Woodside Lane, Cononley, Keighley BD20


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  • Bedrooms: 7
A superbly presented and spacious 17th century farmhouse set in an elevated position with fantastic views across the Aire Valley. This impressive property has been extensively renovated and upgraded by the current owners over recent years, yet retains much of it's original features and charm including open fireplaces with an Inglenook to the dining room, oak beams exposed timber floorboards and ceilings. This superior property has been a very successful Bed & Breakfast up until 2019 and clearly this could continue if of interest. A substantial property at just over 2000 square feet and set in approximately half an acre of grounds. The asking price includes a large link-detached annex with 2 double bedrooms, shower room, living-kitchen and planning.The nearby market town of Skipton is just a five minute drive away and Manchester and Leeds are within an hour. Cononley boasts a train station with direct trains Leeds and Skipton, Excellent Primary School, general store, 2 pubs and a take-take away

ground floor

An entrance porch leads into an impressive dining room featuring an Inglenook fireplace with large multi fuel stove, exposed roof timbers and providing ample space for a twelve person dining suite and furniture. With far reaching views across the Aire Valley from a with a boiler house under the staircase. Off from the dining room a cosy snug features a locally engineered cast iron working range and with again some superb views across the Aire Valley. An inner hallway leads to a 'Secret Draw' breakfast-kitchen having an extensive range of bespoke shaker style units incorporating large larder cupboards, drawers, and granite worktops. With great natural light and superb views via three windows and a stable style door. A centre island provides breakfast bar seating whilst taking in those views, and there is built in glass cupboard, polished stone tiling throughout, and a wood burning stove for primary heating. Included in the sale is an lpg range cooker set into a recess with mantle over. Fitted appliances include a microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. The living room is of generous proportions and has ample space for two or three sofas, chairs and furniture, and with good natural light from four windows with fantastic views, and features a hand carved Minster style stone fireplace encompassing a multi fuel stove. A delightful room with exposed oak beams.

First floor

A spacious landing provides space for furniture and with exposed timbers, return balustrade and 2 windows to the rear of the property. The master bedroom has terrific views across the Aire Valley and ample space for a King sized bed and furniture, and having a fitted cupboard. An en-suite shower room has exposed timber flooring, a quadrant shower enclosure, WC and washbasin, and again fine views. Bedrooms 2 & 3 are both large doubles with fitted cupboards and with views across the valley. Bedroom 4 is a smaller double with space for free standing or fitted furniture and again delightful views. The house bathroom is fully tiled and features a full sized panelled bath, period style washbasin and WC, and with a built in airing cupboard providing good linen storage.


To the front of the property a tarmacadam drive runs the full length leading up to the side of the house with further parking and terraced gardens below. To the side of the property there is a stone flagged parking area which leads to a substantial stone outhouse providing for a utility room with lighting, power and water, also a greenhouse and two timber sheds. A short flight of flagged steps then leads up to the rear gardens which are laid to rough grass with specimen trees and shrubs, and an evergreen hedge for the top boundary. In our opinion the rear gardens could perhaps be further landscaped to provide a fantastic alfresco dining area with arguably some of the best views this side of the valley.

2 bed annex with further planning

At the bottom end of the drive there is a detached stone built former garage / barn which has already been converted to the first floor, To the ground floor there is a double garage and workshop space and planning has been granted to convert this floor into a living room and kitchen thus providing a detached stand alone 2 storey dwelling, perhaps ideal as a holiday let or for a dependant relative.

The first floor accommodation comprises in brief:- Stairs rise from an entrance lobby to a reception / living area which is open-plan to a fitted kitchen featuring a range of shaker style units with granite effect worktops incorporating a sink. Integrated appliances include a fridge, dishwasher, oven and hob. There are 2 double bedrooms with Velux style windows, and a shower room with shower enclosure, vanity wash basin, WC and window to the gable. The apartment is finished to a high standard with quality floor-coverings and decorations throughout and has been a very successful holiday let in recent years. Outside there are pleasant gardens and parking for several vehicles. All set in a tranquil location.


The popular rural village of Cononley is set amidst open countryside whilst being served by local amenities including an excellent primary school, church, sub post office/general store, take-away and two public houses. A train station provides a regular services to Skipton, Keighley, Leeds and with connections to all the major UK City's. Also just an hour or so drive to Manchester and Leeds, and Skipton is just 5 minutes by car.

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