Friars Garth

Malham, BD23 4DB




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West barn is set in what must be one of the best locations in Malhamdale, Offering stunning views of The Yorkshire Dales National Park, and on the edge of the popular village of Malham. Formerly 2 large barns, now linked and offering a unique and versatile family home featuring open-plan living space taking full advantage of some superb long distance views to the South. Finished to a high standard to include oak doors, flooring and staircases and feature King & Queen-trusses and roof timbers. Having ample parking, garage, and generous sized South / South-West facing gardens including a vegetable / fruit garden and small orchard area.

Malham boasts stunning scenery including Malham Cove and Gordale Scar, both of which have been used in the past as locations for the Harry Potter films, an excellent Primary School at Kirby Malham, 2 pubs including The Listers Arms which has been awarded 'Best Pub in Yorkshire 2019' and a village shop. The nearby market towns of Skipton and Settle are approximately 20 and 15 minutes drive and have excellent facilities, including train stations, supermarkets, excellent schools, shopping, restaurants and pubs.


An entrance hall with stone flagged floor provided space for kicking off boots and hanging outdoor gear, with exposed ceiling timbers, and providing a link to the two barns. Off from the entrance hall, a shower room features a shower enclosure, hidden cistern WC and vanity wash basin. The main living space is finished in a chalet style and features a full heigh open ceiling with exposed Queen-trusses and purlins and a stone fireplace with full heigh feature chimney breast encompassing a multi-fuel stove. With under-floor heating and having large amounts of natural light from the original barn opening (with bespoke shutters) and provides delightful views across Malhamdale. A further window and 3 Velux windows provide more light, one of which is set over a raised 1st floor mezzanine style home office / hobby area with fitted units, which also doubles up as bedroom 4 when the house is full of family and guests. There are windows to each end of this room, with some amazing views.


Over the breakfast-kitchen, the master bedroom has ample space for a king-size bed and includes a range of fitted cupboards built into the Queen truss, and superb views from dual aspect windows. The master en-suite features a full size bath, hidden cistern WC and vanity wash basin. Natural light from a Velux window.


Located in the 'second barn' a dining room has ample space for a 10 person dining suite, stone flag flooring, exposed roof timbers and an outlook onto the forecourt. A door leads into the garage / boiler room, and a staircase leads up to the 2 guest rooms. To the first floor, bedrooms 2 and 3 are spacious double bedrooms with space for furniture and featuring exposed King-trusses and roof timbers, and with some pleasant views over the countryside. The larger of the two has 3 windows and an en-suite bathroom with vanity wash basin, WC and bath. Bedroom 3 features a range of fitted units as this room doubles up as hobby room, with dual aspect windows onto the gardens and forecourt, and a Velux window.


A large single garage which is currently set up as a workshop, and also housing the Pellomatic boiler and pellet store. Also with utility space for a washing machine and tumble dryer.


The current owners are concious of both the environment and running costs, and have installed a Okofen Pellematic PES20 heating system which burns 94% efficiently and also benefits from an incentive paying £810 a quarter until 2021, and with under floor heating to the main reception areas and breakfast-kitchen. In addition, there are solar hot water panels and photovoltaic panels on a tariff until 2035 yielding circa £700 pa. for generating electricity. The property is also double glazed. It is worth noting that the EPC database does not allow for Pellematic boilers and as such the Domestic Energy Performance Certificate can only use data provided for solid fuel boilers. This means the EPC showing for West Barn does not truly reflect how energy efficient a pellet burning boiler is. The property is connected to SuperFast Broadband.


The property is approached initially down a shared lane and which opens up into a private gravelled forecourt with 5 bar gate and offering parking for several vehicles and providing access to the garage. This in turn leads down the side of the property and onto the substantial south-facing garden with superb views across fields and The Yorkshire Dales. There are hard landscaped areas for al-fresco dining and sunbathing, solar panels and pathways which lead to cottage style gardens laid mainly to lawn and with vegetable and fruit beds having rain fed irrigation, a small orchard area. and further space to enjoy the sun and the views.

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1 High Street, Skipton, BD23 1AJ

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