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The Ridings, Old Lane, Cowling, BD22

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Skipton 01756 701010
Price £645,000

Enjoying fantastic views, a substantial 5/6 bedroom detached family home, of considerable character yet thoroughly upgraded with double garage, office, ample parking and substantial gardens lying in this idyllic rural spot near Cowling.

The Ridings is an extremely impressive and substantial stone built period family home which offers versatile living space. The accommodation stretches to over 3000 square feet and has a wealth of period charm including exposed stone and timberwork, yet there are many modern features. Only mains electricity is connected with a private water and drainage system as well as an LPG fired central heating system. Sealed unit double glazing is installed, as is a comprehensive security system. To the ground floor are a substantial 30 foot sitting room, dining room, breakfast kitchen and snug with a utility and w.c. whilst to the two upper storeys are two bedrooms with en-suite facilities and potentially four other bedrooms, as well as ample storage space and a house bathroom. Approached via a sweeping tarmacadam driveway there are pleasant lawned gardens, in excess of .75 of an acre, with sitting out areas and a large stone sett courtyard providing ample parking. As can be seen from the accompanying photographs the views from the house are superb.

The property lies amidst some wonderful countryside close to the Pennine Way and the Yorkshire/Lancashire border. The village of Cowling is close by and is well placed for a commuter to access either the West Yorkshire or East Lancashire business centres. Trains to Bradford, Leeds and London Kings Cross are available from Cononley station (approximately 6 miles) and Steeton and Silsden Station (approximately 5.5 miles). Within Cowling there is a good range of local everyday shops as well as the Drystone community centre and primary school. A wider range of shops is available together with the South Craven Secondary School. secondary school at nearby Cross Hills (approximately 3 miles) and Skipton is just 8 miles distant.


Entrance Hall
with close boarded ceiling, exposed stone walls and flagged floor, two wall light points and inner and outer doors each with double glazed side panels, radiator.

Reception Hall
with feature oak return staircase leading to upper storey with minstrels galleried landing, deep under stairs storage area with fittings. With bespoke baby gate to the upper and lower steps, two wall light points, telephone point, radiator.

with inset washbasin in tiled worktop with tiled splashbacks, mixer tap and ample storage under, low suite w.c., alarm control box, heated ladder style towel rail.

Sitting Room
a through room with windows to three sides including two sets of French windows to the garden area and enjoying handsome long distance views over the surrounding countryside including the Pennine Way and Lancashire beyond. Feature corniced ceiling and beams, three wall light points and dado rail. Feature stone fireplace with raised stone hearth having matching shelves at either side and cast iron multi-fuel stove, satellite and television points. Three radiators, twin doors with bevelled glass panels leading to :-

Dining Room
with coved ceiling and two wall light points, radiator.

Breakfast Kitchen
with recessed LED ceiling lights and windows to two sides. An extensive range of fitted base and wall units fitted by messers Adams Tebb of Skipton with cream shaker style facades including a sliding pantry unit, under unit lights and granite splashbacks and worktops. Matching island fitting and dresser unit, inset twin bowl white glazed sink unit with mixer tap. A range of integrated appliances including five burner LPG fired hob with cast iron trivets, granite splashback and contemporary stainless steel and glazed chimney cowl extractor hood over. Single electric fan assisted oven with microwave/combi oven above in stainless steel case. Integrated refrigerator, dishwater and wine fridge, ladder style heated towel rail, radiator and Karndean marble effect tiled flooring running into:-

Utility Room
with two external doors and Velux window. A range of fitted base and wall units having whit high gloss facades, tiled splashbacks and laminate worktops. Single drainer stainless steel sink unit, plumbing for automatic machine, ducting for tumble dryer, radiator.

with coved ceiling and windows to two sides, concealed electrical consumer unit and radiator.


Galleried Landing
with exposed stone work, feature arched window, two wall light points., two radiators.

Airing cupboard
with radiator and latted shelving.

Bedroom 1
with windows to two sides having fine long distance views, two wall light points and an extensive array of bedroom furniture having cream facades including bedside cabinets, chests of drawers, knee hole, wardrobes etc. Two radiators.

En-suite Shower Room
recently updated to include recessed low voltage lighting of a contemporary design with tiled walls and floor with underfloor heating. Glazed and tiled walk-in shower cubicle having thermostatic twin head shower fitting, white glazed wash basin in vanity unit matching dual flush w.c. wall mirror/ storage being illuminated, extractor fan and ladder style heated towel rail.

Bedroom 2
with windows to two sides both having excellent views, dado rail and radiator.

having tiled and glazed shower cubicle with Mira thermostatic shower fitting, wall mounted wash basin with mixer tap, low suite w.c., recessed alcove with latted shelving, extractor fan, shaver light and ladder style heated towel rail.

Bedroom 3
a double room with views to open countryside, radiator.

Bedroom 4
a double room having windows to two sides and radiator. Access to second floor bedroom with under stairs storage area. Fire escape window.

Bedroom 5
with windows to two sides and radiator.

House Bathroom
with part tiled walls including tiled and glazed shower cubicle with Mira thermostatic shower fitting, corner bath with mixer tap, pedestal wash basin, low suite w.c., extractor fan, ladder style heated towel rail.


Approached via stairs from bedroom 4.

Off the landing is a spare room suitable as a storage area with fitted cupboards and low height under eaves storage, radiator.

Occasional Bedroom
with two Velux windows, roof lights, ample under eaves storage, radiator and access to :-

Substantial Storage Area
being boarded, with electric light and shelving. Worcester LPG fired boiler for the hot water system.


The property is approached via a tarmacadam driveway via a cattle grid with lawns and sloping fields either side. This is flanked by flowering trees, shrubs etc. The property sits in a courtyard setting with heavy stone setts providing ample parking facilities for numerous cars.

Garage Block

Outside Utility Room
with the retainer tank for the borehole water supply and all required filtration systems. Worcester wall mounted LPG gas fired boiler for central heating, radiator.

Main Garage
16'6"x 29'6" approached via two electrically operated vehicular doors and a pedestrian door. Windows to two sides, electric light and power, generous provision of sockets, alarm system, under eaves storage, water tap and concrete floor.

14' x 7'9" with windows to two sides including feature arched window having fine long distance views, electric light and power, access via retractable ladder and hatch to under eaves storage area, ample supply of fitted shelving and display cabinets with matching desk with knee holes, chest of drawers and filing trays.

Beyond the study is a garden area, enclosed by stone walls and abutting open fields, lawned with a flagged sitting out area abutting the property and lawns beyond. This stretches past the sitting room and dining room to the utility. External security lighting. Beyond the stone sett parking area is a metal gate leading to further stone setts providing extra parking/sitting out area with access to the utility rear door, with security lighting.

From Cross Hills proceed through Cowling village on the A6068 to the top of the village opposite the turning for Ickornshaw, turn left signposted Oakworth Old Road. Proceed 600 yards past the cemetery and take the 2nd private turning on the right hand side, identified by our 'for sale' board, across the cattle grid to the property.



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