6 bedroom link detached house for sale

Force Head Farm And Cottage, 3.1 acre Meadow, Gayle

Offers in Region of £590,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Substantial Character Farmhouse With Attached Cottage & Land
  • Feature Flags, Mullions, Beams & Open Fires
  • 4 Double Bedrooms. Bathroom & Shower Room
  • 4 Reception Rooms. Dining Kitchen
  • Utility. Laundry Room
  • Garage & Parking
  • Attached 2 Bedroom Cottage. Bathroom & 2 Shower Rooms
  • Good Income From Holiday Cottage Letting
  • Approximately 3.1 Acres Of Meadow Land
  • Excellent Family Home Or Business Potential

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION Force Head Farm is a substantial Grade II Listed farmhouse with an attached barn conversion cottage. The house dates back to the 1600's with a wealth of character features including stone flag floors, some exposed stone walls, exposed trusses and beams and feature fireplaces in many rooms. It is the epitome of an unspoilt Dales farmhouse. The property enjoys beautiful views across the Dale.

Situated in the old part of the village of Gayle, the property enjoys a quiet location and yet is within easy walking distance of the bustling market town of Hawes which has a good range of shops, pubs, restaurants, school, church & tourist attractions. The bridge, waterfalls and Gayle Mill are within 200 yards of the door and there are lovely walks in all directions.

The farmhouse offers good sized accommodation with 4 large reception rooms currently used as a lounge, dining room, breakfast room & library, and 4 double bedrooms. There is a traditional kitchen, formerly the old dairy, with lovely views over the meadow. The kitchen still retains the old stone cheese shelves and the original cheese window. Leading off from the kitchen is a utility room, laundry (which could be an occasional bedroom) and a downstairs WC. The library was converted from the old barn has many original features including stone and wooden stalls. This room has a number of potential uses.

The attached cottage is a former barn and haystore and has a light, full height hall & stairs with some exposed roof trusses. It has two good sized bedrooms, with a bathroom, shower room, a large sitting room with dining area, kitchen and further shower room. There is separate access from the road, where there is off road parking for one vehicle. The current owners let the cottage for holidays (www.fosscottagegaylehawes.com) and enjoy a good income from it.
It has interconnecting doors with the main house but could be a totally separate house with the doorways closed off.
Externally the front of the property is south facing and has a lawned garden with views to Wether Fell. To the rear there is a gently sloping 3.1 acre meadow field, currently let to a local farmer. This slopes down to Gayle Mill and is bounded by Gayle Beck.

There is also vehicle access to the garage which could be used as a stable, and ample parking.

Force Head Farm is a perfect family home, business opportunity or equestrian property in the heart of the Dales countryside.  

FORCE HEAD FARM  

GROUND FLOOR  

ENTRANCE HALL Front Door. Stone Flag flooring. Turned stone staircase with half landing with fitted carpet. Ceiling and double wall lights. Understairs storage cupboard. Two radiators. Coat hooks.

 

LOUNGE 15' 0" x 14' 11" (4.57m x 4.55m) Very attractive south facing living room. Carpeted (wooden flooring below). Ceiling and 4 double wall lights. Stone fireplace with cast iron fittings. Shelved alcove. TV and telephone points. 2 Radiators. Two mullion windows with window seats and shutters. Superb views of Wetherfell.
 

DINING ROOM 13' 0" x 12' 9" (3.96m x 3.89m) South facing dining room. Carpet over stone flag flooring. Beam and wooden board ceiling. Ceiling and 2 double wall lights. Early 1600's wall cupboard. Traditional working range. Meat hooks. TV and telephone points. Radiator. Two mullion windows with window seats and shutters.

 

BREAKFAST ROOM 13' 9" x 13' 0" (4.19m x 3.96m) Carpet over stone flag flooring. Beam and board ceiling. 2 Ceiling and 2 double wall lights. Large 17th Century cupboard. TV point. Radiator. Entrance lobby. Window with seat and lovely views to Gayle Mill, hills and fields beyond. 

KITCHEN (OLD DAIRY) 13' 5 x 11' 7(4.09m x 3.53m) Stone Flag flooring. 2 Ceiling lights and 2 wall lights. Original stone cheese shelves. Stone fireplace. Belfast sink. Electric cooker point. Telephone point. Stable-type back door. Original cheese window with traditional wooden lattice covering & shutters, and 2 further windows to the rear.

 

LIBRARY 21' 0" x 11' 8" (6.4m x 3.56m) Former cow byre. Flag flooring. Ceiling beams. Original stone & wood cow stalls. 2 Double wall lights. Built in cupboard. TV point. 2 radiators. Internal window to cottage entrance hall. Connecting door to cottage hallway. Could be developed for a number of uses.

 

WC 7' 1 x 2' 10(2.16m x 0.86m) Fitted carpet over wooden flooring. Double wall light. WC. Wash basin. Extractor fan. Radiator. West facing window at rear.
 

UTILITY 11' 11" x 7' 0" (3.63m x 2.13m) Wooden flooring with vinyl covering. Ceiling and double wall light. Plumbing for automatic washing machine, dryer and dishwasher. TV point. Radiator. Glass topped stable-type back door. 

LAUNDRY ROOM 14' 11" x 7' 4" (4.55m x 2.24m) Wooden flooring with vinyl covering. Two oil central heating boilers (one for each property) using one oil tank. Radiator & TV point. Window to side. Connecting doors to cottage hallway and to the garage at the rear. 

FIRST FLOOR  

LANDING Fitted carpet over stone steps. 3 double wall lights. Traditional turned staircase. Radiator. Large feature window (almost floor to ceiling) with views across the Dale towards Butter Tubs Pass.
 

BEDROOM 3 13' 4" x 11' 9" (4.06m x 3.58m) Rear double bedroom. Fitted carpet over wooden flooring. Ceiling beam. Ceiling and 2 wall lights. Fine stone fireplace. TV point. Telephone point. Radiator. Windows on 2 aspects with lovely views.

 

BEDROOM 1 15' 0" x 15' 0" (4.57m x 4.57m) Large light front double bedroom. Carpeted over wooden flooring. Ceiling beam. Ceiling and 4 double wall lights. Wash hand basin. TV and telephone point. Radiator. Feature stone fireplace. Two mullion windows with windows seat and good views to Wether Fell.
 

SHOWER ROOM Vinyl flooring over wooden floor. Beam and board ceiling. Shower cubicle. Wash hand basin. WC. Radiator. Boarded attic access with ladder.

 

BEDROOM 2 14' 0" x 13' 4" (4.27m x 4.06m) Large light front double bedroom. Fitted carpet over wooden flooring. Beam ceiling. Ceiling & double wall light. Wash hand basin. TV point. Radiator. Two mullion windows with window seats and views to Wether Fell.

 

BEDROOM 4 13' 2" x 8' 5" (4.01m x 2.57m) Rear double bedroom. Fitted carpet over wooden flooring. TV point. Radiator. Window with seat and superb views.

 

BATHROOM Fitted carpet over wooden flooring. Bath. Wash hand basin. WC. Radiator. Cupboard housing cold water tank. Airing cupboard housing hot water tank. 1/2 frosted window to rear with separate lobby door so it can be used as an en suite to Bedroom 4.
 

ATTIC Large boarded out loft space with development potential, subject to planning. 

FOSS COTTAGE  

GROUND FLOOR  

ENTRANCE HALL Front stable-type door. Stone flag flooring. Beam and board ceiling. Double wall lights. Plumbing for automatic washing machine. 2 alcoves. Carpetted staircase. Radiator.  

HALF LANDING All staircase with fitted carpet over wooden flooring. Ceiling lights. Double wall lights. Exposed trusses. Window to rear with views of the surrounding hills.

 

FIRST FLOOR  

KITCHEN 9' 0" x 7' 1" (2.74m x 2.16m) Wooden floor under vinyl flooring. Worksurfaces and base units. Small belfast sink. Electric cooker point. Radiator. Exposed stone walls. Window to rear with views towards the Buttertubs Pass & Hills.

 

LOUNGE/DINER 21' 0" x 11' 6" (6.4m x 3.51m) Large south facing sitting room with dining area. Fitted carpet. 2 exposed stone walls. 3 double wall lights. Built in understairs storage cupboard. TV point. 2 radiators. Window to south with seat overlooking the Fell.
 

SHOWER ROOM 9' 0" x 4' 0" (2.74m x 1.22m) Wooden floor under vinyl flooring. Shower cubicle. Wash hand basin. WC. Extractor fan. Large under stairs cupboard. Internal window to staircase. 

SECOND FLOOR  

BEDROOM 2 11' 6" x 9' 7" (3.51m x 2.92m) Front twin bedroom. Wooden flooring under fitted carpet. Pitched roof with exposed trusses. Exposed stone wall. TV point. Fire safety door. Radiator. Window with fine views to the south and Wetherfell.

 

BATHROOM 7' 1" x 5' 8" (2.16m x 1.73m) Wooden flooring under vinyl covering. Bath with shower over. Wash hand basin. WC. Extractor fan. Radiator. Exposed stone wall. Internal window to staircase.

 

BEDROOM 1 11' 8" x 9' 5" (3.56m x 2.87m) Double bedroom. Wooden floor under fitted carpet. Pitched roof with exposed trusses. Exposed stone wall. Fire safety door. Built in cupboard. Radiator. Window to east looking along the Dale.
 

SHOWER ROOM 5' 6" x 4' 3" (1.68m x 1.3m) Wooden floor under vinyl flooring. Shower cubicle. Wash hand basin. WC. Extractor fan. Internal window to staircase. 

OUTSIDE  

Front Enclosed suntrap south facing lawned garden. Shrub and flower borders. Stone wall and listed railings.

Rear Paddock Dales hay meadow with vehicle access from road. Gently sloping land of approximately 3.1 acres, bordering Gayle Beck and waterfalls. Enclosed by stone wall. Access to garage. Access path for neighbouring property.

Rear Patio Flagged rear patio, with glorious views and afternoon sunshine.

 

GARAGE 19' 7" x 15' 2" (5.97m x 4.62m) Rear double doors and side sliding door. Power and light. Connecting door to Laundry room. Ample parking area for vehicles or trailers or caravans etc. Window to side. 

 

 

 

 

 


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