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AN IMPRESSIVE AND HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT GRADE II LISTED FARMHOUSE, PERFECT FOR IDYLLIC FAMILY LIFE, TOGETHER WITH DETACHED BARN CONVERSION; OFFERING A SUCCESSFUL COMMERCIAL VENTURE THROUGH A WELL-ESTABLISHED HOLIDAY RENTAL PROGRAMME.
FULL DESCRIPTION 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, perfect for idyllic family life, together with detached barn conversion; offering a successful commercial venture through a well-established holiday rental programme. Sat perfectly to formal grounds of upland meadow amounting to around 7 acres and being designated a nature reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest.
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 fully restored Coiners Barn sits across a cobbled courtyard from the farmhouse. The barn has three themed double bedrooms - the King, Stag and Weavers - all explaining the history of the area. The downstairs exhibition space doubles as an area for guests to have a meal, relax and rest, while looking out at the famous views.
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 Bell House
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.
Ground Floor Coiners Barn
Located across a cobbled courtyard from the farmhouse is Coiners Barn, lovingly restored and now operated as a successful holiday rental, the barn offers fantastic accommodation finished to a very high standard.
The property is entered via a solid timber door which leads into the entrance hall having slate flooring and exposed stonework. A timber internal door leads on into the open plan kitchen, dining and living space featuring stone flooring, exposed walls and an impressive open galleried landing above.
The country style kitchen has a range of free standing pine units with Belfast sink and central island, there is also a useful WC with sink adjoining the kitchen together with French doors that lead out to the side patio. The spacious dining area is able to accommodate a table to seat up to 8 diners and overlooks the living space which is accessible down a few steps to either end of the dining area. A comfortable and relaxing space having a range of character windows and a further set a French doors leading to the deck to the front of the property.
First Floor An open timber staircase leads from the hall to the first floor landing which benefits from a good sized storage room which could serve as an office space. There is solid oak flooring throughout with inset mood lighting over the gallery landing. There are three suites each named and styled around local historic themes. The Stag suite has a roll top bath in the room and an adjoining en-suite shower room, whilst Weavers and King enjoy private en-suite facilities, vaulted ceilings with Velux windows and a connecting corridor with full height glazed window from which to admire the views.
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.
The barn benefits from a private garden mainly laid to lawn with decking for alfresco dining, to the side is a stone patio with hot tub all of which is surrounded by traditional dry stone walling.
Land This stunning property is further enhanced by the addition of upland meadow amounting to around 7 acres and being designated a nature reserve and 'Site of Special Scientific Interest'.