A home in Barrowford, which dates back to the 17th century, was once home to a family of manufacturers and inventers.

Crowtrees Farm, on Barleydale Road, is listed for sale for £995,000 and looks like the ideal place for history buffs.

According to the property description, posted by Fine and Country, in the 1800s the house was inherited by the Grimshaw family.

The family were known as cloth manufacturers and spinning and weaving entrepreneurs.

Between 1805 and 1807 the house was renovated “reflecting the family's rise in wealth and status”. The property was updated to include more Georgian features, some of which are still evident to this day.

In 1894 the house was sold to W H Atkinson, an industrialist brick manufacturer, whose family were thought to have owned the building until 1950.

While they lived there, they made small alterations including the addition of a Jacobean revival style porch. After the 1950s the house was occupied by the local doctor until the present owners purchased the property in 1997.

The spacious five bedroom property is situated on three acres of private land, with a stream right on the property’s doorstep.

On the ground floor you will find a sitting room and snug, which are ideal rooms for cosy nights in.

The kitchen looks like the true heart of the home and there is even a pantry to save space and clutter.

Four bedrooms are double and the fifth is described as a “generous” single bedroom. The hallway on the first floor is also being used as a library area.

A conservatory leads out onto the garden area of the property, with “superb” private walled gardens and grounds to the front side and rear.

There is a stone barn, which is currently used as a workshop, with a large internal mezzanine and cobbled courtyard to the rear.

Within the courtyard is a detached garage and surrounding the garage there is additional land that could be used as garden leading up to a lake at the back of the property.

Suitable for large families, or business owners interested in using it as a holiday let, the property is said to bring “a wealth of possibilities for purchasers”.

Parts of the property are in need of renovation, restoration and modernisation.

A spokesperson for Fine and Country said: “The property offers a wealth of possibilities for purchasers.

“In particular it would suit multigenerational living for a large family, or the creation of an annex or holiday let, as there are two separate kitchens with their own utility rooms both with separate external access and living space.

“Rooms are spacious and well-lit and there are numerous scenarios for those looking to put their own stamp on a property including development of the barn in to additional living space or leisure facilities.”