Mealsgate, Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 1LE
Overgates is a smallholding that extends to approximately 12.90 acres (5.22 Ha) or thereby. The holding comprises traditional farmhouse, steading with range of sandstone and modern buildings and land. The excellent quality land agricultural land would be suitable for either grazing, mowing or arable crop production.
The farmhouse is located to the north west of the steading and overlooks the Solway Firth with views over to Criffel and Southwest Scotland. The property is a Grade 2 listed detached building of stone construction with a render finish and slate roof. The current house is understood to date back to the late 18th Century, with records of a settlement at the holding since the 1600’s. It is believed that the site had historically been a look out for Border Reivers crossing the Solway Firth.
The farmhouse is in need of full modernisation and refurbishment including new heating system and rewiring. This offers the opportunity to a new purchaser to place their own style on the property. There is also potential to alter the layout, subject to the relevant permissions.
The steading includes a mixture of traditional sandstone buildings, some of which are in a poor state of repair. There may be potential for these to be converted to other uses such as commercial, residential or stabling subject to the necessary permissions.
The modern buildings are currently utilised for farm machinery storage, livestock housing and general storage. There are hardcore standings for external storage and concreted yard areas with an adjacent wooded area.
The land lies within a ring fence and is predominantly Grade 3 according to the Agricultural Land Classification of England and Wales. The land consists of good quality pasture and ploughable land which extends to 12.90 acres (5.22 Ha).