6 bedroom detached house for saleViking Lodge, 101 Blackmoor Lane, Bardsey, Leeds, LS17
Guide Price £1,250,000
The sale of Viking Lodge offers a rare opportunity to acquire a substantial family home in a delightful semi rural setting within completely private grounds and yet conveniently placed for easy access to principal Yorkshire centres. The property would also suit those with equestrian interests having a bespoke stable block and fenced pony paddocks. The property is available with immediate vacant possession and has only recently undergone a programme of improvement including the replacement or upgrade of all bathroom suites. Bardsey itself in conveniently placed for access to Leeds, Harrogate and York and the nearby village of Collingham offers good shopping facilities together with the market town of Wetherby which is only some 10 minutes away. The area is also well served with a variety of schools including the Grammar school at Alwoodley and Gateways school some 10-15 minutes away and there are excellent sporting facilities close by including a number of highly regarded golf clubs. The A1(M) motorway is readily accessible for those wishing to travel further afield and Leeds Bradford International Airport is within easy reach.
Bardsey is steeped in history with a church dating back to the 9th century and a public house reputed to be one of the oldest Inns in England. Village amenities include a good local school, a playgroup, sports club and tennis courts. The ground floor is approached through double doors into a spacious reception hallway off which is a guest cloakroom and W/C. There are four spacious reception rooms comprising sitting room with marble fireplace, fitted electric fire and French doors opening out onto a private sun terrace. Leading off the lounge is a study overlooking the formal gardens. A spacious L shaped living room has a built in store cupboard and double French doors opening out onto a spacious sun terrace overlooking the gardens and paddock beyond. There is large separate dining room with windows on three sides and again French doors leading into the garden. The family breakfast kitchen has a comprehensive range of high gloss units complimented by granite preparation surfaces and integrated appliances including Rangemaster professional cooker, Neff microwave, Liebherr fridge and freezer, Neff dishwasher and grey slate floor tiling. This leads through into a utility room/rear entrance vestibule with a range of high gloss units and integrated fridge. The laundry room has a range of matching high gloss units and slate flooring.
The first floor accommodation is approached off the split level landing, comprising the principal bedroom with a comprehensive range of fitted furniture, matching bedside cabinets, views over the garden and paddock beyond and fully tiled en suite shower room and W/C. The second bedroom suite also has a good range of fitted furniture and fully tiled en suite bathroom with free standing oval bath, shower cubicle and W/C. Bedroom three has a walk in wardrobe and en suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and views over the grounds and paddock. The fourth bedroom has a full width range of fitted wardrobes, matching dressing table and private access to the house bathroom. There are then two additional bedrooms and the fully tiled house bathroom with enclosed bath, shower over, glass vanity unit with wash hand basin and W/C.
Outside the property, wrought iron gates open into a large brick set forecourt providing ample private parking for several vehicles. This is bounded by screen walling, pillars and wrought iron railings adjacent to which is an enclosed private lawned garden. The main access is down a brick set driveway through electrically operated wrought iron entrance gates into a gravelled driveway leading to the rear of the house where there is a turning circle, ample parking space for numerous vehicles and a detached double garage. Beyond this, through a five bar gate, is a gravelled fold yard with large detached timber store and an L shaped detached stable block with 4 loose boxes, feed store and a home office. The large well-tended formal gardens which are principally to the rear of the property, are completely private and enclosed enjoying a lovely open outlook over the adjoining fenced paddock beyond. In total the grounds extend to approximately 5.75 acres (2.32 HA) and the gardens also include three extensive paved seating areas/sun terraces and large green house with cold frames. There is also a productive orchard with apple, pear, plum and cherry trees.
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