The Old Vicarage , Kildwick

Asking Price of £1,150,000
6 Bedrooms2 BathroomsDetached House
  • 17th century Georgian country house
  • Six bedrooms
  • Three reception rooms
  • Family kitchen with back kitchen and utility
  • Two bathrooms
  • Garage, outbuildings and stables
  • Beautiful gardens with garden Loggia
  • EPC rating D
  • Land with development opportunity (subject to planning consents)
  • Uplift clause will apply

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This beautiful principally Georgian country house of great presence and character in an elevated south facing position provides wonderful family living. Comprising six bedrooms, three reception room set in just under two acres of land with private mature gardens, Victorian walled garden, stables and outbuildings. *** No forward chain***

  • 17th century Georgian country house
  • Six bedrooms
  • Three reception rooms
  • Family kitchen with back kitchen and utility
  • Two bathrooms
  • Garage, outbuildings and stables
  • Beautiful gardens with garden Loggia
  • EPC rating D
  • Land with development opportunity (subject to planning consents)
  • Uplift clause will apply

The Old Vicarage is substantially constructed in local stone beneath a Yorkshire stone slate roof with a well-documented history. Carved into a stone block in the courtyard above the back door is an inscription recording the restoration of the original house in 1667 after damage during the Civil War. The principle part of the house was built in 1789 as the Vicarage for St Andrews Church. Between the main house and the lane; the original stables, old Coach House and garage building completed in the mid 19th century stand. The land surrounds the house giving a high degree of privacy. To the East and South are the fruit orchard and old Victorian Walled Garden, to the South is a substantial paddock and the terraced house gardens wrap round the house on the south and west side. The interior of the property is charming with many period features, high ceilings and including original coving. The principle reception rooms and bedrooms are all south facing with fabulous views and draw in light and warmth. This stunning family home has a lovely Drawing Room, Sitting Room, Dining Room as well as a super family kitchen with gas fired Aga. It has a further secondary kitchen, walk in larder and utility/boot room with direct access to the wonderful south facing Garden terrace and Loggia. The main rooms and bedrooms are all fabulous sizes with beautiful windows and views.


The Old Vicarage stands above historic Kildwick village which is nestled into the North side of the Aire Valley above a pretty stretch of the Leeds-Liverpool canal, 5 miles from the important market town of Skipton and 8 miles from Ilkley and close to the boundary of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, which is ideal for walking and outdoor pursuits. It benefits from easy access and road and rail commuting to Leeds and with the nearest station less than 2 miles away. There is a daily direct rail service from Skipton to London and both Leeds/Bradford and Manchester airports are within easy striking distance. Kildwick has a well-regarded primary school and a local pub. Over the River Aire less than a mile away Cross Hills has a full range of local amenities including shops, restaurants, tennis club, health centre and South Craven secondary School. The major Airedale General Hospital is located down the valley three miles away. Skipton has highly regarded secondary schools.

This wonderfully grand property with high ceilings, original coving and high skirtings really does charm its way into your heart. With gas fired central heating, new double glazed sash windows to the west and back and original sash windows to the sheltered rear of the property. Described in brief below using approximate room sizes :-  


ENTRANCE HALL A grand entrance in to this magnificent home filled with typical Georgian charm and featuring arched doorways and ceiling rose. Impressive sweeping spindle staircase to the first floor, the hallway leads to the reception rooms and the cellar. Oak block flooring and radiator.  

DRAWING ROOM 19' 06" x 14' 09" (5.94m x 4.5m) A generous size reception room with oak block flooring, large feature windows and door to the front terrace. Period open fireplace with tiled hearth and marble surround. Two wall light points and two radiators.  

SITTING ROOM 17' 10" x 15' 05" (5.44m x 4.7m) Large sitting room with feature windows and door to the front terrace. Charnwood wood burning stove on a stone hearth with bespoke oak carved surround. Ceiling rose and radiator.  

DINING ROOM 19' 07" x 15' 02" (5.97m x 4.62m) A time honoured dining room steeped in character with Jotul wood burning stove, stone hearth and surround. Oak block flooring, two sash windows overlooking the courtyard and two sash windows to the rear. Built in china cupboard, ceiling rose and radiator.  

CLOAKROOM The cloakroom provides ample storage space with a large built in cupboard. Hanging space for coats, tiled floor and radiator.
Door to the WC comprising of: low level WC and hand basin. Tiled splashback and sash window to the side.  

FAMILY KITCHEN 15' 04" x 14' 03" (4.67m x 4.34m) In keeping with the charm of the home is the traditional style family kitchen with blue gas fired Aga with stone surround. Sage green wooden wall and base units with wooden work surfaces and tiled splashback. Wooden block flooring, 1.5 bowl sink, integrated fridge and dishwasher. Two sash windows to the side. Access down to the wine cellar with original stone slabs.  

BACK KITCHEN 15' 00" x 7' 02" (4.57m x 2.18m) The back kitchen is a fantastic addition to the main kitchen and provides the extra space to cater for large family dinners. Following on from the kitchen with the sage green wooden wall and base units. Four ring gas hob with extractor fan and electric double oven. Tiled flooring and the Back Door to the courtyard.  

LARDER A fabulous size walk in larder with cold stone slabs. Space for two fridges and window to the side.  

UTILITY ROOM 10' 09" x 9' 07" (3.28m x 2.92m) The utility provides space for a washing machine and tumble dryer. Double ceramic Belfast sinks and two recently installed Ideal combination boilers. Original stone steps leading to the terrace and garden Loggia.  


CELLAR Accessed from the entrance hall is an impressive vaulted cellar.  


LANDING From the ground floor the spindle wide turn staircase leads to the first floor with a full height original arch window to allow for plenty of natural light. The landing has impressive arched walkways, two storage cupboards, radiator and access to the roof space.  

BEDROOM THREE 15' 00" x 14' 11" (4.57m x 4.55m) A generous size double bedroom with two sash windows overlooking the stables. Built in shelving and two radiators.  

BEDROOM TWO 17' 06" x 14' 09" (5.33m x 4.5m)max A substantial double bedroom with large built in storage cupboards. Large window to the front providing lovely long distance views taking in Leeds Liverpool Canal and Aire river. Two radiators.  

BEDROOM FIVE 14' 11" x 7' 09" (4.55m x 2.36m) Window to the front to providing long distance views. Radiator.  

MASTER BEDROOM 18' 01" x 15' 00" (5.51m x 4.57m) A sizeable master suite with picture window to the front to soak in the long distance views. Built in cupboard and two radiators.  

EN SUITE 11' 06" x 7' 10" (3.51m x 2.39m) A fabulous Art Deco style Jack and Jill bathroom with three piece suite comprising: large bath, hand basin, WC. Sash window to the side with built in cupboard.  

BEDROOM SIX/STUDY 13' 04" x 10' 09" (4.06m x 3.28m) A versatile room that can be bedroom five and is currently used as home office but could also make a fabulous dressing room connecting to the Master suite en-suite. Great storage and beautiful sash window to the side. Radiator. 

BEDROOM FOUR 16' 04" x 11' 04" (4.98m x 3.45m) Accessed via two steps this good size double bedroom has a large sash window overlooking the Loggia, built in cupboard and hand basin. Radiator.  

HALLWAY The inner hallway is the original part of the property and has a window overlooking the courtyard.  

AIRING CUPBOARD Large walk in airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and providing ample storage space.  

HOUSE BATHROOM Recently refurbished house bathroom with four piece suite comprising: large bath, hand basin, WC and large wet room shower. Two heated towel rails and extractor fans.  


GARDENS The property benefits from beautiful private wrap around, south facing gardens with a large paved sun terrace. Two tiered lawned areas with raised rockeries and planted beds enclosed by a fabulous stone wall and hedged boundaries. A summerhouse with power is a great addition and the views are just incredible.
A pathway to the side of the property leads you to a further private garden with lower level lawned areas. Again established planted borders and hedged boundaries. Sitting above this is the wonderful garden Loggia with an impressive outside fireplace. Designed by the current owners cleverly turned it into an open entertaining area with amazing views.
To the rear of the property is an enclosed paved courtyard with a gate to the driveway parking area and steps to the garages. Within the walls of this courtyard you will find the old original ice hole store. 

PARKING AND OUTBUILDINGS The property benefits from a long driveway to the side of the house and also a driveway to the garage to provide ample parking. There is also an open double garage.
Attached to the garage are two double stables that are used currently for storage and also the original vicarage Coach House.


LAND To the left of the driveway and gardens there is a large orchard currently the home to some friendly hens and fruit trees plus the original pig stye which is now the hen house.
A path then leads to a wonderful walled garden. In part of the land is an old Victorian well. The land offers lovely views.

Both the orchard and walled garden have the great development potential subject to the correct planning consents and to this end an uplift clause will apply to this sale.


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.  

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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:-
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Saturday: 9.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday: 11.00am - 3.00pm

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