An imposing detached farmhouse situated in an elevated position on the outskirts of Rimington with wonderful long-distance rural views towards the Yorkshire Three Peaks. The property comprises a substantial detached farmhouse with large detached barn extensive outbuildings including storage and several stables with adjoining land extending to approximately 6 acres. There are a further 15 acres (approximately) of pasture land available by separate negotiation. Sporting rights are held over a further 30 acres of adjacent land not owned by the property.
Dating back to 1856 Martin Top Farm is a superb property with huge potential. The house has been home to one family for over 37 years and offers the purchaser flexibility for improvement within the main house and a wide range of potential through the outbuildings if desired. Occupying a quiet and elevated position with long distance views the property is within easy commuting distance of both East Lancashire and West Yorkshire business centres and inspection is necessary to fully appreciate the size and scale of what is on offer.
The house briefly comprises:- Sitting room which was formally the dining room with staircase to first floor. Breakfast kitchen with direct access to the rear patio and a living room running the length of the original house. From the rear hall, is access to the vaulted cellar and to the rear of the house is a cloakroom, utility and boiler room with separate W.C.. To the first floor are 4 large double bedrooms, the master bedroom with en-suite and a separate house bathroom. All with their own version of the stunning views.
The main house has gardens to three sides with a main entrance off the road. The main garden runs alongside the house and is lawned with mature trees shrubs and plants along the borders. There is a patio and greenhouse to the rear, with stunning open views.
Set within the grounds and approached from the main driveway is a large stone barn. This impressive structure dates back to 1845 and has two, large stone arch entrances one to each side. The main section of the barn is open with mechanic’s inspection pit and mezzanine hayloft with triple car garage below. There are two stone extensions offering stabling and a wood store.
This barn offers huge potential and could be utilised for a variety of uses subject to planning consent such as, leisure complex, workshop, extra garaging or a number of holiday cottages.
An extension off the main barn provides stabling with a sliding timber door and comprises three stables with light, power and water installed.
The second extension off the main barn, offers a great space for a workshop or tool shed, as well as a log store.
There is a detached timber Stable Block of a generous size comprising three loose boxes and tack room located to the rear of the barn also with light power and water.
Detached stone built stable Block formally used as a workshop and has been split into two further stables with light, power and water.
Detached Stone Piggery, a two storey building that has external steps with office space to the first floor and log store below.
The main yard has its own separate, larger gated entrance that opens out onto a tarmacadam parking area. This leads around the outbuildings providing plenty of working space and ample parking.
Opposite the house on the other side of the main road, opposite the house is a wooded area with its own matching wrought iron gated entrance. The wood is ring fenced and totals 0.4 acres (0.1 hectares).
Martin Top Farm has a total of 21.6 acres (8.74 hectares) of good quality grazing land on offer. Approximately 6 acres are being sold with the house with the remaining two fields totalling approximately 15 acres by separate negotiation. This land has its own separate access off the main road as well as from the main yard. The land has a mixture of mature hedgerows, stone walls and fenced boundaries.
The property also has the benefit of sporting rights over the land, as well as over a further 30 acres of neighbouring land to the North East which is not owned by the property.
The nearby market town of Clitheroe is well situated for commuting offering excellent communication links with all East Lancashire business centres and the rest of the country by road and rail. Clitheroe offers a varied range of amenities including an excellent range of shops, bars, café’s and salons as well as supermarkets and the impressive Bowland Brewery leisure complex. The area is a renowned “Foodie Heaven” with excellent pubs and restaurants many set within the AONB area of the Trough Of Bowland. The Ribble valley is an affluent area with a café culture and rural heritage and is a desirable and aspirational place to live and visit. East Lancashire, Manchester and Yorkshire business centres as well as the northern motorway network are within striking distance.
The area is well located for well-respected secondary schools and is in the catchment for Bowland School. Private school establishments including C1itheroe Royal Grammar School, Stonyhurst College, Oakhill College and Moorland School are all within easy reach. There are many and varied sporting and leisure facilities within the area including golf clubs at Whalley, Clitheroe, Hurst Green and Wilpshire, football at Blackburn and Burnley, local cricket and football, walking, shooting, riding, swimming and fishing.
For Further information on this superb opportunity please contact Fine and Country Ribble Valley.
From the A59 travelling from Clitheroe, proceed to Gisburn Village and turn right on the A682 signposted Nelson Rimmington & Todber. Proceed on the A 682 passing Todber holiday park and take the next right on to Howgill Lane signpost Martin Top Chapel and Canine Health and Hydro. Follow the lane for approximately 1 mile at at the Chapel turn left on to Martin Top Lane. Continue up the lane and the house is located on the left hand side.