A medieval Yorkshire farmhouse with millpond and an incredible history is for sale

A farm that's so old that musket balls dating from the 15th century are still being found in its fields has gone on the market for £1.25million.

The rear of the farm

Seaves Farm in the village of Brandsby dates from 1427, and the current farmhouse was built in the 1800s. The 6.5-acre smallholding has a millpond, granary, cottage, stables, paddocks and a manege. When it was a tenanted farm, the dairy supplied milk to the famous Rowntree's chocolate factory in York. The Grade II-listed house is so old that parts of it were built using stone from abbeys disbanded during the Dissolution of Monasteries, and horse shoes and musket balls from the reign of King Richard III are still being dug up in the grounds. A grand inglenook fireplace is the house's main period feature, and it is the oldest property in the village. The five-bedroom main house is complemented by a refurbished two-bedroom cottage currently used as holiday accommodation, and the granary has planning permission in place for conversion into a further holiday let. The property is ideal for equestrian-minded owners, as there is stabling for five horses, grazing and an all-weather manege. Period features include exposed beams, stripped wooden shutters, wooden panelling, window seats, original herringbone floor tiles and a vaulted ceiling. The garden includes an ancient oak tree and an orchard, as well as a courtyard. Agent: Blenkin & Co, York.

The front of the farmhouse, which is the oldest property in the village of Brandsby

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The two-bedroom cottage with its own garden is a holiday let bringing in around 16,000 per year in income
The farmhouse has a wealth of period features
The dining room has exposed beams and a window seat
Two of the farmhouse's five bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms
The gardens include a millpond, orchard, stream and paddocks
The granary is currently derelict but there is planning permission to convert it into another holiday let
The kitchen has an Aga and period features
Seaves Farm has five bedrooms, two of which are en-suite
There are paddocks and grazing for horses at the property
The farm has a traditional millpond
The equestrian complex has stabling for five horses, a feed store, paddocks and an all-weather manege