One of Yorkshire's most exceptional rural properties is now for sale. Daggerstones in the village of Healaugh in Swaledale is a rural idyll that sits a mile from Reeth. On the market with Robin Jessop at £1.35m, it offers an escape to the country with views so spectacular that it is hard to tear yourself away from them.
Renovated with love and great care, it includes a large south-facing farmhouse, a part-renovated two-storey barn, a former cow byre, a second barn and a stable. Set in 27 acres of grassland, wild flower meadows and woodland, it also has a hogg house, used as a shelter for sheep, which won a Best Building Design Award for historic restoration.
The land is also home to the ruins of Bank House farmhouse, a stone field barn and rabbit-fenced gardens with an orchard. If you are wondering where the property’s name comes, it is the historic rocks in the area, which are known as Daggerstones.
Estate agent Tim Gower of Robin Jessop’s Leyburn office sees lots of beautiful homes in the Dales but his visits to value and list this one has prompted genuine excitement and rare hyperbole. He says: “Daggerstones is arguably one of the most complete country properties we have had the pleasure of selling. It stands superbly in a spectacular and secluded location. It is a real hidden-gem.”
The accommodation at Daggerstones is beautifully presented and extends to 3,283 sqft. The house has oil fired central heating and is double glazed and has a spacious entrance hall which features a stone-flags with underfloor heating that runs throughout the ground floor.There is a study, along with a sitting room with wood-burning stove and dual aspect windows that make the most of the spectacular views.
The large kitchen/dining room/living room is perfect for entertaining. There is an oil-fired AGA with an additional gas ring and electric AGA oven module, integrated dishwasher, fridge freezer and a generous range of bespoke base units. This area also has a snug, a larder, separate pantry and a boot room/utility with cloakroom.
To the first floor, there are four double bedrooms, each enjoying a beautiful outlook. The principal suite has a dressing room and an ensuite with roll top bath. The other bedrooms
share a family bathroom and shower room.The landing area features a bespoke library space.
Outside, there are extensive gardens with cottage garden flower beds with terraces and a kitchen garden with raised beds and a greenhouse. There is also a feature wildlife area with pond. All of the gardens are rabbit fenced and have been managed in a sustainable and ecological manner.
There is also a detached, two storey stone barn with additional single storey former cow byre. This offers huge flexibility and has been partly renovated, having the benefit of a new roof and loft floor. Subject to the necessary planning consents, this would make a home office, ancillary accommodation or a holiday let. There is a further stone barn at the entrance with new roof and loft floor. Daggerstone also has an old horse stable and kennel close.
One of the mist charming featuues is the heather thatched hogg house, which provides shelter for stock which graze the land. There are also ruins of Bank House Farmhouse on the hillside which provide an interesting featur, along with a detached stone field barn. This is complemented by an orchard and fruit cage in Bank House garden. Overall, the grounds extend to 27 acres of grassland, mixed indigenous woodland and wildflower meadows
For details contact Robin Jessop, tel: 01969 622800, www.robinjessop.co.uk