Gill Head is located high on the moor between Gunnerside and Askrigg, enjoying a breathtaking position in this picturesque part of Swaledale. Despite having a very secluded location within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, it is nevertheless within commuting distance of Darlington and Northallerton, where there are mainline railway stations. Askrigg has good local facilities including pubs, shops and a primary school. Gunnerside also has a pub and tea shop. It is ideally placed for a variety of walks and close to mature areas of woodland.
Gill Head is an exceptional Grade II Listed former farmhouse that dates back to the 17th century. It has recently undergone complete refurbishment to a very high standard. The original features of the farmhouse have been preserved including a stone flagged floor throughout the ground floor. Also notable are the original oak beams, mullioned windows and a main bedroom with vaulted ceiling. The property is beautifully appointed and tastefully decorated with great style and attention to detail. It benefits from under floor heating throughout the ground floor and in the first floor bathroom.
On the ground floor you enter the property into the Entrance Porch/Boot room. This leads into the Kitchen with feature beams. A four oven electric AGA complements the tulip wood handmade fitted wall and floor units with granite worktops. The central island has an oak top. The Stable Room has a log burning stove and access to the cobbled courtyard. The living room also has a log burning stove in an inglenook stone surround. The downstairs shower room has been beautifully renovated with a marble floor and power shower. The washbasin is within an oak and marble top vanity unit. The utility room houses the UV water filter system and is also plumbed for the washing machine. The first floor is accessed off the kitchen via an original stone staircase. On the first floor there are three bedrooms and a family bathroom all with feature beams. The bathroom has a sandstone floor. Two of the bedrooms have the benefit of an open fire and log burning stove. The master bedroom has an impressive vaulted ceiling. There is also first floor access externally to the former studio which now provides a super fourth bedroom, ideal for guests and family.
Externally the property benefits from a well-stocked cottage garden which features lawn, patios and seating areas from where the stunning surroundings can be enjoyed. The property has excellent access via the public highway and then onto a private track. This leads to a gravel drive with ample parking for several vehicles. The parking area leads up to a delightful gravel patio with excellent views over the surrounding countryside. The property is complemented externally by an attached
barn which has three bays together with the original sandstone stalls. These were used within the calving scenes on All Creatures Great and Small. The other two bays have two former haylofts and the original pine stalls. There is also a former cart house and wash house, which subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents, could be converted to join the main farmhouse.