Cart shed that could be a quirky hol­i­day home

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY - Sharon Dale The Tem­ple, Glasshouses, near Pate­ley Bridge. Guide Price: £75,000. Con­tact: Dacre, Son and Hart­ley, tel: 01423 711010,

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.


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