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Cottage that's changed with the times

Cottage that's changed with the times

Residential News | Tue 22 Aug 2017
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A desirable four bedroom village home which has been beautifully converted by its current owner, Cobblers Cottage in Glasshouses was once two farming cottages owned by Fountains Abbey and then by the Ripley Castle Estate in the 1630s. In the 1830s, the buildings were re-modelled by the local mill developer to make a cobblers’ workshop with accommodation upstairs for the cobbler.

Owner Jeremy Dunford, who has lived in Cobblers Cottage for almost 14 years says: “It’s such a lovely home with plenty of character and history. Spread over three floors, we decided to convert the lower ground floor into a spacious living dining kitchen with a pantry, store and boot room. This part of the house hadn’t been touched for many years and we were delighted to find the original cobblers’ table top which we have put legs on and now use. We also found stone sinks and cupboards and restored the original fireplace, which all date back hundreds of years.”

After the Mill closed, the buildings had lots of uses and became a post office in the 1950s. Jeremy adds: “The property has had several reincarnations over the years but we are very proud of the work we have done to create a lovely home that maintains so much of the building’s history whilst also being a really comfortable and attractive home.”

Sales negotiator Alison Reilly from Dacre, Son & Hartley in Pateley Bridge is now marketing the property for £355,000. She says: “Cobblers Cottage is situated on a sought after and secluded private road on the edge of the village green with great views.

“It benefits from plenty of modern comforts with a unique and retro design style.  Formed from two character cottages, thelower ground floor has been skilfully converted to provide very attractive additional living space. The timber framed sash windows, period fireplaces, stone flagged flooring and a farmhouse style kitchen all add to the appeal of the four bedroom home. With gardens to the front and rear as well as off street parking, we are confident it will appeal to buyers.”


For further information call Dacre, Son & Hartley on 01423 711 010 or visit

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