2 bedroom cottage for saleLUTINBELL COTTAGE, 3 KIRKGATE, KILDWICK BD20 9BA
Sold STC £349,950
Not to be missed! A very unique & rare to the market character cottage with the surprise of large well-proportioned rooms and direct access onto the towpath of the Leeds/Liverpool canal at the rear from a good sized walled garden. The property is well appointed and during the last five years has been through extensive upgrading, this includes: new boiler & period style radiators, full electrical rewire, re-plastering, new windows to the rear etc. Historically the property is believed to have originally been two buildings, the rear of the property dating back to 1691 and predating the Canal this was then later extended to the front potentially in the Victorian period as the living room has unusually high ceilings for a cottage. Due to its age the cottage is brimming with a wealth of original character features such as fireplaces and beams and benefits from fantastic outside space with a parking area for 1 / 2 cars to the front. A surprisingly large walled private garden to the rear with potential to reinstate power to an existing workshop/office for home working or conversion to a summer house. A gate in the Yorkshire stone garden wall gives direct access onto the Leeds Liverpool canal tow path to enjoy walks in the countryside and moor of the surrounding area. There is also potential for a mooring for a barge (subject to waterways permission). Kildwick with Farnhill is a small highly regarded Aire Valley village community situated close to the River Aire. The village includes an extremely well respected primary school, a park, a Medieval Church, a public house and is blessed with many delightful walking routes. The historic market town of Skipton known as the 'Gateway to the Dales' is only circa four miles away and provides extensive shopping and recreational facilities together with excellent secondary schooling.
The centrally heated and double glazed accommodation comprises of:
ENTRANCE PORCH: With Victorian tiled floor and painted wall panelling. A period stained glass window gives borrowed light from the lounge. The porch has overhead cupboard concealing the electric meter and consumer unit. A stained glass door and fan light leads to the living room.
LIVING ROOM: 16'10" (5150mm) x 16'5" (5000mm), A well-proportioned airy room with impressive inglenook fireplace with large bi-folding door multi-fuel stove (DOVRE), the chimney breast is exposed stone with a timber beam feature. There are 2 large beams to the ceiling and the windows are painted wood with double glazing. Neutral carpet area and decoration with period style radiator. A stone walkway leads from the porch door to the dining Kitchen door which has an original stone surround with the date 1691 carved in.
DINING/KITCHEN: 21'0" (6500mm) x 14'0" (4300mm), Another large impressive room which features stripped floor boards and a hand painted in cabinet kitchen with over-mantel. The kitchen includes a selection of base and wall units this includes space and plumbing for a concealed washing machine, there is also an integrated dishwasher. The unit worktops are Star Galaxy granite with a Belfast pot sink with mixer tap. A built in cupboard/pantry capable of containing an American style fridge freezer finishes the units off. The kitchen oozes character in the form of a fully exposed beamed ceiling, stone window and fireplace which includes a double door multi-fuel stove on stone base. The Kitchen has additional under stairs storage and has power for other white goods such as a dryer. To add to the character the staircase to the first floor is flanked by a gothic church screen. There are 2 period style radiators. The back stable door leads to the rear porch with the added bonus of an outside toilet and sink. Stairs lead up to the back garden.
BEDROOM ONE 16'5" (5000mm) x 13'0" (3950mm), Impressive sized light and airy master bedroom. With double glazed wood windows. More characterful beams to the ceiling and over the window. Built in cupboard and wardrobes run one side of the room. This room has potential if required to be split and turned into a double and large single bedroom.
BEDROOM TWO 15'3" (4650mm) x 14'8" (4450mm), The final wow factor of the house is bedroom 2 with its full height eaves ceiling exposing a wealth of beams. This rooms character is further extended by a stone surround window, original stone fire and feature exposed stone wall. The floor is solid oak and there are 2 period style radiators. French doors open onto an Juliet balcony that overlooks the rear garden.
BATHROOM: Featuring double shower cubicle with electric shower, toilet and wash basin. Polished wood floor and useful bulkhead stairs storage cupboard.
OUTSIDE: Private parking to the front with stone stairs leading to the front door with raised flower and shrub beds. To the rear there is a large paved private walled garden with well stocked flower beds. A potting Shed with wiring to reconnect power. A large wood workshop/office 15'9" (4800mm) x 11'10" (3000mm) for home working or conversion to a summer house is included. A small strip of land to the rear of the workshop could be used as a veggie strip. A gate in the Yorkshire stone garden wall gives direct access onto the Leeds/Liverpool canal tow path - there is also potential for a mooring for a barge (subject to waterways permissions).
SERVICES All the mains services are connected to the property.
TENURE The property is Freehold. Vacant Possession will be given on legal completion of the sale.
VIEWING Please contact the Skipton office where a member of staff will be pleased to make the necessary arrangements and supply any further information.
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.
DATE MARKETING COMMENCED October 2016
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