Yorkshire Propeties - Eshton Hall apartment, Gargrave, Skipton
PUBLISHED: 14:36 30 January 2012 | UPDATED: 20:59 20 February 2013
The luxury two-storey apartment in Eshton Hall offers the exceptional space reminiscent of a bygone era with all the trappings of modern living.
Where: Eshton Hall is an important historic country house on the outskirts of Gargrave, near Skipton. This Grade II listed showpiece sits against the dramatic backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, which can be viewed from almost every window.
It might have an attractive rural setting, but it is also conveniently located close to Skipton, which has a wide range of shops, restaurants and facilities, as well as a railway station providing direct services to London Kings Cross.
Skipton provides reasonable access to the M1 and M6 motorways and offers easy routes to Leeds, Harrogate, the Lake District and Manchester via the A59 and A65.
What: The luxury two-storey apartment for sale offers the exceptional space reminiscent of a bygone era with all the trappings of modern living.
A house has occupied the site for many centuries and, for the most part, has remained within one family since the mid-1600s. The current hall was completed in around 1826 for Mathew Wilson, the then deputy lieutenant of the West Riding.
In the course of the last century, Eshton Hall has been a private house, a highly regarded boarding school and, most recently, a nursing home. Burley Developments gained planning permission in 2003 to convert the building into private residences, painstakingly refurbishing the entire property along the way with the help of English Heritage.
Inside: The apartment occupies both the ground and first floors of the south-east corner of the hall and is accessed via an impressive oak staircase hall. The accommodation includes an open plan living-dining room, dominated by large picture windows and extremely fine plaster mouldings, a fully fitted kitchen with a range of integrated appliances under a granite worktop, a cloakroom, a utility room, two good-sized bedrooms, both with fine views and fitted wardrobes and one with an en-suite shower room, and a bathroom.
Outside: The hall is situated in attractive landscaped grounds, accessed via original and weightily substantial wrought iron gates. The apartment benefits from a private garage with electricity and an allocated parking space at the front of the property. To the side of the hall is a communal terrace area, perfect for soaking up the seasonal sun in good company.
Contact: For more details, call Jackson-Stops & Staffs York office on 01904 625033, email email@example.com or visit jackson-stops.co.uk, using the fast find code 44917.
The print version of this article appeared in the February 2012 issue of Yorkshire Life
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