The Farmhouse, Upper Booth Farm, Rishworth
Contact: VG Estate Agent, tel: 01422 822277, www.vgestates.co.uk
This farmhouse sits in a rural hamlet of converted farm buildings within walking distance of the sought-after village of Rishworth, which is home to award-winning restaurants and the highly-regarded Rishworth School. The property comes with far-reaching views, 2.5 acres of land and is just a few minutes drive from the M62. A much-loved family home, it has a host of period features, including mullion windows, exposed stone walls, flagged floors and beams. There is a sitting room with stone fireplace housing a multi-fuel stove, a dining room with French doors onto the garden, a cosy breakfast kitchen and a utility room. On the first floor, there are three large double bedrooms and two bathrooms. Outside, there is parking for four vehicles, a large lawn/children’s play area and an outdoor dining area. The land, which is suitable for horses or livestock, has separate gated access from the road.
Bishopdale House, Pateley Bridge
Contact: Strutt and Parker, tel: 01423 561274, www.struttandparker.com
Bishopdale House is a characterful converted chapel. Substantially refurbished in 2016, the property is in an elevated position above Pateley Bridge and has breathtaking views across Nidderdale from almost every window. It is one of only two properties in the British Isles built as a combination chapel and registrar’s house. The chapel is on the left side of the building and the registrar’s accommodation is on the right.
Bishopdale House has a reception hall, three ground floor reception rooms, a large kitchen with Aga and pantry and a cloakroom and utility room. The cellar has three rooms offering additional storage or a separate workshop. On the first floor. There are five bedrooms and three bathrooms. Outside, there is parking for several cars and a separate double garage. A mezzanine floor above the garage offers the perfect space for a studio, office or additional storage. The enclosed gardens are mostly laid to lawn with a wide variety of established trees and borders, giving colour throughout the year. The house is in walking distance of the town, which has a host of amenities.