A beautiful, five-bedroom home that dates back to the 1800s and sits within an idyllic village close to Bolton Abbey, is now on the market with Dacre, Son & Hartley for £1.1m.
Wayside Cottage is a very attractive stone-built property set in a lovely position in the delightful village of Halton East, close to Skipton and Ilkley, and on the southern fringe of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
The current owners bought the house in 2011 and have made several upgrades over the years. Mark Kane, who heads up Dacres in Skipton said: “Within minutes of this exceptional house, you are in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, with its wonderful array of walking routes.
“Wayside cottage is a charming, family home and is full of character and original features, as well as many modern improvements. New windows have been installed throughout, the kitchen was upgraded to include limestone tiled flooring and new granite worktops, and the extensive utility room has been completely refitted.
“Another wonderful addition is the new house bathroom, with Fired earth fittings, which complements those in the master suite’s en-suite bathroom. The master bedroom has a dressing room and an exceptional bathroom with a Juliet balcony that gives a great view of the garden and is a real wow factor.”
Outside the drive has been paved and the cottage style front garden and landscaped back gardens are well established and cared for.
Mark added: “This property is a real gem. With a beautiful fusion between the old and newer parts of the home, Wayside Cottage is a well-planned family home with a gorgeous garden and highly sought after location.
“With an attractive living room that has a wood burning stove set in a stone fireplace, a stunning kitchen diner with a country style kitchen, granite tops and Aga and substantial pantry, as well as a snug with open beams and a stove, there are plenty of rooms to relax in.
“Upstairs the master suite has windows to three sides, with village views to the front and garden views to the rear. The dressing room has fully fitted wardrobes and the ensuite bathroom has a walk-in shower, central feature bath, W.C. and twin basins, which are thoroughly modern and spacious. The second bedroom has a stripped wooden floor and there are three more good sized bedrooms, as well as a family bathroom, which has a modern roll top bath.”
Outside, the side porch gives access to the carport, garage and store and there is a patio to the rear, which leads to an extensive garden. Mark added: “The feature tree in the rear garden is truly magnificent and sits on the boundary to the neighbouring field and this exceptionally private garden will definitely suit the family market.
“Despite its idyllic rural setting, the property sits in a most convenient location, readily accessible to the A59 Harrogate Road. As well as the everyday facilities in the nearby towns of Skipton and Ilkley, there are excellent road and railway links to cities and towns further afield such as Leeds, Manchester and beyond. The house is in the catchment area of several high-quality schools including Skipton Girls High School, Ermysted’s Grammar School and Upper Wharfedale School in Threshfield. Buyers wait years for character properties in this village to come up for sale, so we are expecting plenty of interest.”
For more details contact the Skipton office on 01756 701 010 or visit www.dacres.co.uk