Property of the Week: Upper Barnside Farm

With a rural view from every window, this week’s Our House is a stunning detached property which has its origins in the 1700s

 

With a rural view from every window, this week’s Our House is a stunning detached property which has its origins in the 1700s.

Upper Barnside Farm in Snug Lane, Hepworth, is the current home of Steve and Susie Collins who are now preparing to move to York to live closer to Steve’s elderly parents.

Susie said: “I have lived here for 21 years but circumstances change and we now need to move for family reasons. When I first moved here, the house was in a very poor state and literally needed gutting from top to bottom.

“A lot of the original features had been covered up but now the house has exposed  beams, stone flags going back to about 1750, original fireplaces and exposed stone walls. Both the lounge and the kitchen have original fitted cupboards which date back hundreds of years.’’

There are beautiful views from every window and everyone is different. Some look towards Cheese Gate Nabb at Hepworth, an area popular with walkers.

Today the refurbished, former working farm is situated at the end of a quiet private lane, surrounded by open countryside and sits in an acre of land with a further half acre of garden, and a large parking area with garaging. There is also an option to buy a further three acres of land by separate negotiation.

Subject to planning consent, the house could easily be extended either to the side or the rear to make it an even more substantial home.

Downstairs, the house has a spacious dining kitchen and a range sitting in the old Inglenook fireplace. The good sized sitting room has lovely views over the surrounding countryside, a stove and beamed ceiling. There is also a separate dining room, which could equally be used as playroom, study or office and looks over the garden.

At the rear is a large utility room, a shower room and an orangery, which looks out over the private garden.

Upstairs, the house has four bedrooms, including the master with fitted wardrobes, and a luxury house bathroom with contemporary suite.

Susie said: “Some people might think this house is a little out of the way but actually it’s in an ideal location with the best of both worlds. It’s very much in the countryside but only five minutes from New Mill and Hepworth village centre.

“During the time we have lived here, we have become very involved with Hepworth village. There’s always something going on with lots of social events and it’s a really great place for a family to live.

“We’ll be very sad to leave after all this time but our situation has changed and we need to be nearer to elderly parents. All of us, including children Jodie, 14, and Adam,12, have been very happy here and have had some wonderful neighbours as well.’’

This is a lovely family home with spacious rooms and loads of outdoor space. It’s ideal for anyone who wants a rural aspect while within easy driving and walking distance of a village and shops.

The property is being marketed by Yorkshire’s Finest estate agents 01484 689880.

PRICE: £599,950.

 
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