With the original parts of the property dating back to1640, a link- detached (partially attached on one wall only) family sized property of stone construction set under a pitched stone slate roof and offering circa 2300 sq ft of living accommodation. With gas fired central heating, predominantly double glazed and superbly appointed, presented, meticulously maintained and upgraded over the past 10 years by the current owners. Retaining many charming character features and with a superb and more recently fitted DOVETAIL kitchen including a multi-fuel range cooker. With delightful views across the rear gardens and beyond from the principle rooms. On the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and with superb views of Eastby Crag and Black Park to the front and across open countryside to the rear. Offering 3/4 bedroomed accommodation with spacious reception rooms, dining kitchen and open fires along with exposed roof timbers, beams and stone work. With ample on street parking to the front of the property and a pleasant cottage-style garden to the rear. All mains services are connected.
EASTBY WITH EMBSAY
Embsay with Eastby is on the Southern border of The Yorkshire Dales National Park and is situated below the well known Embsay & Eastby Crags at the foot of Black Park. There is a sailing club on the reservoir in Embsay and fishing by licence. If you like to walk through breath taking scenery and then finish off with a Gastro Pub meal then you will be spoilt for choice in the nearby Dales. Embsay with Eastby has a great local community with an excellent Primary School, Church and Village Hall. The village has a cricket team which competes in the Craven League and also has a moderately successful football team. Both football and cricket teams play games at Shires Lane on the north side of the Embsay. Embsay also boasts two pleasant public houses that serve meals and a village shop selling groceries and newspapers etc. Nearby is the market town of Skipton with its abundance of shops, restaurants, pubs and supermarkets.
Approached from Barden Road through a substantial timber front door with glazed side light onto a stone flagged floor with exposed stone walls to either side. Exposed roof timbers and a pair of French doors lead into inner hallway and living room. The entrance hall also incorporates a three quarter height door giving access to a handy, recessed walk-in cupboard providing ideal storage for shoes and outdoor gear.
A spacious and square shaped living room offering ideal family living space and incorporating a magnificent cast iron stove sat on a stone flagged hearth with exposed stone wall behind providing an attractive focal point to this more recently built part of the property. Double glazed windows along the full length of one wall looking out onto the attractive cottage garden with some superb long distance views across open countryside and onto Skipton Moor. Further features include painted exposed stone walls, reclaimed oak beams and pillars and a pine fronted store cupboard. Ample space for two settees, chairs and further living room furniture. Recessed lighting, large double panel heating radiator and doors leading into the annex/garden room.
ANNEX/ POTENTIAL HOLIDAY COTTAGE
It would be possible (subject to planning consents if required) to use the 2 storey annex at this end of the house as a holiday cottage or dependants living space. There is a living space and potential kitchen/shower room on the ground floor, along with a double bedroom on the first floor. Perfect for an elderly relative, teenager or as a holiday let with access via the rear garden rather than through the main house.
SNUG / GARDEN ROOM
Currently used as a hobby room and just off from the main living room in the original barn to the farmhouse. Again a square room and could be used either as a snug, hobbies room or a garden room. With central heating radiator, stairs rising to the first floor study/bedroom and further door leading to the utility room. Natural light from a pair of UPVC double glazed French doors opening onto the stone flagged rear patios and pleasant rear gardens. Heating radiator, multi point adjustable spotlight, and recessed lighting.
With ample natural light from no less three windows, all UPVC and double glazed. Two of which look out onto the garden and with a stainless steel sink set below and third window to the gable end with superb long distance views of Skipton Moor. With base units and granite effect worktops over with space and plumbing for a washer and dryer. Tiled splash back to the sink area, multi point adjustable spotlights, loft hatch giving access to the roof space and room for a fridge or freezer if required. Ideal living space for pets.
Directly off from the utility room, a compact shower room however incorporating a three piece suite including a 900 x 900 shower enclosure incorporating an Aqualisa thermostatic shower with adjustable chrome head. Close coupled WC with timber seat finished in white and matching wall mounted hand basin with chrome wheel taps. Fully tiled throughout and with central heating radiator and recessed light.
BEDROOM THREE/HOME OFFICE
Situated in the annex above the garden room. A double bedroom with superb long distance views across the fields onto the moors through a UPVC double glazed window. Currently used as a home office and with return balustrade with stained spindles/handrail. Further natural light from a UPVC window to the opposite gable with exposed stone jambs. Exposed roof timbers and central heating radiator. A three quarter height door gives access to an over stairs bulk head cupboard providing storage as well as housing the combination boiler that heats this annex end of the house.
A more recently fitted farmhouse style dining kitchen with a superb range of fitted free standing hand painted units supplied and fitted by 'Dovetail Kitchens' who have an excellent reputation here in North Yorkshire. Providing a striking dining kitchen featuring granite worktops incorporating an under mounted Belfast sink with mixer leaver tap over sat below three UPVC double glazed windows. Two with superb views out across the rear gardens onto the fields and moors and beyond and the third one interestingly looking into the living room and allowing through light and giving a direct view of the stove and feature fireplace. The kitchen units themselves are hand built and are finished in a matt grey with free standing dishwasher. Stainless steel Caple fan oven with matching four ring gas hob above.The centre of attention is no doubt the Esse cast iron range multi fuel stove with single oven, two hotplates and glass door giving a superb centre point to this farmhouse kitchen.
DINING ROOM/SITTING ROOM
Directly off from the dining kitchen and of useful proportions currently providing a second sitting room and dining room. Featuring an exposed stone wall with arched recessed encompassing a cast iron stove sat on a stone hearth with stone display shelves either side. Superb long distance views from the UPVC double glazed French doors onto the stone flagged patio and rear gardens. Double central heating radiator, exposed roof timbers, wall light point, double panel heating radiator and recessed bookshelves. Finished in a period colours and with space enough for snug furniture or an eight or ten seater suite if required. Further natural light from a UPVC double glazed window to the North side of the property with pleasant views.
Approached from the kite winder staircase onto an interesting landing with one or two short steps giving access to all the bedrooms and the bathroom on this floor. Finished in period colours and with a large UPVC double glazed window to the North elevation giving natural light to the staircase. Rising up one step to the split landing with central heating radiator, two further UPVC double glazed windows both with attractive views and deep timber recessed sills. Further flight of stairs giving access to the fourth bedroom/attic room and with space here for perhaps an office desk or display furniture.
A double bedroom with ample space for free standing furniture, but including two good size full height double cupboards providing hanging space as well as storage. Natural light from two UPVC double glazed windows, one to the North elevation and a further large window to the South elevation with superb long distance views towards Skipton Moor, Ilkley and down the Aire Valley. Finished to a high standard in period wallpapers. Two central heating radiators and full height door giving access to a large walk-in airing cupboard also incorporating the house combination boiler.
To the South elevation of the property and with an almost full width UPVC double glazed window with the same magnificent views as bedroom one. A double if required but currently set up as a single with heating radiator.
More recently refurbished and now offering a striking bathroom set in a contemporary travertine style and including a tiled panelled bath with mixer leaver taps and thermostatic shower over. Hidden cistern duel flush contemporary style WC and a wash basin set into a contemporary style vanity cabinet with deep drawers below. Travertine style splash back with Listello to the sink area and full tiling again with the Listello to the whole of the bath, shower and WC wall areas. Chrome ladder style heated radiator, multi point adjustable spotlights, shaver sockets, extractor fan and natural light from a UPVC double glazed window with tiled display sill.
SECOND FLOOR LANDING
Approached from the return staircase with stained spindles and handrail and return balustrade providing an attractive landing area with some reduced head height and incorporating a large built in cupboard providing wardrobe space.
With reduced head height and currently set up as a double bedroom with natural light from a large Velux window with superb long distance views as far as the eye can see.
EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM
Again with reduced head height but incorporating a three piece suite including a dual flush WC, full pedestal period style wash basin with chrome lever taps over. Recessed 900 x 900 shower enclosure incorporating a Triton Ivory 2, independent shower unit and fully tiled to this area. Extractor fan, electrically powered oil filled, ladder style heated towel rail. Small door giving access to eaves storage and a centre light point.
To the front of the property there is on street parking for several vehicles and to the rear a delightful South facing and fully enclosed garden with the principle rooms leading out onto this, and with attractive long distance views across open fields and moors. Laid mainly to lawn and with stone flagged pathways around the property leading to a raised border and a purpose built timber store and elevated Alfresco dining area with superb uninterrupted views, great for sunsets and star-gazing. Flagged areas immediately adjacent to the dining room giving further al fresco dining and seating areas. The garden is bordered by picket fencing and stone walling.