Cart shed that could be a quirky holiday home
WHEN the Metcalfe family built this cart shed to serve Glasshouses Mill in 1875, they used the finest local stone hewn from their own quarries and, like many wealthy Victorians, they indulged in an architectural flight of fancy.
Known as The Temple, the hexagonal shed is now on the market with planning permission to create one of Yorkshire’s quirkiest holiday homes.
The building looks set to excite a huge amount of interest thanks to its idyllic location. It is one of the few properties located on the River Nidd in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and comes with its own garden.
Although it is small and single storey, there is enough height to create a first floor area just most of the roof timbers are in tact.
“It’s remarkable, considering its age, and it’s still got the original hooks for the hay bags and stalls for the horses,” says Chris. “It would make a very interesting conversion project for someone and it is bigger than it looks as it was built so it could house cart horses. There’s space for a room downstairs and a bedroom upstairs. It has no services to it but connection shouldn’t be a problem.”
Whoever buys it can enjoy walks into Pateley Bridge and Glasshouses as The Temple sits on the footpath that links the two. Viewings may take place at any time during daylight hours on foot, though the new owners will have vehicular access to the property along a private drive from Glasshouses. Anyone interested in buying will have to submit offers to the agents by May 10 at noon.
The Temple at Glasshouses is a former cart shed and stable but could be converted into a holiday home.