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4 bedroom terraced house for sale

Charlton House, 3, Richmond Place, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29

Sold STC £425,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Four Bedroom Victorian Terrace
  • Dining Kitchen With AGA
  • Sitting Room With Period Features
  • Beautifully Presented Throughout
  • Long Distance Wharfe Valley Views
  • Walled Private Cottage Garden
  • Close To Ilkley Centre & Station
  • A Short Hop To The Grammar School

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Charlton House is a substantial Victorian four double bedroom terraced property dating from 1874 and steeped in local folk law, beautifully presented throughout with a wealth of period features and a charming walled cottage garden to the rear, ideally located close to Ilkley town centre, station and a short hop to the Grammar School. Believed to be the home of the first horse and carriage 'taxi' company in Ilkley. There is evidence of the original stable roof timbers in the rear court yard where the horses were kept. Access to the rear garden is via a wide passageway below the upper floors of the property,which now has large, Victorian, stable style gates to maintain privacy. The property later became the local dairy with the neighbouring house and fresh milk was brought by horse and cart from Addingham farms daily. The present owner has meticulously renovated the property in a sympathetic style to the period. Firstly, this home has tremendous curb appeal with a Yorkshire stone wall capped with reclaimed Victorian iron railings. A wrought iron gate opens onto a flagged pathway with an area of lawn bordered by perennial planting, affording a splash of colour and steps lead up to a stout half glazed timber door opening into the reception hallway with original mosaic tiled floor The sitting room is a haven of bygone elegance with traditional features including picture rail, cornicing and ornate ceiling rose. Tall windows to the front elevation let the natural light flood in, one's eyes are drawn to the original cast iron fireplace with Edwardian mahogany surround. A new feature is half glazed French doors opening onto a balcony which overlooks the charming garden and affords views across the valley, an ideal spot to sit in the sunshine with a cup of morning tea. From the hallway, steps lead down to a half landing where a timber stable door gives access to the courtyard garden. Further steps lead down to the charming country kitchen with reconditioned cream enamel gas fired AGA, utility and storeroom. A staircase with superb hardwood balustrading leads up to a half landing with a sash window allowing natural light to flood in and a modern, but traditional style cloakroom. To the first floor is the master bedroom with ornate cast iron fireplace, a further double bedroom and study. The staircase meanders like a serpent to the second floor where again a window to the half landing allows ample natural light and affords stunning Wharfe valley views. Here one finds a further two double bedrooms one with useful under eaves storage and cast iron fireplace and the house bathroom with salvaged fittings to include a cast iron roll top bath, wash basin, w.c. and separate shower. A further jewel in this stunning property's crown is the private walled courtyard cottage garden. A haven of peace and calm, again meticulously conceived with areas of Yorkshire stone flags, ideal for Al-fresco entertaining or just relaxing in the sunshine, manicured lawns with flowering borders and a further raised patio built on the foundations of what is believed to be the original wash house.

Only an internal inspection can allow one to fully appreciate the attention to detail and love that has gone into this delightful home, an early viewing is highly recommended.

Ground Floor


Reception Hallway
Steps lead up to a stout half glazed red painted timber door having a charming panel of Victorian carved and etched glass which has been encapsulated in safety glass. The door with coloured glass transom light over, opens into a bright and spacious hallway with an original flooring made up of a mosaic of broken tile pieces. The broad staircase leads up to the first floor with a beautifully turned hardwood newel post and balustrading. A stripped pine door opens into the:

Sitting Room
5.30m x 3.70m (17' 5" x 12' 2")
A most elegant, well-proportioned reception room with tall timber windows to the front with opening top lights allow the natural light to flood in. The feature original cast Iron (working) fireplace has a beautiful reclaimed Edwardian mahogany surround standing on a black tiled hearth. Period features abound with stunning cornicing, picture rail and central ceiling rose. Carpeted flooring and radiator. An added feature to the room are charming half glazed timber French doors opening onto a wrought iron balcony with Yorkshire stone flags affording wonderful views over the Wharfe valley. This is a great place to sit and relax in the morning sunshine with a cup of tea.

Lower Ground Floor

Half Landing
Stairs lead down from the hallway through a timber door having two exquisite, stained glass, leaded panels to a half landing where a timber stable door gives access to the rear garden. A further flight of stairs give access to:

Dining Kitchen
5.20m x 3.50m (17' 1" x 11' 6")
A most charming room, the true heart of this family house, having ample space for a large country style dining table and one can imagine many happy times entertaining friends and family alike. A stripped hardwood floor blends seamlessly with the original Victorian stripped wood cupboards and pine doors. Pride of place is given to the delightful reconditioned 1958 cream enamelled, gas fired AGA, which sits within the original chimney breast with stout stone surround and pale yellow tiling to the splash back. The preparation area has a tiled floor and has 'unfitted 'cupboards with a rustic blue tiled work surface over, we understand the tiles were hand made in Africa and fired in a kiln using old sump oil from British Leyland buses. A reclaimed traditional white ceramic Belfast sink continues the cottage feel. Windows to both the front and rear elevation.


Utility Room
A separate utility room with space and plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher. The white ceramic sink came out of a school chemistry lab with matching brass taps. A Victorian glazed window to the front aspect. Pine door and vinyl flooring. Cupboard housing the electric meter.

Under Stairs Store
A really useful under stairs storeroom with gas meter power and light and a window.


First Floor

Landing
Wide stairs lead up from the hallway to a half landing with original, tall timber sash window affording the natural light to flood in and offering views across the valley.

Cloakroom
Having a traditional style suite comprising a pedestal washbasin and w.c. with high level pull chain cistern and chrome flush pipe. Checkerboard black and white tiling to the floor and a stripped pine sash window with obscure glazing to the lower pane.

Master Bedroom
5.20m x 3.50m (17' 1" x 11' 6")
A spacious master bedroom to the front elevation with magnificent proportions. Traditional features include an ornate cast iron fireplace, deep cornicing and central ceiling rose, a true oasis of peace and calm. Carpeted flooring and radiator.

Bedroom Two
4.20m x 2.50m (13' 9" x 8' 2")
A further double bedroom with sash window to the front elevation, carpeted flooring and radiator.

Study
1.80m x 1.40m (5' 11" x 4' 7")
A useful bright study with sash window to the front aspect, an ideal spot to get away from it all.

Second Floor

Landing
The hard wood balustrading meanders up through the house like an uncoiling serpent to the second floor. Natural light pours in through a further sash window to the half landing.

Bedroom Three
4.20m x 3.80m (13' 9" x 12' 6")
A further truly spacious double room with sash window to the rear elevation again affording wonderful views. Pine panelling with doors create a spacious area of under eaves storage for all the family's paraphernalia. There is a charming ornate cast iron fireplace, carpeted flooring and radiator.

Bedroom Four
3.30m x 2.50m (10' 10" x 8' 2")
Last but not least a further good sized double room to the rear aspect with sash window affording terrific views. Carpeted flooring and radiator.


Bathroom
Fitted with a traditional style bathroom suite comprising a deep fill enamelled cast iron claw foot bath, ideal for relaxing after a long day, but if you are short of time a separate shower with an electric shower will do the trick. A large vanity style basin with traditional chrome taps which was salvaged from the Craiglands hotel in Ilkley, and finally a w.c with high level cistern and chain pull metal flush pipe and wooden seat. Light floods in through a Velux window. Solid oak flooring, light green painted panelling to dado height all complemented by a traditional style white cast iron radiator and a chrome towel radiator.


Outside

Garden
A further jewel in this stunning property's crown is the private walled courtyard cottage garden. A haven of peace and calm, again meticulously conceived with areas of Yorkshire stone flags, ideal for Alfresco entertaining or just relaxing in the sunshine. There are manicured lawns with flowering borders and a further raised patio built on the foundations of what is believed to be the original wash house. This cottage garden is utterly charming with flowering pots giving splashes of summer colour and a cast iron bath affords further cottage planting.

Rented Single Garage
We understand that it is possible to take over the rental of a single lock up garage across the road if required.



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04 September 2016

Nearest stations

  • Ilkley (0.2 mi)
  • Ben Rhydding (0.8 mi)
  • Burley-in-Wharfedale (2.8 mi)
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126 Bolling Road, Ben Rhydding, Ilkley, LS29 8PN

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126 Bolling Road, Ben Rhydding, Ilkley, LS29 8PN

01943 678328 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Ilkley (0.2 mi)
  • Ben Rhydding (0.8 mi)
  • Burley-in-Wharfedale (2.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Harrison Robinson, Ilkley

126 Bolling Road, Ben Rhydding, Ilkley, LS29 8PN

01943 678328 Local call rate

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