Author Topic: Mine site for sale in the Dales  (Read 560 times)

Offline AR

  • Black shadow
  • forum hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 1520
  • PDMHS, ATAC, ANHMS
Mine site for sale in the Dales
« on: September 14, 2021, 08:31:42 pm »
While lighting the fire today with the property section of the Yorkshire Post, a bit caught my eye about Prye House Farm for sale in the Dales , north-east of Reeth, which was described as having mine workings on its land. Looks like this is the mine in question, with a derelict mine shop and a fine set of bouse teems: https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Mines/Pryes-Lead-Mine_7767/

Anyone with half a million or so spare who fancies living in a remote spot with their very own abandoned mines, get your tender in by the beginning of October...
Dirty old mines need love too....

Offline moorebooks

  • forum star
  • ****
  • Posts: 626
Re: Mine site for sale in the Dales
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2021, 08:40:29 pm »
While lighting the fire today with the property section of the Yorkshire Post, a bit caught my eye about Prye House Farm for sale in the Dales , north-east of Reeth, which was described as having mine workings on its land. Looks like this is the mine in question, with a derelict mine shop and a fine set of bouse teems: https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Mines/Pryes-Lead-Mine_7767/

Anyone with half a million or so spare who fancies living in a remote spot with their very own abandoned mines, get your tender in by the beginning of October...

Plus of course all the liabiliies of owning a mine site

Mike

Online ChrisJC

  • Funky
  • forum hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 1619
    • http://www.cowdery.org.uk
Re: Mine site for sale in the Dales
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2021, 09:01:26 pm »
Got a link to the land agent?

Chris.
--
http://www.cowdery.org.uk
Mines, caves,
Land Rovers

Offline AR

  • Black shadow
  • forum hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 1520
  • PDMHS, ATAC, ANHMS
Dirty old mines need love too....

Online ChrisJC

  • Funky
  • forum hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 1619
    • http://www.cowdery.org.uk
Re: Mine site for sale in the Dales
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2021, 09:28:57 pm »
It does look very attractive. But I am sure it will go for more than £500K. Maybe £1500K !

Chris.
--
http://www.cowdery.org.uk
Mines, caves,
Land Rovers

Offline rjw

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 9
  • rikj on aditnow
Re: Mine site for sale in the Dales
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2021, 10:51:34 pm »
It does look very attractive. But I am sure it will go for more than £500K. Maybe £1500K !

Chris.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58502618

Property market is all to cock at the moment In 5 years time the reality of small town rural life will have hit the elderly upsizers, who really should have been down sizing. At the other end of the age range, young professional couples are moving up here, only to find that as their children get older, they can't wait to move back to big cities, where there is actually something going on.

rikj on aditnow

Offline Fjell

  • forum star
  • ****
  • Posts: 549
Re: Mine site for sale in the Dales
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2021, 11:18:28 pm »
Houses that have been on the market for a decade in places like Dentdale and Garsdale suddenly all went. Local forums then have lots of people asking about all the local attractions and services because they just can't seem to put their finger on them :lol:

We did actually upsize in the doldrums. Bought a house that had been on the market 4 years and then spent 2 years selling our old one. You can forget chains.

Some people seem to have bought places up near Garsdale Head without actually visiting, let alone tried it in winter. You won't be popping out for a latte that's for sure. Although there is the Moorcock, the original inspiration for an "American Werewolf in London".

Offline JAA

  • addict
  • **
  • Posts: 113
Re: Mine site for sale in the Dales
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2021, 02:05:29 am »
This is my next door neighbour. The mine and that old building are at the bottom of my front fields by the beck.
Far too much brass. The land is worth £2k an acre tops, the house will want a load of work, I’d say it’s worth £350 k max.
To get access to that old building you’d need to sort out 2 other landowners, and put a road in… The water supply for the whole lot is down some alkathene pipe, through my meadows, but officially doesn’t exist… The neighbour is a right b**tard….
Maybe not such a bargain sadly!

Offline sinker

  • stalker
  • ***
  • Posts: 257
  • O-Level woodwork BlockbusterVideo Gold Card
Re: Mine site for sale in the Dales
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2021, 07:04:56 am »

…..The neighbour is a right b**tard….


 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :clap2:
Ah, well, now, you see...erm...

Offline AR

  • Black shadow
  • forum hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 1520
  • PDMHS, ATAC, ANHMS
Re: Mine site for sale in the Dales
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2021, 09:59:21 am »
This is my next door neighbour. The mine and that old building are at the bottom of my front fields by the beck.
Far too much brass. The land is worth £2k an acre tops, the house will want a load of work, I’d say it’s worth £350 k max.
To get access to that old building you’d need to sort out 2 other landowners, and put a road in… The water supply for the whole lot is down some alkathene pipe, through my meadows, but officially doesn’t exist… The neighbour is a right b**tard….
Maybe not such a bargain sadly!

Ahh, the joys of finding out what's behind the estate agent's gloss! Can't say I'm surprised to hear all of that, and agree about the land values - rough grazing and quite a bit of it on mine waste, looking at google earth, plus potential for poorly-capped shafts...
As Fjell rightly points out, a lot of these metropolitan types buying up properties in the hills thinking it'll be a wonderful escape to the country dream are going to be in for a major reality check when they actually move in. They'll find out that internet connectivity is all too often shite out in the sticks, you'll get snowed in at least once every winter and won't be able to "just pop out to the shops", let alone get Ocado out, and as for their kids, I've always said I read a lot and learned to play guitar in my teens because the only other things to do  where I grew up were tearing around on a motorbike or shagging sheep...
Dirty old mines need love too....

Online Speleofish

  • obsessive maniac
  • ***
  • Posts: 319
Re: Mine site for sale in the Dales
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2021, 10:21:32 am »
The biggest problem I found with bringing kids up in the middle of nowhere was the 0230 phonecall on Sunday mornings: 'Dad, I'm outside a disco in the middle of Oxford and the taxi driver says it'll cost £50 to get back home - can you pick me up?'

Offline martinb

  • forum star
  • ****
  • Posts: 692
  • In Normandy, France, not close to Limestone
Re: Mine site for sale in the Dales
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2021, 11:20:44 am »
It does look very attractive. But I am sure it will go for more than £500K. Maybe £1500K !

Chris.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58502618

Property market is all to cock at the moment In 5 years time the reality of small town rural life will have hit the elderly upsizers, who really should have been down sizing. At the other end of the age range, young professional couples are moving up here, only to find that as their children get older, they can't wait to move back to big cities, where there is actually something going on.

Talking about markets all to cock, the market here in France has been turned on its head.

I know of places that have been on the market for 7 or 8 years with zero interest, along comes a pandemic, and all the Parisiens are buying property like its going out of fashion.

An estate agent i know, that had 40+ properties on her books is down now to less than a dozen, and no new properties are coming on the market.

All the Brits who didn't want to stay after Brexit have pissed back off to plague island, those who wanted to preserve Freedom of Movement bought prior to December 2020 to assure their status.

All that is left for the market is really old crap places that need a fortune spending on them, or to build new, and we all know whats happening to building material prices!

Offline AR

  • Black shadow
  • forum hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 1520
  • PDMHS, ATAC, ANHMS
Re: Mine site for sale in the Dales
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2021, 11:38:55 am »
The biggest problem I found with bringing kids up in the middle of nowhere was the 0230 phonecall on Sunday mornings: 'Dad, I'm outside a disco in the middle of Oxford and the taxi driver says it'll cost £50 to get back home - can you pick me up?'

Pfft, youth of today -  on a number of occasions I staggered home ten miles from Scarborough, having drunk my taxi fare! The old railway line made for a reasonably safe route to do so, though I did once walk home on the cliff path which maybe wasn't such a good plan in hindsight...

I am gladdened to hear MartinB's comments about the French property market though, following the loss of her husband last year an old family friend is looking to move back to Blighty with her mother, who's in her nineties and has dementia, hopefully they will be able to get sold up soon.
Dirty old mines need love too....

Offline alex17595

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 15
Re: Mine site for sale in the Dales
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2021, 03:30:27 pm »
They were trying to sell black barn colliery last year for a more reasonable £49k


Unfortunately it's been sealed recently.

https://m.facebook.com/black.barn.colliery/

 

Main Menu

Forum Home Help Search
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal