Change Your Life at the Drop of a Hammer

2nd June 2011

George F. White has announced the opportunity for someone to change their life, quite literally at the drop of a hammer. Rougham Farm at Arkendale, near Knaresborough, in North Yorkshire will be both the venue for the property auction on July 6th, and the star attraction. This is due to the fact that it is the farm itself which is being sold, so someone can buy the very ground they are standing on.

It is unusual for a sale to take place in this way but it will ultimately provide a unique opportunity for purchasers to see what they would be purchasing first hand. The sale with a guide price of £650,000 includes a detached three bedroom farmhouse, a range of traditional and modern farm buildings, 63.18 acres of land and a wildlife pond.

Farms in this area of North Yorkshire are currently in very high demand and with so few coming onto the market, interest is expected to be high as Sam Johnson of George F. White explains: “We have sold many farms at auction over the years but this is the first time we have had a sale at the property we are selling. A couple of key features of Rougham Farm is its excellent accessibility and the benefit of a 3 phase electricity supply and bore hole. Land in the area has sold extremely well over the past 12-18 months so we are expecting this auction to attract a lot of serious buyers.”

The fully ring fenced farm includes a livestock shed, two general purpose shed, two Dutch barns, two open fronted barns, a shippon and stables and covered fold yard. Rougham Farmhouse itself is a spacious three bedroom family home with a fitted kitchen, large dining room and lounge with french doors leading to the patio and ample gardens. Upstairs there are three bedrooms and a bathroom.

The farm is just off the main A168, three miles south of Boroughbridge. The nearby village of Arkendale has excellent local amenities and the market towns of Borughbridge and Knaresborough are close. The main road and rail links are all easily accessible and Leeds Bradford Airport is less than thirty minutes drive.

The sale will take place by public auction on Wednesday 6th July at 6.30pm at Rougham Farm.

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