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A resourceful couple have made a £150,000 profit after knocking down a derelict old farm building and constructing an impressive eco-friendly retreat in its place.
Art technician Danielle Coates, 33, and her husband Ben, 33, a carpenter, have created The Rookery, in the scenic village of Roughlee, East Lancs.
They spent £200,000 buying six acres of farmland and building the two bedroom detached stone home. It has been a shrewd investment as the property, which was completed in 2015, is now valued at £350,000.
They are currently renting out the two bedroom cottage as a holiday let on cottages.com, with it generating an annual turnover of £50,000.
Original stones from the demolished farm building have been incorporated into the new structure. Solar panels have been fitted to generate enough energy to run the entire house, and recycled timber from the farm used to fashion shelves and handles.