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Beech Cottage, Lands Lane, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire


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Tenure: Freehold

A beautifully appointed stone built detached family home, set in grounds of approximately an acre leading down to the River Nidd, in one of the area's most sought after roads, within walking distance of the town and surrounded by open countryside.


An undoubted feature of the property is the delightful garden, which sweeps down to the River Nidd in a series of terraces, with three main entertaining areas including a large patio, summerhouse and covered arbor adjoining the river, upon which full Riparian rights are enjoyed.

Lands Lane is one of the region's most sought after roads and has the rare benefits of a river frontage. The road comprises of similar large residences with generous plots in a horseshoe shape, on the northern outskirts of the town. Knaresborough is a historic market town, which supports a variety of services and amenities which cater for most daily needs and is close to the fashionable Spa town of Harrogate, famous for The Stray and boutique shopping and restaurants. The area is ideally placed for the commuter, as easy can be gained to the A1(M) and in turn the region's motorway network. Also in the town centre is the train station, which is on the Leeds to York line, which connects to London and the surrounding cities. There is excellent schooling for all age groups in both the public and private sectors.

The accommodation in further detail comprises:

Ground Floor

17' 10" x 8' 1" (5.44m x 2.46m) Oak panelled entry door with glazed inset, windows to the front, staircase to the first floor, under stairs storage area, Oak flooring and ceiling cornicing.

Dining Room
15' 2" x 14' 5" (4.62m x 4.39m) Windows to the front, side and rear, dressed stone fire surround with cast iron inset and display cabinet with leaded glazed doors.

Sitting Room
20' 9" x 15' 5" (6.32m x 4.70m) Angled bay window to the rear with glazed double doors opening to the rear patio and further windows to the side and rear. Ceiling cornicing, wall light points, television point and a wood burning stove on a granite hearth.

Dining Kitchen
27' 6" x 12' (8.38m x 3.66m) A bespoke kitchen, by Clarity Arts, comprising base cupboards and drawers with a blend of Oak and granite work surfaces. One and a half bowl sink unit with mixer tap, integrated dishwasher with matching cupboard front, range oven and American style fridge freezer. Travertine floor, windows to the front, telephone and wall light points, ceiling cornicing and halogen down lighters. A utility cupboard is plumbed for a washing machine and has space for a tumble dryer.

Fitted with a white suite, comprising wall mounted wash hand basin and low level wc.

16' 8" x 10' 2" (5.08m x 3.10m) Glazed to three sides enjoying delightful views of the garden, Travertine tiling and double doors to the patio.

Family Room
16' 1" x 15' 5" (4.90m x 4.70m) Windows and half glazed doors to the rear, television point and stone fire surround with brick inset and stone hearth. Bespoke Oak cabinet with shelving over and matching radiator cover with shelving above.

First Floor

Landing with Study Area
28' 3" x 20' 3" (8.61m x 6.17m) Oak flooring, windows to the front and rear, glazed door to the balcony, built in airing cupboard and further cupboard housing the pressurised hot water cylinder. Stair/ladder to the boarded loft space/occasional bedroom/playroom. Study area fitted with a desk and cupboards.

11' 8" x 11' 7" (3.56m x 3.53m) With far reaching garden and open country views.

Master Bedroom
18' 3" x 15' 8" (5.56m x 4.78m) Windows overlooking the garden, fitted wardrobes providing extensive hanging and shelving, ceiling cornicing, television and telephone points and halogen down lighters.

En-Suite Shower Room
7' 4" x 5' (2.24m x 1.52m) A wet room, being fully tiled with underfloor heating, fitted with a white suite and comprising large walk in shower area with body jets and glazed screen, wall mounted wash hand basin and low level wc, halogen down lighters, chrome heated towel rail and built in Oak bathroom cabinet.

Guest Bedroom
14' 6" x 10' 3" (4.42m x 3.12m) Window to the front, built in wardrobe and ceiling cornicing.

En-Suite Shower Room
7' 2" x 5' 5" (2.18m x 1.65m) Fitted with a white suite, with Travertine tiling, comprising shower cubicle, wall mounted glass wash hand basin and low level wc with concealed cistern. Windows to the side and rear, halogen down lighters and chrome heated towel rail.

Bedroom Three
14' 5" x 9' (4.39m x 2.74m) Window to the front and ceiling cornicing.

Bedroom Four
12' 10" x 12' (3.91m x 3.66m) Window to the front, fitted wardrobes and ceiling cornicing.

Bedroom Five
15' 8" x 15' 5" (4.78m x 4.70m) Windows to the side and rear, fitted wardrobes and access to the boarded and floored roof space, via a pull down loft ladder.

8' 8" x 7' 8" (2.64m x 2.34m) Fitted with a white suite, comprising bath, wash hand basin in a vanity unit, low level wc and shower cubicle, window to the front and halogen down lighters.

Second Floor

Loft Room
A useful studio/occasional bedroom with a far reaching view over the garden to the rear. Large eaves storage areas.


Garage 1
24' 6" x 15' 4" (7.47m x 4.67m) Electric up and over entry door, window to the front, doors to the side and rear, connected with power and light.

Garage 2
16' 4" x 8' 5" (4.98m x 2.57m) Up and over entry doors, connected with power and light and housing the two gas fired boilers for the central heating and hot water.

The property is approached via an in and out block paved driveway with hedging and a rockery to the front perimeter. There is a useful garden/tool store built in to the front of the house. External water tap.

To the immediate rear of the house is a large stone flagged patio area with power points and water tap. Beyond this is a series of terraced areas ideal for entertaining, with a large summerhouse which is connected with power and light. The gardens are predominantly lawned with mature borders containing trees shrubs, hedges and hardy perennials providing a wealth of colour and excellent privacy. A feature archway leads to a secret woodland style garden with gravelled pathway, which meanders down to the covered arbor and river. The arbor is sited on a large timber deck and is located above the river upon which full fishing and boating rights are enjoyed.

Property Ref:1_1670_2411970

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08 March 2012


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