Lot 2 - Former Alston Primary School, Garrigill Road, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3UD

  • Unconditional Online Auction Sale
  • Guide Price* : £160,000 plus
  • Former primary school approximately 982 sq. m (10,570 sq. ft)
  • Total site of approximately 1.51 hectares (3.73 acres)
  • Development potential STP

ON BEHALF OF CUMBRIA COUNTY COUNCIL - Former primary school approximately 982 sq. m (10,570 sq. ft) on a total site of approximately 1.51 hectares (3.73 acres) with development potential


The property comprises a former primary school approximately 982 sq. m (10,570 sq. ft) on a total site of approximately 1.51 hectares (3.73 acres). Part of the site is broadly level, extending to approximately 0.3 hectares (2.06 acres) is occupied by the school building, it's grounds, play area and an allotment area (sold subject to a garden licence and a further allotment agreement) and the remainder is an adjacent field, sloping in nature and is sold subject to a Farm Business Tenancy.

Subject to obtaining the necessary consents, the property may have development potential, or scope for alternative uses. Interested parties should consult with the Local Planning Office at Eden District Council.


Alston is an elevated market town, that lies at an altitude of approximately 1000 feet, within the Northern Pennies Area of Outstanding National Beauty. The town is situated at the crossroads/junction of the A686, A689 and B6277, approximately 20 miles south east of Carlisle and 16 miles north east of Penrith. The property lies on the edge of the town adjacent to residential dwellings.


Long leasehold for a term of 1000 years as created by a lease dated 4th September 1611.


The Vendor has provided the following Gross Internal Areas:

Lower Ground Floor: 17 sq.m (183 sq. ft)
Main Building : 901 sq.m (9,698 sq. ft)
Rear Building: 64 sq. m (689 sq. ft)
Total: 9812 sq.m (10,570 sq. ft)


Car park, playground and field, allotments and agricultural land.


The property is sold subject to the following agreements:

1) Agricultural Land: Land comprising 0.66 hectares (1.63 acres) let on a Farm Business Tenancy at £110 per annum for the period 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022.

2) Part of the Allotment Land: Land comprising 0.09 acres of garden land occupied under the terms of a Garden Licence at a fee of £110 for the period 15th May 2021 to 30th April 2022.

3) Part of Allotment Land: The Vendor does not have a copy of the agreement and the details they have on file is ALLOTMENTs NO 3, 4, & 5 at £90 pa from1 June 1995.


Energy Asset Rating is C.

Buyers Administration Fee

There will be a Buyer's Administration Fee of £3000 (inc VAT) payable upon exchange of contracts.

Additional Information

1) The Local Planning Office is Eden District Council - https://www.eden.gov.uk/planning-and-building/

2) REVENUE CONTRIBUTION The sale of the property does not attract VAT The successful bid will comprise two elements:
1. The Purchase Price
2. 20% Revenue Contribution
For Example: Successful Bid £100,000 Purchase Price £80,000 Revenue Contribution £20,000.
This principle will apply to all levels of bids and the purchase price and revenue contribution will be recorded and invoiced separately.

3) The information contained within the Particulars are given in good faith, but all descriptions, statements, dimensions ( these may have come from a third party source e.g. the seller, valuation reports or historic sales particulars), references to condition and permissions for the use and occupation or other details are made without responsibility and should not be relied upon as representation of fact.

4) If a video walk through, or any other form of virtual tour, is provided whilst every effort is made to accurately give an overview of the property we cannot give any warranty concerning the nature, and condition of the property and the suitability thereof for any and all activities and use. The video, or tour, is provided to assist only and without responsibility and should not be relied upon as representation of fact, or replace all appropriate due diligence a prudent purchaser would make.

* Generally speaking Guide Prices are provided as an indication of each seller's minimum expectation, i.e. 'The Reserve'. They are not necessarily figures which a property will sell for and may change at any time prior to the auction. Virtually every property will be offered subject to a Reserve (a figure below which the Auctioneer cannot sell the property during the auction) which we expect will be set within the Guide Range or no more than 10% above a single figure Guide.

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