Image637104784395203384Gentleman Jack Farm For Sale

Property once owned by Anne List is £1.3m.

A FARMHOUSE which was once owned by Anne Lister, aka Gentleman Jack, is lip for sale.
Sutcliffe Wood Farm, Hove Edge, near Brighouse, was built around 1713 for James Lister.
James came from the famous Lister family, of Shibden I fall, whose descend­ants included Anne Lister, the subject of the hit BBC/HBO drama Gentleman Jack.

The house, part of the Listers’ Shib­den Estate, was the home of tenant farmer Samuel Sowden who also appears in the series. He appears in records as a tenant of Anne Lister and her partner Ann Walker, who is played by Sophie Rundle.

In Gentleman Jack Sowden, played by Anthony Flanagan, is a drunken thug murdered by his long-suffering son.
But in real life Sowden had great ambitions for his son Sutcliffe who went to Cambridge University, became a vicar and officiated at the marriage of legendary author Charlotte Bronte and Arthur Bell Nicholls in 1854.
The home, which has 16th century origins, is on sale for £1.3m.

In recent years it has been extended by Huddersfield-based architects One 17 and is a large, luxury home with sprawl­ing grounds and outstanding views.

Estate agent Simon Blyth is marketing the property.
The listing says: “This fine detached period home which once formed part of the Shibden Estate enjoys wonderful views over Red Beck Valley and stands in around 18 acres with stabling for seven horses. The property provides beautifully appointed and flexible living space including a lovely self contained adjoining annex.”

Downstairs the main farmhouse comprises a hall, a breakfast room with a galleried landing, a large kitchen, liv­ing room, dining room and sun lounge. Upstairs is a large master bedroom with a dressing room, two bed­rooms sharing a Jack and Jill bathroom, a fourth bedroom and a family bathroom. And in the self-contained annex there is a large living kitchen, a dining room, bath­room and bedroom. Outside there’s a whopping 18 acres of land with stables for seven horses plus gardens and off-street parking.