Farnhill Hall Main Street, Farnhill

Asking Price of £999,500
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4 Bedrooms2 BathroomsDetached House
  • Stunning 15th Century Manor House
  • Many Original Features, Now Requiring Modernisation
  • A Rare Opportunity to Acquire a Historical Property in an Enviable Setting
  • Four Reception Rooms, Four Bedrooms
  • Extensive Outbuildings
  • Immediate Formal Gardens & Walled Garden
  • Tenanted Grazing Land to the Canal (total site circa 15.6 acres)
  • EPC Not Required
  • Grade I Listed

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A STUNNING 15TH CENTURY STONE FORTIFIED MANOR HOUSE, NOW RIPE FOR RESTORATION, WITH AMAZING AND RARE FEATURES INCLUDING EMBATTLED TURRETS FLANKING THE ANGLES OF THE HALL AND A GARRET ABOVE THE REGENCY ENTRANCE. WITH FABULOUS VIEWS, THE ACCOMMODATION IS PLANNED OVER THREE FLOORS WITH FOUR RECEPTION ROOMS (ONE FEATURING 1920'S 'MOUSEMAN' OAK), FOUR TO SIX BEDROOMS AND EXTENSIVE OUTBUILDINGS, PLUS IMMEDIATE GARDENS/GROUNDS, A WALLED GARDEN AND TENANTED GRAZING LAND TO THE CANAL. TOTAL SITE AREA CIRCA 15.6 ACRES.

  • Stunning 15th Century Manor House
  • Many Original Features, Now Requiring Modernisation
  • A Rare Opportunity to Acquire a Historical Property in an Enviable Setting
  • Four Reception Rooms, Four Bedrooms
  • Extensive Outbuildings
  • Immediate Formal Gardens & Walled Garden
  • Tenanted Grazing Land to the Canal (total site circa 15.6 acres)
  • EPC Not Required
  • Grade I Listed

Farnhill is a popular Aire Valley village situated alongside the Leeds-Liverpool Canal midway between Keighley and Skipton, with its own beautiful moorland and good access to the Yorkshire Dales. Adjoining Farnhill is the small village of Kildwick which has a public house, church and a highly regarded primary school. Just a short distance by car is Cross Hills with local amenities including various shops, restaurants, health centre and secondary school, and Skipton is 5 miles away with a wide range of shops, social and sporting amenities. Farnhill is less than 2 miles from both Cononley and Steeton/Silsden railway stations which provide regular train services to Bradford, Leeds and London Kings Cross.  

Farnhill Hall is located in High Farnhill, on the western outskirts of the village, and is surrounded by its own land which includes grazing (tenanted to a neighbouring farmer) and a Walled Garden - the total site area extends to circa 15.64 acres, with the Hall and its immediate more formal grounds and gardens extending to around 2.66 acres. The principal rooms are situated to the rear of the Hall, giving them a lovely southerly aspect over the land, across to the nearby Leeds-Liverpool Canal and then to the hills of the Aire Valley beyond.

A rare survival of a fortified manor house, Farnhill Hall has a Grade I Listed status and is recorded as being original to the 15th Century and subsequently altered in the 16th and 19th Centuries. Four embattled turrets flank the angles and above the Regency entrance is a machicolated garret. The Living Room features a large elliptical-headed fireplace and woodwork circa the 1920's by the much-hailed Robert Thompson of Kilburn - the 'Mouseman' - and there are said to be 8 carved mice secreted about the room.

In more recent years the Hall has fallen into some disrepair and now offers its new owner a wonderful opportunity to revive the property to its former state of glory. There is no shortage of potential to create a stunning home steeped in history, and the accommodation is described in brief below using approximate room sizes:-

 

GROUND FLOOR Studded door to:- 

RECEPTION HALL Oak panelling. Tiled floor. Leading to:- 

MAIN RECEPTION AREA 15' x 14' 06" (4.57m x 4.42m) Open fire in stone surround. Oak panelled walls. Double shutters to the South. Recessed cupboard. 

INNER HALL Second staircase to first floor. Access to:- 

PANTRY 10' 06" x 8' 04" (3.2m x 2.54m) Four steps down from the Inner Hall, with stone-bank shelving and stone-flagged floor. Door and steps down to the MAIN CELLARS - IN SECTIONS, MEASURING 15' 09" x 9' 04" plus a walk-in STRONG ROOM.  

BOOT ROOM  

DINING ROOM 23' 02" x 16' 10" (7.06m x 5.13m) Stone-flagged flooring. Recessed cupboards. Magnificent stone fireplace. Exposed beams. Shuttered windows to front and rear.  

KITCHEN 15' 10" x 12' (4.83m x 3.66m) Fitted cupboards and sinks. Door to rear courtyard.  

MAIN FRONT CORRIDOR Superb panelling and leaded mullion windows. Return staircase to first floor.  

CLOAKROOM Two piece floral suite comprising "throne" w.c. with high cistern and pedestal hand basin.  

LIVING ROOM 18' 08" x 16' (5.69m x 4.88m) plus splayed and shuttered doors to garden. Magnificent Inglenook fireplace. "Mouseman" panelled walls with concealed drinks cupboard and eight hidden mice! 

DRAWING ROOM 22' 06" x 16' (6.86m x 4.88m) Double shutters to south and west with floor to ceiling windows. Marble Italianate fireplace. Picture rail.  

RETURN HALLWAY with door to garden. 

FIRST FLOOR  

LANDING - a lengthy corridor with arched windows to the front showing through to the arrow head main front windows.  

MASTER SUITE 18' 06" x 18' 05" (5.64m x 5.61m) overall. Windows to south and west with fabulous long-range views over the canal. Picture rail. Door to:- 

DRESSING ROOM 6' 09" x 6' 09" (2.06m x 2.06m) plus entrance area.  

BATHROOM Five piece suite comprising:- freestanding claw feet bath; separate shower cubicle; bidet; pedestal hand basin and low suite w.c. Picture rail.  

SEPARATE CLOAKROOM With w.c.  

The remaining first floor bedrooms are numbered as accessed along the corridor. 

BEDROOM TWO 18' 08" x 11' 03" (5.69m x 3.43m) Hand basin on mahogany-stained vanity unit.  

BOX ROOM 18' 09" x 5' 08" (5.72m x 1.73m) plus recess.  

BEDROOM THREE 18' 08" x 11' 02" (5.69m x 3.4m)  

BEDROOM FOUR 17' 05" x 8' 03" (5.31m x 2.51m) Fitted shelved cupboard.  

BEDROOM FIVE 17' 04" x 14' (5.28m x 4.27m) Hand basin in vanity unit. Tiled fireplace in Adam-style surround. Recessed medicine cabinet.  

BATHROOM Four piece white suite comprising: bath with overhead shower; bidet; pedestal hand basin; low suite w.c. Airing cupboards with hot water cylinder and electric immersion heater.  

SECOND FLOOR  

ATTIC ROOM ONE 16' 05" x 11' 08" (5m x 3.56m)  

ATTIC ROOM TWO 13' 03" x 12' 02" (4.04m x 3.71m)  

OUTSIDE Farnhill Hall is approached by an impressive tree-lined tarmac driveway leading to the DETACHED GARAGE measuring 54'2" x 18' (would garage 4 vehicles) with double sliding access doors to both the front and side and a courtesy door to the cobbled courtyard where there is a range of OUTBUILDINGS - there are five stone outhouses of approximately 8'6" x 6'6" each, and a boiler house with a disused oil tank and Vaillant gas-fired boiler (installed in 2013).

The immediate gardens were landscape designed and feature a turning circle in front of the house with a sunken garden, to the side of which are less formal gardens to the west, with pathways leading to the lawned south-facing gardens which feature a haha looking across the grazing land to the canal below. To the east there is a level former croquet lawn and secluded seating area with pond.

The land surrounds The Hall and includes a Walled Garden with an array of flowers and fruit trees. The grazing land is tenanted (tenancy dated 5th January 1978, now under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986). There is a public footpath through the land along the eastern walled boundary, from the Main Street down to the canal. In total the site extends to approximately 15.64 acres, of which circa 12.97 acres is the grazing land and Walled Garden. 

SERVICES Mains electricity and gas are installed. Water is from a spring supply shared with Farnhill Hall Farm. Please note however that the vendors installed a bore hole within Farnhill Hall some years ago although it has not been used. Drainage is to a private septic tank (located in the field to the south of The Hall). 

PLEASE NOTE The extent of the property and its boundaries are subject to verification by inspection of the title deeds. The measurements in these particulars are approximate and have been provided for guidance purposes only. The fixtures, fittings and appliances have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. The internal photographs used in these particulars are reproduced for general information and it cannot be inferred that any item is included in the sale.  

MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS To enable us to comply with the expanded Money Laundering Regulations we are required to obtain identification from prospective buyers once a price and terms have been agreed on a purchase. Buyers are asked to please assist with this so that there is no delay in agreeing a sale.  

COUNCIL TAX This property is in Council Tax Band H. For further details please visit the Craven District Council website. 

VIEWING ARRANGEMENTS We would be pleased to arrange a viewing for you. Please contact Dale Eddison's Skipton office. Our opening hours are:-
Monday to Friday: 9.00am - 5.30pm
Saturday: 9.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday: 11.00am - 3.00pm  

DIRECTIONS From Skipton proceed on the A629 (Aire Valley By Pass) towards Keighley. Approximately 3 miles from Skipton, at the Cononley Lane End crossroads, bear left (signposted for Farnhill). Proceed over the canal bridge, after which Farnhill Hall is the first property on the right-hand side. Please note that a For Sale sign is not erected.