A Wensleydale farmhouse with environmental credentials including a ground source heat exchange, solar panels and its own wood has been placed on the market for just under £1.5m.
Sunnybank Farm, once part of the Bolton Estate, is situated between Carperby and Redmire.
The four bedroom Dales farmhouse, which comes with a one bedroom cottage, is connected to mains electricity, has a private water supply and a recently upgraded drainage system.
Heating and hot water is provided by a ground source heat exchanger, enhanced by a solar thermal system.
In addition, solar PV is connected to the grid generating annual income through a feed-in tariff and power for an electric car charging point.
Rainwater harvesting provides additional water for the property which is set in nearly 8 acres.
John Coleman, head of country house sales at GSC Grays, said: “Sunnybank boasts an impressive range of environmental credentials which have been incorporated into the refurbishment of the farmhouse and cottage which is set in a picturesque and private location with outstanding views of the Dales.
“The property includes a newly planted woodland and offers the opportunity to create a wildlife pond.”
He added: “The original farmhouse has been extended to create a stunning farmhouse kitchen and a master bedroom suite above and includes a galleried landing with library over the main living room.
“Significantly, original architectural features have been retained and highlighted where possible with the electrics and plumbing replaced and fitted to be environmentally friendly.
“Sunnybank Cottage is fully self-contained but could be re-incorporated back into the main house. It has a spacious living room with fully fitted kitchen, bedroom and ensuite shower room. The cottage is ideal for holiday lets subject to necessary permissions or as a separate annex to the house.
“The attractive courtyard buildings provide stabling and storage, an extensive workshop, garage and a cinema room. Outdoors, Sunnybank also boasts beautiful mature gardens with a well-planned kitchen garden, orchard and a native woodland plantation. The whole area is teaming with wildlife with deer, foxes, hares and an abundance of birdlife.”
The property also has a paddock in front of the house which is stock proof and provides grazing for livestock or horses and beyond that an area of wetland through which runs Kendall beck.
Sunnybank Farm is currently on the market with GSC Grays’ Boroughbridge branch with a guide price of £1,495,000.