Butterfield House, Rathmell, Settle, BD24 0LA
Guide Price £499,000
The peaceful village of Rathmell with Reading Room, Church and Methodist Chapel lies within the picturesque setting of the Ribble Valley on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. A short drive/bus journey to the east is the vibrant market town of Settle boasting a thriving community with a wide range of independent shops, Booths supermarket, a local theatre, good pubs and restaurants together with numerous societies and church groups. The town has excellent road and rail links and offers well regarded primary and secondary schools with the renowned private Giggleswick School located in the neighbouring village.
Butterfield House is a most attractive property with the main house dating from circa 1820 retaining a number of period features including decorative cornice, large ceiling roses and a generous staircase with half landing and feature arch window. The beautifully proportioned rooms are typical of the period and provide light, airy accommodation. The main house includes a useful cellar with vaulted ceiling and scope to create additional accommodation within the part boarded attic rooms which are already accessed from the first floor landing via a fixed staircase.
Adjacent to the main house and linked via a covered passage is a further traditional stone building which provides useful storage and garaging but is believed to have been the original farm dwelling and still retains a number of interesting features such as a fireplace set in a curved chimney breast and stone steps. Subject to planning permission, the building offers tremendous scope to create annexe accommodation for extended family or perhaps a home office/studio.
The house is entered via a central reception hall into a lobby area with cloaks cupboard and staircase leading to the first floor.
To one side is a family room/snug with decorative cornice and ceiling rose and a flame effect electric mist stove set in a fireplace with feature oak surround and fitted display units to the alcoves either side. A serving hatch opens to the adjoining kitchen. Across the hall is a stunning through living room and dining area linked via a feature full width arch with patio windows and door opening onto the veranda overlooking the gardens and open countryside beyond. There is a dressed stone fireplace with oak mantle piece and cast iron insets with multi fuel Esse stove. Two useful alcove display cupboards. There is a generous breakfast kitchen comprising a comprehensive range of cream oak base and wall units with granite composite work surfaces, a double sink with drainer and tiled splash. Appliances include a ‘STOVES’ range style cooker with five plate induction hob, four ovens and grill, NEFF dishwasher and a full height SMEG fridge freezer. Off the kitchen is a rear lobby with separate w.c., access to the cellar and a separate porch leading to the veranda.
From the half landing which features an arch window with exceptional views across the garden and open fields, stairs lead up to a generous first floor landing giving way to four bedrooms and a spacious house bathroom. An enclosed staircase leads to the partially boarded attic rooms. The master bedroom includes a range of free-standing wardrobes with matching cupboards and drawers. Bedroom 2 incorporates a fitted kitchenette with integrated fridge, sink and work tops. There is also an en suite shower room with w.c. and basin making this self contained suite ideal for guests or dependent relatives/extended family. Bedroom 3 is a generous double room with Bedroom 4 being slightly smaller and currently used as a dressing room. The luxury bathroom comprises a free standing roll top slipper bath, a large corner shower cubicle with Mira electric shower unit, w.c. and pedestal wash basin. There is a heated towel rail, separate radiator and generous walk in airing cupboard and linen cupboard.
Store/Utility (5.11m x 1.91m) plumbing for water
Covered passage (2.16m x 5.39m) quarry tiled floor
Store/boiler room (5.14m x 3.76m) stone steps and loft over
Garage (8.12m x 3.17m) loft over
Fuel store oil tank
Butterfield House has a charming front garden incorporating lawns, and generous cottage style plantings with a central path, bordered by a low level wall with iron railings leading to a spacious block paved private parking area for up to six vehicles which extends in front of the garage and annexe store building.
A covered passage connecting the house to the annexe building opens into a spacious veranda overlooking the cleverly designed, beautifully planted and presented rear gardens Incorporating a lawn, well stocked borders, raised beds, water features and seating areas linked by paths.
Additional Land and Stable/Tackroom
An opening in the wall adjacent to the raised vegetable beds leads through to a yard area with useful stable building and tack room which opens onto a small paddock of approximately 0.25 acres.
Viewing is strictly by appointment only.
Freehold with vacant possession on completion
Mains electricity, mains water & mains drainage.
Oil central heating. Double glazing throughout.
From Skipton head north on the A65 passing through Gargrave Coniston Cold and Hellifield to Long Preston. On entering Long Preston turn left onto Station Road (B6478) and continue for about 2 miles to Wigglesworth. On reaching The Plough Inn in Wigglesworth turn right onto Jack Lane signed to Rathmell and continue for about 2 miles to Rathmell Village. Butterfield House is on the left identified by the for sale sign.
David Hill is a trading name of David Hill LLP, a limited liability partnership incorporated in England and Wales with registration number OC385084.
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