An urban explorer found a seemingly abandoned Yorkshire farm filled with antiques worth ‘thousands of pounds’ – including ornate furniture, china crockery and children’s toys.
Daniel Sims, 32, from Huddersfield, found the farm with ‘everything left behind’, from toothbrushes and beauty products, beds ready to sleep in and children’s toys scattered throughout the home.
On his YouTube channel BeardedReality, Mr Sims shares often his experiences in abandoned buildings.
The abandoned farm in Yorkshire with ‘everything left behind’, from toothbrushes and beauty products, beds ready to sleep in and children’s toys scattered throughout the home
The house also contained a collection of magazines and vintage boardgames.
Mrs Sims also found ornate wooden furniture, china crockery and figurines inside the property
Daniel Sims (32), from Huddersfield found the Yorkshire farm with “everything left behind”, including toothbrushes, beauty products, beds that could be used, and toys for children scattered around the house.
His latest video shows him exploring the property. He says it appears to be in decay but contains “thousands of dollars’ worth of antiques.
After hearing about the farm from a friend, Steve Sims and Mr Sims entered through a small window.
Sims explained that “I began seeing many of the items still around” and “a wave of excitement set in as I entered,” Mr Sims added.
“I knew it would be an interesting place to see.
‘The atmosphere was calm at first, however at times it became quite eerie – we would hear random noises throughout the house that put us a little on edge.’
Video: Mr Sims describes the exterior of the building as “absolutely enormous”, before finally finding his way inside the main building.
Inside, they entered the kitchen and found it largely in disarray – but with the kettle and assorted crockery and appliances left as though ready to be used.
Although the farmhouse’s exterior was called ‘absolutely enormous’, Mr Sims and Steve entered through a small window.
A Philips Stereo System and a Large Writing Desk were found by the explorers. Mr Sims believes that they are early 20th-century.
In addition to scattered antiques and a book bound with leather, an older book was also discovered by the explorers.
A variety of antique light-fittings, ornaments, and other items were discovered stacked on top one another in a basket.
The newspaper was from 2017, along with several large paintings, were found in their living room. Mr Sims also spots an ‘antique cabinet’ – a large wooden piece with gold handles.
A Philips Stereo System and an enormous writing desk were also among the items they found. Mr Sims thought it was early in the 20th century.
On top of one dresser is a white china urn – though they find no ashes inside, and see it has instead been used for storage.
Although the explorer thought the property was abandoned for a few years, they discovered old-fashioned TVs and outdated furnishings in the house.
Sims continued to explore the property and remarked that there were some truly royal decorations.
They found upstairs bedrooms that were covered with pillows and duvet covers, old vinyl records, and even a doll wrapped in blankets and cradles.
There were also large, unframed paintings in the corridor. A ‘old lady’ nightie was located near a Jacuzzi tub.
A doll from the past was found amongst the treasure trove of items in the house.
A bathroom that was old and in poor condition had been left with many discarded items.
Many rooms contained treasured old items. However, some areas of the house were empty.
This large farmhouse, which was also adjacent to the barn had similarly large areas for the pair to explore. There were large fireplaces and desks stored in that barn.
After he had explored the house, Mr Sims said that although it was initially calm, at times it felt eerie.
They found toothbrushes still in the pot near the sink, and the explorers proceeded to test out the water and electricity – both of which were turned off.
Additionally, they found more toys for children such as a doll box and board games.
A variety of figurines were found in another area, including an antique television and a horse with its wrap.
Given the number of items with animal themes, Mr Sims believes the owners used to be animal lovers.
The attic contained a hand-made doll house. They also found many antiques when they ventured down to the basement.
The explorer guessed the property had been abandoned for only a couple of years, though they find old-fashioned televisions and dated furnishings throughout the home
In the attic, they found a ‘super creepy’ handmade dolls house, a large wooden wardrobe and – bizarrely – a red jacket hung up in the middle of the room
A doll from an older era was discovered in one upstairs bedroom.
Mr Sims spotted items including stacks of china crockery and ornaments – some of which he guessed could be collector’s items.
Both were amazed to see the collection left unopened, and also a large fridge filled with jams and other chutneys.
A shelf nearby was also filled with bottles of wine – which appears to be homemade, with handwritten labels on the bottles.
Sims claimed that the items in this store must have a value of thousands of pounds.
The team also found a Melotte vintage hand-cranked cream separator that was being used in dairy production in 19th century.
The upstairs rooms have bedrooms equipped with pillowcases and duvet sheets, pillows, old vinyl records, and even a doll wrapped in blankets and cradles.
“I began seeing many objects left behind so I was excited to go inside,” said Mr Sims, an explorer.
A large and intricately carved wood piece with gold handles was also discovered by the pair.
Another large corner bathtub was found neglected and surrounded with dirt and other debris.
One sitting room had been found in disarray with the settees moved haphazardly throughout.
Sims stated that the area where most of the collectables were kept away was the basement.
These individual items can be valued at hundreds of dollars to the right collectors.
They found an old fireplace and a workstation in an outbuilding.
They spent over an hour touring the property, before they left.
Mr Sims said: ‘We were left wondering why such a place had become like this – we were blown away by everything we saw.’