Water treatment works in Yorkshire Dales beauty spot has been put up for auction

A barn on the Marsett water treatment site

A redundant water treatment works building in an idyllic Yorkshire Dales setting has been put up for auction.

With a guide price of just £5,000, the former Marsett water treatment works, near Hawes in Wensleydale, has the potential for redevelopment.

A four-acre area of grassland with a derelict barn, which adjoins the water treatment works, is also due to go under the hammer with a guide price of £14,000.

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It will be auctioned along with over 100 other properties and plots of land at Pugh’s auction in Leeds on September 5.

Managing Director of Pugh auction house, Paul Thompson said: “The water treatment works is in a unique Dales location with fantastic views over the surrounding countryside.

“With the opportunity to purchase another four acres of land right next to the property, there is real potential for redevelopment if the relevant planning consents were gained.”

For more information on the water treatment works and adjoining land, and to view the full auction catalogue, go to www.pugh-auctions.com.