Cambridge House is a luxury, award winning B&B and annex located on the Arkengarthdale road, on the edge of Reeth. It commands spectacular views out of every window, looking over the Swaledale countryside in the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Reeth is a quaint Saxon settlement with a protected village green, an excellent range of shops and pubs, a primary school, church, village hall and medical centre. There is a weekly market and a thriving, active community. It is only 8 miles to the market town of Leyburn and is less than 30 minutes from the historic town of Richmond from where there is easy A1 access. The village is a natural amphitheatre, surrounded by spectacular scenery and stunning panoramas and is also included on a range of walks including Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk, the Inn Way and close to other well-known walks such as The Pennine Way and The Herriot Way.
Cambridge House is currently an award-winning guest house, but it wasn't always a bed and breakfast. Its' heritage dates back to 1914 when R. Proctor extended a traditional seventeenth century stone cottage to provide family accommodation in the house as it appears today. During The Second WWII Cambridge House was requisitioned by The Ministry of Defence to become the officers' mess for The Reeth Battle School and the Reconnaisance Corps, whose motto was 'only the enemy in front'. The most illustrious officer who lived on the site was Major John Parry, the commanding officer in charge of the Reconnaissance Corps.
This House was also home to Parry's beloved beagles which he transported from Kent across London in a taxi to Kings Cross station where he purchased individual tickets for each dog for the 250-mile train journey to Darlington. They lived in a compound in the northwest corner of the gardens and became a familiar feature out and about on the surrounding moors.
The accommodation is vast, currently there are five letting en-suite rooms, along with a reception area, guests conservatory, lounge, and dining area. They also have use of his and her WC's and a drying room which is handy for walkers and cyclists. The owner's accommodation can all be kept private with a living room, catering kitchen, utility room/pantry, laundry room, cellar, first floor lounge with wood burner, large double bedroom, and en-suite bathroom. They also enjoy a south facing balcony terrace which enjoys spectacular views and sunshine.
Externally, there are currently three garages/workshops, one of which houses the oil tank, and the other two are currently used for storage. The right-hand side garage has planning permission to be a kitchen/living room, planning permission was obtained by the previous owners and the above annex bedroom and shower room was created, preserving the downstairs permission for future development.
The property is approached through wrought iron gates, which lead to a large gravel drive providing parking for several vehicles. There are garden patio areas with established shrubs, bushes, and a pond.
This property is an excellent, well established lifestyle business, which would also make a beautiful private home. The current owners have won many awards over the years and from their website you get an insight into just how successful they have been.
Guide Price £750,000 to £825,000.
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Short distance from Reeth
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