Kelber Hill Farm is a well located small commercial farm lying within a renowned farming area and yet still accessible to the conurbations of West Yorkshire. The property has benefited from considerable investment in terms of fixed equipment in the last ten years and in particular high quality buildings and residential accommodation.
Kelber Hill Farm is a well appointed dairy unit situated in an attractive rural position near Skipton. The property provides modern and full facilities for 200 dairy cows, although would be suitable for a variety of uses including alternative stock enterprises or someone looking to develop a small private residential and farming estate.
Kelber Hill Farm provides flexibility with two farmhouses, including a detached three bedroom farmhouse constructed in the 1970's and an almost new build property with seven bedrooms and extending to over 4,000 square feet.
Kelber Hill Farm is situated in a rural position in open countryside within the southern edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park with a wide range of services and amenities in the historic market town of Skipton approximately 4 miles away.
The property is conveniently located for Gargrave railway station, approximately 0.4 miles to the north. The station is on the Leeds to Morecambe line and is approximately 30 miles north west of Leeds, with average journey times about 45 minutes.
Kelber Hill Farm (Howgill Grange) Farmhouse
The new farmhouse at Kelber Hill Farm is situated to the south of the steading. Constructed to a high standard the property is built in stone under a slate roof with cast iron gutters and downpipes, wooden windows in stone mullions with all stone flagged floor on the ground floor and extending to about 4,365 sq ft. The property is primarily arranged over 2 floors with a half mezzanine floor over the double garage accessed from the first floor. A number of items of final fixings including kitchen units, bath and shower fittings and secondary joinery and internal doors have not been completed.
Howgill Grange is subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition. Howgill Grange has an attached double garage with internal access to the house.
Kelber Hill Farm Cottage
Kelber Hill Farm Cottage, the original farmhouse, is situated to the north of the steading and comprises a well presented 3 bedroom detached house constructed in the 1970's and extending to about 1,300 sq ft (including a summer room/conservatory extension). The cottage is subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition. The cottage has a concrete parking area with a single garage and mainly lawned gardens.
Situated to the south of the original farmhouse and north of the new farmhouse is a substantial range of modern farm buildings with a concrete yard area overlooking the main grassland to the east. The buildings are generally based around one large building which has had extensions. The buildings were built and fitted with a new dairy system in 2003 and can be described as follows:
165 ft x 135 ft ? 9 bay steel portal frame with prefab reinforced concrete panel walls to three sides and Yorkshire Board cladding to two sides under a fibre cement roof. 18:30 herringbone parlour complete with bulk tank. Cow cubicles to accommodate 178 cows with central passage, and an automatic scraper system.
General Purpose Building
90 ft x 32 ft ? 6 bay steel portal frame with concrete floors and part block walls to three sides and open frontage to the south with fibre cement roof and cladding.
Approximately 240,000 gallon above ground store with prefab concrete walls and concrete floor.
80 ft x 40 ft x 10ft ? a prefabricated concrete store with concrete floor, part built into the hillside.
A small traditional stone field barn (Howgill Laithe) is located to the extreme east of the property.
In total Kelber Hill Farm extends to approximately 111.34 acres with a total farmable area of about 108 acres. The land is situated in a ring fence bisected by a railway line (with underpasses at points A and B) and is classified on the MAFF Agricultural Land Classification Map as Grade 3 and 4 and as belonging to the Brickfield 2 series and is classed as slowly permeable, seasonally waterlogged fine, loamy soils. The farmland is a mixture of permanent and temporary pasture and fallow and is suitable for grazing and mowing.
General Remarks and Stipulations
Interested parties should please note that this is a sale on behalf of LPA Receivers with limited historic knowledge of the property. As a consequence, there will be no warranties as to title contained in the contract or transfer of the property; legal vacant possession will not be contracted (although it is intended that the property will be unoccupied upon sale) and the LPA Receivers will not contract with personal liability. The LPA Receivers sell as beneficial owners in possession in accordance with the registered titles NYK257207, NYK264922, NYK265436 and the Statutory Declaration concerning the area coloured blue within the red outline and also the right of way coloured yellow. The right of way coloured yellow and rights to the land coloured blue are derived from a statutory declaration of usage (dated 22 June 2011) since August 1986. Further information is available from the selling agents.
From the A59 turn north at Broughton towards Gargrave on Church Street. Kelber Hill Farm is situated approximately 1.8 miles on the right. From the A65 at Gargrave turn south on Church Street towards Broughton. Kelber Hill Farm is situated about 0.4 miles on the left after crossing the railway line.
Method of Sale
The property is for sale by private treaty as a whole or in lots. We reserve the right to conclude the sale by any other means at our discretion.
Fixture and Fittings
All items normally designated as fixtures and fittings are specifically excluded from the sale unless they are expressly stated as being included in these particulars.
Covenants, Easements and Rights of Way
There is a right of way from Church Lane, shown yellow, which is referred to in the Statutory Declaration. There is a restrictive covenant on the property stating that it cannot be used for any purpose other than as an agricultural holding or for equestrian or horticultural purposes and the dwellings at Kelber Hill other than as single private residences.
The property is subject to an overage provision which states that if within 30 years from 12th October 2001 any planning permission is obtained other than in connection with the use of the property for agricultural or horticultural purpose or planning permission which enable the use of Kelber Hill Farmhouse as anything other than a single private residence then a sum of 70% of the difference between the full open market value of the property with and without the permission is payable to North Yorkshire County Council. At points A and B on the plan there is right of way under the railway on foot or by quad to access the land to the north. The property is to be sold subject to all covenants and rights of way, whether specifically mentioned within these particulars or not.
Tenure and Possession
The property is for sale freehold.
Sporting and Mineral Rights
Mineral rights are reserved. Sporting rights are in-hand and are included in the sale insofar as they are owned.
Single Payment Scheme
We understand that the land has been registered for the Single Payment Scheme, however the entitlements will not be available to transfer with the sale.
Entry level scheme.
For details of the services please refer to the selling agents.
Planning permission was approved in February 2006 for the new farmhouse (Howgill Grange) at Kelber Hill an amended under the approved permission 30/2007/7115 in March 2007. This consent was given subject to the diversion of the farm access to the driveway shared with Howgill Grange.
Items which are incomplete from the development of Howgill Grange include Infrastructure required in connection with the ground source heat pump (including heat exchanger and pump), secondary fix joinery, kitchen fittings and units, master and family bathroom suits, garage door fitting, garden landscaping and planting of a roadside hedgerow (as required under the conditions of the consent).
Consent was received in January 2013 to construct a new concrete slurry store under application reference 30/2012/13106. A condition of the application is that the existing slurry store will be removed upon completion of the new store. Further information is available from the selling agents.
Craven District Council, 1 Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1FJ, Tel: 01756 700600.
The council tax band for the original farmhouse at Kelber Hill Farm is Band D. The council tax for the new farmhouse at Kelber Hill Farm is Band G.