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Price Guide: £595,000
The Coach House
An exceptional semi-detached property of real character situated in the rural honeypot of Stirton, a short distance from the market town of Skipton the property offers potential to refurbish and modernise to create a stunning family home with large gardens, ample parking and superb views.
The property is located in the extremely popular and well respected hamlet of Stirton, a short distance from the market town of Skipton.
Skipton offers all the local amenities you would expect from a bustling market town including shopping, dining, recreational and other facilities including the well respected Boys’ Grammar School and Girls’ High School.
The property is located within the Yorkshire Dales National Park but is handily placed for access to the major business districts of North and West Yorkshire and East Lancashire and has good road and rail links, including a direct train from Skipton to London Kings Cross.
The property was constructed in the 1930’s as the coach house to Thorlby House and was converted in the 1960’s to residential accommodation.
The spacious accommodation includes two large reception rooms and master bedroom with en-suite facility but offers huge potential for the discerning purchaser to create a stunning family home.
The enclosed split level gardens, together with ample parking and open car port make this an ideal family home but with careful planning and subject to appropriate consents there is ample space to extend the existing accommodation or to create linked space for dependant relatives without detracting from the property’s overall charm.
On the Ground Floor:
Front Porch: With a rather grand solid wood front door with iron furniture, this useful storm porch has an oak floor and leads to;
Hall: A spacious hallway with under stair recess and fitted bookshelves, this hallway gives access to the two reception rooms and also leaves space for;
Cloakroom: A useful downstairs toilet which is half tiled with a vanity unit and window to front elevation.
Living Room: With patio doors to the front elevation and two windows to the rear, this enormous room has a large open fire with stone surround and decorative cornice.
Dining Room/Family Room: With solid fuel burner and large box bay window to the front, this light and spacious room doubles as dining room and everyday living room.
Kitchen: With wood-effect linoleum floor and useful range of wall and floor units, this light and practical galley style kitchen has a double drainer stainless steel sink and two oven oil fired Aga. There is a drying creel over the Aga and two windows to the rear, together with an under stair cupboard housing the Myson oil fired central heating and hot water boiler.
Utility Room: Accessed from the kitchen and from the covered car port, this practical room has a stainless steel single drainer sink, secondary cooker and windows to the front and rear elevation.
On the First Floor:
Landing: A spacious landing with large window to the rear and wooden banister with iron work balustrades, the landing is open to;
Study Area: With fitted bookcase and fitted desk, this study area has a window to the rear.
House Bathroom: Again with a window to the rear elevation, the bathroom is fitted with a three piece rose coloured suite with an Aqualisa shower over the bath. A large bank of fitted cupboards sits on one wall and incorporates the hot water cylinder.
Master Bedroom: With twin double glazed windows to the front elevation giving magnificent views over the garden and the views beyond, this spacious room has built-in double wardrobes and gives access to;
En-Suite Bathroom: Half tiled with a window to the gable end, the four piece blue suite includes bath, wash hand basin, toilet and bidet.
Bedroom 2: Accessed off the inner hallway with views to the rear, this double bedroom has an exposed beam and is open to;
Dressing Area: With built-in wardrobe, vanity sink and shaver point with window to the rear, this is a useful addition.
Bedroom 3: Another double room with views over the front garden and exposed beam, there is scope to extend this room or create a small en-suite area out of the adjoining store.
Bedroom 4: Currently used by the present owners as an office, this room is a double room and has exposed beam and views over the front garden towards Carleton Moor and Pinhaw.
Bedroom 5: A fifth double room with exposed beam and window to the rear giving views towards Crook Rise.
Computer Store: With no natural light, this useful storage area could easily be incorporated into bedrooms 4 or 5 to create additional space or fitted wardrobe but is equally useful as a storage area.
Store Room: Located next to bedroom 3 and with window to the front elevation, this useful store could equally be incorporating into bedroom 3 to provide a dressing and vanity area similar to that seen in bedroom 2.
To the front of the property there is a flagged area leading to a large lawned garden with flower borders. Rockeries and south facing terraced gardens are all enclosed within a magnificent beech hedge and fence and there are numerous mature and semi-mature trees including flowering cherry, walnut, eucalyptus and maple. The driveway leads to double gates and ample tarmacadamed parking and a spacious open car port handy for drying clothes on a wet day and also incorporating a useful store with light and power and windows to the rear.
To the rear there is a raised flower border with potential to create raised terracing or herb garden in view of its proximity to the kitchen.
Mains electricity is connected and the property benefits from an oil fired central heating and hot water system run by a Myson oil fired boiler located in the under stair store. The property has a shared spring water supply fitted with UV filters. Drainage is currently to a septic tank but Stirton, including the subject property, is to be connected to mains drains with effect from August 2007.
The freehold interest in the property is being sold with vacant possession on completion. Please note that the ownership of the lower section of driveway belongs to the adjoining semi-detached property although The Coach House enjoys full rights of access over this area.
We are verbally advised by Craven District Council that The Coach House is in Council Tax Band F. The normal charge for Band F properties in Stirton for 2008/9 is £1,995.90.
From the centre of Skipton at the top of the High Street bear left in front of the Church and after crossing the canal continue straight on Raikes Road taking the left hand fork where Raikes Road and Grassington Road separate. Proceed to the top of Raikes Road and continue straight on passing over the Bypass and dropping into Stirton past the White Hills Golf Driving Range. On reaching the cross roads at the junction between Stirton and Thorlby, turn right onto Bog Lane and proceed for approximately ½ mile where the entrance to The Coach House will be found on the left hand side immediately after a small wooded area and opposite the rear entrance to Thorlby House. A For Sale Board will be erected.
Viewing strictly by appointment with sole selling agents, Windle Beech Winthrop. Please contact Michael Beech or Victoria Bailey.
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