INCLUDING HOLIDAY COTTAGE - A BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED 4/5 BEDROOMED GRADE II LISTED FARMHOUSE WITH AN ATTRACTIVE STREAM MEANDERING THROUGH LANDSCAPED GARDENS, AN ADJOINING 2 ACRE PADDOCK AND A SUPERB SELF CONTAINED HOLIDAY COTTAGE
With an English Heritage listed date of 1640 and origins possibly dating back to the mid 1500’s, this remarkable property is steeped in history & character and contains many original features including beamed ceilings, flagged floors, exposed stonework & fine period fireplaces, but is also served by the more modern comforts of sealed unit double glazing and LPG fired central heating with a very high standard of finish throughout.
The spacious family home extends to approximately 2900 square feet, briefly including: a lovely bespoke Living Kitchen with an AgaRange & Utility room, 3 spacious Reception Rooms with either open/multi fuel fires, a Cloakroom and a Study or ground floor 5th Bedroom, having a spacious Hallway with a stunning open return staircase to the first floor which has 4 Bedrooms (one with an En-Suite) and a luxury 4 piece House Bathroom with a freestanding roll edged aluminium bath.
A 2 acre paddock is situated on the south side of extensive grounds including well tended lawned gardens with a delightful meandering stream and a bridge leading to Beckside Cottage; a beautifully converted 1 Bedroomed holiday let with a self contained driveway and a hot tub, currently providing an additional income to the vendors but with the versatility to be used as ancillary living space to the principal house (subject to change of use approval).
Cowling is a popular semi–rural village situated close to the Yorkshire / Lancashire border, known for having a variety of popular walks including those along the Pennine Way and an outstanding Primary School, but also well situated within acceptable commuting distance to the larger business centres of Colne, Manchester, Leeds and Bradford.
The property must be seen to appreciate the opulence of the grounds and the quality of finish within both the house and the holiday cottage, with the accommodation in detail comprising:
TO THE GROUND FLOOR
Stable style door to:
LIVING KITCHEN: 18’10” x 16’6” with hand made bespoke John Lewis of Harrogate wall & base units with granite working surfaces over incorporating a Belfast sink, Pearl Ashes Aga Range with Delph plate rack over, complementary pale blue & cream tiling with matching soft furnishings, porcelain tiled floor with under floor heating, central island unit with fitted Samsung convection oven and Oak worktop, spacious DINING AREA, ceiling downlights, made to measure Roman blinds to the mullioned windows and stone steps down to the dining room.
WALK-IN PANTRY & WINE STORE: with latched doors providing ample storage.
PLANT ROOM: with water filtration system.
UTILITY ROOM: with Baxi wall mounted boiler, plumbing for washing machine & dryer and space for fridge freezer.
DINING ROOM: 14’6” x 18’2” with original stone flooring, deep window recess, beamed ceiling, mullioned windows with cast iron curtain rails, Dunsley cast iron multi fuel fire (with steel plates to prevent heat loss) and ceiling downlights.
INNER HALL: giving access to the sitting room and the:
PORCH: having a stone flagged floor, Delph rack, beamed ceiling, mullioned windows, Tudor arch with bespoke door and skilfully designed wrought iron & steel light fitting.
SITTING ROOM: 18’0” x 17’8” with feature open fireplace with grate, curtain rails, exposed floorboards, latched wooden doors, mullioned windows, 3 wall light points, TV point, original beams and windows on 2 sides.
SNUG: 18’0” x 14’4” with original exposed floorboards, mullioned windows and latched Oak door, beamed ceiling, (origins possibly dating back to the mid 1500’s), coloured glazed leaded window, multi fuel stove on stone hearth and external panelled door.
HALLWAY: 9’7” x 8’7” with Oak flooring, stone mullioned windows, beamed ceiling, bespoke Oak hand made return staircase to the first floor with wooden & stone lintels over 2 windows.
STUDY / BEDROOM 5: 8’2” x 9’0” with vaulted ceiling with Velux roof light & blind, mullioned window with deep recess, store cupboard.
CLOAKROOM: 3’0” x 5’0” with marble tiling, bracket wash hand basin, window recess, low suite w.c and part tiled walls.
TO THE FIRST FLOOR
LANDING: 43’5” x 3’6” with attractive exposed stonework.
MASTER BEDROOM: 13’0” x 18’8” with eaves storage, 3 Velux roof lights with blinds, TV point, side window, exposed beams and wooden latched door.
EN-SUITE: 12’2” x 4’9” with tiled flooring, pedestal wash basin, ceiling spotlights, walk-in shower, low suite w.c, part tiled walls, low suite w.c, shelving, extractor fan and window.
BEDROOM 2: 14’5” x 14’6” with roof void access, 3 built-in cupboards and 2 stone window seats.
BEDROOM 3: 14’7” x 17’8” with mullioned window, stone sill,original Oak beam, recess for wardrobes, ornamental fireplace and roof void access.
BEDROOM 4: 14’6” x 6’10” with roof void access and mullioned window with stone lintel.
BATHROOM: 18’7” x 7’2” with stone mullioned window, marble floor tiles with under floor heating, walk-in shower with marble wall tiles, ceiling downlights, low suite w.c, half dove grey coloured panelled walls, Victorian radiator with heated towel rail, Savoy pedestal wash basin and feature Arabesque of Silsden aluminium freestanding roll edged bath.
TO THE OUTSIDE
Double timber gates give access to a tarmacadamed drive and parking area with mature trees to the roadside enclosed by traditional dry stone boundary walls.
Extensive lawned gardens are set to the south side, divided by a lovely meandering stream and a stone bridge leading to Beckside Cottage. A secondary self contained gated entrance and driveway also lead to the cottage.
Immediately adjacent to the south side is an elevated 2 acre paddock from which far reaching views can be enjoyed.
A thoughtfully converted 1 Bedroomed cottage, currently run as a successful holiday let but also presenting an opportunity for use as ancillary accommodation to the farmhouse, which would be ideal for an extended family, teenagers or elderly relatives (subject to change of use approval).
The beautifully maintained accommodation comprises:
TO THE GROUND FLOOR
Half glazed panelled entrance doors to:
SITTING ROOM: 16’0” x 19’7” with open vaulted ceiling, engineered Oak flooring, exposed beams, Dunsley multi-fuel stove with exposed flu on stone hearth with slate tiled effect interior, 2 TV points, wooden doors with latches, mullioned windows and an open plan layout to:
KITCHEN: 10’0” x 8’10” with cream wall & base units, composite sink unit, deep window sill, 4 ring electric hob, Belling electric oven & extractor fan, ceiling downlights, built-in microwave, attractive feature cream and grey tiling, laminate worktops, integrated Belling dishwasher & New World washing machine and peninsular breakfast bar,
BEDROOM: 17’11” x 9’5” with vaulted ceiling, deep window recess, engineered Oak Flooring, panelled latched wooden doors, ceiling downlights and Victorian style free standing roll edged bath with ball and claw feet.
BATHROOM: 6’10” x 4’7” with white 3 piece suite in white comprising low suite w.c in vanity unit with 2 soft closing drawers, glass wash basin, and attractive mosaic tiled splash back, fitted mirror, towel rail, tiled floor and a large walk-in shower with glass screen in tiled surround.
TO THE OUTSIDE
There is a flagged sitting out area with a South Sea Spa Hot Tub and a retaining stone wall providing a high degree of shelter & privacy with a southerly aspect and lovely views over open fields. External Hot & cold water taps allow for the quick refilling and preparation of the hot tub.
Adjoining the cottage is a useful STORAGE WORKSHOP: 14’1” x 10’11” providing an independent power supply and heating to the cottage via a Worcester wall mounted boiler (run from an LPG gas tank), also including borehole water filters and a security alarm system.
Parking space is available to the front.
BUSINESS RATES: Small business relief is available meaning that no rates should be payable however prospective purchasers are asked to make their own enquiries to satisfy their personal situation.
SERVICES: Mains electricity is connected to the property. Mains gas is not available but a 2200 litre underground LPG tank is installed and supplies the central heating. Water is from a borehole supply and drainage is to a septic tank. The heating/electrical appliances and any fixtures and fittings included in the sale have not been tested by the Agents and we are therefore unable to offer any guarantees in respect of them.
COUNCIL TAX BAND: Verbal enquiry reveals that this property has been placed in Band G.
TENURE: The property is freehold and vacant possession will be given on completion of the sale.
POST CODE: BD22 0LZ
VIEWING: Please contact the selling Agents, Messrs. Wilman and Wilman on telephone 01535-637333 who will be pleased to make the necessary arrangements and supply any further information.
DIRECTIONS: Leaving Glusburn on Colne Road, turn right onto Carr Head Lane. Follow the road for approximately 3 miles and then turn left at an unmarked cross roads onto Stone Head Lane. Lower Stone Head Farm will be on your right hand side after approximately 0.5 miles.
PRICE: £825,000 (inclusive of Beckside Cottage)
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