Swallow Hill Farm, Moorside Lane, Askwith, Otley, LS21


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  • Bedrooms: 5
A fantastic opportunity to acquire a superbly presented five bedroom converted barn enjoying an exclusive rural setting north of Askwith village. Swallow Hill Farm is a stunning family home, extended by the current owners to an exceptionally high standard having bespoke fixtures and fittings, and enabling them to create wonderfully light and spacious accommodation. Of particular note is the stunning kitchen dining room, designed and fitted by Brightwater Furniture and being open plan with the living room which has bi-fold doors leading out to the garden. Whilst still retaining many character features such as exposed stone work and beams, the property benefits from having double glazing throughout and underfloor heating all through the ground floor and the majority of the first floor. The property is set within 4 acres to include young woodland, a meadow planted as an orchard, two fields and a south facing garden to the front of the house, plus there is ample parking. In addition there is a stone built outbuilding, formerly a garage, which is ideal as a playroom or home office. A truly impressive home and one not to be missed.

The rural village of Askwith is nestled in between Otley and Ilkley and is also ideal for commuting to Harrogate. The facilities include a well regarded Primary School, a Public House with excellent views and a garden nursery. There is good access to the region's motorway infrastructure for those wishing to travel further afield and Leeds Bradford International Airport is close at hand. Otley is a thriving, historical market town in the Wharfe Valley offering a wide range of amenities, shops, supermarkets and traditional pubs. The town centre bus station has regular bus services to Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate, and in addition, there is a railway station at nearby Menston offering mainline links. For those travelling further afield, Leeds/Bradford International Airport is in nearby Yeadon.


The property uses a ground source heat pump to provide underfloor heating throughout the ground floor and some underfloor heating on the first floor, as well as to heat radiators. The underfloor heating in the property can be individually controlled from room to room. The property has timber framed sealed unit double glazing.


Timber front entrance door having double glazed panels leads into:-


2.86m (9' 5") x 2.36m (7' 9")

Having stone flagged floor, inset ceiling spotlights coat hanging space, telephone point.


Continuation of stone flagged floor, inset ceiling spotlight, wall hung half pedestal wash hand basin having spashback tiling, wall hung low level WC having concealed cistern and push button flush set into stone shelf, extractor fan.


2.87m (9' 5") x 2.71m (8' 11") max

Continuation of stone flagged floor, space and plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer, hot water cylinder and heating system.


3.54m (11' 7") x 2.82m (9' 3")

Window to rear elevation, oak flooring, exposed stonework.


3.66m (12' 0") x 3.41m (11' 2")

Window to rear elevation, oak flooring, cast iron wood burner set onto stone hearth.


6.54m (21' 5") x 6m (19' 8")

Having bi-fold doors to front elevation, allowing access to the paved patio area and garden, oak flooring, exposed stonework, door to understairs storage cupboard recessed shelving unit, three wall light points, exposed beams, staircase, having timber open spindle balustrade, leads up to the first floor.

Two stone steps down to:-


6.71m (22' 0") x 4.42m (14' 6")

A stunning room having a bespoke kitchen designed and fitted by Brightwater Furniture, having windows to front, side and rear elevations, stone flagged floor, inset ceiling spotlights, space for American style fridge freezer, range of solid wood kitchen units, painted in a gorgeous duck egg blue, to base and wall level having Caesarstone worksurfaces and upstands, undercabinet lighting, Belfast sink set into worksurfaces having chrome mixer tap over, five oven Aga in duck egg blue to match the surrounding kitchen units, with striking splashback tiling, integral dishwasher, co-ordinating kitchen island having cupboards, shelving and timber worksurface.



Radiator, double doors to useful storage cupboard.


6.45m (21' 2") x 3.51m (11' 6")

A lovely master bedroom having window to side and front, plus Velux window to both front and rear elevations, two radiators, oak flooring, door to undereaves cupbpoard having hanging rail, additional undereaves storage.


Fully tiled having Velux window to rear, contemporary chrome ladder style towel radiator, walk in shower cubicle having Hansgrohe thermostatic shower, wall hung half pedestal wash hand basin, inset ceiling spotlights, extractor fan.


4.57m (15' 0") x 3.30m (10' 10")

Window to front elevation, Velux window to front, radiator.


4.66m (15' 3") x 3.34m (11' 0")

Window to side elevation, Velux window, radiator.


3.64m (11' 11") x 3.09m (10' 2")

Window to front elevation, Velux window, radiator.


2.65m (8' 8") x 1.84m (6' 0")

Velux window to front elevation, radiator.


Fully tiled having contemporary chrome ladder style radiator, double ended bath having tiled side panels and shower attachment, wall hung half pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, extractor fan.


Fully tiled having Velux window to rear, corner shower cubicle having thermostatic shower, wall hung half pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, inset ceiling spotlights.


A stone built outbuilding, formerly a garage, accessed via an up and over door, offers a playroom or study area and has the potentially to be converted into further living accommodation. A timber shed attached to the side of the stone outbuilding provides additional storage.


The property is approached through stone pillars from Moorside Lane, via a driveway leading up to the house with ample space for parking. The property is set within 4 acres of land - a south facing garden mostly laid to lawn with a paved patio seating area to take on the most beautiful and far reaching views; a fenced area of woodland on the approach which has been planted with a variety of fruit trees; a meadow behind the house planted as an orchard with apple, plum and cherry trees, plus a stream and a willow tree; an area to the side of house has raised beds and a greenhouse, and beyond the wall a 30ft goat shed; and there are two fields, the majority of the land, which is used for grazing.


From our Hunters offices in Kirkgate, Otley, proceed through the traffic lights and straight ahead across The River Wharfe onto Billams Hill. Turn left into Weston Lane and follow the road heading to Askwith. When you reach Askwith village, continue until you see a sign for Askwith Village Hall and then turn right onto Askwith Lane. Continue for about 400 yards before turning left onto Moorside Lane (there will be a Hunters Exclusive For Sale board here). Follow Moorside Lane where you will reach Swallow Hill Farm on the left hand side, identified, again, by our Hunters Exclusive For Sale board.


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