Yorkshire Life : 2020-10-01

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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 Š

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