8 bedroom country house for sale

Hartrigg House, Buckden

Sold STC £735,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A MAGNIFICENT VICTORIAN PROPERTY
  • SET OVER FOUR FLOORS
  • RETAINING MANY ORIGINAL PERIOD FEATURES
  • 3 RECEPTION ROOMS
  • 8 BEDROOMS
  • 3 BATHROOMS
  • GENEROUS CELLAR SPACE
  • POTENTIAL TO BE A FABULOUS GUEST HOUSE
  • SAT IN THE MOST STUNNING GROUNDS
  • UNOBSTURCTED VIEWS OF OPEN FARMLAND

Full description

As below:

THE PROPERTY 
Hartrigg House is planned over four floors with four magnificent reception rooms, breakfast kitchen with Aga, cellars, eight bedrooms and six bath/shower rooms. Set at the head of the valley in the village of Buckden and with magnificent views from the reception rooms and principle bedrooms over the substantial gardens and onto level pasture land beyond set between the hills of the valley. With many period features still retained including ornate plaster work, cornices, ceiling roses, original open fireplaces, shuttered splayed bay windows, deep skirting boards and all rooms being of excellent proportions. A magnificent period country home sat in generous gardens. Superfast broadband is now available in the village.

GUEST HOUSE POTENTIAL 
Hartrigg House offers a wonderful opportunity to run a lucrative guest house in this stunning village in the heart of The Yorkshire Dales National Park. The property sits handsomely on the Stage 1 Route of The Tour de France thus bringing a great deal of cyclists to the area needing a place to stay! The location also lends itself to walkers, with many routes up Buckden Pike and along the river Wharfe, including The Dalesway.

ENTRANCE AND RECEPTION HALL  
At the front of the property with a delightful timber and stained glazed door with ornate timber panelling to a storm porch and opening into an impressive reception hall. Recessed mat well, two double panel heating radiators, original ornate arched plaster work, plate racks and ornate cornice to the ceiling.

INNER HALL 
With tall ceilings and ornate plaster work, deep skirting boards, double panel heating radiator, ornate cornice and with the superb bespoke staircase with curved banister leading to the first floor.

LOWER GROUND FLOOR STORE ROOMS 
Approached from the inner hall down a flight of stone steps onto a stone flagged area giving access to three cellar rooms and providing a place to store logs/coal. The first room offers a double glazed timber window with deep sill and timber and glazed double glazed door leading out onto the forecourt. There is a shower room directly off this room incorporating a Mira 900 x 900 fully tiled shower enclosure with a Mira independent shower unit, wall mounted wash basin and a close coupled WC. The second room is a substantial boot/utility room with stainless steel sink units set into some hand built cupboards and also with stone store shelves. Double panel heating radiator, power sockets and lighting. The third room is a small store room currently used as a wine cellar, with lighting and concrete floor.

SITTING ROOM 
Of excellent proportions and square shaped with tall ceilings, deeps skirting boards, period wallpaper and featuring an original period fireplace including a raised cast iron dog grate recessed into a chimney breast with steel canopy over and marble surround and hearth. Recessed book shelving to one side incorporating a cupboard and a almost full height shuttered Georgian sliding sash window to the gable with further panelling below and offering superb views across the rear gardens and the hills beyond. However the central feature to this room has to be the splayed bayed sliding sash window with shutters and panelling offering superb views down the Wharfe valley. Three double panel heating radiators below the splayed bay and one further double panel heating radiator below the gable window. Ornate centre ceiling rose.

LIVING ROOM 
Of similar proportions to the sitting room and again featuring a superb almost full height sliding sash feature bay window with superb views across the farmland and valley. Three double panel heating radiators below the bay window and one further double panel radiator to the recessed bookshelf. Original fireplace with black slate surround, stone inset and matching tiled hearth, incorporating a multi fuel stove. A pair of timber and glazed doors give access and through natural light to the dining room. Tall ceilings, ornate cornice, centre ceiling rose, period wallpapers and deep skirting boards. Further natural light from a sliding sash window to the gable and with a recessed bookshelf to one side, central heating radiator and TV point.

DINING ROOM 
Of superb proportions and with room enough for a twelve seater dining suite. Featuring a currently unused 6ft 6 tall timber panelled ornate chimney breast with deep display mantle over. Sliding sash window to either side of this opening with stunning views of the steeply rising fell. Double panel heating radiators below each of these windows. As previously mentioned a pair of timber and glazed doors leading into the sitting room and giving direct views through the bay window from the dining table area. A set of double doored cupboards give excellent storage for glasses and china. Two doors lead to the reception hallway and inner hallway. Tall ceilings, deep skirting boards, picture rail, cornice, centre ceiling rose and finished in period style wallpaper.

BREAKFAST KITCHEN 
A farmhouse style kitchen featuring two large double glazed multi paned sliding sash windows with superb views across the gardens, onto the farmland and rolling moorland beyond. Four oven electrically powered Aga with factory fitted hotplate module. Neff stainless steel extractor fan over with tiled splash back. A range of base and wall units with some display cupboards and pelmets underneath finished in a light maple wood shaker style and with granite worktops and up stands over. Incorporating a stainless steel sink with mixer lever tap over and set below one of the sash windows. Integrated appliances include a full size dishwasher and fridge. Also featuring a stone flagged floor and ample space for a four or six seater table and chairs. Display plate rack and shelving, multi point adjustable spotlight rack and double panel heating radiator.

GARDEN ROOM 
Featuring a pair of timber French doors leading out onto the rear gardens and with magnificent views of the moors. Further natural light from two double glazed windows to the gable end of the property. Currently used as a study/hobby room but with potential if required as a home office or ninth bedroom. Four wall light points and two double panelled heating radiators.

REAR ENTRANCE HALL 
Featuring a stone flagged floor and giving access from the inner hallway to the garden room, cellar and utility room. With large timber and glazed door giving access to the side driveway.

UTILITY ROOM 
With quarry tiled floor and a range of base and wall units finished in a beech style with white gloss tiling between the worktops and the wall units. With laminate worktops over and incorporating a single bowl stainless steel sink with lever tap set below a sliding sash multi glazed window with tremendous views of the steep feel beyond. Also housing the Trianco oil fired utility boiler and heating systems. Also providing space for fridge freezers and plumbing for washing machines and tumble dryers. The utility room is connected from the rear hall by way of a quarry tiled walkway which also gives access to the shower room.

SHOWER ROOM 1 
With full pedestal wash basin, 900 x 900 shower enclosure, hidden cistern WC and natural light from an obscure double glazed window to the gable. Quarry tiled floor, double panel heating radiator, recessed lighting and extractor fan.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING  
A split level landing at the low level giving access to bedrooms five and six and with recessed lighting, loft access and period wall coverings. The delightful curved banister mahogany staircase rises up a short flight onto the main first floor landing giving access to the remaining four bedrooms on the first floor. With tall ceiling period wall coverings, ornate cornice and archways, along with deep skirting boards in true period style.

BEDROOM ONE  
Of substantial proportions and offering some of the finest views in the Dales from the two almost full height sliding sash double glazed windows, both with double panel heating radiators below. Timber Adams style fireplace and mantle with stone into the chimney breast giving space for an open dog grate. Attractive arched recessed bookshelf to one side of the fireplace and matching recessed archway to the adjacent side. With a range of fitted beech coloured wardrobes and display shelves with matching bedside tables and cabinets. A great size bedroom with tall ceilings, ornate cornice, ceiling roses, period style wallpapers and ornate timber architraves to the en-suite and landing doors.

EN SUITE BATHROOM 
Featuring a panelled bath with side filler and incorporating a Mira Sport independent shower unit over. Shower screen and three quarter height tiling to the bath area. Period style full pedestal basin with rope edge and matching close coupled WC. Double panel heating radiator, tiled splash back to the basin, independently heated ladder style towel rail and laminate flooring. Tall ceilings and a large multi glazed sliding sash window with unobstructed views, across the gardens and fields onto the rolling moors beyond. Shaver point, fitted mirror and multi point spotlights.

BEDROOM TWO 
Square shaped and of excellent proportions, a double bedroom with a pair of fitted wardrobes. Superb views from the sliding sash double glazed window to the front of the property with double panel heating radiator below and further natural light from a matching window to the gable end. Recessed shelving to one side of the chimney breast and finished in period style wallpaper.

BEDROOM THREE 
To the gable of the property and a double bedroom with magnificent views out of the sliding sash window with double panel heating radiator below. Currently set up as twin and with a range of fitted wardrobes and matching chest or drawers. Tall ceilings and recessed bookshelf.

BEDROOM FOUR 
To the opposite gable to bedroom three but with views just as spectacular this time of the steeply rising fells above Buckden, through the sliding sash window with double panel heating radiator below. Again set up as a twin and of square proportions with tall ceilings, picture rail, further high level window to the gable end and recessed shelving.

HOUSE BATHROOM 
Featuring a Vileroy and Bosch deep, tiled panelled bath. With contemporary side mounted filler and recessed taps and also with a thermostatic shower valve with adjustable head over the bath. Over bath screen, three quarter tiling to the bath wall and reducing to half height tiling for the remainder. Full pedestal contemporary style wash basin with mixer lever tap over and contemporary illuminated mirror. Matching dual flush WC and stunning views through the sliding sash window of the steep fells beyond and with heating radiator below. Heated towel rail and laminate flooring.

BEDROOM FIVE 
To the rear of the property and with a sliding sash Georgian style window over looking the rear forecourt and with long distance views of the fells. A double bedroom with double panel heating radiator, two double wall light points and loft hatch giving access to this part of the roof space.

BEDROOM SIX 
A double bedroom with three windows, two to the gable and one to the rear of the property for natural light with magnificent views out of all three and with a double panel heating radiator below one. Recessed lighting.

HOUSE BATHROOM TWO 
Featuring a spa bath with panelled side and retro style side mounted filler taps with matching retro style full pedestal basin and taps and matching close coupled WC. Half tiling to the bath area and with matching tiled splash back to the basin. Natural light from a double glazed window to the rear of the property with obscure glazing, heating radiator, independently heated towel rail, recessed lighting, extractor fan and laminate flooring.

SECOND FLOOR LANDING 
With a solid wood return balustrade and kite winder staircase leading up from the ground and first floors. With two mullioned windows at the half way point giving natural light to the half landing. Multi point adjustable and recessed lighting.

BEDROOM SEVEN 
Of superb proportions and an ideal letting room or teenagers suite, with more than enough room to add an en-suite if required. Featuring exposed roof timbers and trusses providing an attractive feature along with an exposed stone wall to the gable end and incorporating an arched window with amazing views. Further natural light from two Velux windows. Two full height doors give access to an airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and giving great storage and airing space. Further storage from eaves cupboards to one end, three double panel heating radiators, access door to the roof void and multi point adjustable spotlighting.

SHOWER ROOM 2 
Incorporating a 900 x 900 fully tiled shower enclosure with an Aqualisa thermostatic shower unit and sliding doors. Armatige Shanks full pedestal basin with Onyx head taps, matching bidet and close coupled WC. Tiled display shelf, heating radiator and multi point adjustable spotlight.

BEDROOM EIGHT 
Of excellent proportions and featuring another exposed stone arched window with superb views up onto the steep fells above Buckden. Exposed roof timbers and trusses with adjustable spotlighting, two double panel heating radiators, Louvre door fronted recessed cupboard and three quarter height door giving access to storage.

OUTSIDE 
The property is readily seen on the approach into Buckden from Kettlewell, sitting independently in its own grounds surround by mature trees and lawned gardens. Approached via a gravelled driveway through a pair of gates opening onto further gravelled areas providing parking for numerous vehicles. The garden for the main being on the level and enclosed by stone walls, hedges and mature trees. To the front of the property there and to the side of the gravelled driveway there are steps leading up to the Yorkshire stone flagged sun terrace and lawns and leading down the other side is the raised and grassed West facing sun terrace and gardens, again laid mainly to lawn. Mature copper beech hedge provide welcome wind and privacy breaks and lead down to the bottom gardens where there is a greenhouse requiring replacement or repair and two substantial timber sheds.

PLANNING 
The Yorkshire Dales National Park Planning Authority granted change of use on the property from an existing dwelling to a guest house on the 24th October 2013 subject to conditions. Copies of the planning permission can be obtained from Craven District Council or indeed their website.

SERVICES 
Septic tank Mains electric Mains Water Oil fired central heating

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