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Offered to the market for the first time since construction in 1994. A versatile family home set in an elevated position overlooking Grassington and the beautiful Wharfe Valley.
Offered to the market for the first time ever, this superbly presented detached property offers the buyer options to make use of the versatile living space. Having a local occupancy restriction does mean that certain criteria has to be met and there are full details of this below. Set in an elevated position on the edge of this pretty Dales village, and having stunning views right down the Wharfe Valley. Just away from the hustle and bustle of the main square, yet handy for all the excellent local facilities. Offering 5 bedroom accommodation over 2 levels but with 2 kitchens and an inter-connecting staircase if required, this property would lend itself to two families sharing the purchase or subject to permission, a B & B.
Approached from the main parking areas to the rear of the property into a reception hall with doors off to a cloakroom with WC / wash basin and a walk-in cupboard. The kitchen has a range of oak fronted units with display cabinets and granite effect worktops, and pleasant views onto fields from a mullioned window. There are fitted appliances, space for a fridge / freezer and washing machine and a breakfast table.
Out of the kitchen, a dining room with space for an 8 person dining suite and furniture, provides a link to the sun room which has amazing views across the village and dales, and with stone external steps down to the gardens.
A living room again with superb views, has a door into the sun room and ample space for a couple of sofas an living room furniture, and featuring a contemporary gas fire.
Off the inner hall, there are 2 double bedrooms and a smaller single room. The doubles have space for furniture but also have some built-in wardrobes. The 5th bedroom is a smaller single room and would make an ideal home office, with great views!
The house bathroom is a modern design and features a full size bath, dual flush WC, wash basin and a separate walk-in shower enclosure with thermostatic shower unit. Natural light and ventilation from two windows and a full height double doored linen cupboard.
LOWER GROUND FLOOR
A superbly appointed living space to include a fully fitted breakfast-kitchen, living-dining room, utility room, sun room, 2 double bedrooms and a spacious bathroom. The kitchen features a range of fitted units with granite effect worktops, fitted appliances, recessed lighting and a large mullioned window for natural light, with a sink below. There is a breakfast bar area, integral door into the garage and further door to the utility room, which has base units with sink and a window. A reduced height door gives access to a boiler cupboard.
A substantial rear porch off the kitchen / utility space provides ideal storage for outdoor gear and sleeping quarters for pets.
The living-dining room provides space for a sofa, chairs and other furniture and there is space for a 6 person dining suite. Off from this area is a delightful sun room with great views over the village and a door gives access onto the front gardens and driveway.
There are two good sized bedrooms off the inner hall with ample space for double beds and furniture but with both having a pair of built-in wardrobes. The house bathroom is of excellent proportions and features a free-standing bath, dual flush WC, wash basin and with the added advantage of a separate shower enclosure with a thermostatic shower unit. Being fully tiled and with a large window for natural light and ventilation.
An integral garage provides parking for one vehicle as well as good storage, and with parking at the rear for perhaps a dozen vehicles and with space to create more landscaped gardens and or flagged areas. Down one side of the house is a garden (formerly used for hens) which would make a lovely kitchen garden or sheltered al-fresco dining area. A sweeping concrete driveway leads down to Low Lane with a garden laid mainly to lawn to one side. At the front of the property a hard landscaped garden leads to the lower floor sun room.
Grassington is a picture postcard village in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park offering excellent local facilities, set amongst the magnificent limestone scenery of Upper Wharfedale and is a hub for local tourism affording a wide range of outdoor leisure pursuits. There is a rich tapestry of flower-filled meadowland, high fells, heather moors and broad-leaved woodland, all scattered with stone barns, waterfalls and an abundance of drystone walls. Grassington lies within 10 miles of Skipton with the highly regarded Ermysteds Grammar School and Skipton Girls High School. However, Wharfedale School just down the road also offers excellent results and sports facilities, along with the village Primary School. Grassington boasts an abundance of shops including butchers, grocers, mini-market, clothes, produce, excellent pubs and restaurants.
All mains services are connected and the property is rated BAND E for council tax purposes.
LOCAL OCCUPANCY RESTRICTION
An occupying household is required to comply with ONE of the following criteria, at the point of occupancy:
i) Existing residents of the National Park establishing a separate household, purchasing a property for the first time, downsizing to a more manageable home or requiring more space for a growing family;
ii) A head of household who is or whose partner is in or is taking up full-time permanent employment or self employment, within the National Park (or in another part of a parish split by the National Park boundary). Where a person is employed in a business that operates in multiple locations, their employment activities should take place predominantly inside the National Park;
iii) A household that has a child at a school within the National Park;
iv) Householders currently living permanently in a dwelling which is either shared but not self contained, overcrowded, or is otherwise unsatisfactory by environmental health standards and which is within the National Park (or in another part of a parish split by the National Park boundary);
v) Elderly or disabled persons requiring sheltered or otherwise more suitable accommodation who already live permanently within the National Park (or in another part of a parish split by the National Park boundary;
vi) Persons having to leave tied accommodation within the National Park (or in another part of a parish split by the National Park boundary);
vii) Former residents of the National Park (or of another part of a parish split by the National Park boundary) whose case is accepted in writing by the Authority as having a need to return to the National Park.
? If after a period of 12 weeks a qualifying household is not forthcoming then the area will be widened by substituting ?National Park? with ?area of the National Park and constituent district council?.
? The categories set out in criteria i), iv), v) and vi) will apply only to persons who have resided permanently in the National Park for the preceding three years. Category vii) will apply to residents who have resided in the National Park for a minimum of 10 years.
? Prospective households will have their attention drawn to the occupancy restriction and in particular its effect on the valuation of their property and the potential delay this may cause to its subsequent sale or re-occupancy.
? All local occupancy restrictions will be secured through a Section 106 agreement. The Authority?s legal costs of preparing household occupancy agreements will be met by the applicant.
? The Authority will encourage existing occupancy restricted dwellings to upgrade to these, more flexible criteria.
? Occupation will be as a principal or main residence and not as a holiday home, second home or short term let accommodation.
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