Thornton Watlass, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 4AH | Property for sale | Savills
Guide price £400,000

Thornton WatlassRipon, North Yorkshire, HG4 4AH

    Key features

    • Fabulous development opportunity
    • Planning permission for three contrasting dwellings
    • Peaceful position just off the village green
    • Situated between the market towns of Masham and Bedale
    • Excellent commuter links yet surrounded by stunning countryside

    A fabulous residential development opportunity in an idyllic setting, close to the centre of a picturesque village

    About this property

    • Planning permission was obtained on the 20th September 2022 for the change of use and related partial reconstruction of several period farm buildings ancillary to Village Farm (Ref:22/01590/MBN). The plans approved allow for the creation of three new dwellings, associated access and landscaping works necessary for the conversion.

      The former agricultural barns stand behind the former stables and granary which previously served Village Farm and have been recently converted into dwellings. The site is bordered by dry stone walls to the east and south, a driveway passing through and into paddocks to the south, the nearest providing space for a small caravan site with eight pitches.

      Whilst in poor condition, the barns retain a degree of structure and character, much of which has been incorporated into the planned design. The intended properties include:

      Barn A - A single storey three bedroom barn conversion, divided into two buildings, with front and courtyard garden incorporating two parking bays. Measuring approx 1063 sq/ft when completed

      Barn B - A single storey two bedroom barn conversion, with front garden incorporating two parking bays. Measuring 931 sq/ft when completed

      Barn C - A two storey four bedroom barn conversion, with front garden and two parking bays. Measuring 1399 sq/ft when completed

      The properties will be approached via a shared driveway leading off the central village green, around the front of the buildings. The site is bordered by a small orchard, hedgerow and traditional stone walls which provides a degree of privacy but with glimpses of open countryside beyond.

      This represents an increasingly rare opportunity to purchase a plot with planning passed for the conversion of some historic barns in a popular and sought-after commuter village within easy reach of all amenities.

    This is a rare opportunity to acquire a site with a real sense of history, in a lovely setting.

    Ed StoyleProperty agent

    Local information

    • Thornton Watlass is a particularly pretty village, just north of Masham and south of Bedale on the eastern slopes of the Ure Valley at the entrance to Wensleydale and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The surrounding countryside is some of the finest in the region and the nearby facilities .
    • It is 11 miles north of Ripon, 4 miles from the A1(M) motorway and 11 miles from the main railway line at Northallerton, which provides a regular service to London Kings Cross.
    • The village has a small primary school and public house, The Buck Inn, as well as a cricket ground which forms the central green, one of Yorkshire smallest cricket grounds but equally charming.

    Additional information

    • EPC Exempt