Situated in a picturesque setting within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Spring End Farm is a unique period semi-detached farmhouse which offers spacious accommodation within the principal dwelling and a further opportunity to convert two detached barns into separate holiday Read more
Situated in a picturesque setting within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Spring End Farm is a unique period semi-detached farmhouse which offers spacious accommodation within the principal dwelling and a further opportunity to convert two detached barns into separate holiday accommodation (via the necessary permissions). Set in approximately 201.3 Acres (81.45Ha) of pasture land, woodland and moorland the property offers scope to improve the existing accommodation in a stunning countryside location.
The Property Spring End Farm is a characterful period semi-detached farmhouse which has origins that date back over 150 years. The farmhouse, which has scope to extend into an attached haybarn, would benefit from a full programme of refurbishment throughout. Located in one of the most sought after and desirable locations in Swaledale, Spring End Farm has stunning far reaching views over open countryside. The property stands in approximately 201.3 acres (81.46 Ha) of land and comprises of pasture land to the south bounded by the river Swale and woodland and moorland to the north.
In addition to the principal dwelling, there are two detached stone barns which have planning potential subject to the necessary approvals and three further detached agricultural barns.
The property is approached from Gunnerside village, travelling along a the access road which two other properties use to access their private dwellings. Driving between the stone barns and the agricultural sheds, the property is located on the left hand side.
The entrance door opens into a large utility room/boot room. A door from this room leads into the inner lobby which has access to a downstairs cloakroom and a separate shower.
From the lobby, the kitchen is fitted with a range of wall and base units in oak with a laminate worktop over. There is an inset sink and space for appliances. The kitchen has a picture window which provides beautiful far reaching views over the countryside beyond.
To the rear of the property are two principal reception rooms with an aspect to the rear and a central fireplace. Stairs from the sitting room rise to the first floor accommodation.
On the first floor there are four double bedrooms and a house bathroom. The bathroom is fitted with a white suite which comprises of a panelled bath, WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Externally, the property has an enclosed lawned garden to the rear. To the front is a small courtyard garden which again is enclosed and is flagged for ease of maintenance. The neighbour has a right of access over the front garden.
Attached to the existing farmhouse is a former stone hay barn, which is set over two floors. This barn would lend itself to being integrated into the principal dwelling to extend the existing accommodation (with approval of the appropriate planning permissions).
Additional Buildings In addition to the main farmhouse there are two attractive detached stone barns. Historically, planning permission has previously been granted by Richmondshire Council for change of use into holiday let accommodation. This planning permission has now lapsed. It is recommended that potential buyers make their own enquiries as to whether re-applying for planning would be approved for a second time.
Set around a largely concreted yard, there are three further agricultural sheds which have been previously been used for cattle and sheep housing and feed stores. The buildings are steel framed with a mix of breeze block and concrete walls with Yorkshire boarding and large hinged doors.
There are a number of traditional stone barns located across the land which have traditionally been used for agricultural purposes.
The Land The land is split into two main blocks by an unnamed public highway. The land comprises gently undulating productive pasture and hill ground, capable of supporting both cattle and sheep enterprises.
The total area of the land is approximately 201.3 acres (81.46 Hectares).
The land at Spring End Farm is classified by the Agricultural Land Classification as Grade 4 and 5. The boundaries of the property predominately compromise dry stone walls with timber and stock net fencing.
It is understood that the Gunnerside Estate have rights to the mines and minerals, shooting and fishing rights over the land.
Grazing Licences The land and buildings are subject to two grazing licences which will end on the completion of the sale of the farm.
Potential Asbestos We have been informed that there may be asbestos present in the farm buildings although George F White have not carried out any tests. Purchasers should carry out their own investigations as to the presence of this and take independent advice.
Services Oil fired central heating system. Drainage is via a shared septic tank with the adjacent neighbour. Water is via a private tank.
Basic Payment Scheme The vendor has claimed the Basic Payment Scheme for the 2023 scheme year. The purchaser will be required to sign an indemnification that they will maintain the land in good agricultural and environmental condition and follow the rules of Basic Payment Scheme and Cross Compliance Regulations. Further to this indemnification, the vendor will hold the purchaser (s) liable should the vendor be penalised for any breach of Cross Compliance.
Tenure & Possession Freehold, vacant possession upon completion.
EPC Rating This property has been certified with an EPC Rating of E/50.
Local Authority Richmondshire Council Tax Band F
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The pretty village of Gunnerside is situated in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and is renowned for wonderful countryside walks such as the Pennine Way and the Coast to Coast, making it a popular destination for tourists. The village itself has a popular community owned pub, church, primary school, tearoom and a village hall which has an active social calendar of events. The nearby market towns of Reeth and Hawes are 6 miles and 12 miles respectively which both have further day to day facilities. The larger town of Richmond is 17 miles away.
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