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Risplith, Ripon

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The farm is located in an elevated yet sheltered and accessible location to the south west of Risplith adjacent to the B6265 with easy access to the market towns of Ripon (5 miles) and Pateley Bridge (5 miles), the spa town of Harrogate (9 miles) and Junction 50 of the A1M lying less than 10 miles to the east.

The farm lies between 150 and 200m above sea level and sits within the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property is within catchment of both Ripon and Harrogate Schools with bus services from nearby Sawley and Grantley.

The Farm extends in total to approximately 55.88 acres (22.61 hectares) and is offered for sale as a whole or in 3 lots:

LOT 1 - Gowbusk Farmhouse in 10.31 Ac (4.17 Ha)
An attractive Grade II listed farmhouse which has been extended into the adjoining stone barn, but still offers scope for further expansion. The Farmhouse currently offers spacious family accommodation with five bedrooms and three bathrooms and has scope to rearrange and extend into the adjoining barns (subject to planning).

Adjacent to the farmhouse is a further single storey stone cattle shed (4.28m x 12.66m) which offers scope to create additional residential accommodation (subject to planning)

To the north of the farmhouse are a range of former farm buildings which are now in a dilapidated state but offer scope to provide a substantial garden or paddock area to the rear of the property.

A further range of stone barns are located to the north of the farmhouse and offer stabling and storage with potential for alternative uses.

A modern steel framed cattle building (25.6m x 12.1m) was erected in 2008 and offers scope to provide secure storage, stabling or ménage facilities (subject to planning).

Lot 1 is offered with land totalling 10.31 acres (4.17 ha) and comprising 3 productive permanent grass fields, each with good access to the yard and benefitting from a convenient track off the main road.

LOT 2 - 31.46 Ac (12.73 Ha) Grassland
A substantial block of productive grassland with access off the B6265. The land is well fenced with post and wire and sheltered by mature hedgerows on many boundaries. Recent grant funding has allowed some ditch maintenance and new fencing adjacent to the watercourses. Mains water is available and natural springs and ditches provide further supplies.

The land comprises a clay loam soil suited to grass production and has not been intensively farmed.

LOT 3 - 14.11 Ac (5.71 Ha) Grassland
An attractive block of 3 productive grass meadow fields with access over a track running off the B6265 passing the former Black-a-moor pub. The land is well fenced with post and wire and sheltered by mature hedgerows on many boundaries. Mains water is available, ditches provide further supplies. The land comprises a clay loam soil suited to grass production and has been managed as traditional meadowland.

The following is a schedule of field areas based on the RPA Rural Land Register maps.

Field No Area (Ha) Area (Ac)
House, Yard & track 1.53 0.61
9221 pt 1.57 0.64
0414 pt 4.55 1.68
9508 3.06 1.24
Lot 1 4.17 10.31

7827 5.15 2.08
8144 4.15 1.68
8832 2.17 0.88
9729 5.19 2.10
9221pt 1.19 0.48
1131 6.45 2.61
1144 3.26 1.32
2041 3.90 1.58
Lot 2 12.73 31.46

0365 4.20 1.70
1468 3.95 1.60
0852 5.99 2.41
Lot 3 5.71 14.11

Total 22.61 55.88

From Harrogate proceed north to Ripley, take the B6165 towards Pateley Bridge. After ½ mile turn right signed Fountains Abbey and continue for a further 3 miles turn left to Sawley, proceed through Sawley to the junction with the B6265 and turn left, the property is ¼ mile on the right hand side marked by a Lister Haigh For Sale board.

From Ripon proceed west on the B6265 towards Pateley Bridge, passing through Risplith, the property is on the right hand side marked by a Lister Haigh For Sale board.

The eligible farmland has been registered on the RLR maps and BPS Entitlements relating to the eligible areas are offered for sale by separate negotiation.

None of the land is in any Environmental Stewardship Scheme

Lot 1 has a metered mains water supply, mains electricity and septic tank drainage. Heating is provided by an oil fired boiler, oil fired AGA and multi-fuel stove.

Lot 2 will have a right to retain the existing water supply in field 7827 and to connect to the existing supply in field 9221, subject to installing meters and paying the owner of Lot 1 for any water used.

Lot 3 has a separate metered water supply.

The mineral rights are excluded from the sale being owned by a third party.

The sporting rights may be available by separate negotiation.

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all restrictive covenants, both public and private, whether mentioned in these particulars or not.

None of the land lies within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone

The property is sold subject to all Rights of Way, public and private, which may affect the property.

Notwithstanding the above, a Yorkshire Water main crosses the property.

A public foot path crosses Lot 1, the approximate route of which is shown by a dotted line on the plan.

Mains electricity cables cross the farm, both underground from the substation to the poles in Lot 1 and over ground crossing Lot 1 and 2.

Harrogate Borough Council, St Luke´s Avenue, Harrogate, HG1 2AE. Tel: 01423 500600

The property is offered for sale by private treaty , as a whole or in lots, although the vendor reserves the right to conclude the sale by any other method.

The tenure of the property is understood to be freehold. Vacant possession will be available upon completion.

Strictly by prior appointment with Lister Haigh 01423 860322.

The plans attached to these particulars are a copy of the Ordnance Survey Promap Plan. The areas given may vary from the Rural Land Registry plans and previous Ordnance Survey Sheets, field data sheets and deed plans. All plans in these particulars are for identification purposes only and areas are approximate and subject to the verification in the title documents.

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