Yorkshire Post - Property

Hamlet barn conversion with views ‘so glorious’

Abrahams Barn, Mankinhole­s £695,000 www.anthonyjtu­rner.co.uk

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Visitors to this five-bedroom barn conversion struggle to find superlativ­es that are powerful enough to describe the property and its magnificen­t location.

The incredible views are among the very best in Yorkshire, which is saying something given the strong competitio­n.

The barn is in the picturesqu­e hamlet of Mankinhole­s, which sits beneath Stoodley Pike, the 1,300ft hill topped with a famous 19thcentur­y monument that is visible for miles around.

Designer Dan Walker, who grew up nearby, bought the property 11 years ago after returning from a 20 year stint working in London.

He says: “I’d always had a hankering to move back to this area and when this came on the market, the decision was made. The location and the views are glorious.”

During his time at Abrahams Barn, the property has been reroofed and new windows installed but there is also huge untapped potential in the garage/workshop.

Before making the decision to move to be closer to family,

Dan had plans to convert it into a studio/office with its own kitchen.

Leaving behind the outstandin­g views, the beautiful barn conversion, his garden and being part of Mankinhole­s community will undoubtedl­y be hard but, as he says: “family comes first” and his loss will be a considerab­le gain for the next owner.

“I will be very sad to leave this place because I do a lot of fell running and mountain biking from here and there are lovely walks from the doorstep, including to Gaddings Dam, Stoodley Pike and Hebden Bridge. Plus, two of the best pubs in the area, The Shepherd’s Rest and The Top Brink, are also within walking distance,” says Dan, who adds that while Mankinhole­s is rural, it isn’t cut off and there are hourly buses to Todmorden.

Abrahams Barn has retained many of its original features and has an entrance lobby, utility and w.c. and a stylish dining kitchen with Aga cooker.

The sitting room has a magnificen­t fireplace and two full height windows in the place of the old arched barn doors.

The ground floor has four double bedrooms and a house bathroom and upstairs there is a principal bedroom plus a study/ dressing room and a luxurious bathroom.

Outside, there are large gardens with a vegetable plot, plenty of parking and a detached workshop/ garage.

Two of the best pubs in the area, The Shepherd’s Rest and the The Top Brink are in walking distance.

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Contact: Anthony J. Turner, tel: 01422 846770, www.anthonyjtu­rner.co.uk
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 ?? ?? BEST IN CLASS: This stunning barn conversion has some of the best views in Yorkshire. It has five bedrooms, a large garden and a huge amount of potential for conversion of the garage/ workshop.
BEST IN CLASS: This stunning barn conversion has some of the best views in Yorkshire. It has five bedrooms, a large garden and a huge amount of potential for conversion of the garage/ workshop.

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