Gill Top Farm, Ellers Road, Sutton in Craven, BD20 7BH
Guide Price £635,000
- Traditional small holding
- comprising a 3 bedroom cottage
- adjoining stone barn
- yard & a range of loose boxes, cattle buildings & general storage buildings
- land extending to 21.52 acres
Gill Top Farm enjoys a rural position on the side of the Aire Valley overlooking the nearby villages of Sutton, Cross Hills and Glusburn. The villages provide a useful range of amenities including independent shops, Co-op supermarket, pubs, restaurants, a health centre and library. There is a primary school and a secondary school with sixth form college and a number of sports clubs including football, tennis and cricket. The train station at Steeton just 2 miles to the east provides regular services to Leeds, Bradford and Skipton and the nearby A629 and A6068 provide excellent road access to the local business centres of West Yorkshire and east Lancashire.
Gill Top Farm represents an exciting opportunity to acquire a traditional small holding that is sure to appeal to a wide range of prospective purchasers including those with farming and equestrian interests, a hobby requiring storage and workshop space or perhaps those with conservation interests seeking a lifestyle change. Alternatively, the cottage and adjoining barn could be combined to create a substantial single country residence, subject to obtaining the necessary planning permission.
The cottage provides accommodation of real character retaining a number of original features but would now benefit from a degree of refurbishment and updating. Planning approval for the extension and alteration to the layout was approved by Craven District Council on the 30th September - Application No.: 2019/20765/HH with the approved scheme adding a large living room, enabling the creation of an open plan family dining kitchen and a fourth bedroom with additional bathrooms on the first floor.
At the moment the cottage is entered via a porch into a hall with stairs to the first floor. To one side is the living room with open fire and beam and boarded ceiling while to the other side is a kitchen with Esse range cooker, a stainless steel sink and drainer, a range of base units with laminate surface and a built in pantry cupboard store. There is a separate utility room with WC and corner basin and a separate shower room with pedestal basin. To the rear of the kitchen is a 'back kitchen' with feature stone fire surround and under stairs store. An external door leads into a rear porch with the garden beyond.
On the first floor the central landing gives way to three generous bedrooms, the largest of which has a feature fireplace.
Stone Barn (15.45m x 8.36m) with mistal having loft over and a separate loose box.
Although planning permission for the conversion of the stone barn to create a separate dwelling was approved by Craven District Council on 15th October 2019 - Application No.: 2019/20772/FUL - the rights of way from Ellers Road over the initial section of track in third party ownership are only sufficient to enable the access of a single dwelling at Gill Top Farm.
In addition to the stone barn there is a substantial range of more modern buildings of varying condition and construction types including a lean-to mistal adjoining the rear of the barn (14.61m x 4.43m), a cubicle house (14.35m x 10.82m) with timber kennels for 24 plus additional lean-to (10.17m x 3.82m), a cattle shed (11.00m x 8.00m) and a Dutch Barn (9.30m x 6.25m). In addition to the above there are various loose boxes and general storage buildings together with a garage and workshop to the end of the cottage.
Extending to the north of the farmstead is a productive block of meadow and pasture which includes two parcels of mature woodland running down to the gill. The meadow and pasture extends to approximately 8.18 hectares (20.22 acres) with the woodland being approximately 0.526 hectares (1.30 acres).
Basic Payment Scheme
The land is registered with the Rural Payments Agency for BPS. There are no entitlements included in the sale.
Viewing is strictly by appointment through the agents.
We understand the property is connected to mains electricity, spring water and private drainage. Esse range provides domestic hot water. UPVC double glazing.
From Skipton head south on Keighley Road (A629) to the roundabout at Kildwick and the start of the dual carriageway. Take the fourth exit onto Station Road (B6172) and at the T junction with the A6068 turn right. After about 150 metres turn left onto Holme Lane and continue past the school through in Sutton in Craven and onto Ellers Road and continue up the hill for about 1km. Turn right into Knowle Top Farm and continue through the yard onto the track for about 500 metres to Gill Top Farm.