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4 bedroom farm house for sale

The Old Post Office, Rathmell, Settle

£495,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Views Towards The Three Peaks
  • Character Features
  • Gated Driveway
  • Generous Gardens
  • Allotment
  • Solid Fuel Stove
  • Rural Village Location
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Viewing Essential

Full description

Believed to date back over 300 years, this beautiful stone built former farmhouse provides particularly spacious four bedroom en-suite accommodation and stands in an enviable position within this idyllic rural village, commanding fine long distance views towards the Three Peaks whilst including a private gated driveway and delightful gardens to the front and rear.

An internal inspection is essential to appreciate the variety of interesting character features this unique home has to offer; including exposed beams and stonework, substantial slate flagged flooring, a magnificent curved stone staircase, a useful cellar with vaulted ceiling, an inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and numerous sash style windows with attractive panelled shutters.

Incorporating a superb garden room extension at the rear, the generous ground floor accommodation includes three spacious reception rooms, a breakfast kitchen, a back kitchen, a boiler/cloaks room, a ground floor WC and a stone built porch. The well planned first floor layout includes a good sized landing, a light and spacious master bedroom with en-suite shower room, three further bedrooms and a house bathroom.

As the name suggests, part of the property was once used as the village post office with the gable end portion currently incorporating a light and spacious studio/living room to the ground floor with a second staircase leading off to the first floor master bedroom/en-suite. The layout may be of interest to those requiring a dedicated home office, workshop, studio or hobby space and also offers potential for those looking to either accommodate a dependant relative or perhaps generate an additional income with obvious potential for letting.

Externally the property benefits from a private gated driveway providing excellent off street parking at the front whilst leading to a useful stone built out-building. The original granary steps provide an interesting feature to the front of the house and adjacent to the driveway there is a particularly attractive, south facing walled garden incorporating a level lawn surrounded by well stocked borders with a variety of trees and flowering plants. The front garden enjoys a pleasant aspect toward the church tower and also includes a patio area together with a greenhouse and two timber sheds. To the rear there are further patios areas adjoining the house with steps leading down to a superb allotment incorporating a small productive orchard, a vegetable garden, a polytunnel and chicken housing.



Close to the edge of the scenic Yorkshire Dales National Park, the peaceful rural village of Rathmell is pleasantly situated adjacent to the River Ribble and is only three miles south of the popular market town of Settle. The village amenities include a primary school, a Reading Room, a Church and a Methodist chapel. The nearby town of Settle provides a wide variety of everyday shops and amenities including a modern supermarket, several restaurants/public houses and well respected schooling including the nearby highly regarded Giggleswick Independent School. There are two railway station nearby with Settle station being home to the legendary Settle to Carlisle line.

Representing an exciting opportunity for a family searching for a spacious stone built character home with excellent outdoor space, the property has much to commend it and the accommodation comprises in further detail:

GROUND FLOOR


STONE ENTRANCE PORCH
With pitched roof. Stone flagged flooring. Hard wood multi-paned sealed unit double glazed entrance door incorporating matching side panels. Multi-paned single glazed side windows. Fitted light. Latched timber door leading to:

SPACIOUS LIVING/DINING KITCHEN
16'11" x 15'1" with twin hot plate electric Aga set into a recessed opening incorporating exposed stone reveals together with timber lintel over. Substantial original slate flagged flooring. Exposed beams. Beam mounted 'Clog shelf/ledge'. Recessed alcove incorporating exposed stone and timber lintel. Multi-paned single glazed sash window to the front including panelled shutters. Doorway leading through to the main living room with exposed stone surround and lintel. Latched timber doors leading to the breakfast kitchen and the back kitchen. Wide multi-paned feature single glazed sash windows adjoining the garden room extension incorporating a panelled surround and timber seating below.

BREAKFAST KITCHEN
14'10" x 11'9" with semi-vaulted ceiling incorporating exposed beams and trusses. Free standing pine kitchen worktops/tables together with fitted shelving and cupboards. Solid ash worktop surface incorporating a Belfast sink. Plumbing for a dishwasher. Superb curved exposed stone wall. Two central heating radiators. Slate flagged flooring. Two sealed unit double glazed windows enjoying views towards the Three Peaks. Beam and wall mounted spotlight fittings. Stained glass feature windows to the 'arrow style' slots adjoining the staircase. Point for an electric cooker. Further sealed unit double glazed window to the side. Glazed timber door leading to:

GARDEN ROOM
15'11" x 9' (maximum) with UPVC sealed unit double glazed windows commanding fine long distance views towards the Three Peaks. Matching UPVC sealed unit double glazed patio doors leading to the rear garden. Stone base together with stone flagged flooring. Multi-paned glazed stable style door leading to:

BACK KITCHEN
12' x 11'10" (maximum) with plumbing for an automatic washing machine. Ample space for other appliances. Belfast sink with traditional brass taps mounted onto a feature timber rail. Multi-paned single glazed window. Exposed stone surround and lintel to the entrance door from the garden room. Panelled ceiling incorporating spotlights. Cloaks rails. Latched timber door leading to:

BOILER/BOOT ROOM
With substantial timber external entrance door. Floor mounted Warmflow oil central heating boiler. Partial stone flooring. Central heating radiator. Panelled ceiling incorporating spotlight fittings. Cloak rails. Latched timber door leading to:

GROUND FLOOR WC
With two piece white suite comprising low suite WC together with a hand wash basin. Multi-paned single glazed window incorporating stone sill. Panelled ceiling with spotlight fittings.

MAIN LIVING ROOM
17' x 15'6" with Aarrow cast iron wood burning stove set in a recessed inglenook style stone fireplace incorporating substantial stone hearth and mantle. Multi-paned single glazed sash style window to the front including panelled shutters and window seat below. Further multi-paned single glazed sash window to the front. Ceiling spotlights. Central heating radiator. Multi-paned single glazed sash window to the rear also having panelled shutters and window seating. Substantial latched timber door incorporating exposed stone surround and lintel leading to the stone staircase to the first floor. Substantial timber door with exposed stone surround leading to:



FURTHER LIVING ROOM (Ideal for a study, workshop or studio)
17'6" x 17'2" A spacious room benefiting from a good degree of natural light being located at the gable end of the building, formerly used as the village post office. This room would be suitable for a variety of uses, including a second staircase leading off to the first floor. Large multi-paned sealed unit double glazed windows to the front and side. Two central heating radiators. Belfast sink. Exposed stone wall. Wide sealed unit double glazed timber external door to the corner. Spindled staircase leading off to the first floor. Slate flagged flooring. Point for an electric cooker. Sealed unit double glazed timber rear entrance door. Trap door leading down to the:

SUPERB VAULTED CELLAR
16'5" x 10'3" (restricted head height)
With stone 'pigeon style' steps. Stone flagged flooring and shelving. Light and power.

FIRST FLOOR


SPACIOUS LANDING
Approached via a magnificent curved stone staircase incorporating exposed stone walls with stained glass feature windows to the original arrow style ventilation slots. The landing also incorporates exposed stone walls and beams. Loft hatch. Multi-paned sealed unit double glazed window enjoying a view towards the Three Peaks whilst incorporating panelled shutters. Central heating radiator.

SPACIOUS MASTER BEDROOM
17'7" x 17'1" with UPVC sealed unit double glazed window enjoying a long distance view at the side. Multi-paned sealed unit double glazed window enjoying a view over the front garden and towards the Church. Exposed beams. Two central heating radiators. Second staircase leading down to the ground floor. Beam mounted spotlight fittings. Door leading to:

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
Equipped with a white suite comprising low suite WC with concealed cistern, hand wash basin and a shower tray with Heatstore independent shower over. Pine wall panelling incorporating vanity shelving. Extractor fan. Central heating radiator. Partial ceramic wall tiling. Fitted pine cupboards. Shaver point. High level electric fan heater.

BEDROOM TWO
14' (plus wardrobes) x 12'6" with an impressive feature ceiling incorporating exposed beams and timber work. Multi-paned sealed unit double glazed window enjoying a view towards the Church. Painted exposed stone wall. Ceiling spotlights. Full width range of fitted wardrobes. Two central heating radiators.

BEDROOM THREE
15'4" x 10'5" with multi-paned sealed unit double glazed window enjoying a view towards the Church. Exposed beams. Exposed stone wall. Stone feature fireplace incorporating decorative cast iron grate and insert. Central heating radiator.

SPACIOUS BATHROOM
Superbly appointed with a three piece suite comprising low suite WC, hand wash basin and a panelled bath with Heatstore independent shower over. Partial travertine effect wall tiling. Multi-paned sealed unit double glazed window enjoying spectacular views towards the Three Peaks. Towel radiator. Double door airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. Shaver point. Door leading to:

BEDROOM FOUR/STORE ROOM
12'1" x 12' with vaulted ceiling incorporating exposed beams and trusses. Exposed stone walls. Multi-paned sealed unit double glazed window enjoying a view towards the Church. Central heating radiator. Feature stone fireplace. High level storage shelving. Substantial latched timber external door leading to the external granary steps at the front.

OUTSIDE
To the front the property includes a private gated driveway providing AMPLE OFF STREET PARKING FOR SEVERAL CARS. Royal mail post box (still in operation!). Attractive planted garden frontage. Oil storage tank. Useful STONE OUT-BUILDING measuring 8'10" x 8'. Log store.



Stone steps lead up to a delightful south facing level garden of generous proportions, including a central lawn surrounded by colourful well stocked borders incorporating a variety of small trees and flowering plants. The garden enjoys a delightful aspect towards the Church tower and includes substantial stone boundary walling, a timber garden shed, a small timber summerhouse and greenhouse and two apple trees.

To the rear the property includes further stone paved patio areas adjoining the house enjoying views towards the Three Peaks. Two timber garden sheds. Gated steps leading down to a good sized allotment area including a small productive orchard, a polytunnel, a vegetable garden area and chicken housing.

DIRECTIONS
Approaching the village from the direction of Settle the property can be found on the left hand side opposite the Reading Room.

SERVICES All mains services are installed with the exception of mains gas which is not available.

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.

VIEWING Strictly by arrangement with HARRISON BOOTHMAN

Tel: Skipton 799993

Any floor plans are provided for informational and illustrative purposes only. Although we endeavour to provide truthful representation, we do not in any way warrant the accuracy of the floor plan information and the floor plan layout and measurements may contain errors and omissions. We are not liable for and do not accept any liability relating to any loss or damage suffered as a direct or indirect result of use of any information on the floor plan.

These particulars were prepared from observation together with information supplied by the Vendor. We have not carried out a detailed professional survey.

Ref: SBS171016

If you are thinking of selling your property HARRISON BOOTHMAN will be pleased to provide a FREE VALUATION for sale purposes.


These particulars do not constitute an offer or contract of sale.
Any prospective purchaser should satisfy themselves by inspection of the property.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
20 October 2016

Nearest stations

  • Giggleswick (1.8 mi)
  • Long Preston (2.2 mi)
  • Settle (2.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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1 Unicorn House Keighley Road, Skipton, BD23 2LP

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Nearest stations

  • Giggleswick (1.8 mi)
  • Long Preston (2.2 mi)
  • Settle (2.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Harrison Boothman, Skipton

1 Unicorn House Keighley Road, Skipton, BD23 2LP

01756 535010 Local call rate

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