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5 bedroom detached house for sale

White Abbey, Linton, Near Grassington, North Yorkshire, BD23

Sold STC £1,250,000

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Tenure: Freehold

White Abbey occupies a lovely position in the heart of Linton, a picturesque conservation village centred around the village green and Linton Beck. Within the village is the Fountaine Inn, a traditional public house offering excellent food and accommodation. A good range of everyday shops and facilities as well as some great places to eat are available in nearby Grassington which lies about a mile to the north, with a more extensive range of facilities in the market town of Skipton which lies 8 miles to the south. The property is situated close to Threshfield Primary School and Upper Wharfedale School and is in the catchment area for Ermysted’s Grammar School and Skipton Girls High School. Good road networks are nearby which provide access to the West Yorkshire conurbation, East Lancashire and Manchester beyond. Railway stations in Skipton and Gargrave provide services to Leeds, Bradford, Carlisle and Morecambe.

White Abbey is a stunning 17th Century yeoman farmhouse, with extensions added during the 18th and 19th Centuries, although it is thought that the house probably sits on the site of a much earlier medieval building. Originally known as Town Head Farm, the house became a Rectory for Linton Parish in the late 18th Century. At some stage during the 19th Century the house was renamed Troutbeck and belonged to a manager of the Grassington Lead Mines. From 1909 to 1932 it was the home of the author Halliwell Sutcliffe who based many of his novels on the local area and wrote fondly of the house in his best known work ‘The Striding Dales’. Sutcliffe changed the house name from Troutbeck to the more romantic ‘White Abbey’, claiming monastic origins. In more recent times the house featured in the film ‘Calendar Girls’. It also features in numerous local guide books and is said to be the most beautiful house in Upper Wharfedale.

The accommodation is arranged over two floors and includes a central reception hall, dining room with an adjoining garden room, sitting room, family room, inner hall, cloakroom, utility room, breakfast kitchen with a walk in pantry together with a useful range of storage cellars. On the first floor is a landing, principal bedroom with an en suite bathroom, guest bedroom with an en suite bathroom, three additional double bedrooms (one has an en suite shower room), a house shower room and a study/sixth bedroom.

The property is approached via a gated entrance with a gravelled drive leading up to the house itself and providing extensive parking. Beyond the drive there is a useful storage barn with loft above.

The gardens and grounds create an exceptional feature of this superb family house and have been lovingly developed during the current owners 34 year tenure. There is a superb walled garden to the south east, lawned gardens to three sides and an outdoor entertaining area to the south west, being private and secluded. The land slopes gently down to Linton Beck with a bridge leading across the beck to a childrens recreational garden.

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