A RARE chance has arisen to own a small farm set in over 76 acres set in the Eden Valley.

Sykeside Farm is surrounded by breath-taking countryside, with an enviable location between the North Pennines Area of Outstanding National Beauty and the recently extended Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The farmland will appeal to a range of local purchasers and as a lifestyle unit for those seeking an escape to the countryside.

The contemporary buildings provide ample storage and the land is free draining and fertile.

The current owner has developed Sykeside Farmhouse over the past 20 years into a comfortable, three bedroom sustainable family home.

Situated in a tranquil spot overlooking the gently babbling, Blind Beck, it is hard to imagine a better place to unwind and relax. In addition to the farmhouse is a beautifully presented holiday cottage designed with accessibility in mind. For the past 15 years it has been a useful source of additional income.

The selling agent said: "Sykeside Farm is a great opportunity to acquire an established grassland farm providing a diversified income stream, with easy access to Kirkby Stephen and the national road network situated in some of the most unspoilt countryside’.

"Interest is invited for the whole or on any part. The guide price is £1,200,000 for the whole. "