Peat Gill Head Farm, High Cononley, Keighley, BD20 8PD
Guide Price £475,000
Peat Gill Farm is situated within open countryside in an elevated position about 1.5 miles to the west of Cononley. The popular village of Cononley lies within the Aire Valley adjacent to the River Aire with amenities which include a post office/village store, a primary school, two inns and a village institute. Cononley also has a railway station with regular services to Skipton, Bradford and Leeds and enjoys good links by road. A much wider range of services can be found in the nearby busy market town of Skipton including shops, a market operating four days a week, a well equipped leisure centre with swimming pool and highly regarded secondary schools at Skipton Girls High and Ermysteds Grammar.
This most attractive stone built semi detached Grade II Listed farmhouse represents an exciting opportunity to acquire a substantial country property with tremendous scope. The farmhouse provides extremely generous three bedroom accommodation having already been partially extended into part of the adjoining barn. By extending further and re-arranging the existing layout there is potential to create an impressive five bedroom family residence with generous curitlage providing ample space for garaging (subject to planning) and creating extensive gardens.
The adjoining barn which benefits from full planning permission for conversion to form a separate dwelling together with the construction of a new stable yard and menage is also currently available for sale through David Hill. The farmhouse and barn combined would provide a fantastic opportunity to create a single substantial family residence with the possibility of adding additional land.
The farmhouse is entered via a porch into a generous dining room with multi fuel stove set in stone surround with large stone lintel. Exposed boarded floor, exposed feature stone work and beamed ceiling. Accessed from the dining room is a spacious living room with cast iron fireplace on a stone hearth, exposed stone work to windows, beams and double doors opening to the garden. An inner lobby with stairs to the first floor gives access to a cosy snug with multi fuel stove on a stone hearth, beamed ceiling and alcove. There is a useful cloakroom with w.c., basin and flag floor. The homely farmhouse kitchen has a stone slab work surface and a marble slab work surface with 1½ bowl sink. The Rayburn is set in a feature stone surround with companion AEG twin electric hob. Beam and boarded ceiling and stone flag floor. Steps lead up from the kitchen to an excellent breakfast/family room with beam and boarded ceiling and double doors opening into the rear garden. A useful utility/boot room with excellent storage cupboards and plumbing for a washing machine leads through a second porch area with sink and external door opening onto the yard.
The first floor central landing gives way to three very spacious double bedrooms with bedroom 1 having a feature cast iron fireplace with tiled hearth, built in wardrobes and exposed feature stonework. Bedroom 2 has exposed feature stonework and an alcove with bedroom 3 having a very good sized adjoining hobbies room with boarded floor and exposed roof truss. There is a separate study and a well appointed spacious bathroom with four piece cream suite comprising a panelled bath with antique style mixer shower tap, pedestal basin, w.c., and bidet. Boarded floor and mullion window.
The breakfast/family room, utility/ boot room and porch together with the hobbies room off bedroom 3 on the first floor have been converted from part of the barn. As part of the approved barn conversion the construction of the new party wall will provide an additional small area on the ground floor adjacent to the utility/boot room and further area on the first floor beyond bedroom 1 and the hobbies room. With these additional areas utilised and some relatively minor re-arranging of the existing layout on the first floor, the farmhouse could provide five bedrooms.
There are extensive gardens surrounding the house to three sides including a walled garden area, private drive and extended grounds with space for the addition of a garage, subject to planning.
Beyond the property is a versatile block of land extending in total to over 70 acres which is available as a whole or in lots by separate negotiation. The additional land is sure to appeal to those with equestrian, hobby farming or conservation interests.
The purchaser of the farmhouse will contribute 50% of the cost of constructing the new boundary drystone wall separating the farmhouse from the barn.
The farmhouse is connected to a shared private borehole water supply and mains electricity. Drainage is to a private septic tank. Oil central heating.
From Skipton town centre head south on Keighley Road turning right at the traffic lights onto Carleton Road. Continue on Carleton Road past the crematorium under the bypass and turn left onto Pale Lane continuing up the hill. After approximately 0.5 miles turn right onto Stack Shott Lane (signed Lothersdale). Continue to climb up through the bends and after about 0.5 miles as the road straightens out and begins to descend turn right into the private drive over the cattle grid (David Hill for sale sign). Continue up the track over the second cattle grid past the two houses and over the third cattle grid past the bungalow. The farmhouse can be found straight ahead through the gate. A for sale sign has been erected.
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Registered office: The New Ship, Mill Bridge, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1NJ