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Wood Grove, Skipton BD23 £439,000

  • Hunters - Skipton

    1 High Street, Skipton, North Yorkshire

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Bedrooms: 3

Location, location, location...The Woods is set in a unique and tranquil location amongst the picturesque and ancient Skipton Woods. Featuring south facing views to the rear of the property over Eller Beck towards the rear elevations of Skipton Castle. With a superb sun room and stone flagged sun terrace taking advantage of this outlook, this beautifully presented and superbly maintained period property is well presented, and viewings will not disappoint. Having three well appointed reception rooms including a living room, good sized dining room and a sun room and with a separate kitchen and pantry. The ground floor also benefits from a reception porch, hall, cloakroom, utility room and rear entrance porch. To the first floor there are three bedrooms, two being good sized doubles with fitted furniture, and a fabulous house bathroom. Outside there is ample parking for three or four vehicles to the driveway and with a stone flagged frontage providing an attractive approach to the house. To the rear there is a large, enclosed stone flagged sun terrace, providing delightful outside space for entertaining and relaxing; and with the previously mentioned outlook across Ellar Beck onto Skipton Castle. An idyllic location, conveniently located just a five minute stroll down the castle footpaths onto Skipton High Street. The protected and managed ancient woods of Skipton Castle, provide beautiful walks leading out onto open countryside into the Yorkshire Dales and Fells.


The historic market town of Skipton (in Craven) is known as the 'Gateway to the Dales' and provides extensive recreational facilities with stunning open countryside nearby. On the cusp of the Yorkshire Dales National Park with excellent walking, climbing and fishing including the famous Yorkshire 3 Peaks. Craven has its fair share of gourmet pubs, restaurants and excellent sporting facilities including a state of the art swimming pool and gym. Leeds and Manchester are within comfortable daily commuting distance and direct trains to London’s Kings Cross as well as Leeds, Bradford and the Settle to Carlisle line, run regularly. Skipton offers a wide range of shopping with High Street brands including Marks & Spencer’s Food as well as a diverse range of private retailers and regular markets. Another central attraction is the Leeds Liverpool Canal which provides fishing, boat hire and sightseeing trips as well as walks on the level. Skipton Castle is one of the best preserved in the UK. There are very well respected primary and secondary schools within the town including Skipton Girls High & Ermysteds Grammar.

Entrance hall

Of good proportions and having a tiled slate floor with recessed mat-well, and providing a great area for kicking off clothes and boots and hanging coats before entering the main reception hall. With two windows for natural light, and a timber door leading onto the stone flagged frontage. A further timber door with exposed stone surround, opens into the reception hall.

Reception hall

Of excellent proportions, attractively presented and finished with period-style wallpapers, a dado rail and exposed roof timbers. A flight of stairs with stained spindle and balustrade leads to the first floor landing, and with ledged and braced doors leading off to the reception rooms, cloakroom and rear hall. A half height door gives storage under the stairs and with ample space in this reception hall for furniture.

Sitting room

A beautiful room finished to a high decorative standard, with great natural light from two sets of double glazed windows to both the front and rear elevations, and both with window seats below. Featuring an exposed stone Inglenook fireplace, with stone hearth and encompassing a stove effect gas fire. Having arched alcoves to either side, and with recessed lighting, exposed roof timbers and two central heating radiators. There is ample space for a couple of sofas and armchairs along with other sitting room furniture. A light and delightfully presented room with a south facing outlook onto Eller Beck.


Off the reception hall and featuring a Villeroy and Boch dual-flush hidden cistern WC with display shelf over, and a bespoke built-in vanity cupboard having storage below. With a counter top Villeroy and Boch circular sink and lever tap, chrome heated towel rail, multi-point adjustable spot lights, laminate flooring and natural light from a small window to the rear of the property with obscure glass.

Inner hallway

A short inner hallway off the reception hall and with a double glazed window. Providing good storage and a link to the rear porch.


A timber porch with delightful views onto Skipton Castle from double glazed units to two sides and with a timber and glazed door leading out onto the footpath in front of the sitting room. With space and plumbing here for a washing machine and tumble dryer, along with further laundry storage and with painted concrete floor.

Dining room

A spacious and beautifully presented dining room featuring a terracotta ceramic tiled floor, with made to measure listello, and providing space for an eight or ten seat dining suite. With great amounts of natural light from double glazed windows to both the front and side elevation and with light pouring in from the French doors leading into the sun room and south facing patio gardens. Further features include a superb exposed stone recessed fire place, incorporating a Montrose stove effect gas fire, sat on a stone hearth. A square shaped room with ample space for dining room furniture in addition to the dining suite and with a built-in cupboard providing good storage.


Conveniently located directly off from the dining room and sun terrace, and with good amounts of natural light provided from the large over-head Velux window and with further double glazed window looking onto the front. Featuring a range of hand painted base and (glass display) wall units with pewter knobs and with laminate effect worktops over; incorporating a one and a half bowl stainless steal sink. Having attractive slate tiling to the floors and with further splash-back tiling to the worktops and recessed window sill. Space and plumbing for a dishwasher and also a tall fridge-freezer. Having partially exposed stone work, central heating radiator, exposed roof timbers and a door leading into the separate pantry. Cooking facilities are provided from an aeg under-mounted fan oven, with matching four ring gas hob over.


A delightful pantry with exposed stone walls and cleverly kitted out with shelving for storage of condiments and food, along with space for a microwave and chest freezer. With matching floor running through from the kitchen, and natural light from a small window to the side elevation with obscure glass.

Garden/sun room

Approached from the French doors out of the dining room into a pleasant sun room with almost full width glazing including a sliding patio door to the south elevation, offering stunning views onto Eller Beck, Skipton Castle and Woods. With laminate beech flooring and a range of full height built-in cupboards also providing for the property's gas central heating boiler. Having further natural light from two Velux windows, this is a room that can be enjoyed any time of the year.


With two double glazed windows offering superb views onto Eller Beck and Skipton Castle. With heating radiator and giving access to the three bedrooms and the house bathroom.

Bedroom one

A large double bedroom being the full depth of the house, with great natural light from three large double glazed windows, providing delightful views onto Skipton Woods or across the beck onto Skipton Castle. With a window seat to the south facing window which also has timber panelled returns. Ample space for a king sized bed and with a range of wardrobes being floor to ceiling with, cupboard storage over. Having ample space for further bedrooms furniture and with two heating radiators.

Bedroom two

A further double bedroom, again with a range of built-in wardrobes and cupboards and with an outlook from a double glazed window, with window seat below. With loft hatch giving access to the roof space, including drop down ladder, exposed roof timbers and a feature wall.

Bedroom three

A single bedroom, with arguably the best views of them all, from a double glazed window with window seat below. Heating radiator and exposed roof timbers.

Spacious shower room

A large shower room, could be reconfigured to include a bath if required and having been more recently upgraded. Featuring a good sized shower enclosure incorporating a thermostatic shower valve with drench head and glass door, dual-flush hidden cistern WC and a contemporary counter top mounted wash basin with lever taps. With good natural light from two double glazed windows looking out onto SKipton Woods and with ceramic tiled flooring, full height tiling to the wash basin and WC area and mermaid boarding to the shower enclosure. Having two chrome ladder style central heating radiators and two sets of built-in cupboards, providing good linen and toiletry storage as well as housing the property's vented hot water cylinder, with further linen storage over. Finished with a feature wall, contemporary brushed steel down-lights, and an extractor fan.


To the front of the property there is a gravel driveway which allows parking for three or four vehicles and with hedged boundary and a short flight of stone steps leads to the stone flagged frontage and access to the entrance hall. To the rear of the property there is a superb stone flagged and cobbled sun terrace/large patio. Providing fantastic alfresco dining, entertaining and relaxing space. Finished with pots and tubs, this low maintenance south facing space has a unique and delightfully view of Eller Beck and across the light woodland onto the rear of Skipton Castle. There can't be many property's in the country that enjoy this historic outlook and certainly very few in Skipton. Being south facing and with well maintained gardens from neighbouring properties to either side, this really is a unique and special outlook and must be viewed to be fully appreciated.

Additional land

There is the option of buying a substantial lawned area adjacent to the house on the other side of Wood Lane for further garden area, subject to separate negotiations with the owner of the property next door. Guide price £35,000. Please see attached plan showing land in green.

Authors note

The Woods offers a very tranquil and special setting and a superbly presented and finished period house. With superb south facing sun room and sun terrace, a well managed woodland beyond yet Skipton High Street is just a five minute walk away. Being a no- through-road, this is a peaceful setting with the occasional walker walking up the lane at the front of the property, but offering a good level of privacy to the rear.

Council tax

Band E


Main gas, electric and water. Septic tank drainage.

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Based on 1 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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