A superb Grade II listed country home steeped in history and dating back to the 18th century. Once owned by Brian Charles Waller who enjoyed visitors from notable writers including poet and author Thackray and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, best known for his character Sherlock Holmes.
Occupying an outstanding position within the Yorkshire Dales National Park the residence is set amongst rolling countryside, within the largely unspoilt hamlet of Masongill. Excellent links to Lancaster and Kendal to the west, Skipton to the east and within commuting distance of the M6 motorway offers a rural yet highly accessible position.
The sought after location is also well suited for some excellent local schools to include Queen Elizabeth School in Kirkby Lonsdale and public schools Sedbergh, Casterton and Giggleswick which are within easy travelling distance.
The house itself lies within the centre of the grounds and has a great deal of charm and character with high ceilings, original window shutters and marble fireplaces. Being a much loved family home since the 1950s the property is ready for new tastes to be added and would benefit from a programme of modernisation. The property is currently configured for two families, however offers vast potential to be upgraded to provide a fabulous country home.
A tree lined driveway sets the approach, passing The Coach House and leading to a spacious parking area surrounded by mature gardens with wooded areas, shrubbery and lawns.
The main house is entered into a traditional kitchen set around a stone fireplace with solid fuel Rayburn and original flooring. To the side of the kitchen can be found a useful scullery and store. The generous library room features high ceilings and beautiful marble fireplace. A snug area provides a more cosy seating space with a marble fireplace. Both rooms enjoy a stunning backdrop and look out over open countryside.
A sizeable cellar formerly utilised as a wine cellar offers great scope and storage space to the house. The staircase rises from the inner hall to the landing, giving access to three sizeable bedrooms and a family bathroom with a full suite. A staircase continues to the attic which provides the potential for additional accommodation (subject to consent) should a purchaser desire.
The other part of the house is accessed either from the courtyard or from its own access leading off the drive and offers a kitchen-dining area and a sitting room which opens out through the original entrance to a stunning view. Two further reception rooms complete the ground floor, with the first floor offering three bedrooms and a family bathroom and store. This area is sizeable in its own right, however when added to the main part of the house it can create a great space for a family home.
Mature gardens and grounds frame the house with superb views over farmland beyond. A courtyard of useful outbuildings offers great scope for storage. Land extending to 3.74 acres completes the stunning grounds and enhances the outlook.
This property has served its time as a beautiful residence for the current vendors, however is now ready for a change of ownership, allowing an incoming purchaser to add their own tastes which will no doubt create a truly stunning country house.
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