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6 bedroom character property for sale
The Green, Guiseley, Leeds, West Yorkshire
Tenure: FreeholdAn enchanting grade II* listed period manor house offering extensive six bedroom family accommodation full of endearing character features, complimented by extensive grounds amounting to around 2.48 acres which include sweeping lawns and a lake.
The Old Rectory forms the southerly and major portion of a substantial and typical West Riding Manor House, thought to date from the turn of the 16th and 17th Centuries, and bearing a date stone over the front entrance porch of 1601. The house is surrounded by delightful gardens and grounds which include the remnants of a former moat, and extend to around 2.48 acres in all.
The Old Rectory is thought to be on or around the site of a 13th Century Manor House which was once the home of the 'De-Warde' family, who were the original patrons of the parish of Guiseley following its separation from the ancient parish of Otley. During much of the 18th and 19th Centuries many of the rectors were 'absentees', but was occupied by the late Archdeacon J F Howson during the early 20th Century during which time the house was renovated and enlarged. The house was sold by Bradford Diocese in 1978.
The Old Rectory offers extensive family accommodation that has been much improved over recent years yet retains many period detail and character features, with many of the rooms having exposed stonework, beams and mullion windows, whilst a number also retain imposing stone fireplaces. Entering through a delightful porch there is an impressive reception hall, off which there is access to four reception rooms including a magnificent drawing room some 34 feet in length. The dining kitchen has been thoughtfully redesigned and is beautifully fitted with solid granite worksurfaces and a central island unit. To the first floor there are six bedrooms; two having en suite facilities. The proportions of the house also allow for an additional study area and hobbies room at this level too.
The grounds in which the property stands are stunning and comprise of lawned gardens to either side of the house, whilst to the front there are lovely southerly aspects across a lawned garden to the former moat which now forms a delightful lake. There is ample parking and also a double garage.
|GROUND FLOOR|| |
|Covered Entrance Porch|| a splendid introduction to the house, carrying a date stone of 1601. Exposed stone features, flags and benches to either side. Beamed ceiling.|
|Reception Hall|| with part tiled floor, exposed stone features and galleried landing over. Double doors lead off to a pair of reception rooms and an open archway with beam leading to an extended hallway with stone mullioned windows overlooking the rear garden, open fireplace with carved stone surround and recessed cloaks cupboard to the side.|
|Drawing Room|| a magnificent principal reception room full of character features including a beamed ceiling, stone mullioned windows to two sides incorporating beautiful stained glass details, a splendid recess open fireplace with an imposing carved stone surround with matching hearth and picture rail.|
|Family Room|| to the south side of the house and with stone mullioned windows offering aspects across the principal gardens towards the lake. Recessed stone fireplace with stone mantle over, exposed beams. Open to:|
|Bespoke Living Family Kitchen|| with a range of fitted wall and base units with granite working surfaces, a substantial Aga with electric hob provision, Villeroy and Bosch Belfast style sink unit, built in dishwashing machine, beamed ceiling, stone floor and side entrance door.|
|Study|| off the extended hall enjoying aspects over the side garden from a splay bay window with delightful stained glass features, period oak panelling with matching recess storage cupboard. |
A carved stone archway leads from the extended hall to the rear entrance hall with stone mullioned window.
|Cloakroom|| with cupboard concealing the plumbing for an automatic washer and having separate low suite wc off with wash hand basin.|
|FIRST FLOOR|| |
|A Generously sized Landing Area|| approached by a staircase with an oak banister, exposed beams and a seating area off overlooking the rear garden and offering views towards St Oswald’s Church. Stone mullioned windows with coloured depicting heraldic shields.|
|Upper Landing|| with exposed timber uprights, exposed stone work and walk-in store room off. A gallery with an oak balustrade overlooks the reception hall.|
|Bedroom One|| having an exposed stone wall and mullioned windows to both the front and the side. Picture rail.|
|En-Suite Bathroom|| a well proportioned room recently refitted to a lavish standard with a large sunken bath, twin vanity basins, low suite wc with concealed cistern and a "Finnolme sauna". Mullioned window to the front and natural tiling.|
|Study|| with a window to the rear, fitted desk and shelves.|
|Bedroom Two|| an atmospheric room with a mullioned window to the front and an additional window to the side. A single step up presents the bed area.|
|En-Suite Shower Room|| stylishly appointed with a shower cubicle, low suite wc with concealed cistern, vanity hand basin in a range of useful cupboards, chrome heated towel rail, natural tiling and extractor fan.|
|Bedroom Three|| having mullioned window to the front and two walk-in wardrobes.|
|Bedroom Four|| also having a mullioned window to the front enjoying views over the gardens towards the lake.|
|Bedroom Five|| with views to the side of the property and having an exposed stone wall and a further exposed beamed wall.|
|Bedroom Six|| also having views to the side of the house.|
|House Bathroom|| fitted with a white and chrome suite comprising Jacuzzi bath, pedestal wash basin, separate shower cubicle and low suite wc. Window to the rear, extractor fan and Victorian style heated towel rail.|
|OUTSIDE|| The Old Rectory is approached by a sweeping tarmacadam drive which in part runs by the side of the lake, but also has a spur off providing access to a detached double garage with up and over door, power and light. There is a further tarmacadam parking area to the front of the house.|
The principal gardens are set to the south side of the hall and include level lawns bisected by a stone paved pathway which leads down a short flight of steps to a further of lakeside lawn. There are many splendid broad leaf trees along with screen planting provided by mature shrubs. To the western side of the property there is a further level lawn with a charming summerhouse, whilst to the east a wrought iron gate leads through a rustic brick and stone wall to a further area of lawned garden bordered by a stream.