A superbly refurbished and presented country house, typical of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and with a date stone of 1788. Having been extensively and meticulously refurbished and upgraded by the current owners, this has to be one of the finest properties of the period. Thackholme Farm is situated in the beautiful hamlet of Hawkswick which is approached by a quiet single track adopted road between Kilnsey and Kettlewell. Whilst we have enjoyed great success in the selling of properties in Hawkswick over recent years, property rarely comes to the market, and particularly of this quality. Being Grade II listed, Thackholme has been sympathetically restored in accordance with regulations, indeed our clients are experts in this field. Having recently being a successful holiday lettings property, and also ideal for a family wishing to live in the most beautiful surroundings that the Yorkshire Dales has to offer. The property features stone flagged floors, exposed roof timbers and period fire places, including a splendid Inglenook fire place in the sitting room. Having period wall colours and coverings throughout, along with high quality floor coverings, this spacious yet cosy property has much to offer.
The ground floor accommodation comprises of library/reception hall with wood burning stove and stone flagged floors, leading through to a stone flagged hallway with an attractive return staircase leading up to the first floor landing. The very generous sized sitting room has ample space for a couple of sofas and features an superb Inglenook fire place with multi fuel stove, exposed stone flagged floors and with a pleasant outlook onto the gardens and countryside, from a mullion window with window seat. Off from the sitting room, a large through dining - kitchen provides seating for eight to ten people, again with stone flagged floors, multi fuel stove and pleasant dual aspect from windows at the front and rear with window seat.
The kitchen has been refurbished with bespoke handmade solid timber base units, with solid timber worktops over, and with space for a washing machine, fridge freezer and included in the price, a Belling Range cooker. The ground floor flows beautifully for a family home with the dining kitchen just off from the sitting room, and with stone flagged floors which are great for pets and small children!
To the first floor approached off the return staircase and spacious landing, there are three double bedrooms with the master bedroom being particularly spacious and with a fantastic dual aspect outlook onto the countryside. The second and third bedrooms are both doubles, and there is a very generous sized house bathroom featuring a claw foot bath, dual aspect windows, period sanitary fittings, and a large walk-in shower enclosure. The master bedroom benefits from a modern shower enclosure with matching basin and WC, and with travertine tiling to the walls and floor.
Outside the property is approached from a short limestone track off the main lane running through Hawkswick. To the rear of the property which has a gravelled courtyard providing parking a couple of vehicles, a timber gate gives access to the delightful and generous sized side and front gardens with extensive stone flagging and sun terraces, providing great alfresco dining and sunbathing areas. The gardens are laid mainly to lawn, but with well stocked borders, including specimen trees and shrubs, and at the front of the property which is South facing there are stunning views across open countryside and up to the limestone scars that make the Dales so unique. Whilst the gardens are of a good size, there is the option (by separate negotiation) to purchase an additional 'croft' of land beyond the front gardens, perhaps for chickens, goats or a small pony, and with vehicular access provided by agreement.
COUNCIL TAX BAND
Council Tax Band F
Mains water, electric are at the property. Electric heating and hot water run on the cheaper economy tariff and there is bottled GAS to service the cooker. Drainage is by a Klargester septic tank.