Airton, Skipton BD23


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  • Bedrooms: 4
With a date stone of 1864 this superbly presented period property offers a rare opportunity to purchase, a meticulously maintained and upgraded country home set in the heart of the sought after village of Airton. Featuring attractive gardens to the front and back, and retaining many original features including tall ceilings and spacious rooms typrical of the era. Set in this friendly village with an active community and surrounded by beautiful countryside, they don't come any better than this. Having been extensively renovated and improved over the past 15 years by the current owners, to mention just a few:- a new bathroom, shower room, garage, paving in courtyard to the rear, a garden room to the rear, front porch, oil fired boiler and fuel tank and the roof has been completely overhauled. An impressive country home with a delightful outlook amongst generous cottage style gardens, viewers will be particularly impressed by the meticulous maintenance standards, upgrades and size of rooms. In brief the property boast two spacious reception rooms, a reception hall, farm house style kitchen with large utility room off, newly constructed garden room and to the first floor an impressive staircase with half landing, three double bedrooms, a good size single and a generous sized house bathroom. To the front there are delightful country house gardens and to the rear, a beautiful flagged courtyard leading to a detached garage and kitchen garden.


Located in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the picturesque village of Airton is situated midway between the historic market towns of Skipton and Settle, and just over two miles from Malham with its famous limestone Cove and 2 excellent country pubs. There is a Farm Shop and Tea Room located in the village (which has recently featured in bbc series 'Top of the Shop with Tom Keridge'), offering a range of groceries including local produce. There is a highly regarded Primary School in the next village, and just 4 miles to the West is Gargrave with shops, pubs and a further Primary School and train station with connections to Leeds, Manchester and London. Skipton has 2 of the best performing schools in the country.

Entrance porch

Approached from the stone flagged footpath into a more recently constructed entrance porch with two double glazed windows and a door with stained and leaded glass. Having flagged floor, recessed lighting and a second door with exposed stonework into the reception hall.

Reception hall

From the porch into a spacious reception hall with period wood and plaster work and also with a built in storage cupboard. Opening up to the reception area with ample room for chairs and with the beautiful staircase and arched window leading off. Natural light from a double glazed sliding sash style window, two heating radiators and recessed lighting.

Garden room

Constructed by the current owners;- a great addition to the property and with lovely views from two sliding sash double glazed windows on to the attractive stone flagged rear courtyard gardens, and with a timber and double glazed door leading out to these. With further natural light from four Velux windows (making this a perfect reading room) and having exposed roof timbers and recessed lighting. There is ample space in here for a couple of sofas and furniture and with french doors to the reception hall.

Reception room 1

A spacious and square shaped room, very typical of this era and with a double glazed sliding sash window with seat below looking out across the delightful front gardens. Providing ample space for a couple of large sofas and furniture, centred around a Victorian style fireplace with open dog grate, tiled inset and hearth and with a timber surround. Finished with attractive period style wall coverings, a picture rail and with two heating radiators.

Reception room 2

A further spacious and square shaped reception room, currently used for more formal dining and with ample space for a ten person dining suite. Again with great amounts of natural light and a lovely outlook from a sliding sash double glazed window at the front of the property. Having period style wall coverings, a delph rack, wall light fittings and two heating radiators.


A spacious dining-kitchen with ample room for a six person farm house table and with stone flagged floor providing an attractive feature. Having a range of bespoke solid timber base units with laminate worktops and one and a half bowl sink Featuring an Esse range cooker with three ovens, two hot plates, finished in British racing green, and set into a recessed stone fireplace with oak mantle over. Good natural light from two windows, both double glazed and with an attractive outlook on to the rear stone flagged courtyard. 2 sets of adjustable spotlights, heating radiator and with space for a fridge and a dish washer.


A three quarter height door gives access from the kitchen into an under stairs pantry with natural light from a Georgian style window, stone flagged floor, and providing great food storage space.

Rear hall

Off from the kitchen and providing a link to the utility room door opening on to the rear courtyard. A great place to hang coats and kick off boots before entering into the kitchen or utility room, and with a window onto the rear gardens.

Utlity room

A very generous sized utility room with a rage of shaker-style base and wall units with wood effect worktops, incorporating a single bowl sink. With space and plumbing for a washing machine and fridge freezer and also housing the properties oil fired boiler. With loads of space for storage of outdoor gear and also for further fridges and freezers if required. Having recessed lighting, loft hatch to the roof space, and a pleasant outlook on to the front gardens from a double glazed window.


Approached from the impressive staircase with a half landing, with a superb full height Georgian style double glazed window bringing vast amounts of natural light on to the stairs, and offering attractive views on to the courtyard. With loft hatch giving access to the roof space and double panelled heating radiator.

Bedroom 1

A generous sized, square shaped bedroom with a range of fitted wardrobes and cupboards incorporating a vanity area and providing excellent storage. These are hand painted and could be decorated in a style of your choice. With ample space for a king size bed and side tables along with further bedroom furniture, and with a delightful outlook from the bed wall through the sliding sash double glazed window, with double panel heating radiator below. Finished with period style wallpapers and picture rail.

Bedroom 2

Still at the front of the property, a double bedroom with beech effect fitted bedroom furniture to include side tables, wardrobe space and cupboards over the bed area. Having exposed timber flooring and with a lovely outlook over the front gardens and village from a double glazed sliding sash window, with heating radiator below.

Bedroom 3

The only bedroom at the rear of the property. A double bedroom offering space for double bed and furniture and with a pleasant outlook from the double glazed window across the gardens, towards the rolling hills of Malhamdale. With heating radiator and period wall coverings.

Bedroom 4

Set between bedrooms 1 and 2, the fourth bedroom is a good size single and with exposed timber flooring and lovely views from a sliding sash double glazed window with heating radiator below. Currently a dual purpose room having an office area and single bed.


Of large proportions and featuring a sanitan period style bathroom suite to include a timber paneled bath with antique style taps, matching WC with timber seat and a vanity wash basin with cupboard below. With the added advantage of a 600 x 900 shower enclosure incorporating a thermostatic shower unit. Having full height tiling to the bath and shower walls and with attractive tiled splash back to the wash basin. There is a fitted cupboard incorporating the properties hot water cylinder along with shelving for linen and towels. Good amounts of natural light from a large double glazed sliding sash window with obscure glass, double panel heating radiator and independently heated towel rail.

Shower room and WC

Incorporating a 600 x 800 shower enclosure with sliding door incorporating a Mira independent shower unit. Having a full pedestal wash basin, matching WC and with borrowed light from an attractive stained glass window to the landing. Finished with half timber panelling and with small loft hatch to the roof space, recessed lighting and extractor fan.

The gardens

An attractive approach to the property from a wrought iron gate leading under a delightful Yew tree arch to a curved stone flagged footpath leading up to the front door. Well maintained with deep well stocked borders incorporating shrubs and mature trees including cherry blossoms. Attractive Rose borders to either side of the porch and with a summer seat set around a tree stump. A tall garden wall incorporates a timber gate leading past log stores, and into the rear garden areas. Laid mainly to stone flagging but also incorporating some well stocked borders and box trees, providing large easily maintained al fresco dining and entertaining areas. A driveway providing parking and access to the stone built detached garage. To the far side of the garage there is a delightful kitchen garden with gravel footpaths leading around raised timber beds providing herb and vegetable growing areas, and bounded by dry stone walls.


A detached garage for one vehicle but of good proportions and with a pair of timber barn style doors for access. Sympathetically built by the current owners, a real bonus to the property and providing covered parking for one large vehicle and with good storage over the roof joists. Having power sockets, lighting and an outside tap which is handy for washing cars as well as watering the adjacent kitchen garden.


Mains drainage, water and electricity and with oil fired central heating. Council tax in band B.

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