Holly Cottage, Grassington

Skipton, BD23 5BL




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Key features

  • Refurbished with modern facilities
  • 5 double bedrooms + 2 bathrooms
  • Superb stone flagged under-heated floors
  • 2 generous size reception rooms
  • Pleasant cottage style gardens to the front & rear
  • GAS central heating & wood burning stove
  • Successful holiday let property
  • Just off from the bustling main street
  • Excellent local facilities/pubs/restaurants


Holly Cottage is a superbly located, very substantial and popular holiday home, positioned just off the main street in the pretty Dales village of Grassington. This beautifully presented, modernised and spacious family home retains a wealth of charm, with exposed roof timbers, stone flagged floors and cottage gardens. However living space is certainly one thing that is in abundance here, with a full depth living room with open Inglenook fireplace, and a separate similar sized, open plan kitchen-dining room. Having a separate laundry room, no less than five double bedrooms and with two bath/shower rooms. Modernised by the current owners to a high standard and benefiting from double glazing and central heating throughout. Viewing is essential to truly appreciate the size and quality of this property and the great location in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The ground floor benefits from under-heated stone flagged floors. There are oak staircases and oak flooring to the first and second floors. Enjoying some attractive long distance views to the front across the cottage gardens, and with a pretty cottage style courtyard to the rear-with alfresco dining areas. There is a private parking bay at the front of Holly Cottage, with on street parking immediately adjacent to the property on Chapel Lane and further public parking on Main Street.


Grassington is a picture postcard village in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park offering excellent local facilities, set amongst the magnificent limestone scenery of Upper Wharfedale and is a hub for local tourism affording a wide range of outdoor leisure pursuits. There is a rich tapestry of flower-filled meadowland, high fells, heather moors and broad-leaved woodland, all scattered with stone barns, waterfalls and an abundance of drystone walls. Nevertheless Grassington lies within 10 miles of Skipton with the highly regarded Ermysteds Grammar School and Skipton Girls High School. However, Wharfedale School just down the road also offers excellent results and sports facilities, along with the village Primary School. Grassington boasts an abundance of shops including butchers, grocers, mini-market, clothes, produce, excellent pubs and restaurants.


Of fabulous proportions, having ample space for two or three sofas and armchairs, set around a superb, exposed stone Inglenook fireplace, encompassing a large multi-fuel stove. With sealed stone flagged flooring throughout and benefiting from under floor heating. Natural light from dual aspects to the front and rear, via double glazed windows. A timber and panelled door gives access onto the front cottage gardens and stone flagged pathway leading onto Chapel Street. Having three wall lights, two centre lights, exposed roof timbers and a stone staircase leading up to the laundry room. Being partially open, via two doorways, into the dining room and kitchen.


Featuring a range of base and wall units, incorporating a wine rack and providing excellent storage, with brushed chrome contemporary handles. An under-mounted Belfast sink sits below the granite worktops, with complimentary tiling between these and the wall units. A feature gas fired AGA, finished in deep blue, provides two ovens and two hot plates, also helping to make this a cosy and fantastic entertaining space. Again having exposed stone flooring with underfloor heating, and space and plumbing for a fridge and a dishwasher. In addition there are two three quarter height doors giving access to the property's unvented hot water cylinder and underfloor heating distribution controls. With return breakfast bar providing a break between here and the dining room, there is natural light from a double glazed window looking onto the rear gardens.


Being open plan to the kitchen, with the stone flagged under heated floor running throughout and having ample space for an eight seat dining suite. With a centre piece cast iron fireplace, incorporating a dog grate, and having timber surround, perfect for those winter evenings. Natural light from a double glazed window to the front of the property and with four contemporary wall lights to complement the recessed lighting to the kitchen area.


Approached out of the living room via some attractive stone steps into a further stone flagged area providing space and plumbing for a washing machine and freezer, with granite effected worktops over, tiled splash backs and natural light from a double glazed window onto the rear gardens. There is also a full height door giving access to the property's gas fired Baxi boiler and the TV signal distribution board. With heating radiator and full height door giving access to a cloakroom with WC, vanity wash basin and natural light from a double glazed window to the rear.


With timber and glazed door leading out onto the rear garden, and oak staircase rising to the first floor landing.


With superb quality oak flooring, exposed roof timbers, smoke alarm and a further flight of stairs rising to the second floor.


Currently set up as a good size twin bedroom also having room for built-in or free standing bedroom furniture. Having a feature cast iron fireplace (not currently in use) with stone surround, and with recessed shelving to one side. An attractive feature window seat sits below a double glazed window having some attractive long distance views onto the Moors, and with double panel heating radiator below. Also having quality oak flooring and oak roof timbers.


Also a good size double bedroom, again with a feature cast iron fireplace (not currently in use), with stone surround. Natural light from a double glazed window with some long distance views between neighbouring properties, onto the Moors beyond. With quality oak flooring, ample space for a double bed and furniture, exposed roof timbers and heating radiator.


The smallest of the five doubles but still of reasonable proportions. With natural light from a double glazed window looking out onto the rear gardens, having heating radiator, oak flooring and space for bedroom furniture.


A good sized and well appointed house bathroom with the added bonus of a separate shower enclosure. Featuring a timber panelled bath with antique style taps, matching full pedestal basin and taps, and a period style WC with timber seat. A 1200 x 750 shower enclosure with sliding doors incorporates a thermostatic shower valve with adjustable head. Having full height mosaic tiling throughout, with recessed lighting, oak flooring, heating radiator and natural light from a large double glazed window with obscure glass.


Approached from a return oak staircase with a double glazed unit on the half landing, to the second floor landing, which in turn has oak flooring and exposed roof timbers.


Arguably the biggest bedroom by some way but with some restricted head height. With ample space for a super king bed and furniture and with exposed roof purlins and three Velux windows giving great amounts of natural light. With double panel heating radiator, and oak flooring.


The final double bedroom, again with some restricted head height but with ample space. Having exposed roof timbers, natural light from a Velux window, oak flooring and a heating radiator.


Finished in a similar style to the house bathroom on the first floor. Having high quality mosaic tiling, period-style wash basin and WC and with a 900 x 600 shower enclosure incorporating a thermostatic shower valve with adjustable head. Having heated chrome ladder style radiator, good eves storage and natural light from a Velux window.


To the front of the property there is an attractive stone flagged forecourt providing a sitting out area, with a raised bed, ornate iron work to the boundary wall, and with some pleasant long distance views. To the rear, there is a good sized stone flagged garden area with ample space for alfresco dining, and with well stocked cottage style borders. With gated pedestrian access onto the back lane this garden provides a peaceful location to enjoy an evening meal in the summer.


All mains services are at the property.

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1 High Street, Skipton, BD23 1AJ

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