Birbeck Cottage Rockville Drive, Embsay

Asking Price of £595,000
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4 BedroomsSemi-Detached House
  • Fabulous Village Home
  • Versatile & Beautifully Presented Accommodation
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Fully Fitted Contemporary Kitchen with Appliances
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Three Bathrooms
  • Generous Gardens & Large Garage
  • EPC Rating xxx
  • Popular Village 1.5 miles from Skipton
  • Long Distance Views Across Adjoining Farmland

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NOT MANY PEOPLE EVEN KNOW THIS HOUSE IS HERE.....! AN AMAZINGLY UNUSUAL, SPACIOUS AND BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED FOUR BEDROOMED THREE BATHROOMED HOME WITH LARGE GARDENS, GARAGING AND GREAT VIEWS ACROSS ADJOINING OPEN COUNTRYSIDE. Tucked away on the edge of the village and offering much more than first meets the eye, Birbeck Cottage is far less modest than its name suggests. Sympathetically extended and incorporating the conversion of a historic barn, the property offers very smart and versatile accommodation which will suit a wide range of buyers. If you are seeking a well-located home with a difference, Birbeck Cottage could be the one for you.

  • Fabulous Village Home
  • Versatile & Beautifully Presented Accommodation
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Fully Fitted Contemporary Kitchen with Appliances
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Three Bathrooms
  • Generous Gardens & Large Garage
  • EPC Rating xxx
  • Popular Village 1.5 miles from Skipton
  • Long Distance Views Across Adjoining Farmland

As a place to live, Embsay is a particularly popular village. As well as a local everyday store, there is a respected primary school, church, two public houses, hairdresser and a modern village hall where the strong local community organises a wide range of activities. Embsay is situated 1.5 miles north-east of the historic market town of Skipton with its wide range of shopping, educational and recreational amenities, and the village butts into wonderful Yorkshire Dales National Park countryside, including Embsay Reservoir and the spectacular Black Park above Eastby where there are beautiful walks across the bracken and heather moorland. 

Don't be misled by the name! - Birbeck Cottage is a much more substantial home than its title suggests and offers thoughtfully and interestingly designed accommodation which will adapt to individual buyers' requirements. Parts of the former historic barn have been cleverly incorporated into the living space and the well-used phrase of "Internal Inspection Strongly Recommended" has never been more apt than with this lovely spacious home. Heated by a gas-fired radiator and underfloor system (with some electric underfloor heating in addition) and fully double glazed, this is a property which is ready to move straight into and briefly comprises:- 

GROUND FLOOR  

UTILITY/BOOT ROOM 9' x 8' 04" (2.74m x 2.54m) Door to outside. Full-height fitted cupboards with twisted pewter handles and pull-out basket drawers. Belfast sink and oak worktop. Plumbing for automatic washing machine and space for dryer. Engineered oak flooring.  

RECEPTION HALL 9' 05" x 8' 10" (2.87m x 2.69m) Downlighting, Access to single storey roof space. Radiator. 

SITTING ROOM 15' 05" x 14' 06" (4.7m x 4.42m) Multi-fuel cast-iron stove in impressive stone surround on raised stone hearth. Ornate ceiling coving. Recessed display niche. Radiator in fretwork cover. Doors to outside and to access the second staircase. Double ¾ glazed doors to:- 

LIVING/SUN ROOM 15' 02" x 10' 07" (4.62m x 3.23m) A lovely room, built with windows to three sides to take full advantage of the fabulous westerly views across the neighbouring open farmland. Recessed display shelving. Radiator. 

DINING ROOM 17' x 11' 04" (5.18m x 3.45m) Full-width range of picture windows. Stone-flagged flooring with underfloor heating. Exposed ceiling beams and miniature downlighting. Original stone doorway and doors leading to the former historic barn. Staircase to first floor. Two wall light points.  

BREAKFAST KITCHEN 16' x 13' 03" (4.88m x 4.04m) Excellent range of Howdens wall and base units in high gloss stone-colour, featuring curved edges, brushed chrome square handles, feature dresser/display unit, granite worktops and central island with cupboards, drawers and seating. Integrated appliances comprise:- Lamona double electric oven/grill; Lamona five-ring gas hob with extractor hood; refrigerator; freezer; split level dishwasher. Two stainless steel sunken bowl sinks. Stone-flagged flooring with underfloor heating. Shelved understairs larder/storage cupboard. Door to outside and door to garage.  

INNER HALL With ceramic tiled flooring.  

CLOAKROOM Two piece contemporary white suite comprising low suite w.c. rectangular hand basin. Fully-tiled walls and floor. Downlighting. Glass shelving. Extractor fan.  

BATHROOM A fabulous bathroom featuring wide air bath; fixed head shower cubicle with glass doors; twin square hand basins on granite vanity unit with fitted cupboards and drawers beneath; low suite w.c. Fully-tiled walls and flooring. Downlighting. Extractor fan. Glass shelving. Heated towel rail. Full-length mirror. Circular chrome-handled staircase leading up to the Master Bedroom.
N.B. The Inner Hall, Cloakroom and Bathroom have independent underfloor electric heating.  

UPPER GROUND FLOOR  

LANDING Door to rear garden.  

MASTER BEDROOM 15' 08" x 12' (4.78m x 3.66m) Engineered oak flooring. Rafters exposed to the ridge. Full-length picture window overlooking the rear deck and garden. Spiral staircase to ground floor bathroom. Tall-pipe radiator. 

BEDROOM TWO 16' 05" x 11' 08" (5m x 3.56m) average. Access to insulated and part-boarded roof space. Windows to front and rear with great views over the garden, fields and village. Two radiators.  

BEDROOM THREE 12' 10" x 10' 07" (3.91m x 3.23m) Radiator. 

HOUSE BATHROOM Three piece contemporary white suite comprising; bath with overhead fixed head shower and glass shower screen; circular hand basin; low suite w.c. Heated towel rail. Oak flooring. Downlighting. Extractor fan. Eternity mirror.  

FIRST FLOOR (Accessed from the second staircase):- 

LANDING  

BEDROOM FOUR 14' 06" x 12' 08" (4.42m x 3.86m) plus fitted wardrobes and overhead cupboards. Fabulous open views from two windows across adjoining fields and south across the village rooftops. Radiator. Access via retractable ladder to: 

ATTIC ROOM 11' x 10' (3.35m x 3.05m) plus limited headroom. With gable window and roof window - a great space for hobbies or as a home office.  

SHOWER ROOM (Accessed from Bedroom 4). With three piece white suite comprising; shower cubicle; pedestal hand basin; low suite w.c. Radiator. Extractor fan.  

OUTSIDE The property is approached by a private access driveway which also serves the adjacent property and leads to Birbeck Cottage's block paved parking/turning area and LARGE SINGLE GARAGE measuring 16'9" x 14'10" (average) with double timber doors, gas Remeha combination boiler, radiator and plumbing for automatic washing machine. There is a level lawn to the front with shrubbery beds and steps to the side of the garage leading to the rear gardens which feature a timber decked patio (also accessed from the landing door), two connecting lawns, rockery, raised beds, timber shed and summer house. The gardens adjoin open fields and give a lovely entertaining area, particularly taking advantage of the afternoon and evening sunshine. 

SERVICES Mains electricity, water, drainage and gas are installed. The property is heated by a gas-fired radiator and underfloor system. The ground floor bathroom and cloakroom area has independent electric underfloor heating. 

PLEASE NOTE The extent of the property and its boundaries are subject to verification by inspection of the title deeds. The measurements in these particulars are approximate and have been provided for guidance purposes only. The fixtures, fittings and appliances have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. The internal photographs used in these particulars are reproduced for general information and it cannot be inferred that any item is included in the sale.  

MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS Money Laundering Regulations (Introduced June 2017). To enable us to comply with the expanded Money Laundering Regulations we are required to obtain identification from prospective buyers once a price and terms have been agreed on a purchase. Buyers are asked to please assist with this so that there is no delay in agreeing a sale.  

COUNCIL TAX This property is in Council Tax Band E. For further details please visit the Craven District Council website. 

VIEWING ARRANGEMENTS We would be pleased to arrange a viewing for you. Please contact Dale Eddison's Skipton office. Our opening hours are:-
Monday to Friday: 9.00am - 5.30pm
Saturday: 9.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday: 11.00am - 3.00pm  

DIRECTIONS On entering Embsay from Skipton, take the second turning on the left onto Brackenley Lane, and then the first turning on the right onto Rockville Drive. Follow to the top of Rockville Drive and at the T- junction, go straight ahead onto a private driveway and immediately bear left. Follow the drive around and Birbeck Cottage is at the very top of the driveway. Please note that a For Sale sign is not erected.