SOLD: Priory Meadow £49,000

  • Cumwhinton, Carlisle, Cumbria
  • over 3 ¾ acres
  • Cumbria


Situated on the Southern outskirts of the border town of Carlisle, Priory meadow is but a few minutes drive from junction 42 of the M6. The land is quite flat to the south, sloping gently away to the northern boundary. This gives good drainage and shelter from the prevailing winds in this area. Regularly harvested and grazed, the grass is in good condition with several species present together with clover and other wild flowers.

Although open, the land is regularly visited by transient Roe deer which are often sighted around dawn and dusk. A wide variety of small bird species find refuge and food in the hedgerow bounding the meadow.

Entry is via a gate off a minor road, onto good hard standing, and from there along a green lane through another gate and into the meadow.

Priory Meadow is well suited for equestrian or general livestock grazing. Although there is no water in the field, reliable drinking water could easily be supplied by a bowser or an IBC (Intermediate Bulk container).

Nearby is the charming village of Cumwhinton, originaly named Cumquinton from the Celtic for valley of a man named Quinton. Weatheral Priory, a fascinating building, from which the meadow takes its name, is very close by. A fortified gatehouse in the form of a miniature Pele tower is all that remains of a small Benedictine priory. It was a welcome sanctuary for any one escaping from the lawless Reivers that once ranged across this area.

The purchasers of the meadow will be asked to enter into a covenant

Wood maps

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.

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This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 85
  • Grid ref: NY 436 531
  • Nearest post code: CA1 3SX
  • GPS coordinates: 54.8691, -2.87711

Location map


Satnav: the postcode CA1 3SX is for the point shown by the red dot on the location maps. Satnav coordinates are N : 54 : 86 : 97 W 2 : 87: 95

Click Here for Directions From Bing Maps enter your own postcode, (Priory Meadow coordinates are already entered) and click on the blue "Go" box. This will take you to the main gate on Cumwhinton Rd.

Our directions:

  • From either direction leave the M6 at Jct 42.
  • From the roundabout above the motorway take the exit marked A6 Carlisle.
  • Pass a car sales garage and fuel station on the right and take the next road to the right opposite the Silverlink clinic
  • There is a fingerpost sign to Cumwhinton but the finger is broken off.
  • At the T junction at the end of this road turn right.
  • The main entrance is 100m further on the left, and is clearly marked.
  • Please park off the road in the gate entrance.
  • Once through the gate, follow the green lane to the right, the gated entrance is clearly marked.

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

One year's free membership of the royal forestry society

Please note this wood is owned by woodlands.co.uk.

Our regional managers are often out working in our woodlands, so if you email an offer and want to be sure it has been received, please phone our manager on their mobile phone. The first offer at the stated price which is accepted, whether by phone or email, has priority.

Please take care when viewing as the great outdoors can contain unexpected hazards and woodlands are no exception. You should exercise common sense and caution, such as wearing appropriate footwear and avoiding visiting during high winds.

These particulars are for guidance only and, though believed to be correct, do not form part of any contract. Woodland Investment Management Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.

Easily accessible verdant meadow land. Conveniently located on the southern fringe of Carlisle.

Managed by David and Sarah Alty

Telephone: 07795 104 594

Email: [email protected]