Heald Head Cottage, North Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 4AQ

  • Derelict 17th Century stone cottage
  • Considered to be "abandoned" - any restoration subject to formal planning
  • Sold subject to an overage provision in favour of vendor
  • Stands in 0.68 acre with rural aspect
  • Highly desirable location just outside Cawthorne

A former two storey stone built cottage set in 0.68 acre that is considered, in planning terms, to be abandoned.The cottage was previously used 15-20 years ago for outdoor education purposes but has since suffered fire damage leaving it without first floor accommodation and a roof.


The remaining ground floor rooms comprise-
Room 1 4.3m x 4.8m
Former store 2.6m x 2.75m
Room 2 4.85 x 4.55m
Store room 2.6m x 2.75m
Room 3 4.85m x 2.9m
Former shower block 3.1m x 3.8m
Store 3.6m x 3.8m


Heald Head Cottage lies between the villages of Caththorne and Denby Dale some 5 miles to the west of Barnsley. The building is to the south of the A635 at the junction of Coach Gate Lane and is approached on foot by a public bridleway.

The easiest access route to the property is via the public bridleway which leads off Coach Gate Lane where there is a car parking space on the right hand side adjacent to a fence (See photo on website) Towards the top of this parking area there is a path on the left hand side which is the start of the bridleway and is marked with a 'public bridleway' sign. There is a wider path back towards the junction of Lane Head Road however this route involves stepping across the river. The bridleway leads up a steep incline and the proprety is on the left after approximately 200 metres.

Whereas access for viewing is recommended on foot as above, the property does benefit from a legal right of access to the south with or without vehicles via a partially made track running through Pashley Green Farm off North Lane and then along an unmade bridleway to the western boundary of a field.


It is understood that water and electricity have previously been connected to the property in addition to drainage however it recommended that the purchaser carries out their own investigations.


The subject property is in an area which is allocated as Green Belt therefore there is a presumption against development within the site area of the property including redevelopment of the property itself. The property has not been used for approximately 15-20 years and there is little evidence to prove established use before this period, therefore the property is likely to be considered as having been abandoned in planning terms. There is a public right of way within the curtilage of the site.


Prospective Purchasers should note that the Conditions of Sale for this lot include a requirement that the Purchaser pays Barnsley Council's legal costs and a 5% premium or £500 minimum payment in addition to the price bid. VAT is payable on the premium


Interested parties are advised to consider the property details carefully before viewing, especially in respect of the need for planning and access. As the property is derelict, viewing should only be done by prior appointment and care should be taken whilst on site.

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