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Rigg House West, Hawes

Historic four bedroom Grade II listed home in the Yorkshire Dales comes to market

Rigg House West, an historic four bedroom Grade II listed property in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, has come to market for offers over £675,000.

Built around 1650, Rigg House West was originally part of one dwelling before being separated into two stunning properties. Having been left redundant for many years, the house was restored in the 19th century, to create a substantial family home with magnificent views over the Yorkshire fells.

Lizzie Tate, Property Agent at GSC Grays said: “Rigg House West has been lovingly updated by the current owners over 20 years. The existing four bedrooms, three of which are doubles, all enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside which provides a wonderful backdrop to the property. It includes a home office which could be used as an additional bedroom if desired,”

The house, which is built on a ridge above two becks, includes a number of character features including a unique curved stone wall, a large inglenook stone fireplace in the drawing room, an additional log-burning stove in the entrance hall, sash windows, cast iron open fireplaces to the first floor, exposed beams, various alcoves, stone sills and traditional stone-flagged flooring.

The superb, bespoke kitchen was made by The Joinery Shop and local tradesmen while the impressive lower-ground dining room creates the perfect setting in the converted cellar together with a walk in pantry.

Rigg House West is in an area that is part of the Dark Skies initiative, encouraging a natural wildlife habitat, including owls, deer and the endangered red squirrel. Otters are seen in the becks close to the property.

Outside the house, a stone-flagged patio seating area is perfect for entertaining with a separate lawn and several mature trees including horse chestnut, weeping silver birch, beech, sycamore and oak adding to the wonderful backdrop of the Dales.

The plot, extending to 0.6 acres approximately, is approached by a shared driveway, leading to the private parking area. The current owners have created a fantastic garage in keeping with the period style of the property, which has double timber doors, light and power connected. There is a potting/ garden room attached to the side, which has a curved wall mirroring the main house design.

The current owner said “If people want to live in a really rural community then that was the attraction for us, but from the house I can be in the City of London in four hours with a railway station just four miles away.

“You are part of a very distinctive area of the Yorkshire Dales and you are in and part of the Dales and the fell. “

Rigg House West is just under three miles from the market town of Hawes which has a range of shops, public houses, restaurants, a primary school, church, medical facilities and a weekly market and weekly livestock auction mart. The property is close to the Herriott Way, a 50 mile circular walk through Swaledale and Wensleydale.

Garsdale station is only 4 miles away on the Settle to Leeds line to provide links to mainline stations and the A684 links to both the M6 and A1 (M) for commuters.

Rigg House West is currently on the market with GSC Grays Richmond office with a guide price of £675,000. Tel 01748 829217.

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Nicolle Hamilton
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