Skipton, BD23 5JA



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Greystones (incorporating Mad Hatters B & B) is a substantial and versatile stone built period property with flexible accommodation arranged over three floors. Having gardens and a nearby garage, and set in a beautiful south facing location in what is arguably one of the prettiest villages in Wharfedale. Boasting fine views, the current owners purchased the property in 2014 and have spent a considerable amount of time and money restoring this property to its former glory. Oozing charm and warmth with multi fuel stoves and period features, this is a unique and perhaps quirky property and with superb income generating facilities. It is worth mentioning in the early stages of these details that the ground floor of the property can be classed as commercial, thus having potential to share the costs of purchase with a SIPP pension scheme.


To the ground floor there is currently 940 square feet of B & B accommodation, and as the name suggests the theme is based on Alice in Wonderland. This striking set of rooms starts with the living room / breakfast room featuring a multi fuel stove, period radiators and with exposed floor-boards. roof timbers, and a mullioned window provides a delightful outlook onto one of the village greens. A lift-up access leads down to the wine cellar which is of generous proportions, dry and with back ground heating and lighting. The principle bedroom is set to the rear of the property and offers a spacious, superbly decorated double bedroom with exposed roof timbers, period heating radiator and with good amount of natural light from two windows and french doors opening onto a raised deck area and hot tub. With beautiful views on to the fells over the rear gardens.


The impressive dining-kitchen has dual aspect windows to both front and rear elevations and features a range of bespoke base and dresser units with timber worktops, providing a bespoke and well laid out kitchen. Having a Belfast sink set below a double mullioned window with a fantastic view onto the fell beyond the Buck Inn. There is a gas fired range cooker, space for a fridge /freezer, wide board flooring and exposed timber beams to the ceiling. To the dining end of the kitchen there is a period style wood burning stove proving great warmth and charm and space for a ten person dining suite. A stable door provides access to an external flight of stone stairs and two windows provide exceptional views and natural light. Also on the first floor, a double bedroom with timber flooring looks out onto the properties adjacent garden, through a double mullioned window.


The landing features roof timbers and a wrought iron balustrade and leads to;- a spacious sitting room centred around a large window with fantastic views onto farmland and the fells. Ample space here for 2 or 3 sofas and with feature exposed stone work, roof timbers and a gas fired stove. The fourth and final bedroom has ample space for a double bed and furniture and with stunning views up the valley and across onto the fells. With exposed timber flooring and roof beams, Velux style window and with a dressing area to one end.


A the rear of the property there is a pleasant south facing enclosed garden with superb views, a raised deck area and a hot tub. An under-drawing to the side of the house provide storage and under the external stairs to the first floor, there is secure storage for gas bottles. Adjacent to the property and just across the road there is a further enclosed garden area currently providing a home for the pet geese.


Just a short walk up the village street brings you to a single garage with up-and-over door, and providing covered parking for one vehicle. There is further on-street-parking opposite the house and throughout the village


Mains drainage, mains electric, bottled gas for central heating and cooking and mains water.


Mad Hatters B & B is currently a successful business run entirely from the ground floor. Guests have no need to enter the remainder of the property. Yet there is great potential to further increase the income by releasing more availability and perhaps using a further bedroom during the busier periods. The owners have researched locally and along with their current figures estimate; up to £50,000 per year is achievable just with the current 2 rooms. Further information on this can be provided on request.

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