FARNLEY HEY: THE INSIDE STORY
FARNLEY Hey’s creator Peter Womersley was one of Britain’s most celebrated modernist architects, whose work includes the sports centre for the University of Hull.
The property has a kitchen and open plan living space on the ground floor, which is split level and includes, a dining area, cloakroom, study and an area known as the “dancefloor” due to its wooden floor and inbuilt audio system designed for John Womersley’s energetic parties. On the mezzanine level, there is a sitting area with spectacular views, while the split level first floor has a library, four bedrooms and two bathrooms. Outside, there is a driveway and double garage. The house sits on approximately 1.2 acres of land, which is partly wooded and partly laid to lawn bordering open countryside. as my parents did. They loved it as it was and didn’t want it to change,” says Robert.
Finding another custodian as dedicated as Joe Battye seems likely. When it was first built, Farnley Hey was mistaken for a café, according to Peter Butler, of Bramleys, Huddersfield. Now it is one of the most celebrated houses in Britain and would-be buyers from all over Britain are expressing interest in it.