Buy me LOCATION LOCATION Described by Callum Woodhouse as ‘very similar to Corfu in just how beautiful it is… just with added rain’, Skipton and Wharfedale are home to some of the most stunning scenery in the county. Callum of course is Tristan Farnon in the latest series of All Creatures Great and Small - much of which was filmed in the area. Starting its journey near Hubberholme, the River Wharfe cuts through lush, green valleys demarcated with dry stone walls and magnificent limestone outcrops and waterfalls on its way to Bolton Abbey, Ilkley, Otley and eventually Tadcaster. With historic inns peppering the route, the valley has always been popular with tourists. The larger village of Grassington with its vibrant arts scene and outstanding rated secondary school is a popular choice for families, as is the thriving market town of Skipton, celebrated as the official ‘Gateway to the Dales’. Old Crook Carr Farm, Bracewell If you hanker for home in the heart of the countryside with dramatic landscapes on the doorstep and outstanding views, this handsome home ticks the boxes. A fantastic family home providing spacious luxury living accommodation with high quality fixtures and fittings throughout, this property is one of a kind. The property benefits from garaging, stables, an indoor heated swimming pool, a paddock and a menage. Bracewell sits next to the village of Barnoldswick which is an ever popular West Craven location with good facilities including supermarket, high quality schools, shops and leisure facilities. The conurbations of both Lancashire and Yorkshire are easily accessible as are motorway networks. Price £1.475m Contact: Dacre & Co, 32 Sheep Street, Skipton, North Yorkshire. 01756 701010 BAG A PROPERTY With available housing stock often in short supply in rural Wharfedale, property prices can be high, making nearby Skipton with its fabulous amenities an attractive alternative. Family sized accommodation close to Skipton’s top performing schools starts at £300K. EASY ACCESS? Relocating to Wharfedale invariably requires access to a car – and for the parents of teenagers, the willingness to become a taxi service. Skipton on the other hand is well served with a regular rail service to Leeds and a daily, direct service to London. Equidistant from the A1M, M1 and M6, Skipton is perfect for commuters. ‘The light, the space, the green landscapes, the abundance of cultural heritage’ EXPLORE Walkers, runners and cyclists will love exploring the breathtaking hills and valleys of Wharfedale. Free to download circular routes can be found at where2walk.co.uk, along with details of the ‘Dales 30’, shorthand for all the Yorkshire Dales peaks over 2000m. For walking therapy intermingled with shopping and a glass of something chilled, then Grassington and Skipton are great choices. Combine a river walk to the awesome Linton Falls, before circling back to Grassington’s thriving village square for a 78 Yorkshire Life: October 2020
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