The Stables, Raygill, Lothersdale BD20

£875,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
A truly unique 5 bedroom property built originally as a barn from local limestone and converted to an exceptional home by the current owners in 2002. At over 3000 square feet this is a versatile home set in a peaceful haven situated in a secluded location in the beautiful village of Lothersdale. The property is within easy walking distance of fly fishing lakes and a thriving community focused lakeside bar that serves hand pulled ales and locally sourced home cooked food, in addition to the village pub.

The Stables is situated in a secluded location offering a high degree of privacy due to the fully enclosed walled garden. A large wildlife pond and the garden design attract an abundance of wildlife including nesting moorhens, woodpeckers, kingfishers, owls, nuthatches, frogs and toads. Deer can be seen in the local area and a local pheasant shoot operates nearby so fresh game is popular in the village.

Within the garden there is a high quality greenhouse and space to grow fruit and vegetables in an area that also has a large outdoor fire pit surrounded by stone seats. The owners also have chickens so the garden produces an array of home produced food.

The current owners have created a versatile property which is perfect for entertaining. It has a large summerhouse with a wood burning stove cooker, an outdoor stone wood fired oven, a stainless steel corner BBQ and various patio areas. The outdoor space offers great flexibility as there are areas where the owners can dine as a couple together with ample well planned space to entertain large groups. The large area at the front of the property can accommodate parking for up to 10 vehicles.

Despite being situated in a very quiet area, the local villages of Cononley and Crosshills are only a 10 minute drive away with the popular market town of Skipton, the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, 20 minutes drive.

The general area offers an abundance of walks providing amazing views of the stunning Yorkshire countryside which is also highly popular with cyclists who are put through their paces on the local roads leading from the village.

Internally, this large property is furnished tastefully, to a high standard and is very well maintained. The house was brought to life as a home by the current owners who plan to remain living in the Raygill area. It is a friendly welcoming property in which the current owners have spent many happy years.

The heart of the home is the large living-dining-kitchen which “brings the outdoors in” through the two large windows and two patio doors. The kitchen is warm and welcoming in winter due to the attractive Alpha stove which together with cooking facilities also provides heating and hot water to the part of the house in which the owners live.

The layout of the property is ideal for home workers, families with teenage children or elderly or visiting relatives as it has a wing with a large study/living room, two bedrooms and a bathroom.

Lothersdale

Lothersdale is a small village and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. Situated near Skipton and located within the triangle formed by Skipton, Cross Hills and Colne. It is a small community of about 200 houses. Local amenities include a delightful community run park, church, chapel, pub, village hall, Clubhouse and (Ofsted 'Outstanding') primary school. The Pennine Way runs through the village. The village pub is the Hare and Hounds which has a reputation for excellent hot food and real ales. A large area at the far end of Lothersdale is known as Raygill. This is home to Raygill Lakes which offers year-round trout, pike and coarse fishing on 4 beautiful scenic lakes. Local supermarket and amenities are just 4 miles away in Cross Hills. Nearby Skipton, just 6 miles away, is a thriving market town with a wide variety of shops, schools along with national rail and coach links. Leeds City Centre and Leeds/Bradford Airport - 27 miles away, central Manchester - 40 miles away and Windermere in the Lake District - 50 miles away. 25 minutes from M65 and 10 mins from Cononley or Skipton train stations providing access to national rail links

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