Great Gib Farmhouse, Stockshott Lane, Cononley, BD20 8EB
Guide Price £535,000
Great Gib is situated within open countryside between the popular villages of Lothersdale and Cononley with the private access lane passing historic mine workings which were first chartered by Henry VIII and are now protected by a Grade II listing. The smaller village of Lothersdale has an inn and a highly regarded primary school. Cononley has amenities which include a post office/village store, a primary school, two inns and a village institute. Cononley also has a railway station with regular services to Skipton, Bradford and Leeds and enjoys good links by road. A much wider range of services can be found in the nearby busy market town of Skipton "Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales" which include shops, a market operating four days a week, a well equipped leisure centre with swimming pool and highly regarded secondary schools at Skipton Girls High and Ermysteds Grammar School.
The stone flagged entrance porch and hall leads into the generous farmhouse kitchen, the focal point of which is a traditional multi fuel Esse range set in a fine stone surround with oak mantel above. This beautifully appointed room with beamed ceiling and Quarry tile floor incorporates a comprehensive range of pale green base units with "Corian" moulded work surfaces, stainless steel sink with drainer and Mixer tap. Patio doors open into the garden room with spectacular panoramic views over the front garden and countryside beyond. To the rear of the house is a charming lounge with beamed ceiling, open fireplace with feature surround and hearth, oak boarded floor with underfloor heating and an attractive window with shutters and a window seat. Off the kitchen is a useful walk in pantry with stone banks, stainless steel sink and beamed ceiling. An inner lobby leads through to a good sized dining room/study/bedroom with beamed ceiling and shuttered window with long distance views. The lobby also opens into an extremely useful utility/boot room with separate w.c., Quarry tiled floor, a range of base units with work surfaces, double sink and plumbing for a washing machine.
The enclosed staircase leading up from the kitchen opens onto a central landing beautifully decorated with "William Morris" feature wallpaper which gives way to each room separately. Although flowing effortlessly in its current form the first floor is deceptively versatile and could very easily provide a self contained master suite incorporating the shower room and dressing room with the three remaining bedrooms served by the house bathroom. Alternatively, a fifth bedroom can be created from the dressing room by simply blocking the connecting door with the adjoining bedroom.
Bedroom 1 has a shuttered window with oak window seat and views to the east. A connecting door leads through to a generous dressing room (Bedroom 5) with fitted wardrobes and picture window. Bedroom 2 has a painted boarded floor, beamed ceiling, feature fireplace and views to the east.
The house bathroom is beautifully appointed with oak boarded floor, feature half height boarding to the walls and an attractive recessed window. The white suite includes a free standing bath, pedestal wash basin and low suite w.c. Together with a chrome ladder style radiator. Bedroom 3 has two shuttered windows to the front elevation with super far reaching views and includes a generous built in wardrobe and "Karndean" flooring. Bedroom 4 which is currently used as a second lounge has a flame effect gas stove and a full height ceiling with Mezzanine level providing an excellent study space and providing access to roof space storage. The large feature window complete with window seat provides stunning views.
The middle section of barn provides a fabulous covered storage area and separate side entrance to the farmhouse. There are charming gardens extending across the front and to the side comprising lawns, well stocked flower beds and a useful parking area. An additional area of hardstanding provides further space for parking and would make an ideal location for a garage/store subject to planning permissions.
1. In the event of the farmhouse and cottage being sold separately a right of way on foot will be reserved through the barn in favour of the adjoining cottage as shown shaded brown.
2. In the event of the farmhouse and cottage being sold separately the purchasers will relocate the oil tank and gas bottles to within the respective curtilages.
3. In the event of the farmhouse and cottage being sold separately the vendors will construct the new vehicle access point from the lower drive to serve the cottage and a right of way will be granted over the area shaded green.
4. A right of way for all purposes and at all times will be reserved over the area shown shaded yellow.
Additional Property and Land
There is an adjoining two bedroom cottage and a further 4 acres of land which are available separately shown shaded blue.
Private spring water, septic tank drainage, mains electricity. Ol fired central heating, bottled gas (stove).
Bad F (Craven District Council)
From Skipton head south on the A6131 turning right onto Carleton Road and continue past Skipton Crematorium turning left onto Pale Lane. Continue on ale Land for just over 1 mile and turn right onto Stockshott Lane. After about 1.5 miles turn right onto the private drive that leads up past the historic Cononley Lead Mine and leads around to Great Gib. A for sale sign has been erected at the bottom of the drive.