2 New Leeds Road, Kettlewell, Skipton BD23 5RQ£199,950
Sold Subject To Contract
No floorplans available
No EPC available
Enjoying an enviable beckside location within the idyllic Yorkshire Dales village community of Kettlewell including the great advantage of a useful stone outbuilding together with a delightful south facing rear garden with picture postcard views towards the church tower and the magnificent limestone scenery beyond, this interesting stone built former Weaver's cottage certainly represents a rare and exciting opportunity for those searching for a small but affordable stone built character home within this peaceful and attractive Dales village setting.
The name 'New Leeds Road' is not thought to relate to the respective well known West Yorkshire City but is in fact believed to be a manipulation of the word 'Lead' in reference to the historic lead mining industry, famous within this area of the Dales. The property itself forms part of a row of similar dwellings positioned adjacent to the beck and is believed to have been occupied by 'Dandy Loom' textile workers in the 18th and 19th century. The property benefits from a useful stone outbuilding on the opposite side of the lane offering ideal storage for bikes, boots and other items.
Although positioned directly at the rear and having a superb southerly aspect, please note that the garden cannot be accessed directly from the cottage itself and must be accessed via a passageway slightly further up the lane which then leads to the garden via a right of way on foot.
Internally the extremely compact one bedroom 'through-by-light' accommodation includes an open plan living room with exposed beam and open fire (not currently in use) together with a small kitchenette area with basic range of cupboards, worktop, sink and cooker. There is a useful storage cupboard underneath the stairs together with two windows looking onto the rear garden. To the first floor there is a landing area with window having superb southerly views towards the church, a bathroom with white three piece suite also having views at the rear and a spacious double bedroom with exposed beam, fitted cupboards and a delightful aspect towards the tree-lined beck at the front. The property is single glazed throughout including multi-paned sash style windows to the front. There is an economy seven electric storage background heating system installed although some rooms also have central heating radiators which were previously heated via a back boiler system off the open fire in the living room which is no longer in use. The hot water is via an immersion heater cylinder in the bathroom.
Kettlewell is a small rural village community nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park only six miles north of Grassington and alongside the beautiful River Wharfe. The name 'Kettlewell' comes from the word 'Chetelewelle' which means a bubbling spring or stream. Being situated in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the village has remained mostly unchanged for many years and offers the evocative and nostalgic Dales village feel of stepping back into a charming bygone era. The village is renowned for its annual Scarecrow Festival and is also associated with popular 'Calendar Girls' story. More recently, the village was also used a location for filming the TV series of James Herriot's 'All Creatures Great & Small'. The village benefits from a range of amenities including a choice of places to eat and drink. The surrounding fells and scenery offer a terrific landscape for walking, cycling and other outdoor pursuits whilst also being listed as a 'S.S.S.I.' (Site of Special Scientific Interest) for their interesting geological features. The village was recently on the route of the 'Tour de Yorkshire' bike race whilst the nearby Dales capital of Grassington offers a superb calendar of annual events and festivals together with a wide variety of everyday shops and other amenities. The town of Skipton is only circa fifteen miles away to the south.
Offered with immediate vacant possession and with no onward chain, this very charming cottage is very strongly recommended for inspection and the compact and easy to manage accommodation comprises in further detail: