DETAILS Cragg Hill House, Crag Lane, Killinghall, Harrogate HG3 2BB
Harrogate 4 miles Leeds 19 miles York 23 miles Leeds Bradford Airport 14 miles
Accommodation: Reception Hall. Cloaks/WC. Drawing Room. Sitting Room. Dining Room. Kitchen. Butlers Pantry and Utility. Cellar. Master Suite of Bedroom, Dressing and Bathroom. 4 Further Double Bedrooms. House Bathroom.
Attached 2 Bedroom Cottage. Detached Coach House Having Development Potential.
Private Grounds with Wooded Boundaries Extending Overall to Some 2.92 Acres
For Sale By Private Treaty
Cragg Hill House stands in a substantial private setting bordering open countryside with views over Lower Nidderdale towards the historic village of Ripley. Situated to the north west of the popular village of Killinghall, with an increasing range of local amenities, the extensive facilities in central Harrogate are some 4 miles to the south east. Leeds, Bradford and York are all within commuting distance and Harrogate has a direct train service to London Kings Cross. Crag Lane meanders out of the village and is a no through road further enhancing the appeal of this imposing country house that offers so much potential.
Offered for sale for the first time in over 60 years, Cragg Hill House has been a much loved family home for many decades. The property is now in need of complete modernisation and improvement. The property currently comprises a 5 bedroomed principal residence and attached 2 bedroomed cottage, and the latter could readily be incorporated to create one larger single dwelling if preferred. Opportunities of this nature are increasingly rare in the Harrogate area and it is quite clear that the style and elegance of the original building could be retained whilst incorporating the best of modern day living trends. There is also a substantial detached coach house/garage block on the western edge of the property that has potential for conversion to ancillary accommodation or indeed a separate dwelling (subject to appropriate consents) given there is a second driveway entrance onto Crag Lane.
The spacious ground floor living accommodation encompasses a central reception hall opening to a substantial drawing room that is complimented by a family sitting room, and separate dining room that in turn connects to ancillary accommodation including a former kitchen, pantry and utility plus cellars. The upper floor bedroom accommodation is no less impressive with a large master suite of bedroom, dressing room and bathroom, plus 4 double bedrooms and a house bathroom. The attached cottage comprises sitting room, kitchen and store rooms on the ground floor with two double bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor level. The cottage has an independent rear access but could easily be incorporated into the existing living accommodation, particularly at ground floor level.
Cragg Hill House stands in grounds of some 2.92 acres. Whilst now overgrown, it is readily apparent how the grounds could be restored to their former glory with sweeping lawns, mature trees to the boundaries and likewise on reinstatement, a substantial greenhouse and a redundant tennis court adjacent to the northern boundary.
The Coach House has conversion potential and extends to some 1260 sq ft overall comprising a wide car port, triple garage, and workshop.
Tenure – Freehold with vacant possession on completion.
Harrogate Borough Council – Band G
Services – Mains water, electricity, private drainage and oil central heating are believed to be installed. Prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries.
Agents Note – The property is being sold on behalf of Executors and has been the subject of a recent water leak hence the current condition and removal of the kitchen and other fitments.
Viewing – Strictly through the selling agents. Lister Haigh, Harrogate 01423 730700
Directions – By Killinghall Primary School on the Otley Road turn onto Crag Lane. Proceed along the lane for 0.5 miles, at the junction in the road bear left and continue along Crag Lane for a further 0.3 miles with the property then seen on the right hand side.