Moorlands, Skipton Old Road, Foulridge, BB8
An impressive detached country residence set in extensive grounds totalling up to five acres. Moorlands is set in this rural location with panoramic open countryside views whilst still benefiting from being a short distance from nearby town's such as Barnoldswick and Skipton with their many amenities. The current vendors have extensively renovated the property to the highest of standards and also restored many of the character features that the property has to offer.
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Moorlands is a substantial and superbly presented six bedroom family home that has been thoroughly sympathetically updated throughout to create the perfect mix between elegant period charm and modern contemporary fixtures and fittings. The property has well-planned and spacious living accommodation with the internal square footage stretching to 5250 square feet.
The accommodation comprises a stone built entrance porch with York stone flagged flooring and arched door and windows leading into the inner hallway. The inner hallway has an original feature tiled mosaic floor which dates back towards the end of the 19th Century and leads to a ground floor w/c which is fitted with a two piece suite and a spacious cloakroom with two storage cupboards. From the inner hallway you will enter into the impressive reception hallway which provides access to the ground floor and first floor living accommodation. The reception hallway has original solid oak Herringbone parquet flooring and a beautiful feature staircase leading to the galleried landing with mahogany handrail and newel posts with turned spindles. It also benefits from abundant natural lighting being provided through the glazed lantern ceiling. From the reception hallway there is access into the family room with coved ceiling, large windows providing ample natural lighting, sandstone fireplace with a cast iron multi-fuel stove and doors leading into the dining room that can be opened up for special occasions. The dining room is very spacious and provides a good family dining space, it also benefits from French opening doors with light colour glass panels opening onto the garden and an oak carved fireplace with a multi-fuel stove. The drawing room is handsomely proportioned with decorative cornice, a further feature sandstone fireplace with a multi-fuel stove and dual aspect windows complementing the stunning long distance views. There is a further inner hallway which provides access to the cellars, kitchen, study and rear conservatory. The beautifully appointed bespoke kitchen was fitted by the highly renowned Mark Wilkinson comprising polished granite work surfaces, a range of fitted wall & base units, appliances including Neff fan oven, Neff combination microwave, Neff microwave, five ring gas hob, extractor canopy, integral dishwasher and a central island with breakfast table. The study is a good size and provides ample work space, however if you wanted to use it as a separate reception room this could be easily done. To the rear of the property is a conservatory which houses a multi-fuel stove. From the conservatory there is access to the utility with a stainless steel sink unit and plumbing for a washing machine. From the ground floor you can access the cellar with three separate rooms, a plant room and a boiler room with the gas fired central heating boiler.
To the first floor are six excellent sized double bedrooms offering ample living accommodation. The master suite is substantial with a walk in dressing room which could be converted into a nursery if needed. The master suite also has a superbly appointed ensuite with a four piece suite comprising steam walk in shower, freestanding claw foot bath, his and hers pedestal wash basins and w/c. The bathrooms and ensuites throughout the house have underfloor heating. The second bedroom has dual aspect windows providing ample natural light and superb open countryside views and also has access to the main house bathroom. The house bathroom is fitted with a luxurious four piece suite comprising his and hers wash hand basins, low suite w/c, double wet shower area and Jacuzzi bath. The further two bedrooms in this section of house are again spacious double bedrooms with views out over the gardens. The two rear bedrooms are currently used as guest bedrooms, the larger of the two is plumbed for a bathroom suite if a further bathroom was required.
From the courtyard can be seen the coach house which has been delightfully converted to offer a two bedroom self-contained annex with potential for several uses. Upon entering the annex there is an entrance hallway which provides access to the living accommodation. The side bedroom is well-proportioned and has an ensuite with a three piece suite. The second bedroom is again of a good size and has access to the house bathroom accross the hallway. To the far side of the annex is an open plan living dining kitchen. The kitchen is fitted with wall and base units, induction hob, integral dishwasher, electric fan oven, stainless steel sink unit and refrigerator. The living room area has views out over the landscaped gardens and has bi-fold doors to the private garden with views of the Yorkshire Dales and an elevated summer house and patio area.
Beneath the annex is garaging with parking space for several vehicles, power and lighting. The courtyard also provides private and secure parking if needed.
The property is approached by electric controlled iron gates leading up an illuminated tarmacadam driveway with well-established flower and shrub borders. The property sits in a central position with meticulously maintained mature landscaped gardens surrounding. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with a number of mature shrubs and trees dotted around the grounds. There is a large patio area which enjoys spectacular views towards the Yorkshire Dales. North of the house is a summerhouse which has power and lighting and could be used as an external office accessed from either the main garden or the Coach House.
Moorlands is on the valley side between the villages of Kelbrook and Foulridge and there are enviable long distance views across scenic valley countryside. Foulridge is on the A56 about a mile from Colne which provides access via the M65 to many East Lancashire business centres, the market town of Skipton is within some ten miles and is renowned as the 'Gateway to the Dales', it has railway connections to Leeds and Bradford. Skipton also boasts the nationally renowned secondary schools of Skipton's Girls High and Ermysted's Grammar School, QEGS, Oakhill or Clitheroe Grammar.
Proceed from Skipton to Earby to Kelbrook, at the roundabout keep straight ahead towards Foulridge and Colne. Approximately one quarter of a mile after entering Foulridge take a narrow turning up on the left hand side which is immediately opposite the tourist signpost for the Canal Moorings. Proceed back towards Kelbrook, keeping left and Moorlands will seen on the right hand side approximately half a mile along the road.