6 bedroom detached house for sale

The School House, Hardraw

Offers in Region of £535,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Spacious Cottage & Attached Bunk House
  • Grade II Listed School Conversion
  • Cottage: Modern Dining Kitchen
  • Lounge With Open Fire
  • 3 Double Bedrooms. Modern House & Ensuite Bathroom
  • Adjoining Bunk House Offers Self Catering Accommodation
  • Currently Sleeping 26 Persons in 4 Bunk Rooms
  • Catering Kitchen & Communal Area
  • Some Minor Modernisation Required
  • Gardens & Parking. Great Business Opportunity

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION The School House is a detached property set in the Dales village of Hardraw in Upper Wensleydale. The Grade II listed former school is currently running as a successful bunkhouse with a lovely three bedroom home for owner accommodation.

Hardraw is famous for Hardraw Force, Britain's highest single drop waterfall. There is also a pub, tearoom, Church and gallery in the village. The Pennine Way runs from Hardraw in to Hawes which is around 1.5 miles away. Hawes is a market town with a good range of shops, restaurants, tearooms & pubs. There is an active community with a primary school, Church, bank and doctors surgery. There is still a weekly outdoor market, making it a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. There are great walks and wonderful views to be enjoyed from all around. The Pennine Way runs directly adjacent to the property making the bunkhouse a sought after accommodation stop for walkers undertaking the Pennine Way.

The cottage is a spacious character property with expected features including high ceilings, mullion windows and stone flagged flooring. On the ground floor is an entrance hall with access to the first floor store rooms (currently accessed via ladder), these store rooms make great home office space as well as bunkhouse and outdoor equipment storage. There is a lounge with multi fuel stove, family dining kitchen, installed in 2015 with windows to the front and rear, both with a very pleasing outlook. The master bedroom is on the ground floor with a large, newly fitted en suite shower room. There are stone steps down to a storage cellar, accessed from a second spacious entrance hall . Upstairs are two double bedrooms and a newly fitted modern house bathroom. The extended landing area is currently used as an office space.

The bunk house can be accessed via the kitchen or by using the independent entrance to the side. On the ground floor a large entrance/ boot room leads through to both ladies and gents showers and WC's. There is a fully equipped stainless steel catering kitchen with 2 stoves, 2 hobs, commercial microwave, fridge freezer, 2 sinks and under counter fridge. Also a large communal room with multi fuel stove, great for dining/living and games area. There is also a ground floor bunk room sleeping 8. Upstairs are a further three bunk rooms.

The property was bought in 2013 by the current owners who have carried out work in both the cottage and bunk house. Works include new kitchen and bathrooms to the main house, a new biomass boiler, new ladies shower room, roof and chimney work and general repairs. The property does still require some minor work such are re carpeting and decoration in some rooms, upgrade to men's facilities and minor 'finishing jobs'.

The bunk house has been running successfully for self catering use. The business has just been awarded 'The Great Outdoors' Best Independent Hostel for 2018. The current vendors aim to take group bookings with a maximum occupancy of 30 people and open through out the year. The current charge is £15.50 pppn + £3 for bedding and towels. The business has been run by the current sellers who have also offered outdoor activities to guests - some equipment will be available by separate negotiation. Financial information is available by request/ appointment.

A portion of the back garden has been separated for owner use and currently contains a few borders, small grassed area, log pile and various supplies for further renovation work. In this area there is a stone outbuilding housing the biomass boiler and garden equipment.

To the front there is a large paved parking area, with cycle shed for bunkhouse guest use. To the front of the owner accommodation is a separate cottage style garden.

Viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate the extent and opportunities this property offers. 

SCHOOL HOUSE  

GROUND FLOOR  

ENTRANCE HALL Stone flag flooring. Radiator. Access to first floor storage area. Double doors to the front. 

FIRST FLOOR STORAGE A new ceiling has been constructed above the entrance hall giving a large additional storage space. 

ROOM ONE 12' 8" x 10' 9" (3.86m x 3.28m) Large storage space. Boarded floor. Window to the side 

STUDY 12' 8" x 7' 8" (3.86m x 2.34m) Max Internal room, would make ideal home office/ study. 

KITCHEN 13' 8" x 12' 8" (4.17m x 3.86m) Modern family dining kitchen, installed Jan 15. Original wooden flooring. Ceiling down lights. Excellent range of wall and base units with 1 1/2 bowl sink with mixer tap. Plumbing for washing machine. Large 'Rangemaster' 2 oven electric cooker with gas hobs. Space for free standing fridge freezer. Large central island unit and space for dining table seating 8 persons. Radiator. Door through to bunk house. Mullion windows to the front and rear with a lovely outlook. 

SITTING ROOM 15' 5" x 13' 11" (4.7m x 4.24m) Good size sitting room. High ceiling with original coving. Multi fuel stove sat on stone hearth. TV point. Radiator. Large windows to the South.  

HALLWAY Front door. Radiator. Staircase. Access to cellar. 

CELLAR 8' 10" x 6' 6" (2.69m x 1.98m) Stone steps down to cellar. Stone shelf. Window to the side. 

BEDROOM ONE 15' 8" x 13' 5" (4.78m x 4.09m) Spacious ground floor double bedroom. Radiator. Windows to the rear. Large original Victorian built in cupboard (awaiting renovation). Door to further storage cupboard. Permissions gained for removal of this non-original room. 

EN SUITE 9' 8" x 9' (2.95m x 2.74m) Large en suite shower room completed Jan 2017. Karndean flooring. Ceiling down lights. Large walk in shower cubicle (run off biomass boiler). WC. Wash basin. Heated towel rail. Radiator. 2 Windows to the rear. 

FIRST FLOOR  

LANDING Large landing space. Staircase. Window to the side with a lovely view to the West. Loft access to fully insulated loft with pull down ladder (not boarded).  

BEDROOM TWO 13' 9" x 13' 5" (4.19m x 4.09m) Large, front double bedrooms. Radiator. Windows to the front with a pleasant outlook.  

BEDROOM THREE 13' 9" x 13' 5" (4.19m x 4.09m) Large, rear double bedroom. Fitted carpet. Radiator. Windows to the rear outlook with views over open fields.  

BATHROOM 8' 9" x 7' 7" (2.67m x 2.31m) Large, family bathroom installed Jan 2017. Karndean flooring. Ceiling down lights. Bath with shower over (from biomass boiler). WC. Wash basin set in vanity unit. WC. Windows to the rear. 

FRONT GARDEN Walled, cottage style garden. Lawn with flagged path leading to front door. 

REAR GARDEN Patio garden. Rendered outbuilding (to be removed). Stone house with 'green' roof with biomass boiler. Access to side. 

OLD SCHOOL BUNK HOUSE  

ENTRANCE/ BOOT ROOM 15' 4" x 6' 3" (4.67m x 1.91m) Non slip flooring. Front door. Window to the side. 

MENS FACILITIES Non slip flooring. 3 Wash basins. 2 Toilet cubicles. Separate shower room with 3 shower cubicles with electric showers. Extractor fan. Radiator. Window.  

LADIES FACILITIES Full redesign and modernisation in 2016. Non slip flooring. Automatic ceiling down lights and extractor fan. 2 Wash basins. 2 Toilet cubicles. 2 Shower cubicles with electric showers. 2 Heated towel rails. Frosted windows to rear and side.  

DRYING ROOM Drying room with dehumidifiers/ heater. Drying rails. 

KITCHEN 13' 1" x 10' 9" (3.99m x 3.28m) Full equipped catering kitchen. Non slip flooring. Stainless steel units with twin bowl sink. 2 Electric ovens. Commercial microwave. Extractor fan. Radiator. 3 Windows over looking the rear garden. Fire exit door out to garden.  

COMMUNAL ROOM 26' 7" x 20' 2" (8.1m x 6.15m) Previously the school hall. Stripped and finished original wood flooring (2018). Multi fuel stove set on stone hearth. 2 Radiators. 2 Large mullion windows to the front and rear with a pleasant outlook.  

GROUND FLOOR BUNK ROOM 16' 6" x 15' (5.03m x 4.57m) Currently sleeps 8 with 4 bunks. Wood flooring. Feature fireplace (not in use). 3 Mullion windows on two aspects. Under stairs cupboard.  

FIRST FLOOR BUNK HOUSE  

BUNK ROOM 2 15' 7" x 14' 1" (4.75m x 4.29m) 'Long Churn'. 4 bunks including 1 double with single over. Fitted carpet. Extractor fan. Radiator.  

BUNK ROOM 3 12' 4" x 8' 1" (3.76m x 2.46m) 'Cliff Force'. Sleeps 6 with 3 bunks including 1 double with single over and single bed. Fitted carpet. Extractor fan. Radiator. Window through to communal room.  

BUNK ROOM 4 21' 1" x 7' 7" (6.43m x 2.31m) 'Devis Hole'. Sleeps 3 in 1 bunk (double with single over).. Fitted carpet. Extractor fan. Radiator. Window through to communal room.  

OUTSIDE  

REAR Lawn garden, currently used by the bunk house. Picnic benches. Outside tap. Direct access from the kitchen. Lovely views over open fields.  

PARKING Large forecourt parking area. Stove paved. 2 lockable gates. 

AGENTS NOTES Mains electric, water and drainage.
Biomass boiler with RHI (renewable heat incentive) in place for 16 more years.
Superfast broadband is available.
No Business rates are currently payable. Forward bookings through to August 2019.

Current sellers also offer outdoor activities for guests, some equipment is available by separate negotiation.  


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  • Garsdale (4.9 mi)
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To view this property or request more details, contact:

J.R Hopper & Co, Leyburn

Central Chambers Market Place, Leyburn, DL8 5BD

01969 747028 Local call rate

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