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Askrigg, Leyburn, North Yorkshire
Guide Price £650,000

Key Features

  • Superb Detached Home
  • Panoramic Views Across Raydale To Lake Semmerwater
  • Recently Renovated To An Exceptionally High Standard
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • House & En Suite Shower Room
  • Open Plan Dining Kitchen
  • Large Sitting Room With Multi Fuel Stove
  • Rear Garden & Potting Shed
  • Sun Terrace With Amazing Views
  • Orchard & 2.5 Acre Pasture Available By Separate Negotiation


Guide Price: £650,000 - £700,000

Raydale Cottage is a beautifully renovated Dales cottage set in a truly exceptional location with unspoilt views.

Stalling Busk is a pretty, farming village with a small Church and is situated at the south end of Semerwater, the second largest natural lake in Yorkshire, and a haven for wildlife & flowers. It is only 3 miles from the village of Bainbridge with a primary school & chapel, pub, butcher's shop, garage & shop and 5 miles from the Market Town of Hawes with a good range of amenities including doctor's surgery and school.

The cottage is believed to date back to 17th century, originally two cottages with a forge or similar on the end. The property has been extensively renovated over the past three years retaining the original character and charm. Recent works and a re-configuration have been carried ou, these include (but not limited to) a new, rear roof, installation of oil-fired central heating and under floor heating, high levels of insulation, along with a new utility/ boot room, kitchen and bathrooms.

The property is spacious and bright with well portioned rooms and long distant views.

On the ground floor the entrance leads to a utility room/ boot room, an ideal drying area. There is a bright dining room open to a well-built fitted kitchen with patio doors to the South. There is a large lounge with an impressive, traditional fireplace with multi fuel stove and staircase leading to a beautiful en suite guest bedroom.
Upstairs there are a further three bedrooms and family bathroom. There is direct access to a superb balcony with panoramic views across Raydale to Semmerwater.

Externally, to the front, there is a cottage style garden, ideal for potted plants and a bench. To the rear of the property is a gently inclined, terraced garden surrounded by a traditional dry-stone wall. The flagged pathway leads down to a stone built potting shed. The gardens are well established and surrounded by beautiful views. At the side of the property there is a modest, South facing patio, which boast the wonderful views. Planning permission is in place for a garage sized workshop with double barn doors and windows to be built on the area at the side. Additionally, on the common land to the North of the property, there is ample public parking

Additional land is also available. To the South of the property is an enclosed orchard, this is around 0.2 acres. There is a field adjacent totalling 2.2 acres (approx) also available by separate negotiation.

Raydale Cottage is a superb, detached home in a splendid, rural location.

Room Details

Ground Floor


Stone flagged floor with underfloor heating. Oak beams and original exposed timbers. Staircase to first floor. Windows to the front and rear. Oak front door.

Utility/ Boot Room 2.44m x 1.93m (8'0" x 6'4")

Exposed beams. Plumbing for washing machine and dryer. Oil fired boiler. Sink unit. WC. Window to the front.

Dining Room 5.03m x 3.05m (16'6" x 10'0")

Stone flag floor with underfloor heating. Beamed ceiling. Ceiling downlights. Feature shelved alcove. Window to side. Double doors to garden with beautiful views across Raydale.

Kitchen 3.80m x 3.05m (12'6" x 10'0")

Open to dining area. Stone flag floor with underfloor heating. Ceiling downlights. Bespoke units with oak worktop. Ceramic sink. Space for a range cooker. Integrated dishwasher. Pantry area with small window to rear.

Sitting Room 8.08m x 4.52m (26'6" x 14'10")

Oak flooring with underfloor heating. Exposed timbers and beams. Wall lights. Under stairs storage space. Stone fireplace with multi fuel stove. Staircase to bedroom 1. 3 Windows to front. Window to rear with long distance views.

First Floor From Sitting Room

Bedroom One 4.72m x 4.57m (15'6" x 15')

Accessed via stone staircase from sitting room. Fitted carpet. Beam and board ceiling. Storage area. Radiator. Window to front and side.

En Suite

Newly fitted en-suite shower room. Fully tiled floor and walls. Beam and board ceiling. Shower cubicle. WC. Corner wash basin. Heated towel rail.

First Floor


Fitted carpet. Staircase.

Bedroom Four 4.88m x 3.12m (16'0" x 10'3")

Front double bedroom. Fitted carpet. Board and beam ceiling. Good size over stairs cupboard. Radiator. Window to front and side with views to Lake Semerwater.

Bedroom Three

Rear double bedroom. Fitted carpet. Radiator. Windows on 3 aspects with incredible views. Doors out on to sun terrace.

Sun Terrace 5.03m x 2.44m (16'6" x 8'0")

South facing decked sun terrace. Railings. Stunning views across valley and to Lake Semerwater.

Family Bathroom

Recently fitted house bathroom. Vinyl flooring. Beamed ceiling. Wash basin. Claw foot bath. WC. Heated towel rail. Window to rear with long distant views.

Bedroom Two 4.88m x 2.44m (16'0" x 8'0")

Front double bedroom. Polished floorboards. Beam and board ceiling. Radiator. Window to front.



To the front is a traditional cottage garden, stone flag path and stone bench.


Enclosed, South facing patio garden. Beautiful, long distance views. This area benefits from current detailed planning permission for a garage sized workshop with double barn doors and windows.


The garden is terraced with steps through well established borders. There is a South facing patio area with stunning views, an ideal private space to enjoy afternoon and evening sunshine. A small raised garth would make an ideal vegetable plot or fruit garden.

Outbuildings 4.00m x 2.50m (13'1" x 8'2")

Outbuilings to rear of the kitchen. Ideal storage.


There is an area of commonland to the North of the property, this has been used by the current sellers as a parking area. There is ample, street parking nearby.

Agents Notes

Septic tank drainage. The septic tank hasn't been inspected, this can be done by the purchaser if required.Broadband is available, the broadband speed can be increased to around 45Mbps via a line of sign broadband available in the hamlet.

Additional Land

To the South of Raydale Cottage is an orchard, totalling 0.2 acres (approx.) This is under separate ownership and is available by separate negotiation with a guide price of £30,000 - £60,000. A nearby field is also available. This land totals 2.2 acres ( approx.) This land is adjacent to the orchard. Guide Price £15,000 - £30,000.

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