PRICE: £795,000

AGENT: Davis & Bowring

T: 015242-74445

W: www.davis-bowring.co.uk

THIS traditional Yorkshire Dales farmstead is described as "a country lover's paradise" by the agents, and it is easy to see why.

Hobsons Farm, at Cowgill, is on the market with Davis & Bowring for £795,000 and features a stone-built, five-bedroom farmhouse dating back to the 17th century, with great charm and original features; a detached two-bedroom cottage; a stone-built hay barn and a double garage - all encompassed by more than 21 acres of quiet, peaceful meadow, pasture and woodland.

Since 1972 the beautiful farmhouse - almost four miles from Dent village and within walking distance of Dent railway station - has been meticulously updated by the owners, who have taken great care to preserve its period character. Exposed beams, stone-flagged floors and a cast-iron range add to the essence of a quintessential Dales farmhouse.

The spacious accommodation features two large reception rooms perfect for entertaining, a welcoming kitchen with electric Aga and separate pantry, a conservatory and a library. Five double bedrooms are found on the first floor, with two family bath/shower rooms.

The owners have taken a keen interest in Hobsons Farm's history and a locally crafted slate plaque sits proudly outside the house noting all of the owners since 1602.

Beside the farmhouse is a picturesque and traditional stone-built, double-fronted country cottage with original features. It offers great potential for holiday lets or long-term letting with its two main reception rooms, kitchen, two double bedrooms

and large bathroom. The cottage is let on an assured shorthold tenancy agreement

which ends in October 2017 and the tenants have expressed an interest in extending the term.

Hobsons Farm nestles in around 21.62 acres (8.75 hectares) of meadow, pasture and woodland, providing privacy and control of the surrounding views. The farmstead is set back off the road and would be ideal for those with an aspiration to own a smallholding or with an interest in nature and conservation.

Meanwhile, Lot 2 consists of 51.42 acres of former commercial softwood plantation, to the south of the main farmstead. Offers are invited in the region of £50,000.

For full details, visit www.davis-bowring.co.uk