WORK has been completed to convert redundant farm buildings on the Duke of Devonshire’s Bolton Abbey Estate to create a new business centre at Hill Top Farm, Bolton Abbey.

Situated off the main A59 Harrogate to Skipton road overlooking the famous Priory and River Wharfe, this is the first offer of business accommodation of its type by The Chatsworth Settlement Trustees.

Up to four suites of offices are available around an attractive central courtyard, all standing in superb open countryside yet readily accessible to Skipton, Ilkley and Harrogate.

Benedict Heyes, FRICS, land agent for the Estate, said: "This development has seen the creation of approx. 2.700 sq.ft of modern high quality accommodation, the work carefully undertaken to retain the inherent character and appeal of these traditional buildings, with the layout managed in such a way as to make both smaller suites available for start-ups or alternatively larger spaces for existing businesses. The development offers occupiers the opportunity of modern flexible accommodation of a high specification in an unrivalled working environment."

Letting of the offices is being handled jointly by Westlake & Co and Dacre, Son & Hartley.

The scheme is seen as a pilot and which if successful will be rolled out onto a number of sites maintaining the Estate’s existing strong links with the local economy.