Monday 22 September 2014

Farmhouse, Laycock, West Yorkshire

Wreck reader Dere tipped me off about this one - but you need to get your skates on; it's up for auction on Wednesday.
Main House on Woodhill Farm just outside the West Yorkshire village of  Laycock and a couple of miles from Keighley. Dere wrote:
I’ve been an anonymous visitor to WotW for about two years now so I thought it’s time to start giving.
Somewhere I’d love to live and fix up as I do so is lot 2 in this agent’s auction. I know the countryside around there very well and it is stunning; it’s just that the timing is not right for me.
It's a handsome, detached former farmhouse with three reception rooms plus kitchen and utility downstairs; four bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs.

There's only a small garden (basically the bit with the bench you can see in the picture) and you may want to find out what's happening to the building next door - looks ripe for a barn conversion sale to me.

Not that having a neighbour would be a bad thing, and it looks like the rest of the farm is just across the track in anycase - the rear view is rather busier...

(Ignore blue pointer, I think it's the house below and to the right)
Main House is described as a "renovation project" in the agent's blurb and I found a cached file suggesting it had previously been on the market at £160k and described as having "difficult access". The yard full of 4x4s and the winding farm track on the map are your clues.

Having said that, this is a good-size renovation project for the money (auction guide price £120k-£140K) and in a lovely bit of Yorkshire.
Main House is up for sale by auction on Wednesday, 24th September, via Hunters/EIG Group. Agent's details here and auction pdf here (it's Lot 2)