Reedshaw Farm, Cowling, BD22 0NA

GUIDE PRICE £895,000




Reedshaw Farm, Cowling, BD22 0NA

GUIDE PRICE £895,000

Approached via an impressive sweeping driveway, this extensive 5 Bedroomed former farmstead covers approximately 3175 square feet briefly comprising: 3 Reception Rooms, a large Living Kitchen, superb Sun Room extension, Utility & Cloakroom, 3 Bathrooms and a Dressing Room, the whole containing many original features including exposed beams & stonework and attractive mullioned windows.

The property stands within grounds extending to circa 2.5 acres with the majority of land to the front being beautifully manicured lawned gardens with 2 separate driveways leading to a Double Garage and a range of stone outbuildings & equestrian facilities including: 4/5 Stables, a high quality Ménage, 2 timber outbuildings, a feeding shed and access to an additional 5 acres of land with water which is available by separate negotiation.  A former pumping station to the north side of the grounds provides an opportunity to develop a small holiday cottage with further scope for additional dwellings (subject to planning).

The property and land was acquired by our vendors approximately 25 years ago, during which time it has been extended and significantly improved and such is their admiration of the location, they will be moving no further than the neighbouring dwelling where they are currently developing a superb eco-house which will barely be seen from Reedshaw Farm itself.

Cowling is a well respected village, ideally suited for those seeking the true pleasures of semi-rural living with fantastic open views over open countryside but Reedshaw Farm is also practically situated for those needing to commute to work, having excellent links to Manchester via the M65 with Leeds also within less than an hours drive.

The expression “to be seen to be fully appreciated” is used too commonly within particulars but could not be more fitting for this property, with the accommodation in detail comprising:


FRONT PORCH: 4’5” x 3’9” with part glazed and panelled door, 2 side windows, Cornish slate floor with mat well and solid inner door to:

SITTING ROOM: 21’10” x 12’0” with feature stone fireplace with cast iron stove and Cornish slate hearth, 2 wall light points, mullioned rear window, additional window to the front and lovely panelled door with exposed stone surround to:

LIVING ROOM: 21’10” x 17’4” with 4 wall light points, exposed beams, 3 windows to the front and 2 mullioned windows to the rear.

DINING ROOM: 21’8” x 13’10” (at slightly lower level) with Parquet flooring, fitted bookshelves & cupboards, exposed stone, twin glazed doors to Sun Room and open spindled staircase to the first floor with useful store cupboard under.

CLOAKROOM: with matching flooring, low suite w.c corner bracket wash hand basin, radiator, extractor fan and small window.

SUN ROOM: 13’1” x 10’2”  with under heated stone flagged floor, 2 Velux roof lights, wall TV point, 2 wall light points, further suspended ceiling downlights, windows on 2 sides and twin glazed doors to a patio at the rear.

LIVING KITCHEN: 23’4” x 19’4” (L-shaped inclusive of utility) with range of Maple wall and base units with contrasting Granite working surfaces over with inset stainless steel sink unit and large drainer, electric Aga in dark blue, concealed extractor hood and under lighting, part tiled walls, integrated fridge and microwave, integrated Neff dishwasher, ceiling downlights, Parquet flooring, SITTING AREA with Oak radiator cover, window seat to the boot room and DINING AREA with exposed stone walls and barn door style window.

UTILITY: 9’7” x 8’11” with wall and base units, worktops including stainless steel sink unit and drainer, plumbing for washer and dryer, space for chest freezer and additional fridge/freezer, windows on 2 sides and tiled floor.

REAR PORCH: 6’11” x 6’2” with part glazed panelled door, Cornish slate flooring, wall light point, Velux and rear windows and stable style inner doors to the kitchen and to the:

BOOT ROOM: 11’11” x 9’3” with flagged floor, 2 Velux windows, rear window and part glazed panelled door to rear.


LANDING: 42’0” x 7’0” on split levels with exposed balustrades, windows to the front, beamed ceiling, part exposed stone walls, lovely stepped sitting area / library, airing cupboard and 4 access points to roof void (1 with pull down ladder and part boarded).

MASTER BEDROOM: 17’7” x 16’3” with 2 mullioned windows to the rear with far reaching views and a range of wardrobes with matching drawers and dressing table.

EN SUITE: 8’11” x 5’0” with panelled spa bath with Mira thermostatic shower over and glass screen, low suite w.c, pedestal wash hand basin, part tiled walls, radiator and chrome towel rail, mirror fronted cabinet, light Oak effect Vinolay flooring, extractor fan and window with frosted glass and deep tiled sill.

DRESSING ROOM: 8’3” x 4’11” with fitted hanging rails, shelves, access to roof void and deep window sill.

HOUSE BATHROOM: 11’8” x 5’0” with 4 piece suite comprising panelled bath, thermostatic separate shower, low suite w.c, pedestal wash hand basin, part tiled walls, illuminated mirror with strip light & shaver point, radiator, towel rail, large mirror fronted cabinet, light Oak effect Vinolay flooring, extractor fan and 2 windows with deep tiled sills and frosted glass.

BEDROOM 2: 13’1” x 12’0” with exposed stonework and mullioned windows with views to the rear.

BEDROOM 3: 14’1” x 11’0” with fitted wardrobe and views to the rear.

BEDROOM 4: 14’1” x 10’3” with telephone point and views to the rear.

BEDROOM 5:  14’1” x 10’5” with windows on 2 sides.

EN-SUITE: 7’2” x 6’1” with shower enclosure with tiled walls and glass door, low suite w.c, pedestal wash hand basin, radiator and window with frosted glass.


The property can be approached via 2 different gated entrances with driveways leading through extensive lawned gardens to a courtyard which gives access to the following outbuildings:

FUEL ROOM: 11’11” x 10’1” with oil tank.

STABLE 1: 11’10” x 9’11”.

STABLE BLOCK: 30’3” x 17’7” (constructed in stone with inner breeze block and insulation) with 2 good sized stables, a smaller 3rd stable and tack room, cold water tap, power & light, windows and doors on both sides.

DOUBLE GARAGE: 20’4” x 18’0” with electric up and over door, workbenches, fluorescent lighting and side panelled door.

To the rear of the stables there is a timber hay shed: 15’9” x 8’10” and an additional timber stable: 16’1” x 13’4” with power & light and stable door, a corrugated metal feeding shed: 16’0” x 9’2” and a:

High quality floodlit MÉNAGE: 65’0” x 125’0” (approx).

At the bottom of garden there is an additional outbuilding: 14’1” x 12’2” (former water pumping shed) with an independent power supply.  There is potential for this to be converted into a holiday cottage and also to convert other existing outbuildings or apply for new individual dwellings (all subject to planning).

A lovely meandering stream runs along the western boundary and through a south facing sitting out area to the rear of the house which backs onto open fields where over 5 acres of additional land with water is available by separate negotiation.

SERVICES: Mains electricity is connected to the property. Gas is not available.  Mains water is available but drainage is to a septic tank.  The heating/electrical appliances and any fixtures and fittings included in the sale have not been tested by the Agents and we are therefore unable to offer any guarantees in respect of them.

COUNCIL TAX BAND: Verbal enquiry reveals that this property has been placed in Band G.


TENURE: The property is freehold and vacant possession will be given on completion of the sale. 

VIEWING: Please contact the selling Agents, Messrs. Wilman and Wilman on telephone 01535-637333 who will be pleased to make the necessary arrangements and supply any further information.

GUIDE PRICE: £895,000