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Under Offer

Scar Top, Chapel Le Dale, Near Ingleton, LA6 3AX

£950,000 Guide Price
  • Ref: 18062
  • Type: House
  • Availability: Under Offer
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Reception Rooms: 6
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Property Features

  • A Rural Hideaway
  • Unrivalled Views
  • Nestled between the Three Peaks
  • Equestrian Property
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Secondary Accommodation
  • Full of Character and Charm
  • Open Fires & Features Throughout
  • Six Reception Rooms
  • B4RN Hyper-fast Internet

Property Summary

A unique and extremely rare opportunity has arisen to purchase a rural hideaway; a well loved home which has been within the same family since 1974.

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A unique and extremely rare opportunity has arisen to purchase a rural hideaway; a well loved home which has been within the same family since 1974.

Scar Top is picturesque, from the external aspect of the house to the breath taking scenery surrounding, it all looks fit for a picture postcard and provides the most secluded lifestyle, whilst still being easily accessible to amenities within a short drive. Nestled between the three peaks, this magnificent example of a true farmhouse occupies an elevated position to embrace the spectacular scenery which surrounds its entirety. Amounting to approximately 3 ½ acres, there is so much to offer at Scar Top including an outdoor swimming pool, BBQ area, summer house, two fields, kitchen garden, outbuildings and garage just to name but a few. Although the property is now in need of some aspects of modernisation, it has certainly been a well loved home which the whole family have enjoyed through generations.

Set back from the main road off the beaten track, a single lane leads you all the way to Scar Top; you will certainly appreciate the level of privacy upon your approach. Chapel Le Dale is a wide U-shaped Dale that stretches out from the outskirts of Ingleton all the way up to the Ribblehead Viaduct. Whilst the property seems remote, it's just a short drive away from some top attractions including White Scar Caves and the renowned Ingleton Waterfalls! Although the village of Ingleton boasts scenic, rural surroundings, it is actually located just half a mile of the main A65, being just a short drive away from all the local amenities. Nestled between the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the location assures stunning scenery. Walks can be enjoyed right from your doorstep and the rolling hills and countryside in the backdrop can be enjoyed all year round. The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge takes on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, usually in this order, and in under 12 hours; all of which can be seen from every aspect of Scar Top. There is an excellent choice of schooling in the area with a selection of well regarded primary schools in the neighbouring villages and for secondary schools, the Queen Elizabeth School in Kirkby Lonsdale and highly regarded public schools of Sedbergh and Giggleswick close by.

Dating back to the early 1900's, Scar Top was a derelict farm until around 1974 when the current family restored the property and brought it back to its former glory. In approx. 1985, the extension was then added on to incorporate the barns creating this most wonderful package.

Entering the property through the farm cottage, the fully glazed entrance porch is a warm and spacious approach. A cloakroom is situated to the rear and has a WC, wash basin, shower and sauna with the benefit of ample space for hanging coats. The porch area leads into the formal dining room; a wonderful welcoming room, steeped in character and perfect for entertaining. Benefiting from a dual aspect the room enjoys expansive views to both the front and rear from which all three peaks can be enjoyed; Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. The exposed beams, herringbone flooring, spice cupboard and alcove shelving are all fabulous features, whilst the extremely large open Inglenook fire is a fantastic feature with communal seat surround which really does finish the room. The farmhouse kitchen is truly in keeping and is positioned to the front of the house and benefits from a range of base units, sink and half with waste disposal, Quooker tap, plumbing in place for washing machine and dishwasher, and an AGA. The exposed brickwork makes a nice feature and there is ample room for a breakfast table. Off the kitchen, leads into a snug area, a cosy room which is full of character and charm; one of the exposed beams being from Skipton Castle! Further features are inclusive of exposed brickwork, gas fire and an attractive window seat. The final room off the kitchen and the oldest room in the house, the pantry; a practical space fitted with a range of base units and worktop space whilst also having the benefit of plumbing in place for washing machine and tumble dryer. The lounge is a delightful room, which has a large open fire and enjoys the original slate floors, exposed beams, original spice cupboard and an attractive bay window which has a window seat; a delightful spot from which to enjoy looking out onto the rear garden.

The exposed staircase in the kitchen leads up to the first floor. There are in fact two stair cases, one at each end of the property providing a separate access to the self contained studio, or could easily work as one big family home if preferred. There are four generous size bedrooms in total all of which enjoy a delightful outlook and each room has a fantastic view to embrace and all of which enjoy spacious proportions with fitted furniture. The master bedroom of course has an en suite bathroom, which really is a 'loo with a view!'; the large corner bath is the perfect place to unwind and really appreciate those views. A large Billiard room is positioned to the centre of the house and has a dual aspect approach with external access out onto a flat roof. The landing then continues into the studio flat; this a fantastic self contained one bedroom unit with a kitchen, double bedroom, sitting room and a huge lounge to the rear which was an addition in the early 90's and has high ceilings, exposed beams, lintels, a huge open fire sat upon a slate hearth and a glazed door which leads out into the garden. This would be the perfect escape for a teenager or would lend itself perfectly for a dependant relative. The second staircase leads back down to the ground floor and into the double garage, a great space with an electric roller door and workshop area. To the rear of the garage there is a separate room which houses the boiler and pressurised tank system, additionally there is a tack room, stable, outhouse and a combined wood store and coal shed with external access into the garden.

The gardens and grounds are a spectacular package and amount to approximately 3 and half acres; the front gardens are bounded by mature trees and shrubbery with delightful patio areas from which to enjoy the private haven of wildlife and scenery. To the rear, there is a large outdoor swimming pool which is a great addition for the whole family to enjoy; the pool has a pump house which is managed internally from the main house. The rear garden has so much to offer including lawn areas, rockery, shrubs, mature specimen trees and an elevated BBQ area to really appreciate those views, with a canopy over making this the perfect feature to enjoy and utilise all year round. The top of the garden is home to the summer house, a hidden escape which is the most elevated point and really does provide the most idyllic view over the rear of the house towards those tremendous peaks. To the front of the property, the tarmacadam drive provides ample turning and parking space; there is also an attractive paved area to the front along with a private secluded lawn area. There are two fields which surround the property, one of which has a delightful natural stream. A purpose built storm shelter is located to the front, along with the kitchen garden and private sitting area which are adjacent to the house across the field; these were formally an orchard and vegetable garden which could easily be brought back to life!

From Ingleton going towards the renowned Ribblehead viaduct travelling along the B6255, go past White Scar Caves on your right hand side and once you reach the former "Old Hill Pub" on your right, approximately 1 mile past there, there is a cattle grid on the left hand side where there will be a sign that says 'Scar Top'. Follow this single track tarmac road through the farm and then take the left track which will eventually lead you to Scar Top.

Private bore hole.
Septic tank drainage.
B4RN Hyper fast internet connectivity.
Council Tax Band - B