The Old Vicarage , Lothersdale

Asking Price of £795,000
For Sale
6 BedroomsDetached House
  • Spacious & Homely Former Vicarage
  • Large Rooms & Plenty of Them!
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Farmhouse Kitchen, Utility, Pantry & Cellars
  • Four/Five Bedrooms on the First Floor
  • Double Bedroom on the Second Floor
  • Two Bath/Shower Rooms
  • EPC Rating E
  • Stunning Organic Half Acre Gardens with Outbuildings & Garage
  • Fabulous Long Range Views across the Valley

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AN EXCEPTIONALLY SPACIOUS AND COMFORTABLE FIVE/SIX BEDROOMED DETACHED HOUSE IN THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND INTERESTING HALF ACRE ORGANIC GARDENS WITH MAGNIFICENT FAR-REACHING VIEWS ACROSS THE VALLEY.

  • Spacious & Homely Former Vicarage
  • Large Rooms & Plenty of Them!
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Farmhouse Kitchen, Utility, Pantry & Cellars
  • Four/Five Bedrooms on the First Floor
  • Double Bedroom on the Second Floor
  • Two Bath/Shower Rooms
  • EPC Rating E
  • Stunning Organic Half Acre Gardens with Outbuildings & Garage
  • Fabulous Long Range Views across the Valley

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. 

Reportedly visited by Charlotte Bronte who was a governess nearby, The Old Vicarage is a beautiful building within Lothersdale conservation area and was constructed in 1840, and whilst it offers the size you would expect from a vicarage, it has none of the austerity either in appearance or atmosphere - in fact, from first entering, the house exudes a lovely feeling of warmth and welcome. It is a spacious home with sizeable rooms, all of which have wonderful views either across the valley to the south, or over open fields. The house enjoys a slightly elevated position within its grounds of 0.549 acres which have been organically gardened for the last 24 years to produce a true wildlife garden paradise. 

The house has an abundance of character features including ornate covings, window shutters, stone-flagged floors and original stripped pine internal doors, and has an oil-fired central heating system and softwood double glazed windows. The accommodation is planned on three floors, and is described below using approximate room sizes:- 

GROUND FLOOR  

ENTRANCE PORCH Stone-flagged flooring. Cloaks rail. 

RECEPTION HALL Open spindled return staircase to first floor. Ornate ceiling coving.  

DINING ROOM/STUDY 15' x 10' 09" (4.57m x 3.28m) Windows to two sides. Radiator. Fitted full-height bookshelving on two walls. Small Victorian cast-iron range fire. 

LIVING ROOM 14' 10" x 14' 05" (4.52m x 4.39m) Multi-fuel cast iron stove in ornate Adam-style fire surround with deep marble hearth, and arched recesses on either side of the chimney breast. Recessed shelved cupboard. Picture rail and ornate ceiling coving. South-facing window with stripped pine shutters, overlooking the garden and with extensive long distance views. Radiator.  

SITTING ROOM 18' 03" x 14' 10" (5.56m x 4.52m) Open fire in pine surround with marble hearth. Windows to two sides with window shutters. Ornate ceiling rose. Coving and picture rail. Two radiators. 

FARMHOUSE KITCHEN 15' 09" x 14' 11" (4.8m x 4.55m) Range of medium oak-effect base units with cream-coloured oak-edged worktops incorporating stainless steel double sink unit. Oil-fired white Aga (also providing domestic hot water) with twin hobs and two ovens. Impressive ceiling creel on pulley system above the Aga. Stone-flagged flooring. Door to Cellars. 

REAR HALL Cloaks rail and high shelving.  

PANTRY 6' 04" x 4' 02" (1.93m x 1.27m) Fitted shelving. 

UTILITY ROOM 7' 07" x 7' 04" (2.31m x 2.24m) plus entrance area. Fitted cupboards and worktops with stainless steel single sink unit. Plumbing for automatic washing machine. Grant oil-fired boiler. Fitted shelving. Stone-flagged flooring.  

CLOAKROOM Two piece white suite comprising low suite w.c. and hand basin on vanity unit. Radiator. Corner shelving.  

REAR ENTRANCE PORCH Stone-flagged flooring. Cloaks rail. Door to rear gardens. 

CELLARS Two CELLAR ROOMS measuring 15' x 8'5" and 14' x 8'10" with stone flooring, original stone table block, fitted shelving, recesses, and head height of 6'0". Lighting and power supplies. 

FIRST FLOOR  

HALF LANDING Stairs up to:-  

SHOWER ROOM Three piece white suite comprising; large shower; low suite w.c; corner hand basin; shaver point. Radiator.  

LANDING Partly arched ceiling. Open spindle return staircase to second floor. Radiator. 

BEDROOM ONE 15' 02" x 14' 10" (4.62m x 4.52m) Period cast-iron fireplace in painted stone and timber and timber Adam-style surround. Windows to two sides, each with magnificent far-reaching views. Recessed hanging space. Radiator. Four wall light points.  

BEDROOM TWO 15' 03" x 14' 08" (4.65m x 4.47m) Period cast-iron fireplace in painted stone and timber and timber Adam-style surround. Recessed wardrobe. Pedestal hand basin. Fabulous views to the south. Radiator. Three wall light points.  

BEDROOM THREE 15' 02" x 11' 09" (4.62m x 3.58m) Period cast-iron fireplace with tiled insets and painted surround. Recessed shelving. Radiator. Two wall light points. Door to:- 

PLAYROOM/BEDROOM FOUR 13' 04" x 9' 01" (4.06m x 2.77m) plus limited headroom. Exposed beams. Radiator. Access to roof space. 

BEDROOM FIVE 11' 02" x 10' 08" (3.4m x 3.25m) (Currently used as a Study). Period fireplace. Window to the rear, looking across the kitchen gardens to the fields and moorland beyond. Recessed shelving. Wall light points. Radiator.  

BATHROOM 10' 10" x 7' 11" (3.3m x 2.41m) Three piece white suite comprising; panelled bath; low suite w.c; pedestal hand basin. Large airing cupboard with hot water cylinder and electric immersion heater. Radiator. 

SECOND FLOOR Open spindled staircase to:- 

LANDING  

BOX ROOM ONE 15' 02" x 4' 10" (4.62m x 1.47m) Fitted shelving. Access into eaves.  

BOX ROOM TWO 7' 05" x 5' 05" (2.26m x 1.65m) Fitted shelving. Access into the eaves.  

BEDROOM SIX 14' 11" x 14' 06" (4.55m x 4.42m) Gable end window to the west with window seat, looking across the gardens to the Church yard. Period cast iron fireplace and hearth. Full head height. Access into eaves on either side. 

OUTSIDE The Old Vicarage is approached by timber gates and a tarmac driveway leading to the GARAGE measuring 15'11" x 14'2" with double doors, electric/light supplies and the water treatment plant.

The gardens are a delight, extending all around the house and totalling 0.549 acres. Managed 100% organically over the last 24 years providing a pollinators paradise, they also offer a real blend of art and science. The front south facing gardens afford long distance views to Cowling Pinnacles, with paved patio and a level lawn with gravelled and bark-laid pathways. There are several wildlife ponds throughout the gardens, the lower of which is fed by a self-circulating cascade (Flowform - Seven Fold) - a series of 7 sculptured granite vessels allowing water to flow freely in a natural rhythmical movement creating different sounds at different levels. This truly calming and lovely piece of art was designed by Ebb and Flow of Nailsworth, Gloucestershire.

Throughout the gardens there is an abundance of mature planting with colourful flower beds, fernery, stumpery, shrubbery, and pergolas. In the kitchen garden to the rear of the house, there are 12 raised vegetable beds, soft fruit areas, orchard, 2 greenhouses (1 glass and 1 polythene tunnel), extensive composting area, potting shed, and tool shed. Views extend across the fields and to the moors beyond. 

SERVICES Mains electricity and drainage are installed. Water is from a private borehole. Central heating is provided by an oil-fired radiator system. 

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 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, go straight across and as the road drops down towards the village, The Old Vicarage will be found just before the Church on the right-hand side. Please note that a For Sale sign is not erected.