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9 bedroom country house for sale

Stainton Cotes, Coniston Cold, Skipton, BD23 4EN

Guide Price £3,500,000


53.9812914, -2.1649092

Key features

  • Exceptional Grade II Listed Manor House
  • Providing beautifully proportioned family accommodation
  • With annexe cottage & garage building with planning permission for a 4 bedroom dwelling
  • Standing in magnificent formal gardens & extended grounds of approx 18.5 acres
  • Additional building with planning for conversion to a further dwelling standing in 2.5 acres
  • Fabulous southerly aspect with views over the surrounding countryside

Full description

Stainton Cotes is accessed via Moorber Lane approximately 1 mile to the south west of Coniston Cold with the Coniston Country Estate Hotel, Spa and Health Club a short distance on the A65. The village of Gargrave lies 3 miles to the east with a useful range of services including a primary school, pub, church and Co-op store. The railway station provides regular services to Skipton, Leeds and Bradford and a daily service to London Kings Cross. The popular market town of Skipton to the south east offers a more comprehensive range of services including highly regarded secondary schooling at Skipton Girls High and Ermysteds Grammar.

The principal residence is entered into a spacious reception hall with elegant oak staircase to the first floor and cloakroom off. An inner hall leads through to a utility room with separate pantry and boiler room and access to the annexe cottage. There is a pleasant study with separate store room and additional storage. The impressive drawing room with calved Mouseman fire surround gives way to a charming sitting room with double doors opening onto a terrace. The beautifully appointed family kitchen incorporates an extensive range of bespoke units and an island unit and includes a four oven Aga, Miele fridge and separate freezer, AEG microwave, Sub-Zero wine cooler and dishwasher. The kitchen has underfloor heating and double doors to a beautiful orangery overlooking the gardens and grounds beyond. The adjacent dining room gives way to a
hall that leads through to a snooker/games room with Inglenook style fireplace and exposed beams.

The first floor central landing gives way to a luxurious master suite with adjoining fully fitted dressing room and en suite bathroom. There are two further bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and a further two generous double bedrooms served by the well appointed house bathroom.

The Cottage
This very spacious annexe cottage can be accessed either from the principle residence or independently and briefly comprises a dining room with external door, a study with access to the principal residence, inner hallway with cloakroom and stairs to the first floor, a good sized living room and a well appointed breakfast kitchen.

The first floor landing gives way to Bedroom 1 with an en suite shower room, a house bathroom and three further bedrooms with bedroom 2 having access to the principal residence.

The Coach House
A short distance from the main house is a substantial detached stone building providing garaging and general storage. This building benefits from planning permission for change of use to a separate dwelling with the approved scheme providing accommodation on two floors extending to approximately 340 sqm (3660 sq ft), (application number:2019/20740/FUL - approved (05.11.2019). Although providing excellent garaging and storage, The Coach House offers tremendous scope to create further annexe accommodation, home office suite or hobbies space.

The house stands in beautifully appointed formal gardens incorporating stone flagged terraced seating areas, sweeping lawns and borders beyond which are parcels of pasture land and pockets of mature woodland creating a wonderful parkland setting. The views beyond the property over open countryside are simply breathtaking.

Extension and Refurbishment
The current owners have obtained planning permission for the addition of a leisure suite to be accessed from the principal residence via a glazed link. This substantial extension will include a swimming pool with separate hot tub and changing facilities, a gymnasium, new games room and a cinema room. The approved scheme also allows for the reconfiguration of the principal residence with the existing dining room and drawing room being combined to form an impressive family living kitchen, the existing kitchen will become a lounge, the sitting room will become a snug and the games room a dining room. The first floor layout will remain as existing. See floor plans for details. The initial excavation to the north of the house has already commenced however, work is now on hold as new owners may wish to tailor the scheme to accommodate their own requirements.

The current owner is willing to implement in full the scheme as approved and handover the completed property. To reflect the addition of a leisure suite and refurbishment of the principal residence the price of the completed property will be £4.5 million.

Additional Building and Land
Available by separate negotiation to Stainton Cotes and shown coloured blue on the plan is a further detached building with Prior Approval for conversion to form an impressive four bedroom country home with accommodation over two floors extending to approximately to approximately 305 metres squared (3283 ft squared) in total.

The property will have its own private drive and will stand in over 2 acres of land with stunning views over the surrounding open countryside. This property will make the perfect addition to Stainton Cotes, ideal for extended family, guests or as a holiday let.

The additional building is available either in it's current form with the benefit of the consent for change of use or alternatively as a completed dwelling, subject to agreement.

Mains electricity, private drainage and private water supply. Oil central heating with part
underfloor heating.

Energy Rating
E 40


Council Tax
Band H (Craven District Council)

From Skipton head north on the A65 signed The Lakes and Kendal. Continue on the A65 passing through the village of Gargrave to Coniston Cold turning left in the centre of the village onto Moorber Lane (signed Craven Country Ride). Continue for about 1 mile to Stainton Cotes where the property can be found on the right.

Subject: Stainton Cotes, Coniston Cold, Skipton, BD23 4EN

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