ORIGINALLY A FARMHOUSE understood to have been built about 1621 and believed to be ONE OF THE OLDEST PROPERTIES IN BRAMHOPE standing on land formerly belonging to the monks of Kirkstall Abbey, a UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY to purchase this IMPOSING, INDIVIDUAL DETACHED STONE RESIDENCE with ROOMS OF GENERALLY GENEROUS PROPORTIONS. This LOVELY FAMILY HOME occupies a PRESTIGIOUS, PRIVATE CORNER SITE (corner of Creskeld Lane and Breary Lane East) within this much sought after, exclusive residential location only a few minute's walk from beautiful open countryside and also has the advantage of A VERY IMPRESSIVE WIDE, SOUTHERLY FACING FRONTAGE. This HANDSOME and FINE FAMILY HOME benefits from the southerly facing aspect, which provides some natural warmth and very good natural light, as all the rooms in the property (excluding the second bedroom, the laundry room and the shower room) have a window on this elevation and THE PLEASURE OF A BEAUTIFUL OUTLOOK OVER THE DELIGHTFUL ESTABLISHED PRIVATE MAIN GARDEN. The property has BEEN EXTENDED to provide VALUABLE ADDITIONAL SPACE at both ground and first floor levels and the WELL PROPORTIONED and VERY WELL PRESENTED ACCOMMODATION includes SUPERB RECEPTION SPACE - ideal for relaxed family living and also for entertaining, a GENEROUSLY FITTED DINING KITCHEN plus LAUNDRY-UTILITY ROOM and THREE BEDROOMS (third of good size) and featuring a MOST IMPRESSIVE, EXTENSIVELY FITTED MASTER BEDROOM (virtually only the bed required to complete the room) with SMART EN-SUITE BATHROOM OF EXCELLENT SIZE. There are LOVELY PERIOD FEATURES including EXPOSED FIREPLACES, BEAMS and some PINE DOORS, creating IMMENSE CHARM and CHARACTER and the property is further enhanced by the DELIGHTFUL, ESTABLISHED PRIVATE GARDENS OF GOOD SIZE which should certainly appeal to gardening enthusiasts and families alike.
AMENITIES: BRAMHOPE is located approximately eight miles north of Leeds off the A660 and is also within comfortable daily commuting distance of the other commercial centre of Bradford and the former spa towns of Harrogate and Ilkley. The popular and active, historic market town of Otley is barely 15 minute's drive and offers an excellent choice of shopping facilities including Waitrose and Sainsbury's supermarkets and other family amenities. BRAMHOPE VILLAGE has a range of local shops including a chemist, a newsagent and a bakery and there are also hair and beauty salons and a welcoming public house in the village centre. There is a butchers, a cafe bar and a dry cleaners, as well as another newsagent, on Tredgold Avenue - only several minute's walk from the property. THE RENOWNED VILLAGE PRIMARY SCHOOL is about a third of a mile away and approximately ten minute's walk as is Chevin Medical Practice/Bramhope Health Centre - which is adjacent to the school. There is also a selection of recreational facilities to suit a range of age groups including a young children's play area (swings and slides, etc) on The Knoll, which is a very pleasant grassed area with established trees in the village. This property has the advantage of being only several minute's walking distance from DELIGHTFUL OPEN COUNTRYSIDE either down Creskeld Lane or at the end of Breary Lane East (featuring part of the Ebor Way) providing rural walks and rambles with an abundance of birdlife and wildlife to observe and enjoy in a beautiful setting and there are regular sightings of Red Kite immediately overhead. The famous Golden Acre Park is about five minute's drive by car and Leeds and Bradford Airport barely 15 minute's drive. There are also public transport facilities to Leeds city centre, via Headingley and the university on Leeds Road, which is within very easy walking distance and in the other direction, also on Leeds Road, to Otley and Ilkley with connections to Skipton.
DIRECTIONS: FROM THE MAIN LEEDS/OTLEY ROAD (A660) in Bramhope - near the parades of shops and pedestrian traffic lights, turn into Breary Lane East (at the junction with Breary Lane) and proceed forward for a couple of hundred paces or so and as the road bears round to the left into Creskeld Lane, "Breary Farm Cottage" is immediately on the right in a prominent, prestigious position on the corner of Breary Lane East and within A CONSERVATION AREA.
ACCOMMODATION: The property, which, has GAS CENTRAL HEATING and SEPARATE GAS DOMESTIC WATER HEATING, also has THE ADVANTAGE OF UPVC DOUBLE GLAZED SEALED UNIT WINDOWS virtually throughout and the VERY WELL PRESENTED and WELL PROPORTIONED ACCOMMODATION with IMMENSE CHARM and CHARACTER, briefly comprises:
OAKEFFECTPANELLEDSTYLEENTRANCEDOOR With decorative leaded glass panel inset and with a "coach" style light on either side and providing access to the....
RECEPTION"SNUG"/STUDY With wide bow style window to the front, southerly facing elevation overlooking the delightful garden and screened from the road. The window has a deep display area with central heating radiator beneath and there is also some exposed mature stonework (THE ORIGINAL ENTRANCE) with the date stone preserved above. A fifteen-pane glass panelled door provides direct access from the reception "snug"/study to the....
SUPERBLIVINGROOMOFVERYIMPRESSIVEPROPORTIONS And originally understood to have been two rooms....and consequently there is an exposed original stone fireplace at each end of the room - and one of which is for decorative purposes only and the main one incorporates a JOTUL log burning stove on a colourful Welsh slate hearth and a most attractive feature and very much the focal point of the room. Exposed extensively beamed ceiling, enhancing the charm and character of the room and two central heating radiators concealed behind a decorative fretwork cover. There are THREE WINDOWS including a UPVC double glazed sealed unit window to the front elevation and a small interesting period sash window to the rear. Several "candle" style wall lights for added effect.
CONSERVATORYOFVERYGOODSIZE On a slightly raised level with the living room creating AN ATTRACTIVE SPLIT-LEVEL CONCEPT and in a contrasting contemporary open plan arrangement with the living room. There are generous UPVC double glazed sealed unit windows - TO TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF THE DELIGHTFUL OUTLOOK OVER THE GARDEN and with complete window privacy! French style doors provide direct access to the garden and there are two electric panel radiators and fitted roller blinds to the windows. Exposed mature stone work adds interest and is complemented by the oak panelled style floor.
As the conservatory adjoins the living room in AN OPEN PLAN ARRANGEMENT, the two rooms combined provide EXCEPTIONAL RECEPTION SPACE ideal for relaxed family living and also for entertaining, particularly for parties and larger family gatherings.
ALATCHEDCHARACTERPINEDOOR Incorporating a colourful stained glass leaded panel depicting a ram's head, leads to the....
WELLPLANNEDDININGKITCHEN Which is GENEROUSLY FITTED with a range of "medium oak" fronted wall units including two leaded glass fronted china/display cabinets. There are matching base units with long working surfaces incorporating a one and a half bowl inset sink with single side drainer and dual flow tap plus a Tweeny WASTE DISPOSAL UNIT under the three-sectional bow style window, to the front elevation, with deep tiled display sill. SIEMENS four plate induction hob with a range of drawers beneath including deep pan storage drawer and concealed ducted cooker hood and light above. Adjacent STOVES electric fan assisted oven with stainless steel fronted cupboard beneath and grill/second oven above. Integrated BOSCH double fridge and MIELE automatic dishwasher. Ten-bottle wine rack, practical ceramic splash tiling and concealed lighting above the working areas plus halogen down-lighters to the ceiling, for added effect and central heating radiator.
ANOLDLATCHEDPINEDOOR Provides direct access from the kitchen to the....
LAUNDRY-UTILITYROOM Providing VALUABLE OVERFLOW SPACE FROM THE KITCHEN and with ceramic tiled floor and long working surface with modern single drainer stainless steel inset sink - under which there is a Miele automatic washing machine and on the other side a Miele freezer. Central heating radiator, window with frosted glass, clothes airing creel to the ceiling and a useful under stairs storage area approached via twin louvre style doors. A service door provides INTERNAL ACCESS TO/FROM THE GARAGE which is a useful facility for unloading shopping (and children) in bad weather!
WELLLITSTAIRCASE With hand rail, approached via a fifteen-pane double glazed sealed unit glass panelled door which has two bulls-eye panes, from the living room and at the foot of the stairs there is an interesting STONE MULLIONED WINDOW with central heating radiator beneath in a decorative fretwork cover.
"L"SHAPEDLANDING With central heating radiator and airing cupboard housing one of the gas domestic water heaters and with slatted linen airing shelf above. Panelled style doors provide access to the rooms at this level.
BEDROOMOFGENEROUSPROPORTIONS With AN EXCELLENT RANGE OF DEEP FITTED WARDROBES on opposite walls ("His" and "Hers") and incorporating bevelled edge mirror fronted doors to two thirds height in both ranges of the wardrobes. There is also a fitted chest of drawers, dressing table unit and a free-standing bedside unit.....virtually only the bed is required to complete the room. The tall window to the front elevation has a shallow window seat and a central heating radiator beneath. There is also cornice to the ceiling which incorporates one of the two loft hatches.
EN-SUITEBATHROOMOFVERYGOODSIZE With fully tiled walls and tiled floor with THE BENEFIT OF UNDER FLOOR HEATING. The coloured suite comprises double ended bath with tiled panel and AQUALISA dual flow tap plus a large mirror inset above, wash hand basin in a colourful granite surround with adjacent illuminated toiletries storage cabinets with glass shelves plus further storage units. WIDE TILED SHOWER CUBICLE with sliding glass door and low suite WC with concealed cistern. There is also the second gas domestic water heater (providing hot water to the en-suite bathroom only) and a chrome ladder towel radiator. Halogen down-lighters to the panelled ceiling with mirror strips inset, point for electric shaver and window to the front elevation with window seat and deep reveals. There are twin towel storage units either side of the bath with smoked glass doors.
BEDROOM2 With "picture" panelled WINDOWS TO TWO WALLS providing different aspects/outlook and excellent natural light. Fitted wardrobe plus a matching chest of drawers and two central heating radiators (one beneath each window) plus an electrically heated towel rail.
BEDROOM3OFGOODSIZE With central heating radiator and window to the front elevation, cornice to the ceiling which also includes the second loft hatch.
TILEDSHOWERROOM Adjacent to Bedroom 2 and consequently providing an excellent guest facility. The corner tiled shower cubicle has a Mira shower and tinted glass door, vanitory wash hand basin in tiled surround with dual flow tap and toiletries storage cabinet beneath plus an arch shaped mirror with three lights above. Central heating radiator, point for electric shaver, window with frosted glass plus an Xpelair extractor fan.
SEPARATESECONDCOLOUREDLOWSUITEWC Which has central heating radiator with toiletries shelf above and half tiled walls in a "mosaic" style. Window with frosted glass - matching the shower room and three halogen spotlights on track to the ceiling.
OUTSIDE: THE DELIGHTFUL PRIVATE MAIN GARDEN has a neat, southerly facing lawn - fronting Breary Lane East and with well stocked herbaceous borders with a large and interesting variety of mature plants and shrubbery plus some specimen conifer bushes. There are crazy paved Yorkshire stone patio and barbecue areas on the southerly facing elevation, ideal for garden relaxation furniture and also for tubs of shrubs and plant displays.
Further private lawn garden to the side also with a well stocked shrubbery border and an extensive crazy paved patio style area with westerly facing aspect and which also provides clothes drying area.
LONGANDWIDECRAZYPAVEDSTONEDRIVEWAY (Narrowing after approximately two thirds of the way down) off Creskeld Lane and providing space for two to three cars to stand in tandem (depending on the sizes). The driveway leads to the....
INTEGRALGARAGE With an electrically operated, remote controlled up and over door and power point, and also housing the wall mounted Ideal CLASSIC central heating boiler and as previously mentioned with the advantage of INTERNAL ACCESS TO/FROM THE PROPERTY via the laundry-utility room. The garage also has A SECTION OF GLASS BLOCKS providing natural light and there is also an outside tap immediately outside the garage.
PLEASENOTE: The extent of the property and its boundaries are subject to verification by an inspection of the deeds.
VIEWINGARRANGEMENTS: Strictly by appointment through Walker Smale's Bramhope Village Office, telephone 0113-2843048.