Bank Farm is indeed one of Colne Valley’s most prestigious properties and occupies one of the best locations the valley has to offer. This 5 double bedroomed residence is the result of a full and comprehensive renovation project of a semi-derelict dairy farm carried out by Garside Developments just over 20 years ago. The property comes with a fabulous plot of just under half an acre and enjoys some of the most amazing panoramic views.
ABOUT BANK FARM
This substantial residence is set on the hillside hamlet of Booth Bank at West Slaithwaite with tremendous views of the Pennine landscapes, nearer over adjoining Bank Nook woodland, then down over the River Colne and Huddersfield Narrow Canal, and far down the valley. Bank Farm has retained as much of the original stone structure and features as possible during the renovation keeping the character and feel of its heritage whilst combining with the luxuries of a new home. Amazingly for a semi-rural property, it has all mains services, and a gas fired central heating system. This beautifully presented home has a wonderful farmhouse style kitchen which is no doubt the hub of the house, then 3 reception rooms, a downstairs w.c., and utility room with access into the large integral double garage. Take the steps up from the dining hall to a light and airy galleried landing off which you will find a master bedroom with dressing area and en suite shower room, 4 further double bedrooms, and a house bathroom.
As you will see from the photographs, there is so much to be utilised and enjoyed outside but very briefly stone gateposts with wall mounted intercom system give way to a tarmac driveway providing plenty of parking, and stone flagged sitting areas in front of the house. Then step into the main garden which has an extensive lawn from where you can take in those breathtaking views, and where you will find ample space for a hot tub at the far side of the house long with a stone flagged sun terrace where you can sit and listen to the natural spring as it collects in the stone trough before making its way back underground. There is a walkway up through the banking which is planted with trees and shrubs and left to nature in parts. As you make your way up, you will see the large enclosed chicken run and coupe, and at the top there is a very spacious summer house with light and power, and its own decked terrace. There is also a large metal storage shed. And last but not least, there is access from the main lawn down to a kitchen garden which has raised beds, herb plants and fruit bushes.
Enter the property via the dining hall or farmhouse kitchen.
Dining Hall 3.6m x 3.28m
A light and airy room being open to the galleried landing above and the original stone barn arch opening is now glazed with a central entrance door. There are exposed beams, wood floor, and wood panelling to the lower part of the walls. An open staircase rises to the first-floor landing.
Downstairs W.C. 1.93m x 1.22m
Fitted with a white suite comprising a low flush w.c. and wash basin set on a cupboard unit with a tiled top. There are beams, wood floor and window to the rear.
Sitting Room 6.86m x 3.94m (max)
As the floor plan suggests, this is a good-sized reception room with a bank of mullioned windows to the side, a floor level window to the front, and a picture window to the front and side all of which provide amazing views. There is a gas fired stove set into the chimney breast with a carved stone surround and hearth. The sitting room also has exposed beams.
Farmhouse Kitchen 5.13m x 5.13m
A good-sized square kitchen fitted with a bespoke range of ‘shaker’ style handmade units with a mixture of granite and butchers block worktops incorporating a 1½ bowl sink with mixer tap. Matching elements include the wall mounted plate rack, dresser storage unit, and the free-standing rustic island with storage space beneath and breakfast bar lips at either end. There is a gas fired Aga with electric ‘companion’ set into the mock chimney breast with a large timber mantel above and tiled inset with lighting. Other integrated appliances include a dishwasher and fridge. The kitchen also has a large exposed beam, entrance door and windows to the front providing splendid views.
Snug 3.43m x 3.25m
Can be used for a variety of purposes such as a TV lounge, playroom, hobby room etc. It has mullioned windows and views to the front.
Utility Room 3.45m x 1.6m
Having storage cupboards, recently installed central heating boiler, granite worktops incorporating a stainless-steel sink with mixer tap, space for a washing machine and tumble dryer, window and door to the rear, tiled floor and door leading into the integral garage.
Integral Garage 5.4m x 5.05m
With two electrically operated doors to the front, mullioned windows to the side, lights and ample power sockets.
The initial galleried landing is quite impressive with exposed roof timbers, a port hole window to the front, and fitted book shelving. There is space enough to house a desk and create a work from home space. The landing then extends along the rear of the house with 4 windows looking out at the back. A linen cupboard is to be found at the end of the landing corridor.
Master Bedroom 6.1m x 4.14m (max)
On entering, a couple of steps then take you down into this double bedroom which has a bank of mullioned windows to the side providing views over the garden, towards the adjacent woodland, and the up towards Marsden Moor. It is open to some impressive roof timbers, has access to eaves storage, and has a velux roof window. The dressing area has fitted hanging rails and space for a dressing table.
En Suite Shower Room 2.1m x 1.96m
Newly fitted with a white suite comprising a low flush w.c., wash basin set into a marble top with drawers beneath, and a large shower cubicle with both a fixed ‘rainfall’ and an adjustable shower head. There is a shaver socket, extractor fan, velux roof window, and a heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2 5.05m x 3.15m
A large double bedroom with mullioned windows to the side and front both providing lovely views.
Bedroom 3 3.78m x 3.15m
Another double bedroom again with mullioned windows and great views to the front.
Bedroom 4 3.78m x 2.51m
This double bedroom has mullioned windows and views.
Bedroom 5 3.78m x 2.51m
The final bedroom is also a double and once again enjoys wonderful views.
House Bathroom 3.78m x 2.57m
Fitted with a traditional style white suite comprising a roll top bath with mixer tap and hand-held shower head, separate shower cubicle with dual head shower system over, pedestal wash basin, low flush w.c. and a bidet. There are part panelled walls, mullioned windows providing views to the front, extractor fan, and a heated towel rail.
As you will see from the photographs, there is so much to be utilised and enjoyed outside but very briefly a pair of stone gateposts and a wall mounted intercom system allow entry onto a tarmac driveway providing plenty of parking, and stone flagged sitting areas in front of the house. Then step into the main garden which has an extensive lawn from where you can take in those breathtaking views, and where you will find a ample space for a hot tub at the far side of the house along with a stone flagged sun terrace where you can sit and listen to the natural spring as it collects in the stone trough before making its way back underground. There is a walkway up through the banking which is planted with trees and shrubs and left to nature in parts. As you make your way up, you will see the large enclosed chicken run and coupe, and at the top there is a very spacious summer house with light and power, and its own decked terrace. There is also a large metal storage shed. And last but not least, there is access from the main lawn down to a kitchen garden which has raised beds, herb plants and fruit bushes.
Tenure - Freehold Council Tax – Band G EPC Rating – D
By appointment with Wm. Sykes & Son.
PLEASE DO NOT FOLLOW YOUR SATNAV! Instead, either follow the ‘what3words’ address of casual.digits.lightbulb or follow these directions:- Proceed along the A62 out of Slaithwaite heading towards Marsden. Take the right turn down West Slaithwaite Road as though you were going to Holme Mills and Dark Wood Coffee Shop but do not turn off just carry straight on and over the canal and follow the road round before turning up White Hill and pass under the railway viaduct. Climb the hill up to Booth Bank and swing left in front of the cottages and the entrance to Bank Farm will eventually be found in front of you.