Thistle Hill, Knaresborough


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  • Bedrooms: 4
A truly unique period residence occupying a delightful riverside setting close to the centre of Knaresborough. A superb opportunity which must be seen to appreciate the natural peaceful location and unusual aspects of the property.

Key Features

Secluded & tranquil location only half a mile from the centre of Knaresborough

Unique stone built barn conversion with a wealth of period features

Flexible 4 bedroom accommodation

Spacious oak beamed farmhouse style dining kitchen

Garden room & utility room

Magnificent lounge with solid oak staircase to the minstrel s gallery.

Ground & first floor bathrooms

Double car port & large parking area

1 acre of garden and woodland with stunning river frontage

Full fishing and boating rights

Stepping Stones was converted from a stone-built barn and is attached to the only neighbouring property, originally the farmhouse, whilst maintaining a high degree of privacy. The land extends to over an acre including 100 meters of secluded river frontage and natural woodland. The run down to the river's edge is a scene of tranquil unspoiled natural beauty.


ENTRANCE PORCH with ceramic tiled floor and access to boiler room & store. Leading into

GARDEN ROOM conservatory with original stone feature wall, ceramic tiled floor and large windows with views to the front garden. Door into Inner Hall and door into Dining Kitchen

INNER HALL spacious L-shaped with adequate space for an office or gym. Open tread stairs to first floor. Fully glazed back door leading to car port.

BATHROOM 1 fully tiled, spa bath with electric shower over, chrome towel rail, WC & washbasin, extractor.

BEDROOM 4 conveniently located next to the bathroom. Currently used as a working study. Superb outlook through two picture windows to garden and river.

UTILITY ROOM, ceramic flooring, fitted sink unit, wall units and base units and L-shape worktops. Space for a free standing fridge freezer and tumble drier. Plumbing for washing machine. Access to insulated loft space above.

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM - a superb and very spacious farmhouse style kitchen with genuine heavy oak beamed ceiling. Attractive and useful central island unit with electric point and built in NEFF 4 point gas hob and fridge. Oven housing with built in NEFF double oven. Sink unit with range of solid wood base units, wall alcove with power for a second fridge. Window overlooking front garden. Spacious dining area with fully glazed door opening on to the rear terrace with river views. TV point.

Fitted carpet over quarry tiled floor Door leading through to:

LOUNGE - originally the barn now converted to form a magnificent spacious 16 foot high oak beamed living room partially overhung with a minstrel s gallery above. In the snug area a rustic brick fireplace covers one wall, fitted gas powered cast iron stove and twin display niches TV Point. Hardwood half glazed door to the front garden. To one side large hardwood fully glazed doors open out onto a Yorkshire stone patio with beautiful uninterrupted views of the river. To the other side is a full height bay window housing a craftsman-made solid oak staircase leading to the master bedroom suite and beyond. Fitted carpet over quarry tiled floor. Stairs to


MASTER BEDROOM situated in the minstrels gallery above the lounge with feature rustic brick wall, space for a super-king size bed, fitted privacy louvre blinds across the gallery. Sloping ceiling and walkway through to

DRESSING ROOM with double glazed Velux roof light, an L shaped bank of floor to ceiling wardrobes and alcove. Door into

EN SUITE BATHROOM Jack and Jill design with additional door through for access to the other bedrooms when required. Comprehensively upgraded three piece white suite and very large walk in shower cubicle. Ceramic tiled floor, low fitted cupboards. Heated chrome towel rail, double glazed Velux roof light. Sloping ceiling, feature illuminated wall with natural stone finish painted white.

Through 2nd door to

LANDING with access to roof space above bedroom 2 and main loft space above bathroom. Window overlooking front garden. Door to

BEDROOM 3 Currently used a single room but could be a double. Floor to ceiling window to front, sloping ceiling. Access to main loft space.

Through access from landing to

BEDROOM 2 - A substantial double room, dual aspect to front and side with lovely views down the garden towards the river. Full width range of fitted wardrobes utilising all the eaves storage. TV point.

Secondary open tread timber staircase leading back down into the central hallway.

Note all the original walls throughout the old part of the house have been left with their natural stone finish, textured and painted white, a particularly attractive characteristic.

The flooring under the carpets in the lounge and kitchen is fully quarry tiled .


Access is via a private driveway from Thistle Hill. Substantial front and side gravelled drive and hard standing which provides off street parking for numerous vehicles.

A covered car port to the rear gives additional parking and a large lockable storage room/workshop with power. Two additional stone outbuildings.

Large Yorkshire stone rear patio accessed from both the kitchen and lounge doors, provides plenty of space for outside entertaining with open views to the river. Stone flagged steps lead down to the garden and river and the remains of a 16th century mill building which now forms an attractive sunken garden feature. The rear garden is extensively laid to lawn and the remainder mostly natural mixed woodland. The River Nidd here is at its most picturesque being wide and shallow as it bubbles over rapids which once formed the dam to divert the river through the mill. There is a fenced off public footpath running through the land which links up to the Ringway walk and a pleasant riverside walk to Knaresborough.

There can be no doubt that this is one of the most unique properties located in Knaresborough. Viewing is strongly recommended to appreciate the opportunity on offer.

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Stephensons - Knaresborough

85 High Street, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 0HL

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