Property for sale
Station Road, Long Preston, Skipton BD23 £219,950
A superbly-presented and much improved cottage-style property with delightful long distance views onto open countryside. Located on the edge of the popular Yorkshire Dales village of Long Preston and being on Station Road, just a short walk to the train station. A stone built, end-terraced property under a pitched slate roof. Offering country living, in an easily maintained property with all the facilities of a larger house. Having two double bedrooms (one being en-suite), a house bathroom, a good-sized living room and having a full width dining-kitchen with pleasant views onto fields. Benefiting from off-street parking for two vehicles, a sun terrace to the rear and gravelled paths leading down to delightful cottage style and well-maintained gardens to the front. Also with UPVC double glazing throughout, recently upgraded kitchen, and the addition of an en-suite shower room to bedroom 2. Viewing is essential to fully appreciate the quality and presentation of this delightful home.
Long Preston is an attractive Yorkshire Dales village sited on the main A65 road twelve miles from Skipton (popularly known as the 'Gateway to the Dales'), and four miles from the historic market town of Settle. The village benefits from two public houses, post office/general store, regular bus service and tree lined greens, with footpaths leading directly to the surrounding hills. Long Preston has just over three hundred households, and is a friendly community with many residents working in the village, as well as commuting to the neighbouring towns. The village's Endowed Primary School is well attended, serving not only Long Preston but also some of the outlying hamlets, has recently had an annexe added for pre-school children. The railway station on the edge of the village gives access to Skipton, Bradford and Leeds in one direction and to Settle, Carnforth and Carlisle in the other. There is also an hourly bus service to Skipton and to Settle.
With a UPVC glazed and panelled door leading from the front cottage style garden into an attractive entrance porch with heating radiator, double glazed window for natural light and timber multi-glazed door leading into the living room. An ideal place to kick off shoes and outdoor gear before entering the main house.
Being of full width across the property, a spacious and square-shaped living room with ample space for a couple of sofas and associated furniture. A feature fireplace with coal effect inset gas fire with marble backing and hearth, and timber surround. Natural light from two double glazed windows, one being mullioned and to the front with delightful countryside views and a further one to the gable, again with pleasant views. Double panel heating radiator, centre light point and with a bevelled multi-paned door leading into the dining-kitchen. The stairs run out of the living room to the first floor landing and with a three quarter height door below, giving access to good under stairs storage. Coving to ceiling and further door leading into the entrance porch.
Set to the rear of the property and with a range of shaker-style base and wall units, finished in off-white and with pewter antique-style handles. Having granite effect work tops over the base units, incorporating a one and a half bowl ceramic sink set below a UPVC double glazed window with an attractive outlook onto open fields. Attractive tiling between the worktops and the wall units and incorporating an under-mounted twin oven, four ring gas hob and contemporary glass and brushed steel canopy hood. Appliances include an integrated full-sized dishwasher, semi-integrated washing machine and with space and plumbing for a tumble dryer. Having multipoint adjustable spotlights, quality floor coverings and being full width / open to the dining end.
To the dining end there is space for a 6 person table and chairs and a Louvre fronted cupboard gives access to the property’s central heating boiler, with storage below. A UPVC glazed and panelled door gives natural light to the dining end, and access directly onto the rear sun terrace.
Approached from the stairs out of the living room with a short return at the top, opening onto a return balustrade and landing with smoke alarm, centre light point and doors to the two bedrooms and house bathroom.
Recently re-fitted by the current owners and providing for a modern bathroom suite including a deep bath with lever taps and having the added advantage of a thermostatic shower over, with curved over-bath screen. With vanity basin, again with mixer lever taps and providing storage below and a close-coupled WC with timber seat. Natural light from a UPVC double glazed window with obscure glass, heating radiator, recessed lighting and full height mosaic tiling to three walls.
Set to the front of the property and with delightful long distance views over farmland from the UPVC mullioned widow with heating radiator below. Offering ample space for a king-sized bed and tables and having an excellent range of double-depth, mirror-fronted wardrobes providing excellent hanging space and storage for shoes. A further three quarter height door gives access to a large over stairs cupboard providing great storage for linen and bedding. With TV point, centre light point and attractively finished with a feature wall to the bed head.
Set to the rear of the property, again with a UPVC double glazed and mullioned window with attractive long distance views over the fields, and with heating radiator below. This room benefits from a more recently installed en-suite shower room and a double fronted, mirrored wardrobe providing excellent storage. With space for a double bed and tables and with loft hatch giving access to the roof space and centre light point.
En-suite shower room
Recently installed by the current owners and offering a modern en-suite shower room. A quadrant shower enclosure incorporates a thermostatic shower with drench and adjustable head and is fitted with mermaid boarding and an extractor fan. Having a dual flush, corner-mounted WC and a vanity basin with mixer tap and tiled splash back. An attractive shower room with chrome, ladder style radiator and recessed lighting.
To the front of the property there is an attractive cottage-style garden with a well-stocked rose bed and side borders with specimen shrubs and plants and a central gravelled pathway leading up to the front door and down the side of the house. Bounded by drystone walling, an attractive garden which provides a pleasant aspect to the front of the property. To the side there is a gravelled area with space for a couple of sheds which in turn leads to the rear of the property and onto the rear sun deck which is on the level to the back door and double-parking space.
All mains services are connected
council tax band C
Planning has been granted for a modest side extension to provide either a shower/utility room or make the kitchen even bigger if required.
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