REDUCED. Large Detached House. Period Features. 5 Double Bedrooms. 2 Stunning Reception Rooms. 0.75 Acres. Study/Bedroom 6. Scope For Extension. Ample Parking. Secluded Plot. Close To Amenities. Read more
REDUCED. Large Detached House. Period Features. 5 Double Bedrooms. 2 Stunning Reception Rooms. 0.75 Acres. Study/Bedroom 6. Scope For Extension. Ample Parking. Secluded Plot. Close To Amenities.
DESCRIPTION Sansbury Mount offers the best in late Victorian elegance, in a secluded spot on the edge of the bustling North Yorkshire market town of High Bentham. This large, detached residence has 5 double bedrooms and sits in a three quarter acre plot and would make a great family home, whilst also providing plenty of opportunity for further extension. Packed full of period features and arranged over three floors, this is a most impressive property, of a type rarely available in this area.
Throughout the property, there are an abundance of period features including, exposed original flooring; skirting boards; doors; coving; stained glass; fireplaces and even two rewired original copper ceiling lights. The house has been sensitively renovated over the last two decades by the current owners, including the restoration of the magnificent bannisters and spindles. Most windows are now double glazed, but with the retention of striking stained glass, as per the original specification.
On the ground floor, there is the impressive Hallway; Living Room with French Doors; Dining Room with amazing bay window; Kitchen, including gas-fired Aga and two porches, providing additional storage space.
The first floor comprises of three double bedrooms - two with impressive bay windows to the front aspect and a good-sized Family Bathroom which has recently been refitted to a high standard.
The second floor has two large double bedrooms; a recently refitted Shower Room; storage and an additional, currently window-less room, that could be used as a Study, sixth bedroom or be converted to an ensuite bathroom for Bedroom Five.
Outside, Sansbury Mount is surrounded by its gardens, currently laid down to lawn; vegetable patches; mature hedges and trees, including a number bearing fruit. There is plenty of parking and a large wooden shed for storage, along with an adjacent log store. In the past, planning permission has been granted for the construction of a bungalow in the grounds and there is a large area next to the house, which is ideal for further extension of the property, should that be required.
High Bentham is a living market town, with grocery stores, butchers, hardware shop, bank, Post Office and a range of pubs and bars. There is a well-rated and modern Primary School, along with a Pharmacy and Doctors' Surgery. The town sits on the edge of the wonderful Forest of Bowland AONB and provides easy access to the nearby Yorkshire Dales - Ingleborough can be seen from many points in the town. The Lake District can be easily reached and Lancaster and the M6 are under half an hour away by car. Bentham has a train station, providing connection to Skipton and Leeds. Nearby towns include Settle and the popular Kirkby Lonsdale, with its renowned QES secondary school.
Sansbury Mount is on mains drainage, with Gas Central Heating.
REARPORCH Handy porch, with stable door, power and light. Good coat and boot space, with room for an upright fridge freezer. Original back door through to kitchen.
KITCHEN9' 6" x 11' 10" (2.9m x 3.63m) Wooden base units with granite work surfaces, built in fridge and space/plumbing for dishwasher. Gas-fired Aga, with old stone lintel over. Double French Farmhouse/Butler-style sink. Double glazed window to rear aspect. Cupboard housing Potterton boiler. Vinyl floor covering. Ceiling lights. Door to under stairs pantry. Door to hall.
DININGROOM11' 5" x 15' 7" (3.49m x 4.77m Max) An elegant room with striking walk-in bay window. Double glazed window with fantastic stained glass with aspect to front of property. 2 radiators.
Period features include: Panelled door, coving, picture rail, floorboards, skirting and original Adam's style oak fireplace surround and mantle, with reproduction cast iron grate. There is even a fully rewired original copper ceiling light.
LIVINGROOM14' 7" x 13' 10" (4.46m x 4.23m Max) A comfortable living room with a great front aspect, via elegant French Doors. There is also an original leaded light window to the side aspect. TV point. 2 radiators.
Period features include: Panelled door, coving, picture rail, floorboards, skirting and original fireplace, with tile surround and cast iron grate. The central ceiling rose is an appropriate reproduction.
ENTRANCEHALL The original front door is to the western side of the house and has lovely stained glass. The striking restored pine banisters, spindles and panelling of the staircase are very impressive. A secondary glazed original stained glass window provides light for the first flight of stairs.
The hallway is carpeted and there is the second of the original rewired lights. Coving and skirting boards are period and add to the overall impact of this impressive space.
SIDEPORCH A later addition, this porch has a wooden single glazed door. It has in time, been used as a utility space.
HALL The restored bannisters and spindles continue. Continuation of neutral carpet from downstairs hallway. There is a radiator and wall lights. All doors leading off to accommodation on this floor, are original.
FAMILYBATHROOM Original sash windows to rear aspect with blinds. White bath with shower taps. Separate walk-in rainwater shower. White WC and vanity unit. Underfloor heating. Ceramic, non-slip tiles. Ceiling light. Victorian style heated towel rail.
MASTERBEDROOM15' 9" x 11' 5" (4.81m x 3.50m Max excl bay) With its wonderful bay window, with aspect to the front of the property and views of the Bowland Fells, this is a lovely bedroom. Blinds. Neutral carpet. Radiator.
Period features include: Skirting and picture rail.
BEDROOM213' 10" x 13' 5" (4.23m x 4.09m Max) Spacious double bedroom with replacement sash, double glazed, window to front aspect. Radiator.
Exposed floorboards, ceiling light and period skirting boards.
BEDROOM311' 2" x 9' 6" (3.42m x 2.90m) Most recently used as a study, this is a good sized double bedroom, with UPVC window to side aspect. Curtains. Radiator. Ceiling light.
Period Features include: Exposed floorboards and picture rail.
HALL Neutral carpet as on lower floors, single glazed window to rear aspect. Restored bannister and spindles. Original doors to accommodation.
SHOWERROOM Large corner shower, WC and vanity unit. Heated towel rail. Under-eaves storage with pressurised cylinder. Vinyl flooring, extractor and ceiling light.
BEDROOM415' 7" x 14' 6" (4.75m x 4.44m Max) A great double bedroom with excellent under-eaves storage facility. This room has been fully insulated. UPVC window to side aspect, with curtains. Radiator. Neutral carpet. Access to partially boarded loft space.
BEDROOM513' 10" x 13' 5" (4.23m x 4.09m Max) Another fully insulated double bedroom, with carpet, radiator and light. UPVC window to side aspect. Curtains. Loft access.
STUDY/BEDROOM11' 2" x 7' 6" (3.42m x 2.30m) Most recently used for storage, this room does not have a door, or window. It would make a great bedroom 6, study or ensuite for the adjourning room.
EXTERIOR In a 0.75 acre plot, Sansbury Mount has lawns, vegetable patches, mature trees and shrubs. The lawned area to the right of the drive, approaching the house, has previously had planning permission for the construction of a bungalow.
To the rear of the house, there is a large area for parking, with a wooden shed and log store.
Fruit trees: Plum; Apple; Pear; Crab apple and Damson.