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Carleton Biggin Farm, Pale Lane, Carleton, BD23

Skipton 01756 701010
Price £975,000

An outstanding grade II listed detached residence finished to the highest standards offering substantial, flexible, four bedroom living space with annexe, garage with office complex and permission granted for a two storey stable block together with stunning gardens, woodland and grassland stretching to approximately 5.3 acres (2.1 Ha) located a short distance from Carleton and a few miles from Skipton boasting some of the finest views in the area.

Carleton Biggin Farm must be one of the finest houses to be offered for sale in the locality over recent years. This substantial family residence is Grade II listed and reputed to date from 1573 built by the Clifford family of Skipton Castle fame. As can be seen from the accompanying photographs, the property has a wealth of period charm including a priest hole and has been enhanced, decorated and furnished sympathetically by the present owners. There is superb flagged flooring to a large portion of the ground floor including the superb family kitchen. The vast majority of the exposed timberwork is bespoke with numerous hand-carved features found throughout the living space. These include oak doors and architraves, double-glazed sash windows and fine beams etc. The present owner has enjoyed the property for approximately 20 years and a massive programme of improvement has been undertaken during his stewardship. Behind the scenes there is an up-to-date oil-fired heating system with a combination of radiators and underfloor heating. The house and Garden annexe have solar panels coupled to the hot water system and the electrics have been thoroughly modernised throughout with numerous features including CCTV cameras, electric remote-controlled front gates and external feature lighting. The house has mains electricity with a borehole water supply serving this and the neighbouring property with all the necessary filtration equipment and an unvented hot water boiler for the properties whilst there is private drainage to an upgraded Septic tank.

The house sits in a stunning elevated rural location surrounded by open countryside with handsome views across and down the Aire Valley. It is approached via its own tree-lined tarmacadam driveway through the aforementioned electric gates and up a sweeping drive passing an area of delightful woodland to the left and a landscaped garden with a superb water feature including waterfall, carp pond etc. Beyond this there are pasture land/paddocks ideal for someone with equestrian interests, stretching to approximately 5.3 acres (2.1 Ha). There are more formal gardens to the property’s south facing elevation with lawns and flagged sitting out areas as well as a superb self-contained Garden Annexe ideal for parties / dependant relatives. There is also an orchard with a timber-framed Summer House and Greenhouse. Beyond these gardens is a substantial parking area and superb Garage above which is an extensive self-contained Office Area with Kitchenette and Cloakroom.

Permission has been granted to extend the Garage and Summer House as well as for the construction of a stone built detached two storey stable block.

The property is situated approximately a mile and a half from the bustling market town of Skipton. Here can be found a superb array of quality shops, department stores and supermarkets as well as popular restaurants and public houses. There are a wide selection of recreational facilities including excellent sports clubs, swimming pool, park and walks along the Leeds & Liverpool canal. The town’s state schooling is beyond reproach with Ermysted’s Boys’ Grammar School and Skipton Girl’s High achieving some of the best results in the North of England. The town is also strategically placed for the conurbations of East Lancashire and West Yorkshire as well as being readily accessible to the national motorway network via the M65 at nearby Colne. From Skipton’s railway station a regular service runs to Leeds, Bradford and London.


Main Entrance Area
With boarded and beamed ceiling, windows to two sides and heavy oak panelled door having leaded feature, exposed stone walls and oak sills, half-glazed oak panelled door. Handsome stone-flagged floor stretching into:-

Family Kitchen
Split into Dining, Sitting and Cooking areas. Recessed low-voltage lighting, fine exposed stonework including sills and mullions, window seats etc.Dining Area Having panelled oak doors housing underfloor heating controls with feature oak beams. Sitting Area With feature period carved stone fireplace surround having stone interior, raised hearth and Aga, cast-iron multi-fuel stove. Cooking Area An extensive range of bespoke fitted base and wall units having oak shaker-style facades and pewter door furniture, under-unit lighting, tiled splashbacks and granite worktops including 7'6" breakfast bar. Franke twin-bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, Rangemaster 6 hob range-style oven in enamel effect case. Integrated appliances include dishwasher, microwave and coffee-maker in stainless steel case. Bespoke storage units surrounding Whirlpool American style fridge-freezer with plumbing for water and ice.

Having beamed ceiling and fine carved stone fireplace surround with raised hearth and Jotul cast-iron multi-fuel stove.

Rear Hallway
Approached from Kitchen through half-glazed oak door with leaded light-glazed panelling. Bespoke carved oak open staircase to first floor with acorn finials. Oak panelling to dado-level and feature exposed stone architrave leading to:-

Utility Area
With coved ceiling and windows to two sides including French windows to rear garden. A range of fitted base and wall units having facades to match the kitchen and laminate worktops. Twin bowl inset stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, plumbing for automatic washing machine, cupboard housing electrical consumer unit, radiator and quarry tiled floor.

Having windows to three-sides including oak-framed bi-fold doors to garden with magnificent views over the Aire Valley. Exposed stone wall with feature lintel over fireplace and raised flagged hearth housing cast-iron multi-fuel stove.

Rear Lobby
Approached from Dining Area of Kitchen with fine beamed ceiling and exposed stone walls with flagged floor to match the Kitchen area.

With pedestal wash basin, low-suite WC, wall light point, extractor fan and radiator.

Exposed stone walls, including feature priest hole, radiator and flagged floor.


With two accesses, one via retractable ladder to mainly boarded, insulated and lit roof void. Oak panelling to dado-level.

Main Bedroom
A through room with oak beams and fine views to both elevations. Two radiators behind fretwork covers and window seat, two wall light points. Dressing Room with beamed ceiling, exposed mullion windows and one wall light point. An extensive array of fitted bedroom furniture including hanging cupboards, chest of drawers. Feature arch window overlooking garden, two radiators and oak floor. En-Suite Bathroom having access to roof void, tiled walls and feature oak-framed mirror with dental cornicing over. Glazed and tiled shower cubicle with thermostatic multi-jet shower fitting. Bar bath, twin wash basins in marble worktops and oak storage cupboards under, low-suite WC, extractor fan, shaver light, heated towel rail and radiator having fretwork cover.

Bedroom Two
With beamed ceiling and windows to two sides both having handsome views, two wall-light points and a range of fitted bedroom furniture to match the dressing room with hanging wardrobes, chest of drawers and two radiators behind fretwork covers.

Having tiled walls including tiled and glazed Huppe shower cubicle and Grohe thermostatic shower fitting, pedestal wash basin with mixer tap, low-suite WC and heated towel rail.

Bedroom Three
With beamed ceiling and an arrangement of bedroom furniture having pine facades, dado-rail and radiator behind fretwork cover.

Bedroom Four
Having beamed and part-boarded ceiling, recessed low-voltage lighting and windows to two sides. A range of recessed bedroom furniture with pine facades, two radiators, one behind fretwork cover.

House Bathroom
With boarded ceiling and low-voltage lighting, tiled walls including area surrounding panelled bath having glazed screen and Triton thermostatic shower fitting, pedestal wash basin, low-suite WC, radiator behind fretwork cover with storage above, heated towel rail, extractor fan.

The property is approached via a private tarmacadam sweeping driveway being tree-lined with a post and rail fence either side separating it from three paddock areas stretching to approximately 5.3 acres (2.1 Ha). Through heavy timber, remote controlled, electrically-operated gates with feature carved stone gateposts. The drive continues past a woodland area with a nature walk, mature trees etc. To the right-hand side of the driveway are formal gardens with feature stream, waterfall and pond having stone bridge being beautifully landscaped throughout with mature trees, shrubs and well-tended walls etc. Steps then lead up to the main property.There is a sweeping stone-set pathway leading past the upper pond and waterfall feature with heavy duty pump.Part-way up the driveway past the woodland area, a seven bar gate leads to an extensive yard/storage area being enclosed by stone walls with access to the paddock area at the far end. An adjacent seven bar gate leads to a further area of sloping grass and woodland which abuts open fields with mature trees, shrubs and a delightful woodland walk. The driveway continues up to the property past dry stone walls and rockeries, mature shrubs etc through feature gateposts to a substantial parking area for numerous cars. All this area abuts open fields. There is a useful stone-built store with light, power and water supply including Santon electric water heater and white-glazed Belfast sink unit. Beyond this is the kennel and dog run.Beyond the gravelled parking area are feature stone sets and illuminated archways with irrigation for hanging baskets etc. Through heavy timber gates is a further flagged area with parking for several cars. Beyond this is a wide path which leads to the property's orchard being enclosed, lawned and with feature fruit trees etc. Greenhouse being timber-framed with electric light, power and irrigation. Summer House being timber framed with pavior veranda, double-glazed windows to three sides, workbench, light and power installed.Through a Yew hedge, the flagged path leads to a rear garden which in turn leads us to the woodland walk with water feature.

Of great quality with double-glazed mullioned windows to two sides and two pairs of twin oak vehicular doors. Boarded ceiling with low-voltage lighting, dado rail, radiators and fine flagged floor. Spiral stairs lead to:-

Mezzanine Level/Office
With boarded and beamed ceiling, recessed low-voltage lighting and oak flooring. A range of fitted units having oak-effect shaker-style facades including numerous twin-drawer filing cabinets and 1.5 bowl single-drainer stainless steel sink unit with oak top and storage under, radiator and broadband supplies etc. Cloakroom with boarded ceiling having recessed low-voltage lighting and Velux window. Wash basin with mixer tap and vanity unit, dual-flush WC, under-eaves storage, electric extractor fan and heated towel rail.To the side of the garage is an enclosed, substantial parking area for numerous parks with external lighting and hot and cold water supply.

Boiler Room
With unvented OSO water heater for domestic hot water supply and oil-fired boiler for the total heating system for the main and Summer house for underfloor heating and radiators to the upper storey coupled to all necessary pipework , timers, trip switches etc.


Barbecue Room
Having exposed timber work, recessed low-voltage lighting and feature stonework including attractive alcoves with discreet lighting and flagged floor.

Living Area
With five electrically operated Velux windows, feature exposed roof timbers and recessed low-voltage lighting. Windows to three sides with feature architraves, heads and sills including oak framed bi-fold doors to garden. Feature internal arch to Barbecue Room and Simoun continental cast-iron multi-fuel stove. Five wall light points and handsome flagged floor stretching into:-

Kitchen Area
With a range of fitted base and wall units having oak panelled facades and pewter-effect door furniture, under-unit lighting, travertine brick style splashbacks and granite worktops including breakfast bar. Inset stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, filter and hot water font. Two Baumatic wine coolers and Neff microwave in stainless steel case.

Wet Room
With recessed low-voltage lighting and tiled travertine brick-style walls. Thermostatic rain shower, contemporary oblong wash basin with mixer tap and dual-flush Grohe WC having concealed cistern, ceiling mounted extractor fan.

Agents Notes
There is planning permission and listed building consent for the construction of a detached two storey stone built stable block close-by. Further information can be sort from inspecting the Craven District Council's Planning Permission Website reference number:- 17/2015/16337 and 17/2015/16338 for full information. Recently permission has also been granted to increase the height of the existing garage by 1m and increase the length of the summer house by 3m. The information and decision notice concerning this application can also be inspected by visiting the same Craven District Council's website, application number 17/2017/18016.

From our offices proceed along the A16131 Keighley Road turning right immediately past the Tesco’s filling station signposted for Carleton. Proceed along this road taking the left-hand forks up Pale Lane signposted for Lothersdale and Cononley. Continue along this road for approximately half a mile where the entrance for Carleton Biggin Farm will be seen by its name-post on the right-hand side. Progress up the driveway to the timber gates.



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