If you’re looking to reconnect with nature, live in an iconic 400 year old Yorkshire homestead, escape from being at the mercy of increasing fuel bills, live truly off-grid, but with all the modern convenience and luxury we’ve come to expect, then look no further…
Living at Crina Bottom is unique, this special house is one of Yorkshire’s most photographed/painted scenes and with good reason. It sits halfway up Ingleborough, one of the famous Yorkshire 3 Peaks. Breathtaking views like these are hard to beat whatever the weather.
You’ll live immersed in nature, surrounded by silence, only broken by the sounds of wildlife, with our resident Tawny owl calling to his mate, kestrels, Sky larks, Wheat ears, the distinctive Snipe and their Spring mating call and the plaintive cry of the Curlew, this really is getting away from it all. Being part of this amazing wilderness but also connecting with the local farming community, with the mountain sheep population wandering the Fell as they’ve done for hundreds of years, it is a pleasure to watch and appreciate their quirky characters and routines.
Crina Bottom life is not just about being situated on the Fell but being part of the Fell, it’s seamless.
Adam and Moira, December 2023.
Fell Lane runs from the edge of Ingleton, for approx. 1.5 miles, until it reaches Crina Bottom - set in beautiful isolation with the most stunning view of Ingleborough. This is the Yorkshire Dales National Park at its most impressive. Maintained as a bridleway, a 4*4 is required for vehicular access.
Ingleton is a thriving destination for holidays and has a great community spirit. There's a good range of shops, bars and places to eat - along with an open air swimming pool and famous waterfalls walk. The village has a primary school and excellent secondary education options are available at both Settle College and QES, Kirkby Lonsdale.
The A65 provides road connections to Skipton, Settle, Kirkby Lonsdale, Kendal and the M6. Lancaster is around 30 minutes in the car. Trains can be caught on the Leeds/Lancaster line at High Bentham and Clapham.
What does off-grid mean…
We are NOT connected to any mains supplies, electricity, water gas or phone – No more utility bills or contracts.
We generate our own electricity using a wind turbine with a generator for when it isn’t windy, approximately two thirds of the power is from the wind turbine. The system is fully automatic, using our bank of batteries which can store 2 days worth of electricity.
Costs: The wind turbine is under the government Feed In Tariff scheme, so we get paid for all power generated (around £1,200 per annum). The generator uses Red diesel at around 90p/L, easily available, and uses 50-70L a month (around £800 per annum) So a profit of £400! That’s a very positive fuel bill!
Our water comes from the mountainside and we have installed a water treatment plant ensuring the water is suitable for drinking. There are 2 x 10,000L water tanks which are fed by gravity from a stream 60M above us and 900M away which provide ample water supply.
We have a septic tank located within the title area.
We have mobile broadband using a Vodafone tower in Bentham and we have recorded speeds up to 20Mbps when installing, currently on contract @ £30 per month at a max speed of 10Mbps. There is always the option of Starlink, space based internet at greater speeds if needed.
We have installed the most environmentally sustainable heating system available to work in this off-grid situation. Using a local company to fit a Biomass boiler, fed by renewable quality wood pellets. This system falls under the Government’s “renewable heat incentive” and as such you’ll currently receive £1400 per annum.
We have a parcel box at the bottom of Fell Lane.
Adam and Moira, December 2023.
Offering luxurious guest accommodation, both guest bedrooms provide views to the summit of Ingleborough - as does the guest dining room, where breakfast and evening meals are provided. The business has a slick website, along with Facebook and Instagram pages. Between May to August, a refreshment kiosk is operated for hikers on their way up or down Ingleborough.
There is potential to expand the guest accommodation through conversion of the current storerooms, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents.
Furniture, fixtures, website and social media assets are available for the ongoing business operation, subject to separate negotiation.
Viewings are by appointment via Fisher Hopper Estate Agents.
A 4*4 is required to reach the property and transport will be provided by the vendors - with collection from a parking area on the B6255, just outside Ingleton.
In brief, the ground floor accommodation comprises: through passage; laundry room housing Biomass boiler; ground floor shower room; workshop; plant room housing diesel generator; good-sized dining room with reception area and views; cosy sitting room with beautiful period range incorporating open fire; generous family kitchen/diner; porch for coats and boots and a traditional pantry.
On the first floor a 2 tier landing provides access to the 4 bedrooms, with good storage space. Bedrooms 1 and 2 are both generous doubles with sumptuous en-suites. Bedroom 3 is a smaller double with en-suite. The 4th bedroom is a single and currently used as a store room.
Outside and to the rear, there are 4 attached outbuildings providing storage - including a wood store - and with potential for conversion, subject to the necessary planning consents. To the side is a detached timber building housing the water retention tanks.
The plot extends to approx. 4.9 acres comprising: private garden; nature garden; limestone crags and 2 paddocks totaling approx. 2.6 acres. There is ample parking to the rear on common land at the end of Fell Lane.
Council Tax Band B.
New Accoya double glazed windows.
Generous dining room with double glazed casement windows to the side and rear aspects, with stunning views to Ingleborough. Reception area for guests. Glazed feature alcove recesses. Exposed floorboards. Radiator.
Inner hall connecting the dining room to the sitting room. Stairs with carpet runner. Timber flooring.
Delightful cosy sitting room with double glazed casement windows to the rear aspect. Stunning period range incorporating open fire. Storage cupboard. Painted beams. Radiator. Exposed floorboards.
Generous family kitchen/diner with double glazed casement window to the rear aspect and double glazed stable door to the front aspect. Range of base mounted units and central island with complimentary worktops. Belfast sink. Rangemaster cooker with extractor over. Integral dishwasher. Space for American style fridge freezer. Exposed floorboards. Radiator.
Useful porch with double glazed windows to the side and double glazed external door to the rear aspect. Ample space for coats and boots.
Traditional farmhouse pantry with shelving.
Through passage providing access to the house, laundry, shower room, workshop and plant room.
Good-sized laundry/utility room housing Biomass boiler. Plumbing for washing machine. Space for dryer.
Workshop with fitted bench.
Ground floor shower room. Shower, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Tiled flooring.
Large plant room housing diesel tank and generator.
Spacious split level first floor landing with double glazed window to the front aspect and views. Ample space for storage cupboards/wardrobes. Shelving. 2 loft hatches. Painted floorboards, and carpet to raised level. Radiator.
Luxurious double guest bedroom with dual aspect double glazed casement windows to the side and front, affording lovely views to the summit of Ingleborough. Deep window sills. Feature painted paneling, beams and stonework. Carpet. Radiator.
Superb bedroom 1 en-suite with double glazed casement window to the rear aspect. Large walk-in shower, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Extractor. Painted feature paneling. Painted floorboards. Radiator with heated towel rail.
Another stylish double guest bedroom with double glazed casement window to the front aspect and views to Ingleborough. Deep window sill. Shelving recess. Painted paneling and beams. Carpet. Radiator.
Sumptuous bedroom 2 en-suite with double glazed casement window to the rear aspect. Large walk-in shower, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Extractor. Timber flooring. Radiator with heated towel rail.
Smaller double bedroom with double glazed casement window to the rear aspect. Painted beams. Carpet. Radiator.
Bedroom 3 en-suite with shower, wash hand basin and WC. Extractor. Tiled floor.
Good-sized single bedroom with double glazed casement window to the rear aspect. Currently used as a store room.
Overall plot at approx. 4.9 acres with private garden to side of house, nature garden to rear, patio seating area to rear with access to outbuildings; 2 rough grazing paddocks extending to approx. 2.6 acres and a spectacular escarpment with limestone crags, mature trees and wind turbine.
Attached outbuilding to rear. Detached timber building housing water retention tanks.
Log store with Calor gas cylinders for Rangemaster cooker.
Good-sized store with door to patio seating area, open door to side garden and window to rear.
Store room with door and window to patio seating area.
Store room with double doors to patio seating area.
Large timber store housing water retention tanks.
Paddocks and escarpment fall within open access and common land. Private gardens to side and rear. Parking currently on common land.
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