This stunning Victorian property dating back to 1855 and extended in 1893 is absolutely superb in every way. Set in delightful and extensive gardens and being south facing across farmland. Situated on the level in the sought after village of Gargrave with local amenities close by including a small supermarket, train station, restaurants and pubs. Without doubt one of the finest properties in the village and most certainly the most handsome, this large detached family home has something for everyone and retains all of its period charm.
An entrance lobby with tiled floor leads to a reception hall with original staircase having a large arched window to the half-landing. A snug with wide-board timber floorboards features a cast iron open fire set into a marble inset with timber surround, and with built-in cupboards and pleasant outlook across the front gardens onto open fields. The spacious dining room features a large square bay window and offers ample space for a dining suite and associated furniture, again looking out to the south across open farmland. The drawing room is impressive in both size and style having a tall mullioned window with seat below, a multi-glazed door opening onto the side gardens, further window, tall ceilings with original decorative plasterwork, all centred around a superb cast iron open fire with marble hearth and surround.
An inner hallway leads past a home office and cloakroom with WC and washbasin, and an under-stairs keeping-cellar into the 'every-day' living space at the rear of the property. A living area features a superb working Yorkshire range, stone flagged flooring and offers a cosy sitting space with a dining area set into a full width & height bay window with feature stone columns. This part of the house is semi-open plan to a fabulous and generous sized farmhouse-style kitchen installed by Messrs Simpson of Colne Having windows onto the gardens and featuring stone flagged flooring, a vast range of cupboards and draws, granite worktops, recessed lighting, belfast sink, a substantial four oven AGA with two hotplates and a two ring gas module, fitted bespoke AGA fridge / freezer and a large built-in larder cupboard. A centre island provides further baking and cupboard space, and iIntegrated appliances include a Miele microwave oven and full sized dishwasher.
A return staircase with arched window to the half-landing has a pleasant outlook across the rear courtyard and leads past the house bathroom to an inner-landing giving access to the five double bedrooms. The Master bedroom is of excellent proportions with dual aspect windows offering far reaching views, and is a super-king sized bedroom. Featuring a range of bespoke built-in wardrobes, drawers and cupboards and boasting a period style en-suite bathroom including high level cistern WC, bidet, washbasin, and full sized bath with shower head attachment, and a built-in cupboard for toiletries. The four remaining bedrooms are all good sized doubles easily accommodating a king-sized bed, and with pleasant outlooks and there is a box room with window to the east. The house bathroom has been refurbished to a high standard in a Mediterranean style with travertine tiling to the floor and the walls and with a huge free-standing bath with concealed filler.
GARDENS & GARAGE
To the front of the property there are attractive gardens featuring well maintained topiary, a driveway with side gardens leads to the superb auto-gated courtyard which is set to stone setts and flags providing a stunning feature. This gives access to the substantial stone-built double garage which was added in 1995, a greenhouse (requires re-furbishing) and small paddock which is ideal for goats, hens and dogs, and with gated access towards the river. Turning to the attractive and main West facing garden, this is a great space for entertaining and relaxing and has direct access to the drawing room and boot room / kitchen. Substantial stone walls give privacy and a stone flagged terrace is perfect for al-fresco dining and sunbathing and with well stocked borders and a central topiary feature make for pleasant backgrounds.
The Village of Gargrave is on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North Yorkshire. The River Aire runs through the middle of the village and with three attractive greens running alongside, makes an idyllic place for picnics, paddling, fishing and dog walking. The Leeds Liverpool Canal also runs through the village providing boating and walking (on the level) throughout the year. St Andrews Church, Village Hall and Library are all close by. Local amenities include a Post Office, CO-OP supermarket, three public houses, fish and chip shop, Asian restaurant and a café. There is a bus service into Skipton and Settle, and a train station with services to Skipton, Leeds & Bradford, Settle,Morecambe and Carlisle. The famous Yorkshire Three Peaks are approximately a thirty minute drive away and the Lake District is just over an hour’s drive. Also in the catchment for Skipton Girls High & Ermysteds Grammar School, and Gargrave has an excellent Primary School and PTA.