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This magnificent extended five bedroom en-suite stone barn conversion stands in an exclusive rural location on the southern fringe of Skipton including adjoining land and gardens extending to almost two acres whilst benefitting from extensive private gated parking and a substantial detached two storey double garage/workshop with games room over.
This unique home enjoys a truly remarkable position, commanding spectacular long distance south-westerly views over the surrounding fields and countryside yet being conveniently located only circa one mile from the centre of Skipton with its excellent range of shops and other amenities. Stone built character properties of this type with land are without doubt an extremely rare commodity in such close proximity to the town, therefore this beautifully appointed home certainly represents a very special opportunity indeed.
Both the house and gardens are presented in immaculate condition throughout, having been subject to considerable modernisation and expenditure in recent years whilst also having retained a wonderful degree of charm and character incorporating exposed beams, trusses and stonework together with inglenook fireplaces and high quality hardwood doors and windows.
The extensive grounds offer huge scope for further development if desired, having ample space to construct either a large extension to the existing detached garage to suit a variety of uses or perhaps even a further detached annex/dwelling subject to necessary approval.
Although offering such exciting further potential, we must stress that this truly outstanding residence could easily be enjoyed immediately without any further alteration or investment whatsoever and the generously proportioned accommodation comprises very briefly: a large stone entrance porch leads to a magnificent reception hallway overlooked by an impressive galleried landing with full height vaulted ceiling above. The beautifully appointed kitchen has been comprehensively re-fitted with an excellent range of high quality contemporary gloss fitted units incorporating a large central island/breakfast bar together with premium branded integrated appliances and luxurious granite worktop surfaces. There are two spacious living rooms, both having solid fuel stoves whilst the ground floor also includes a separate dining room, a walk-in pantry, a modern cloakroom/WC, a spacious utility room and a good sized study also having an impressive feature fireplace.
The well designed first floor layout offers rooms of generous proportions throughout, the majority of which include vaulted ceilings with exposes beams and trusses whilst the particularly spacious master bedroom features an excellent range of bespoke fitted furniture together with a luxurious re-fitted en-suite shower room with contemporary suite.
Externally the property has been expertly extended utilising complementary natural stonework whilst the well kept gardens have been landscaped to a comparably high standard, incorporating an impressive display of dry-stone walling together with substantial York stone paving with colourful planted borders. The attractive lawned front garden enjoys remarkable long distance views in both a southerly and westerly direction whilst the property also benefits from a former vegetable garden and greenhouse to the side. The sweeping gated driveway offers extensive private parking and turning for numerous vehicles whilst also leading to the large detached double garage/workshop including power, plumbing and waste connections together with the great advantage of a large games room over with snooker table included.
Adjoining the top side of the driveway there is an impressive alpine style rockery style garden area incorporating large feature boulders which then lead up to a small former quarry with a beautiful raised section of natural moorland above. This top section of the site adjoins open fields and countryside and the long distance panoramic views become increasingly more spectacular as you approach the summit.
This peaceful section of Cawder Lane serves only a small handful of prestigious country homes, enjoying an enviable and secluded rural location in this idyllic southern backwater of the town. The increasingly popular market town of Skipton has won many accolades in recent years, being independently judged to be one of the best areas to live in the UK via multiple media sources. Catering to residents of all ages, the town offers the perfect combination of excellent schooling, easy access to countryside and an extensive choice of leisure, shopping and recreational facilities.
The town is intersected by the scenic Leeds/Liverpool canal and is well known for it's medieval church and castle together with a bustling high street featuring an outdoor market on the cobbled 'setts' four days a week. The town offers an excellent mix of independent shops, pubs and cafes in addition to having well known branded stores and a choice of fashionable bars and restaurants. There are excellent public transport links, including a railway station providing regular daily services to Leeds and Bradford. The town enjoys an annual programme of community events and festivals attracting an ever increasing degree of tourism. In addition, the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park is only a short drive away to the north, offering some of the finest countryside and scenery in the UK.
Equipped with oil fired central heating, sealed unit double glazing and a security alarm system, this spacious and well appointed home comprises in further detail: