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4 bedroom residential development for sale

Moorlands Farm, East Morton, BD20 5TX

Guide Price £750,000



Key features

  • Exciting residential development
  • Full planning and listed building consent to form 4 new dwellings
  • Existing four bedroom farmhouse requiring refurbishment
  • Range of modern farm buildings
  • Delightful rural position with a super southerly aspect
  • Up to 61.12 acres available separately

Full description

Moorlands Farm is situated within open countryside approximately 0.5 miles to north of the popular village of East Morton. Village amenities include a primary school, St. Luke's Church, a village institute and community room and a well regarded local inn, the 'Busfield Arms'. 'Fardew Golf Course' borders the village and there is also a recreation ground. East Morton is just 1.5 miles from Crossflatts railway station with direct services to Leeds and Bradford and a regular bus service links the village with the nearby towns of Bingley and Keighley. The A650 provides good access by car to the rest of the Aire Valley.

Moorlands Farm is accessed from East Morton village via Green End Lane and then an unmade track known as Upwood Lane. The property comprises a substantial range of traditional Grade II Listed stone buildings being the original farmstead made up of the existing farmhouse, former cottages and barns. In addition to the traditional buildings there is a substantial range of more modern farm buildings of varying age and condition. The traditional range of buildings already benefit from full planning permission and Listed Building Consent but in our opinion there is perhaps further potential to redevelop part of the modern buildings under 'Permitted Development Class Q', subject to meeting the necessary criteria.

Unit 1
Former end cottage which is now redundant but with consent to create a three bedroom property with proposed accommodation on three floors; Ground Floor: Lobby, Bedroom 3, Utility. Upper Ground Floor: Hall, Kitchen, Living Room. First Floor: Landing, bathroom, two bedrooms.
Total Approximate Gross Internal Floor Area 92 sq m (990 sq ft)

Unit 2
A larger traditional middle barn with consent to create a four bedroom house with integral garage. The proposed accommodation over two floors briefly comprises; Ground Floor: Hall, Cloakroom, Kitchen/Dining, Living Room, Utility, Garage. First Floor: Landing, four bedrooms (bedroom 1 en-suite), bathroom, study/playroom.
Total Approximate Gross Internal Floor Area 208 sq m (2,238 sq ft)

Farmhouse (Unit 3)
A generous Grade II Listed middle farmhouse that retains a number of interesting features but would now benefit from refurbishment. The accommodation briefly comprises; Ground Floor: Hallway, Cloakroom, Living Room, Playroom, Pantry, Utility, Kitchen, Cellar. First Floor: Landing, four double bedrooms and a bathroom.
Total Approximate Gross Internal Floor Area 170 sq m (1,830 sq ft)

Unit 4
Former end cottage which is now redundant but with consent to create a two bedroom property with additional cellar; Ground Floor: Living Room, Kitchen/Dining, Pantry. First Floor: Landing, two bedrooms, bathroom.
Total Approximate Gross Internal Floor Area 70 sq m (753 sq ft)

Unit 5
An attractive single storey detached stone barn with consent to create a two bedroom property. The proposed accommodation which is all on one level briefly comprises; Ground Floor: Kitchen/Dining Room, Living Room, two bedrooms, bathroom.
Total Approximate Gross Internal Floor Area 88 sq m (947 sq ft)

The approved scheme also provides for a detached garage block to serve Units 3, 4 and 5.

Full planning permission and Listed Building Consent has been approved by Bradford Metropolitan Council. Decision No's 01/03415/FUL and 01/03416/LBC both issued 09 September 2002.

Successful discharge of the relevant conditions precedent were confirmed in a letter from Bradford Metropolitan Council dated 05 July 2007 and a passing place subsequently constructed in accordance with the permissions, constituting a commencement of the development. A copy of the relevant planning documents and plans are available for inspection at the agent's office.

Additional Land
There is up to 24.735 hectares (61.12 acres) of surrounding agricultural land available for sale by separate negotiation if required.

The farmhouse is connected to mains electricity, mains water and septic tank drainage.


From the roundabout at Victoria Park on the northern edge of Keighley take the exit onto Bradford Road (B6265) to Riddlesden and continue past East Riddlesden Hall to the next set of traffic lights and turn left onto Swine Lane. Continue on Swine Lane to East Morton past the primary school and the Busfield Arms and turn left onto Green End Road. Continue on Green End Road past the houses and take the left hand fork onto Upwood Lane bearing off to the left to Moorlands Farm. A for sale sign has been erected.

Subject: Moorlands Farm, East Morton, BD20 5TX