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Woodside Farmhouse, Woodside Lane, Cononley,
- Ref: 30617_4046945575390080
- Type: Detached House
- Availability: For Sale
- Bedrooms: 5
- Address Title: Woodside Farmhouse, Woodside Lane, Cononley,
- SUBSTANTIAL DETACHED FARMHOUSE
- SOLAR PV PANELS CONNECTED TO FEED IN TARIFF
- ADJOINING LAND, BARN AND STABLES
- WONDERFUL LANDSCAPED GARDENS
- LONG DISTANCE VIEWS
- HIGH QUALITY BESPOKE INTERIOR
- MAY SUIT SMALL HOLDING / HOBBY FARMING
- ONLY 10 MINUTES DRIVE FROM SKIPTON
- BEAUTIFUL RURAL LOCATION
- WET UNDERFLOOR HEATING SYSTEM
Commanding fine long distance views over the surrounding fields and countryside, this substantial character property was constructed over 200 years ago and retains numerous interesting original features. Providing particularly spacious five double bedroomed en-suite accommodation, this property would be ideal for a large or growing family or indeed those requiring guest/family visitor accommodation. Comprising very briefly:
RECEPTION HALL. SPACIOUS LIVING/DINING KITCHEN WITH HAND MADE FITTED UNITS. FITTED UTILITY/BOOT ROOM. GROUND FLOOR WC/CLOAK ROOM. GROUND FLOOR STUDY. SITTING ROOM WITH SOLID FUEL STOVE AND BAY WINDOW. LIVING ROOM WITH DINING AREA ALSO HAVING A SOLID FUEL STOVE AND DOOR LEADING TO A CONSERVATORY EXTENSION. SPACIOUS FIRST FLOOR LANDING LEADING TO FIVE DOUBLE BEDROOMS AND A LUXURIOUS FOUR PIECE HOUSE BATHROOM. THE MASTER BEDROOM INCLUDES A DRESSING ROOM TOGETHER WITH A LUXURIOUS FOUR PIECE EN-SUITE BATHROOM. PRIVATE GATED DRIVEWAY LEADING TO A FURTHER DRIVEWAY PROVIDING EXCELLENT PARKING AND TURNING FACILITIES. DETACHED GARAGE WITH AGRICULTURAL BUILDING ADJOINING. PARTICULARLY ATTRACTIVE LANDSCAPED GARDENS PROVIDING GENEROUS OUTDOOR SPACE EXTENDING TO THREE SIDES. TWO FIELDS ADJOINING THE DRIVEWAY. OIL FIRED CENTRAL HEATING. QUALITY SEALED UNIT DOUBLE GLAZED TIMBER FRAMED WINDOWS. SOLAR PV INSTALLATION CONNECTED TO A FEED IN TARIFF. WET UNDERFLOOR HEATING TO THE GROUND FLOOR. A SUPERB OPPORTUNITY.
CURRENT ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING BAND D68 - (POTENTIAL RATING BAND A94)
A rare and exciting opportunity to acquire a beautiful stone built detached country home standing within wonderful adjoining land and gardens in a stunning rural position between Cononley and Skipton. Having been renovated to an extremely high standard in recent years, the property incorporates a highly energy efficient 'wet' underfloor heating system together with solar PV panels connected to a lucrative 'Feed-in-tariff'.
Commanding fine long distance views over the surrounding fields and countryside, this substantial character property was constructed over 200 years ago and retains numerous interesting original features. Providing particularly spacious five double bedroomed en-suite accommodation, this property would be ideal for a large or growing family or indeed those requiring guest/family visitor accommodation.
Externally a private gated driveway leads down to a generous parking/turning area in front of a useful detached barn/garage with adjoining agricultural building, suitable for a variety of uses and with potential for conversion (planning previously granted, further information below*).
There are beautiful landscaped gardens extending to three sides providing particularly attractive features including mature trees together with well designed lawn and patio areas surrounded by colourful well stocked perennial borders attracting a variety of birds and wildlife. The gardens also include a lovely open timber summerhouse, a potting shed, a stone outbuilding, a small natural stream and dedicated fruit and vegetable growing areas which include a greenhouse, fruit cage, raised beds and fruit trees. In addition there are two small crofts adjoining the main driveway, one of which has recently been subject to a thoughtful and successful scheme of 're-wilding' to create a special ecological environment including the planting of nearly one hundred native trees with the harmonious introduction of yellow rattle in order to stimulate the natural wildflower eco system. This area will be of special interest to anyone who appreciates bio-diversity and the conservation and restoration of natural habitats.
Internally the interior has been lovingly restored, combining a range of high quality materials together with many bespoke and interesting character features such as exposed beams and stonework and luxurious travertine tiles. There are particularly attractive timber framed windows set within arched mullioned openings, including ornate fittings, sealed unit double glazing, many having panelled window seats below.
The hand crafted 'in frame' fitted dining kitchen includes a combination of solid wood and Cumbrian slate worktop surfaces together with a superb electric Aga and provides a sociable living space with ample room for a dining table and sofa. Adjoining the kitchen there is a spacious utility/boot room, also having a range of hand made solid wood fitted units and with doors leading to the study and the ground floor cloaks/WC. The ground floor also includes two spacious reception rooms, both having multi-fuel stoves and with one leading to a conservatory extension with impressive long distance views. The first floor includes five double bedrooms together with two luxurious four piece bathrooms incorporating a superb dressing room between the main bedroom and the en-suite. There are two staircases, one leading down from the master bedroom to a spacious ground floor study/further reception room, ideal for those working from home.
The property is approached via a private tarmac driveway with both the land and the barn/garage and agricultural building being directly adjoining, therefore representing an ideal opportunity for those with small holding or hobby farming interests.
*Planning permission was previously granted for the conversion of the detached barn/garage to create a separate two bedroomed annexe, ideal for those requiring self-contained ancillary accommodation for family or other potential uses. Indeed the option to convert the barn may represent a unique investment / lifestyle opportunity, with obvious potential to generate a significant additional annual income from either holiday letting or bed and breakfast style accommodation directly alongside the existing dwelling.
Although both the house and the barn certainly offer scope for further development and extension if required, we must reiterate that this magnificent farmhouse property has already been subject to an impressive and extensive programme of modernisation and improvement throughout, and could easily be occupied and enjoyed immediately, without any further alteration or expenditure whatsoever.
Equipped with a highly efficient oil fired central heating system incorporating 'wet' underfloor heating to the ground floor, the property also features a sophisticated solar PV installation, connected to a 'feed-in tariff'. The electricity generated by the solar PV panels contributes toward the energy demand from the property and any surplus is then re-sold back to the grid. The new owners will inherit an attractive 'feed-in' tariff rate for the remainder of a 25 year period and the installation has been generating an income in excess of £1,500 per annum. Further details are available on request.
Despite being situated in such a delightful rural location, the property is by no means remote, being within easy walking distance of the main village with its well respected primary school, local pubs, village park and railway station providing direct services to Leeds, Bradford and London Kings Cross. The village enjoys a very active village community, having a regular programme of local events including an annual gala, scarecrow festival, beer festival and duck race.
The village is within comfortable daily commuting distance of the business centres of West Yorkshire and East Lancashire and the popular 'Spa' towns of Ilkley and Harrogate are also only a short driving distance away.
The nearby market town of Skipton is known as the 'Gateway to the Dales' and offers extensive shopping and recreational facilities and there is an excellent choice of secondary schooling nearby; including Ermysted's Boys' Grammar, Skipton Girls' High and South Craven Comprehensive.
Providing a rare and exciting combination of a superb rural position, excellent outdoor space, a good degree of energy efficiency and a luxurious and beautifully designed interior, the property certainly does have much to commend it and the accommodation comprises in further detail:
With traditional timber entrance door incorporating bevelled glazed panels. Solid oak flooring with underfloor heating. Staircase leading off to the first floor with superb two tone spindled balustrade, stone steps and useful recess underneath incorporating a power point. Exposed beams. Recessed ceiling spotlights. Dado rails. Bevelled glazed doors leading to all rooms.
SPACIOUS LIVING / DINING KITCHEN
22'3" x 11'2" (maximum) superbly appointed with a range of hand made 'in frame' fitted wall and base units, hand painted in Farrow and Ball white and fitted by 'Daedalian Furniture'. Cumbrian slate worktop surfaces together with contrasting solid oak worktop surfaces with matching up-stands and sills. Soft close mechanism to all units. Belfast sink with traditional mixer tap incorporating a spray head and drainer grooves into the worktop surface. Electric fired Aga incorporating 'Electrikit independent control' with twin hot plates set within a tiled recess with spotlighting and high timber mantle over. Integrated Bosch dishwasher. Exposed beams. Travertine flooring incorporating underfloor heating. Recessed ceiling spotlights. Three sealed unit double glazed windows set in arched openings incorporating stone mullions and lintels and with one incorporating a window seat below with fitted base cupboard to match the kitchen. Extractor fan. Sealed unit double glazed timber door adjoining the rear patio. Door leading to:
UTILITY / BOOT ROOM
12'3" x 11'9" (both maximum) superbly appointed with a range of hand made solid tulip wood fitted base cupboards together with a matching seat/storage box and solid wood worktop surfaces with matching up-stands. Circular stainless steel sink with spray head mixer tap. Travertine flooring incorporating underfloor heating. Sealed unit double glazed window set in an arched opening and incorporating exposed stone lintel and mullion. Recessed ceiling spotlights. Exposed beams. Plumbing for an automatic washing machine. Creel. Ground floor standing 'rapid recovery' boiler set in solid wood fitted store cupboard to match the base units. Stone steps leading up to a traditional glazed side entrance door. Doors leading to the study and the ground floor WC.
GROUND FLOOR WC/CLOAKS ROOM
Superbly appointed with a stylish modern two piece suite comprising low suite WC and a hand wash basin with tiled splash-back above. Sealed unit double glazed window set in an arch opening with exposed stone mullion and lintel. Wall light point. Extractor fan. Recessed ceiling spotlight. Chrome towel radiator.
14'11" x 12' with recessed stone fireplace incorporating stone hearth and surround. Exposed beams. Sealed unit double glazed window set in an arched opening enjoying a view over the front garden and incorporating exposed stone lintel and mullion together with panelled timber window seat below. Three wall light points. Underfloor heating. Spindled staircase leading off to the master bedroom with airing/store cupboard under including latched timber door and housing the modern hot water cylinder (connected to a solar powered converter for heating via the solar PV panels).
15'1" x 14'2" with substantial Dovre cream multi-fuel stove set in a recessed stone fireplace with stone flagged hearth. Sealed unit double glazed curved bay window overlooking the front garden. Four wall light points. Underfloor heating.
SPACIOUS SNUG WITH DINING AREA
23'6" x 11'9" originally two rooms with original ladder beams separating the two spaces. The living area includes a sealed unit double glazed stone mullioned window overlooking the front garden and with panelled window seat below. Substantial Aarrow cast iron multi-fuel stove set in a recessed stone fireplace with substantial stone hearth and surround. Exposed ceiling beams with interesting carvings. Three wall light points. Oak flooring to the formal dining area. Recessed ceiling spotlights. Underfloor heating. Twin sealed unit double glazed timber doors leading to:
11'10" x 10'3" (maximum) with UPVC sealed unit double glazed windows to three sides commanding superb long distance views. Matching entrance door adjoining the side garden.
With two tone spindled balustrade. Sealed unit double glazed window set in an arched opening enjoying views over the front garden and incorporating an oak sill. Victorian style column central heating radiator. Opening with exposed timber lintel leading to further landing area with wide exposed floor boards. further Victorian style central heating radiator. Recessed ceiling spotlights.
15' x 12' (maximum) with semi vaulted ceiling incorporating exposed beams. Sealed unit double glazed window set in an arched opening with exposed stone mullion and lintel together with panelled window seat below. Four wall light points. Stone feature fireplace. Two Victorian style central heating radiators. Door leading to the stairs down to the ground floor study. Useful alcove area opposite the entrance door. Door leading to:
Superbly appointed with a range of full height 'in-frame' fitted wardrobes and cupboards by 'Daedalian Furniture'. Recessed ceiling spotlights. Recessed alcove. Victorian style central heating radiator. Sun light tube to ceiling. Door leading to:
LUXURIOUS EN-SUITE BATHROOM
Superbly appointed with a contemporary four piece white suite comprising low suite WC, free standing oval bowl style hand wash basin set on the windowsill, free standing Victorian style roll top bath with claw feet and mixer tap with hose attachment and a curved shower enclosure housing a chrome Victorian style dual/drench head mixer shower. Mermaid style wall boarding. Timber panelling to lower walls. Semi vaulted ceiling incorporating exposed beams and recessed spotlights. Extractor fan. Chrome towel radiator. Tall column style central heating radiator. Shaver point. Two sealed unit double glazed windows set in arched openings enjoying views at the rear and incorporating exposed stone mullions.
15'5" x 11'9" with sealed unit double glazed window set in an arched opening enjoying a view at the front and incorporating exposed stone mullion and panelled window seat below. Two Victorian style central heating radiators. Exposed beams.
12'1" x 11'6" with sealed unit double glazed window set in an arched opening enjoying views at the rear and incorporating exposed stone mullion and panelled window seating below. Victorian style central heating radiator. Feature wall panelling incorporating full width book shelving above.
14'3" x 11'9" with sealed unit double glazed window set in an arched opening with exposed stone mullion and panelled window seat below. Victorian style central heating radiator. Planning permission has been granted for the installation of a Juliet balcony to the gable wall.
11'10" x 8'11" with sealed unit double glazed window enjoying a long distance view at the side and incorporating exposed timber lintel and oak sill. Exposed beams. Victorian style central heating radiator.
LUXURIOUS HOUSE BATHROOM
Superbly appointed with a contemporary white four piece suite comprising low suite WC, floating Duavit hand wash basin and a free standing oval bath with free standing tap with hose attachment and a curved corner shower enclosure housing a chrome dual/drench head mixer shower. Mermaid style wall boarding. Travertine wall tiling. Semi vaulted ceiling incorporating exposed beams and recessed spotlights. Extractor fan. Shaver point. Tall chrome towel radiator. Sealed unit double glazed window set in an arched opening enjoying an open view over the rear garden and incorporating exposed stone mullion.
The property is approached via a private/gated tarmac driveway (power available) which leads down to a further gated tarmac drive providing ample parking and turning facilities. The driveway includes external lighting and there are two fields/crofts, one adjoining each side of the driveway. One field incorporates the solar PV panels together with a vegetable bed and compost area. The remaining field has been subject to a scheme of 're-wilding' incorporating the installation of nearly one hundred native trees together with the introduction of 'Yellow-Rattle' designed to supress the grass and encourage the introduction of wild flowers. Right of way over a second driveway belonging to the neighbouring property also providing access from the main road.
DETACHED STONE BUILT GARAGE WITH ADJOINING AGRICULTURAL BUILDING (*PLANNING PERMISSION PREVIOUSLY GRANTED FOR CONVERSION TO A TWO BEDROOMED ANNEXE).
The garage measures 20'7" x 15' (maximum) with double timber doors to the front
The garage has been re-roofed in recent years and incorporates four velux roof windows. Car inspection pit. Open to the rafters with mezzanine storage area. Light and power. Adjoining the garage there are two stables incorporating power, water and lighting. External water tap with Belfast sink/boot wash.
To the rear there is a raised and gated lawned garden area enclosed by a dry stone wall and enjoying spectacular open views over the surrounding countryside and across the valley. The garden enjoys particularly well established perennial borders with pebbled pathway and patio area, steps leading down to the side, the concealed oil storage tank and also a:
STONE BUILT DETACHED OUT-BUILDING/GARDEN STORE
8'5" x 5'3" having also been recently re-roofed and incorporating the solar invertor together with two single glazed windows.
Immediately adjoining the rear of the property there is a stone flagged patio area providing a private and sheltered outdoor space enclosed by substantial stone built retaining walls. Stone/timber canopy over the rear entrance door. External water tap and lighting. POTTING SHED/FUEL STORE
To the side there is a generous stone flagged and pebbled patio garden area enjoying spectacular long distance views. Impressive/colourful borders together with a variety of small trees. Timber pagoda. Gated access to a very generous and predominantly level lawned garden area also enjoying long distance views over the surrounding countryside and with good sized vegetable plot adjoining incorporating fruit bushes and trees. Greenhouse. Small stream. Well stocked/colourful borders. Compost bin area. SUPERB OPEN TIMBER SUMMERHOUSE set upon a stone flagged hard-standing together with matching flagged patio area to the side.
To the front there is a particularly attractive garden area incorporating lawns, a corner decking area with open gazebo and a generous bark play area incorporating swings and a large trampoline. The front garden is enclosed by colourful borders together with a variety of mature trees including birch and laburnum. External lighting.
As previously described the property includes two fields adjoining the driveway.
*Planning permission was previous granted circa 2017 for the conversion of the detached barn/garage to create a separate two bedroom annexe. The planning permission also provides consent to construct a new detached double garage adjacent to the driveway, and in addition if desired, permission to construct a large single storey 'garden room' style extension to the side of the existing house. Further information and plans are available on request. The current vendors have also recently obtained planning permission for the installation of a Juliet balcony to one of the bedrooms. Again, further information and plans available on request.
COUNCIL TAX BAND
The council tax band quoted for this property on the Gov.UK website is Band: F
The tenure for this property is Freehold.
SERVICES: Mains electricity is installed. The water is supplied from a shared bore-hole supply including a modern filtration system. Drainage is to a septic tank. Mains gas is not available. The heating and hot water is oil fired.
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.
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Tel: Skipton 799993
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