The Milking Laithe, Thornton in Craven, Skipton, BD23 3TQ
Guide Price £435,000
Although just within Lancashire, The Milking Laithe is situated right on the border with neighbouring Yorkshire. The busy town of Barnoldswick is about 3.5 miles to the south west. The larger market town of Skipton is just 7 miles to the east offering a wide range of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars together with excellent schools including Ermysteds Grammar and Skipton Girls' High School. Skipton also has a well equipped leisure centre and plenty of recreational sports clubs including golf, rugby, football and cricket as well as good transport links with direct rail services to both Leeds and Bradford.
The Milking Laithe is one of a small group of similar properties having been converted from former farmbuildings and barns which now form an exclusive residential hamlet at the end of Booth Bridge Lane to the south east of the popular village of Thornton in Craven.
This stylish family residence has been cleverly converted from one half of a substantial traditional stone barn and although retaining the character of the original building provides generous accommodation with a contemporary twist, including stone flag floors and under floor heating throughout the ground floor. The first floor bedrooms and landing are open to the full height of the roof creating a spacious, light and airy feel to the accommodation.
The Milking Laithe is entered via the glazed barn opening into an impressive full height hall with staircase leading to the first floor gallery landing. There is a separate cloakroom beneath the stairs and useful additional storage. Extending the full width of the property is a stunning family kitchen and dining area.
The kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive range of cream base and wall units with oak work surfaces together with a separate island and breakfast bar. Appliances include an electric range style cooker, dish washer and fridge. A separate utility room has plumbing for a washing machine and dryer. Accessed from the hall or the dining area is a generous lounge with full height glazed barn opening flooding the room with natural light and a multi fuel stove set in a stone surround.
The full height gallery landing on the first floor gives way to four bedrooms and a house bathroom. Three of the bedrooms are spacious doubles with the principal benefitting from a well appointed en suite shower room incorporating a large shower. The house bathroom is again well appointed also incorporating a large shower together, separate bath, vanity unit with basin and W.C .
The property is approached from Booth Bridge Lane to the side via a gravel drive opening into a good sized parking area in front of the detached garage (3.79m x 4.90m). To the back of the garage is a separate fuel store (3.79m x1.33m) housing the oil tank for the central heating.
A stone flag path leads from the drive to a pleasant seating area in front of the entrance, overlooking the lawned garden and countryside beyond.
Mains water, mains electricity, private drainage. Oil central heating.
From Skipton head west on the A59 to the roundabout at Broughton and take the first exit onto the A56 and continue to Thornton in Craven. In the village turn left onto Booth Bridge Lane and continue to the end where The Milking Laithe can be found on the left identified by the David Hill for sale sign.
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David Hill is a trading name of David Hill LLP, a limited liability partnership incorporated in England and Wales with registration number OC385084.
Registered office: The New Ship, Mill Bridge, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1NJ