£950,000 Sold Subject to Contract
Crowshaw Farm, Banks Ghyll Kennels and Cattery, Lothersdale

Floorplans For Banks Ghyll Kennels and Cattery, Lothersdale




Situated in an enviable almost hidden location in the Yorkshire Dales with unrivalled southerly views across the valley, this highly individual farmstead conversion has origins dating back to the 1700s, now forming a superb family home with versatile 5 bedroomed living space which is also ready-made to provide self-contained ancillary accommodation.  

Approached via a sweeping driveway, the impressive grounds (approximately 4 acres) include a generous parking area, a child friendly garden at a lower level and a paddock with a flight pond which attracts a variety of wildlife.  There is also a small period barn which offers further planning potential.  Outbuildings used to run an established 5 star family business include a modern office/reception, various well maintained kennels, a dog grooming room, 2 large secure exercise fields and a cattery which is thoughtfully positioned a comfortable distance away from the kennels.

Lothersdale is an extremely popular semi-rural community surrounded by open fields and countryside and known for having lovely woodland walks (including sections of the Pennine Way), the revitalised Hare & Hounds pub and a highly acclaimed primary school which continues to excel in Ofsted reports; with Crowshaw Farm itself being practically and pleasantly situated on the edge of the village within comfortable driving distance of Skipton (in the catchment for Ermysted’s Grammar School and Skipton Girls’ High).

With closer inspection a must to fully do it justice, the accommodation in detail comprises:

Part glazed Oak door to:  

PORCH: 8’4” x 5’8” with tiled floor, electric radiator, beamed ceiling, stone sill and half glazed oak doors to:  

HALLWAY: 15’0” x 10’3” with matching tiled floor, part timber panelled walls, solid fuel stove on stone hearth with exposed stone chimney, beamed ceiling and open return staircase to the first floor (with store under).

SHOWER / WET ROOM: 9’4” x 5’7” with dual head Grohe shower, wash hand basin, illuminated mirror, low suite w.c, chrome ladder radiator, fully tiled walls and floor, ceiling downlights and leaded window.

SITTING ROOM: 15’2” x 13’0” with exposed beams, feature stone fireplace with gas stove, 4 wall light points and windows on 3 sides. 

DINING KITCHEN: 17’5” x 12’7” with bespoke range of Maple wall and base units with granite worktops over, stainless steel sink unit and drainer, range oven and gas hob, integrated dishwasher, space for American fridge freezer, tiled floor, beamed ceiling, part tiled walls, ceiling downlights, 2 front windows with far reaching views and store cupboard with shelves housing the boiler.

DINING ROOM / MUSIC ROOM: 16’3” x 11’9” with oak flooring, beamed ceiling, 2 wall light points and 2 windows to the front with lovely rural views. 

BEDROOM 5: 11’9” x 8’0” with oak flooring. 

UTILITY: 16’3” x 9’5” with tiled floor, wall and base units with worktops over incorporating Belfast style sink unit, washer plumbing, ample space for further white goods, part tiled walls and half glazed door to the front. 

SHOWER ROOM: 5’7” x 3’10” fully tiled with shower, low suite w.c, bracket wash hand basin and window with frosted glass. 

NB: The dining room, bedroom 5, utility (or 2nd kitchen) and the shower room could easily be used to provide ancillary accommodation for parents or teenagers with self-contained access.


GALLERY LANDING: 15’2” x 10’7” with exposed stone wall, beamed ceiling and far reaching views to the front.

MASTER BEDROOM: 15’2” x 13’1” with beamed ceiling and windows on 2 sides.

BATHROOM: 8’3” x 7’1” with spa bath, shower enclosure, low suite w.c, wash hand basin with display space and cupboards under, illuminate mirror, tiled walls and floor, ceiling downlights and window with frosted glass. 

GUEST BEDROOM: 17’6” x 11’8” with part timber panelled walls, gable end window and ladder access to useful boarded roof void.

EN-SUITE: 11’7” x 6’6” with bath with tiled panel and shower over with glass screen, low suite w.c, wash hand basin on tiled top with cupboards under, large fitted mirror, tiled walls and floor, downlights and picture window with far reaching views. 

BEDROOM 3: 12’9” x 10’1” with sink unit, exposed beams and cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.

BEDROOM 4 / STUDY: 12’5” x 8’9” with fitted office furniture, beamed ceiling and lovely views.


The house and business stand within approximately 4 acres briefly including a large paddock and flight pond, kennel blocks, exercise fields, dog grooming room, a cattery and a range of useful outbuildings (please see more detailed information in the attachment from Messrs. A J Picken).

There is also a period stone barn which offers planning potential for conversion into a holiday cottage or similar.

SERVICES: Mains electricity is connected. Water is from a borehole and drainage is to a septic tank.   The central heating is oil fired.  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: Verbal enquiry reveals that this property has been placed in Council Tax Band G levied by Craven District Council. 


TENURE: The property is freehold and vacant possession will be given on completion of the sale.

VIEWING: Please contact the Selling Agents, Messrs. Wilman and Wilman, 8 Main Street, Cross Hills, BD20 8TB (01535) 637333.  We are joint Agents with Messrs. A J Picken in Ilkley.

DIRECTIONS: Pass Lothersdale Primary School on your right and continue for 0.5 miles.   Take a right onto Mitton Lane and follow the road for 0.5 miles.  Take a left onto West Road.  Crowshaw Farm (signposted Banks Ghyll Kennels) is on the left hand side after 0.5 miles.

PRICE: £950,000

For further details on this property please give our office a call
01535 637333



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