Price £ 785,000
Reference 45235
Address Gargrave Road, Skipton, BD23 1QN
(Map Location)
Beds 5
Baths 2
Type Villa
Tenure Freehold
Plot Area 409 m2
Built Area 112.7 m2

An outstanding and unique stone built Victorian villa with many original features and scope for additional living/office space (Viewings available under Government Guidelines).


Presented here is one of the very few remaining original double fronted grand Victorian villas in a very sought after area of Skipton, close to the town centre and the town’s widely acclaimed schools. This property is set back from the road with two large lawns and represents a very rare opportunity to own and live in a magnificent and distinctive residence.

This elegant double fronted stone Victorian villa built in 1890, is beautifully presented for modern living whilst retaining many of its original features.

Skipton is a historic and vibrant market town on the southern tip of the Yorkshire Dales national park and offers restaurants, cafes, pubs shops, local cinema, medieval castle and canal basin. The town is popular with walkers and cyclists, and regularly hosts tourist events (e.g. Puppet Festival, Waterways Festival etc.)

There are direct rail services to Kings Cross, Leeds and Bradford as well as services to the dales, Carlisle and beyond.

The property is a few minutes walk to Skipton High Street and close to both Ermysted’s Boys Grammar School and Skipton Girls High School which are both widely acclaimed as two of the finest schools in the country.

The property comprises of five bedrooms, two bathrooms three reception rooms, kitchen and separate utility room. There is a private garden and gated driveway to the rear of the property. In addition, there is further living space on the second floor of the property which includes four good sized rooms, kitchen and bathroom. This space is currently used as an office and studio. There is also a basement which is currently used as a workshop.

This elegant residence has large light and airy rooms with high ceilings, ornate plasterwork, large doors and elaborate skirting boards and architraves.

In detail the property comprises of:


The accommodation comprises a large front entrance with original Minton tiled floor entering through an original inner door, surrounded by leaded stained glass. The Minton floor continues into the spacious entrance hallway providing access to reception rooms, kitchen and basement with a staircase to the first floor. In addition the hallway includes a small cloak room, separate wash room with W.C. And a traditional iron radiator.

Sitting Room (15ft x 15ft)

The ground floor comprises the sitting room with a front elevation which is handsomely proportioned, benefitting from a spectacular bay of sash windows. This room contains an original marble fireplace with modern living flame gas fire, beautiful high ceilings with decorative coving and centre ceiling rose, picture rails and grand chandelier.

Dining Room (15ft x 15ft)

The formal dining room features an original marble fireplace with tiled fire surround and is fitted with an inset gas fire. As with many rooms in the house the dining room includes a high ceiling, picture rails, decorative coving and elaborate ceiling rose with a large crystal glass chandelier. Two traditional iron radiators sit beneath the double window.

Family Room (15ft x 12ft)

The family room, again with period features, provides an alternative living room which is currently used as a comfortable space for watching TV, reading and listening to music. The fireplace contains a ‘wood burning’ type gas stove and there are views of the rear garden.

Kitchen Diner (15ft x 15ft)

The newly fitted kitchen is fitted with Shaker style cabinets with solid oak doors finished in ivory. These are topped with black quartz/granite worktops and in the centre of the kitchen is a large matching island unit.

The kitchen includes a double under mounted sink, integrated dishwasher and Smeg double oven with six ring gas fired hob mounted within the fireplace. There is a Neff extractor fitted within the fireplace venting to the outside. In addition there is a large original victorian larder cupboard, space for a small dining table and a full height modern radiator.

This light and airy room looks out on to the rear garden and provides access to the spacious utility room.

Utility/Garden Room

The utility room is fitted in the same style units and granite/quartz worktops as the kitchen and includes double Belfast sink, walk in larder and walk in cupboard designed to house the gas central heating boiler and laundry appliances. With all of the white goods are out of sight, it makes this a very pleasant space.

Within the laundry area there is a modern gas combination boiler, with plumbing for a washing machine, space for a tumble dryer and enough space for another appliance such as a freezer. The larder is fitted with shelving, forms a large pantry.

The utility room provides access to the rear garden and patio areas.

Family Bathroom

The large luxurious family bathroom is fitted with a white roll top bath, walk in shower with stone shower tray and high quality Duravit WC and wash basin. Modern recessed lighting and two windows ensure that this is a light and airy space.


This large spacious area is lit by three hight level gallery windows and leads to four double bedrooms and one single bedroom. A door provides access to a staircase leading to an additional living space on the second floor.

Master Bedroom (15’ 0” x 15’ 0”)

As with many rooms in the house this large double bedroom features an original marble fireplace with tiled fire surround, high ceiling, picture rails, decorative coving and elaborate ceiling rose. In addition there is a generous modern en-suite with shower, basin and WC.

Bedroom 2 (15’ 0” x 15’ 0”)

The same size as the master bedroom, this room has similar features to other rooms with an original marble fireplace with tiled fire surround, high ceiling, picture rails, decorative coving and ceiling rose.

Bedrooms 3, 4 and 5

Bedroom 3 (15’ 0” x 14’ 9”) , a large spacious bedroom contains a built in linen cupboard and overlooks the rear garden. As with other rooms, it has coving, picture rails and decorative ceiling rose. Also to the rear of the house is the fourth double bedroom (13’ 9” x 12’ 0”).

Bedroom 5 (10’ 3” x 7’ 0”) is located at the from of the house provides for a reasonable single bedroom or nursery.

Loft Living Space

During the 1980s the living space within the loft was extended to provide a small self contained 4 roomed flat with its own bathroom and Kitchen. Rooms within this area are currently used for an office an art studio and storage all benefitting from kitchen and bathroom facilities separate from the main house.

The flat is fitted with many Velux windows and, with some refurbishment, would provide very light and airy guest or family accommodation.

Basement (15ft x 15ft)

The basement equipped with power and lighting is currently used as a workshop and includes an original stone table in the centre of the room. A window provide natural light and ventilation.


At the rear of the property is a private terrace with steps up to the rear lawned garden. In addition a granite gravel driveway provides off street parking and is accessed through large full height double gates.


  • Beautifully Restored and Renovated
  • New Plumbing and Electrics
  • Efficient Combination Boiler
  • Large Marble Fireplaces
  • Minton Tiled Hall
  • Master Bedroom En-Suite
  • Front and Rear Gardens
  • Modern Fire and Burgular Alarms
  • Large Basement
  • Scope for Additional Guest Accomodation

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