcastle. Junctions 42 and 43 of the M6 Motorway are both under 4 miles to the west of Wetheral.Wetheral is a pleasant village beside the River Eden, consisting of mainly large houses, grouped around a spacious village green. The River Eden flows beside the village in a small gorge, on the other side of the river stands Corby Castle, a late Georgian mansion.
The village is a visual treat with many homes built from locally quarried stone, beyond the village are enjoyable walks along nearby woodlands and riverside paths.
The farmhouse is a substantial stone built traditional property under a blue slate roof, set at the heart of the farm with farm buildings and farmyard to the east. To the north and south are attractive mature gardens and lawns, bound by stone walls overlooking the Grade I Listed Gatehouse. The property has been extended over the years and now totals approximately 3,120 sq ft of gross internal floor area. Ground floor accommodation includes a large breakfast kitchen, utility room, dining room, drawing room, sitting room, porch and w/c. The first floor includes five bedrooms and family bathroom. There is also a cellar. The property requires a full renovation, which could further enhance many of the attractive period features.
To the east of the farmhouse is an extensive and attractive range of stone built traditional farm buildings, which extend to over 8,000 sq ft of gross external area, much of which is double height, and incorporate dressed and decorative stone presumably from the dissolved monastery. These currently provide general storage and livestock housing, however are largely redundant and well suited to redevelopment into additional residential dwellings, leisure or commercial uses subject to appropriate planning consents. Beyond the traditional buildings is a range of modern buildings totalling over 18,000 sq ft of gross external area, again providing livestock housing and storage.