Yorkshire Dales manor is reborn after 25-year restoration project
The inside story
Scosthrop Manor, Airton. Price: £975,000
renovated the house and took care to retain, enhance and uncover the historic features.
One of the finest grade II listed properties in Malhamdale, Scosthrop Manor was built in 1603. It was remodelled in 1904 by a West Yorkshire industrialist, who bought the house for his daughter, Miss Garnett-Orme. She was well-connected and is said to have entertained royal visitors there.
David and Kath have reconfigured the space to suit modern living, creating a large dining kitchen. They have also insulated the property and installed a modern boiler.
The house now has an entrance porch, reception hall, living/dining room with multifuel stove, a butler’s pantry, sitting room, dining kitchen with Aga, utility room and a cloakroom.
Upstairs, there is a master bedroom with en-suite shower room, five further bedrooms, a cloakroom and a house bathroom.
Outside, there is a drive lined with parterre box hedging and a stone patio area. There is parking for four to five vehicles, a double garage/workshop with electric door and an inspection pit.
The rear gardens have been designed to maximise the wonderful views, with a ha-ha created to give an uninterrupted vista down the valley to Malham Cove.
There are level lawns with flower beds, ancient yew bushes, and a covered patio area for outdoor dining.
David and Kath are selling to take on another property project. “Renovating Scosthrop has been our hobby for the last 25 years and although we love the house and it has been a lovely place to raise our family, we really want another project.”
Contact: Dale Eddison, Skipton, tel: 01756 630555, www. daleeddison
Airton is a Malhamdale village set amid the stunning scenery that typifies this part of the Yorkshire Dales. Nearby Kirkby Malham has a primary school, a pub and church. Walks from Scosthrop Manor include a two and-a-half mile ramble alongside the river to Malham. The Pennine Way is just 500 yards from the house.
RENEWED SPLENDOUR: The grade II listed house has been sensitively renovated and updated. The views stretch to nearby Malham Cove.