Craigvar, Peel Green, Hellifield, Skipton BD23


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  • Bedrooms: 3
Original built as a shooting lodge and divided into 2 properties in 1937. Craigvar is located to the west of Hellifield village on the Gisburn Road and occupies a site close to the old village green. The village provides shops, post office, primary school, churches and in Long Preston traditional public houses. The railway station includes services connecting to Leeds and other locations including the famous Settle to Carlisle route. There are motorway connections at Colne and Preston and many West Yorkshire and East Lancashire business centres are within reasonable commuting distance as well as the Lake District. Hellifield borders the Yorkshire Dales National Park providing scenic walks through protected countryside with impressive landscape features.

Craigvar was built in 1848 by William Wilkinson, a local gentleman from Slaidburn who endowed the church at Stocks in Bowland where memorials exist to him to this day. In 1932 a local entrepreneur by the name of Septimus Ray divided the house into four parts as it is today. Craigvar provides extremely spacious accommodation as outlined below and includes a gas fired heating system. Many original features such as an impressive central staircase, ornate cornice and door surrounds exist. The house is Grade II listed has been sympathetically restored and is surrounded by large attractive gardens to the front side and rear of the house, a large driveway, two double garages and single garage, stable block and further outbuildings.

In brief:-

An entrance vestibule leads into a wide dining-reception hall via a pair of stained glass doors and with original return staircase rising to the first floor landing, having attractive arched Georgian window to the half landing. The living room is of excellent proportions and being square shaped in layout, easily accommodates large items of furniture. Two full height Georgian windows with original shutters offer stunning views, and with original open fireplace and period-style wall-coverings

The Living-dining-kitchen, again square shaped in layout is well proportioned features a gas fired aga. An excellent range of in-frame Shaker style units provide good storage and ak worktops incorporate a double Belfast sink, set below a panoramic window onto the rear gardens. French window open onto the driveway and main gardens, ideal on a warm day, and there is ample space for a large table and chairs. Off from the kitchen, stairs lead down to a stone flagged cellar split into three rooms providing great storage space as well as room for fridges, freezers, wines and logs for the fire. To the rear of the property, a utility hall with tiled floor (ideal for pets) has a range of Shaker style units and space for a washing machine and fridge/freezer, and with a sliding door giving access to ground floor WC.

The original wide staircase rises to a spacious first floor landing currently used as home office space, and leads to two very well proportioned double bedrooms and a third large single or smaller three-quarter bedroom, all having magnificent views across stunning countryside. The bathroom incorporates a bath with thermostatic shower unit over, bidet, WC, washbasin and with attractive views onto farmland. The Master bedroom is exceptionally large and has stunning views from two Georgian windows, and also features an excellent range of fitted wardrobes with cupboards above, across the full length of one wall.

Outside, a large single detached garage at the rear of the property has planning to convert into a very smart looking garden house across 2 floors. Further down the very generous sized gardens, a large timber constructed double garage is in good order, and a purpose built alpine-style BBQ hut features a centre BBQ pit with seating to the perimeter, providing a fabulous place to have family meals and entertain.There is a stable block with 2 loose boxes and a dog pound / kennel, mature trees and shrubs, and a large area of lawn.

To the front of the property, further lawns, well stocked borders and a turning head lead through gates and across the green. A stunning looking property in a superb location, with fantastic views and walks on the doorstep. A ten minute stroll to the train station and shops.

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