Scar House, Lofthouse, Harrogate, HG3
Sitting on the edge of a picturesque reservoir Scar House is a spacious character property offering four bedroom accommodation, spacious living rooms, a large banqueting hall and staggering views over the vast countryside of Nidderdale AONB. The remote location provides the owner with a tranquil way of life with the house sitting on a large plot of land.
This four bedroom character property is situated deep in the North Yorkshire countryside and is steeped with history. Built in the 1930's as a home for the chief engineer of the Scar House Dam then subsequently for the reservoir keepers. The property sits approx. 5 miles from the village of Lofthouse and approx. 12 miles from the town of Pateley Bridge. The property is leasehold and is a 3000 year lease from 1605.
The property has a unique approach as you drive across the dam to reach it. You enter through a wooden porch and into the main hallway beyond. The first room is a fantastic living room with front views across the reservoir and the valley below and features an open fire. There is a further living room/study which is fully shelved at the far end of the hall which offers a more relaxed environment for an evening and is currently used as a library/study. There is a large dining room with a multi fuel stove/ log burner which leads into the breakfast kitchen. The kitchen is a light and spacious room with custom made units, granite work surfaces and an island. From the kitchen you also have access to the boiler room and another porch way.
Connected to the dining room is the main feature of the property a fantastic 49ft banqueting hall with a 20ft vaulted ceiling, ladies and gents WC and spacious cloakroom which offers a fantastic opportunity for future development into extended living space subject to obtaining the necessary consent. The crest of Bradford Corporation is on each of the fireplaces and twice a year the Lord Mayor of Bradford and dignitaries would meet in the hall and a meal was served to them by the locals. There was a big long table stretching the length of the hall which is now in Bradford Council offices. The two fireplaces in the hall are still used for open fires.
Upstairs the property has four bedrooms. The main bedroom benefits from having elevated views across the valley and picturesque reservoir along with an en-suite bathroom with shower over the bath. There are a two further double bedrooms and a final single room which are all served by a house bathroom and separate cloakroom.
Externally the property is offered with a private driveway leading to a detached garage with lovely gardens wrapping around the whole house. The views from each side are stunning with the property sitting in prime position just off from the reservoir bridge.
The setting of Scar is simply idyllic, surrounded by open countryside and set on the edge of a lovely reservoir. The upper Nidderdale village of Lofthouse is nearby and offers a primary school and the Crown public house, the village is consistently popular with walkers and tourists thanks to its breath-taking location and extensive countryside. The town of Pateley Bridge features various shops, services and restaurants along with primary and secondary schools and is within driving distance, giving access to Harrogate, Ripon and further afield, for the commuter.
Proceed down Pateley Bridge High Street, over the bridge and turn right on Low Wath Road. Follow the road and continue past the reservoir, through Ramsgill and continue into Lofthouse. Past the right hand turning into the village take the next right into the Yorkshire Water Reservoir Road. Follow this road until reaching the dam crossing and proceed across it. The house can be found at the end of the bridge.