Friday, 28 August 2015

Sweet stone cottage and barn, North Yorkshire

Among the many things you don't know about me is that I'm an expat Yorkshire lass (also that this morning I sprayed the ends of my hair blue. I'm looking forward to washing the colour out tonight). 
Anyway, back to houses. I get a bit nostalgic when I come across a proper Yorkshire stone wreck and this is a lovely one.
Sent to me by reader Graeme, Greenbank cottage lies just above the village of Whaw, at Arkengarthdale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park
Downstairs are two reception rooms, kitchen, diary and bathroom - all with original floors and other features.

Upstairs are three bedrooms, one accessed through the others, and with original fireplaces.

Attached to the cottage is stone barn and outside is a garden area - though it's not clear how big a garden. The house has electricity connected, septic tank drainage, and spring-fed water.
It's pretty remote and access is via a right of way over neighbouring land and a track that will need a 4x4. You'll want to have a conversation with the land owner about getting trucks up there when you start the renovation work.
The house needs a fair bit of work but the shape and original features make this a really attractive prospect - and the views are just stunning.

On the market through GSC Grays with a guide price of £200k. Details here and on Rightmove here. Downloadable PDF here.