85 High Street, Knaresborough HG5 0HL
Phone 01423 867700
Mon – Fri: 9am–5:30pm
85 High Street, Knaresborough HG5 0HL
Phone 01423 867700
Mon – Fri: 9am–5:30pm
**** AREA OF OUTSTANDING NATURAL BEAUTY ****
A quite stunning 6 Bedroom detached cottage with a wealth of original period features, and set in the picturesque Upper Nidderdale valley, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Foreword - An almost unique opportunity in the marketplace to acquire this period stone built cottage located within the exclusive Summerstone Estate enjoying panoramic elevated views across some of the north of Englands most scenic countryside. The property has existed as a thriving holiday cottage for the last 15 years although vacant possession is being offered on completion for those looking for a stunning family house.
Accommodation - Traditionally, the property is entered from the front having two separate front entrances with the principal front door opening out into a spacious dining room. The dining room features an exposed beam ceiling with oak flooring and recessed ceiling downlighters. The dining room opens out into a rear lobby having a staircase leading to the first floor accommodation.
Located centrally within the property is the principal reception room being a spacious L-shaped living room with feature solid wood burning cast iron stove set on a crushed stone hearth with surround. The lounge features exposed period beams in addition to recessed ceiling downlighters and oak flooring. There is a television aerial point and a feature floor to ceiling window.
The kitchen adjoins the dining room having a range of light oak built in base units to three sides with granite worktops and inset Belfast sink unit. There is an additional range of two high level storage cupboards with granite splashbacks. There is a floor mounted Rangemaster 6-point electric cooker set within a brick surround with tiled splashbacks and extractor canopy. The kitchen also includes a built in Hotpoint automatic dishwasher, integrated wine fridge and Samsung American style fridge freezer unit. There are double glazed casement windows to the front and side elevation with outstanding views.
Beyond the kitchen is a rear hall and utility room with plumbing for an automatic washing machine and a further inset stainless steel sink unit with high and low level storage cupboards. A side courtesy door leads out onto the gardens beyond, and located off the utility room is a downstairs cloakroom with low flush WC.
There is a separate laundry room with additional washing machine and tumble dryer. The laundry room houses the central heating boiler.
The ground floor accommodation is completed by a games room with separate kitchenette which could be permanently partitioned to create self contained accommodation. There is a bank of built in high and low level kitchen units with solid wood worktop and inset stainless steel sink unit. There is a further built in fridge and freezer unit. There is stone flagged flooring throughout in addition to a staircase with glass balustrade and built in understairs storage cupboard. There is a second front entrance door with a floor to ceiling window overlooking the front garden and views beyond.
Located off the games room is a second downstairs cloakroom with low flush WC and bracketed wash hand basin.
Located off the primary staircase is a first floor landing with recessed ceiling downlighters, twin radiators, double fronted wardrobe and staircase leading to the second floor accommodation. The master bedroom has a front and side aspect with double radiator, exposed beam ceiling and wood flooring. There is an en-suite shower room having a low flush WC and wash hand basin set in a vanity surround. The en-suite also includes a walk in corner shower cubicle with Mira power shower and full height tiled splashbacks. Heated chrome towel rail.
Bedrooms 3 & 4 are both spacious double rooms with a front aspect, radiators and built in wardrobes.
Bedroom 2 is a guest suite with wood flooring, double radiator and exposed beam ceiling. It has a front aspect in addition to an en-suite bathroom with low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin and inset panelled bath. There is an over bath shower with full height tiled splashbacks, as well as an Xpelair extractor fan, heated chrome towel rail and display niche.
There is a separate house bathroom having a low flush WC, his and hers wash hand basins and walk in shower cubicle with Mira shower attachment and full height tiled splashbacks. The bathroom includes a heated towel rail and tiled flooring.
To the second floor is a substantial fifth bedroom with double glazed Velux roof lights, recessed ceiling downlighters and twin radiators.
Finally there is a third en-suite bedroom located off the second staircase having a side aspect with double glazed Velux roof light, wood flooring and recessed ceiling downlighters. There is an en-suite shower room having a low flush WC, wash hand basin set in a vanity surround and walk in corner shower cubicle with full height waterproof panelled splashbacks. The en-suite includes a mounted towel rail, extractor fan and ceiling downlighters. Both the bedroom and en-suite have underfloor heating.
The property features underfloor heating throughout the ground floor and has retained a wealth of its original period features including exposed internal stone walls and lintels.
To The Outside - Summerstone is a private estate with the property being accessed through a pillared and gated entrance onto a substantial rear gravelled driveway which provides off street parking for numerous motor vehicles. At the end of the driveway is a stone built covered wood store with tiled roof. There is a stone built walled surround defining rear boundaries. The rear of the property steps down onto a gravelled front patio which provides ample space for freestanding garden furniture. There is a tumbling stone built water feature adjoining the side boundary.
A full width flagged patio runs across the 'south facing' front elevation of the property which steps down onto a lawned front garden with surrounding stone boundaries.
There is a secondary staircase leading down from the driveway which opens out onto a further covered rear patio and barbeque area. There is useful outside storage with coal chute and wood store positioned at the end of the patio. Both the house and the two stores enjoy a 'Welsh Slate' roof.
Without doubt the feature of this property are its views from the front garden which stretch out across rolling countryside for many miles.
The property also owns land to the side of the property which is currently represented by the adjoining neighbours front lawn. This land is being sold with the property and protects any future occupants open side aspect.
There is no doubt that this property provides a very rare opportunity in the marketplace and an inspection is strongly recommended.
Agents Note - The property is held on a long leasehold with approximately 2,595 years remaining. The Estate is privately owned with infrastructure maintenance split between ten residential units.
Services - Mains electricity is available to the property. The propertys water is provided by a natural spring with filtration system and UV lamp. There is a 600 gallon holding tank situated on the hillside above the property.
Directions - The Summerstone Estate is situated approximately 2 miles from the village of Lofthouse. On entering Lofthouse from the Pateley Bridge side having passed Gouthwaite Reservoir continue through the village before turning right at the end of village signposted Scar House. Follow this road for approximately 3 miles before taking the right fork where signposted into the Summerstone Estate. Thereafter follow the purple arrows to Edge Farm. Postcode HG3 5SP.
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