Rorkes Drift Farm is a rustic period farmhouse, with a wealth of period charm and character, and though it may require some modernisation it has the potential to become a splendid home. The Barn that neighbours the farmhouse also has internal drawings done by an interior designer and planning permission to convert into a lovely and substantial 5-bedroom family home. This property would be perfect for a multigenerational family that is wanting all be in one private and picturesque position.
The house itself has three main reception rooms of similar proportions and all with exposed beams – the main reception room with its open fireplace, the cosy snug and the formal dining room, which has stripped wooden flooring and a fireplace with an original cast-iron Yorkshire range and back boiler. The kitchen has vintage wooden units, an integrated gas hob and an oil fired Stanley cooker with original meat hooks in the ceiling. Steps lead down to the cellar, with its punch faced stone vaulted ceiling and a bar.
Upstairs there are three comfortable double bedrooms boasting beautiful views, including a generous principal bedroom, as well as a large family bathroom with a 7 seater Jacuzzi bath.
Prospective purchasers are advised that they must make their own enquiries for planning from Harrogate Borough Council.
The property is set in just under 30 acres of private, beautiful rolling farmland with stone walls marking out several fields and paddocks with plenty of room for a Heli-pad. The house is part of a collection of farm buildings, around a courtyard area, which offers plenty of parking space for cars or farm vehicles. There is also a garage adjoining the house, which subject to necessary consents could be developed in to an orangery.
There is a small detached outbuilding to the back of the house which would a lovely office with an opening with spectacular views over the valley.
The three storey substantial stone barn, with stables, a Mistal and extensive storage space. On the first floor of the barn is the original jam room that offers a beautiful original feature fireplace and plenty of storage. On the other side of the building is the hay loft. This building has full planning permission to be fabulous family home, boasting 5 bedrooms and very spacious reception space. The current vendor has had the barn re-roofed, felted and the gable end of the barn has been re-structured, which was managed by a structural engineer. Off the Mistal is a beautiful stone courtyard and stable, which would be a lovely feature to incorporate in to the property if developed.
There is a further detached outbuilding currently used as a water treatment room which could be used as a craft shop or as further storage.
Approximate Square Meters :
Lot Acres: 28.38