This stunning 18th century farmhouse with luxury features offering an ‘idyllic outdoors lifestyle’ is on the market near Sheffield for £695,000 – take a look inside

Househunters looking to live a country life while being able to travel easily to towns and cities should be more than satisfied with Green Bottom Farm – a historic 18th century property near Sheffield that is now on the market.

Monday, 15th March 2021, 3:08 pm
The property enjoys a private position set within a tree lined boundary. A driveway extends beyond the front aspect of the house offering off road parking for several vehicles while giving access to an attached double garage.

The farmhouse has an asking price of £695,000 and can be found off Barnsley Road in Hoylandswaine.

Set within grounds of half an acre, the home dates from 1720 and comes with planning permission to create a two-bedroom annex and detached double garage.

On the first floor of the farmhouse there are five double bedrooms, while on the ground floor there is a generously-sized kitchen alongside three reception rooms and a study.

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The lounge looks out on to the garden - an exposed stone chimney breast is home to a multi-fuel stove.

Outside, the gardens contain flower beds, trees and shrubs, and there is also a stone-flagged seating terrace to the rear.

The current owner says the property ‘occupies a peaceful site and yet still is part of the village’.

“Green Bottom Farm is a beautiful family home full of character, which we’ve enjoyed living in since 1991. The village has a good community spirit, with the recently refurbished village hall offering a range of clubs and groups.”

The kitchen is ‘a favourite room’, they say, due to the red Aga stove they installed which provides ‘a welcoming warmth’.

Original features in the sitting room include exposed beams and a high ceiling height.

“It really is the heart of the home. It’s a proper farmhouse kitchen but with all mod cons.”

The owner adds: “The garden is our pride and joy and we’ve tried to make sure there is colour throughout the seasons. We’ve planted a rose garden with old fashioned roses which have a heady fragrance in summer and flower right through to December – it’s even possible to pick a posy of flowers at Christmas.

“There are many stunning country walks right on the doorstep and the air always feels fresh and clean. There are also two friendly country pubs within walking distance - a huge bonus.”

Green Bottom Farm and its grounds are ‘perfect for parties’, they say.

The dining room is positioned to the front of the house adjoining the kitchen. A key feature of the room is a stone inglenook style fireplace with a beamed lintel.

“We had a Millennium Eve party where, from our elevated position, we watched the fireworks in the surrounding valley – a spectacular sight. There have been special birthdays celebrated here too and there’s plenty of space for a marquee and lots of trees for hanging bunting.”

Fine & Country, the estate agent handling the sale, says: “While enjoying an idyllic rural location, Green Bottom Farm is only a 15 minute drive from the centre of Barnsley and 30 minutes from the centre of Sheffield The M1 is within a 10 minute drive.

“The glorious scenery associated with the Peak District National Park is on the doorstep resulting in the most enviable of accessible outdoors lifestyles.”

Historically, nails were produced in Hoylandswaine. According to the Penistone History Archive, in 1806 there were at least 20 nailmakers in the village – in 1881 there were 23, eight of whom were women. The industry had declined by 1900.

The kitchen comes with appliances that include an Aga with a concealed extractor hood, and a dishwasher. Off the kitchen there is a useful pantry/storeroom.

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The family bathroom has a large corner shower unit, a panelled bath, a low flush W.C and floating twin wash hand basins. Elsewhere in the house there is a second bathroom presented with a three piece suite finished in white with a shower over the bath.
The master bedroom offers 'exceptional proportions', the estate agent says, with windows overlooking the gardens. The room has an oak floor and fitted wardrobes along one wall. There are two additional double rooms to the front of the house, and another two to the rear, one of which has a stunning view across the valley.
The study has windows to the side of the house - it incorporates an integral porch and an external door.
The stone-flagged terrace is positioned directly off the kitchen, creating a private seating area outside.
Green Bottom Farm is surrounded by open countryside.