The Rockeries, Main Street, Hellifield, Skipton BD23


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  • Bedrooms: 4
A superbly refurbished and modernised period family home, extensively re-designed and extended to a high standard and offering a spacious period property set in the heart of the village. Constructed as a draper’s shop in 1909 by George Whalley-Metcalfe with his initials and the date stone over the front door. Offering four double bedrooms (with the option to create one / two further bedrooms), three receptions rooms including a spacious sitting room with multi-fuel stove, breakfast kitchen having great amounts of natural light and a magnificent living-dining room extension opening onto south-facing sun terraces. In addition, there is a fantastic boutique-style house bathroom, two en-suite bathrooms, utility room, cloak room and with south facing garden area and off street parking. Being just a short walk to the train station with services to Leeds, Bradford, Manchester and beyond and also being on a direct bus route to Skipton and Settle. Local amenities include a village store, pubs, clothes shop, post office, doctors, Women’s Institute and a Parish and Methodist Church, Fish and Chip shop, tea room and excellent local schools. Having gas fired central heating and all mains services connected.

Entrance lobby

Entered from the driveway and garden area via a hardwood door with leaded light and window above, and having initialled date stone over. With tiled floor, cornice to ceiling, central light point and leading to the Reception Hall.

Reception hall

With tiled flooring running through from the entrance hall, and featuring a superb half-landing return staircase with large decorative window providing natural light. Having heating radiator with a decorative cover, centre light point, dado rail and doors off to all reception rooms and a ground floor WC.

Sitting room

Of generous proportions and square shape in design, offering ample space for two or three sofa’s and associated sitting room furniture. Superbly decorated with quality wall coverings and featuring a recessed fireplace incorporating a multi-fuel stove sat on a raised stone hearth with oak mantle. Natural light from a large double glazed mullioned window allowing natural light to flow into this magnificent room. With Laura Ashley light points, cornice to ceiling, ceiling rose, Karndean flooring and two double panel radiators.

Snug / TV room

Currently used as a 'man cave' TV room but formerly the dining room. Having ample natural light from a double glazed window, and with cornice to ceiling.

Living room

Off from the Reception Hall, a spacious ‘everyday’ sitting room and being open to the dining area. Ample space for a sofa, chairs and television, and with natural light from a double glazed window onto the south-facing sun terrace.

Dining area

Plenty of space here for a 10 person dining suite and with great amounts of natural light from a set of double glazed French doors having additional windows to either side, onto the south facing sun terrace. A tranquil room for relaxing and entertaining and with further natural light from a Velux window.

Breakfast kitchen

Featuring a refurbished gas fired 4 oven aga and a recently re-fitted shaker-style kitchen providing a comprehensive range of cupboards, pan drawers and larder units complimented by Granite worktops incorporating a ceramic one and a half bowl sink.Integrated appliances include a full-sized dishwasher, tall larder fridge and microwave. A centre island provides further storage and baking space along with a breakfast bar area. Good light from two large double glazed windows and having natural slate flooring.

Utility room

Having a tiled floor and with space for a fridge / freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and storage, and with a Velux window.

Ground floor WC

Cleverly incorporated in the under stairs area and providing a useful cloakroom with display shelving and incorporating a WC, wash basin and extractor fan.

Landing and half landing

Approached from the inner hall, an impressive staircase with spindles and curved handrail, decorative window, and a return balustrade onto a spacious main landing.

Bedroom 2

A super-sized bedroom with ample space for a king sized bed, bedroom furniture including dressing and sitting areas and with good natural light from a large mullioned double glazed window to the front of the property. Attractive wall coverings and Karndean flooring.

En-suite shower room

Incorporating a shower enclosure with thermostatic shower unit with drench and hand held heads. Dual-flush close coupled WC finished in white with matching full pedestal basin and attractively finished with floor and full height wall tiling.

Bedroom 3

To the rear of the property, another spacious double bedroom with plenty of space for a double bed and furniture, and having natural light from a large double glazed window. A pair of doors give access to a built in cupboard with further storage above and again with Karndean flooring.

Bedroom 4

Returning to the front of the property for this smaller bedroom, but still with space for a double bed and furniture. With natural light from a double glazed window

home office / single bedroom

With natural light from the double glazed window, an ideal home office or perhaps a small single bedroom,

house bathroom

A spacious house bathroom featuring a free-standing bath with side mounted mixer-taps and shower head attachment, period style high-cistern WC and French-style full pedestal basin having taps to match the bath. A splendid room with natural light from a large double glazed window, heated chrome towel rail, rustic-style laminate flooring, period-style wall coverings and a contemporary centre light point.

Master suite

Approached from the return stair case off the first floor landing into an impressive open plan bedroom with sitting and dressing areas, and en-suite bath room. Taking in the full width and most of the depth of the property and partially divided by the chimney breast wall. A sitting and dressing area has two eye-level Velux windows offering magnificent views as far as Pendle Hill to the south and a range of bespoke built-in wardrobes. Having quality laminate wide-board flooring and attractive return balustrade to the staircase. To the bedroom area there is ample space for a king size bed and bedroom furniture in addition to further bespoke built-in wardrobes and drawers. Also having two eye-level Velux windows providing super views and with a window seat below one. Ffour timber panels give access to eaves storage. A stunning master-suite of generous proportions and great taste.

En-suite bathroom

Incorporating a timber panelled bath with mixer lever tap and shower-head attachment and being fully tiled to this area. A Velux window again with magnificent views onto Pendle Hill, dual flush WC and matching full pedestal basin with tiled splash back and a shaver point. Recessed lighting, heated towel rail and tiled flooring.


The property is approached off the corner of Brook Street onto a driveway providing parking for two vehicles and having flagged paths leading to the front door. Further private parking on Brook Street, There is south-facing, stone-flagged sun terrace providing for a sun trap, and further west facing side garden area. There is planning permission granted for the erection of a single garage off Brook Street.


All mains services are installed

council band D

Council Tax Band D

local schools

Hellifield Community Primary School

Gargrave C of E Primary School

Long Preston Endowed Primary School

Settle Cottage

Ermysteads Grammar School

Skipton Girls High School

Giggleswick Junior and Senior Schools


In the Domesday Book, Hellifield is mentioned as Helgeflet; meaning 'Holy Marsh or Stream', translated from Saxon, the village also could have been dedicated to the Saxon Goddess 'Hel' Hellifield nestles on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and is surrounded by rolling hills, dry stone walls and agricultural land. Just a short drive from the Famous market towns of Settle & Skipton and about a 45 minute drive to the South Lakes. Hellifield also boasts its own train station and local amenities include a village shop/grocery, garage, public house and Chippy!


Settle - 6 miles

Skipton - 10 miles

Bradford 27 miles

Harrogate - 31 miles

Leeds - 36 miles

Manchester - 46

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