A beautifully presented stone built detached period residence set within formal gardens and adjoining paddock land extending in all to approximately 3¼ acres occupying an established position in the heart of the much sought after Cragg Wood Conservation area of Rawdon.
The local suburbs of Rawdon, Horsforth and Guiseley are all within easy travelling distance each offering a wide range of local amenities as well as primary and secondary schools. The principal Yorkshire centres of Leeds, Harrogate, Ilkley and Bradford are readily accessible together with the regions motorway infrastructure for those wishing to travel further afield. The popular Wood House Grove school is literally within walking distance, likewise, the new railway station in Apperley Bridge provides direct rail access into Leeds city centre and commuting to London within 2½ hours.
The ground floor is approached from a glazed and pillared entrance porch into a most impressive central reception hallway open to a long minstrel gallery with two feature carved pillar supports. A guest cloakroom with built in cupboards leads through to a separate washroom and W/C. Glazed double doors with leaded lights open from the hallway to an elegant and well proportioned drawing room with Adams style fireplace surround, marble interior and hearth and fitted living flame gas fire. There are windows to the front and rear including French doors overlooking the pony paddock. A comfortable snug/sitting room has a full length feature stone fireplace with living flame gas fire and bow window overlooking the pony paddock. The spacious separate dining room has two windows overlooking the front courtyard and has two separate doors opening into the breakfast kitchen with a comprehensive range of cream painted oak units complimented by marble preparation surfaces. The integrated appliances include a Miele double oven and grill, microwave, and dishwasher together with Gaggenau fridge freezer, six ring gas hobs and concealed cooker hood. A matching peninsular unit divides the working area from the breakfast room which has double French doors opening out onto the rear terrace and internal access into the garages.
The first floor is approached off the long minstrel gallery and a private entrance lobby leads through into the master bedroom with an extensive range of quality hand painted fitted furniture including full height wardrobes, central bed recess with cupboards over and matching bedside cabinets, dressing table, concealed TV cabinet and chest of drawers. The room enjoys open aspects to both front and rear and has an en suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower cubicle, vanity unit with marble top and inset twin wash hand basins, W/C, mirrored medicine cabinets and Travertine marble tiled walls and heated floor. The second bedroom suite also has a full width range of built in wardrobes, marble vanity unit with inset wash basin and private access to the house bathroom. Double bedrooms three and four are also extensively fitted with bedroom furniture and each having a vanity unit with wash hand basin. Connecting the two is an extensively fitted and spacious home office with twin computer desk, filing and storage cabinets and a private staircase leading up from the garage. This element of the first floor accommodation could therefore form a self contained suite if so required. The house bathroom again has Travertine marble walls and heated floor, bath with Mira shower above, vanity unit with wash hand basin and W/C.
Outside, the property is approached through electric entrance gates and stone pillars, down a shared tree lined driveway into a spacious enclosed private forecourt providing ample parking and in turn giving access to two garages each with automatic up and over door and with a utility and laundry area respectively. There is also a gardeners wash room and separate W/C.
The formal gardens lie principally to the rear of the house comprising spacious stone paved terrace overlooking a delightful ornamental water feature with gravelled areas designed for ease of maintenance together with well stocked flower beds and borders. Immediately adjacent is an enclosed pony paddock with separate five bar entrance gate and an extensive range of timber stables with four loose boxes, tack room and feed store with water supply and power laid on.
At the front of the property with separate vehicular access is a further extensive and enclosed grass paddock and an attractive area of meadow land on the opposite side of Cliffe Drive is also included in the sale. In all the land extends to approximately 3¼ acres.