Spout House Main Street, Farnhill

Asking Price of £385,000
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3 Bedrooms1 BathroomsDetached House
  • Detached Stone Cottage
  • Reputedly Dates Back to 1650
  • Farmhouse Kitchen with Gas Fired Aga
  • Dining Room
  • Sitting Room with Stove Fire
  • Three Bedrooms
  • Smart Bathroom with 3 piece suite
  • EPC Rating E
  • Lovely South-Facing Cottage Garden
  • Great Views Across Valley & Adjoining Croft to the Moors

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A PICTURE-POSTCARD DETACHED STONE COTTAGE, DATING BACK TO THE MID-17th CENTURY, BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED WITH BAGS OF CHARM AND CHARACTER THROUGHOUT, SET IN COMPLETELY PRIVATE SOUTH-FACING GARDENS WITH GORGEOUS VIEWS BOTH ACROSS THE VALLEY AND OVER THE ADJOING CROFT TO THE BRACKEN MOORS. One of the oldest cottages in the village and reputedly mentioned in the Domesday Book, Spout House is a beautiful 'roses around the door' detached stone cottage, with fabulous timber ship beams, sloping walls and lots of character. Farmhouse Kitchen with Aga; Dining Room; Sitting Room; Three Bedrooms; Bathroom; secluded southerly gardens.

  • Detached Stone Cottage
  • Reputedly Dates Back to 1650
  • Farmhouse Kitchen with Gas Fired Aga
  • Dining Room
  • Sitting Room with Stove Fire
  • Three Bedrooms
  • Smart Bathroom with 3 piece suite
  • EPC Rating E
  • Lovely South-Facing Cottage Garden
  • Great Views Across Valley & Adjoining Croft to the Moors

Farnhill is a popular Aire Valley village situated alongside the Leeds-Liverpool Canal midway between Keighley and Skipton, with its own beautiful moorland and good access to the Yorkshire Dales. Adjoining Farnhill is the small village of Kildwick which has a public house, church and a highly regarded primary school. Just a short distance by car is Cross Hills with local amenities including various shops, restaurants, health centre and secondary school, and Skipton is 5 miles away with a wide range of shops, social and sporting amenities. Farnhill is less than 2 miles from both Cononley and Steeton/Silsden railway stations which provide regular train services to Bradford, Leeds and London Kings Cross.  

Set out of the village, in High Farnhill, Spout House is one of the oldest cottages in the village with the original spout still at the foot of the garden, where drovers would bring their herds in days gone by. The subject of a Moving Stories BBC2 documentary in the late 1980's entitled 'The Stuff that Dreams Are Made Of', this is a truly enchanting cottage which is beautifully presented throughout, and has been sympathetically restored over recent years, benefitting from hardwood double glazed windows, gas-fired central heating and a high standard of décor throughout with substantial beams in all rooms, low doorways and sloping walls. 

With no forward chain and literally ready to move straight into, the accommodation is described in brief below using approximate room sizes:- 

GROUND FLOOR  

OPEN PORCH Low stone bench. Two light points.  

FARMHOUSE KITCHEN 19' 9" x 11' 8" (6.02m x 3.56m) Range of wall/base units, painted in Farrow & Ball 'Mizzle' with black knob handles. Patterned worktops incorporating stainless steel single sink unit. British Racing Green gas-fired Aga with twin hobs and two ovens. Plumbing for automatic washing machine and dish washer. Terracotta tiled floor and matwell. Painted ceiling beams and exposed stonework. Radiator. Low wide front windows with stable door, plus windows to rear and side, all giving a lovely outlook.  

DINING ROOM 13' 6" x 9' 0" (4.11m x 2.74m) Exposed ceiling beams. Karndean flooring. Recessed cloaks cupboard and fitted low bench seating with hinged lid housing gas meters. Radiator. Windows to front and rear with main front entrance door to the Porch. 

SITTING ROOM 14' 8" x 13' 1" (4.47m x 3.99m) Cast-iron multi-fuel stove in impressive stone surround on stone hearth. Exposed ceiling beams and timbers. Open splayed staircase to first floor with storage area beneath. Radiator. Two wall light points. Windows to front and rear. Recessed shelved cupboard. 

FIRST FLOOR  

SPLAYED LANDING Exposed beams and ceiling trusses. Velux roof window and historic 'bottle' window.  

BEDROOM 1, 12' 2" x 11' 10" (3.71m x 3.61m) Exposed beams to the ridge. Stone feature fireplace. Radiator. Windows to three sides. 

BEDROOM 2, 12' 6" x 8' 3" (3.81m x 2.51m) Fitted wardrobes, cupboards, shelves and dresser unit. Exposed beams and timbers. Velux roof window and windows to two sides. Radiator. 

BEDROOM 3, 10' 9" x 8' 10" (3.28m x 2.69m) Fitted wardrobes with overhead cupboards. Exposed ceiling beams and truss. Velux roof window and front window. Radiator. 

BATHROOM Smart modern three piece white suite comprising bath with overhead shower; pedestal hand basin; low suite w.c. Exposed beams and truss. Painted floorboards. Medicine cabinet. Radiator. 

OUTSIDE The gardens are a particularly attractive feature of the property, facing South and completely private, screened behind a high laurel hedge which creates a micro-climate within! There is a lawn with colourful well-stocked beds featuring an array of cottage flowers including poppies, bluebells, daffodils, roses, Dutch Hyacinths, clematis and herbs. A Yorkshire stone terrace runs the full length of the cottage, and there is a bin/storage area screened behind a dry stone wall. There are external water and electric points, and a timber garden shed.  

ESTATE AGENTS ACT 1979 Please note that the vendor of the property is an employee of Dale Eddison Ltd. 

LEGAL COMPLETION Interested parties are asked to please be aware that the vendor will require a minimum of one month between exchange of contracts and legal completion. 

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 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 F. 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 From Skipton proceed on the A629 (Aire Valley By Pass) towards Keighley. Approximately 3 miles from Skipton, at the Cononley Lane End crossroads, bear left (signposted for Farnhill). Proceed over the canal bridge and up the hill, where Spout House is the last cottage on the left before the left-hand turning to Bradley.