Carlton In Coverdale, Leyburn, North Yorkshire


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
Abbots Thorn is a 200 year old traditional stone built Dales House offering really spacious family living accommodation with three reception rooms, a breakfast kitchen with Aga, six bedrooms, three of which are en-suite plus a house bathroom in a modern white suite. The property occupies a prominent position with a southerly aspect and reputedly has the only round chimney stacks in the Dales. The property has previously been run as a B&B.


The small village of Carlton is set in the picturesque dale of Coverdale, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Main line train services from Northallerton (23 miles), Airports are at Newcastle, Leeds and Middleton St George (Durham Tees valley). Access to A1 North/South is at Leeming Bar (18 miles). Please note that all distances are approximate.


Carlton has a community owned public house and village hall. Close to the racing town of Middleham (approx four miles), the market town of Leyburn is approximately 6 miles away and boasts a local market, several hotels, restaurants/public houses and a livestock auction mart. Buses from Leyburn connect to Richmond, Hawes, Bedale and Ripon. Local primary schools are at Middleham and Leyburn with secondary schools at Leyburn and Richmond. There are private schools at Newton le Willows (Aysgarth Prep), Barnard Castle and Ripon.


Abbots Thorn is a 200 year old traditional stone built Dales House that reputedly has the only round chimney stacks in the Dales. Offering generous accommodation over two levels and briefly comprising: three reception rooms, kitchen and utility area with six first floor bedrooms, three of which are en-suite, and a family bathroom. Externally there are front and rear gardens and a garage with access to the rear. Central village position with south facing aspect. Historically, the property has been ideally suited to offering B&B accommodation and therefore offers income potential as well as a generous family home.

Entrance Hall

With recessed part glazed entrance door leading into the hall way and with access leading to the ground floor accommodation. Staircase leading to the first floor, and to:

Cloak Room and W.C

Cloaks room with low level flush w.c and hand basin.

Sitting Room

4.24 x 2.99m (13'11 x 9'10 )

A south facing room with a range of features including fireplace with cast-iron burner, slate hearth and fireplace surround, picture rail.

Living Room

4.21 x 3.95m (13'10 x 13'0 )

A delightful room with beamed ceiling, fireplace with cast-iron burner and aspect to the front of the property. Door to:

Dining Room

4.35 x 2.71m (14'3 x 8'11 )

With window seat and plate rack. Access to:


5.69 x 2.61m (18'8 x 8'7 )

A fabulous space with an extensive range of floor and wall mounted country oak units, working surfaces with integral sink unit, tiled splashbacks, electric four oven Aga, tiled floor, plumbing for dish-washer, window to the rear and door leading to the rear entrance porch.

Utility Room

2.65 x 2.58m (8'8 x 8'6 )

A versatile space with original stone slab floor and shelves.

Rear Entrance Porch

Leading to the rear garden and garage.

First Floor


An attractive stone return staircase with views of Penhill, leads to the open landing with window to the rear and has doors leading to all bedrooms.

Bedroom One

4.48m x 3.41m (14'8 x 11'2 )

A lovely south facing room with window overlooking the village and countryside beyond, access to the:


With white three piece suite, shower with electric shower, wash-hand basin and low level flush w.c.

Bedroom Two

4.28m x 4.14m (14'1 x 13'7 )

Again, a good double to the front with further fitted en-suite shower room.

Bedroom Three

4.12m x 3.32m (13'6 x 10'11 )

A double to the front with en-suite shower room.

Bedroom Four

3.32m x 2.93m (10'11 x 9'7 )

A good sized room to the front with hand basin.

Bedroom Five

2.78m x 2.74m (9'1 x 9'0 )

A charming space with window to the rear garden.

Bedroom Six

2.67m x 2.65m (8'9 x 8'8 )

To the rear, a further bedroom or hobby room/office.

Family Bathroom

Modern white suite with panel bath with shower fitted over, glass screen, wash hand basin, low level w.c, chrome ladder towel rail, tiled walls and window to the rear.


To the front there is a forecourt garden with boundary wall having iron gate and path leading to the front door, separate drive leading to the garage.

The rear gardens are raised and overlook the fields beyond, There is a concrete yard leading to the garage.


5.7m x 3.48m (18'8 x 11'5 )

Well proportioned with up and over door, access to the rear garden.


The property is believed to be Freehold with vacant possession.


The property is connected to mains electricity and sewerage. The property is connected to the private village water supply. It is centrally heated by an oil fired boiler.

Local Authority

The Local Authority is Richmondshire District Council. Tel: 01748 829100.


Viewings are strictly by appointment only via the Agents GSC Grays, tel: 01969 600120

Particulars and Photographs

Particulars were written February 2018 and photographs were taken February 2018.

Arrange viewing 01969 368025

GSC Grays - Leyburn

15 High Street, Leyburn, North Yorkshire

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