Slack Head Farm, Wycoller Road, Colne, BB8 8QA
- Delightful small holding with tremendous scope
- Detached three bedroom farmhouse
- Detached stone barn with extensive yard
- 10.37 acres
- Convenient rural setting
The property enjoys an elevated rural setting about 1 mile to the east of the small village of Trawden, 3.5 miles east of the larger town of Colne and 14 miles south west of the market town of Skipton. Colne provides an excellent range of amenities including shops, bars, restaurants, leisure facilities and primary and high schools. Transport links are excellent with a railway station providing regular services to the west including Burnley, Preston and beyond. Access by car to the larger local centres is extremely convenient with the M65 motorway, A59, A65 and A629 (A650) all close to hand meaning Bradford, Leeds, Preston and Manchester are all within one hour's drive.
This delightful small holding offers an increasingly rare opportunity to acquire a property with land and buildings offering scope for redevelopment, subject to planning permissions. Slack Head Farm will be of particular appeal to those with equestrian, hobby farming and conservation interests or those looking for a property from which to operate a business that requires a yard/storage, subject to planning/change of use.
The farmhouse is entered via a hall with useful under stairs cupboard, opening into a generous kitchen dining room with a comprehensive range of wood fronted base and wall units, stainless steel sink and drainer, laminate work surfaces, tiled splash and integrated fridge. The focal point of the room is a black Esse oil fired range used for cooking as well as heating and providing domestic hot water. There are beams to the ceiling and wonderful views from the window over the garden and countryside beyond. To the rear of the kitchen is a separate utility room with laminate work surface and base unit together with stainless stell sink and plumbing for a washing machine. Extending from the utility room across the back of the house to the garage is a useful enclosed glazed porch. An inner lobby from the kitchen has stairs to the first floor and leads through to a generous lounge with feature fireplace and coving to the ceiling. Double doors open into a pleasant conservatory with further double doors opening to the drive and garden beyond. On the first floor the central landing gives way to three bedrooms and the house bathroom. Bedroom 1 benefits from fitted wardrobes and a dressing table together with an airing cupboard extending over the stairs. The bathroom is well appointed incorporating a panelled bath, low WC and pedestal with basin. There is a separate shower cubicle with electric shower unit, feature boarded ceiling and tiled floor.
The house is approached from Wycoller Road via an unmade track over which the first section is a right of way. The track opens into a yard that extends across the front of the house to the adjoining garage, providing ample private parking. There is a hard standing between the house and barn with the drive extending across the front of the barn leading round to a more extensive farm yard with a small general purpose building comprising a covered pen (4.45m x 4.37m) and a loose box (3.98m x 4.27m).
There is a substantial stone barn within the yard which has had the original roof replaced with steel beams and plastic coated tin sheets. The main body of the barn is L shaped measuring (8.07m x 9.96m) and (9.98m x 3.28m). There is a separate loose box (8.43m x 4.00m) and a shippon (4.87m x 8.04m) with loft storage over both. Attached to the barn roof are a number of solar panels which generate a modest income which depending on weather conditions and usage has been sufficient to cover the electrical running costs of the farm and provide a small surplus.
Mains water, mains electricity and septic tank drainage. uPVC double glazing. Oil heating.
Strictly by appointment only
From Colne head east on the A6068, continue across the roundabout onto Keighley Road (A6068) and turn right to Trawden (B6250). After 0.25 miles turn left onto Winewall Road and continue up the hill through Winewall village where the road levels out. After a further 0.25 miles turn left on the corner to 'Wycoller Country Park'. The entrance to the property is on the right after about 0.5 miles (public footpath sign).