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Particulars of Sale

Heys Farm

Bowland Gate Lane | West Bradford | Clitheroe | Lancashire | BB7 4TL

£450,000 New to Market - For Sale By Informal Sealed Tender - 3 Lots Available

A historic stone-built period farmhouse situated in an elevated rural position with spectacular open views over the Ribble Valley to Pendle Hill. In addition to the main house is a detached brick cottage suitable for separate development or ancillary accommodation. The property is set in approximately 7.4 acres of land and is to be sold by informal sealed tender in three lots.

Tender Sale
This property is being offered for sale by informal sealed tender, prospective buyers are invited to view the property and submit offers for Lots 1, 2 & 3 either jointly or separately. All sealed tenders must be received by 12 noon on Friday 24 May 2024. Tender Forms are available from the selling agents from Friday 17 May 2024.

Lot 1: The Entire Holding
Guide Price: £450,000

Lot 2: Main house & Majority of Land
Guide Price: £350,000

Lot 3: Separate Detached Cottage & Land
Guide Price: £125,000

Viewing dates: Strictly by Appointment

Saturday 20 April 2024:12 noon to 4:30 pm
Saturday 27 April 2024:12 noon to 4:30 pm
Saturday 4 May 2024:12 noon to 4:30 pm
Saturday 11 May 2024:12 noon to 4:30 pm

History
In 1911, John Percival Davies, textile manufacturer, later to become Lord Darwen of Heys-in-Bowland, bought the old working farm and with many volunteers converted it into a retreat and education centre, initially for his employees and family. Mr and Mrs Davies extended the house and for nearly 40 years ran it as an Adult School Guest House. For some years it was also a Friends’ Meeting House and the home of Labour Party Summer Schools. During a weekend in late September 1931, the Mahatma Gandhi stayed as a guest at Heys Farm during visits to local cotton mills and negotiations in London regarding the Indian boycott of British textiles. He played tennis with other guests on the front lawn. In his thankyou letter to Mrs Davies, Mr Gandhi referred to “your beautiful farmhouse” and concluded “I shall not forget the peace and beauty of that Sabbath and I deeply hope that its results may lead to permanent goodwill and friendship.”


Construction
Dating from the 18th Century, the Farmhouse is mainly constructed of stonework with a pitched stone slate roof supported on timber, together with an early-20th Century extension constructed of cavity-wall brickwork also with a pitched stone slate roof supported on timber. The Cottage is constructed of red-brickwork, believed to be of Accrington Nori bricks, with a pitched slate roof supported on timber.

Accommodation

Ground Floor
Lounge
Open fireplace with dog grate, feature stone chimney breast and raised stone hearth. Two single-glazed timber windows to front elevation, single-glazed timber window to gable elevation. Timber beamed ceiling, two single-panel central heating radiators. Early 20thC high-level fitted bookshelf along 4 walls.

Inner Hallway
Stone flagged floor. Double panel central heating radiator. Access to staircase to first-floor accommodation. Under stairs storage, walk-in store cupboard.

Dining Hall
Original doorway to front garden, with 92-cm wide door and period door furniture. Timber beamed ceiling. Stone flagged floor. Single-glazed triple-casement timber window to front elevation, double panel central heating radiator. Log burning cast iron stove set in stone surround and hearth with mini-alcove. Fitted book shelving.

Living Room
Single glazed timber sash window to front elevation, double panel central heating radiator. Stone corbels. Cast iron fireplace with open grate. Walk-in storage cupboard.

Inner Hallway

Shower Room
Containing three-piece suite comprising shower with electric mixer power shower fitment, pedestal wash handbasin, WC, single panel central heating radiator.

Boiler Room
Worcester Camray oil-fired condensing boiler providing central heating and domestic hot water.

Kitchen
Porcelain Belfast sink with hot and cold supply, fitted base units. Single glazed double-casement timber window to rear elevation, UVPC double-glazed window to gable elevation, single & double panel central heating radiators. Esse WD log burning range cooker providing supplementary domestic hot water and heating to two extra radiators at the first floor (landing and bathroom).

Side entrance door.

Pantry
Single-glazed timber window to rear elevation, fitted shelving.

Utility Room
Single-glazed timber window to rear elevation, UPVC double glazed window to gable elevation. Porcelain ‘Belfast’ sink with hot and cold supply. Plumbed for washing machine and dishwasher.

First Floor
Staircase
Traditional timber staircase with two handrails.

Landing
Open landing with timber balustrade, single-glazed timber window to inner gable elevation. Double and single panel central heating radiators. Two double glazed timber Velux skylights, original timber truss ceiling beams. Original 50-cm wide pine floorboards to inner landing.

Bedroom 1
Single-glazed timber window to front elevation, two single-glazed timber windows to gable elevation. Double panel central heating radiator. Cast-iron open fireplace. Timber beamed ceiling. Period HL-hinged door.

Bedroom 2
Two single-glazed timber windows to front elevation, original timber truss beam ceiling, single panel central heating radiator. Original cast iron fireplace. Original 50-cm wide pine floorboards. Storage cupboard.

Bedroom 3
Single-glazed timber window to front elevation, UPVC double-glazed window to rear elevation. Double panel central heating radiator.

Bedroom 4
UPVC double glazed window to inner gable elevation. Single panel central heating radiator. Cold-water header tank. Early 20thC high-level fitted bookshelf along two walls.

Bedroom 5
Single-glazed timber window to rear elevation. Single panel central heating radiator.

House Bathroom
Containing three-piece suite comprising a full-size roll-top bath, pedestal wash hand basin, corner shower fitment. UPVC double-glazed window to side elevation. Single glazed timber window to rear elevation. Single panel central heating radiator.

Cloaks
Containing WC and bracket wash hand basin. Single panel central heating radiator, UPVC double glazed windows. Airing cupboard with cylinder & immersion.

Cottage Accommodation
Six ground-floor rooms including one currently used as a garage which has a brick fireplace. Three skylights in hay loft. Period features including “Eclipse Ventilators”.

Gardens and Land
Gardens and three pastures totalling approximately 7.4 acres. Numerous mature trees including oaks, sweet-chestnuts, walnut, beech, limes, alder, sycamores, holly, blackthorn, bay, and a 100-year-old espalier pear tree. Terraced front garden with flower beds and pond.

Tenure
Freehold with the benefit of vacant possession upon completion.

Services
Mains electricity, mains water, private sewerage system joint with neighbouring property. The Cottage has separate mains water supply and electricity currently disconnected at the building.

Council Tax
Band F payable to Ribble Valley Borough Council.

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