Thrussendale Farm, Acklam, Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 9RG, UK
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Savills - York Agent Valuation of this property is £1,800,000
A diversified business, leisure and lifestyle opportunity in an outstanding and accessible location.
Thrussendale Farm has been transformed by the current owners from an attractive grassland farm with high landscape and amenity value into a diversified business and lifestyle opportunity with award winning holiday accommodation business. The exceptional site on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds provides an ideal location from which to further expand the business combining spectacular uninterrupted views across the Vale of York with a rural setting and good accessibility.
A purchaser will be aquiring a highly regarded award winning and established business and may seek opportunities to further expand the business or to continue to run a mixed business from the farm. The farmhouse itself is beautifully located and is supported by an excellent range of livestock and storage buildings. There is separate access to the holiday business providing privacy. It is extremely rare for opportunities such as this to be offered for sale.
Thrussendale Farmhouse - A four bedroom detached house constructed in the late 1980’s in an attractive reclaimed traditional clamp brick. The house which is in good decorative condition has a dining kitchen, a good size utility room, dining room and large lounge on the ground floor. On the first floor are two large bedrooms, two smaller bedrooms, one of which is currently being used as a private office, and a good sized family bathroom.
Outside - Situated to the north of the farmhouse is a large garage which is brick built with a pantile roof and a concrete tile floor. The garage provides a large storage area and covered parking with electric up and over garage doors. This building provides useful additional accommodation being close to the main house and prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries with regards to permission needed for alternative uses.
Farm Buildings - To the north of the steading is a range of farm buildings extending to 10,900 sq ft. They are arranged to support the livestock enterprises on the farm or could be adapted for other purposes.
The Land - The land is all currently laid to pasture and predominantly west facing and varies from gently sloping land to the west of the steading which is capable of mowing and silage, to some steep sloping land on the north eastern boundary which provides excellent shelter for livestock. In recent years the farm has supported successful pedigree sheep and cattle enterprises on the farm.
The Private Hill - Since purchasing the property, the current owners have diversified the farm to include five luxury boutique domes. These include four accommodation domes and a reception dome to welcome guests. This successful development has attracted considerable accolades since opening in 2019 including the Welcome to Yorkshire Bronze Award 2020 for The Best New Tourism Business. Quality in Tourism Five Star Gold Award together with a rare unique accommodation accolade and the business was a finalist in the sme Business Awards 2020 for New Tourism Businesses.
The site attracts many repeat guests and is highly rated on social media, Trip Advisor and Expedia.
Sitting proudly right on the edge of the North Yorkshire Wolds, The Private Hill offers unspoilt views for many miles across the Vale of York.
There may be potential to expand the business, as there is land suitable for expansion adjacent to the existing development although no planning enquiries have been made in this respect.
Janes Dome – “A cosy and exclusive space for guests” including bar, seating area and a kitchen with far reaching views. Large decking area.
Defender – sleeps up to 4 guests, super king bed, log burner, kitchenette, bathroom with WC, washbasin and shower. Private decking area.
Druid - sleeps up to 4 guests, super king bed, log burner, kitchenette, bathroom with WC, washbasin and shower. Private decking area.
Duchess - sleeps up to 4 guests, super king bed, log burner, kitchenette, bathroom with WC, washbasin and shower. Private decking area.
Debussy – Debussy – sleeps 2 guests, super king bed, log burner, kitchenette, bathroom with WC, washbasin and shower. Private decking area.
Website: The property is currently let through the vendors own website -
The Business - Trading accounts showing annual Gross Profits will be available on request to interested parties who have viewed the property.
The farm lies half a mile north east of the village of Acklam and lies to the north side of Thrussendale Road. Proceed out of the village turn right on to Thrussendale Road which is sign posted at the bottom of the road to Birdsall and Thixendale and you will see the farm on the left hand side of the road up the hill.
The farm lies approximately 6 miles from the market town of Malton and 7 miles from Stamford Bridge and 15 miles from the City of York. The property is on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds, close to the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 10 miles from Castle Howard and only 30 miles from the East Coast
Rateable value: June 2019 to present - £3,412.13 qualifying for 100% Small Business Relief.
Fixtures and Fittings: The five domes will include all fixtures, fittings and furniture.
Tenure: Freehold with vacant possession upon completion subject only to the grazing licences. Completion is anticipated to be on 30th September 2022. Forward bookings will continue to be taken with income apportioned on a pro rata basis.
Method of Sale: The property is for sale by private treaty as a whole. We reserve the right to conclude the sale by any other means at our discretion.
Fixtures and Fittings: All items normally designated as fixtures and fittings are specifically excluded from the sale. Diesel, Gas and water in the tank to be purchased at cost together with the inventory for the contents in Janes Dome. The Domes will be sold fully furnished. VAT payable as appropriate.
Services: Mains electricity (single phase). Metred mains water supply pumped to a 10,000 litre holding tank. Private drainage to the farmhouse and a separate private sewage, Tricel 30 water treatment plant services The Private Hill. The Rayburn Cooker which also provides the central heating and hot water is fuelled by Propane gas. Electric vehicle charging point in the farmyard and microwave broadband. CCTV installed with eight cameras. A monthly maintenance charge has been paid.
Basic Payment Scheme: The vendor intends to take the lump sum exit scheme therefore, no Entitlements will be available with the farm. The 2022 claim will be retained by the vendor.
Higher Tier Countryside Stewardship: The majority of the farm has been entered in to a Higher Tier Countryside Stewardship agreement which commenced on the 1st January 2022 agreement ref: 1171440. The scheme is designed to enhance the management of the grassland, restoration of wood pasture parkland together with the creation of wood pasture and nectar flower mix, management of hedgerows and supplementary winter feeding for farmland birds. Annual payments were scheduled to be in the region of £5,500 for the first 5 years and £2,600 per annum for years 6-10 however, payment rates are increasing by approximately 25% on those shown in the Agreement. Payments relating to the 2022 claim year will be retained by the vendor. Further information will be available from the selling agents.
Grazing licences: Approximately 45 acres is let on a seasonal grazing licence currently generating £3,000 per annum and running from April – 5th September. Grazing over the winter months is let on a per head basis to the same farmer running from the end of October until March.
Sporting, Timber and Mineral Rights: Sporting and mineral rights are included in the sale in so far as they are owned.
Tupe: Tupe regulations may apply to this sale.
Wayleaves Easements and Rights of Way: The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all covenants, easements, rights of way whether specifically mentioned in these particulars or not however there are no public rights of way crossing the property.
Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Savills. Contact the York office on .
Health and Safety: Given the potential hazards we would ask you to be as vigilant as possible when inspecting the property for your own personal safety especially around the farmyard and any livestock.
Planning: The house was constructed under planning permission approved on 1 December 1987. Condition 2 of that planning consent states, “the occupation of the dwelling shall be limited to a person solely or mainly employed or last employed in the locality in agriculture as defined in Section 290(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971 or in forestry, or a widow or widower of such a person”.
Planning consent was granted on the first March 2019 for the siting of four holiday accommodation glamping domes and one reception / shop dome with associated access and parking. The domes shall remain in the same ownership as the property known as Thrussendale Farm. The accommodation shall only be occupied for holiday purposes and must be available for commercial let for at least 140 days per year with no let exceeding a total of 31 days in any one calendar year.