5 bedroom farm for sale

Howarth Farm, Camping & Caravan Park, Skyreholme, Skipton, BD23 6DE


Property Description

Key features

  • An exciting & extremely rare opportunity to acquire a diverse farm
  • Traditional farmstead with 5 bedroom house, stone barn and 4.42 acres
  • An established static caravan park & campsite extending to about 10.3 acres
  • A range of modern farm buildings & about 20.43 acres of land
  • As a whole or in lots
  • Situated in the heart of the picturesque Yorkshire Dales National Park
  • Best & Final Offers Wednesday 28th September 2016 by 12 noon

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Please note: Best and Final Offers to be received no later than Wednesday 28th September 2016 by 12 noon. Letter and Tender Form can be downloaded or please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like one posting.

Howarth Farm is situated in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the east of the charming village of Appletreewick with its two celebrated pubs and regular local bus service. The larger village of Grassington is just 4 miles to the west with the popular market town of Skipton about 12 miles to the south.

This traditional working 'Dales' farm has taken advantage of the popularity of the Yorkshire dales as a tourist destination by diversifying over the years to create what has become an established caravan park and campsite which operates alongside its original farming enterprise based within a more modern range of farm buildings.

Although the various elements of Howarth Farm would now benefit from a degree of refurbishment and improvement, the property offers tremendous scope and represents an exciting opportunity to private residential purchasers and commercial investors alike.

LOT 1 Howarth Farm edged green

The traditional farmstead comprising the five bedroom farmhouse which requires renovation and modernisation, a substantial adjoining stone barn, a further range of modern farm buildings and land extending to approximately 1.79 hectares (4.42 acres).


Ground Floor
Lounge (4.88m x 4.96m) woodburning stove set in a stone surround
Dining Room (3.66m x 4.53m)
Pantry (2.61m x 3.23m)
Cellar to the lower floor (3.76m x 2.42m)
Kitchen (3.28m x 3.21m)
Utility / Barn Area (2.88m x 8.55m) with stone flagged floor, WC and storage area

First Floor
Bathroom (3.23m x 3.31m)
Bedroom 1 (3.74m x 4.57m)
Bedroom 2 (4.56m x 4.54m)
Bedroom 3 (2.64m x 3.23m)
Bedroom 4 (2.78m x 5.31m)
Bedroom 5 / Store Area (2.82m x 3.08m)

To the front of the property is a cobbled seating area overlooking open fields.

Farm Buildings
Stone Barn (8.42m x 11.09m) adjoining the farm house and incorporating the former
dairy (3.87m x 2.51m).

This is subject to a planning application to provide the following

Ground Floor
Open Plan Kitchen/diner, utility, snug & living room

First floor
Bedroom 1 (en suite) Bedroom 2 (en suite)

House bathroom and two further bedrooms

Total gross internal floor area 236m (2540) ft

Six Shippon (4.52m x 8.40m) traditional building with brick built lean-to (5.3m x 13.29m)

Old Parlour (11.00m x 18.00m) steel portal frame with concrete block walls and
concrete floor

LOT 2 Caravan Park & Campsite edged blue

A well established and extremely popular static caravan park and campsite with provision for touring caravans. The park extends to over approximately 10.30 acres and is served by a
purpose built toilet and shower block.

Consent for the caravan park and campsite has been approved by the Yorkshire dales National Park under a "Certificate of Lawfulness" with the season running from 1st April to the 31st
October each year.

Static Caravan Park
Consent for 45 units.
The individual pitches are occupied under licence.
Individual pitch fees for the 2016 season are 1,320.
None of the pitches have electricity supplies or drainage.

Campsite and Touring Caravans
Consent for 43 tents and 15 touring caravans.
Gross seasonal income circa 10,000.
None of the pitches have electricity supplies

There is a designated car park that serves the caravan park campsite. Other than for loading and unloading purposes vehicles have not been permitted to park at the individual pitches.

Toilet & Shower Block
The caravan park and campsite is served by a communal purpose built toilet and shower block incorporating separate male and female toilet and shower facilities.

Static Caravan Park rateable value 10,250

The toilet and shower block is connected to mains electricity and mains water with drainage to a mechanical sewage treatment plant tank which we understand was replaced in 2013.

LOT 3 Farmbuildings & Land edged red

A useful range of modern farm buildings and a traditional stone barn together with meadow and pasture land extending in total to approximately 8.27 hectares (20.43 acres).

Lambing House (22.58m x 16.00m) steel portal frame building comprising five bays with
block walling, concrete floor, Yorkshire boarding sides and fibre cement

Lean-to Building (36.00m x 12.00m) incorporating former parlour, with roof, in poor condition
concrete block walling and fibre cement sheet roof

Steel Portal Building (36.00m x 14.00m) with breeze block walling, Yorkshire boarding cladding
and fibre cement roof

Traditional Stone Barn (5.55m x 10.80m) with stone lean-to to the rear

The land comprises a productive block of meadow and pasture extending in total to about 8.27 hectares (20.43 acres) which is currently grazed by suckler cows. The land is bounded by dry-
stone walls which are in a reasonable stock proof condition and is served by both mains and spring water.

Land Schedule
OS Sheet Field No Hectares Acres

SE0660 2609 2.73 6.75

SE0659 1894 1.59 3.93

SE0659 3092 2.81 6.94

SE0659 2685 0.20 0.49

SE0660 3808 0.45 1.11

SE0660 3400* 0.49 1.21

Total 8.27 20.43

* yard and buildings


Tenure and Possession
We understand that the land is available freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Wayleaves, Easements & Rights of Way
The property is sold subject to all rights of way, private and public which may affect the property.

Mains electricity is available on the farm and rights will be granted to allow the connection of the mains supply as requested.

Access/Rights of Way
In the Event of the property being sold in Lots, Lots 1 and 3 will be granted rights of way over the yard area within Lot 2 (shaded Blue).

Basic Payment Scheme
All eligible land has been registered for the Basic Payment Scheme and it is the vendors intention to transfer the entitlements with the land, subject to the Rural Payment Agency approval. The vendor will retain the benefit of all payments relating to the 2016 scheme year. The land is all classified as disadvantaged and full details are available on request.

Entry Level Stewardship Scheme
The land is entered into an Entry Level Stewardship Scheme.

The purchasers will be required to take on scheme obligations for the remainder of the term of the agreement.

Viewing and Enquiries
The property may be viewed strictly by prior appointment with the Agents. All other enquiries concerning the sale should be made to James Allen on 01756 795621.

Richard Bentley
Goad & Butcher Solicitors
Midland Bank Chambers
Market Place
North Yorkshire
BD24 9DR

From Skipton head east on the A59 to the roundabout at Bolton Abbey and take the first exit (B6160). Follow the B6160 for about 3.7 miles to Barden Tower and turn right onto Stangs Lane. Continue on this road for about 2 miles to the T junction and turn right. The property is on the right hand side after approximately 0.25 miles. A David Hill For Sale sign has been erected
at the entrance.

Details Prepared
August 2016

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  • Skipton (7.8 mi)
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David Hill, Skipton

The New Ship Mill Bridge, Skipton, BD23 1NJ

01756 535008 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Skipton (7.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

David Hill, Skipton

The New Ship Mill Bridge, Skipton, BD23 1NJ

01756 535008 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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