Live in it or let it, this house has prime po­si­tion in Dales vil­lage

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY - Dale House, Cove Road, Mal­ham

chil­dren when they saw Dale House in Mal­ham.

“We were the first to view the house and we loved it. The lo­ca­tion was bril­liant. It’s in the cen­tre of the vil­lage but it is set back, so it is pri­vate and peace­ful.”

It needed some mod­erni­sa­tion, though more than they an­tic­i­pated.

“We ended up mov­ing out for four months when we re­alised it needed a full re­wire and we thought then that we may as well re­place the plumb­ing and the bath­rooms. We’ve also done the roof,” says Ni­cola, who owns the Lin­gerie Room in Set­tle.

She over­saw the work, while Mike, a build­ing ser­vices en­gi­neer was busy with his Leeds-based com­pany Sil­cock Leed­ham.

The house has 2,800sq ft of space and a wealth of orig­i­nal fea­tures, in­clud­ing pe­riod fire­places with wood-burn­ing stoves, slid­ing tim­ber sash win­dows with painted tim­ber shut­ters, stripped oak floor­ing and stained glass win­dows.

On the ground floor, it has an en­trance hall, draw­ing room, din­ing room, break­fast kitchen with Aga, shower room, pantry, boot room and util­ity room.

On the first floor, there is a mas­ter bed­room suite, guest bed­room with en­suite shower, four fur­ther bed­rooms and a house bath­room.

Out­side, there is a gated, grav­elled drive pro­vid­ing park­ing and a south-fac­ing walled gar­den laid to lawn with views over sur­round­ing coun­try­side.

Al­though Ni­cola and Mike thought they would live in Mal­ham for­ever, they were forced to re-think when they chose a Har­ro­gate school for their daugh­ters and Mike’s work­ing days be­came longer.

“We de­cided to move to Har­ro­gate to suit the stage of life we are at now, but we never an­tic­i­pated it. We thought this was a house for life and we do miss it. It’s a great vil­lage with a lovely com­mu­nity,” says Ni­cola.

Dale House is now a suc­cess­ful hol­i­day let, thanks to its abil­ity to sleep up to 12 peo­ple in the six bed­rooms. It is for rent through Ru­ral Re­treats.

“It’s been amaz­ing. It’s been very pop­u­lar as a hol­i­day let as there aren’t many houses of that size around,” says Ni­cola.

“Who­ever buys has the op­tion to keep that go­ing or they can use it, as we did, as a fam­ily home.”

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