5 bedroom farm house for sale

Smithy Lane, Cookridge

Sold STC £629,500

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II Listed building status
  • Stunning family home
  • Steeped in history
  • Dating as far back as the 16th century
  • Beautifully presented family accommodation
  • Many lovely period features
  • Immense charm and character
  • Delightful garden of very good size

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An outstanding and rare opportunity for a family and for those seeking A DELIGHTFUL SEMI-RURAL LOCATION with a closeness to the countryside and the beauty of nature, to purchase this SUPERB DETACHED FORMER FARMHOUSE RESIDENCE with GRADE II LISTED BUILDING STATUS. This STUNNING HOME has THE BENEFIT OF THE TRANQUILLITY OF THE ADJACENT COUNTRYSIDE and yet is within easy reach of excellent family amenities including schools, shops, public transport facilities, a golf course and health club and all of which are within about one and a half miles of the property and only a few minutes drive. MOSELEY FARMHOUSE which is STEEPED IN HISTORY, is understood to date back as far as THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY and is a "HIDDEN GEM" in a LOVELY LITTLE-KNOWN POSITION REMINISCENT OF A SCENE from "THE RAILWAY CHILDREN", and our client has successfully and sympathetically combined the MANY BEAUTIFUL PERIOD FEATURES including EXPOSED BEAMS, TIMBER LINTELS and STONE MULLIONED WINDOWS with LUXURY STYLE MODERN DAY LIVING REQUIREMENTS to create a UNIQUE HOME with IMMENSE CHARM and CHARACTER, and one which is fitted and appointed to a high standard. VERY TASTEFULLY EXTENDED to provide VALUABLE ADDITIONAL SPACE at both the ground and first floor level, the property provides GENEROUS RECEPTION SPACE featuring a CONTEMPORARY STYLE, OPEN PLAN LIVING-DINING KITCHEN, and is ideal for relaxed family living and also for entertaining, and is complemented by THE FIVE BEDROOMS including A VERY IMPRESSIVE MASTER SUITE OF GOOD SIZE with adjoining dressing room and en-suite shower room with rainfall effect shower. The property has been BUILT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE of the SOUTH-WESTERLY FACING ASPECT providing natural warmth and natural light and also to benefit from A LOVELY OUTLOOK OVER THE DELIGHTFUL GARDEN OF VERY GOOD SIZE with all the principal rooms having windows on this elevation.  

AMENITIES: The property is located approximately one and three quarter miles from Horsforth railway station which provides valuable links, for the commuter, to Leeds and Harrogate. There are further public transport facilities within approximately three quarters of a mile, to Leeds - which is about seven miles in distance. The property is also ideally placed for comfortable daily commuting, by car, to the other commercial centre of Bradford, as well as the former spa towns of Harrogate and Ilkley and the historic, active market town of Otley. THE LEEDS COUNTRY WAY provides delightful walks and rambles and there is also a local golf course and health club within walking distance. The famous Golden Acre Park is a short drive by car and Leeds and Bradford Airport is about 10-15 minutes drive away. Holt Park Centre, which includes an enlarged Asda supermarket, also has the "Holt Park Active" sports and leisure centre with swimming pool and sports hall, and is about a mile away. More extensive shopping facilities can be found in Horsforth Town Street (about ten minutes drive by car) including a Morrisons supermarket. There are also popular restaurants, traditional flagged floor pubs and wine bars in Horsforth as well as an extensive park with children's recreational equipment (swings and slides, etc). There are very popular primary schools in the Cookridge area including Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School, and Ralph Thoresby Secondary School at Holt Park. The property is also only several minutes drive from the NEARBY VILLAGE OF BRAMHOPE with a selection of shops including a bakery and a welcoming public house!  

DIRECTIONS: FROM COOKRIDGE LANE/OTLEY OLD ROAD (opposite Leeds Modernians Sports and Social Club) turn into Cookridge Avenue and continue forward for about one fifth of a mile until reaching the junction with Smithy Lane and take the right hand turn into Smithy Lane. Proceed on Smithy Lane - passing Cookridge cricket ground on the left and follow this LOVELY COUNTRY LANE for about half a mile, when the property is then at the far end and has THE ADVANTAGE OF NO VEHICULAR ACCESS BEYOND!  




HARDWOOD ENTRANCE DOOR With exposed timber lintel above, providing access to the... 

DINING HALL With recessed log burning stove and engineered bevelled oak panelled floor creating an "aged" appearance, and with traditional style central heating radiator with timber display shelf above and twin sash windows. From the dining hall there is a wide aperture with exposed timber lintel above leading to the... 

LONG INNER HALL With central heating radiator and off which there is a.... 

RECESSED HOSPITALITY BAR With black granite top which has space for a fridge and freezer beneath and glass shelves above plus halogen eyeball spotlights to the ceiling.  

GUEST CLOAKROOM With white fittings comprising low suite WC with dual flush and wall hung wash hand basin with chrome dual flow tap beneath the mullioned window which has a wide stone sill, central heating radiator and an extractor fan. 

TWIN GLASS PANELLED DOORS From the dining hall provide access to the... 

DRAWING ROOM With triple sash windows which have exposed timber lintel above and OVERLOOK PART OF THE DELIGHTFUL GARDEN. Two character beams, traditional style central heating radiator and log burning stove with adjacent recess incorporating display shelves. A French style door provides access via a short flight of steps to the garden. The advantage of having twin glass panelled doors from the dining hall to the drawing room is so that the two rooms can be combined to provide EXCELLENT RECEPTION SPACE when entertaining, particularly for parties and larger family gatherings.

A glass panelled door from the drawing room leads to the... 

LIVING ROOM Which also has separate access from the inner hall, and triple sash windows - matching the ones in the drawing room and also with THE BENEFIT and PLEASURE OF THE LOVELY OUTLOOK OVER THE GARDEN. There are two beams to the ceiling and exposed stone fireplace with full height chimney piece and adjacent exposed stone wall and a most impressive feature and very much the focal point of the room. The fireplace has a log burning stove on stone hearth, and there is also a traditional style central heating radiator. An aperture leads directly to the adjoining.... 

SUPERB FAMILY LIVING-DINING KITCHEN In a VERY ATTRACTIVE AND PRACTICAL, CONTEMPORARY STYLE, OPEN PLAN ARRANGEMENT....ideal for young families and also for when entertaining, and VERY WELL LIT, WELL PLANNED and TASTEFULLY FITTED with beech wood style fronted units including wall units with smoked glass doors. There are wide and deep units of drawers and two sliding pull-out larder style units with metal basket storage racks to maximise the storage space. A FRANKE one and a half bowl coloured inset sink with single side drainer and chrome dual flow tap is fitted beneath the three sectional side window - from where there is AN OPEN OUTLOOK OVER THE ADJACENT FIELDS, and there is also a feature high level window above with adjacent "pitched" style ceiling incorporating halogen spotlights for added effect and providing an attractive contrast with the lower level ceiling in the living-dining area. Integrated Whirlpool automatic dishwasher adjacent to the sink and there are two AEG electric, fan assisted ovens with further deep cupboard space above on a rising hinge mechanism plus deep pan storage drawer beneath and a wide peninsular unit forming a part divider with the living-dining area and which has an AEG four plate induction hob with adjacent griddle and concealed extractor unit. There is further excellent cupboard and drawer space in the peninsular unit, three contemporary style vertical central heating radiators and SAMSUNG American style fridge/freezer in an alcove. Two matching double glazed sealed unit French style doors in hardwood frames provide direct access to the Yorkshire stone flagged sun terrace and the delightful garden beyond.  

SECOND INNER HALLWAY With a wide, arch shaped aperture, and from the hallway there is access to the... 

LAUNDRY-UTILITY ROOM With exposed Yorkshire stone flagged floor and a range of beech wood style fronted units - matching the units in the kitchen and including a wall unit and tall and deep shelved storage unit with adjacent single drainer stainless steel inset sink which has corner chrome dual flow tap and is beneath the window. There is space for a condensing tumble dryer and also plumbing/space for a washing machine, beneath the sink. Central heating radiator and a wide and tall aperture to the adjoining... 

BOILER ROOM/BOOT ROOM OF VERY GOOD SIZE With the continuation of the exposed stone flagged floor from the laundry-utility room, and with the central heating boiler and hot water tank. Cloaks hanging rail, hardwood window and stable style side outer door. This room would also be ideal to bring a dog in after a long walk! 

ADJACENT TO THE LAUNDRY-UTILITY ROOM is a USEFUL DEEP FLOOR TO CEILING RECESSED LINEN CUPBOARD with fitted shelved unit and approached via twin pine doors.  


The engineered oak panelled floor - which is bevelled to create an "aged" appearance to the ground floor provides additional interest and character to the rooms which are approached via rustic style latched pine doors.  


TWIN "BARREL VAULTED" WINE CELLAR Which is a further very interesting feature of the property. 

"BARLEY TWIST" SPINDLED, BALUSTRADED TURNED STAIRCASE With exposed pine stairs and tall sash window providing very good natural light to the staircase and to the landing.  


"GALLERIED" STYLE LANDING With a section of pine railing with "barley twist" spindles - matching the staircase. Central heating radiator.  

THE MOST IMPRESSIVE MASTER SUITE Is accessed from a private lobby, and comprises;... 

BEDROOM 1 With large exposed character beam and three matching sash windows with stone mullions overlooking the garden and towards countryside beyond. There are two contemporary style vertical central heating radiators and an arch shaped aperture leading to the....  

DRESSING ROOM With fitted open wardrobes, clothes hanging rails and shelved units plus a central heating radiator. 

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM Which has BEEN TASTEFULLY RE-FITTED with modern white fittings comprising circular shaped pedestal wash hand basin with chrome dual flow tap and glass toiletries shelf and mirror fronted cabinet above, low suite WC with tall back and dual flush and wide and deep recessed tiled shower cubicle with glass door and large shower head providing rainfall effect. Chrome ladder towel radiator and travertine style tiling to the shower room walls. There are dark slate effect tiles to the shower cubicle and to one wall in the shower room providing an attractive contrast with the white fittings. 

BEDROOM 2 With FITTED WARDROBE and adjacent dressing table/desk, and triple sash windows TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE DELIGHTFUL GARDEN OUTLOOK and towards lovely countryside beyond.  

BEDROOM 3 With exposed stone period fireplace - which is a lovely character feature, central heating radiator and fitted window seat beneath the wide triple sash windows and once again with THE BENEFIT and PLEASURE OF THE DELIGHTFUL GARDEN OUTLOOK and TOWARDS COUNTRYSIDE BEYOND. 

BEDROOM 4 With wide and tall windows providing very good natural light and from where there is a very pleasant outlook over a copse of small trees towards other character converted stone properties beyond. This room also has a deep alcove which is ideal for fitted or free-standing wardrobes and a central heating radiator. 

BEDROOM 5 Or HOME OFFICE if required, with central heating radiator beneath the twin sash windows with central stone mullion, deep stone sill and exposed stone reveals.  

LUXURY STYLE FAMILY BATHROOM OF VERY GOOD SIZE With travertine tiled floor BENEFITING FROM UNDER FLOOR HEATING and complementing travertine tiling to half wall height with colourful mosaic style border. The modern white fittings comprise double ended bath with mosaic style travertine tiled panel, central chrome dual flow tap plus hand held shower, circular shaped pedestal wash basin also with central chrome dual flow tap and wall mounted vanity mirror above and THIRD LOW SUITE WC with tall back and dual flush. TILED SHOWER CUBICLE in a mosaic style with large shower head and Mira glass door, and with an adjacent tall chrome ladder towel radiator. There are twin windows with smoked glass for privacy plus a fitted roller blind for additional privacy and an extractor fan. 

ALUMINIUM LOFT LADDER From the landing leads to the... 


OUTSIDE Raised Yorkshire stone flagged sun terrace which is ideal for garden relaxation furniture, barbecue equipment and also for tubs of shrubs and plant displays and beyond which is a gently sloping lawn in three layers connected by a few wide gravelled steps and with adjacent rockery. There are two established silver birch trees and very mature pear tree. The slope of the lawn is more pronounced towards the far end and the garden incorporates a free flowing naturally fed watercourse which runs into Moseley Beck beyond the garden. The relaxing sound of running water enhances this beautiful setting in which to sit and enjoy the interesting variety of birdlife and wildlife attracted to the garden as a result of the proximity to fields and woodland.  

THE OIL TANK Is CONCEALED FROM VIEW and there is an adjacent BICYCLE STORE PLACE in outbuildings on the gable end.  

EXCELLENT CAR STANDING SPACE For several cars and part of which is stone flagged and part of which is gravelled and these two areas are connected by twin five bar style gates.  

PLEASE NOTE: The extent of the property and its boundaries are subject to verification by an inspection of the deeds.  

VIEWING ARRANGEMENTS: Strictly by appointment through Walker Smale's Bramhope Village Office, telephone 0113-2843048. 

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21 November 2017

Nearest stations

  • Horsforth (1.0 mi)
  • Kirkstall Forge (2.6 mi)
  • Headingley (3.4 mi)
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The Old Smithy, The Cross Eastgate, Bramhope, Leeds, LS16 9AU

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Walker Smale, Eastgate, Bramhope, Leeds

The Old Smithy, The Cross Eastgate, Bramhope, Leeds, LS16 9AU

0113 451 3127 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Horsforth (1.0 mi)
  • Kirkstall Forge (2.6 mi)
  • Headingley (3.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Walker Smale, Eastgate, Bramhope, Leeds

The Old Smithy, The Cross Eastgate, Bramhope, Leeds, LS16 9AU

0113 451 3127 Local call rate

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