The School House is a detached property set in the Dales village of Hardraw in Upper Wensleydale. The Grade II listed former school is currently running as a successful bunkhouse with a lovely three bedroom home for owner accommodation.
Hardraw is famous for Hardraw Force, Britain's highest single drop waterfall. There is also a pub, tearoom, Church and gallery in the village. The Pennine Way runs from Hardraw in to Hawes which is around 1.5 miles away. Hawes is a market town with a good range of shops, restaurants, tearooms & pubs. There is an active community with a primary school, Church, bank and doctors surgery. There is still a weekly outdoor market, making it a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. There are great walks and wonderful views to be enjoyed from all around. The Pennine Way runs directly adjacent to the property making the bunkhouse a sought after accommodation stop for walkers undertaking the Pennine Way.
The cottage is a spacious character property with expected features including high ceilings, mullion windows and stone flagged flooring. On the ground floor is an entrance hall with access to the first floor store rooms (currently accessed via ladder), these store rooms make great home office space as well as bunkhouse and outdoor equipment storage. There is a lounge with multi fuel stove, family dining kitchen, installed in 2015 with windows to the front and rear, both with a very pleasing outlook. The master bedroom is on the ground floor with a large, newly fitted en suite shower room. There are stone steps down to a storage cellar, accessed from a second spacious entrance hall . Upstairs are two double bedrooms and a newly fitted modern house bathroom. The extended landing area is currently used as an office space.
The bunk house can be accessed via the kitchen or by using the independent entrance to the side. On the ground floor a large entrance/ boot room leads through to both ladies and gents showers and WC's. There is a fully equipped stainless steel catering kitchen with 2 stoves, 2 hobs, commercial microwave, fridge freezer, 2 sinks and under counter fridge. Also a large communal room with multi fuel stove, great for dining/living and games area. There is also a ground floor bunk room sleeping 8. Upstairs are a further three bunk rooms.
The property was bought in 2013 by the current owners who have carried out work in both the cottage and bunk house. Works include new kitchen and bathrooms to the main house, a new biomass boiler, new ladies shower room, roof and chimney work and general repairs. The property does still require some minor work such are re carpeting and decoration in some rooms, upgrade to men's facilities and minor 'finishing jobs'.
The bunk house has been running successfully for self catering use. The business has just been awarded 'The Great Outdoors' Best Independent Hostel for 2018. The current vendors aim to take group bookings with a maximum occupancy of 30 people and open through out the year. The current charge is £15.50 pppn + £3 for bedding and towels. The business has been run by the current sellers who have also offered outdoor activities to guests - some equipment will be available by separate negotiation. Financial information is available by request/ appointment.
A portion of the back garden has been separated for owner use and currently contains a few borders, small grassed area, log pile and various supplies for further renovation work. In this area there is a stone outbuilding housing the biomass boiler and garden equipment.
To the front there is a large paved parking area, with cycle shed for bunkhouse guest use. To the front of the owner accommodation is a separate cottage style garden.
Viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate the extent and opportunities this property offers.
Hardraw is famous for Hardraw Force, Britain's highest single drop waterfall. There is also a pub, tearoom, Church and gallery in the village. The Pennine Way runs from Hardraw in to Hawes which is around 1.5 miles away. Hawes is a market town with a good range of shops, restaurants, tearooms & pubs. There is an active community with a primary school, Church, bank and doctors surgery. There is still a weekly outdoor market, making it a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. There are