Green Lane, Baildon, West Yorkshire, BD17
A stunning detached rural farmhouse boasting five double bedrooms, two large reception rooms, electric gates, double garage, landscaped gardens, detached stone barn with planning approval for a four bedroom property and approximately 60 acres of characterful agricultural land. This is a very rare opportunity and early viewing is advisable. EPC E.
An attractive rural farmhouse boasting five double bedrooms, two spacious reception rooms and a double garage, plus a substantial detached stone barn with planning approval for an executive four bedroom property along with approximately 60 acres of agricultural land.
Located in a stunning elevated position overlooking the Aire Valley and beyond with open farmland to all sides, the house provides light and spacious accommodation with well-proportioned reception rooms and a large open plan kitchen diner. Character features include a substantial oak staircase with minstrels gallery along with exposed stonework and stone fireplaces in the principal rooms.
A substantial traditional stone barn is located to the east of the farmhouse with planning permission for conversion to residential use providing spacious family accommodation, set over two floors and extending to circa 3,900 sq. ft. The barn faces due south and its elevated position provides long distance panoramic views including open countryside and historic landmarks such as Salts Mill and the village of Saltaire below. The approved plans include four bedroom accommodation, two with en-suite bathrooms, a generous living room, open plan kitchen/diner and a cinema/games room plus a detached triple garage.
The agricultural land has a southerly aspect and extends to circa 60 acres. There is a mix of productive meadows and pasture land plus areas of interest including an escarpment and woodland which provides havens for nature and wildlife. There is a small animal shelter and field boundaries are a mix of drystone walls and fencing. Water for the land is provided from a spring supply and the topography means that it could be piped to feed all areas of the land as required.
Hope Farm is available for sale by private treaty and offers are invited for the whole or in lots;
Lot 1: Hope Farmhouse with approx. 0.88 acres of land and a substantial detached barn with planning approval for conversion (shown edged red)
Guide Price: £1,290,000
Lot 2: approx. 9.71 acres of land (shown edged green)
Guide Price: £100,000
Lot 3: approx. 23 acres of land (shown edged yellow)
Guide Price: £220,000
Lot 4: approx. 22.01 acres of meadow and pasture land (shown edged blue)
Guide Price: £140,000
Guide Price for the whole: £1,750,000
Hope Farm has the right to graze animals on the adjacent moor and this is included in the sale. Access to the moor is via existing gates and details of the Grazing Rights are available on request.
The land is registered on the Rural Payments Register under the Basic Payment Scheme and is classified as Severely Disadvantaged. No Entitlements are included in the sale but if the future owner is eligible to claim the BPS, and they can secure the necessary Entitlements, then it would attract a payment of circa £5,436.00 based on the 2019 payments rate.
There is a 4kw Solar PV array located on the barn that is connected to the farmhouse electricity supply. The electricity generated is fed directly into the domestic supply for use by the owner and payments are made via the Feed-in Tariff based on quarterly meter readings that must be submitted. The rights and associated income will be transferred to the new owner albeit that there will need to be alterations made to the system if the house and barn are under different ownership.
The land will be subject to an overage clause of 50% of any future uplift in value subject to the grant of planning permission for development for a period of 25 years from the completion date.
The property is sold with the benefits of all easements and wayleaves, both public and private, whether mentioned in these particulars or not. There are bridleways and public footpaths crossing the land and interested parties should ensure they are aware of the routes and how they may affect the property. The approach road will be sold as part of Lot 1 the Farmhouse and Barn, a right of way as applicable will be reserved to the remaining lots.
We understand the farmhouse benefits from mains electricity and water. Heating is provided by an oil boiler and there is a private septic tank. There are no services to the barn. Services have not been tested and prospective Purchasers must make their own enquiries of the relevant providers as part of any development.
Baildon is a popular village which offers a wide variety of amenities including shops, restaurants and recreational facilities including a golf course, rugby, cricket and football grounds. Baildon has a rural location with moorland countryside close by as well as allowing daily commuting by rail to Leeds and Bradford. Motorway and air networks are also within easy reach. The area is also close to the World Heritage site of Saltaire and to the green corridor of the Leeds Liverpool Canal with its scenic walks and national cycle path.
GardenPatio/YardPaddock up to 2 acresLand over 2 acres
From the roundabout in the centre of Baildon proceed up Westgate, at the crossroads turn left into West Lane, after approximately half a mile turn right into Hope Lane. Proceed up Hope Lane to the very top and follow Green Lane, a track that veers to the left. Proceed along Green Lane until you reach the electric gates for Hope Farm.