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4 bedroom country house for sale

Shortsill Lane, Coneythorpe, Knaresborough

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Country house
4 bedroom
1 bathroom

Property description

A rare opportunity to purchase a unique smallholding, in an exceptionally delightful setting with outstanding panoramic views across the surrounding countryside.

Spring Bank Farm is situated between the popular villages of Coneythorpe and Flaxby, 2 miles from Knaresborough, 8 miles east of Harrogate and 15 miles west of the city of York.

The farmstead stands in a prominent and elevated position and is situated centrally within the holding to enjoy the best of the views. The property comprises a detached four-bedroom farmhouse, in need of complete renovation. Adjacent to the farmhouse lie the ancillary domestic and farm buildings, which are a mixture of traditional stone and brick structures and more modern farm buildings.

The whole farmstead requires a programme of renovation and possible re-development subject to the necessary planning consents. The grassland is all within a ring fence and runs away to the north and west of the farmstead, including 3 natural wildlife ponds.

Spring Bank Farm will appeal to a wide range of prospective purchasers, including those with agricultural, equestrian, or residential interests.

In all 27.55 acres or thereabouts

The Farmhouse Accommodation - A gross internal floor area of 1,473 sq. ft / 136.88 sq m.

On The Ground Floor -

Entrance Hall - Timber framed single glazed entrance door, door to:

Dining Room - 5.03m x 3.35m (16'6 x 11') - With open fireplace on a quarry tiled hearth, brick surround and tiled mantlepiece, exposed ceiling beam, and front aspect timber framed single glazed French doors with glazed side panel. Door to:

Rear Lobby - With under stairs storage and doors to:

Sitting Room - 5.03m x 3.86m (16'6 x 12'8) - With open fireplace on a stone hearth, brick surround and mantlepiece, exposed ceiling beam, front aspect timber framed single glazed French doors with glazed side panel, and side aspect timber framed single glazed sliding sash window.

Kitchen - 4.93m x 3.43m (16'2 x 11'3) - Rear aspect timber framed single glazed sliding sash window, cast iron cooker range, basic range of fitted base units, ceramic sink and drainer, exposed ceiling beams, built-in storage cupboard, and door to the outside.

Pantry - Rear aspect timber framed single glazed sliding sash window, fitted base units.

Cloakroom - Rear aspect timber framed opaque single glazed sliding sash window, wc, and pedestal wash hand basin.

To The First Floor -

Landing - Doors to:

Bedroom 1 - 4.09m x 3.84m (13'5 x 12'7) - With front aspect timber framed single glazed sliding sash window, and open fireplace with cast iron surround.

Bedroom 2 - 4.09m x 3.33m (13'5 x 10'11) - With front aspect timber framed single glazed sliding sash window, and fireplace (blocked off).

Bedroom 3 - 3.61m x 3.58m (11'10 x 11'9) - With rear aspect timber framed single glazed sliding sash window, and built-in cupboard.

Bedroom 4 - 3.56m x 3.38m (11'8 x 11'1) - With rear aspect timber framed single glazed sliding sash window.

Bathroom - A three-piece suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, and wc. Rear aspect timber framed single glazed sliding sash window.

Outside - The farmstead is situated in an elevated and almost central position within the holding, with a private tarmacadam driveway approaching the farmstead to the west from Shortsill Lane, the road linking the villages of Coneythorpe and Flaxby. To the eastern elevation is a substantial area of hardstanding currently used for outside caravan storage.

The farmhouse is of traditional rendered brick construction under a slate roof, with single storey brick-built lean-to stores to both side elevations.

There are gardens to the south elevation, mainly down to grass with an apple and pear orchard, enclosed by overgrown hedgerows.

The Farm Buildings - The buildings have been used mainly for agriculture, and more recently to include caravan storage. The accommodation is extensive but in need of modernisation and improvement. There is scope for re-development of the farmstead, subject to the necessary consents. The farm buildings are all situated to the north of the farmhouse.

The farm buildings briefly comprise:

Traditional Fold Yard - 36.04m x 13.46m (118'3 x 44'2 ) - 36.04m (1183) x 13.46m (442)
Timber frame construction with concrete floor and raised concrete fee passage under a fibre cement pitched roof, four bay lean-to to the south elevation, electric power and lighting, water. Adjoining to the south, 2 traditional brick Stables.

Stables - 8.13m x 5.16m overall (26'8 x 16'11 overall) -

North Range - Traditional range of brick-built construction with pantile roof and hardstanding floor, briefly comprising:

Cowhouse & Former Dairy - 5.51m x 3.23m plus 7.85m x 5.51m (18'1 x 10'7 plus -

Stable 1 - 5.51m x 4.17m (18'1 x 13'8) -

Implement Store & Mealhouse - 10.24m x 5.51m (33'7 x 18'1) - Double storey with granary over, accessed via external stone steps.

Stable 2 - 7.54m x 5.51m (24'9 x 18'1) -

East Range -

Produce Store - 21.92m x 14.63m (71'11 x 48') - 5-bay pole barn construction with 5-bay lean-to to the southern elevation. Of steel portal frame construction with concrete block walls under fibre cement pitched roof. Electric and water supplies, and double opening to the east.

Dutch Barn - 18.31m x 9.50m (60'1 x 31'2) - 4 bay dutch barn of timber frame construction with concrete floor under a fibre cement pitched roof, with concrete floor, 2 bay lean-to, to the north elevation; part concrete walls with fibre cement roof. Large concrete area to the east, providing access to the former silage clamp.

West Range -

The Mealhouse - 8.03m x 5.54m (26'4 x 18'2) - Double storey with hayloft of traditional brick construction with concrete floor under a tiled roof. Open fronted to north elevation.

The Barn - Double storey building of traditional brick construction with tiled roof, concrete floor.

The Former Wheelhouse - 7.39m x 5.56m (24'3 x 18'3) - Double storey building of traditional brick and rubble stone construction with tiled roof, concrete floor.

The Land - Spring Bank Farm is approached from the adopted highway along a sweeping private tarmacadam driveway, either side of which is the main block of grassland. To the north of the holding the grassland includes three natural wetland ponds. As the land rises towards the farmstead, there is an established planting of broad leaves and Scots Pine, which provides an attractive shelterbelt to the north. There is a water trough situated along the southern boundary of NG6243.

There is a public footpath which crosses the farm, to the west of the farmstead and running north to south.

The land is classified as Grade III on the Agricultural Land Classification Maps with the soil type identified within the Escrick 2 series, characterised as deep, well-drained often reddish coarse loamy soils with areas of fine loamy soils with slowly permeable subsoils. The land is ideally suited for livestock grazing, with some arable cropping (mainly cereals) and long-term pasture.

General Information -

Location - From Junction 47 of the A1M, take the A59 westbound towards Knaresborough. After approximately 1/2 mile turn right on to York Road towards Flaxby and Coneythorpe and bear left as the road forks, on to Shortsill Lane. Spring Bank Farm can be found on your right hand side. A Stephensons Rural For Sale board will identify the main farm access.

Tenure - Freehold with vacant possession.

Services - Mains water and electricity to the farmhouse and the majority of the farm buildings. We understand the farmhouse is connected to a private drainage system. Interested parties are to make their own enquiries.

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

Energy Perfomance Rating - Assessed in Band G. The full EPC can be viewed at our Malton Office.

Rights Of Way - A public footpath crosses the land and driveway from north to south, to the west of the farmstead.

Wayleaves & Easements - An electricity supply poles and wire cross the eastern elevation of the farmstead. The property is sold subject to any wayleaves and easements, whether or not they are expressly referred to in our sales particulars.

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 claim for the 2021 scheme year is reserved by the Vendors. There will be a charge of £250 plus VAT payable to the Vendors Agent for the transfer of these entitlements subject to RPA approval.

Environmental Schemes - We understand the land is not in any environmental scheme.

Local Authority - Harrogate Borough Council, Civic Centre, St Lukes Avenue, Harrogate, HG1 2AE.
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Nitrate Vulnerable Zone - The property is not within an existing Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.

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 - Offers in excess of £1,250,000.

Overage Clause - The Vendors reserve the right to receive 50% of the uplift in value on the land outside of the homestead area in the event of a disposal following the grant of planning consent for a use other than agriculture, horticulture or equestrian for a period of 20 years.

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.

Contracts & Completion - Contracts are to be exchanged as soon as possible with completion by agreement.

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

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  • Spring Bank Farm BROCHURE.pdf
    1. Robert Boulton founded the firm in 1801 and the same traditional values are driving the business forward over 200 years later. We have four offices under the BoultonCooper flag at Malton, Pickering, Helmsley and Kirkbymoorside; and a further six offices under the Stephenson banner at York, Knaresborough, Easingwold, Selby, Boroughbridge and the head agricultural office at Murton. At BoultonCooper, we provide a service of the highest quality to our clients; our team of qualified and experienced professionals provide a full range of specialist advice to assist you, your home and your business. We have an unmatched office network across North Yorkshire, together with subscriptions to the leading web property portals. This provides the ideal platform for the proactive marketing of your property, large or small. Alongside our sales team, we offer a professional and reliable lettings and management service designed to maximise your returns. As the most experienced Auctioneers in the County, we hold sales of property, plant, machinery, livestock, antiques and chattels both onsite and at our regional auction rooms. You can rely on all our confidential professional advice and all our partners are qualified Chartered Surveyors and Valuers.

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