Countersett, Askrigg, Leyburn


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
Grade II listed home nestled in a tranquil setting of around 1.7 acres of Woodland, Orchard & Gardens in the national park within an array of outbuildings.

Chapel Farm House

A Grade II Listed home in a tranquil and simply idyllic setting, nestled within around 1.7 acres of woodland and gardens, in the hamlet of Countersett, close to Semer Water, on the flanks of Raydale. The main house is a charming, understated home which has been sympathetically restored retaining many original features and has been further enhanced by the adjoining barn conversion which is equally sympathetic to both setting and the original building. The house offers spacious and versatile living options having three reception rooms, dining kitchen, five bedrooms and two bathrooms. The arrangement of the accommodation works well as one home, but equally, the separation of the barn conversion element offers a welcoming space for extended family to stay, both having their own entrances. Externally, there are an array of buildings including a stone double garage & workshop, The Piggery a detached two storey barn with first floor annex accommodation, agricultural barn, stone barn and a kitchen garden, all set within around 1.7 acres of delightful woodland with a beck and waterfall to the northern edge. The woodland is home to abundant bird life and red squirrels.

Ground Floor Accommodation

The main front door opens to the sitting room, a dual aspect room which is the heart of this home and is the connection to the accommodation, leading to the dining room, rear hall and main stairs. It has some lovely features including stone mullion windows, exposed ceiling beams and a chimney breast with a multi fuel burning stove set on a stone hearth. The adjacent dining room has many features including niches, stone flagged floor and a walk-in pantry with stone slab shelving. The dining kitchen is triple aspect room with exposed and painted beamed ceiling and a simple rustic style of kitchen base cupboards with a Rayburn which operates the central heating for the older part of the house. From the kitchen there is access to a lobby, cloakroom/WC and the front gardens.

Returning to the sitting room stone steps rise to the rear hall. Here, there is a curved stone staircase leading to the first floor, a suite of useful cupboards, a door opening to the woodland to the rear and access to the dual aspect living room. This has an inglenook fireplace with stone lintel and multi fuel stove set on a quarry tiled hearth.

First Floor Accommodation

There are two staircases, one of which leads to the three bedrooms and bathroom in main house, and the other of which leads to the remaining two bedrooms and second bathroom in the barn conversion. The inter-connection between the two is the second bathroom. The main three bedrooms are all large double rooms, the largest of which has a vaulted and beamed ceiling with door opening to an elevated terrace and external stone staircase. The two bedrooms in the barn conversion are both double, and one has been multi purposed, having the installation of some base kitchen units with a single drainer sink unit to provide flexible living accommodation.


Chapel Farm House is in an idyllic setting within around 1.7 acres in all including gardens, woodland, an orchard and an array of outbuildings. There is an in-and-out drive which runs around the perimeter of a small orchard and encompasses a double garage and workshop. There are external doors to the sitting room, lobby and rear hall. Immediately in front of the property is a walled forecourt with stone flagging, seating and tables. A pedestrian right of way in favour of the Quaker Meeting House which adjoins the property runs down the drive. The woodland is planted with a mixture of indigenous species of trees and to the northern perimeter is a beck and waterfall. A walled kitchen garden adjoins a courtyard area with cold frames and open access to an agricultural barn. In addition, the piggery is a detached two-storey stone barn which has first floor annex accommodation.


Double Garage & Workshop

A stone building with stone pitched roof. Two up and over doors, power and water are supplied. The building measures 4.55m x 8.33m, with a utility room off to the side.

Agricultural Barn

Constructed of breeze block with Yorkshire boarding measuring 9m x 10m internally. There are photovotaic and thermal solar panels on the roof of the barn, and a hot water tank inside.

The Piggery & Stone Barn

The Piggery is a two-storey stone barn which is open to the ground floor and houses a two-room annex to the first floor comprising two rooms and a shower/WC. In addition, there is a stone barn which adjoins the Quaker Meeting House.

Services and Other Information

The property has a combination of oil-fired central heating to the main and air source heat pump to the newer portion of the building. We are advised that the property is served with mains drainage and water. In addition, there are solar panels which we understand still have the benefit of a feed-in tariff.

Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way

Chapel Farm House is sold subject to, and with, the benefit of existing rights of way, whether public or private, light, drainage, water and electricity supplies and all other rights, obligations, easements, quasi-easements and all wayleaves or covenants whether disclosed or not. Notwithstanding this we understand that there is a pedestrian right of access from the main road down the drive for the Quaker Meeting House, this is the only entrance to the Meeting House which meets monthly and welcomes visitors, this is denoted by a dotted line on the plan.


Strictly by appointment through the Selling Agents GSC Grays.

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1. These particulars are a general guide only and do not form any part of any offer or contract.

2. All descriptions, including photographs, dimensions and other details are given in good faith but no warranty is provided. Statements made should not be relied upon as facts and anyone interested must satisfy themselves as to their accuracy by inspection or otherwise.

3. Neither GSC Grays nor the vendors accept responsibility for any error that these particulars may contain however caused.

4. Any plan is for guidance only and is not drawn to scale. All dimensions, shapes, and compass bearings are approximate and should not be relied upon without checking them first.

5. Nothing in these particulars shall be deemed to be a statement that the property is in good condition, repair or otherwise nor that any services or facilities are in good working order.

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