A once in a lifetime opportunity to buy a piece of Yorkshire history, The Old Hall is a Grade II * listed Detached House which enjoys a unique setting standing in walled gardens of just under two acres of seclusion and a view of splendid scenery, almost total privacy yet with a secret arched gateway giving foot access into the centre of the village within two minutes’ walk. The property is steeped in history being the first stone house in Grassington. Reputedly the oldest inhabited house in the Dales, probably standing on the site of an earlier headman’s timber house with the original part of the house being the mediaeval Old Hall dating from the late 13th Century. More “recent” extensions including the addition of two bays in the 17th Century. Naturally, it retains much of its essential character and numerous original features including doors, stone mullion windows, and stone detailing whilst having been extensively refurbished in recent years to provide a spacious, well-appointed and comfortable home with gas central heating. The superb large gardens are a particular feature of this stunning five/six bedroom property having been developed in the 19th Century and laid out into several distinct areas with a wild garden, formal lawns, a fabulous secret walled Italian garden and a further walled kitchen garden.
Grassington is a picture postcard village in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park offering excellent local facilities, set amongst the magnificent limestone scenery of Upper Wharfedale and is a hub for local tourism affording a wide range of outdoor leisure pursuits. There is a rich tapestry of flower-filled meadowland, high fells, heather moors and broad-leaved woodland, all scattered with stone barns, waterfalls and an abundance of drystone walls. Nevertheless Grassington lies within 10 miles of Skipton with the highly regarded Ermysteds Grammar School and Skipton Girls High School. Skipton also offers the renowned ‘Skipton Castle’ which is one of the best preserved castles in the UK. Also the business centres of Leeds and West Yorkshire along with Manchester and Lancashire are within comfortable daily commuting distance, direct trains to London’s Kings Cross as well as local cities such as Leeds and Bradford run regularly as well.
Partly oak panelled with stone arched features, oak floor boards, radiator.
(5.97m x 5.56m) - (19' 7" x 18' 3")
Stone mullion windows to front and side aspects, ceiling cornice, stone fireplace and hearth, archway leading into:-
(5.49m x 4.11m) - (18' 0" x 13' 6")
Two stone mullion windows to side aspect, oak flooring, feature stone inglenook fireplace with raised hearth, exposed timber beam, doorway to stone service staircase which leads to first floor, radiator.
(2.90m x 2.44m) - (9' 6" x 8' 0")
Stone mullion window to front aspect, part glazed arched entrance door to side aspect, cast iron hourglass fireplace in stone surround, fitted full height book shelves, radiator.
(5.87m x 3.35m) - (19' 3" x 10' 12")
Stone mullion window to side aspect, a range of bespoke cream and natural oak kitchen units with black granite worksurfaces, inset sink and drainer, Rangemaster range cooker with six ring gas hob, two ovens and grill, space and plumbing for dishwasher, tiled flooring, exposed timber beam with inset ceiling spotlights, dresser incorporating glass front display cabinet with drawers and cupboards.
Family room/bedroom six
(4.88m x 3.18m) - (16' 0" x 10' 5")
Stone mullion windows to side and rear aspects, oak flooring, radiator, ceiling cornice.
Enclosed rear porch
Door leads out to garden.
Belfast sink, low level WC.
Stone mullion window to side aspect, range of fitted cream high gloss units to wall and base level with complementary worksurfaces, space and plumbing for washing machine.
Return staircase with stone mullion window to half landing leads from the hall to the:-
Feature exposed stone archway, fitted linen cupboard, radiator.
(5.59m x 3.66m) - (18' 4" x 12' 0")
Two stone mullion windows to side aspect with working shutters, fitted wardrobe with mirrored double doors, two radiators.
(2.90m x 2.90m) - (9' 6" x 9' 6")
Stone mullion windows to front and side aspects, white suite comprising: Pedestal wash basin, low level WC, free standing ball and claw bath, shower cubicle with mains thermostatic shower, walls part tiled, vaulted beamed ceiling.
(5.56m x 4.27m) - (18' 3" x 14' 0")
Two stone mullion windows to side aspect with window seat, set within exposed stone feature wall, vaulted beamed ceiling, radiator, original recess stone fireplace. Door gives access to stone service staircase which leads down to the dining room and incorporates a fitted cupboard with stone mullion staircase to rear aspect.
(4.57m x 3.66m) - (14' 12" x 12' 0")
Stone mullion window to front aspect, range of cream fitted wardrobes with matching bedside tables, recess for king sized bed and high level cupboards, ceiling cornice, radiator.
(4.29m x 3.81m) - (14' 1" x 12' 6")
Two stone mullion windows to rear aspect, a range of full height fitted wardrobes with inset drawer chest and high level cupboards over, two radiators, ceiling cornice.
(2.13m x 0.00m) - (6' 12" x 0' 0")
Stone mullion windows to front and side aspects, vaulted ceiling, double radiator.
Stone window to side aspect, white suite comprising: Pedestal washbasin, low level WC, free standing ball and claw bath, shower cubicle with mains thermostatic shower, walls part tiled, chrome heated towel radiator.
A sweeping driveway leads you up to the property, surrounded by mature trees, and a double garage with electric up and over door. The property stands within just under two acres of land with many private areas, one being a stunning ‘Italian garden’ which includes neat rows of established trees and open fronted temple style gazebo, complete with ornamental pond and stone flagged area ideal for alfresco dining. An arched gateway provides access directly into the centre of Grassington.
From Skipton thake the B6265 to Grassington, crossing the River Wharfe and continuing into the town. Turn left into Wood Lane and the gated entrance to The Old Hall will be found after about 100 yards on the right hand side.
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