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Thornsgill House, Askrigg

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Property Description

Key features

  • Impressive Detached House In Popular Village Location
  • 4 Double Bedrooms & En Suite Shower Rooms
  • Dining Kitchen, Utility Area & Cellars
  • Living Room With Stove
  • Sitting Room, Dining Room & Downstairs WC
  • Oil Central Heating & Double Glazing
  • Excellent Decorative Order with Original Features
  • Front & Rear Flagged Patio Garden
  • Currently A Successful B&B
  • Ideal Family Home Or Business Opportunity

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Thornsgill House is an impressive, detached house in the popular upper Dales village of Askrigg.

Askrigg is a picturesque village with its ancient market cross, notable church and cobbled central "green". It has a primary school, good general store, cafe, delicatessen, gift shop as well as 3 good pubs, a number of B&B's and an excellent community life. It is famous for its Herriot connections, being the village where the series All Creatures Great & Small was filmed.

The house dating from 1907, was a quality build, still retaining many character features from the period. The high ceilings, picture rails and cornicing, stripped pine doors, stained glass, original tiled floor in the hall and the carved staircase, all contribute to the beautiful presentation of this lovely home.

On the ground floor, the wide front door with stained glass panels opens to a wide entrance hall with original floor tiles, main living room with stove and decorative ceiling mouldings and smaller sitting room, currently used for guests. To the rear of the house is a small dining room, office & downstairs WC and a family dining kitchen with utility area. Downstairs there is a useful, dry cellar with two rooms for good storage.

Going up the beautifully carved staircase, leads to a large landing with a large stained glass window to the side. There are three large double bedrooms and a smaller double or good sized single room. The front two have en-suite shower rooms with the two at the rear having the option to have a large, modern en-suite bathroom or share between the two rooms, depending on circumstances. There is a large loft area with drop down ladders, with a partial boarded and lined roof space offering superb storage or possible development potential.

Although the house is full of original character, space and light, it has the benefit of oil central heating and double glazing throughout (except for the stained glass windows). It is in excellent decorative order and has been well updated by the current owner.

Outside, to the front of the property is a wide flagged path with flower borders, a seating area and distinctive iron railings and a beautiful wrought iron veranda. To the rear is a good flagged yard from which to enjoy the afternoon and evening sun.

Thornsgill House is currently run as a successful B&B and is certainly suited to those wanting a profitable lifestyle business. However, it would equally well return to the lovely family home for which it was built, or perfect as a larger holiday cottage.

ENTRANCE HALL Superb hall wide front door with stained glass panels & surrounds, original tiled flooring, high ceilings with cornices and picture rail. Radiator. 3 wall lights. Beautifully carved staircase. Window to side. 

SITTING ROOM 14' 10" x 10' 10" (4.52m x 3.3m) Currently used as a guest lounge. Fitted carpet. Picture rail & coving. Central candelabra light & 2 wall lights. Stone fireplace and surround housing electric fire (could be open). TV point. Window to front. 

LIVING ROOM 19' 4" x 13' 0" (5.89m x 3.96m) Lovely light living room. Fitted carpet. Decorative ceiling molding & picture rail. 2 wall lights. Feature period wooden fire surround with multi fuel stove. Radiator. TV & telephone point. Windows to front and side. 

DINING ROOM 12' 6" x 7' 6" (3.81m x 2.29m) Part original tiled flooring, part laminate wood effect flooring. Coved ceiling. Dado rail. Radiator with marble shelf. Long window to side. 2 windows to rear. 

DOWNSTAIRS WC/STORE Fitted carpet. Coved ceiling. Radiator. Wash hand basin. WC. Large cupboard. Half stained glass window within double glazed unit.

This room is currently used as an office but it was previously a house bathroom if reinstatement is required. 

KITCHEN 17' 0" x 8' 6" (5.18m x 2.59m) Good sized dining kitchen. Quality non-slip wood effect vinyl flooring. Ceiling spotlights. Good range of wall & base units. Sink. Space for cooker, dishwasher, fridge & freezer. Original fitted pine cupboard with glass upper doors. Windows to side & rear. 

UTILITY AREA Quality non-slip wood effect vinyl floor. Plumbing for washing machine and space & fitting for dryer. Built in original cupboards. Back door to rear yard. 


CELLAR 1 10' 6" x 8' 6" (3.2m x 2.59m) Stone steps off hall down to first cellar room. Concrete floor. Electricity and light. Window to side. 

CELLAR 2 10' 6" x 5' 0" (3.2m x 1.52m) Concrete floor. Shelving. Electricity and light. 


LANDING Lovely large landing space. Coved ceiling & picture rail. Large stained glass window with secondary glazing. Radiator. Loft hatch with drop down ladders leading to large loft space, part boarded and lined. 

BEDROOM 1 14' 9" x 10' 10" (4.5m x 3.3m) Lovely front double bedroom. Fitted carpet. Coved ceiling and picture rail. Built in wardrobe and dressing table. Radiator. TV point. Full height window. 

EN-SUITE Recently refitted shower room. Quality non-slip vinyl flooring. Fully tiled walls. Large corner shower cubicle. WC. Wash basin. Heated towel rail. Extractor fan. Mirror with light. 

BEDROOM 2 17' 3" x 12' 6" (5.26m x 3.81m) Good sized, double aspect front bedroom. Fitted carpet. Coved ceiling and picture rail. Large marble fireplace with tiled insert. Built in wardrobes and dressing table. Radiator. TV point. Windows to front and side. 

EN-SUITE Quality non-slip vinyl flooring. Shower cubicle. Wash basin. WC. Extractor fan. Window to front. 

BEDROOM 3 14' 6" x 9' 9" (4.42m x 2.97m) Lovely rear double bedroom. Fitted carpet. Coved ceiling and picture rails. Built in wardrobes and dressing table. TV point. Radiator. Windows to rear and side. Door to bathroom.  

BATHROOM Large modern bathroom which can be used as an en-suite to Bedroom 3 or shared with Bedroom 4 if required. Quality non-slip wood effect vinyl flooring. Picture rail. White suite with bath, shower cubicle and WC. Radiator. Built in shelved cupboard. Window. Door to landing. 

BEDROOM 4 9' 3 " x 8' 6" (2.82m x 2.59m) Small double or large single bedroom. Fitted carpet. Coved ceiling. Radiator. Built in single wardrobes. Window to rear with lovely views over fields to hills. 


FRONT To the front of the house is a wide, flagged path with original painted iron railings and gate. Wide flower border. Pleasant seating area. Decorative wrought iron veranda. 

REAR Iron gate to flagged yard with bins & storage container. Outside tap. There is a good sized flagged rear patio from which to enjoy the afternoon and evening sun. Oil tank. 

PARKING There is good village parking to the front of the property and in the car park, just round the corner. 

AGENTS NOTE The website would be available with the house if required.  

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30 September 2014


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