Scheme unveiled at Yorkshire’s property hotspot
FULWITH Mill Lane in Harrogate has long been one of Yorkshire’s premier addresses and regularly tops the league of the county’s most expensive and exclusive streets.
Its history is closely tied to the Burton family of Burton tailors, who owned the Fulwith Mill estate.
Chances to buy there have been few and far between as those who live there rarely move and development opportunities are sparse. But this year provides a rare window of opportunity. Peter Zammitt is building five luxury properties on the lane, which range in price from over £1.5m to £2.5m and are for sale through Beadnall Copley, and now Harrogate-based developer Fraser Thompson of Square Feet and Craig Eastwood of Antela Developments have revealed their plans for the redundant Fulwith Mill Farm.
The site, which includes a farmhouse, Victorian corn mill, bungalow and barn, has sensational views of the Crimple Valley and its viaduct, but it languished on the market until Fraser and Craig came up with a viable proposition.
Fraser says: “We suspect the reason that it was on the market for so long was that most people were private individuals who wanted to live there but didn’t want more than one property and the 140 acres which was being sold with the farm. There were developers who wanted to put more properties on the site but planning policy would not support that due to its location. The challenge on this site was understanding and working with planning policy and producing a sympathetic scheme which enhanced the surrounding area and found long-term uses for the traditional buildings and the land.”
The joint venture will see the traditional, 5,000sq ft stone farmhouse and the former mill remodelled and extended. A new house will replace the old white bungalow.
The large stone barn is being sold with the farmhouse and can be kept for agricultural storage or used as an office.
The house and barn are being offered either as a turnkey package with two acres at £1,975m or as a project with offers in excess of £1m.
Both Craig and Fraser have an emotional investment in the site. Craig has built a property for himself there and Fraser and his family are planning to move into the mill when it is converted.
The farmhouse and barn are for sale as a turnkey package or as a development opportunity. Right, view of the Crimple viaduct.