Kirkby Top Farm, Chapel Gate, Kirkby Malham, BD23
A superbly appointed three bedroom farmhouse with large attached barn plus a two bedroom cottage, parking, gardens, modern barn/stable plus gardens in one of Malhamdale's most stunning locations having excellent views of Malham Cove and with roughly 9 further acres available separately.
Photographs of this superb family home will hopefully do the location, exterior and decor justice, but a first-hand inspection is really required to fully appreciate its numerous attributes. This stone built detached farmstead has its origins in earlier centuries and now combines great period charm with high quality fixtures, fittings, appointments and services. The main house and cottage have both been upgraded during our client's ownership to a superb standard, now separated by a substantial and robustly built barn which has a mezzanine storage area/gymnasium. The property would ideally suit a wide range of requirements with part to be used as a holiday cottage or annex. The barn would lend itself to conversion to create ideal further accommodation or additional cottage subject to the necessary consents. The land and barn/stable are obviously ideal for those wishing to keep livestock or particularly to those with equestrian interests. There is an upgraded oil fired central heating system, serving both the cottage and house with an unvented hot water system. A burglar alarm is installed. There is also approximately 9 acres of pasture land which stretches down to Airehead and the origins of the River Aire available by separate negotiation.
The property enjoys an idyllic location between the villages of Kirkby Malham and Malham overlooking the latter with a fine view of the Malham Cove, Pike Daw and Gordale Scar. Malham itself is a haven for walkers and countryside lovers. This picturesque village includes a shop and two public houses, a church and a well-regarded primary school close by. The market towns of Settle and Skipton are within some 7 and 11 miles respectively and offer a wide range of amenities including highly regarded secondary schools. The railway station at Skipton has services to Leeds, Bradford and London.
with maple woodblock flooring stretching to the majority of the ground floor.
having beamed ceiling, low suite w.c. and wash basin.
with feature beams and exposed stonework including the fireplace, with raised slate hearth and cast iron multi-fuel stove. Four wall light points and two radiators.
with exposed beams, fine views and radiator.
with beamed ceiling and windows to two sides, one having similar views and a window seat, radiator.
with recessed low voltage lighting, access to roof void and exposed lintels to windows, stable door and fine views. An extensive range of bespoke fitted base and wall units having cream coloured shaker style facades including island fitting with part hardwood and part granite splashbacks and worktops. 1.5 bowl single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and blue oil fired two oven AGA in tiled cooking alcove, further integrated appliances including American style plumbed in fridge freezer, dishwasher and microwave, radiator.
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with access to roof void, stunning views and low height access to boarded, insulated and lit under eaves storage area, radiator behind fretwork cover.
with recessed lighting, deep over stairs storage area and radiator.
with access to roof void, period stone cast iron fireplace/grate, radiator and window seat.
with recessed low voltage lighting and access to roof void. Part tiled walls including area surrounding Jacuzzi spa bath/shower with glazed shower screen and multi point thermostatic shower fitting, pedestal wash basin with mixer tap, dual flus w.c. Linen cupboard with radiator and latted shelving, ladder style heated towel rail, lit mirrored cabinet and full height store cupboard.
The majority of which is full height with flagged and felted roof, exposed timbers, three roof lights and sliding vehicular doors, 2 pedestrian doors, electric light and power, exposed stone walls and concrete floor. Warmflow oil fired boiler for central heating coupled to OSO unvented water heater for the whole property. Plumbing for automatic washing machine.
Boarded Mezzanine Storage Area/ Gymnasium
with two skylights and window, with electric light and power.
with flagged and felted lean-to roof, windows and stable door, partly panelled, with electric light and power, second pedestrian door and concrete floor.
having stable door and hardwood blocked floor which runs through the whole of the ground floor, coat rail and radiator and radiator behind fretwork cover.
with windows to three sides including fine view of Malham Cove, exposed beams, four wall light points, stone fireplace surround with carved timber mantle, raised hearth and cast iron multi fuel stone, two radiators.
having recessed low voltage lighting and fine views. A range of fitted base and wall units with distressed timber facades, tiled splashbacks and laminate worktops, 1.5 bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, fitted appliances including Britannia range style electric oven with 5 ring halogen hob, stainless steel chimney style extractor hood over and two oven/grill under in blue enamelled case, fridge freezer and dishwasher, under stairs cupboard, radiator.
with exposed beams, access to roof void, stunning views and radiator.
having windows to three sides, recessed low voltage lighting, stunning views and two radiators.
with exposed beams, over stairs store cupboard with shelving, radiator and exposed timber flooring, radiator.
having recessed low voltage lighting, fine views and tiled walls including tiled and glazed shower cubical having multi-point thermostatic shower fitting, contemporary suite including pedestal wash basin with mixer tap and storage under, dual flush w.c. and illuminated mirrored bathroom cabinet, chromium plated ladder style heated towel rail.
The property is approached via a tarmacadam driveway leading past drystone walls and through a five bar gate to a substantial tarmacadam parking area, there is also an outside power and water supply. Beyond that is a lawned portion, whilst abutting the property are formal gardens enclosed and with lawns, flower boarders and shrubs. At one side of the parking area a five bar gate leads to a croft and in turn to a metal framed latted sided Barn/Stable being 26' x 39'6 with recently installed metal roof having 6 roof lights, with electric light, power and two taps, having two stalls, a further partitioned area and concrete floor. At the far end of the parking area a five bar gate leads to a "green lane" to another five bar gate which in turn leads to the formal gardens where the majority of grounds are to be found. Abutting the property is a lawned enclosed area bounded by walls and fences with one concrete and one flagged sitting out area having magnificent views of Malham Cove and Pike Daw. Outside electrical supply, lighting and tap.
The property also owns approximately a further 9 acres of pasture land which available by separate negotiation. Further details available from the sole selling agents.
Approaching Malham from Gargrave continue through Kirkby Malham, passed the school on the left and Kirkby Top Farm will be seen on the right hand side on the brow of the hill overlooking Malham about half a mile from the village identified by our for sale board.