Middle Marchup Farm, Cringles Lane, Silsden, BD20 9JA
Sale by Tender £1,250,000
FOR SALE BY TENDER AS A WHOLE OR IN LOTS
TENDERS CLOSE 12 NOON WEDNESDAY 23 MAY 2013 - IF YOU REQUIRE A TENDER FORM PLEASE CONTACT THE AGENTS.
Middle Marchup Farm is accessed via a private drive from Bolton Road (A6034) being conveniently situated midway between the town of Silsden and the village of Addingham. The farmstead is set nicely back from the road in a delightful rural position with stunning views over open farmland and countryside beyond.
From Skipton head west on the A59 (Harrogate) and take the second exit at the roundabout onto the A65 (Ilkley). Continue on the A65 for about 4 miles passing Chelker Reservoir with the wind turbines, dropping down to the roundabout at the top of the Addingham Bypass. Take the 3rd exit from the roundabout (A6034) Silsden and continue for about 1 mile where the entrance to Middle Marchup Farm can be found on the right. A for sale sign has been erected.
LOT 1 shaded red Guide Price £550,000
An extremely versatile lot comprising the attractive main farm house, an adjoining separate cottage to one side and part of the substantial adjoining stone barn with planning permission to the other. Together with the gardens there is a block of productive grassland extending to about 3.47 acres which is sure to appeal to those with equestrian/hobby farming interests.
The farmhouse, cottage and barn were fully re-roofed in 1995 and retain some lovely original features, particularly the farmhouse which includes beam and boarded ceilings, mullion windows and stone fireplaces. Although the farmhouse and cottage are linked on the ground floor, they remain as separate dwellings and offer fabulous versatility as accommodation for extended family, teenagers or dependent relatives or perhaps as a holiday or longer term let.
Over time, the farmhouse and cottage have been extended and altered with accommodation set over a number of levels creating dwellings of real charm and character. Although the properties would now benefit from a degree of refurbishment and improvement both the farmhouse and cottage offer tremendous scope.
The farmhouse is entered from the front into a central hall with stairs to the first floor and steps down to the lower ground floor. To one side is the well proportioned living room with impressive stone fireplace, beam and boarded ceiling and mullion windows with connecting door to the cottage.
To the other side is an attractive dining room with stone fireplace, beams and patio door opening onto a timber decked seating area overlooking the garden. On the lower ground floor is a separate store room, a good sized farmhouse kitchen complete with four oven Aga set in a feature stone surround and a useful keeping cellar. There is access to the adjoining barn.
The first floor is on two separate levels with a WC, bedroom and bathroom on the lower level with steps leading up to a separate laundry room and three further bedrooms.
Living Room (4.48m x 5.49m) Access to Cottage
Dining Room (4.22m x 3.69m)
Pantry (2.65m x 1.64m)
Kitchen (3.38m x 5.18m)
Cellar (3.39m x 2.90m)
Bedroom 4 (2.50m x 2.68m)
Bathroom (2.63m x 3.59m)
Laundry Room (1.82m x 2.62m)
Bedroom 1 (3.70m x 3.79m)
Bedroom 2 (3.85m x 2.59m)
Bedroom 3 (2.76m x 5.57m)
The Cottage, which is approached via a drive extending round the perimeter of the farmhouse garden, is accessed via a separate door to the side set in a feature stone arch which opens into the kitchen. A set of steps lead down to a good sized living/dining room with mullion windows, stone fireplace and connecting door to the farmhouse. From the kitchen, a further set of stairs lead up to a half landing from where bedroom 2 is accessed (formerly part of the farmhouse) and a further set of stairs lead up to bedroom 1 and a bathroom.
Kitchen (3.46m x 2.43m)
Living/Dining Room (6.15m Max x 3.54m Max) L
Bedroom 2 (3.49m x 2.88m) Shower
Bedroom 1 (3.40m x 3.49m)Stone Barn (part)
Also forming part of Lot 1 is approximately 1/3 of the traditional stone barn that adjoins the farmhouse to the east. Full planning was granted by Bradford Council on the 28 November 1999 (Application No: 97/02652/COU) for conversion of the entire barn to form two separate dwellings, one of which is within the extent of the section of barn included as part of Lot 1.
Under the approved plans the proposed dwelling will provide just over 1500 sqft of accommodation, briefly comprising; Reception Hall, Cloakroom, Open Plan Living/Dining, Study/Bedroom 4. Three Bedrooms and a Bathroom.
Attractive walled garden with flagged patio and timber pergola which opens onto a large lawn bordered by flower beds. The cottage has a smaller private walled garden to the side with vehicle access. In front of the section of barn is a useful yard with the two fields extending to about 3.47 acres in total.
Mains water, mains electricity, septic tank (shared with neighbouring bungalow). Oil central heating. Oil Aga.
Farmhouse - Band C Cottage - Band A
Right of way over the track from the main road. The neighbouring property to the west “The Bungalow” has a right of way over the existing track through Lot 1.
LOT 2 shaded blue Guide Price £350,000
An exciting development opportunity comprising the larger part of the impressive main stone barn benefiting from full planning for conversion to a single dwelling, two attractive smaller stone buildings, a range of more modern buildings and a productive parcel of meadow and pasture extending in total to about 12.72 acres. This particular lot is well suited to those with equestrian or hobby farming interests.
The main stone barn, re roofed in 1995, was granted planning permission by Bradford Metropolitan Council for conversion to form two separate dwellings. Approval was granted on the 28 November 1999 (Application No. 97/02652/COU) with a number of minor amendments to the original scheme approved by letter on the 01 July 2005. We understand the approved scheme was subsequently commenced and that the planning permission has been secured in perpetuity.
Under the approved plans the proposed dwelling will provide over 2200 sq ft of accommodation, briefly comprising; Reception Hall, Lounge, Dining Room, Kitchen Diner, Utility, Cloakroom, Study. Landing, Bedroom 1 (en suite), Snug (balcony), Bathroom, Laundry, Two Further Bedrooms, Bedroom 4, Shower Room.
Adjacent to the main barn are two smaller stone barns linked by a concrete block store. There is a further range of tin sheeted timber pole frame buildings and a more substantial portal frame farm building (90‘x40‘) and a silage clamp. The land extends to about 12.72 acres in three separate fields.
It will be the responsibility of the purchaser to install new services and connections as necessary. The existing septic tank that serves Lot 1 and the neighbouring bungalow is located within Lot 2 and may not be disturbed unless the purchasers of Lot 2 provide an alternative drainage system for Lot 1 and the neighbouring bungalow.
The purchasers of Lot 2 will be responsible for the construction of the new party wall that will divide the main barn into the two separate units and form the boundary between Lot 1 and Lot 2. The wall will be constructed in line with Building Regulations.
The property to the west “The Bungalow” has a right of way through Lot 1 & 2 over the track from the main road.
Lots 1 & 3 will be granted a right of way for access through Lot 2 over the track from the main road. The access to Lot 3 will pass through the yard in front of the silage clamp and modern farm building and follow the line of the existing track.
In the event of Lots 2 & 6 being sold to the same purchaser Lot 2 will have a right of way through the land shaded black in Lot 5 giving access via the tunnel.
In the event of Lots 4 & 6 being sold to the same purchaser there will be a right of way through the land shaded brown in Lot 2.
LOT 3 shaded green Guide Price £80,000
A productive block of meadow and pasture extending to about 19.85 acres. The land is accessed from Parsons Lane to the north and via a right of way over the track from the main road to the south, through the yard past the modern farm buildings.
LOT 4 shaded orange Guide Price £160,000
An excellent parcel of predominantly sound meadow and pasture incorporating a stand of mature woodland that can be under grazed and a section of green lane. The land extends in total to about 39.49 acres and is accessed from either Parsons Lane to the north or directly from the main road to the south.
In the event of Lots 4 & 6 being sold to the same purchaser there will be a right of way through the land shaded brown in Lot 2 and shaded black in Lot 5 linking Lots 4 & 6 via the tunnel.
LOT 5 shaded pink Guide Price £30,000
A useful parcel of meadow and pasture extending in total to about 7.47 acres with access from Lippersley Lane.
In the event of Lots 2 & 6 or Lots 4 & 6 being sold to the same purchaser a right of way will be reserved through the land shaded black in Lot 5 giving access via the tunnel.
LOT 6 shaded yellow Guide Price £80,000
A sound block of pasture extending in total to about 27.07 acres with access from Lippersley Lane.
In the event of Lots 2 & 6 or Lots 4 & 6 being sold to the same purchaser rights of way will be reserved through the land shaded black in Lot 5 and brown in Lot 2 (as necessary) giving access via the tunnel
The land is registered under the single payment scheme.
Entitlements are specifically excluded from the sale but may be available to purchase separately if required.
October 2010. Amended March 2013
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