Historic Dales house goes on market

Rigg House West.

An historic Dales house has gone on the market with a guide price of £675,000.

Built around 1650, Rigg House West, near Hawes, was originally part of one dwelling before being separated into two stunning properties.

According to local folklore, part of the property was separated due to the ghost of a headless woman inhabiting part of the premises.

However, it is claimed the middle section of the house was knocked down due to fire damage.

Having been left redundant for many years, the house was restored in the 19th century, to create a substantial family home with views over the Yorkshire fells.

Lizzie Tate, property agent at GSC Grays, said: “Rigg House West has been lovingly updated by the current owners over 20 years.

“The existing four bedrooms, three of which are doubles, all enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside which provides a wonderful backdrop to the property.

“It includes a home office which could be used as an additional bedroom if desired,”

The house, which is built on a ridge above two becks, includes a number of character features including a unique curved stone wall, a large inglenook stone fireplace in the drawing room, an additional log-burning stove in the entrance hall, sash windows, cast iron open fireplaces to the first floor, exposed beams, various alcoves, stone sills and traditional stone-flagged flooring.

The plot, extending to 0.6 acres approximately, is approached by a shared driveway, leading to the private parking area.

The current owners have created a garage in keeping with the period style of the property, which has double timber doors, light and power connected

There is a potting/ garden room attached to the side, which has a curved wall mirroring the main house design.

The current owner said “If people want to live in a really rural community then that was the attraction for us, but from the house I can be in the City of London in four hours with a railway station just four miles away.

“You are part of a very distinctive area of the Yorkshire Dales and you are in and part of the Dales and the fell.”

Rigg House West is currently on the market with GSC Grays Richmond office.

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