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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Westwood, Raikeswood Road, Skipton

Sold STC £480,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Substantially reduced for quick sale
  • Stunning detached family sized property
  • Located in the popular area on Raikeswood Road
  • Offering over 2000 sq ft of accommodation
  • Three reception rooms , one with log burner
  • Breakfast kitchen with superb and spacious dining-living conservatory
  • Four/five bedrooms
  • Delightful gardens to all sides
  • Heated swimming pool and double garage
  • Close to 2 exceptional Grammar Schools

Full description

As below:

To the front of the property approached off Raikeswood Road, there is a tarmacadam drive giving access to the double garage with remote control up and over door. Attractive and mature front gardens to either side of the drive and laid mainly to lawn but with flower beds, well stocked borders and specimen trees and shrubs. A concrete and stone flagged path with wrought iron railing runs up tto the front door with further paths to either side of the house. Further gardens run along both sides of the property and again being laid mainly to lawn and with boundary fencing down either side and leading to the rear gardens. To the rear of the house there is a three quarter height door giving access to the under drawing of the property and providing a utility space currently used for washers and dryers along with the house gas central heating boiler. Further excellent storage space for bicycles and occasionally used items in a dry and secure environment.

A delightful heated swimming pool at 4 ft deep x 12 ft wide x 30 ft long. Full filtration system in the pump house along with low level lighting and all weather cover.

A four piece suite including a full length bath, contemporary style dual flush close coupled WC, matching full pedestal basin with mixer lever tap and a 900 x 900 shower enclosure incorporating an Aqualisa thermostatic shower. Full tiling throughout and contrasting tiling to the floors. UPVC double glazed window with autumn leaf glass to the gable end providing natural light and with a heating radiator incorporating a chrome heated towel rail below. Multipoint adjustable spotlight unit.

To the rear of the property and a third double bedroom. Again with a range of fitted wardrobes and dressing table across the length of one wall and with ample space for a king size bed and further bedroom furniture. Natural light from the Georgian style timber glazed window again with pleasant views across to Skipton Moor and down the Aire Valley. Heating radiator, multipoint adjustable spotlight and television point.

To the front of the property and of excellent proportions, very much a double bedroom with ample space for fitted or free standing wardrobes but currently with a range of fitted wardrobes along one wall and incorporating a dressing table. With pleasant views out of the Georgian UPVC double glazed window onto the Grammar School recreational grounds with heating radiator below. Multipoint adjustable spotlight.

There is a double bedroom, however currently used as a home office. With laminate flooring and currently fitted with a range of worktops across the length of one wall with a return, providing excellent home office desk space. Natural light from a Georgian window and views onto the front lawns and across to the Grammar School. Multipoint adjustable spotlight, coving to ceiling and ample space for a double bed if this required.


Approached from the open plan tread staircase leading onto the landing,Built in cupboards providing excellent storage and giving access to all the bedrooms and bathroom.

A superbly presented and extended double bedroom with floor to ceiling windows to the rear and gable elevations, giving magnificent uninterrupted views across to Skipton Moors and down the Aire Valley. Ample room for a double bed and associated fitted or free standing bedroom furniture along with a sitting area. Central heating radiator.

A smaller bedroom, or as currently used, a dressing room. Ample space for a range of fitted or free standing wardrobes and also with a recessed shoe storage area. Natural light from a UPVC double glazed window to the front elevation with pleasant views across to the Grammar School-tennis courts and recreation space. Central heating radiator.

Of good proportions and being square shaped incorporating a spacious corner bath with shower mixer tap arrangement. Full pedestal basin, matching close coupled WC and a separate 1200 x 900 walk-in shower enclosure. Thermostatic shower in the enclosure with full height tiling reducing to half height tiling to the bath walls. Ample light from a UPVC double glazed window to the rear elevation with fantastic long distance views onto Skipton Moor. Central heating radiator, recessed lighting and multipoint adjustable spotlights. Laminate floor and an electronically heated towel warmer.

The historic market town of Skipton (in Craven) is known as the 'Gateway to the Dales' and provides extensive recreational facilities with stunning open countryside nearby. On the cusp of the Yorkshire Dales National Park with excellent walking, climbing and fishing including the famous Yorkshire 3 Peaks. Craven has its fair share of gourmet pubs, restaurants and excellent sporting facilities including a state of the art swimming pool and gym. Leeds and Manchester are within comfortable daily commuting distance and direct trains to London’s Kings Cross as well as Leeds, Bradford and the Settle to Carlisle line, run regularly. Skipton offers a wide range of shopping with High Street brands including Marks & Spencer’s Food as well as a diverse range of private retailers and regular markets. Another central attraction is the Leeds Liverpool Canal which provides fishing, boat hire and sightseeing trips as well as walks on the level.

Location...Location...Location. A superbly presented detached family size property set in delightful grounds to include, double garage, gardens to all sides and with the added bonus of a heated swimming pool. With great views across the rear of the Grammar school to the front and superb long distance views down the Aire Valley. At over 2000 sq ft this property offers superbly appointed and decorated family size living including a substantial dining-living-conservatory which is open to the kitchen, four bedrooms, large dressing room (with potential to be created into a fifth bedroom), en-suite bathroom, house bathroom, magnificent open plan dining area and living room. Just a short distance from Ermysteads Grammar and Skipton Girls High School and a five minute stroll into the town centre.

Approached from the flagged pathway into a well lit entrance hall with laminate flooring, central heating radiator and open tread staircase rising to the first floor. Space for display furniture along with doors leading off to the principle reception rooms.

Off from the main entrance hall with matching laminate flooring running throughout and incorporating an antique vanity unit with a period inset wash basin with antique style brass taps over. Close coupled WC and central heating radiator.

Of superb proportions and open to the dining room making this a fantastic entertaining and family space. Featuring a centrally positioned multi fuel burner, currently with the sitting room furniture arranged around this focal point. Ample space for two or three settees, and living room furniture. With two open archways giving access to the large dining area and with natural light flowing from the front of the property via a large Georgian style window across through to the back with two sets of full height patio doors opening onto the raised balconies. Further natural light from a Georgian window to the gable and with double panel radiator, centre light point and TV point.

As previously mentioned open to the living room via two double width arches. A generous space with more than enough room for a ten or twelve seater dining suite with ample space around for sideboards and so on.Excellent natural light from the full height UPVC French doors and sliding doors opening out onto the raised balcony and with magnificent long distance views across Skipton onto the Moors. Two centre light points, one to each end of this large room, double panel heating radiator and central heating timer controls.

On entering this breakfast kitchen and conservatory living space, one is immediately struck by the huge amounts of natural light and the magnificent views. The kitchen offers a generous range of fitted base and wall units finished in a striking beech and black and with space for a fridge freezer along with a full sized dishwasher. Built in appliances include a Belling eye level grill with fan oven below. Neff four ring gas hob built into the worktop and being next to the sink, both are set below a large double glazed window looking out onto the swimming pool and with stunning views onto Skipton Moor. Recessed and adjustable spotlighting in this area of the kitchen which also includes larder cupboards, open display shelving and a double width breakfast bar. Tiling to the floor, Kickspace heater to the pelmet and open to the magnificent living conservatory.

Of great proportions and offering everyday living space along with more formal dining. Certainly more than enough room for an eight or ten seater dining suite. Also with room for sitting furniture if required. Superbly appointed with French doors leading onto the raised balcony.A further UPVC door leading onto the front footpaths and gardens. With wrap around double glazed glass from waist height to the ceiling height offering stupendous views across Skipton and down the Airevalley. Built in air-conditioning unit, double panel heating radiator and further double panel heating radiator between the kitchen and this space. Two chandelier style light units provide an attractive feature along with adjustable spotlights and finished with the same ceramic tiles as are in the kitchen.

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13 April 2016

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