An urban explorer found an abandoned Yorkshire farm filled with ‘thousands of pounds’ of antiques – including ornate furniture, China Crockery and children’s toys.
Danielle Sims, 32, of Huddersfield, found a ranch with ‘everything left behind’, from toothbrushes and beauty products, to bedtime beds and children’s toys scattered throughout the house.
Mr. Sims regularly shares his adventures in abandoned buildings on his YouTube channel, BeardedReality.
Abandoned farm in Yorkshire ‘everything left behind’ from toothbrushes and beauty products, ready-to-bed beds and children’s toys scattered throughout the house
A collection of old boardgames and magazines was one of the collections of items in the house
Mrs Sims also found ornate wooden furniture, porcelain and statues inside the property
Danielle Sims, 32, of Huddersfield found a farm in Yorkshire with toothbrushes and beauty products, ready-to-bed beds and children’s toys scattered throughout the house with ‘everything left behind’
In his latest video he discovered the property, which appears to have been left to rot and contains antiques worth ‘thousands of pounds’.
After hearing about the farm through a fellow investigator, Mr. Sims and his friend Steve entered through a small open window.
Mr. Sims said, “I saw a lot of things left, so as soon as I walked in, there was a wave of excitement.”
‘I could say it would be interesting to see this place.
‘Initially the atmosphere was quiet, but sometimes it got quite awful – we used to hear random noises all over the house which bothered us a bit.’
In the video, Mr Sims described the exterior as ‘absolutely spacious’ before finding a way into the main building.
Inside, he entered the kitchen and found it largely in disrepair—but left the kettle and assorted crockery and appliances ready for use.
The farmhouse’s exterior was described as ‘absolutely spacious’, but Mr Sims and his fellow explorer Steve were entered through a small open window.
Searchers found an old Philips stereo system and a large writing desk, believed by Mr. Sims to be early 20th century
In addition to scattered antiquities, explorers also found an old leather-bound book
Lots of vintage light-fittings and ornaments found stacked on top of one another in a basket
In the living room he found a newspaper from 2017 and several large paintings. Mr Sims also sees an ‘antique cabinet’ – a large piece of wood with a gold handle.
He also found an old Philips stereo system and a large writing desk, which Mr. Sims had considered in the early 20th century.
Above a dresser is a white sugar urn – although they find no ashes inside, and see that it has been used for storage.
The investigator estimated that the property had only been abandoned for a few years, although they found old-fashioned TVs and vintage furnishings throughout the house.
As Mr Sims explored further at the property, he remarked: ‘There are some really royal decorations here.’
Upstairs, they found bedrooms with beds made from duvet sheets and pillows, bags full of old vinyl records, and even a blanket and a doll tucked away in the crib.
Large framed paintings were left in the hallway, and there was an ‘old lady nightie’ near the bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath.
An old doll was also found among the store of old property in the house.
An old bathroom was tragically fallen into disrepair, with discarded products scattered
While many rooms were filled with old and valuables, other areas were empty and unfortunately fell into neglect.
The large farmhouse was adjacent to a barn with equally cavernous space for both, with a large table and fireplace.
After locating the house, Mr. Sims said: “At first the atmosphere was quiet, but at times it got quite terrifying.”
They found toothbrushes still in the pot near the sink, and the explorers proceeded to test the water and electricity—both were turned off.
He also discovered children’s toys, including a boxing doll and several board games.
The other room contained a variety of statues, including a wrapped horse as well as an old-fashioned television.
Mr. Sims estimates that the former owners were animal lovers, given the large number of animal-themed items.
In the attic, a handmade doll house was described as ‘super creepy’, while descending into the basement they found dozens of antiques.
The investigator estimated that the property had only been abandoned for a few years, although he found old-fashioned TVs and vintage furnishings throughout the house.
In the attic, they found a ‘super creepy’ handmade doll house, a large wooden cupboard and – oddly – a red jacket hanging in the middle of the room.
An old doll was found in one of the bedrooms upstairs, still in its packaging
Mr Sims saw items including a pile of china crockery and jewelry – some of which he speculated might be collector’s items.
The two were stunned to see the assortment left untouched as well as a fridge full of jars of jams and chutneys.
A shelf nearby was also filled with bottles of wine—which appear to be homemade—with handwritten labels on the bottles.
Mr Sims said: ‘There must be thousands of pounds of stuff here.’
He also discovered a vintage Melott hand-crank cream separator, which was used in the dairy industry in the 19th century.
Upstairs, they find bedrooms with beds made from duvet sheets and pillows, bags full of old vinyl records and even a blanket and doll tucked in the crib
Finder Mr Sims said, ‘I started to see a lot of things left around me, so as soon as I walked in, a wave of excitement took hold.
The pair also saw an ‘antique cabinet’ – a large, ornately carved wooden piece with gold handles
A large corner bathtub was also found in a neglected condition surrounded by dirt and debris.
A living room found in a chaotic state, with sets moving randomly around the room
Mr Sims said: ‘The main area that caught my surprise was in the basement with most of the collectibles where there were squirrels and other random antiques.
‘Some of these personal items can be worth hundreds for the right people and collectors.’
In one outbuilding, he found a ‘really old’ work desk and fireplace among the rubble.
The two spent an hour searching the property before leaving.
Mr Sims said: ‘We were left wondering why such a place had become like this – we were blown away by what we saw.’