The original farmhouse as seen in Yorkshire Television’s Emmerdale has been put up for sale with an asking price of over one million!
Happy days: The cast of Emmerdale Farm outside the farmhouse in the 1980s.
Emmerdale Farm fan-site reports that the Fine and Country property agents are overseeing the former farms sale. Lindley Farm, near Otley, was renovated in the mid-1990s and the barn converted into six unit holiday home after mainstay farmer Arthur Peel retired and sold up.
The Fine and Country website states:
“Set in this stunning position and enjoying views of rural greenbelt countryside, the property is set in 3.5 acres approximately of both formal landscaped gardens and paddocks, and would probably be more well known and recognised as being the original property from the tv soap Emmerdale Farm, which started in 1972.
“The property nestles in the golden triangle of Leeds and Harrogate, and is within easy access to the market town of Otley, the vibrant commercial City of Leeds, and the charming Spa town of Harrogate. There is a train station at Weeton which allows quick easy access to both Leeds and Harrogate. This is an ideal property for those with equestrian interests, the young professional couple, or the growing family alike. A charming beautiful property, believed to date back in part over 300 years…”
The farmhouse featured in Emmerdale until the early 1990s when it was written out of the series with a subsidence storyline. The original Emmerdale Farm series, devised by Kevin Laffan, revolved around widower Annie Sugden, actress Shelia Mercier, and her family. Other stories focused on the nearby village of Beckindale and the Woolpack pub.