Buckden, Skipton BD23

Buckden, Skipton BD23

3 - 5 Bedroom | 5 Reception Rooms | 2 - 4 Baths | Secondary Accomodation | Character Property | Holiday Complex | 876 acres (354.5 hectares)

Asking price £3,000,000
Hawes Market Place 4.4 miles
Newby Head Farm 3.6 miles
The Green 3.9 miles

Upland estate with successful leisure business - Yorkshire Dales

Available as a whole or in two lots.

Swarthghyll is a small estate in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park; offering a diverse range of lifestyle and business opportunities including farming, leisure, tourism, forestry and energy production.

The property is located on the Dales Way footpath and offers unparalleled opportunities for a buyer wishing for a complete lifestyle change or to expand an existing business.

Swarthghyll includes an immaculately presented three bedroom principle house, with two bathrooms, extensive entertaining space and an attached one bedroom annexe.

The Leisure elements of the property comprise a bunk-house, which sleeps 40, three ‘walkers flats’ which can accommodate up to eight people in total, and a part-developed barn suitable for further accommodation and which holds planning permission for a swimming pool and spa.

Location:
The property is located halfway between Hawes and Settle near the Hamlet of Oughtershaw. The property nestles in a private valley and access from the public road is taken via privately owned track, approximately 1.5 miles long.
Hawes is a picturesque Dales village, popular with tourists and walkers. Skipton is the largest nearby Town (approx. 45 mins drive) offering super markets, a hospital and main rail links.
Trains from Wennington (35 mins drive) to London, via Lancaster take under three hours and from Skipton (via Leeds) approximately 3.15 hours.

Sporting:
Sporting rights are owned and the estate has huge potential to develop a small scale shoot and to develop deer stalking opportunities.

Accommodation:
The Principle house is a traditional stone built farmhouse with a flagged roof. The property offers three bedrooms with two bathrooms, a large modern kitchen, large dining room (to seat 20+), drawing room, sitting room, and various sculleries and utility rooms. A one bedroom annexe suitable for staff accommodation or as a separate dwelling is attached.

The property has been maintained to an extremely high standard by the current owners.
One side of the courtyard (thought to be the only of its kind within the Yorkshire Dales), has been converted into three flats, two of which sleep two people, and a third which sleeps four.

The northern side of the courtyard has been converted into a large bunkhouse, which can accommodate 40 people in dormitories. The barn is built into the hill side, and the upper ground flour a large commercial kitchen, common room and games/party room.

The barn is used to host weddings, parties and social and corporate groups wishing to stay in a remote rural location.

Agricultural:
A range of modern portal framed agricultural buildings support the farming side of the business.

These buildings include covered sheep handling facilities and are suitable for a range of livestock housing and machinery storage purposes.

Renewable Energy:
One of the three buildings is home to the array of solar photovoltaic cells (20kw).
A wind turbine is located adjacent to the farm buildings. The opportunity exists to develop a hydro-electric scheme on the Estate. The Estate is heated and provided with hot water via a commercial bio-mass system which is eligible to receive RHI payments.

Land and Forestry:
The land extends to 876 acres of which approximately 130 have been planted with young trees (full planting schedule available on request).

The land supports farming activity (sheep and beef sucklers), as well as a range of environmental stewardship, forestry, and natural capital development.

Future buyers could farm the land themselves or enter into another agreement, including contract or share farming or leasing the land to a third party.

Sale process:
Private Treaty whilst reserving the right to draw the sale to a close by informal tender.

Website: https://swarthghyll-farm.co.uk/

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Key Property Details
Additional attributes
Secondary Accomodation Character Property Holiday Complex
Locality
Rural
Property type
Country Estate Land Farm
Total land
876 acres (354.5 hectares)
Rural Tenancy
Freehold with VP (Vacant Possession)
Carter Jonas reference
KER200005
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