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Farmhouse with converted barn & cottage, Yorkshire Dales

Guide Price £1,850,000

6 bedroom house

Exciting opportunity to acquire a renovated farmhouse with stylish barn conversion, cottage, stables and land.

The property comprises a superbly renovated farmhouse along with a cottage and converted barn, all set in gardens, grounds and land totalling four-and-a-half acres. Having three separate dwellings, this is a property that clearly lends itself to multi-generational living. Currently run as a successful business with income generated through high end bed & breakfast holiday lets, the property has the scope and potential to accommodate a range of business opportunities or to be run as a small holding. Along with the gardens and grounds, there is a stable block and two acres of paddock land.

Farmhouse (3800 sq ft): entrance porch, reception hall, cloakroom/wc, kitchen/dining/family room, pantry, utility room, 2 reception rooms, principal bedroom suite with dressing room and shower room, 5 further bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms, private gardens extending to one acre

Barn conversion (2712 sq ft): reception hall, function room with mezzanine sitting room, dining room, kitchen, 2 cloakroom/WCs. 3 bedroom suites with independent entrances, store, private courtyard garden

Cottage (1063 sq ft): 2 self-contained suites, private gardens, parking

Stables, summer house, 4 sheds, drive, car park

Gardens and grounds, paddock land

In all some 4½ acres

  • Detached, period farmhouse with significant ancillary accommodation
  • Ancillary accommodation includes detached barn conversion and cottage
  • Successfully run as holiday let business on a part-time basis to accommodate the current owners’ lifestyle interests
  • Gardens, grounds and land totalling 4½ acres
  • Equestrian potential with stables and paddock land
  • Outstanding rural location in the Yorkshire Dales AONB
  • Just 15 minutes’ drive from Harrogate
  • A1(M) and national motorway network some half an hour’s drive away
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Farmhouse

The substantial, stone-built, period farmhouse comprises some 3800 sq ft of versatile living accommodation arranged over two floors. It has been beautifully renovated under the guidance of an architect whose brief was to emphasise flowing living space and natural light. There are fireplaces, engineered oak floors, fitted cabinetry, wooden louvre shutters, and high spec fixtures and fittings in all of the bathrooms. The modern kitchen has recessed lighting, fitted units with timber and granite worktops, a Range cooker and a double Butler sink. An underfloor heating system has been fitted in the kitchen/dining/family room and in all of the en suite bathrooms. Incorporated within the farmhouse and concealed behind partition walls is a two-storey annexe with a separate entrance. This annexe could easily be re-integrated into the original building.

At the rear, the farmhouse enjoys views over its own landscaped gardens which are enclosed, extend to about an acre and have a fine outlook across open countryside. A raised York stone terrace connects the main reception rooms to this lovely garden with a flight of stone steps descending to a sweeping lawn and summer house. Beyond lies a pond spanned by a timber bridge and many specimen trees and colourful shrubs through which pathways meander, continuing to an arc of natural woodland at the far boundary. Throughout are established areas for sitting out and enjoying views across the garden and beyond. In addition, there are four sheds and a nursery garden with raised beds and two poly tunnels.

Barn

The detached barn lies opposite the house and has a courtyard garden along with an allocated parking area. Designed with the help of architects its impressive interiors are light and airy with double-height ceilings, floor-to-ceiling barn windows, vaulted ceilings with oak trusses and generous living spaces connected by internal glazed double doors. The finish is high spec and energy efficient with underfloor heating in the en suite bedrooms, and the accommodation includes a mezzanine style sitting room at first floor level, a professional commercial kitchen and a dining area with French doors opening onto the courtyard garden. There are two bedroom suites on the ground floor and a large bedroom/living room suite on the first floor with a magnificent vaulted ceiling and bathroom equipped with both a bath and shower. Each suite has an independent entrance, although the building has been designed so that all three can easily be integrated into the main barn.

Cottage

The single-storey cottage is detached and has been converted with a new roof, full insulation and double glazing. The self-contained suites each have their own entrance, double bedroom, sitting room, shower room, private garden and parking space. A shared laundry/utility room comes with separate access. The whole could easily be returned to a single dwelling.

Outside

The private drive, which is some 200 metres in length and flanked by fenced hedgerows, passes through two gate posts and a cattle grid. The drive then continues past the three dwellings – cottage, house and barn - culminating in a car park laid with gravel. Here also is the dog run and timber stable block alongside a five-bar gate giving access to nearly two acres of paddock land with a copse at the far boundary. The gardens and grounds are enclosed and predominantly lie to the north, east and west of the farmhouse.

Environs

Harrogate 7 miles, Ilkley 12 miles, Skipton 15 miles, Ripon 15 miles, Leeds 19 miles, York 28 miles

This Farmhouse is set in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at the eastern end of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It lies some seven miles west of the thriving Spa town of Harrogate with its huge range of amenities, including a railway station offering services to Leeds and York. Excellent schooling, both state and private, lies within striking distance. The property is convenient for many fine market towns such as Otley, Ilkley and Skipton, and the city of Leeds is less than twenty miles away with Leeds Bradford International Airport accessible in about half an hour.

General

Tenure: Freehold

EPC Ratings: Farmhouse E, Barn C, Cottage EPC booked

Services & Systems: Mains electricity and water. Oil central heating. Private drainage. Wireless internet 30-100 Mbps with routers in each building.

Fixtures & Fittings: Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others, such as fitted carpets, curtains, light fittings, garden ornaments etc., are specifically excluded but may be made available by separate negotiation.i

Viewing: Strictly by appointment

Local Authority: North Yorkshire Council www.northyorks.gov.uk

Money Laundering Regulations: Prior to a sale being agreed, prospective purchasers are required to produce identification documents in order to comply with Money Laundering regulations. Your co-operation with this is appreciated and will assist with the smooth progression of the sale.

Directions: On the A59 Skipton Road turn right after The Outside Inn, signposted RAF Menwith Hill. The dwelling is the third entrance on the right.

Photographs, particulars and showreel: December 2023 and 2024

NB: Google map images may neither be current nor a true representation.

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