Lower Holme House Farm, Oakworth, BD22 0PA
Guide Price £395,000
- Redevelopment opportunity
- Farmhouse and barn with full planning permission
- Requiring complete renovation and refurbishment throughout
- Convenient rural setting with super outlook
Lower Holme House Farm is situated between Oakworth and Laycock approximately 2 miles to the west of the centre of the vibrant and diverse town of Keighley. Keighley offers a wide range of amenities including shops, supermarkets, bars, restaurants, a leisure centre and schooling for all ages. There are regular services by rail to Skipton, Bradford and Leeds and good access to the wider road networks to North and West Yorkshire and East Lancashire.
This attractive farmstead represents an exciting redevelopment project which although is sure to be of interest to commercial developers and builders, also offers an exciting opportunity to private individuals seeking a property from which to create a substantial single country residence or perhaps one with scope to incorporate annexe accommodation or hobbies space or home office suite. The property enjoys a delightful rural position with access from Holme House Lane via a cobbled lane from which a private drive leads down to the buildings.
The farmhouse is entered via a vestibule from which stone steps lead down to the cellar which extends beneath the kitchen/dining and has stone banks and a large stone table. The kitchen/dining room is also accessed from the vestibule, having a range of base and wall units with stainless steel sink, a built in cupboard and a tiled fireplace. The adjacent lounge has a tiled fireplace, built in cupboard and an external door opening to the rear yard and garden beyond. An enclosed staircase leads to the first floor landing with three good sized double bedrooms and a house bathroom with turquoise suite and airing cupboard.
Extending beneath bedroom 3 and the bathroom is the old dairy and a separate store. To the rear of the house is a lean-to which incorporates a wash house and a separate loose box. Adjoining the other end of the house is a garage/workshop with loft above, accessed via stone steps to the rear. The loft floor is unsafe and must not be accessed.
Full planning permission for the conversion of the barn to form a separate dwelling with double garage was approved by Bradford Metropolitan Council on the 24 May 2018. Application No: 18/00537/FUL. A full set of the approved plans and decision notice are available for inspection at the agents office. Electronic copies are available. There will be a charge of £15.00 for hard copies.
This imaginative yet sympathetic scheme was prepared by the planning and development team at David Hill LLP and provides accommodation laid out over two floors which briefly comprises;
Ground Floor: Hall, utility, breakfast/kitchen, sung, living/dining room, bedroom 1 (en suite).
First Floor: Landing, bedroom 2 (en suite), two further bedrooms, bathroom.
Total Approximate Gross Internal Floor Area 200m squared (2152 ft squared)
The purchasers will construct a new drystone boundary wall between points ABC and a new timber post and five rail fence between points CD.
The approved plans include a detached double garage and gardens. An additional area of agricultural land extending to about 0.25 acres has been included as part of the sale.
The existing spring water supply is insufficient and will not be available. The purchases will be required to make alternative arrangements. The farmhouse is connected to septic tank drainage
and mains electricity.
From Keighley head south on Oakworth Road (B6143) for approximately 0.5 miles and turn right into Fell Lane. Continue on Fell Lane which then becomes Holme House Lane for about 1.75 miles and turn down to the right onto the cobbled lane. The entrance to Lower Holme House Farm is a short distance on the right. A for sign has been erected .