BPA Ripon 2018
BPA Ripon 2018
BPA Ripon 2017
BPA Ripon 2017
Guide price £600,000
Under offer
Laver House Winksley Ripon HG4 3NR
3 bedrooms
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  • An exceptional opportunity to purchase a three bedroom, period property situated in an idyllic position
An exceptional opportunity to purchase a three bedroom, period property situated in an idyllic position, adjoining the picturesque River Laver and enjoying lovely open views over the beautiful lower dales countryside of Nidderdale, now designated an area of outstanding natural beauty.
“Laver House” has been the home of the current owners for 50 years and now offers huge potential to sympathetically extend and refurbish, to create a unique, family home set in a just under three acres (1.11 has) of gardens/grounds, yet maintaining the original character of the property. These features include exposed beams and trusses, superb Inglenook style fireplace in the Lounge, and a “barrel” vaulted ceiling in the Utility/Store etc.
The current accommodation briefly comprises: Open Storm Porch, Entrance Hall, Lounge, Garden Room, Cloakroom/WC, Dining Room, fitted Kitchen. rear Porch, Utility/Store, three Bedrooms and Bathroom: NB: Scope exists to extend into the adjoining Byre/Stable or convert the double garage/workshop into an independent annexe ideal for a relative or holiday cottage, subject to the necessary planning consents.
Further benefits include uPVC sealed unit double glazing, oil fired heating via radiators, Light Oak style kitchen units, adjoining byre/stable, detached double garage/workshop, further stable/tack room, idyllic gardens and grounds extending to just under three acres (1.11 Has) with well, orchard area, vegetable plot, offering a good degree of privacy with substantial frontage along the River Laver with fishing rights. A plan of the land and location plan are detailed overleaf.

This outstanding country home is situated in the centre of the popular Nidderdale village of Winksley. The village is part of Nidderdale, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is further enhanced by the picturesque River Laver running through it. This small and secluded village contains a Parish Church. Further amenities and services can be found in the small, historic City of Ripon approx. five miles distant. The city if noted for its majestic Cathedral. A full range of supermarkets, banks and building societies, variety of clubs are readily available. Primary schools can be found in Ripon, Kirkby Malzeard and nearby Grantley approx. two miles away and the village is in the catchment area for Outward Academy and Ripon Grammar School.
Open Storm Porch: Windows to either side elevations.

Entrance Hall: Via glazed hardwood entrance door. Exposed beam and feature stone wall.

Lounge: Windows to the front and rear elevations. Exposed ceiling beams/truss. Superb feature Inglenook fireplace housing cast iron dog grate with canopy and beam over. Five wall and one central pendant light points. Two radiators.

Garden Room/Conservatory: Glazed to three sides and enjoying a lovely outlook over the grounds and towards the River Laver. Two uPVC French doors to the gardens. Timber boarded ceiling.

Dining Room: Window to the front elevation. Beamed ceiling. Three wall and one central pendant light points. Radiator. Stairs to first floor.

Cloakroom/WC: Two windows to the rear elevation. Two piece white suite comprising low level WC and wall mounted wash hand basin. Storage under the stairs. With radiator and grille to Dining Room.

Fitted Kitchen: Thro’ room with windows to the front and rear elevations. A range of Light Oak units are fitted at floor and wall heights with laminate working surfaces and inset stainless steel sink. Electric “range” style oven. Integrated dishwasher. Contrasting ceramic tiles to working areas. Beamed ceiling. Two radiators. Glazed door to:

Rear Porch: Glazed to two sides. Stone floor. Half glazed door to the gardens. Steps leading to:

Utility Room/Store: Stone “barrel” vaulted ceiling. Formica base units with stainless steel sink. Wall shelves. Plumbing for washing machine. Space for freezer and tumble dryer. Floor standing oil fired boiler serving heating via radiators and domestic hot water. Half glazed uPVC door to the front garden.

Landing: Window to the rear elevation. Built in airing cupboard housing lagged hot water tank.

Bedroom 1: Window to the front elevation and two to the rear.. Pine boarded ceiling. White, pedestal wash hand basin. Two radiators.

Bedroom 2: Window to the front elevation. Two double built in wardrobes, providing hanging space and shelves. Radiator.

Bedroom 3: Window to the front elevation. Two double built in wardrobes, providing hanging space and shelves. Radiator.

Bathroom: Opaque window to the rear elevation. Three piece, Turquoise coloured suite comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and panelled bath. Contrasting ceramic wall tiles with patterned inserts. Electric shaver point. Radiator.

Byre/Stable: Adjoining the main house and offering scope to extend into. Light connected. Wooden stalls.

Outside: The property is approached via a concrete vehicular driveway through double, wooden five bar entrance gates leading to double garage/workshop and onwards to the Stable/Tack Room and paddock having another wooden five bar entrance gate.

Double Garage/Workshop: Workshop: Measuring 15’ x 10’9” internally. Rear window. Pedestrian doors to outside and the garage. Garage: Measuring 17’6” x 16’ internally. Up and over vehicular access door. Two side windows. Both have light and power connected.

Second Stable/Tack Room/Store: Detached open tack room/store and stable.

Greenhouse: Attached uPVC/stone greenhouse, glazed to three sides and having a half glazed entrance door.

Gardens/Grounds: “Laver House” is situated in an exceptional location in Nidderdale, now designated an area of outstanding natural beauty. The grounds/gardens extend to just under three acres (1.11 Has) and enjoy substantial frontage with fishing rights to the idyllic River Laver and offer an excellent degree of privacy. Mainly laid to grass with orchard area, vegetable plot, enclosed paddock, water well and variety of established trees/wooded area.


Plot 94 House and buildings 0.420acres
Plot 99 Pasture 0.899acres
Plot 100 River bed 0.169acres
Plot 137 Woodland 0.198 acres
Plot 137a Pasture 0.854acres
Plot 138 Pasture 0.219acres
Total 2.759 acres

Directions: On leaving Ripon on the B6265 Pateley Bridge Road take the third right turning signposted Winksley and proceed for approx two miles. At the Parish Church turn left and proceed for approx 350 yards turn right then “Laver House” is first one the left below the telephone box, as indicated by the Vinden Estates For Sale board.

Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Vinden Estates on 01765 606885.

Please note
Agents Notes 1 : The purchaser will be required to provide information regarding proof of identity, proof of address and the source of funding as part of the Offer handling procedure.
Agents Notes 2: GDPR – Vinden Estates Ltd are committed to the protection of all clients personal data. Please refer to our Privacy Notice on www.vindenestates.com or contact our office and we will be happy to mail or email a copy to you.

Agents Notes 3: Footpath. Public right of way along the front of the property leading down to the river.

Agents Notes 4: Mains electricity and water. Septic drainage tank.