Scheme un­veiled at York­shire’s prop­erty hotspot

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY - Sharon Dale Ful­with Mill Farm­house and barn. Price: £1m to £1.975m. Con­tact: Nick Talbot, Carter Jonas, Har­ro­gate, tel 01423 523423.

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.


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