Beautifully situated refurbished Georgian farmhouse with paddocks, amenity land and stream.
Skelton Farm is beautifully situated in a quiet yet not isolated rural position off a no-through road just outside the Yorkshire Dales National Park in Lower Swaledale. With all the facilities in the historic market town of Richmond (only 7 miles away)access to the A1 at Catterick or Scotch Corner or the A66 at Ravensworth the property really does offer a wonderful combination of tranquillity and accessibility. The east coast main railway station is at Darlington approximately 18 miles away with Durham Tees Valley Airport approximately 25 miles.
Skelton Farm comprises an elegant Georgian former farmhouse fully modernised and presented to a high standard. The property lies in beautiful unspoilt countryside just outside the Yorkshire Dales National Park on the north side of Swaledale. The accommodation is flexible including three or potentially 4 bedrooms in the main house together with a further 2 ensuite double bedrooms sitting room and kitchen in the adjacent Barn making it ideal for occupation by two families or letting part as a holiday cottage .
Whilst providing well proportioned accommodation with good quality modern fittings including NEFF and Miele kitchen appliances , slate worktops to both kitchens and partial underfloor heating there are many attractive architectural features such as stone mullion windows , stone flagged floors ,exposed beams, shuttered windows and woodburning stoves which add to the character.
In all the accommodation extends to approximately 3,953 square feet as shown on the floorplan.
To the east and south of the house are lawned gardens with well stocked herbaceous borders beyond which are unrestricted views over the paddocks and down the valley. Behind the Barn is a large lawned area and gravelled parking area.
The paddocks would make good pony paddocks or grazing for other livestock as well as providing additional privacy and protection to the property. Lot 1 being the house, barn and paddock south of Skelton lane extends to around 6.6 acres. To the north of the lane offered as lot 2 is a further 9.2 acres comprising a productive level meadow beyond which is a natural bankside with some tree cover which sloping down to Skelton Beck is a beautiful private small trout stream leading down to a small waterfall. Ownership extends to the centre of the stream.
The sale offers a rare opportunity to acquire a residential and lifestyle property in an unspoilt yet accessible location.
Acreage: 15.8 Acres
DL11 7ND (please be aware this postcode covers a number of properties therefore refer to the location plan and directions in the brochure when navigating to the property)
Marske Village can be reached from Richmond, either via Hurgill Lane or from the A6108 and turning right towards Downholme Bridge. In either case, proceed into Marske until you reach the bridge over Marske Beck. Keep to the south side of the beck and bridge following the wall around Marske Hall on Hardstiles until you turn right onto Skelton Lane which is marked as a no through road. Procced for approximately half a mile and you will see the property on the left hand side immediately beyond the entrance drive to Skelton Hall.