Bank Top Farm, Sowerby under Cotcliffe

Sold Subject To Conditions
Guide Price £675,000

Bank Top Farm represents a rare opportunity to purchase a highly desirable and immaculate residential smallholding situated in the beautiful Cotcliffe Valley close to the popular and thriving market town of Northallerton.

The property has the benefit of planning permission for the conversion of a barn into a 2 bedroomed holiday cottage, together with further potential to convert additional barns, subject to planning.

Bank Top Farm is attractively situated east of Northallerton in a secluded yet accessible location close to the small rural hamlet of Sowerby under Cotcliffe. The A.19 dual carriageway is approximately 3 miles away bringing both York, Leeds and Teesside within reasonable commuting distances. The property is nicely set back off the minor road and is approached along its own private gated drive.

Bank Top Farmhouse is a most charming detached Grade II Listed farmhouse. The property offers first class accommodation over two floors.

In 2018 planning permission was granted for the conversion of a stable block to form a two bedroomed holiday cottage. This provides the rare opportunity for a purchaser to develop a further dwelling at Bank Top Farm with a view to creating a holiday cottage business. Additional holiday cottages could be created subject to obtaining planning permission.

The land comprises a mixture of both permanent grassland and mixed woodland. Cod Beck forms part of the eastern boundary. The land provides some good sound grazing.

To the front and side of the property there are lawned areas. To the rear of the house there is a paved area with beautiful views over the Cotcliffe Valley. To the rear of the house is an apple orchard.

The stables / traditional buildings comprise a first-class single storey range of stabling together with a double storey store and a former wheel house.

The property is complemented by approximately 14 acres of permanent pasture and 6 acres of woodland. The grassland provides some good sound grazing for horses and livestock whilst the woodland provides shelter and amenity to the property. The entire property is edged red on the accompanying plan.

Bank Top Farm has the benefit of full planning for the conversion of part of the traditional buildings to form a single storey 2 bedroomed holiday cottage. The Decision Notice is dated 28th March 2018 (18/00219/LBC).

A full copy of the plans and planning permission can be viewed at Bank Top Farm and also at the offices of Robin Jessop Ltd in Bedale.


  • Grade II Listed Farmhouse
  • First Class Range of Stables
  • 20 Acres approx. in a Ring Fence
  • Planning Permission to Convert Barn into a Holiday Cottage
  • Residential Smallholding
  • Viewing By Appointment.


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