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Hardings Lane, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29

Key features

  • Rural yet close to amenities
  • Character features and modern décor
  • Generous family friendly accommodation of around 5000 sq ft
  • Garage and ample parking
  • Beautiful gardens including swimming pool and woodland, in all about six acres
  • Far reaching countryside views towards Ilkley Moor
  • Immaculately presented interiors
  • No onward chain
  • EPC Rating = F

Property description

Beautifully appointed early Edwardian n family home situated in a stunning rural setting less than two miles from Ilkley, with swimming pool, woodland and picturesque moorland views.


This spacious and imposing Edwardian home of over 5000 sq ft is located in a magnificent rural setting immersed in the idyllic rolling grassland of the Yorkshire Dales, with views on all sides over its own land and cycling routes and walking trails moments away. Under two miles from the spa town of Ilkley, Pawpots is the ideal country home with immediate access to the great outdoors while being just moments from plentiful amenities, shops, schooling options and restaurants. The property is believed to have been built in 1902 and offers a wealth of character, externally with its statuesque chimneys and imposing feel and inside in the form of a fabulous original staircase and attractive lead light windows which perfectly frame the views.

The house is beautifully appointed internally and presented to a very high standard, having been extensively modernised over the years while sympathetically respecting the considerable character of the building. The soothing neutral and heritage tones are beautifully complementary to the rural setting and the captivating views. Premium touches include a stunning modern kitchen, high quality sanitary ware in the numerous bathrooms and decorative elements including traditional log burning stoves. The room sizes are perfectly balanced and very generous, many with south-facing windows affording excellent natural light levels.

Beginning on the ground floor the accommodation comprises an internal vestibule opening to an inviting entrance hall with cloakroom/WC and the original oak staircase rising to the first floor. South-facing doors lead out onto the terrace from the reception hall which is flanked on either side by flexible reception rooms with generous bay windows. Both rooms are of near perfect proportions and both have wood burning stoves. In addition there is a small study, a family room with access to the second staircase, a large utility/boot room and a fantastic family kitchen/dining room dominated by a central island. A rear porch provides a separate access point and is convenient for the parking area and triple garage.

On the first floor there is a lovely galleried landing with the accommodation leading off, both staircases lead here though are separated by double doors. The principal bedroom has an inviting dual aspect with southerly views towards Ilkley and an en suite bathroom with twin basins, a freestanding bath and separate shower. There is also an impressive walk-in closet. There are two further en suite bedrooms on this floor, ideal for guests or older children, and an additional bedroom with closet. A family bathroom and separate WC completes the first floor.

On the second floor there is a further en suite bedroom, two more bedrooms (one currently used as a playroom) a store room and WC.

Pawpots is nestled within a quiet and secluded plot, screened by mature trees and an area of woodland giving the home a high degree of privacy while still affording views over the surrounding moorland. The house is approached over a generous gravel driveway, which leads to several parking areas providing ample off-street parking for several vehicles. Passing the rear of the house there is a detached triple garage which has an adjoining log store and versatile garden room to the rear, which currently serves as a music room but would suit a home office.

The expansive gardens envelop the property on three sides, with rolling lawn to the west, dotted with well-established trees and areas for entertaining, bound by mature hedgerows.

There is also an inviting terrace to the eastern side of the house providing a fabulous spot for dining outside, featuring stunning views over the grounds and countryside. beyond. The terrace continues to the front of the house and has ample space for a dining table and loungers, with steps leading down to the lawn which sweeps down to an area of woodland. Next to the terrace there is a series of vegetable plots creating a kitchen garden, with a stunning Victorian-style greenhouse nearby for additional planting. To the side of the house there is a pretty shrub garden stocked with a variety of colourful plants and shrubs wound through by several pathways.

On the southern side of the house gardens lead down to a flight of stone steps which lead to an outdoor swimming pool which has its own pool house complete with shower, WC and kitchenette. This leads to a large area of undulating woodland, which is dissected by a stream which can be crossed by a series of footbridges.


The nearby spa town of Ilkley is situated in the Wharfe Valley, at the southern end of the Yorkshire Dales. The former spa town rose to fame in the 19th century when thousands visited for the fresh invigorating air and first-class hotels. The town is still renowned for its fresh air, moorland and beautiful countryside with a selection of quality accommodation and super range of retail and culinary amenities. Further facilities include numerous sports clubs, including golf, rugby, tennis and squash. Ilkley Moor is close by and there are fantastic country walks for all abilities on the doorstep. The town is also home to one of the largest cycling clubs in the country. There is also a direct train service to Leeds and onwards to London Kings Cross. Leeds Bradford Airport is about six miles away.

Please note all distances and journey times are approximate.

Square Footage: 5,059 sq ft

Acreage: 4.21 Acres


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Hardings Lane, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Ilkley Station1.0 miles
  • Ben Rhydding Station1.4 miles
  • Burley-in-Wharfedale Station3.6 miles
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