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Horse Close Farm, Cawder Lane, Skipton,
- Ref: 30617_404673556938022
- Type: Detached House
- Availability: For Sale
- Bedrooms: 6
- Address Title: Horse Close Farm, Cawder Lane, Skipton,
- 0.75 ACRE FIELD / CROFT
- SOLAR PANELS
- DETACHED FARMHOUSE
- CHARACTER FEATURES
- ONLY ONE MILE FROM THE CENTRE OF SKIPTON
- SEPARATE COTTAGE / ANNEXE
- DOUBLE GARAGE
- SOUTH FACING VIEWS AND GARDENS
- LOG CABIN PLUS SUMMER HOUSE
- INTERCONNECTING STUDIO
Originally constructed circa 1790 and offering a combination of land and other features that are rarely found within such close proximity of Skipton town centre, the property comprises briefly;
TO THE MAIN HOUSE A DINING KITCHEN. UTILITY ROOM. REAR ENTRANCE PORCH. DINING ROOM WITH INGLENOOK FIREPLACE. LIVING ROOM ALSO HAVING A FEATURE FIREPLACE. FRONT ENTRANCE PORCH. INNER HALLWAY LEADING TO A STUDY WITH CLOAKS AREA. GROUND FLOOR WC. SNUG. FIRST FLOOR LANDING LEADING TO A MASTER BEDROOM WITH INTERCONNECTING STUDIO INCORPORATING A KITCHENETTE AND AN EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM - ALSO HAVING SEPARATE EXTERNAL ACCESS. THREE FURTHER WELL PLANNED FIRST FLOOR BEDROOMS AND A LUXURIOUS HOUSE BATHROOM WITH FOUR PIECE SUITE. PRIVATE DRIVEWAY PARKING. DOUBLE GARAGE. ATTRACTIVE SOUTH FACING COURTYARD/FRONT GARDEN PROVIDING ACCESS TO A SEPARATE COTTAGE/ANNEXE INCORPORTING A LIVING ROOM WITH KITCHENETTE TO THE GROUND FLOOR TOGETHER WITH A BEDROOM AND SHOWER ROOM TO THE FIRST FLOOR. SUPERB 0.75 ACRE FIELD/CROFT TO THE REAR INCORPORATING LANDSCAPED GARDENS, A TIMBER SUMMERHOUSE WITH DECKING AREA, AN IMPRESSIVE LOG CABIN WITH BI-FOLDING DOORS AND FURTHER DECKING AREA - ALL ENJOYING SPECTACULAR LONG DISTANCE SOUTHERLY VIEWS ACROSS THE VALLEY. VEGETABLE AND FRUIT GARDEN AREAS INCLUDING POTTING SHED, GREENHOUSE AND FUTHER GARDEN STORE. AN AREA OF THE FIELD HAS BEEN SUBJECT TO A SCHEME OF TREE PLANTING/RE-WILDING INCORPORATING OVER 200 NATIVE TREES. OIL FIRED CENTRAL HEATING TO THE MAIN HOUSE. SOLAR PV PANELS CONNECTED TO A FEED-IN TARIF. A RARE AND EXCITING OPORTUNITY. VIEWING HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
CURRENT ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING BAND D67 - (POTENTIAL RATING BAND A92)
An incredibly rare and exciting opportunity to acquire a substantial stone built detached farmhouse including a separate one bedroom cottage/annexe and an adjoining 0.75 acre field/croft, all set within a beautiful rural location on the southern fringe of Skipton yet conveniently only circa twenty minutes walking distance from the town centre.
Originally constructed circa 1790 and positioned in this secluded countryside setting only approximately one mile south of the centre of this historic market town, this remarkable character home offers a combination of land and other features that are rarely found within such close proximity of Skipton town centre. The property has been re-roofed during Nov/Dec 2021 and includes solar PV panels, a detached double garage, fabulous south facing views and magnificent landscaped gardens including a superb log cabin with contemporary bi-folding doors and outdoor decking/entertaining area commanding the most remarkable long distance elevated views across the Aire Valley.
The adjoining field/croft enjoys a sloping south facing elevation set upon the hillside and has been subject to considerable improvement and expenditure in recent years, having been imaginatively landscaped to provide a wonderful outdoor space including a dedicated fruit and vegetable garden area with greenhouse, a potting shed and separate garden store, the aforementioned log cabin and decking area together with a further timber summerhouse with decking area above, a wildlife pond fed by natural stream and a range of attractive feature beds and borders incorporating a wide variety of colourful plants and shrubs. The upper portion of the land has been subject to an impressive scheme of re-wilding/tree planting incorporating the introduction of over 200 native trees. Overall a great deal of care and consideration has been given in order to create a special, wildlife friendly environment incorporating a range of ecological enhancements, therefore the land and gardens will certainly be of particular interest to anyone who appreciates biodiversity and the conservation and restoration of natural habitats.
Internally the very generous accommodation includes a range of attractive character features such as exposed beams and stone feature fireplaces together with high quality oak internal doors and flooring. The layout would be ideal for a growing family or indeed those now working from home and offers a versatile design including three reception rooms, four bedrooms, ample study space and an impressive master bedroom suite with interconnecting studio incorporating a kitchenette, en-suite shower room and separate external access. This area offers excellent potential for Airbnb, dependant relatives, family guests/visitors or indeed work from home space.
In addition, as previously described, the property also benefits from a separate one bedroom cottage/annexe which is located across the front courtyard adjoining the neighbouring dwellings, set into a large feature arched glazed opening and including an open plan living room with kitchen to the ground floor together with a bedroom and shower room to the first floor. The annexe again provides further potential options for Airbnb, dependant relatives, family guests/visitors or generous work from home space.
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 its 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 towns 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.
Certainly representing a very special opportunity indeed, this unique character home is strongly recommended for inspection and the accommodation comprises in further detail:
19'3" x 16'2" (both maximum) Superbly appointed with a range of modern light wood fronted wall and base units incorporating contrasting granite worktop surfaces together with matching up-stands. One and a half bowl recessed sink with drainer grooves into the worktop surface. High level Neff electric oven. Rangemaster Professional electric range cooker incorporating matching extractor canopy. Integrated dishwasher. Full height integrated refrigerator. Full height integrated freezer. Twin UPVC sealed unit double glazed patio doors adjoining the front garden incorporating matching side panels and enjoying superb long distance southerly views. Sealed unit double glazed windows to both sides. Recessed ceiling spotlights. Two central heating radiators. Tiled flooring. Electric plinth/kickboard heater. Doors leading to the dining room, the rear porch and to the utility room.
8'1" x 4'6" Superbly appointed with a range of modern white gloss fronted wall and base units incorporating contrasting granite effect worktop surfaces. Stainless steel sink and drainer unit. Plumbing for an automatic washing machine. Space for other appliances. Sealed unit double glazed window. Recessed ceiling spotlights. Tiled flooring.
9'5" x 5'1" With UPVC sealed unit double glazed composite entrance door. Tiled flooring. Exposed stone feature wall. Door leading to the adjoining snug.
16'11" x 12' with sealed unit double glazed window to the front commanding superb long distance southerly views. Exposed beams. Oak flooring. Stone inglenook fireplace with a Gazco electric log burner effect stove. Recessed alcove incorporating exposed timber lintel. Central heating radiator.
16'5" x 15' with multi-fuel stove set into a superb stone inglenook fireplace. Exposed beams. Three wall light points. Engineered oak flooring. Sealed unit double glazed window to the front enjoying superb long distance southerly views. Under floor heating in addition to a central heating radiator. Multi-paned bevelled glazed door leading to:
With sealed unit double glazing to both sides. Timber front door. Exposed stone flagged flooring.
With staircase leading off to the first floor incorporating a built-in cupboard underneath. Sealed unit double glazed window to the half landing. Engineered oak flooring. The inner hallway leads to a:
STUDY AREA AND CLOAK ROOM
16'9" x 5'4" (plus cloak cupboards) with single glazed window to the side. Engineered oak flooring. Central heating radiator. Twin oak doors leading to a generous built-in cloak cupboard/store area. Further oak door leading to:
GROUND FLOOR WC
Superbly appointed with a modern white suite together with a hand wash basin. Oak flooring.
10'5" x 9' with sealed unit double glazed window incorporating a window seat beneath. Original 'beehive' oven. Stone fireplace incorporating Gazco electric log burner effect stove. Engineered oak flooring. Two wall light points. Central heating radiator. Delft shelving.
With oak spindled balustrade. Oak latched doors leading to all rooms. Exposed beam. Sealed unit double glazed window to the half landing.
16'4" x 12'1" (both maximum) With sealed unit double glazed window enjoying superb long distance southerly views at the front. Excellent range of modern fitted wardrobes and drawers. Cast iron decorative fireplace. Central heating radiator. Loft hatch. Door leading to:
INTERCONNECTING STUDIO WITH KITCHENETTE AND EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
16'6" x 11' plus 8' x 6'10" to the kitchen area. Suitable for a variety of uses being accessed via the master bedroom whilst also having its own separate external access and therefore either providing additional living space to the first floor or perhaps self contained/separate accommodation for a dependant relative, guest/family visitors, Airbnb or potentially generous work from home space. Including sealed unit double glazed windows to the rear and side. Sealed unit double glazed external door accessed via external steps at the side. Central heating radiator. Excellent range of bespoke fitted cupboards/book shelving. The kitchen area is superbly appointed with a range of stylish modern fitted wall and base units incorporating contrasting laminate worktop surfaces. Stainless steel sink and drainer unit. Twin cavity electric oven. Four ring ceramic hob. Integrated refrigerator. Sealed unit double glazed velux roof window. Tiled flooring. Extractor fan. Door leading to the:
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
Superbly appointed with a modern white suite comprising low suite WC, hand wash basin set on a vanity cupboard and a shower enclosure housing a Mira independent shower. Full wall and floor tiling. Sealed unit double glazed velux roof window. Shaver point. Chrome towel radiator. Extractor fan.
12'9" x 9'1" (plus wardrobes) Superbly appointed with an excellent range of fitted wardrobes together with drawers and a dressing table. Sealed unit double glazed window enjoying superb long distance southerly views at the front. Central heating radiator. Oak effect laminate flooring.
10'6" x 9' Superbly appointed with a range of fitted wardrobes and cupboards. Sealed unit double glazed window. Recessed alcove incorporating a central heating radiator.
11'3" x 6'10" (both maximum including wardrobes) Superbly appointed with an excellent range of modern fitted wardrobes, cupboards and a desk/work station area. Sealed unit double glazed window. Central heating radiator. Oak effect laminate flooring. Exposed timber lintel.
LUXURIOUS HOUSE BATHROOM
Superbly appointed with a stylish modern white four piece suite comprising low suite WC with concealed cistern, hand wash basin set on a wide vanity cupboard, a double ended bath with hose attachment and a walk-in shower housing a chrome mixer shower with thermostatic control. Full travertine wall and floor tiling. Sealed unit double glazed window. Recessed ceiling spotlights. Chrome towel radiator. Built-in linen/storage cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.
The annexe adjoins the neighbouring properties on the opposite side of the front garden/courtyard and comprises:
OPEN PLAN LIVING ROOM AND KITCHEN
15'7" x 12'3" (both maximum) With sealed unit double glazed front entrance door together with matching side panels fitted into the large glazed opening at the front. Oak effect laminate flooring. Recessed ceiling spotlights. Electric wall heater. The kitchen area includes a range of fitted wall and base units incorporating laminate worktop surfaces. Stainless steel sink and drainer unit. Electric cooker with extractor over.
10'3" x 9'4" With sealed unit double glazed window enjoying superb views over the surround fields and countryside. Stone archway and sill. Electric wall heater. Exposed beam. Built-in wardrobes and cupboards. Door leading to:
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
Superbly appointed with a modern white suite comprising low suite WC, hand wash basin set on a vanity cupboard and a walk-in shower housing a Mira independent shower. Full wall and floor tiling. Recessed ceiling spotlights. Extractor fan. Shaver point.
The property is accessed via a shared/private lane, part of which belongs to Horse Close Farm. There is a public footpath and rights of access for neighbours across the lane and also across an open yard area adjoining. Adjoining the lane there is a grassed parking area together with a small copse incorporating a range of mature trees backing onto a field beyond. Adjacent to the front lane there is also a good sized private driveway parking area for Horse Close Farm together with a:
DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE
18' x 17'6" With two single remote controlled up and over doors. Light and power.
From the open yard area a gate leads to a generous front garden/courtyard enjoying a delightful southerly aspect including long distance views across the valley towards the hills beyond. The front garden/courtyard provides potential for further parking should this be required and also includes a stone flagged patio area adjoining the house, a lawn, colourful borders, a water feature and mature hedging. Security lighting and CCTV system. The courtyard provides access to the SEPARATE COTTAGE/ANNEXE (as previously described).
To the side there is a gated pathway leading to a log store area together with the oil storage tank. External cold water tap. Gated access to the rear garden.
To the remaining side there is a gate set within a stone wall which leads to a stone flagged patio area together with steps leading up to the STUDIO (as previously described). Built-in store place underneath the stairs. Stone pathway extending to the rear of the house including the external oil fired central heating boiler. Mature conifer hedging to the boundary. Steps and ramp leading up to the:
The property has the benefit of an adjoining 0.75 acre field/croft to the rear which has been significantly improved and landscaped in recent years to provide a particularly appealing feature incorporating a dedicated fruit and vegetable garden area with raised beds enclosed by railway sleepers. There is a greenhouse, a potting shed with power, a further good sized timber shed/garden store also having power and a wildlife pond fed by a natural stream. Towards the upper section of the land there is a timber summerhouse above with decking area in front commanding remarkable long distance views across the valley. The gardens also include a:
IMPRESSIVE LOG CABIN / GARDEN OFFICE
18'4" x 12'2" Incorporating three leaf aluminium bi-folding doors to the front commanding spectacular long distance views across the valley. Matching sealed unit double glazed windows to both sides. Light and power. Oak effect flooring. SOLAR PANEL PV SYSTEM fitted to the roof connected to a feed-in tarrif and generating electricity for Horse Close Farm. The Vendors own the panels outright and receive payment for any surplus electricty sold back to the grid. Further details available by request.
In front of the log cabin there is a generous timber decking/entertaining area also commanding spectacular long distance elevated views across the valley and over the surrounding fields and countryside. There are steps winding down from the decking area back down to the house incorporating well stocked colourful borders adjoining.
The top section of the garden has been subject to a recent scheme of re-wilding/tree planting incorporating the introduction of over 200 native trees together with mown pathways and a further sitting area above, also enjoying spectacular views.
When leaving Skipton on Keighley Road, turn left over the bridge over the canal onto Cawder Lane. Take the next right to continue along Cawder Lane. The lane bends to the right slightly, keep going for approx 300 yards and the property can be found on the left hand side after passing Higher and Lower Calebs also on the left. On arrival, viewers are politely requested not to park in front of neighbouring gated stables/outbuildings.
COUNCIL TAX BAND
The council tax band quoted for this property on the Gov.UK website is Band: G
The tenure for this property is Freehold.
SERVICES Mains electricity and water are connected. Mains gas is not available. The main house benefits from oil fired central heating. We are informed that the annexe is on a separate electric meter. The property includes a solar panel PV system. The main house is connected to a private septic tank and we are informed that this was replaced circa two years ago. The annexe is connected to a separate shared septic tank.
Please note we have not been able to test the equipment or installations in this property and recommend that prospective purchasers arrange for a qualified person to check any appliances before entering into any commitment.
Tel: Skipton 799993
Any floor plans are provided for informational and illustrative purposes only. Although we endeavour to provide truthful representation, we do not in any way warrant the accuracy of the floor plan information and the floor plan layout and measurements may contain errors and omissions. We are not liable for and do not accept any liability relating to any loss or damage suffered as a direct or indirect result of use of any information on the floor plan. The extent of the property and its boundaries are subject to verification by inspection of the title deeds.
These particulars were prepared from observation together with information supplied by the Vendor. We have not carried out a detailed professional survey.
If you are thinking of selling your property HARRISON BOOTHMAN will be pleased to provide a FREE VALUATION for sale purposes.
These particulars do not constitute an offer or contract of sale.
Any prospective purchaser should satisfy themselves by inspection of the property.