Oldfield, Near Haworth
Guide Price£695,000Make an enquiry
- 5 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 4 Reception Rooms
SITUATION Dean Field Farm takes full advantage of its elevated setting with extensive southerly views over Ponden Reservoir in the heart of Bronte country. The enticing south facing setting belies its convenience with day to day amenities available close by in Oakworth and Haworth in addition to a wide range of facilities in Keighley. The West Yorkshire conurbation is within commuting distance as are the towns of East Lancashire.
DESCRIPTION Dean Field Farm comprises an imposing Grade II listed stone farmhouse that extends overall to almost 3,800 sq ft including an attached two bedroom cottage that is also integral to the main house and used as one enlarged dwelling as has been the case in recent years. The property offers a high degree of flexibility for ancillary uses with an attached two storey studio/workshop extending to some 1,500 sq ft, plus an impressive and substantial stone barn that could have residential conversion possibilities ( subject to obtaining the appropriate consents).
Overall the property stands in some 15 acres (6.07 Hectares) being predominantly sloping grassland but complemented by strategically planted woodland that forms a backdrop to the main farmstead. There are garden areas, extensive terracing, a garden room, garaging and further general purpose outbuildings to facilitate the use of the land.
ACCOMMODATION There is a lovely formal dining hall that in turn leads to a large formal reception area comprising a music room with steps to the drawing room, having a wonderful feature fireplace. The hallway also leads to the more day to day end of the house with a cosy snug, also having a feature fireplace, a galley style breakfast kitchen and an adjacent cloakroom/utility area.
The bedroom layout is flexible, presently comprising four double bedrooms and a house bathroom plus a dressing area and library. As such there is scope for rearrangement and improvement. At both ground and first floor level there are connecting doorways to the cottage, which is currently two bedrooms and a bathroom at the first floor with a sitting room and kitchen on the ground floor all of which is at the western end of the farmhouse.
The integrated nature of the farmstead as a whole is such that the studio building also connects to the main house and is therefore ideally suited for ancillary use, home working, hobbies or some form of associated business use, especially as it also has its own separate external access.
The stone barn 54' x 30' approx. overall has considerable potential for alternative use and/or conversion to two storey living accommodation (subject to obtaining the necessary consents).
There is a garden area to the front of the property offering great scope for further cultivation, with stone terracing, walkways and an ornamental pond along the front south side of the farmhouse and there is also an appealing garden room 18' x 14' that is attached to a large single garage.
The property sits particularly well in the centre of its own holding with grass/paddock land to the front which the house overlooks and extending also to both the east and the west, plus a wooded backdrop on the northern side.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Services - Mains electricity is installed, private drainage and private water. Oil fired central heating.
Tenure - Freehold with vacant possession on completion. There is a public footpath that passes along the edge of the holding.
Mode of Sale - The property is offered for sale at this stage as a whole, as one lot. However a sale simply of the farmhouse and immediate grounds would be considered with the sellers retaining the studio, barn and majority of the grassland.
Viewing - The property may be viewed strictly by appointment only by prior arrangement with Lister Haigh on 01423 730700.
DIRECTIONS From the centre of Haworth, follow the road to Stanbury, continue through the village, proceed down the hill, past the entrance to the old Ponden Mill (on left), continue along Scar Top Road and the entrance to Deanfield Farm will then be on the right hand side.