Constructed in 1840, a fine example of Victorian architecture and construction and attention to detail. Having been upgraded and well maintained over the years, the current owners have retained all of the warmth and charm that this amazing property has to offer.Indeed on entering the property it is almost as if one has travelled back in time.The principal reception rooms and bedrooms are all of excellent proportions, typical of the Victorian era, square shaped in design and with high ceilings and decorative plasterwork.The property is set in approximately 0.6 acres of grounds which have been organically gardened for the last 24 years, to produce a beautiful natural habitat for wildlife. With fields to the rear and a church to one side, and with the most splendid south facing views at the front.
A stone flagged entrance porch leading to a reception hall with a superb original staircase and cloaks area, and with the principal reception rooms leading off. The dining room/study with sash effect windows to two sides and a cast iron fireplace was perhaps the Vicar's study with floor to ceiling bookshelves, and where Charlotte Bronte may well taken tea, and has ample space for a dining suite. A further reception room at the front of the property is a generous size and could also be used as a dining room or a living room. With Multi fuel stove built into an Adams style fireplace and delightful views from the sash effect window looking across the valley. The spacious sitting room, also at the front of the property has dual aspect sash effect windows and ample space for sofas, armchairs and other sitting room furniture, an open fire with Baxi boiler, and is finished with period wall coverings. All three reception rooms are typical of a former Vicarage.
Off the rear hall there is a walk-in pantry with fitted shelving, perfect for a house of this size, a utility room with stainless steel sink and having plumbing and space for a washing machine and tumble dryer and also housing the property's oil fired boiler. The cloakroom has a period style suite with vanity basin and has a sash effect window looking out onto the rear courtyard. A rear entrance hall with door to the rear courtyard also provides pantry and fridge freezer space and houses the consumer units.
FIRST & SECOND FLOORS
To the first floor the half landing has a large sash effect window with seat below with a delightful aspect onto open countryside, and with a short flight of stairs leading to a shower room/WC. To the first floor landing the rooms are well balanced with two very spacious double bedrooms to the front with sash effect windows and stunning views, cast iron period fireplaces (not currently in use) and have feature wall coverings. Two further double bedrooms again with period fireplaces and being of good proportions, with the larger one having a bedroom(5) / playroom / home office leading off. The house bathroom features a period style low panel bath, WC and basin and has an airing cupboard and a window looking out onto the church. The grand staircase continues up to the second floor again with a window to the half landing with pleasant views. On the second floor there is a further landing with two box rooms off to either side with fitted shelving and further roof space storage beyond.
The property is approached through timber gates onto the tarmacadam drive which leads to the garage with double doors, electricity supply and also houses the property's water treatment plant. There is a substantial parking area for up to 8 cars. The splendid gardens are an absolute credit to the current owners who have over the last 25 years organically managed the gardens to create paradise for wildlife and insects, and have an abundance of colourful flower beds, shrubs, trees, pagodas, ponds and terraces.With a series of winding paths and larger areas being south facing, with stunning views across the valley towards Cowling Hill. It is worth mentioning in particular the Flow Form Seven Fold granite cascade which allows water to flow in a natural rhythmic movement creating different sounds at different levels. This piece of art was designed by Ebb and Flow of Gloucestershire.
This handsome property sits in just shy of 0.6 acres, is south facing with stunning views, beautiful gardens, ample parking, 6 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, farmhouse kitchen, and being just a short stroll down to the pub, the Ofsted rated 'excellent' primary school and a beautiful village park - it has got it all!
Lothersdale is a small village and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. Situated near Skipton and located within the triangle formed by Skipton, Cross Hills and Colne. It is a small community of about 200 houses. Local amenities include a delightful community run park, church, chapel, pub, village hall, Clubhouse and (Ofsted 'Outstanding') primary school. The Pennine Way runs through the village. The village pub is the Hare and Hounds which has a reputation for excellent hot food and real ales. A large area at the far end of Lothersdale is known as Raygill. This is home to Raygill Lakes which offers year-round trout, pike and coarse fishing on 4 beautiful scenic lakes. Local supermarket and amenities are just 4 miles away in Cross Hills. Nearby Skipton, just 6 miles away, is a thriving market town with a wide variety of shops, schools along with national rail and coach links.