Are you looking for the peace and quiet of a country cottage, or the convenience of urban life? This lovely home is the best of both worlds, come inside and unwind... This lovely cottage really is a hidden gem. Tucked quietly away amongst the grand town houses of South Crescent, as you walk up the driveway you could easily believe you were on a country lane approaching a rural home. A covered parking area leads you up to a stable door and on into a central entrance hall, with some cloaks storage and a W.C. The whole left side of the property is taken up with a large living room which looks out over the colourful rear gardens, but the real heart of this home is a cosy and comfortable dining kitchen, a warm and welcoming room with plenty of space for preparing and serving family meals or for entertaining. A door leads out to an east-facing sun room and on to the gardens. There are two lawns, one to the rear and one to the side, both surrounded by mature trees and shrubs which add to the feeling of being in calm and peaceful surroundings. A gate lets you out down a footpath to the River Skell, and from here Ripon market place is only a few minutes' walk. Upstairs you will find three bedrooms, all with very pleasant garden views. The first double room has an en-suite shower room, built-in storage, and enough space for a seating area. The second double room is also an excellent size, and has a large built-in wardrobe with further storage above. The third bedroom is smaller, but has plenty of space for a single bed and bedroom furniture. Across the landing is a modern shower room with a large walk-in shower cubicle across one end. Loft House is a rare and hugely charming property that would be a joy to come home to. In the summer there are the beautiful gardens to enjoy, and in the winter months relax in the living room in front of a roaring fire. Surroundings Loft House is a quarter of a mile from the market place at the centre of Ripon, where you will find a wealth of independent and chain shopping, eateries and services. Just over 4 miles to the east is the A1(M) motorway, linking the north and south of the country. The popular towns of Harrogate and Knaresborough are each around 10 miles to the south. Several primary schools are close to the property, and the 'outstanding' Ripon Grammar School and Outwood Academy are less than a mile. There is open countryside within easy walking distance, and a few minutes' drive takes you to the edge of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Services The property is connected to mains gas, electricity, water and drainage. Fibre broadband internet is available, with speeds of up to 76Mb. Directions From Ripon Market Square take Kirkgate and then the right fork down Duck Hill. Turn right at the bottom of the hill onto Water Skellgate and then left at the traffic lights onto Low Skellgate. Cross the bridge over the River Skell and look to the fork on the left leading through stone gate posts onto South Crescent. Once through the gateway park on the left and walk up the driveway to Loft House. A member of our staff will be there to meet you.