*** SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED FROM £795,000***Conveniently situated just 9 miles from Clitheroe, Knotts Farm is the principal property within the rural hamlet of Knotts and lies between Tosside (2 miles) and Bolton by Bowland (4 miles).
A rare opportunity to acquire an historic Georgian farmhouse with its origins in the seventeenth century.
Originally believed to have been a resting house for monks travelling between Bolton Abbey and Whalley, Knotts Farm enjoys spectacular views over the Ribble Valley and towards the Yorkshire Dales.
The property also incorporates an undeveloped attached cottage with planning permission for further accommodation and an adjoining field of approximately 5 acres, so Knotts Farm offers scope for many different lifestyles.
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The property is within the Ribble Valley catchment area for Clitheroe Royal Grammar School and also offers good access to private schools such as Giggleswick, Stonyhurst and Casterton.
The accommodation comprises:
With part solid and part stone flagged floor. Main entrance door to front of property and gardens, with low voltage lighting and double radiator.
With a range of fitted SieMatic kitchen units incorporating base and matching wall cupboards with concealed lighting and Corian work surfaces. Fitted appliances include an integrated dishwasher, refrigerator, fan assisted oven and electric hob with stainless splash back and extractor canopy. There is a beech strip floor and double central heating radiator. Georgian casement window, double well stainless steel sink, beamed ceiling and internal glazed window with display shelves and low voltage lighting through to Sitting Room.
With solid floor, low voltage lighting, sliding sash double glazed window, Esse multifuel stove in stone surround, two recessed display units with stone lintels, TV aerial, Sky and telephone point.
With solid floor, dado, central heating radiator and low voltage lighting and telephone point. Sliding sash double glazed window overlooking gardens. Original Greek key pattern stone fire surround with log burning stove on stone hearth.
With solid floor, casement window, single drainer stainless steel unit plumbed for washing machine. Originally the old dairy, there is a range of fitted slate keeping slabs and shelving. Low voltage lighting and electric oven.
Small Keeping Cellar
With Warmflow oil fired central heating radiator.
Shallow Tread Georgian Timber Staircase To First Floor
With full height Georgian window overlooking the Kitchen Gardens
Principal Landing Area
With low voltage lighting and central heating radiator
Slate clad iron bath, pedestal wash hand basin, shower and w.c. Original wide pine floor boards, low voltage lighting and central heating radiator. Double glazed sliding sash window with far reaching views, overlooking gardens.
With double glazed sliding sash window with far reaching views and overlooking the gardens, double central heating radiator, low voltage lighting. Original Georgian stone fire surround and basket grate with stone hearth. Sky TV and aerial point.
With double glazed sliding sash window overlooking gardens, double central heating radiator, low voltage lighting and stripped pine floor boards. Original Georgian stone fire surround and basket grate with stone hearth.
With Georgian sliding sash window, double central heating radiator, Original Georgian stone fire surround and basket grate, beamed ceiling, airing cupboard with hot water cylinder and low voltage lighting
With casement window, fully fitted wardrobes and cupboards along one wall and plumbed and drained for hot and cold water and waste. Currently used as an Office/Dressing Room, this room would provide ample space for an en-suite bathroom to Bedroom One
Shallow Tread Georgian Timber Staircase To Second Floor
With continuation of full height Georgian window overlooking the Kitchen Gardens
Principal Landing Area
With low voltage lighting and built in book shelves, leading to two self contained, en suite bedrooms. Airing cupboard with two individual immersion tanks.
Currently used as an additional Sitting/TV Room, with two double glazed conservation roof lights, low voltage lighting, central heating radiator and:
With low voltage lighting
With three piece suite incorporating half size Victorian roll top bath, basin and w.c. Beech strip floor, half tiled walls and double glazed conservation roof light.
With double glazed conservation roof light and double glazed casement window with far reaching views. Two acid etched internal windows into:
With slate panelled enamel bath, built in Belfast style wash basin, heated towel rail, low voltage lighting and double glazed conservation roof light. There are fully boarded and insulated eaves storage areas to all sides.
Offering some additional 1200 square feet (approximately) over three floors, the building currently has planning permission to be incorporated into the main house. It would also lend itself ideally to one or two holiday lets subject to the necessary permissions. Proposed rental streams are available from a recent consultation with a respected letting company. The property is ideally situated to benefit from all the advantages of the Ribble Valley, together with the renowned leisure attractions of the Forest of Bowland, the Yorkshire Dales and the significantly expanded cycling tracks in Gisburn Forest. The space would also be an ideal space for a dependent relative.
The Cottage currently comprises:
With casement window, electricity and cold water.
Open to roof height with casement window and staircase leading to
Open to roof height with two casement windows
The property lies in large level gardens to the front and rear, with side access and is enclosed by dry stone wall boundaries and some established beech hedging. There are stone pathways and a stone flagged barbecue area immediately outside the kitchen. To the side of the property is a small fenced Kitchen Garden with raised beds leading to the main lawn and flagged patio at the front of the property. There is a main border to one side and a mature holly tree.
The property is approached from the rear with ample parking on the gravelled driveway/turning area.
Immediately adjoining the front garden is a 5 acre or thereabouts field, bounded by stone walls. This has a stream, several trees and would be ideal for livestock or horses. There are plenty of areas for stabling subject to the necessary permissions.
The main garden is south facing and enjoys good shelter being built in the lea of the hill.
Ribble Valley Borough Council Tax Band D
Freehold tenure and free from chief rent
Mains electric, spring water, oil central heating
Superfast broadband connection with guaranteed 10Mb download speed
Knotts Farm has currently undergone within the last few years re-roofing and re-wiring schemes.
The current owners obtained planning permission approximately 8 years ago from Ribble Valley Borough Council to incorporate the side barn house into the main living accommodation together with converting the utility room to an entrance hallway. Plans are available for perusal.
Situation and Location
Lying in beautiful open countryside, the property is best approached when travelling from Clitheroe by proceeding along the A59 towards Gisburn. Turn left towards Sawley Village, bearing left at the Spread Eagle Hotel, over the bridge spanning the River Ribble and bearing right towards Bolton by Bowland. Travel for approximately 1.9 miles passing the Copy Nook Hotel on the left and turning second left signposted "Wigglesworth 5.5 miles"
Travel along this road for 1.1 miles turning left immediately after a red triangular gradient sign on the left hand side, before reaching Forest Becks. Travel along this road for 2.2 miles, until arriving at Knotts. Turn into a driveway with a cluster of three houses, bearing slightly right to the middle property, which is Knotts Farm.
There are many varied sporting facilities within the Forest of Bowland including shooting, fishing at Stocks Reservoir, walking, trekking and cycling in Gisburn Forest and there are golf clubs at Clitheroe, Whalley and Skipton.