Sold Within 24 Hours: Elizabethan Farmhouse in Rural Sabden Fold

Sold Within 24 Hours: Elizabethan Farmhouse in Rural Sabden Fold

Wondering whether now is a good time to put your property on the market? There’s no time like the present, as the case of this house in Sabden Fold in Pendle shows.

This Elizabethan farmhouse dates back to 1592. It’s got a lot of history. It’s rumoured to have been the residence of Alice Nutter, one of the infamous Pendle Witches. The house and the owners were certainly contemporaries. 

Even if Alice didn’t actually live in the house, she would have at least known of it. As a farmhouse, it’s very possible that Ms. Nutter would have known the occupants. Rural Lancashire was sparsely populated at the time, and the community was a lot closer in those days.

At the outbreak of the English Civil war, this property would have been standing for over 50 years. Take a look inside and you can imagine Oliver Cromwell’s soldiers walking over those same flagstones. You can practically hear their hobnail boots on the stone floor.

In its current state, it’s a beautiful, stone-built farmhouse, grade 2 listed and set in just under 9 acres of meadow, pasture and gardens. 

You’d think that selling a house like this would be easy, but there’s a lot more to finding a buyer than giving a brief history lesson and taking a few snapshots. That’s the benefit of using a local specialist Estate Agent like Pendle Hill Properties. 

When we went to visit this property we knew it was a special place, but then every home is. 

It doesn’t matter if it’s an Elizabethan farmhouse in a picture-perfect village or an urban Terrace. A home is special, and we treat every property with the same respect. 

The first time we visited this stunning farmhouse, the light wasn’t quite right to get good enough photographs. The second time we had snow. We visited this property on three separate occasions just to make sure we had images to do it justice. The job didn’t stop there. The photos are just the beginning. Timing is everything, we don’t rush into selling.

We’ve got all the marketing, social media and promotion skills, and the local knowledge needed to find a buyer for any house in our area. 

The evidence? Sold in less than 24 hours. Subject to contract.

Posted on 22 January, 2021

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