Set to a commanding position with breath-taking views above the village of Cragg Vale is this impressive and historically important Grade II listed farmhouse enjoying formal grounds and upland meadow amounting to around 5 acres being designated a nature reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest.
FULL DESCRIPTION A comprehensive renovation and restoration programme has been undertaken and now Bell House offers a wonderful mix of original period features together with modern design flair. The characterful and spacious living accommodation features stone flag floors, exposed beam work and mullion windows coupled with contemporary glass extension and cutting edge fixtures and fittings.
The property is steeped in local history once being the home of 'King David' Hartley head of the infamous 18th century counterfeiting gang, the 'Cragg Vale Coiners'.
GROUND FLOOR A solid timber door gives access to the rear entrance hall having storage and leading to the utility room which benefits from base units with tiled surface, space for washer and dryer plus WC and sink.
The fabulous breakfast kitchen really sets the scene to this amazing property, the floor to ceiling glazed sliding doors bringing in plenty of natural light whilst affording magnificent far reaching views. The stylish and contemporary bespoke kitchen features a range of wall and base units teamed with Corian working surfaces, a central island provides further storage and houses the Siemens induction hob with retractable extractor.
Adjoining the island is a wonderful circular dining area which is perfectly placed to take in the views. Integrated appliances include a Samsung American style fridge freezer, Neff double oven, dishwasher and wine cooler. A cleverly designed lighting system creates interesting ambience and completes the high specification finish.
Stone steps lead up to the formal dining room enjoying original flag flooring, exposed stone wall, beams and chamfered mullion windows. A stone archway gives access to a most comfortable and cosy sitting room, the focal point is the original inglenook fireplace housing a large wood burning stove. Character features abound with large beam above the fireplace, mullion windows and exposed stone wall. There is a vestibule area with external timber door leading to the courtyard to the front of the property.
Further steps lead up into the guest double bedroom suite which has a lovely exposed stone door surround and mullion window together with en-suite shower room with period style WC and sink in white.
FIRST FLOOR Stairs lead up from the dining room to a bright landing space having vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and lintel plus glass balustrade with large picture window and roof light providing lots of light and views over the fields to the side of the house.
The Master bedroom enjoys large glazed sliding doors which again afford stunning views across the valley, a real wow factor. There is a walk in dressing room within the eves together with further built in wardrobes. The adjoining en-suite has tiled flooring, large shower, WC and sink with vanity storage.
The family bathroom has WC and sink unit with storage, large bath with overhead shower and illuminated infinity mirror.
The property has 3 further good sized and highly characterful bedrooms featuring exposed timbers, beams, truss work and mullion windows.
GROUNDS This secluded property is hidden away along a quiet country lane heading past several other farms until Bell House comes into view at the end of the track where there is ample parking available.
A 5 bar gate gives access to a quaint cobbled courtyard which serves both the house and the barn, to the rear of the house is a flagged patio leading to a deck complete with fitted furniture and BBQ area. A few steps down to a large lawn with childrens playground and inset trampoline.
To the side is is a further patio seating area perfect for summer entertaining and taking in the wonderful panoramic views. In addition is a further large garden with outdoor office having power and heating.
LAND This stunning property is further enhanced by the addition of upland meadow amounting to around 5 acres and being designated a nature reserve and 'Site of Special Scientific Interest'.