Brigstone House , Lothersdale

Asking Price of £575,000
For Sale
4 BedroomsDetached House
  • Detached Grade II Listed Stone House
  • 1794 Datestone
  • Third Acre Gardens
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Farmhouse Kitchen
  • Three Bedrooms in Main House
  • Adjoining One Bedroomed Annexe
  • EPC Rating F
  • Large Garage & Additional Parking
  • Many Character Features

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DATING BACK TO 1794, THIS IS A DETACHED GRADE II LISTED THREE/FOUR BEDROOMED STONE HOUSE OF CHARACTER WITH ADJOINING ANNEXE/COTTAGE, STANDING IN SIZEABLE GARDENS OF OVER A THIRD OF AN ACRE, AND BACKING DIRECTLY ONTO OPEN FIELDS, WITH LARGE SINGLE GARAGE AND ADDITIONAL PARKING. Ideal for anyone wanting a holiday cottage income, or space for a dependant relative with a connecting door, Brigstone House offers characterful accommodation with an interesting history, large rooms and lovely big gardens of just over a third of an acre, which directly back onto open fields.

  • Detached Grade II Listed Stone House
  • 1794 Datestone
  • Third Acre Gardens
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Farmhouse Kitchen
  • Three Bedrooms in Main House
  • Adjoining One Bedroomed Annexe
  • EPC Rating F
  • Large Garage & Additional Parking
  • Many Character Features

Within Lothersdale Village, there is a church, well-regarded primary school, public house and a village hall offering a range of community activities. The village of Crosshills is just 2.5 miles away, with a wider range of shops, sporting/recreational activities, health centre and a well-renowned secondary school, with Airedale General Hospital just a couple of miles further down the road. The towns of Skipton, Keighley and Colne are approximately 15 minutes drive away. For the commuter, the business centres of East Lancashire, Manchester and West Yorkshire are within comfortable daily travelling distance and Cononley Station is also just 2 miles away, giving regular services through to Bradford, Leeds and London Kings Cross. For the outdoor enthusiast, the Pennine Way runs through Lothersdale Village and the wonderful scenery of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Lancashire Forest of Bowland are but a few miles away. 

Set on the outskirts of the village, Brigstone House was built in 1794 by an important Lothersdale Quaker called Joseph Brown. It then consisted of just two rooms, one up and one down, and was on the site of his grandmother's cottage. Joseph was known as the Martyr of Lothersdale - he was imprisoned in York Gaol along with seven other Quakers because he defied the vicar of Carleton and refused to pay his tithes. Even in those days, this caused a national scandal and the men were released early! Since then, the house has been extended and the barn alongside was converted around 15 years ago to become a one bedroomed annexe cottage with an adjoining door.
 

The property has double glazed windows and Economy 7 night storage heating and is well-presented, with the rooms described in brief below using approximate room sizes:- 

GROUND FLOOR  

STUDY/SNUG 17' 03" x 7' 05" (5.26m x 2.26m) Cast-iron feature stove in painted slate recess on stone hearth. Door to front. Storage cupboard with fuse box. Night storage heater.  

SITTING ROOM 17' 11" x 11' 11" (5.46m x 3.63m) Open fire in curved cast-iron surround in Adam-style pine fireplace with slate hearth. Exposed beams. Windows to front and rear with pine window seat and stone mullion to the front. Two wall light points. Night storage heater.  

FARMHOUSE KITCHEN 18' x 14' 05" (5.49m x 4.39m) Recently re-fitted with beech-effect wall and base units with cream-coloured worktops incorporating composite style sink and drainer. Radiator. Electric (Economy 7) twin-hob Aga with two ovens. Canopied extractor hood. Plumbing for dishwasher and space for fridge. Exposed ceiling beams. Open spindle staircase to first floor. Night storage heater. Mullioned windows.  

REAR HALL Large storage cupboards with louvred doors. Doors to front and rear. Beamed ceiling. Night storage heater.  

FAMILY/LIVING ROOM 21' 9" x 9' 8" (6.63m x 2.95m) Windows to three sides. Beamed ceiling. Night storage heater. 

CLOAKROOM Two piece white suite comprising low suite w.c. and hand basin on light oak cupboard. Storage cupboard. Access to single storey roof space. Night storage heater.  

FIRST FLOOR  

LANDING Open spindle balustrade. Access to boarded and insulated roof space.  

BEDROOM ONE 15' 06" x 11' 09" (4.72m x 3.58m) Range of fitted wardrobes with overhead cupboards. Windows to front with painted mullions. Night storage heater.  

BEDROOM TWO 14' 08" x 12' 05" (4.47m x 3.78m) Period fireplace. Mullioned window with window seat. Night storage heater.  

BEDROOM THREE 17' 03" x 7' 07" (5.26m x 2.31m) Windows to front and rear. Access to roof space. Night storage heater. Door to adjoining cottage/annexe,  

BATHROOM Three piece white suite comprising; wide enamel bath with overhead shower; pedestal hand basin; low suite w.c. Airing cupboard with hot water cylinder and electric immersion heater. Night storage heater.  

THE COTTAGE The cottage links to the main house by a connecting door on the first floor, so can be used either separately or as part of the main accommodation.  

GROUND FLOOR  

SITTING AREA 9' 06" x 8' 11" (2.9m x 2.72m) Barn door entrance to front. Minstrels gallery. Night storage heater. Open to:-  

KITCHEN 9' 08" x 8' 09" (2.95m x 2.67m) Fitted medium-oak wall and base units with patterned worktops and single sink unit. Electric cooker point. Understairs storage cupboard with fuse box. Open to:-  

REAR HALL Staircase to first floor. Rear door.  

SHOWER ROOM Three piece white suite comprising; corner shower cubicle; pedestal hand basin; low suite w.c. Shaver point. Extractor fan. Night storage heater. 

FIRST FLOOR  

DOUBLE BEDROOM FOUR 13' 05" x 9' 09" (4.09m x 2.97m) plus open void area of minstrels gallery over the sitting area and plus fitted cupboards. Pine boarded ceiling with ceiling fan and two loft windows, as well as gable end window. Night storage heater. Connecting door to bedroom three. Two wall light points.  

OUTSIDE Brigstone House stands in lovely rolling gardens, with a lawn/croft and an abundance of wild flower beds and rockeries, with a small stream which is dry in summer. In all, the grounds extend to 0.367 acres or thereabouts, backing onto open farmland and also including a gravelled foregarden ('Ginny's Yard'), stone patio and pathways. To the side is the large SINGLE GARAGE measuring 17'11" x 12'3" with up-and-over door and light point, in front of which is a splayed gravelled parking area and 5-bar timber gate to the croft garden at the side. Across the road, the property also owns the netted former vegetable area with parking alongside. 

SERVICES Mains electricity is installed. Water is from a spring supply with supplies two other properties and has a resin and UV filtration system. Drainage is to a septic tank (situated by the parking area over the road) which is emptied at an approximate cost of £40 once a year. 

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.  

COUNCIL TAX This property is in Council Tax Band G. 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 ROUTE 1: Proceed into Carleton village from the direction of Skipton and take the first left-hand turning onto Park Lane Terrace. At the T-junction, turn left and them immediately right onto White Hills Lane, and after circa half a mile Brigstone House will be found on the right, identified by our For Sale board.
ROUTE 2: From Skipton, proceed towards the village of Carleton, but half a mile before Carleton bear left onto Pale Lane, following the signs for Lothersdale, and then after around a mile bear right. At the crossroads, turn right and after a mile turn left onto White Hills Lane, and after circa half mile Brigstone House will be found on the right, identified by our For Sale board.