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Property for sale

Hawkswick, Skipton BD23 £645,000

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    1 High Street, Skipton, North Yorkshire

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Bedrooms: 6

A superbly presented Dales long house, dating back to the 17th century (1670) refurbished to a high standard, yet retaining much of its inherent charm and period features.

Located in a stunning spot in the small village of Hawkswick, there are beautiful views over riverside meadows and across the valley to limestone crags glimpsed through the trees, it’s a delightfully peaceful dale. With very little tourist traffic, this is perhaps one of the most tranquil villages in which to live in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, providing for a delightful place to either bring up a family or to enjoy a relaxed retirement. The village enjoys an enviable sense of community, residents often organise summer barbecues in the meadow beside the river with fun for all the family and a full calendar of cultural events through the year. Whilst rural, the town of Grassington with a small supermarket, shops, restaurants and schools is just a ten minute drive down the road and Skipton, with direct trains to London, is approximately twenty minutes away. It has a good selection of shops, supermarkets and restaurants, leisure and sporting activities as well as excellent schools and public transport connections serving the region.

Offering in brief; a charming farmhouse breakfast kitchen with stone flagged floors and aga, it opens to a large extension at the rear providing for a spacious dining room with French doors onto the rear terrace and delightful gardens. A stone flagged inner hallway (typical on a Dales long house) leads to two reception rooms, each with a wood-burning stove and with delightful views onto the front gardens and meadows beside the river. At the far end of the inner hallway is a traditional pantry with stone keeping shelves and a large under stairs storage cupboard. A striking return staircase with arched window at the half landing leads to five double bedrooms and two shower rooms. At the eastern end of the property, is a one-bedroom cottage with private access, providing a B&B income if required. It comprises a ground floor living space with kitchenette and wood burning stove, a first floor bedroom and a large bathroom.

Superbly presented throughout, this traditional Dales house offers everything you would expect and more. The property is situated in approximately half an acre plot with a large detached single garage, and further off street parking for up to four vehicles.


A traditional-style farmhouse kitchen with stone flagged floors, and a two-oven aga with twin hot plates set into a recessed opening. Having a range of bespoke, hand-built, traditional kitchen units, with drawers, cupboards and with timber worktops over. Good natural light from a stable door to the front garden and a multi-glazed window looking out onto the rear gardens. Also having double panel heating radiator, built-in cupboards, exposed ceiling timbers (incorporating recessed lighting) and an fully integrated dishwasher, this attractive farmhouse kitchen is partially open to the light and spacious dining room extension to the rear.

Dining room

Of excellent proportions with ample space for a ten person dining suite; with under-heated stone flagged floors, large built-in display shelf, and with natural light from two double glazed windows as well as a pair of French doors opening onto the rear terrace.

Inner hallway

A stone flagged hallway with built-in shelving into what was originally a stairway, heating radiator, and striking return staircase rising to the first floor landing.

Reception room one

Of excellent proportions and a pleasing square shape, it affords ample space for living room furniture. Featuring a multi-fuel stove into a recessed chimney breast with a stone hearth; it has good natural light from a sliding sash window with panelled shutters, window seat below with a delightful outlook onto the cottage garden at the front and over the riverside meadows. With superb exposed beams and boarding, built-in cupboard to one side of the fireplace, exposed wide-board flooring, plate rack, heating radiator and a timber and glazed door opening onto the front garden.

Reception room two

Of good proportions and currently used as a snug and home office; it has good amounts of natural light from a sliding sash window providing a pleasant outlook onto the front garden and the riverside meadows. Featuring a multi-fuel stove into a recessed chimney breast with stone hearth; ample space for a couple of sofas or desks, with built-in cupboards, central heating radiator, picture rail and door leading into the annex cottage.


A sizeable pantry/cool room with a stone flagged floor and superb original stone keeping shelves for storage of food and wines, there’s plenty of space for a tall fridge and freezer.


Approached from the superb return staircase, with painted spindles and mahogany hand rail onto a half landing, feature double glazed arched window looking out onto the rear gardens, providing excellent natural light to the stairs area. To the landing itself there are exposed roof timbers, central heating radiator, it gives access to the five bedrooms and two shower rooms on this floor.

Bedroom one

A spacious and light double bedroom with a sliding sash window, offering tremendous views across the meadow land onto the limestone fells. Having ample space for a super-king size bed and with heating radiator, picture rail and access door (if required) through into the annex cottage bedroom.

Bedroom two

Again having a large sliding sash window with delightful views and heating radiator below. Ample space for a king-size bed and associated fitted or free standing bedroom furniture. Also with loft hatch giving access to the roof space.

Bedroom three

Further double bedroom with a sliding sash window looking out over the gardens with delightful far reaching views. Once more with ample space for a king-size bed and associated furniture, having a heating radiator, loft hatch giving access to the roof space and two attractive exposed stone recessed display alcoves.

Bedroom four

A double bedroom still at the front of the house, with lovely views from the sliding sash window. Having exposed king truss, heating radiator and ample space for a large bed and furniture.

Bedroom five

The only bedroom to be set at the rear of the house and with natural light from a Velux window. Having some reduced head height, it’s an ideal children’s bedroom with exposed roof timbers and ample space for a large bed and furniture. Also having access to a large storage area and further Velux window.

Shower room two

Finished in a Mediterranean theme with travertine-style tiling, featuring a bespoke shower cubicle with period-style shower valve and drench head, full pedestal basin with antique-style taps and a matching WC. With attractive mosaic tiling to the floor, recessed lighting and natural light from a Velux roof light.

Shower room one

Of good proportions, and featuring a large walk-in shower enclosure with glass panels to two sides, it has a period-style thermostatic shower valve with drench head, full pedestal basin and WC which compliment the period style of this room. With a large built-in cupboard providing good airing space as well as housing the property’s hot water cylinder. Being fully tiled to the shower enclosure and with a tiled splash back to the basin. Heating radiator, exposed roof timbers, recessed lighting, and natural light from a window with obscure glass facing the rear gardens.

One bedroomed cottage/B&B

Approached through a private and separate access from the drive into an open storm porch, and through a timber and glazed door into a one-bedroom annex. To the living room there is space for a sofa and furniture, this room also features a multi-fuel stove sat on a raised hearth. With exposed timbers, wall mounted television point, and natural light from a double glazed window to the gable end. To one end there is a small but purposeful kitchenette including base units for storage and an integrated fridge with timber worktops over and incorporating a single bowl sink. There is an inter-connecting door (normally closed) should access, perhaps for a dependant relative or teenager be required.

To the first floor, approached from a return staircase, there is an ample sized double bedroom with lovely long distance views and good natural light from a double glazed window to the gable end. Also having the benefit of a built-in wardrobe with further storage cupboards above.

A spacious bathroom featuring a timber-panelled bath with period style, thermostatic shower over, and glass bath screen, being fully tiled to this area. The remainder of the bathroom is half timber panelled throughout, and with a pleasant outlook and good amounts of natural light from a large double glazed window. With full pedestal period-style basin taps, matching WC and with a built-in full height cupboard, providing linen and towel storage. Finished with exposed painted floor boards, exposed roof timber, recessed lighting and a central heating radiator.

Utility room

To the rear of the cottage and handy for the rear gardens and from the French doors out of the main kitchen and dining room. A substantial utility room with white-washed walls and terracotta-tiled floor, providing excellent space for washing machine and dryer as well as storage of outdoor gear. There is a basin and worktop area set below a window for natural light and incorporating a Belfast sink with hot and cold water. With power sockets and lighting, could also be used as a workshop if required.


To the front of the property there are delightful south facing, cottage-style gardens, laid mainly to lawn but with well-stocked borders and climbers running up the front of the house, including a superb Wisteria. A stone-flagged path leads from a picket gate and off street parking spaces (for three vehicles) up to the front door and kitchen stable door. To the eastern side of the property there is a concrete driveway, providing parking for a further vehicle, with wooden gates giving access to the cottage/annex, the utility room and to a gardener’s WC. At the rear there is a large lean-to wood store / workshop. Stone flagged terraces lead across the back of the house to the French doors of the dining room. This area also houses a discretely positioned oil tank for the central heating. Large tread stone steps lead up to the elevated gardens, which catch the sun for most of the day. Being split level and laid mainly to lawn with well stocked, cottage-style borders, dry stone walling and providing ample space for entertaining and leisure, as well as pedestrian access to the property's large detached single garage. Vehicular access for the garage is via an unmade road, running up the side of the house. To one corner of these beautiful gardens there is a hen run and house, and the views from this part of the garden across the house roof onto the fells are simply stunning.

These details were dictated at 2:30pm in mid June, and the whole of the rear gardens and the front gardens were in the sun.


Mains water and electrics. Oil fired heating.


Garris House is connected to super-fast broadband.

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Based on 4 transactions covering the past 5 years. Prices are not adjusted for inflation. Data is supplied by the Land Registry.

  • Hunters - Skipton

    1 High Street, Skipton, North Yorkshire

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