Healey, Masham

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5

Beautifully located renovation opportunity of a traditional farmhouse and buildings.

Situation and Amenities

BEST AND FINAL BIDS INVITED BY 12pm, WEDNESDAY 21st JULY. Please enquire with the Selling Agent for more information.

Crab House lies in a particularly attractive spot to the south west of the village of Healey in Colsterdale, about 4 miles to the west of Masham and within the Nidderdale AONB. At the end of the no-through lane known as Breary Bank is the historic site of Breary Banks (Colsterdale) Camp. This was originally a site for workers of the Leeds Corporation Reservoir Company but was requisitioned during the Great War as a training camp for the 15th West Yorkshire Regiment known as the Leeds Pals. After their posting to Egypt, the remaining Battalion moved to Blyth and the camp was converted for use as a Prisoner of War Camp for German Officers.

Whilst there are no shops in the village, The Black Swan pub and restaurant is situated in the nearby village of Fearby and Masham provides good local facilities with shops, garage, pubs and restaurants. The Swinton Country Club and Spa is also located nearby at Swinton Park Hotel near Masham. Ripon is about 13 miles away and offers a wider range of services and amenities.

Crab House

The property includes the traditional stone-built farmhouse, connecting and adjacent stone-built farm buildings and a range of redundant more modern sheds and stores. The farmhouse has a small area of garden, a large yard and a paddock and the whole site extends to about 3 acres.

The farmhouse backs onto a quiet lane whilst looking south over rolling countryside. It has accommodation over two floors and extends to about 2400 sqft. and is currently configured to provide three reception rooms, kitchen, five bedrooms, shower room and a bathroom. The house requires complete refurbishment, and it is anticipated that a new owner would also take the opportunity to reconfigure the space.

The wider farmyard includes a range of redundant livestock buildings, stables and stores which offers further potential and a range of uses to attract interest.

In addition to the farmstead and paddock, there may be an opportunity to add additional land up to about 15 acres. Further details are available from the Selling Agents.

Crab House has accommodation on two floors and includes:

Ground Floor living room, dining room, sitting room, kitchen, utility and shower room. Cellar.

First Floor Five bedrooms and bathroom.

Adjoining the main farmhouse is a single storey former stone byre and store which offers, subject to the appropriate planning consent, a wonderful opportunity to extend and reconfigure the overall accommodation.

Crab House has an area of garden ground to the front and more extensive, partially walled garden area, to the south

Farm Buildings

In addition to the adjoining stone byres, there are further stone buildings offering more potential and although no planning enquiries have been specifically made, it is believed that accommodation for short term or holiday use would be looked upon favourably by the Harrogate Borough Council.

The Land

The land included with the sale lies immediately to the front and includes an area of walled garden with an old outdoor lavatory, a large yard and a paddock of about 2.5 acres. Additional land, extending up to 15 acres, may be made available separately to the preferred bidder of the house and buildings.

Services & Energy Performance

The property is served by mains electricity and a private water supply. The old private drainage system is no longer functional, and the purchaser will be expected to upgrade the system as they need. There is an oil-fired boiler but its condition is not warranted. Any necessary rights over retained estate property will be granted as required to facilitate the new system.

Public Rights of Way and Easements

This property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way whether public, private, rights of water, light, support, drainage, electricity and other rights and obligations, easements, quasi-easements, restrictive covenants and all existing and proposed wayleaves whether referred to or not.


The seller will reserve the right to charge an overage payment in the event that the new owners successfully apply for residential planning consent over the wider farmyard area for the purposes of speculative onward sale. The terms of such an agreement will form part of the sale negotiation.

Local Authority

Harrogate Borough Council

Council Tax Band

Band E.

Fixtures and Fittings

No fixtures and fittings are included in the sale unless specifically mentioned within these sale particulars.


From Masham head west along Fearby Road to Fearby and on to the village of Healey. Continue through the village and take the first left after about 400m down the hill and over the bridge turning immediately right signed to the Breary Banks War Memorial. Crab House is to the left after about 500m.


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Viewing will be by appointment only through the Selling Agents on 01969 600120.


Withers LLP.


Particulars written April 2021

Photographs taken Sept 2020 and April 2021.

Disclaimer Notice

PLEASE READ: GSC Grays gives notice to anyone who may read these particulars as follows:

1. These particulars, including any plan, are a general guide only and do not form any part of any offer or contract.

2. All descriptions, including photographs, dimensions and other details are given in good faith but do not amount to our presentation or warranty. This should not be relied upon as statements of facts and anyone interested must satisfy themselves as to their corrections by inspection or otherwise.

3. Neither GSC Grays nor the vendors accept responsibility for any error that these particulars may contain however caused.

4. Any plan is for guidance once only and is not drawn to scale. All dimensions, shapes, and compass bearings are approximate, and you should not rely on them without checking them first.

5. Nothing in these particulars shall be deemed to be a statement that the property is in good condition, repair or otherwise nor that any services or facilities are in good working order.

6. Please discuss with us any aspects that are important to you prior to travelling to the property.

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