Rockwood House, Main Street, Embsay BD23


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  • Bedrooms: 5
A fine example of a Victorian town house, being double fronted and having a good size south facing garden, double garage and off street parking. Located in the centre of the village and on the level for the nearest public house, primary school and village hall. Originally built as a rectory and featuring all you would expect from a property of this era. The rooms are spacious, square shaped and boast tall ceilings, ornate coving, good amounts of natural light and a fabulous feature staircase. At the front there are super views towards Embsay Crag, and a village car park provides further parking when necessary. The property has been run as a highly regarded and successful Bed and Breakfast business for many years and is 'oven-ready' either as a large family home, or to continue alongside the B& B business.

Ground floor

Approaching from the double fronted and attractive garden areas via a stone flagged path up to the front door with storm canopy over, into an impressive reception hall with oak staircase rising to the first floor. The rear hall gives access to the shower/cloak room with dual flush WC, washbasin and a recessed shower area (not currently in use). Stairs lead off the rear hall to the lower ground floor rooms. The sitting room has views onto the countryside from a splay-bay mullioned window providing an attractive feature to this light and generous sized sitting room. With ample space for a couple of sofas and chairs, tall ceilings, ceiling rose, cornice and a Minster style fire surround encompassing a coal effect living flame gas fire. The breakfast-kitchen is of good proportions and square with an extensive range of units finished in light oak effect and with granite effect worktops over, including a breakfast bar area. Having some glass fronted display cabinets, built-in wine rack and integrated appliances include a Bosch oven and microwave/grill, four ring electric hob with canopy hood, and a dishwasher, Good amounts of natural light comes from a large double glazed window overlooking the south facing garden. A large dining room offers ample space for a ten person dining suite and furniture, and with an attractive oak fire surround encompassing an electric coal effect fire with tiled inset and hearth, and with display shelving to one side. French doors open onto the stone flagged sun terrace and Al fresco dining areas making this a perfect link from the kitchen to the dining room and into the garden. The final room on the ground floor is a twin bedded guest room with a pleasant outlook across the front gardens onto the countryside, and having built-in cupboards and an en suite shower room.

Lower ground floor

Having being tanked and damp-proofed, currently used as a home office with great potential as a gaming or cinema room, and housing the property's gas fired boiler. A utility area has space for a washing machine and tumble dryer, stainless steel sink and storage areas.

First floor

Onto the landing from the impressive original oak balustrade staircase and with a sliding sash window to both the front and the rear providing good natural light. A further flight of stairs rises to the second floor. There is master bedroom and house bathroom to the rear elevation currently used by the owners and with ample space in the bedroom for a super king-sized bed and featuring a range of high quality full height wardrobes and cupboards. This room has two sliding sash windows with an attractive outlook over the gardens. On the opposite side of the landing there is the house bathroom with corner bath having shower attachment, WC, vanity wash basin, built in cupboards, and a large sliding sash window. There are two further bedrooms on this floor, one being a double with en suite shower room and superb long distance views of Embsay Fell, and a triple bedroom again with fantastic views of the Fell and with built-in cupboards and with an en suite bathroom with built in cupboards.

Second floor

There is a Velux window at the head of the stairs to the final bedroom which is a further double with some restrictive head height, and Velux windows for natural light. A shower room has a WC, wash basin and shower enclosure. A half height door leads to a passageway to the rear of the shower room and into a study / workshop space, or excellent storage. There is further useful eaves storage.


At the front of the property a fore garden has iron railings, small lawns and well stocked borders, and a stone flagged path leads to the front door. To the rear and being south facing a large stone flagged sun terrace provides Al fresco dining and sun bathing areas, and leads to a level lawn with well stocked borders. A tarmacadam drive winds round from Main Street to double gates, parking and to the double garage which has up and over doors and lighting. 2 good sized outhouses provide useful space for garden equipment and dry storage.

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