Productive and diversified livestock farm with extensive residential properties in the craven district.
Rome Farm is superbly situated south west of the market town of Settle in the Craven District. The farm sits on the fringe of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The wider surroundings comprise of traditional livestock farms and undulating grassland interspersed with attractive woodlands, all set against the backdrop of Yorkshire Dales National Park.
The Farm has excellent transport connections, being only 16 miles from Skipton and less than 1 mile from the east-west A65 trunk road between Skipton and the M6. Giggleswick and Settle railway stations are both within 2 miles, mainline trains operate from both Lancaster and Leeds to London on the West Coast and East Coast routes. Leeds Bradford Airport is 40 miles to the east. Settle is a well serviced market town complete with a well regarded private school at Giggleswick. The Craven Hunt is local and Racing is available at York, Ripon, Wetherby, Haydock Park and Aintree all within under 2 hours drive. Walking, cycling and horse riding are also well catered for locally. Golf courses are located at Settle (9 hole), Skipton and Clitheroe, all in under 30 miles.
Rome Farm is an excellent productive livestock farm in the Craven District, with two principal dwellings being Rome Farmhouse and Provender House. Tiber Barn adds a third dwelling to the holding together with a significant range of traditional farm buildings ripe for a diversification or conversion (subject to the necessary consents). The farm dates back to the early 1700s with some wonderful period features within the properties and buildings. There is an extensive range of livestock buildings, some of which have been re-purposed for equestrian use. The land extends to about 350 acres in all and predominantly comprises of productive rolling grassland interspersed with attractive trees, walls and hedgerows. The Farm has been owned and run by the vendors family for over 100 years, in recent years particular focus has been to diversify to equestrian livery accommodation and haylage production.
Dating back to the 17th Century, Rome Farmhouse sits adjacent to the farm drive in an elevated position with a southerly aspect, walled gardens and mature trees surround and frame the setting. The property comprises of a traditional stone built farmhouse with slate roof and mullioned windows. Internally the accommodation extends to over 2,700 sq ft set over two floors. Ground floor includes; large kitchen with range cooker, open into the dining room, pantry, living room, sitting room, study and cloakroom. The first floor includes four bedrooms and family bathroom. The property has some wonderful historic features and whilst requires some completion of the renovations, those areas completed have kept and enhanced many of the attractive historic features. The property has oil fired central heating in part and double glazed windows in part. Adjoining Rome Farmhouse is a large traditional stone barn, whilst this requires attention and roof repairs, there is obvious potential for incorporation to create additional living space or diversification into holiday cottages, subject to the necessary consents.
Provender House sits to the south of Rome Farmhouse and was thoughtfully developed by the vendors, the property has wonderful valley views, patio area and gardens. There is a shared parking area to the north and a large connected traditional stone barn with potential for conversion (subject to the necessary consents). The property comprises of a traditional stone built barn conversion with slate roof. Internally the accommodation extends to over 2,500 sq ft set over two floors. Ground floor includes; large farmhouse kitchen with AGA, utility, dining room, living room, sitting room, snug, study which could be utilised as a fourth bedroom and cloakroom. The first floor includes three double bedrooms (1 en-suite) and a family bathroom. The renovation and conversion of the property to a high specification has kept and enhanced many of the attractive period features. The property has oil fired central heating with underfloor heating to the ground floor, and double glazed windows. Adjoining Provender House is a large traditional barn with consent for conversion into additional visitor accommodation. This could also be used for further living space or diversification into holiday cottages, subject to the necessary consents.
Tiber Barn sits to the south west of the main farmstead and makes for a very attractive third dwelling set away from the main farmyard. The property comprises of a 17th Century traditional stone built barn with stone slate roof. Internally the conversion has resulted in accommodation of over 1,400 sq ft set over two floors and includes entrance hall, kitchen, dining room, sitting room, utility, three bedrooms and a family bathroom. The property has oil fired central heating and double glazed windows. Outside there is a small walled garden and patio area. Part of the building is given over to a garage and cloakroom with mezzanine above. The property is subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition and would benefit from some modest updates.
There is an extensive range of both modern and traditional farm buildings set around a concrete and hardcore farmyard. These were originally focused on housing cattle, but latterly have been in part adapted for equestrian purposes and utilised in the livery business successfully developed by the vendors.
The majority of the farmland lies in a ring fence surrounding the farmstead, perfectly arranged for grazing livestock or horses, with internal gates and Storth Gill Lane linking the farmstead and land. The land undulates from 140 to 240 metres above sea level with pastures and good mowing ground across the land, including some excellent meadow land.
The farm is offered for sale as a whole or in six lots.
Acreage: 350 Acres