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5 bedroom country house for sale

Westow, York

Sold STC £1,100,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Farmhouse
  • Farm Buildings
  • Administration Block
  • 3 Stable Blocks
  • Cattle Shed, Sheep Shed
  • Produce Block
  • All-Weather Menage
  • As A Whole Or In 3 Lots

Full description

Buskhill Farm has been farmed by the Abram Family for many years and presents a rare opportunity to purchase an attractive, mainly grassland farm, in a delightful setting with outstanding panoramic views across North Yorkshire. Buskhill Farm is conveniently located 6 miles south of Malton and 16 miles north east of the city of York. The homestead stands on the southern edge of the property and includes a period five bedroom farmhouse that extends to over 2300 sq.ft. Adjacent to the farmhouse lie the ancillary domestic and farm buildings, which are a mixture of traditional stone structures and more modern farm buildings. The whole farmstead would benefit from a programme of renovation and possible re-development subject to the necessary consents. The grassland, is in a ring fence and runs away to the north of the homestead. A mainly stone built four/five bedroom farmhouse with more recent additions. The main reception rooms face east and west overlooking open countryside and the farmhouse living kitchen provides generous space. The house does require a programme of modernisation and upgrading, but has the potential to create a very desirable family home. Buskhill Farm will appeal to a wide range of prospective purchasers, including those with agricultural, equestrian or residential interests. Buskhill Farm is offered for sale as a whole or in 3 lots, but any other preferred combination would be considered.

Buskhill Farmhouse - A mainly stone built four/five bedroom farmhouse with more recent additions. The main reception rooms face east and west overlooking open countryside and the farmhouse living kitchen provides generous space. The house does require a programme of modernisation and upgrading, but has the potential to create a very desirable family home.

Accommodation: -

On The Ground Floor -

Entrance Porch Conservatory - 1.83m x 3.66m - uPVC double glazed entrance door, glazed panels, internal opaque door to:

Entrance Hall - 4.45m x 1.78m - Staircase and single radiator. Doors to:

Liviing Room (Sw) - 4.24m x 3.86m - Bay window (4'11" x 7'2"), tiled fireplace and timber surround, double radiator.

Sitting Room (Se) - 4.52m x 4.22m - Bay window (4'11" x 7'2"), open fireplace with tiled hearth and slips, timber surround and mirrored overmantel, radiator.

Living Kitchen - 8.64m x 2.79m - Rear aspect bow window, double oven "Aga" cooker (oil fired), fitted units, stainless steel sink and double drainer, part-tiled walls, single radiator.

Pantry - 2.74m x 2.16m - Rear aspect single glazed window.

Dairy - With fitted shelves.

Utility Room - 3.38m x 3.53m - Pedestal wash hand basin and tiled surround, separate wc. Access to separate staircase to Man's room (13'10" x 9'11").

Rear Conservatory Entrance - 4.45m x 1.60m -

2nd Utility Room - 3.51m x 3.35m - Stainless steel sink and double drainer.

On The First Floor -

Landing - 5.54m x 1.75m - Front aspect window, doors to:

Bedroom 1 (Se) - 4.52m x 4.24m - Bay window (7'0" x 4'11"), single radiator.

Bedroom 2 (Sw) - 4.24m x 4.52m - Bay window (7'0" x 4'11"), single radiator.

Bedroom 3 (Ne) - 3.61m x 2.74m - Fitted dressing table with side wardrobes, single radiator.

Bedroom 4 (Nw) - 3.48m x 2.74m - Fitted wardrobes, single radiator.

Bathroom - 2.82m x 1.98m - A beige three piece suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, wc and shower cubicle, heated towel rail, tiled walls.

Outside - There is a private tarmacadam drive and turning area, to the side and rear, leading to good sized gardens to the front and rear, with a raised flagged patio area.

Outbuildings: - The homestead has a range of domestic outbuildings, which would lend themselves to re-development, subject to the necessary consents.

Garage Block - 13.72m x 6.10m - Part stone and part brick construction with a pantiled roof, divided into 2 garages and a store, with Dovecoteover.

Fuel Store - 3.05m x 2.44m - Diesel tank adjoining the house.

The Farm Buildings: - The buildings are currently used for a mixture of equestrian and agricultural, but originally were created by the late Max Abram to form the Buskhill Stud. At its height, 26 years ago, there would be 10 stallions and up to 400 visiting mares at Buskhill complete with A1 and laboratory facilities. The accommodation is extensive but in need of considerable repair. There is scope for re-development on some of the traditional buildings subject to the necessary consents.

Administration Block: - Part stone built with cement rendered walls and pantiled roof comprising:
DOUBLE GARAGE - with an up and over door.
OFFICE 5.49m(18'0") into bay x 3.20m(10'6") - bay window, built-in cupboard.
WASH ROOM 3.18m(10'5") x 2.24m (7'4") - enamel sink, shower cubicle, separate wc and tiled floor.
FORMER EQUINE LABORATORY 4.78m(15'8") x 1.83m(60") - stainless steel sink and double drainer, fitted cupboards.
2 LARGE FOALING BOXES - 6.40m(21'0") x 4.34m (14'3") each.

House Yard Stables: -

North Range - L shaped, part block and part stone construction with cement rendered walls and a pantiled roof comprising:
3 DIVISION PRODUCE STORE - on the west side with an open front.
5 LOOSE BOXES - enclosed.
1 LOOSE BOX - part open sided.

Back Yard Stables: - A 3 sided block built in part artificial stone with cement rendered walls and part timber frame and cement fibre roof comprising:
2 SINGLE & 2 DOUBLE LOOSE BOXES (North) - in need of repair.

Main Cattle Shed: - A 5 bay shed of pre-cast concrete construction with a cement fibre roof, double lean-tos of timber and cement fibre construction comprising:
CENTRAL FOLDYARD (75' x 40') - with side feed passage and double doors at each end.
WEST LEAN TO (75' x 17') - range of 6 loose boxes of block construction.
EAST LEAN TO (75' x 23') - fold yard with side feed passage.

East Stable Block: - Sectional timber construction with cement fibre roof and timber divisions providing 12 loose boxes in 2 rows, separated by a tarmac walkway comprising:

Produce Block - 27.43m x 11.58m - Timber construction with block walls, cement fibre and Yorkshire board cladding, with a 2 bay lean-to (30' x 30') divided into:-
GRAIN STORE - 2 bays with high clearance doors, concrete floor, block walls, an intake pit and grain bins.
DUTCH BARN - 4 bays.
LEAN-TO FOLD YARD - 2 bays with a side feed passage.

Sheep Shed: - 22.86m x 18.29m - With a 3 bay lean-to (33' x 19') divided into:-
5 BAY DUTCH BARN - of steel construction with cement fibre roof, block walls to 3 sides and Yorkshire board cladding.
5 BAY CENTRE LINK - of timber construction with cement fibre roof.

All Weather Menage - With a sand surface and post and rail fencing.

Schedule Of Land - LOT 1 - Homestead, Farm Buildings & Land
NG RefDescriptionArea
pt 1582Grass4.6411.47
pt 2649Grass0.611.51
Shelter BeltTrees0.110.27
Farmstead 1.403.46

LOT 2 - 51.87 Ac of Land
NG RefDescriptionArea
pt 1582Grass5.7614.23
pt 2649Grass0.400.99
1549Shelter Belt0.070.17
Shelter BeltTrees0.030.07

LOT 3 - 34.64 Ac of Land
NG RefDescriptionArea


The Land: - Although mainly ploughable, the land is all productive grass apart from the small field of fallow. It has a north westerly aspect and slopes gently away from the homestead which stands on the highest contour of the farm. Further maintenance of the hedges, fences, gates and ditches would improve the capacity and productivity of the grassland.
The soil classification is Grade 3 and further defined as part of the Denchworth series being slowly permeable seasonally waterlogged clayey soils with some fine loamy over clayey soils, and suitable for grassland and winter cereals on the drier areas.

General Information: -

Location - Buskhill lies 15 miles north east of York and 6 miles south of Malton, between the villages of Westow and Leavening. From Malton turn left at the Gally Gap crossroads and Buskhill lies on the left before Leavening village.

Tenure - Freehold with vacant possession.

Services - Mains water and electricity to farmhouse and buildings. Drainage by septic tank. Oil fired central heating to the farmhouse.

Council Tax - We are verbally informed the property lies in Band E.

Rights Of Way - None known.

Wayleaves & Easements - There is a single electricity supply pole in the corner of the garden.

Fencing - If sold separately the Purchaser of Lot 1 will be responsible for erecting and maintaining a stockproof fence along the boundary A-B-C-D-E.

Sporting & Mineral Rights - Sporting and Mineral Rights are in hand and are included in the sale as far as they are owned.

Basic Payment Scheme - The land is registered on the Rural Land Register for the Basic Payment Scheme. Entitlements have been established and activated and these are included in the sale. The vendor has submitted a claim for the 2016 scheme year and reserves the right to the payment. There will be a charge of £150 plus VAT per transfer payable to the Vendor's Agent for the transfer of these entitlements subject to RPA approval.

Nitrate Vulnerable Zone - The property is not within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.

Local Authority - Ryedale District Council, Ryedale House, Malton YO17 7HH. Tel No: 01653 600666.

Method Of Sale - For sale by Private Treaty. Interested parties are asked to register their interest with the selling agents. This is particularly important for those who have downloaded particulars from the website.

Health & Safety - Interested parties are reminded that the property is a working farm and some buildings are in poor repair. We therefore ask that you are as vigilant as possible when viewing the property. Be aware of moving vehicles, keep away from machinery and do not climb on any structural buildings.

Plans, Areas & Schedules - The plans provided and areas stated in these sales particulars are for guidance only and are subject to verification with the Title Deeds.

Guide Price - Available as a whole or in individual lots:
LOT 1: £550,000
Buskhill Farmhouse, Farm Buildings and Grassland, extending in all to 20.19 acres.
LOT 2: £325,000
51.87 acres Grass and arable land.
LOT 3: £225.000
34.64 acres Grassland.

Solicitors - Crombie Wilkinson, Forsyth House, Market Place, Malton YO17 7LR (F.A.O. Mr Anthony Baines).

Contracts & Completion - Contracts are to be exchanged as soon as possible with completion by agreement, but no earlier than 30th September 2016.

Directions - Proceed from Malton into Norton, turning right after the level crossing into Welham Road and proceed for about 5 miles until the left turn signposted Leavening at the Gally Gap crossroads. From the crossroads go straight ahead, and Buskhill Farm is on the left hand side before reaching the village of Leavening. It can be easily identified by the Boulton and Cooper "For Sale" board.

Viewing - Viewing strictly by appointment with the Agents only. Open viewing days to be arranged.

Agents Contacts - MALTON OFFICE 01653 692151
James Stephenson 07801 685661
Henry Scott 07739 983806
Jack Ayres-Sumner 07801 685664

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"The description contained in this brochure is intended only to give a general impression of the property, its location and features, in order to help you to decide whether you wish to look at it. We do our very best to provide accurate information but we are human, so you should not allow any decisions to be influenced by it. For example any measurements are approximate and where such things as central heating, plumbing, wiring or main services are mentioned, we would advise you to take your own steps to check their existence and condition. Although we cannot accept any responsibility for any inferences drawn from this brochure or any inaccuracy in it, we shall always try to help you with any queries".

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