The site of an empty reservoir that spans 5.6 acres set on a hillside on the edge of Settle is for sale and full of potential for alternative uses, subject to securing necessary consents.
Known locally as Reservoir Farm, it was originally used by Yorkshire Water, but is now in private ownership, and comprises a large main area that is approximately 75 metres long by 45 metres wide and five metres deep, dug into a hill and surrounded by tree planting.
The site currently contains a large workshop with offices and storerooms, covering more than 1,800 sq ft, as well as a log store. There’s also a one-bedroom timber lodge, with a kitchen and living area, as well as a shower room, that was originally granted as temporary accommodation and extended in 2019 for a further three years, which has now expired. Access to the site is via a single lane track that terminates at the site entrance.
Tom Galloway, who heads up our Settle office, said: “This is an exciting opportunity to acquire a large site that is surrounded by beautiful countryside in the heart of this popular Ribble Valley community.
“There is clear scope for a variety of alternative uses which could include anything from an outdoor adventure centre to a camping and glamping site, or even a hydropower facility, subject to securing the necessary consents.”
Settle is well located for commuting to North and West Yorkshire, and the East Lancashire business centres as well as the northern motorway network. The town has a bustling market square, a railway station on the famous Settle to Carlisle line, schools, a swimming pool, library, golf club, health centre and a wide range of recreational facilities.The site is for sale for offers in excess of £450,000. Read more about Reservoir Farm here/