If you live in Skipton, it’s unlikely that you will have missed the building work taking place at the site of St Stephen’s School on Gargrave Road. The former school and Presbytery are being converted into seven new homes by Skipton Properties. Properties in this part of town are very much sought after for various reasons, including their close proximity to all of Skipton’s secondary schools and the town’s beautiful park area.
As sad as it is to see these changes taking place at this prominent 19th-century building, the homes being developed by Skipton Properties look lovely and will no doubt be snapped up rather quickly.
For this week’s #PropertyFeatureThursday, we’re looking at one of the homes in this development which is now on the market for £550,000.
Field Cottage is, or will be, a 3 bedroom converted cottage with living space set across three floors. The 19th century stone building retains some of the original features such as its original Neo-Gothic entrance (although now blocked and unusable) and lancet-shaped windows. The 1670 sq ft home will be entered via a private courtyard garden and will have access to two designated parking spaces.
Upon entering the property, you will find yourself in a spacious yet uniquely shaped entrance hall with an adjoining cloakroom. The majority of the ground floor, however, is taken up by an open plan island kitchen, dining and living room which has double glass doors leading into the garden. There are some really interesting features on this floor including a framed feature window and a glass lightwell which provides light to the basement below.
The basement level of this property provides an additional large living space which could be used as a second sitting room or converted into a home cinema. There’s also a small study area, dedicated wine space and a substantial storage area.
On the first floor there are two double bedrooms which share a bathroom. The second floor is given over to the master bedroom which boasts an original decorative cast iron fireback and an en-suite shower room.
If you’re a young family looking to upsize or you’re wanting to relocate to this part of town, it’s well worth taking a look at all this new conversion has to offer. This property has been renovated to a very high standard and with its intended modern kitchen and crisp decor, you’ll be able to move in straight away and begin adding those personal touches. We don’t expect this one to be on the market for very long! CLICK HERE for full details on the luxury features of Field Cottage.