£450,000 Sold Subject to Contract
Rectory House, Thornton in Craven, Skipton

Floorplans For Thornton in Craven, Skipton



Constructed in natural stone with mullioned windows and attractive stone quoins, this magnificent period family home stands on the level in the popular village of Thornton-in-Craven, providing a rare opportunity to acquire a readymade 4 Bedroomed semi detached house and a superb self contained detached Annexe which would be ideally suited to teenagers or elderly parents.

The versatile accommodation within the house extends to approximately 1800 square feet plus a useful Cellar and spacious converted Attic, with the 1 Bedroomed Annexe providing additional ancillary living space of circa 400 square feet (served by gas fired central heating from a combination boiler in Rectory House), both having established well maintained gardens to the rear with lovely far reaching views directly over open fields.

For those seeking the pleasures of true semi rural village life, Thornton lies close to the Yorkshire/ Lancashire border with the acclaimed Tempest Arms at Elslack within 2 minutes drive whilst the larger business centres of Skipton, Leeds, Burnley and Manchester are all within acceptable daily commuting distance.

Having good on-site parking for 4 cars on a tarmacadamed drive, the property is highly recommended for a closer inspection and in detail comprises:


Part glazed composite entrance door to:

PORCH: 5’2” x 4’10” with windows on one side, display sill, tiled floor, wall light and panelled & glazed inner door to:

LIVING ROOM & DINING AREA: 24’6” x 13’6” with Esse multi-fuel stove on marble hearth with tiled back, TV & telephone points and open access to a spacious dining area having windows on 2 sides (with window seat to the rear).

KITCHEN: 10’10” x 9’5” with country style wall and base units with tiled worktops over incorporating stainless steel sink unit and drainer, Stoves oven & grill, 4 ring gas hob with concealed extractor hood over, integrated fridge & dishwasher, part tiled walls, Vinolay flooring, multi-paned door to the rear garden and access to the cloakroom and cellar.

CLOAKROOM: with low suite w.c, bracket wash hand basin and Vinolay flooring.

CELLAR: via stone steps (and over split levels) UPPER LEVEL: 6’5” x 5’10” with washer plumbing and space for a dryer & chest freezer. LOWER LEVEL: 9’11” x 8’4” with stone banks, uPVC window and wall mounted Worcester combination boiler.

INNER HALL: 16’6” x 3’6” with open spindled staircase to the first floor and useful storage cupboards.

SITTING ROOM: 16’4” x 14’10” with feature solid fuel fireplace, recess to one side with bookshelves, dado rail, coved ceiling & rose and hard wired surround sound system.


BALCONY LANDING: 14’7” x 6’5” (also extending a further 14 feet) with access to the roof void via folding ladder and window with lovely views to the rear.

BEDROOM 1: 13’10” x 11’6” (plus an extensive range of fitted pine wardrobes) with original feature fireplace and useful high level store place over the doorway. 

BEDROOM 2: 13’6” x 10’7” with exposed wooden floorboards, 2 windows to the rear with lovely views and access to roof void via folding timber ladder.

ATTIC/STUDY: 12’8” x 11’10” fully boarded with power and light, electric fitted radiator and fitted shelves.

BEDROOM 3: 14’10” x 7’8” with exposed wooden floorboards, telephone point and open views to the front.

BEDROOM 4: 14’10” x 8’5” with exposed wooden floorboards, lovely original fireplace and hearth and open views.

BATHROOM: 10’11” x 9’5” a spacious room with 4 piece suite in white comprising freestanding roll edged bath, low suite w.c, pedestal wash basin & shower enclosure with glass block screen, towel radiator, half timber panelled walls, tiled floor, ceiling downlights and 2 windows with lovely views.



Glazed and panelled entrance door to:

KITCHEN: 9’8” x 7’0” with county cream wall and base units with laminate worktops over incorporating stainless steel sink unit & drainer, 4 ring electric hob with extractor over, Stoves oven, integrated Indesit washing machine & slimline dishwasher, Vinolay flooring, integrated fridge freezer and open plan access to the:

SITTING ROOM: 13’0” x 9’7” with TV point, access to roof void & an extensive range of windows and glazed French doors to the rear garden providing a light and airy room with views over open fields.

BEDROOM: 14’5” x 8’10” with fitted wardrobes and 2 wall light points.

EN-SUITE: 8’9” x 4’9” with large shower enclosure with fitted curved screen, mermaid boarded walls and Mira thermostatic unit, combined low suite w.c & bracket wash hand basin with cupboard under, wall mirror with strip light & shaver point, chrome ladder radiator, extractor fan, ceiling downlights and tiled floor.



There is tarmacadamed driveway parking for 4 cars and a secure high level wrought iron gate giving access to a lovely feature rear garden.

The garden contains Indian slate flagging with pebbled flower borders, flagged sitting out area, useful stone outbuilding/fuel store, cold water tap, power socket and a further flagged seating area immediately adjacent to the French doors of the Annexe.

At a lower level there are 2 tiered lawns with established flower borders containing a variety of evergreens, a pond & water feature and a metal garden shed. 

The whole is enclosed by high level fences and hedgerows providing a high degree of privacy and security with lovely views directly over fields to the rear.

SERVICES: Mains gas, water, drainage and electricity are connected to the property.  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 Category E.


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 on telephone 01535-637333 who will be pleased to make the necessary arrangements and supply any further information.

PRICE: £450,000

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



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