An historic and beautifully presented Grade II* listed property together with a separate cottage, occupying a fantastic setting amidst almost 2½ acres of gardens and grounds, enjoying lovely views over Kilnsey Park and situated in an elevated position.
Kilnsey Old Hall occupies a superb position on the western edge of this picturesque village, within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Within the village is the The Tenants Arms – a traditional country pub with boutique hotel bedrooms. A good range of shops and facilities are available in nearby Grassington with more extensive facilities in the market town of Skipton which lies 11 miles to the south. Good road networks are nearby which provide access to the West Yorkshire conurbation, East Lancashire and Manchester beyond as well as there being railway stations in Skipton and Gargrave which provide services to Leeds, Bradford, Carlisle and Morecambe.
Kilnsey Old Hall has an impressive history dating back to the medieval period when the Cistercian Monks of Fountains Abbey were given extensive grazing land in Craven. The hall formed the main administrative centre for the management of wool for the Abbey. All flocks were driven to Kilnsey for their annual shearing. Some parts of the present hall date back to this period although the majority of the current hall was built in 1648 by Christopher Wade. In more recent years the property has been sympathetically restored and improved with particular attention to detail and has a wealth of charm and character that would be expected with a building of this age and calibre.
The accommodation is arranged over three floors and includes a reception hall, cloakroom, walk in larder, breakfast kitchen, dining room and a charming sitting room with decorative plasterwork believed to date back to the 17th Century. Steps from the dining room lead down to a utility room, home office and a guest bedroom which has a walk in wardrobe and an en suite shower room. On the first floor is a landing, principal bedroom with an en suite bathroom together with two additional double bedrooms, each having en suite shower rooms. There is the former pigeon loft on the third floor which could be utilised as a hobbies room, occasional bedroom or a store room.
In addition there is the The Chapel, a charming Grade II listed building which has been skilfully converted into self contained accommodation, ideal for visiting guests or relatives. The accommodation oozes charm and character and includes a bed/sitting room, kitchen and a bathroom. The property has most recently been used as a holiday cottage and brings in a useful source of income.
Outside, the property is approached via a gated entrance which leads into a large courtyard, off which lies a double garage and a gatehouse, providing a useful garden store. There are lovely landscaped gardens split into different sections – all being immaculately presented. Beyond is an enclosed paddock which extends in its own right to about 2 acres (0.81 ha).