Reception Rooms: 2
Bowderdale Foot, believed to date back to the 17th century, sits within a small settlement of properties
in the hamlet of Bowderdale and offers the discerning purchaser the opportunity to acquire a fine,
refurbished 4/5 bedroom farmhouse set within a 1.8 acre site. The property has recently undergone a
programme of improvements and refurbishments with great care taken to maintain the wealth of original
features, whilst introducing modern day convenience and comfort. With impressive two storey entrance
porch and fine original studded oak door, antique oak panelling to hallway, stone flag floors, original
stone shelved dairy/pantry, exposed beams, low ceilings, stripped wooden floor and oak stairway
amongst many other features, this property really does burst with charm and character.
In the grounds of the property there is a detached substantial stone barn. The barn has the rare benefit
of full planning permission to convert to two self-catering holiday units and large garage/workshop,
office/games/activities room. Surrounded by rolling countryside, Bowderdale Foot enjoys an idyllic
location within the Yorkshire Dales National Park and enjoys fine, open views to the Howgill fells. The
location provides for easy access to junction 38 of the M6 motorway and is within a short 10 minute
drive of the popular market town of Kirkby Stephen where you will find a host of every day shopping and
services, regular weekly market and range of cafes, bars and smaller shops. The town also has a well
renowned primary school and excellent secondary school of Kirkby Stephen Grammar. The combination
of a beautiful characterful house with further development potential, 1.8 acres of garden/grounds,
the substantial barn with full planning permission and the accessible National Park location make this a
ACCOMMODATION From the enclosed and very pretty front garden, the impressive,
original oak studded front door leads into an inner and then into
the main hallway.
ENTRANCE HALL Stone flagged floor with underfloor heating and original oak
panelling providing a wonderful entrance into this ancient and
SITTING ROOM To the front of the house, this delightful room which could be
utilised as either a sitting room or dining room has exposed
beams, ancient oak door and original panelling. The room is
heated by way of underfloor heating under the stone flagged floor
and an open fireplace.
LOUNGE A recent addition to Bowderdale Foot, from the sitting room leads you into a larger lounge area, with exposed beams and views to both the front and rear. The lounge benefits from access out to the front of the house.
PANTRY/DAIRY The original dairy is complete with original stone slabs & shelving
and is equip with plumbing should the purchaser wish to renovate
this room into a ground floor bathroom.
KITCHEN A quality and workable space with a good range of units with
central island, with solid granite work tops with electric range
cooker, fridge freezer and dishwasher. The lpg Rayburn is not
only practical but is a great feature of this characterful room as
are the exposed beams, stone window seats and natural slate
UTILITY Useful utility with solid granite work tops, fitted sink, built in units and
plumbing for washing machine. Double large airing cupboard houseing
underfloor heating buffer tank from the air source heat pump.
BOOTROOM/CLOAKROOM A handy place for coats and shoes has been created under the
stairs, with direct access to the outside, into the charming courtyard
DOWNSTAIRS WET ROOM Fully tiled, this room has a walk in shower,handbasin and wc
FIRST FLOOR Reached by way of a stripped oak staircase, the landing leads to:
BEDROOM 1 Delightful double bedroom with wood flooring and views across the
front garden. Built in cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.
BEDROOM 2 A single bedroom to the back of the house with wood flooring and
stone window cill.
HOUSE BATHROOM A step up from the landing leads you into the house bathroom with
corner shower cubicle, handbasin, wc, heated towel rail and bath.
BEDROOM 3 Master bedroom with feature fireplace, under floor heating to the
wood flooring and small dressing area. Plumbing & Drainage are on
hand should the purchaser wish to remodel into an en-suite.
BEDROOM 4 Double bedroom with low window, wood floors, exposed stonework
and beams with built in storage cupboard.
LIVING ROOM Delightful, beamed lounge room with under floor heating, triple
aspect allowing for panoramic views of the surrounding countryside,
and a multi fuel stove set in a local stone surround. A full length glass
door leads to the outside.
OUTSIDE Ample parking for numerous vehicles. 1.8 acres of gardens and
grounds. The vendor has planted plenty of fir tress along the
boundary walls. The original stables provide dry storage for
outdoor equipment and logs but could easily be converted into
extra accommodation as the services are already in place. Further
stone store to the rear garden houses the UV filter for the
private water supply.
A large, redundant barn within the curtilage of the property has
detailed planning consent for two self catering units for holiday
use, only with the benefit of an integral garage. Plans available
from the agent, the application reference is E/2016/116.
SERVICES Private drainage to septic tank. Private, filtered water supply
from bore hole. Ground source heat pump provides for underfloor
heating and LPG gas.
COUNCIL TAX BAND E