Lancashire/North Yorkshire Border


A rare opportunity in this area to purchase a valuable, productive residential small farm/smallholding comprising a 3 bedroom farmhouse, adjoining 3 bay stone barn, 2 stables and 8 cow shippon together with approx 25 acres of meadow and pasture (surrounding the house, yard and buildings).

To the front of the house there is an enclosed garden with lawn, several mature fruit trees and a fenced in area used for growing vegetables .

At the other end of the main yard there is a covered former silo/dutch barn with attached implement shed. An agricultural determination was agreed with the local authority (dated August 2007) for the erection of a steel portal frame building (and access track) in the field behind the implement shed.

The property benefits from stunning panoramic views accross the valley and north east towards Skipton and the Yorkshire Dales.


The present living accommodation (which does need some updating) briefly comprises on the ground floor: lounge (18'4 x 18'), dining kitchen (18'2'' x 12'1''), sun lounge (19'8'' x 14'6''), utility (18'2'' x 9'6''). On the first floor: spacious landing, bathroom (11' x 5'6'') and 3 bedrooms (15'4'' x 10')(13' x 12'4'')(18' x 9'4''). All dimensions are approximate.

This desirable property is thought to date from the late 17th century and encompasses many original features such as several stone mullioned windows and beamed ceilings.

The house benefits from hardwood double glazed windows throughout and gas central heating. It is connected to mains gas, electricity and water. Drainage is private. There is also a spring water supply which feeds the field troughs and garden.

This property lends itself to a variety of uses :

The farm is currently used for the production of meat from rare breed livestock and is registered with environmental health to sell the meat direct to the public. It is consequently suitable to operate as a 'lifestyle' farm/smallholding. There are 2 excellent auction marts within 15/20 minutes drive.

The farm's close proximity to the Pennine Bridleway and the good riding school next door should make Higher Close attractive to equestrian enthusiasts.

The arrangement of the property provides an ideal opportunity to extend the house into the barn and buildings thereby developing it into an outstanding detached dwelling (subject to obtaining planning permission), taking advantage of the stunning views.

Alternatively the property may be of interest to individuals wishing to convert the barn and buildings for business use or seperate dwellings subject to obtaining the necessary planning permission.


The farm is registered with the Rural Land Registry and a claim for Single Farm Payment has been activated for 2011. On completion of a sale of the property the entitlements will be transferred to the new owner in time for them to make a claim for 2012.

Location: Higher Close is approached by it's own private, tarmac driveway from the B6251 and is located about 1.5 miles south of Barnoldswick giving easy day to day access to all necesary shops, schools and amenities.

Its location provides easy access to major cities such as Leeds, Bradford, Manchester and Preston by road in an hour or less. The farm is also within easy reach of Skipton (10 miles), the Yorkshire Dales, Haworth, Clitheroe (13 miles) and the Ribble Valley.

The property is also only 5 miles from the M65 giving quick access to the national motorway network.

Access to the rail network is available at Skipton and Colne. Manchester and Leeds/Bradford airports are also within about an hour's drive.


The vendor can be contacted by email : or tel: 01282 813304

For further information or to arrange a viewing please contact the agents : Richard Turner and Son, Old Sawley Grange, Gisburn Road, Sawley, CLITHEROE, BB7 4LH, Tel: 01200 441351

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The vendor of this property gives notice that these particulars do not constitute any part of an offer or a contract. All statements contained in these particulars as to this property are made without responsibility on the part of the vendor. None of the statements contained in these particulars as to this property are to be relied on as statements or representations of fact and any intending purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of the statements contained in these particulars. The vendor does not make or give any representation of warranty whatever in relation to this property