Bonfire Hall Farm Auction Will Ignite Bidding

15th June 2016

Our sister company Michael CL Hodgson has today announced the sale of a tremendous 146 acre Lakeland Livestock farm, Bonfire Hall, near Kendal.

This is a very rare opportunity to purchase a sizeable ring-fenced livestock farm on the south westerly slopes of Cunswick Scar in Cumbria’s South Lakes.

Bonfire Hall is being offered for sale, in two lots by Public Auction at The Town Hall, Kendal on Friday 1st July at 3.00pm, through the Kendal Office of Michael C L Hodgson.

Lot 1
The 113 acre Bonfire Hall Farm, large five bedroom farmhouse and farm steading, is being offered with a guide price of £900,000.

Lot 2
Two enclosures totalling 32 acres of grazing and upland pasture, is being offered with a guide price of £80,000.

On announcing details of this farm for sale, Colin Thomlinson, Director of Michael CL Hodgson said:  “This is a fantastic opportunity to purchase a sizeable amount of acreage in what is without a doubt a sought after area, these types of farms in this area of Cumbria very rarely come to the open market.  With tremendous potential to modernise the farmhouse, the farm steading offers an ideal opportunity for a buyer with a livestock enterprise to walk straight into.  The additional land available is an attractive additional purchase; however, it would also be of significant interest to local landowners, farmers and investors.”

“Bonfire Hall will appeal to both those looking for a traditional ring fenced Lakeland livestock farm or for a purchaser looking for both a lifestyle investment and a change to their way of life.”

Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the land at Bonfire Hall is easily accessible pasture and grazing land. The boundary fences, hedges and walls are all in sound, stock-proof condition, and all of the enclosures benefit from either mains water supply or natural water sources.

There is an excellent complex of traditional and modern farm buildings including large general purpose livestock building, a large traditional barn, cubicle shed for 60, a calf shed, engine house and attached dairy complete with bulk tank and other flexible accommodation for livestock.

With magnificent views the farm house has extensive living space and also has the potential to be upgraded and modernised.  Outside there is a large garden with railings and borders beyond onto a former vegetable garden which is now a lawn.

Lot 2 includes two enclosures; the first enclosure is grazing and upland pasture, the second being a mixture of grazing and pasture land.  The whole is surrounded by stock-proof boundary walls and has the benefit of natural water supplies with plenty of shelter for livestock.

This land compliments the management and use of Bonfire Hall and will be of particular interest to local and nearby landowners, and farmers wanting to extend their acreage.

Bonfire Hall is being offered for sale by public auction, with the benefit of vacant possession upon completion.  Viewings for Lot 1 are strictly by appointment and should be arranged through the Kendal office of Michael CL Hodgson on 01539 721375.

Michael CL Hodgson with offices in Kendal and Grange-over-Sands has for many years built a solid reputation having been a recognised name in the property industry across the Lake District since 1939.  With clients across the whole of South Lakeland, the Furness Peninsula, West Cumbria, North Lancashire and the Yorkshire Dales, they are able to offer a comprehensive property service including, residential sales and lettings together with farm and estate management.

For further information about Michael CL Hodgson, contact Colin Tomlinson on 01539 721375 or email