See inside this elevated Pateley Bridge property with a story to tell

A charming property that dates back to 1750 and was originally the spinning mill in the popular market town of Pateley Bridge, is now on the market. Hawkridge Cottage has an elevated position on a no-through road, above the award-winning High Street, at the top of Kings Street.

Monday, 7th December 2020, 2:26 pm
Updated Monday, 7th December 2020, 2:30 pm
Hawkridge Cottage

On the market for £825,000 with Dacre, Son & Hartley, the five-bedroom home has a high-quality finish inside and out. Its current owners, Claire and Jonathan Million have lived at Hawkridge Cottage for 20 years.

Jonathan said: “The property is full of really interesting history. It was owned in the late 18th century and throughout the 19th century by the Metcalfe family, who were incredibly involved in the town's prosperity and advancement.

"They introduced utilities including water and gas, and provided much of the development of Pateley Bridge and surrounding area with investment in mills, quarrying and breweries.

Hawkridge Cottage

“George Metcalfe in particular, was instrumental in bringing the railways to Nidderdale and he used to live in Hawkridge Cottage. Then his son John and new wife Mary Hawkridge also lived here – which is how the house got its name.

Early in the 20th century, the house was acquired by Rudyard Kipling’s grandfather, Joseph Kipling, who was the minister in nearby Greenhow and Wath.”

Claire added: “In more recent years, the house has been sensitively modernised to showcase its heritage, whilst providing modern living and fittings. A 700 sq ft extension was added in 2008 to extend the house to five bedrooms and three bathrooms, and a conservatory and outside dining space has been developed which provides breath-taking views of the Nidderdale countryside.”

Alison Reilly, from Dacre, Son & Hartley, said: “Hawkridge Cottage provides a rare chance to buy a property with substantial living accommodation and lots of privacy that also benefits from being situated in the heart of Pateley Bridge, within walking distance of all the amenities, shops, schools and pubs.”

Hawkridge Cottage

With a modern fully fitted extended kitchen, a large dining room and light-filled living room, Hawkridge Cottage also has a large multi-purpose utility room. The master bedroom has an en-suite wet room and the main bathroom is fitted with a modern bathroom suite, with a heated tiled floor.

Outside Hawkridge Cottage has a paved front garden and the rear garden is fully decked with integral store, outdoor lighting and fitted electric patio heaters, as well as a hot tub area. There is a private driveway with electric gates and a double garage with a sauna in.

For more details contact Dacre, Son & Hartley’s Pateley Bridge office on 01423 711 010 or visit

Hawkridge Cottage
Hawkridge Cottage
Hawkridge Cottage