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5 bedroom farm for sale

Austwick, LA2

Sold STC £1,650,000

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With modernised period farm house having 5 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, and an adjoining STONE BARN (residential conversion a possibility), 4,500 sq ft modern farm buildings including DUTCH BARN, ADJACENT CATTLE HOUSING together with GRASS LAND in a ring fence, all with BPS Entitlements from year 2017 AND valuable ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP SCHEMES + GAITES on Long Scar Common.

For sale by Private Treaty, available as a whole

Property ref: BC/315

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Crummack Farm is particularly well located in a beautiful and favoured unspoilt farming area of the Yorkshire Dales but while enjoying the open attractive landscape area adjoining, it is still close enough to active urban markets along with the motorway network to provide the possibility of diversification opportunities in a noted tourist visitor area.

While it is a predominantly commercial stock farm in a renowned farming district, the location has style based in most attractive open country side on limestone soils and notably, having a modernised farm house (about 3,800sf) which it is understood originated from a typical 'C17' Carolean style and retaining all its internal character yet providing for all modern amenities. The location enjoys the back drop of Limestone Pavement crowned Ingleborough Fell, north west and Simons Fell to the north. The farmland generally lies between about 270 - 320 metres AOD.

The main farm buildings are of recent construction of significant scale and are eminently functional and ideal for current or alternative use (subject to planning). They lie in comfortable distance from the house so as not to intrude but yet close enough for monitoring and the whole set against a wooded backdrop for amenity and shelter.

These features either individually or in combination, give an increasingly rare opportunity to acquire such a unit.


Of regular proportions stone under a stone slate roof, the accommodation comprises:-


ENTRANCE PORCH: An enclosed entrance on the northern aspect gives rise to the half glazed door leading to the inner hall.

INNER HALL: with generous keeping pantry 3.0 x 1.9 off, stairs to first floor; and downstairs cloakroom fitted with WC, wash hand basin and shower.

SITTING ROOM: 5.2 x 3.9 max. with working fireplace having Adam style surround with tiled insets having polished black granite hearth. Window and French door over the patio to south. T.V. point.

DINING ROOM: 5.2 x 3.5 southern aspect window and with feature brick fire place.

OFFICE: 5.2 x 3.7 having window to south and with fireplace having Coalbrookdale Much Wenlock wood burning stove in the hearth.

LIVING KITCHEN: 6.5 x 3.7 fitted with light oak wall and base units including stainless steel double bowl sink unit. Tiled splashbacks. Coalbrookdale Darby Multi fuel stove set in a stone Inglenook fire place. Windows to north and south aspects. Telephone point. Fitted fridge. Plumbing for dishwasher, space for microwave. Access to inner passage with fuel and dry stores:

REAR ENTRANCE: Lobby with cloaks.

W.C./SHOWER ROOM: Fitted with white low level w.c. Belfast sink and Shower cubicle.

UTILITY: 3.5 x 2.8 fitted with units having work surfaces with wall and floor mounted storage units. Stainless steel sink with single drainer. Plumbing for washing machine. Space for tumble dryer, Airing cupboard and housing boiler. Shelves. Door to inner passage and kitchen.


HALF LANDING: With feature secondary glazed window. Second staircase to landing.

LANDING: With access to all rooms. Built in storage cupboard.

BEDROOM 1: 4.3 x 3.5 with original Victorian CI fireplace and polished wood mantel.
BATHROOM: adjoining fitted with 3 pc suite.

BEDROOM 2: 5.3 x 2.95
BEDROOM 3: 4.3 x 2.7 with original Victorian CI fireplace.

BEDROOM 4: 4.3 x 2.5 with original Victorian CI fire place

BEDROOM 5: 4.1 x 3.6 max.

BATHROOM: Adjoining 2.75 x 2.7 max. fitted with 4 pc suite comprising bath, low level w.c., bidet and washbasin. Tiled splash backs. (This could easily be remodelled with Bed 5 to provide an ensuite).

OUTSIDE: The inner passage leads to the front garden and extends to the south of the house with a most agreeable view over Ribblesdale from the stoned flagged patio that borders the house leading on to a large lawned area wall enclosed and containing borders stocked with various shrubs while the patio area also leads beyond to the inner farmyard concrete surfaced for car parking and access to the near outbuildings.
STORE: 5.0 x 4.0 Integral to the house at the west end and with external access, bunded chemical store within and fitted with shelves .

GARAGE: 9.0 x 7.2 Beyond the above a stone built detached loose box with fibre cement roof adapted for stock or cars.

BARN: About 16m x 6.5m (2,500sf approx. gross internal); adjoining and in part with flying first floor of vernacular construction in good order, the whole recently reroofed. An open plan interior provides for machinery, stabling, storage and work shop activities and a mezzanine. There are further storage enclosures to either side providing work shop/store and a shippon. The structure lends itself to adaptation for residential use subject to planning approval. It is felt the current National Park policy would support such a change of use.

FARM OUTBUILDINGS: Steel framed hay/straw barn with timber space boarding and bay screen sides and the adjoining stock shed with concrete floor in all 27m x 15m (90ft x 50ft) extending into concrete surfaced stock handling area. This is supported with an open fronted machinery store 13.5m 5.8m (45ft x 19ft).
Mistal building, 14.6m x 10.3 (48ft x 33ft) concrete block, sheeted roof with concrete floor, adapted for cattle and sheep handling and with separate feed and sundry storage to the near end.

Yard areas intervene and parts surfaced with concrete for bale stacking, stock handling and with separate stone built dog kennels.

FARM LAND: The land area is suitably enclosed notably with exceptionally well maintained and effective stock proof walls and around the farmstead in productive meadows with water troughs amounting to about 50 acres.
Beyond is further productive grazing in about 150 acres divided into a number of enclosures and generally fully accessible with quad bike and with a classic well kept stone Barn. To the extremes are the Crummack Dale and Capple Bank with more extensive grazing and all in exceptional order, the current owner having spent some considerable resource in controlling bracken and thistles.

COMMON RIGHTS: The farm has the benefit of 25 Cattle rights (99.5 Sheep gaites) owned over Long Scar Common currently fully exercised with 3 others and in gross area over 284ha (170ha net, subject to RPA appeal and re-measure for 'non' grazeable areas).


TENURE: Freehold. Vacant possession to be granted upon completion and or after termination of current grazing licences, subject to holdover in respect of current crops harvested, use of the cattle building and barn and for the storage of 2016 produce to 1st February 2017.

EPC: Energy Performance Certificate - Band E, potential B.

LAND REGISTRY: Title is registered under No's NYK37624 & NYK238939

SUPPORT SCHEMES: The farm has a number of extra to farming revenue streams full details of which are available from the Agents. They are made up of BPS and Stewardship Schemes.
BPS: It is proposed that the due proportion of Entitlements under the BPS regulations are to be assigned to the purchaser/s to take effect and enable the payment of the 2017 BPS. At this point the validations are not complete and there are outstanding queries relating to the Common areas involved. The land area is currently identified as 95ha SDA and 61ha SDA Moorland but excluding Long Scar.

ELS/HLS: The buyer will be required to take over the current Upland Entry Level and Higher Level Stewardship Agreements, that for Crummack for 2 payment years, and Long Scar Graziers, with 4 years remaining.

RIGHTS RESERVATIONS: The principle access track is in shared use initially and other wise is the route of a bridle way, part of the Dales Way and there follows from this a footpath which initially skirts north past the farm stead re-joining in Crummack Dale and exiting at Beggars Style to the north. A further track crosses from Moughton Lane south eastwards towards Crummack Lane and is recognised as a public footpath as shown on the sale plan. There are no other recognised public rights as far as the vendor is aware.

SHOOTING RIGHTS: Included but not exercised.

MINERAL RIGHTS: These are reserved out of the Title to third party.

EASEMENTS: None as far as aware.

WAYLEAVES: A wayleave is recognised for access to the weather recording station Rain Gauge.

FIXTURES & FITTINGS: Items described in these details are included in the sale; all other items are excluded unless agreed otherwise by the vendor.

SERVICES: Mains service of electric (single phase) is connected to the house and buildings. Water to the house buildings and troughs is provided by a well maintained Blakes Hydram. The foul drainage is to a septic tank.
CENTRAL HEATING: Radiator central heating and domestic hot water provided by the oil fired boiler supported by the multi fuel stove in the kitchen. Services, fixtures and equipment referred to in these sales details have not been tested unless stated otherwise, and no warranty can be given about their condition.

COMMUNICATIONS: BT land line is provided and currently can support 1.02 MBPS. There is currently a locally supported B4RN project, a funded scheme set up by 'LEWFA' being addressed to provide for superfast broadband. The Vodaphone service and reception is good over the farm.

SECURITY: An infrared intruder alarm monitors the farmstead area.

OUTGOINGS: Council Tax: Valuation band 'E' 1,975.38 payable 2016-7

LOCAL AUTHORITY: Craven District Council and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, Yoredale, Bainbridge, Leyburn DL8 3EL 01969 652350

PLANNING STATUS: The locality is shown on the 1999 adopted Craven Local Plan as unallocated land and without Development Limits. The current LDF review is not anticipated to make any changes. It lies inside the Dales National Park with its own Planning functions and out of 'Open Access' land which though surrounds the valley but does not include any of the property.

VIEWING: By appointment with the Agent.

DIRECTIONS: From the A65, Leeds to Kendal trunk road follow signs into Austwick and in the village follow out towards Wharfe, and before leaving the built area, proceed left up Town Head and follow for mile and at the junction keep left and follow up mile to the farm.

The thriving village of Austwick, provides for all immediate amenities with notably a local post office shop, general store, a popular public house 'The Game Cock Inn' and the 'Traddock Hotel' (4*). There is a good primary school with Nursery in the village and secondary schools, independent and state run, locally at Giggleswick/Settle. The latter provides more comprehensive town facilities, 5 miles distant.

N.B. We try hard to make our sales details accurate and reliable. If there is any point which is of special importance to you, please contact our office and we will be pleased to check the information, particularly if you are contemplating travelling a considerable distance to view this property. Imperial room measurements are available on request. The overall gross floor area is calculated from measurements between the interior surfaces of external walls and excludes any garages. Plans are provided for assistance and are expressly excluded from any contract.

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