Bracewell, Skipton, Lancashire, BD23
A 5 bedroom farmhouse with barn incorporating a one bedroom cottage. A superb location between Yorkshire & Lancashire - close to Skipton. Situated in a private position with superb, long-distance views across the surrounding countryside with excellent communications to the business centres of East Lancashire and Yorkshire. This extensive property is beautifully presented and has income potential from the cottage. Inspection is necessary to fully appreciate what is on offer.
Croft Gate Farm occupies a peaceful and private location just outside the hamlet of Bracewell - almost equidistant from Skipton and Clitheroe.
Accessed by a surfaced track, the house has outstanding views over the surrounding countryside and is within convenient commutable distance to the business centres of Yorkshire and East Lancashire and some excellent schools.
A five bar gate provides access to a generous parking area and rear courtyard. There is an unconverted barn with shippon (currently used as a garage and store) with attached one bedroom cottage. This is suitable for further development possibly to office accommodation or a larger holiday cottage (subject to planning consent). The grounds and gardens are walled and fenced and are immaculately maintained.
The finish of the house is impeccable and will not disappoint. Internally, the property comprises entrance hall, utility room, W.C., snug/playroom, side hall and lounge. The large dining kitchen has high quality hand-made solid wood kitchen complete with AGA all modern appliances. There is also a family dining room attached to the kitchen. There is direct access to the garden through French doors onto a patio area. The entrance hall leads to a playroom/snug with Victorian open fireplace. There is a side hall leading downstairs W.C. and formal lounge which is spacious with excellent natural light and a vaulted ceiling. There is a stone fireplace and Charnwood wood-burning stove.
To the first floor, there are three double bedrooms and a single bedroom currently used as a dressing room. There is a luxurious house bathroom (with underfloor heating). The master bedroom is spacious and has a beautifully finished ensuite in grey marble and a separate walk in wardrobe.
Outside, there is a beautiful, private, South East facing garden with sitting areas, formal gardens, ornamental pond and outdoor kitchen. Beyond the garden, is a fenced paddock and enclosed grassed area planted as an orchard.
Across the courtyard is the barn and attached one-bedroom cottage with living, kitchen, dining area to the ground floor and a double bedroom with separate bathroom to the first floor. This cottage could be extended (subject to planning consent) into the barn. The cottage provides an excellent opportunity for income generation or could be used for a dependant relative. Directly behind the barn is a second, paddock area extending to approximately 2 1/2 acres.
Croft Gate Farm has been meticulously maintained and upgraded by the current owners who have lived at the property for approximately 11 years. Recent works include the installation of the outside kitchen and completion of the garden design and landscaping together with the purchase of the paddock area behind the barn.
The house is private, secluded and peaceful but easily accessible from the A59 in a few minutes. It is on the threshold of the Forest of Bowland and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Local amenities in Gisburn and Barnoldswick are but three miles away - whilst the larger town of Skipton is only 10 miles away. The thriving town of Clitheroe is also approximately 10 miles away and has excellent links to the East Lancashire business centres as well as the northern motorway network. Clitheroe is a very popular town in the Ribble Valley and has an excellent range of schools, shopping, supermarkets and is famed for its high quality eateries' and leisure facilities.
The M65 and M6 are readily accessible whilst the train stations at Skipton and Preston provide main line access to national conurbations.
Manchester Airport is one and a quarter hours' drive and Leeds Bradford forty-five minutes.
- A beautifully presented Farmhouse in private setting.
- 3 double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom & a master bedroom with en-suite.
- 1 bedroom cottage with potential to expand into the barn subject to planning consent.
- Superb rural views over surrounding countryside.
- Superb garden with formal pond and outside kitchen.
- Flexible family accommodation.
- Excellent local schools.