A FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE THIS APPEALING GRADE II LISTED FARMHOUSE STANDING IN JUST UNDER 1 ACRE OF STUNNING GARDENS, OFFERING SO MUCH POTENTIAL FOR EXPANSION AND RENOVATION. NOW REQUIRING FULL MODERNISATION AND OFFERING FOUR BEDROOMS, TWO GENEROUS RECEPTION ROOMS AND A LARGE LIVING/DINING KITCHEN TOGETHER WITH STUNNING OUTLOOK OVER OPEN COUNTRYSIDE. THERE IS AN ATTACHED BARN WHICH CAN BE A FURTHER DWELLING, A HOLIDAY COTTAGE OR HOME OFFICE, SUBJECT TO THE USUAL CONSENTS. Spen House enjoys a rural location just outside Lothersdale village, in a total site area of approximately 0.92 acres. The village is set within the triangle formed by Skipton, Cross Hills and Colne and consists of a number of local amenities including an Ofsted Outstanding primary school, Hare & Hounds pub, village hall, park and church.
- Stunning Location
- Beautiful Views
- Spacious 4 Bedroom Accommodation
- Stands within 0.9 acres
- Two Storey Barn Attached
- Two Generous Reception Rooms
- Two Open Fires
- EPC Rating F
- Feature Staircase
- Family Dining Kitchen
Within Lothersdale Village, there is a church, well-regarded primary school, public house and a village hall offering a range of community activities. The village of Crosshills is just 2.5 miles away, with a wider range of shops, sporting/recreational activities, health centre and a well-renowned secondary school, with Airedale General Hospital just a couple of miles further down the road. The towns of Skipton, Keighley and Colne are approximately 15 minutes drive away. For the commuter, the business centres of East Lancashire, Manchester and West Yorkshire are within comfortable daily travelling distance and Cononley Station is also just 2 miles away, giving regular services through to Bradford, Leeds and London Kings Cross. For the outdoor enthusiast, the Pennine Way runs through Lothersdale Village and the wonderful scenery of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Lancashire Forest of Bowland are but a few miles away.
Offering flexibility with the option of converting the barn into additional accommodation, either as part of the main house or an independent property, (subject to approval) the property is being offered for sale for the first time in over 50 years.
LARGE RECEPTION HALL 18' 5" x 9' 6" (5.62m x 2.9m) Wooden floor. Radiator. Exposed stone wall and beams. Telephone point. Window to the side.
LIVING/DINING KITCHEN 26' 6" x 11' 1" (8.1m x 3.39m) overall. Radiator. Tiled floor. Range of base units with double stainless steel sink unit. Aga. Double glazed window to rear with fabulous views.
REAR PORCH/UTILITY AREA 9' 7" x 7' 5" (2.93m x 2.28m) Stone flagged floor. Radiator. Plumbing for automatic washing machine. Stable door leading into the rear garden. Exposed beams.
CLOAKS/WC Low suite w.c. and wash basin. Plus under stairs storage area.
DINING ROOM 15' 2" x 14' 9" (4.63m x 4.51m) overall. Double glazed window to the front. Stone mullions. Stone fireplace with open fire. Exposed beams. Built-in bookshelving. Wall light points.
THROUGH LOUNGE 26' 6" x 12' 6" (8.1m x 3.83m) overall. On two levels.
The Higher Level has part wooden floorboards, side and rear window, radiator, wall light points.
The Lower Level has an impressive stone fireplace with open fire. Wall light points. Radiator. Windows to the side and front - having stone mullions to the front. Exposed beams.
LANDING Curved staircase with carved wooden spindles. Exposed beams. Wooden floorboards. Wall light points.
BEDROOM ONE 26' 4" x 12' 2" (8.04m x 3.72m) overall. Double glazed windows to the front and side with views. Radiator.Two steps up to:- BEDROOM AREA - exposed beam. Wooden floorboards. Double glazed window to the side with views. Two wall light points.
BEDROOM TWO 15' 9" x 15' 1" (4.81m x 4.6m) Window to front. Built-in wardrobes and dressing table.
BEDROOM THREE 15' 1" x 11' 3" (4.6m x 3.45m) Window to front. Radiator. Built-in wardrobes, drawers and desk.
BEDROOM FOUR 12' 5" x 7' 8" (3.79m x 2.34m) Radiator. Window to rear with views.
OUTSIDE Standing within a total site area of 0.9 acres, the property is approached via a driveway which leads to the front of the property. There are immediate gardens to the side and rear of Spen House, together with a paddock to the rear. There is a right of way for the farmer only, to the rear of the house and garden leading to the field to the side.
We also understand there is a public footpath to the east side of the property.
There is an attached barn (26'9" x 22'6" overall) - with a first floor area, currently used as a store and workshop. This offers potential for further development (subject to planning consents) for either an granny annexe, home office or holiday cottage. In addition, there is a log store (20' x 11'9") and greenhouse (in poor condition).
SERVICES Mains electricity is installed. Water is from a well on neighbouring land. Central heating is provided by an oil-fired system. Drainage is to a septic tank.
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 Money Laundering Regulations (Introduced June 2017). 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 G. 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 Into the village of Lothersdale and turn left onto Sidegate Lane. Proceed up the hill for around a quarter of a mile and turn right onto the driveway which leads down to Spen House.