Hawes, North Yorkshire DL8

Guide Price £735,000

Widdale Foot is a small lifestyle farm comprising of approximately 18 acres (7.07 ha) including woodland, a large barn and attached annexe. The property is situated in the unspoilt Widdale valley in the Yorkshire Dales National Park with panoramic views of the fells.

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Reception Rooms
  • 4 Baths
  • House
  • Land
  • Farm
  • Detached
  • Outbuildings
  • 18 Acres


Widdale Foot is situated in the picturesque Widdale valley in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, with easy road access, and is within close proximity to the small and vibrant popular market town of Hawes. It is an area of abundant wild life with Widdale being an official red squirrel reserve.


Widdale Foot is a versatile residence situated in the unspoilt Widdale valley and is set at the foot of Widdale Fell. Accessed from its own private driveway off the B6255 the property has land amounting to 18 acres (7.07 ha) and is ring fenced with the main house situated in the holding.

The property has been run as a successful tourism business whereby the principle house was ran as Bed and Breakfast along with self-catered accommodation in the Annexe. The property is in an ideal location from the Pennine Way which is a popular walking trail to offer accommodation for walkers.

The property offers an excellent range of comfortable family accommodation containing many original features including stone flagged flooring, ceiling beams, and statement fireplaces. Many of the rooms overlook the large enclosed garden where Red Squirrels are very popular visitors as well as a great array of other wildlife visible from the garden.

The property briefly comprises;

A large cloak room with tiled floor and exposed beamed ceiling, a wc, large open plan kitchen and dining area with exposed beam ceiling, pine kitchen units and a large solid fuel burner. To the rear of the kitchen is a utility room, shower room and wc with access to an outside patio area. Leading on from the kitchen is a breakfast/dining room. Off the hallway is a cosy sitting room with a Rembrandt open fire and a door leading to a patio with views over the garden. Off the hallway is a reception room with a feature fireplace with Charles Rennie Mackintosh style tiles and artwork with a wooden fireplace surround and wooden ceiling beams. There is a basement comprising of a small wine store and office with a window. Along the hallway is a traditional pantry which is used as a cloak room which has the original flag stone floor, flag stone shelving units with access to the rear yard.

The main staircase is wide and has a half landing to four double bedrooms, two having en suite shower rooms and good views of the garden. The family bathroom is of generous proportion.

Attached to the property is a linked Annexe which can be accessed on the first floor of the main property and also externally. This has been used as self-catering holiday accommodation and briefly comprises; two bedrooms, a family bathroom, a sitting room with a feature fireplace with Charles Rennie Mackintosh style artwork. To the ground floor is a spacious kitchen and dining room with a wooden mosaic style floor. The Annexe can be used as the west wing of the property making it an integrated property.

Farm buildings

Adjacent to the house is a concrete yard and a large traditional barn with an adjoining workshop and an enclosed store accessible externally from a set of stone steps. The barn has a flagged stone floor throughout and has electric and water. The barn would be ideally suited for stabling or for livestock or equally alternative planning uses. Alongside the barn is a stream which winds its way down through the land and features an attractive stone bridge.


The land extends to approximately 18 acres which includes three blocks of woodland. The land comprises of four fields and all the land is permanent pasture with the better quality land south of the property which is mowable. There is a mixture of natural water supplies and spring fed troughs.

The fields are gently undulating, rising towards the fells and all boundaries are well maintained.

The land is classified as Grade 4 under the Agricultural Land Classification for England and is acidic with a base rich loam.

The land is not now in any grant schemes nor are any entitlements available. There is the possibility to take on a small registered pedigree Hebridean sheep flock which can be included in the farm sale if requested.


The woodland is a mixture of mainly native broadleaves of ranging ages with planting in last 15 years supported by DEFRA and Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust grants. There are also grand specimen trees around the house.

Method of Sale

Widdale Foot will be sold by Private Treaty and will be sold with vacant possession.

Rights of Way, Easements and Wayleaves

Widdale Foot will be sold subject to all existing wayleaves, easements and rights of way, whether mentioned in these particulars or not.

Sporting, Timber and Mineral Rights

These rights are included in the freehold in so far as they are owned.

Additional Information

Services The property has oil fired central heating, septic tank drainage, mains electricity and a private water supply.


Council Tax Band The principle house is Band C and the Annexe is Band A

Viewing Viewing strictly by appointment through the selling agent Carter Jonas T 01539 722592

Kendal - Rural

01539 722592

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Kendal LA9 5AP