A recent land and property auction at Broughton-in-Furness has shown that woodland, pasture and traditional Cumbrian barns are still in demand, despite uncertainty around Brexit.

The auction, held by H&H Michael CL Hodgson, saw the three separate lots in the Lake District National Park, attained and exceeded their guide prices, revealing that there continues to be high investment interest.

The 12 acres of accommodation land at Gornal Ground, near Thwaites, sold in excess of the guide, at just over £5,700 per acre, for a total of £70,000.

Selling at £80,000, to a neighbouring property owner, was Bridge End Barn near Hallthwaites. Recent sales have demonstrated that woodland is an increasingly sought-after commodity and this sale continued the trend.

A 12.5-acre amenity woodland at Gornal Ground, near Millom, sold well in excess of the guide price of between £50,000 to £60,000, for £6,480 per acre, a total of £81,000.

Mark Barrow, associate and chartered surveyor for H&H Michael CL Hodgson, said after the auction: “Despite the Brexit uncertainty and lateness in the year, property sales and the market for these types of rural properties in particular is buoyant and demand is certainly not diminishing.

"We are still seeing that it is still very much business as usual; as purchasers look for an investment that they can use, and small blocks of agricultural and amenity land and woodland are continuing to sell well.

“As we are nearing the end of the year, we are now looking towards 2019, and are already receiving entries for our spring and summer sales."