Monks Folly boasts two private courtyards, an attached barn, called the Malt Kiln Barn, and a detached cottage, The Brewhouse.

'Unique' £3.25 million North Yorkshire country home boasts charm, character and the opportunity to expand

Step inside “stunning” six-bedroom country home in North Yorkshire – and accompanying four-bedroom cottage – now on the market.

Saturday, 6th March 2021, 4:45 pm

Estate agent Hopkinsons, in its listing on property website Rightmove, describes Monks Folly, on Hill Top Lane, Pannal, near Harrogate, as a “rare opportunity” to purchase a “unique country home” with far-reaching countryside views set in about six acres – with more potentially available.

It says: “There is an excellent development opportunity with the benefit of planning permission granted to extend or create significant ancillary accommodation into more living space or leisure facilities to suit your own individual requirements at any stage in the future.

“The sale offers the rare opportunity to purchase, by separate negotiation, about 44 acres of linked land including productive pasture land, woodland and game cover that currently provides a private family shoot and two further estate houses producing £47,000 of income per annum.”

“Monks Folly is surprisingly not listed, however its charm and character is evident as soon as you arrive.

Highlights of Monks Folly include a wine store, galleried dining hall with exposed timbers, a lounge with feature stone fireplace, a spacious living family kitchen with snug area and gas living flame stove, and a dining area with double opening patio doors to a lawn with a Rondavel – African hut – to enjoy the views from.

An attached barn, the Malt Kiln Barn, offers two floors of additional space that will create a further 1,750 sq feet over two floors, with a further attached Bothy totalling 625 sq feet, both suitable for conversion into accommodation or leisure facilities.

Hopkinsons says The Brewhouse, the four-bedroom cottage in the grounds of the house “offers an important and key part of the sale as it currently offers valuable rental income of more than £20,000 a year”.

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