Opportunities to purchase properties like this come along once in a lifetime – we are pleased to offer this unique grade II listed property for sale for the first time since 1947. The property comprises of a substantial detached farmhouse with stone barn, brick mistal and approximately 40 acres of grazing land. It is set down its own private driveway and enjoys exceptional rural views.
Set down its own private driveway and sitting within just over 40 acres of grazing land this a rare chance to purchase a traditional former dairy farm with barn and other outbuildings. It occupies a wonderful rural position close to the boundaries of Kirklees and Calderdale and enjoys wonderful views across the surrounding valley whilst being in easy access of the M62 motorway. A private driveway leads down from Scammonden Road to the farmhouse and buildings.
The farmhouse itself is grade II listed and according to the listing is believed to date back to the late 17th century. Our client thinks that it might be slightly earlier than this – possibly circa 1614. It retains many of its original features including chamfered mullioned windows, beams, stone fireplaces and other exposed stone detailing. It has been occupied as two separate dwellings and indeed features 3 staircases to the first floor but offers great potential to be restored into one more substantial home.
The main dwelling is currently entered via the hallway which features a peaked stone detail over the entrance door. There is a large sitting room here with mullioned windows to the front, exposed stonework and a stone fireplace. The kitchen is located at the rear of the building and has an adjacent utility room and downstairs wc. A lobby from the utility leads through into a further reception room, possibly the original dining room which has been used primarily for storage in recent times. It retains a wonderful stone fireplace with built in cupboards to one side and in our opinion could be converted into a cosy farmhouse kitchen.
The cottage section, which has been lived in independently until recently has its own separate entrance from the lean-to kitchen extension on the side of the house, also within this section is a former bathroom – now stripped back to the bare walls but with plumbing in situ. There is another large lounge which follows the same format of the other living rooms having beams and mullioned windows. A superb chamfered doorway in the main hallway could be re-opened into this lounge if the house is converted back into one.
The upper floor of the main residence currently features a landing, large double bedroom, bathroom and single bedroom – this could be made bigger by knocking back through into the former dairy which is accessed externally. There are 2 interconnecting bedrooms within the cottage and most notably a further large double bedroom with its own separate staircase access at the other end of the building currently used for storage. We recommend that you study the attached floorplans closely to see how the space can be adapted.
There are a range of smaller outbuildings within the yard which include an attached garage and store to the side of the house, two open fronted tractor sheds / garages and a stone built former piggery / stable. Then at the opposite side of the yard is the substantial stone build barn which has a large red brick mistal attached at the rear. The original barn roof has been replaced with corrugated metal sheeting but features superb wooden roof trusses. This building offers excellent potential for conversion to an additional dwelling if required but could equally meet a range of other uses depending upon the successful purchasers requirements.
The house and land are surrounded by just over 40 acres of sloping grazing land that extend down to the bottom of the valley. Interested parties should note that a public footpath runs through the land on the lower side of the house and buildings, also down the access lane.
We understand that the property is freehold and connected to mains electricity. It is served by spring water with a large holding tank located in the land above the house. There is a traditional type septic tank in the land below the house. The main dwelling features an oil fired heating system and the tank for this is located within the attached garage.
Our client is able to accommodate a sale without an upper chain but we do ask that all viewers respect their privacy by arranging all viewing appointments directly with ourselves.
A long hallway with wooden entrance door, tiled floor, radiator, staircase to the first floor and chamfered stone doorway (currently blocked) into the cottage.
A large lounge featuring a bank of exposed stone mullions to the front elevation enjoying the views, further exposed stone walls and chimney breast with multifuel burning stove, beam to the boarded ceiling, stone archway leading to a recessed niche below the stairs.
Fitted with a range of oak fronted base units and wall cupboards with laminated worksurfaces, oven, dishwasher, electric hob, 1 ½ bowl sink unit, mullioned windows to the side and a rear entrance door.
Featuring a stainless steel sink, windows to the side and plumbing for washing machine.
With low flush wc.
FORMER DINING ROOM 4.95mx5.77moverall"
Again featuring mullioned windows to the front enjoying the views, stone chimney breast with central heating boiler and built in cupboards to one side, boarded ceiling and staircase to the first floor.
A further entrance lobby with door to the front.
With external door.
With sliding sectional door to the side elevation. Housing the heating oil tank.
BEDROOM 1 5.72mx5m
Accessed directly by stairs from the dining room, currently stripped back to the bare walls and featuring a bank of mullioned windows to the front and 2 further windows to the side.
Accessed via the staircase from the hall. A spacious landing area with built in cupboards.
BEDROOM 2 3.7mx4.47m
Another double bedroom with mullioned windows and bench seat to the front enjoying the views, large walk in cupboards to either side of the chimney breast, fitted dressing table.
BEDROOM 3 3.1mx2.08m
With window to the side.
With three piece suite in blue and mullioned windows to the side.
FORMER DAIRY 5.64mx6
This section of the building has its own external access door at the rear – it is located adjacent to bedroom 3 and the bathroom and offers the scope to be converted into the living space. With mullioned windows to the rear and former cold store.
Fitted with a range of base units and wall cupboards with laminated worksurfaces, integrated double oven and hob. There are windows to the side and rear and a wooden front entrance door.
FORMER BATHROOM 1.9mx1.88m
With windows to the side.
Another good sized living room with boxed mullioned windows to the front elevation enjoying the views, chimney breast with multifuel stove and staircase to the first floor with cupboard under.
BEDROOM 4 4.52mx2.16m
With windows to the front enjoying the views. Interconnecting doorway to bedroom 5.
BEDROOM 5 4.52mx2.36m
With windows to the front enjoying the views, recessed airing cupboard area with hot water cylinder.
A concrete surfaced lane from the Scammonden Road leads down to the house where there is a courtyard / parking area with a spring water trough. Around the yard there are a range of buildings as follows:
OPEN FRONTED SHED 1 6.1mx4.14m
OPEN FRONTED SHED 2 5.87mx4.24m
For tractor / vehicle storage.
STORE / PIGGERY 12.5mx12overallapprox.'
A stone built outbuilding with single pitch roof, currently subdivided into 4 sections. There are also the remains of some former piggeries within the field below.
STONE BARN 11.53mx8.48moverall"
A substantial 2 storey stone built barn with pitched corrugated metal sheet roof. The main section is open to the eaves whilst there is a hay store above the mistal area.
BRICK MISTAL 12.1mx30overall'
A later addition that is built onto the rear of the barn. This is of brick built construction under a pitched corrugated sheet roof (believed to be asbestos).
ENTRANCE / DAIRY 4.37mx2.54moverall"
A further section at the side of the barn provides a personal access door and separate area believed to be the former dairy. This is again of brick build construction.
The property is surrounded by approximately 40 acres of sloping grazing land. Plan is for identification purposes only.
Strictly by appointment with Wm Sykes & Son.
There are various ways to approach the property, generally we would recommend following the B6114 Saddleworth Road from Barkisland for approximately 2 miles, passing Ringstone Edge Reservoir, then turning left onto Scammonden Road, then left again for a short distance before turning right onto the lane down to the house. Alternatively, if travelling from Saddleworth on the A640 New Hey Road turn onto the B6114 by March Haigh Reservoir and cross over the M62 on Scammonden Bridge. Turn right onto Scammonden Road just after the quarry site, then left for a short distance before turning right onto the lane down to the house.
For identification purposes only.