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.
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.
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’.
“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.
“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.