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Castle House, Ilkley, LS29 9HN

5 BED 3 BATH £725,000

Castle House, Ilkley, LS29 9HN

£725,000 Offers Over
  • Ref: 1000_RS0570
  • Type: Town House
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Tenure: Freehold
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Property Summary

Characterful living, countryside and city perks combine at the utterly unique Castle House - Ilkley's oldest home.

Full Details

Home:
* Grade ll Listed
* Built in 1746
* Terraced house
* Freehold
* First residential home built in Ilkley
* Good size garden for a town centre home
* 5 bedrooms
* Fabulous warm and welcoming feel
* Renovated the kitchen to make a larger kitchen/dining room

Services:
* Mains Water, Gas, Electricity and Drainage
* Wifi - fast fibre broadband
* Electric underfloor heating in kitchen and ensuite
* Alarm System

Grounds and Location:
* Grass garden and patio area at the back of the home
* Walks up Ilkley Moor within 15 minutes from the doorstep
* Walking distance to Ilkley train station - direct to Leeds, Bradford and Skipton
* Prime town centre location
* Street permit parking
* Children's park across the road

Ilkley:
* Proud to be voted best place to live in 2022 in the Sunday times for its top schools
* Historic part of West Riding - Yorkshire
* Famous for the moor and fantastic countryside on your doorstep
* Has one of the largest cycling clubs in the country
* Fantastic places to eat - Olive Branch, The Ilkley cow and Piccolino's
* Great bars - Black Hat, Friends of Ham
* Commute with ease to Leeds where you can catch a direct train to London or Edinburgh; Ilkley train station is only five minutes' walk away.

Built in 1746, its solid stonework and Georgian architecture distinguishes Castle House from the newer additions along the street. Refreshingly peaceful, somewhat surprisingly so, Castle House enjoys prime position in the town centre, only moments' walk from schools, shops, Michelin-star dining and the local park. To the rear, Castle House backs onto the historical epicentre of Ilkley, with views out towards the Manor House.

Set over three floors and with a two-room barrel-vaulted cellar, Castle House is a town-centre Tardis which celebrates its heritage, whilst taking on modern upgrades to keep it in step with the times.

Windows have been upgraded and replaced where needed, with the exception of the impressive stained-glass window on the landing, with renovated bathrooms and contemporary extensions made to create an easy flow dining-kitchen ripe for modern family life.

Permit parking is available for residents outside, with visitor permit parking also available. With bus and train links only five minutes' walk away, it's easy to forget about the car at Castle House.

Make your way indoors, through the stone pediment topped pillar box red front door, whose glass transom delivers light through to the porch, painted in a fresh, modern and peaceful blue.

A part glazed door opens through to the entrance hallway, a warm and welcoming space where the history of the home can be seen in the original beams exposed within the ceiling.

Spacious, balanced rooms feature throughout the home, first demonstrated in the living room, through the first door on the left.

Stained wood flooring flows out underfoot with light pouring in through the front window. An exposed stone feature wall accommodates the log-burning stove, whose large chimney ensures a fantastic draw, filling the room with toasty warmth. Throughout Castle House, natural colour tones sit in harmony with the heritage of the home and surrounding countryside.

Coming out of the living room, turn left into the kitchen via a door with stained-glass feature window, where warmth emanates from underfloor heating.

Fresh green shades reflect the outdoors, whilst wooden worktops add a country vibe in keeping with the antiquity of the home. A spacious room, opened up for modern living, appliances include a Range cooker with gas hob and electric oven and a dishwasher, while there is plenty of space for a freestanding fridge. Dine looking out at the garden or throw open the French windows and enjoy breakfast on the patio.

Coming left out of the kitchen, make your way through the door to the right and down the stone steps to the dry cellar, where two rooms, including a beautiful barrel-vaulted ceiling design original to the home, provide plenty of storage for bikes and outdoor gear.

Returning to the ground floor, turn right to discover the utility room, plumbed for washer and dryer and fitted with a sink - perfect when returning from dog walks up Ilkley Moor. From here, there is direct access to both the downstairs cloakroom with wash basin and WC as well as the garden.

Making your way back to the entrance hallway, admire the wide, original staircase, which imbues the entrance hall with a sense of spaciousness, aided by the large, light-infusing window on the turn. An elegant stained-glass window, it draws in views of the historic quarter of Ilkley, particularly of the manor house.

On the landing, note the exposed beams and stonework, before turning right and right again into the recently refurbished family bathroom.

Contemporary in its design, this bathroom - centrally located for easy access from all bedrooms on this level - features a bath, separate shower, vanity unit wash basin, WC and heated towel radiator.

Next door on the right, discover the spacious second bedroom, perfect for guests with its low cottage window and contemporary grey walls. There is plenty of space for a double bed and furniture.

Coming out of this bedroom, to the right arrive at the capacious third bedroom, currently serving as a second sitting room. Take a seat in the large window and admire views out over the allotments opposite and up to Ilkley Moor - easily walkable from the door. Fitted wardrobes provide plenty of storage, ideal for use as a bedroom, sitting room, exercise room, laundry room or more. Versatility is at the heart of Castle House.

A fourth double bedroom can be found to the right of bedroom three, once again light and bright, with good views out over Ilkley Moor.

Another set of stairs leads up to the second floor, where the fifth bedroom currently serves as a spacious office, decorated in relaxing blue and with a high airy ceiling. A room in constant connection with the outdoors, the window frames views over the allotments and out over Ilkley Moor.

Make your way along to the master suite, a spacious, serene sanctuary with vaulted beam bedecked ceiling and abundant storage in the eaves - ideal for stashing, suitcases, sports equipment and Christmas decorations. Refresh and revive in the ensuite, with exposed beam, underfloor heating, bath, separate shower, vanity unit wash basin and WC. A Velux window showers light through.

Garden
Outside, soak up the morning sunshine on the large patio to the rear of Castle House, perfect for summer barbecues. A rectangular lawn is perfect for children's play, with a bike wash-down gravelled area hidden away to the side and a new, deluxe shed with lighting and electrics.

** For more photos and information, download the brochure on desktop. For your own hard copy brochure, or to book a viewing please call the team on 01756 243157.**

Council Tax Band: E
Tenure: Freehold

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