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6 of the best equestrian properties for sale in Yorkshire

PUBLISHED: 00:00 10 April 2017

The Woods

The Woods


A collection of exclusive homes for dedicated equestrians.

Low Fold FarmLow Fold Farm

Low Fold Farm, Back Heights Road, Thornton

How would you like to buy an impressive smallholding, including a three-bedroom farmhouse, set within a sought-after rural location?

If you enjoy keeping livestock or have an equestrian interest, there are approximately seven acres of grazing land, nine stables, a detached barn, detached garage and an assortment of outbuildings including home office. The property currently generates an income from the stables and additional ancillaries.

Price: £599,999

Contact: Charnock Bates’ Halifax office; 01422 380100; charnockbates.co.uk

The WoodsThe Woods

The Woods, Woodhead Road, between Barnsley and Sheffield

This is a unique opportunity to acquire a property that has only come to the market once in the last 30 years.

The Woods is a substantial Georgian country house, providing more than 5,000sq ft of accommodation, set in approximately 36 acres. The nature of this property, set within its woodland location, lends itself to numerous business opportunities.

Price: £1.5m

Contact: Justin Dugdale at Yorkshire’s Finest; 01484 865647; justin@yorkshiresfinest.org

Rake FarmRake Farm

Rake Farm, Glaisdale

How lovely is this? Answer: very. Rake Farm is a very attractive grade two listed farmhouse with an extensive range of outbuildings and land stretching to about 52 acres.

The accommodation briefly comprises a sitting room, dining room, dining kitchen, office, utility and four bedrooms. In addition to the outbuildings, the package also includes a field barn and three-quarters of a mile of river frontage with fishing rights.

Price: £995,000

Contact: Jackson-Stops & Staff, York; 01904 625033; jackson-stops.co.uk

Palace Wood FarmPalace Wood Farm

Palace Wood Farm , Flockton, near Wakefield

They don’t call this a palace for nothing. This property is an exceptional four-bedroom detached farmhouse together offering great family-sized accommodation.

It also comes with superb equestrian facilities including seven stables, a hay barn and ménage, set in grounds and paddock land extending to approximately 10 acres and only 150 yards from country lanes and a network of bridleways.

Price: £950,000

Contact: Carter Jonas, Leeds; simon.wright@carterjonas.co.uk; 0113 203 1090

Hill Top FarmHill Top Farm

Hilltop Farm, Briestfield, near Wakefield

This is a rare opportunity to buy an equestrian property in the rural village of Briestfield, including approximately 6.5 acres of land, a farmhouse with an attached split level barn (ripe for conversion), two brick built stable blocks containing 11 stables, a ménage, a large agricultural barn with adjoining smaller barn and a field shelter/hay barn.

The farm is accessed via its own private driveway with generous parking, two garages, gardens to the front and rear and a swimming pool.

Price: £650,000

Contact: Karen Van Leeuwen at Yorkshire’s Finest; 01484 432773; huddersfield@yorkshiresfinest.org

New Laithe FarmNew Laithe Farm

New Laithe Farm, Upper Denby, Huddersfield

Set in the much sought after village of Upper Denby, this lovely 10-acre farm has stunning panoramic views.

The property has a remarkable contemporary interior with a stylish, elegant finish. It also comes complete with an annexe, that can be utilised as an entirely self-contained separate residence if required.

Price: £1.3m

Contact: Justin Dugdale at Yorkshire’s Finest; 01484 865647; justin@yorkshiresfinest.org

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So when are you going to write a book? It was a question that at first just made Martin and Jill Fish smile because they hadn’t given the idea much thought, if at all. ‘But so many people kept asking,’ says Martin, flicking through the newly published Gardening on the Menu, written with his wife Jill. His mind is already on volume two.

It was an obvious thing to do together. Martin is a professional horticulturalist, garden writer and broadcaster. Jill, a former infant teacher, is a cookery writer who loves to make the most of the fruit and vegetables they grow in their North Yorkshire garden.

Everything was at their green fingertips – Martin’s many years of writing about practical gardening and Jill’s cookery writing plus her collection of family recipes all quite naturally came together over one winter. ‘There were times when we did wonder what on earth we had taken on. It was quite intense but it was a case of just getting on with it,’ says Jill.

The 300-page book is a practical guide to more than 25 different fruits and vegetables Martin and Jill have enjoyed growing in their three quarter-acre garden and eating as a family over many years and still do today. Some are eaten fresh and others stored or preserved. Martin includes easy-to-follow advice with tips on getting the best from your crops and there are 100 recipes from Jill, including the toffee apple pie that launched her cookery writing career 10 years ago.

Ask Martin about growing organically and he will not lecture. ‘I would never tell anyone what to do. I will only pass on what I know works really well.’ He uses as few chemicals as possible and his growing tips throughout the book reflect good practice and common sense that help to keep soil and plants healthy.

Gardening expert Carol Klein explains what makes Gardening on the Menu different to every other grow and eat guide. In the book’s foreword she writes: ‘Good gardening and good cooking should not be slaves to fashion, they rise above trendiness and though Martin and Jill’s book is bang up to date, the quality of their knowledge and their ability to transmit it will be relevant indefinitely. You’ll read these pages and think just as I have: “Thanks Martin. That’s a better way to do that. I’m going to do it like that in future…and thanks Jill. I can’t wait to taste that!”’

There’s a chance to visit Thornycroft, the Fish family garden on July 23rd when it is open to the public from 11am-4pm as part of the National Open Garden Scheme. Martin will be there to answer your gardening questions. Other visits by appointment can be made too. Visit martinfish.com for more information.

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