Merlinwood, Thornton In Craven, Skipton BD23

£1,350,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 7
As the name suggest, this property is a magical place to live and without doubt one of the finest examples of 19 Century architecture and build quality. Offering circa 10,500 . Of superbly appointed and maintained living space. Set in substantial and secluded grounds extending to circa 4 acres, on the edge of this West Craven village and with an easy commute to the business centres of Manchester and Leeds. An imposing residence constructed in stone with a stone slate roof, and featuring spacious reception and bedrooms featuring sash and semi-circular windows, period fireplaces and superb ornate plaster work.

There is great potential to achieve planning permission for a detached house and garage, with separate access, without really affecting the main gardens and house. This would be in a part of the grounds that is not currently used or maintained as such. This is of course subject to planning permission and there will be a claw-back-clause in the sale at cira 35% of any uplift in value.

The impressive staircase rises out of the grand reception hall to a large landing with full height window and with 6 of the 7 bedrooms leading off. The living accommodation is set over 3 floors and with a huge cellar proving 4 fully plastered rooms, perhaps ideal as office space, games rooms and a cinema room. In addition to the main house, there is a completely renovated annex which is linked at first floor level, and provides luxurious additional accommodation for a relative or perhaps as a holiday cottage. The owners have carried out a major upgrade to the property and more recently have refurbished 3 bathrooms, installed a new kitchen, many windows are now high quality double glazed sash units, a new heating system and 75% of the property has been re-wired. All of the windows at the property offer a pleasant outlook over the grounds, and in particular the main bedrooms have superb long distance views. The spacious and elegant drawing room boasts a period fireplace and semi-circular bay window, the dining room has ample space for a 12 person suite and with views onto the gardens and tennis court, and links to the newly installed breakfast-kitchen. Further rooms include a sitting room, snug, utility and 2 cloakrooms.

To the first floor there are 6 bedrooms in the main house including a spacious master bedroom with fitted furniture and a refurbished, luxurious en-suite bathroom. The guest suite is also of excellent proportions and is en-suite, with 4 further double bedrooms and a refurbished house shower room. A second staircase leads down to the rear hall, and a door opens into the annex. Here we find a 7th. Double bedroom with walk-in wardrobe / dressing room and a Jack n Gill shower room. A large sitting room enjoys a lovely aspect onto the gardens. Downstairs features a large high quality breakfast-kitchen and dining / sun-room looking onto the gardens and driveway.

The attic space to the main house is certainly worth mentioning in these brief notes with timber panelling throughout and currently providing excellent storage, and having potential for a home office or studio.

Outside there is a double and a triple garage, ample further parking and a sweeping driveway down to the main road. Also a large stone potting shed / workshop (perhaps another Holiday Let opportunity here). The house is surrounded by delightful mature gardens laid mainly to lawn and includes a tennis court, walled garden area, small copse and a paddock suitable for a small pony or smaller livestock. In all, circa 4 acres.

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