Riversway, Gargrave, Skipton BD23


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  • Bedrooms: 4
A superbly extended, improved and updated 1950s semi-detached property set in one of the most popular locations in Gargrave, on a quiet cul-de-sac, and with superb and generous sized gardens leading down to the River Aire. Having been in the same family for over 50 years, the current occupiers have just completed an extensive programme of renovation and extensions to now provide bungalow style accommodation with guest bedrooms on the first floor, an impressive open plan living-dining-kitchen taking full advantage of the stunning outlook down the gardens towards the river. Also very much an eco home, with the benefit of solar panels generating electricity and hot water, 14 zone under-floor heating across both floors, making the EPC for this property a very high 85 Band B.Set in large mature gardens with regular visits from wildlife including kingfishers. The property benefits from parking for three vehicles to the front and with further on street parking. Currently boasting four bedrooms including a double with bathroom on the ground floor ( ideal for a dependant relative). Further rooms include, a snug, second kitchen/utility room, a house bathroom and a useful loft space.

Ground floor

Approached off the tarmacadam driveway into an entrance porch with tiled floor and double glazed windows, leading into the reception hall with stairs rising to the first floor landing, and having oak laminate flooring. The snug is located at the front of the house looking out onto Riversway through a square bay window, and offers space for a couple of sofas and furniture. A superb and spacious living-dining-kitchen incorporating a double atrium style extension takes full advantage of a fantastic outlook down the gardens towards the River Aire.This contemporary living space features full width high quality sliding doors opening onto a Yorkshire stone flagged sun terrace and the gardens A striking space and no doubt the hub of the home and being designed into 3 key areas:- A newly installed contemporary kitchen includes an excellent range of built-in units finished in high gloss wood effect style, and incorporating an eye level oven and multi-function microwave/grill, with warming drawer. A large bespoke central island with further storage includes large pan drawers, and a breakfast area for up to six people. A bespoke tall larder units also provide a housing for a double doored fridge/freezer. Deep worktops incorporate a sink and a five ring induction hob with extractor canopy over, and an integrated dishwasher is also included. To the living room end there is ample space for a wrap around sofa centred around a recessed television area, and with a delightful outlook through the full-width sliding doors. Particularly worth mentioning is the atrium roof with recessed lighting to the perimeter, and a further smaller atrium roof over the dining area, which has ample space for a ten person dining suite. There is an abundance of recessed lighting throughout this space, and underfloor heating as with the whole of the ground floor.

Ground floor cont'd

Off from the living-dining-kitchen, an inner hall leads to a modern contemporary shower room and a double bedroom with doors opening into the dining/living area, this area of the house would lend itself perfectly to an independent relative or perhaps Air B&B.A kitchen-utility room features a range of fitted base and wall units finished in white high gloss, and includes a fan oven, four ring hob with extractor over, a stainless steel sink, and with space for further fridges, washing machine and tumble dryer. Having a fully tiled floor and a UPVC door opening out onto the driveway.

First floor

With return balustrade to the landing, and loft hatch with drop down ladder giving access to a loft room with Velux window, and is currently used as an office space. Bedroom 1 is a double bedroom with fitted wardrobes having mirror fronted doors, and with good amounts of natural light from a rectangular bay window. Bedroom 2 set to the rear of the property again with a range of fitted mirror fronted wardrobes and a large double glazed window looking out onto the gardens and the River Aire. Bedroom 3 is an ample sized single bedroom with double glazed window to the front. The house bathroom has been refurbished in a modern-contemporary style with high quality mermaid boarding to the floor and walls, and incorporating a large walk in shower enclosure with thermostatic shower unit, hidden cistern dual flush WC, and a half pedestal wash basin set below a fitted mirror. With good natural light from a double glazed window, and with recessed lighting and ladder style heating radiator.


To the front of the property there is a newly laid tarmacadam driveway offering parking for three vehicles, and further off-street parking. To the rear as the pictures show, a spectacular stone flagged sun terrace with the flagging sourced from a quarry in Haworth; attracting the westerly sun the spectacular gardens run all the way down to the river Aire. Laid mainly to lawn but with well stocked borders including specimen shrubs and trees, and including two substantial garden sheds and a good quality greenhouse. We are informed by the owners that there is an abundance of wildlife towards the bottom end of the garden including kingfishers, ducks, ducklings and the occasional swan, and that the sun terrace and alfresco dining areas catch the afternoon and evening sun beautifully.


The Village of Gargrave is on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North Yorkshire. The River Aire runs through the middle of the village and with three attractive greens running alongside, makes an idyllic place for picnics, paddling, fishing and dog walking. The Leeds Liverpool Canal also runs through the village providing boating, fishing and walking (on the level) throughout the year. A well regarded Primary school, St Andrews Church, Village Hall and Library are all close by. Local amenities include a Post Office, co-op supermarket, three public houses, fish and chip shop, Asian restaurant and a café. There is a bus service into Skipton and a train station with services to Leeds & Bradford with connections to all uk's train stations. The famous Yorkshire Three Peaks are approximately a thirty minute drive away and the Lake District is just over an hour’s drive. Also in the catchment for Skipton Girls High & Ermysteds Grammar School

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