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5 bedroom house for sale

Taira House, Church Street, Gargrave, Skipton, BD23

Under Offer £1,195,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning Setting
  • Separate 3 Bedroom Annex
  • Popular village centre
  • Spacious accommodation
  • Formal garden and small paddock
  • Excellent parking facilities
  • Double garage

Full description

A true house of grace and favour and the epitome of a lovely village home, this impressive Grade II Listed Georgian family house occupies a secluded southerly position with a three bedroom coach house and generous walled gardens, in the heart of this much sought after village.


Believed to date back to the late 1600's, Taira House was formerly The Vicarage to the village and is now a home of true grace and favour, yet with a delightful comfortable atmosphere of family living throughout, which has been enhanced by the present owners, including the recent fitting of bespoke timber framed windows, now creating an impressive home with beautifully proportioned and spacious rooms which are well presented throughout. There is an impressive reception hall feeding to a magnificent drawing room with a superb Italianate fireplace and high windows to two sides. The principal rooms face to the south and many of their windows also have the original working shutters.

Outside, there are generous walled gardens, dividing into two distinct areas but both being level, lawned and enclosed within stone walling. This is a delightful and a particularly private setting with a summer house, pond and barbeque/seating patios.

In addition, the Coach House has been converted to provide fantastic ancillary accommodation to the main house and is ideal for either a dependent relative or home office, or possibly generating an income. The vendors have undertaken all the preparatory work, however, the choice of finish with regard to kitchen and bathroom equipment will be for the purchaser to complete to their own choice.

There is also an additional three bedroom cottage available by separate negotiation.

Gargrave is a particularly popular village in which to live and includes a good selection of local shops including a supermarket and post office, as well as having a railway station which gives direct access to Leeds in 50 minutes, as well as Bradford and London Kings Cross. Designated as a Conservation Area, it is little wonder that Gargrave is such a popular choice as a place to live - not only is it on the level, but it also has the Pennine Way, as well as both the River Aire and Leeds-Liverpool canal running through, with pretty towpath and river bank walks. Within the village there are also three public houses, cafes, a doctors, chemist, restaurants, a primary school, church and village hall which is the hub of activities for this thriving community. The historic market town of Skipton is 4 miles away with a wider range of shops, social/recreational amenities and reputable schooling.

From Skipton, proceed on the A65 into Gargrave village. In the village centre, turn left over the river bridge onto Church Street, past by the church on the left, and take the next left hand turning onto Taira House drive.

Elegant Reception Hall 
with parquet flooring and matwell. Sweeping return staircase to first floor with arched fanlight mezzanine window. Ceiling coving. Wall light point. Storage cupboard beneath the staircase. Radiator.

Cloak Room 
having two piece suite comprising low suite WC and hand basin set into vanity unit. Dado panelling. Radiator.

Gracious Drawing Room 
with open fire set within impressive marbled Italianate fireplace. Ornate ceiling plasterwork and coving. Three double glazed high sash windows with shutters overlooking the delightful gardens. Five wall light points. Three radiators.

Living Room 
having cast iron fireplace set into timber Adam style fire surround on slate hearth. Ornate square patterned ceiling plasterwork. Three windows to the front with panelled reveals and window seating. Three wall light points. Radiator.

Dining Room 
with splay bay double glazed sash windows overlooking the Church gardens. Fitted cupboards and drawers. Exposed ceiling beams. Four wallight points. Radiator.

Utility Room 
fitted with pine wall/base units, also having worktops incorporating stainless steel single sink unit. Plumbing for automatic washing machine. Fitted shelving.

Bedroom Two (Front/Side) 
having ceiling coving and fitted cupboard.

Bedroom Three (Side) 
with full length fitted wardrobes, drawers, cupboards. Radiator. Fitted shelving. Ceiling coving.


En-Suite Shower Room 
with three piece white suite comprising shower cubicle and Mira shower fitment; low suite WC; pedestal hand basin. Access into eaves area.

Landing/Study Area 
with double glazed sash window overlooking the Church gardens, also having staircase to the second floor with storage cupboard beneath. Radiator. Two wall light points.

Bedroom One (Front) 
having an extensive range of fitted beech-effect bedroom furniture to two walls and incorporating wash hand basin. Three double glazed sash windows to the front. Radiator.

Bedroom Four (Front) 
with twin double glazed sash windows and window seats overlooking the front gardens. Exposed beams. Wall light points. Radiator.


Bedroom Five 
this is a fabulous teenage suite, divided into a sleeping and sitting area, having a magnificent exposed truss and ceiling beams, as well as three roof windows. Fitted wardrobes, cupboards and work units. Two radiators.

Taira House is approached through wrought iron gates by a lovely gravelled sweeping drive, leading to a parking area for several cars. The secluded gardens are level and private, surrounded by high stone walling, with a well manicured and extensive lawn, raised pond, flagged seating area and summer house, as well as a separate barbeque/dining area for alfresco eating. Through a small gate, the lower garden is reached, laid down to slightly rougher grass and ideal for cultivation as an orchard or a kitchen garden. All in all, the total site area extends to circa 0.711 acres. A covered walkway leads from the kitchen door and accesses both the Coach House and the garaging - the double garage has an electric up-and-over-door as well as power/light supply. From this covered area there is also access to the neighbouring property, Taira Cottage, which although not included in the sale of Taira House can be available by separate negotiation - please enquire for further details.



Reception Hall/ Utility 
– approached through oak stable door with wall mounted Ferroli gas fired boiler, radiator. Second Hall – approached from Church Street through heavy panelled entrance door, recessed low voltage lighting and radiator.

– recessed lighting and extractor fan.

– recessed low voltage lighting, plumbing and piping for installation of a fitted kitchen, radiator.

Sitting Room 
– a through room with recessed low voltage lighting and full height windows overlooking Church Street, radiator.


– with feature beams, veluxe window, radiator.

Bedroom 1 
– with fine beams, exposed timber work, velux window and views overlooking Taira House’s gardens, wall light point, radiator.

Bedroom 2 
– with exposed beams, feature alcove and radiator.

Bedroom 3 
– with beams, wall light point and radiator.

– with the necessary plumbing and electrical fittings for the installation of a bathroom suite.

This is a recently renovated 3 bedroom annex/holiday home with modern services including gas fired central heating and timber framed double glazing as well as many delightful period features ideally suited for holiday rental or as a self-contained annex for family members

- adjoining the coach house with full height beamed ceiling, natural light, electrically operated doors, power and cold water supply. Ample heavy duty store shelving and concrete floor.

Available by separate negotiation and presently occupied under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy. GROUND FLOOR Kitchen, Sitting Room, Dining Room FIRST FLOOR Bedroom 1, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bathroom OUTSIDE Enclosed courtyard garden with two outbuildings and rear enclosed garden abutting Gargrave Church gardens.

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