Dibble Bridge House, Hartlington, Skipton


Dacre, Son & Hartley, Skipton

(01756) 701010

Dibble Bridge House is a superb five bedroom farmhouse which is a stylish mix of old world charm and contemporary design.

It has bags of original character – with open fires, exposed beams and stone flagged floors – sitting alongside modern features such as a bespoke fitted kitchen and underfloor heating in all the bathrooms.

The property comprises an attractive, restored stone farmhouse, attached former stable which is now a stunning entrance hall, and an adjoining converted barn.

An oak door leads a lofty reception hall with vaulted ceiling and modern oak and glass staircase with minstrels gallery and oak floor.

The principal reception room is a spacious lounge which is split into two areas, with stone floor and exposed beams. There are two stone fireplaces with matching display niches, one having a traditional cast iron wood-burning stove. French doors lead to the front cottage garden, while a window overlooks the River Dibb and Dibble Bridge.

An inner hall, which leads a study, utility area and cellar, has the original staircase with contemporary white oak balustrade.

The utility has a wc, wash basin and full-width sliding doors which conceal storage and laundry facilities, while the study has French doors to a raised decked area.

The dining room is an open plan area with tumbled Jerusalem limestone floor, contemporary wood-burning stove and two feature radiators. French doors give access to the decked area and there is also a door to a gravelled entertaining area.

The breakfast kitchen has double island units with contemporary white units and chunky blue work surfaces. There is a twin oven, combi microwave and warming drawer over two fridges and a freezer. Bespoke twin sinks and cabinets house a dishwasher and instant boil tap. The cook's island has a large induction hob with inset extraction, while the other island seats four and has a Japanese Teppan plate and further inset extraction. The flooring is white limestone and there are exposed beams, feature radiators and access to the front courtyard garden.

The first floor has a galleried landing and glass floating walkway with vaulted ceiling and skylight, and sitting room with vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, period display niche and raised viewing platform.

The master bedroom has exposed timbers, underdrawn storage and modern white window shutters. There is an en-suite bathroom with shower tray, wash basin, wc, spa bath with minimalist shower with multi-jet heads and seat, mirrored wall and heated towel rail.

With double aspect shuttered windows, the second bedroom has a full-width built-in wardrobe, while the third bedroom has a period hob grate fireplace and window shutters.

Of the remaining two bedrooms, one has windows to two sides and a period display niche, while the other has a private exterior entrance, vaulted ceiling and balcony, built-in wardrobe and wet room with shower, wc, wash basin and illuminated mirror.

The house bathroom is designed in contemporary white glass and mirror with bespoke glass shower cubicle with multi-function shower and steam sauna. There is also a bath, wc, wash basin, mirror-fronted jalousie storage and twin illuminated mirrors.

Dibble Bridge House has a gravel driveway with lots of parking and turning space, and a detached garage with twin electric doors, storage, light, power and tap.

There are gardens to all sides, including stone steps leading to a gravelled entertaining area with pizza oven and wood store, and access to the dining room, deck and lawns. A south-facing courtyard garden has well-stocked raised beds and a pond, and there is a wooden evening garden with seating, large built-in barbecue and river views. There is also a raised deck, lawned terraces and banks of woodland and meadowland.