Three Bedroom Ground Floor Apartment
Stunning Victorian Gentleman's Residence
Highly Regarded Location
Magnificent Wharfe Valley Views
Set Within 1 Acre Of Grounds
Walking Distance To Ilkley Centre
Master Bedroom With Luxury En-Suite
Early Viewing Essential
This is a truly rare opportunity to purchase a home with such unmistakable grandeur and elegance only to be found in the grandest homes of a bygone era. Thorpe Hall is an impressive, Grade II listed, Victorian residence standing in beautifully maintained, communal grounds of approximately one acre. The property was originally built in 1881 as a family residence for George Thorpe, a successful Bradford businessman. The building was comprehensively refurbished in 2004 and still retains the grandeur and proportions, which was typical of grand homes in the mid-Victorian era and now provides just nine high calibre homes blending the style of the past with the expectations of modern day living. Situated in one of the most prestigious addresses in Ilkley, Thorpe Hall stands on the southern side of Ilkley and is approached along the tree lined Queens Drive where entrance is through imposing, remote controlled, iron gates. Apartment Three is a spectacular, three bedroom, ground floor apartment with grand features to include high ceilings, absolutely stunning, ornate ceiling cornices and full height, bay windows taking full advantage of the majestic, panoramic views across the Wharfe Valley. One enters the breath-taking communal hallway dominated by the magnificent, sweeping, central, mahogany staircase, tall, plaster pillars and ornate, plaster ceilings. One can imagine many elegant occasions hosted here throughout the years. The apartment is entered through a substantial doorway with ornate architrave into a reception hallway running the length of the apartment. The spacious dining kitchen provides a light and contemporary space with modern, fitted kitchen and dining area, which benefits from a full height, box bay window affording stunning, panoramic views. The sitting room has a wonderful, grand feel with marble fireplace, high ceiling and again full height windows, where one’s eyes can’t help but be drawn to the stunning vista. The property also comprises cloakroom, separate utility room, master bedroom with modern en suite, two further double bedrooms and house bathroom. With quality fixtures and fittings throughout and each room having stunning Wharfe Valley views, this apartment gives a splendid opportunity for those looking to indulge in a unique lifestyle, with an eclectic mix of stunning, original features and the contemporary modern. The apartment benefits from the use of spacious, well-maintained, manicured grounds offering an ideal opportunity to relax or entertain.
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If you enjoy the Café society that Ilkley has to offer right on your doorstep, then an early viewing is highly recommended.
Ilkley is a thriving, historical, Yorkshire town, occupying a beautiful setting amidst the unspoilt open countryside of Wharfedale with stunning scenery and the opportunity for rural pursuits. Ilkley boasts an excellent wide range of high class shops, restaurants, cafes, pubs and everyday amenities including two supermarkets, health centre, library and Playhouse theatre and cinema. llkley has excellent sports and social facilities, which include the Ilkley lido pool and sports clubs for rugby, tennis, golf, cricket, hockey and football. The town benefits from high achieving schools for all ages with both state and private education well catered for including Ilkley Grammar School. Ilkley is an ideal town for the commuter with frequent train services to Leeds and Bradford (around 35 minutes’ commute), providing regular connections to London Kings Cross. Leeds Bradford International Airport is just over 11 miles away with national and international services.
A short flight of stone steps lead up to a timber entrance door with glazed panelling leading into the hallway with door entry phone system and individual post boxes.
A half-glazed door opens into an inner hall having a modern, stainless steel lift to all floors.
One enters the magnificent, communal Reception Hall with solid wood flooring, feature, polished, mahogany staircase, galleried landing, high ceilings with ornate, decorative pillars, plasterwork and architraves. This room is truly wonderful and an excellent environment in which to receive friends and family.
Large entrance door with ornate architrave opens into: -
Private Entrance Hallway
A most spacious entrance hallway, running the full length of the apartment, giving access to all the principal rooms and allowing the reception rooms to be well separated from the bedrooms. Useful cupboard with shelving and hanging, central heating radiator with thermostatic control, alarm keypad and TV entry phone. Further doorway into the rear communal hallway giving access to the rear fire exit.
Having a traditional style, low level w/c, pedestal wash basin, inset ceiling downlighting, extractor fan and central heating radiator with thermostatic control. Carpeted flooring.
Kitchen Dining Room
7.10m x 5.40m (23' 4" x 17' 9")
A truly charming room of grand proportions. One’s eyes are immediately drawn to the floor to ceiling, timber framed, box bay window to the rear aspect, affording stunning, panoramic, Wharfe Valley views. With ample space for a family dining table, one can imagine many happy mealtimes spent her with friends and family. High ceiling with highly detailed cornice and ceiling rose. The kitchen area is fitted with a range of contemporary, wooden fronted, wall and base units with contrasting dark, laminate work surfaces and splashback tiling, an island unit with granite work surface and storage under and a stainless steel sink and drainer with chrome mixer tap over. Integrated appliances include a Neff electric hob and stainless steel splashback and a Neff oven and dishwasher. Space for an American style fridge freezer. Three wall light points and up lighting over the wall units, central heating radiator with thermostatic control, under cupboard lighting and wood effect, strip, linoleum flooring to the kitchen area.
2.70m x 1.90m (8' 10" x 6' 3")
A range of units with laminate work surfaces, stainless steel sink, timber framed window to the rear aspect, central heating boiler and hot water cylinder. Space and plumbing for a washing machine and a central heating radiator with thermostatic control.
6.00m x 5.30m (19' 8" x 17' 5")
A further truly grand room of most elegant proportions, this property certainly gives one the opportunity to downsize yet still provides rooms with the space and proportions to support grand furniture. Fireplace with marble fire surround and dark marble inlay and hearth with inset electric fire. Television point, four wall light points, two central heating radiators with thermostatic control and a telephone point. A timber framed, full height, bay window to the rear aspect again allows the natural light to flood in and affords some of the most spectacular, stunning views over the Wharfe Valley that Ilkley has to offer. To simply say the room has ‘feature, ceiling cornicing’ is an understatement. This cornicing is absolutely magnificent - a true work of art.
4.40m x 3.80m (14' 5" x 12' 6")
A grand and spacious, double bedroom with three full height, timber framed, sash windows to the rear aspect again benefitting from far reaching, panoramic views across the valley. One can imagine waking up to enjoy the changing seasons every morning in those spectacular views. Central heating radiator with thermostatic control, television point.
Having a modern, bathroom suite comprising a wall hung wash basin with Monobloc chrome tap, low level w/c with concealed cistern, fully tiled shower cubicle with glazed door and thermostatically controlled mains shower. Half tiling to the walls and tiled flooring. Ceiling downlighting and extractor fan.
3.30m x 2.70m (10' 10" x 8' 10")
A dual aspect, double room with two timber framed, sash windows to the side and rear aspects, fitted wardrobes and carpeted flooring.
3.40m x 2.70m (11' 2" x 8' 10")
A further bedroom fitted with a range of useful, fitted wardrobes. Timber framed, sash window to the side elevation.
A spacious house bathroom with tumbled, travertine marble tiling to the walls, traditional style pedestal wash basin with mirror and light over, bath with thermostatically controlled shower over, low level w/c and useful store cupboard.
Thorpe Hall is set within beautiful, landscaped, private gardens mainly laid to lawn with mature specimen trees, shrubberies and a small stream. There is a charming pavilion in which one can sit and relax. There is approximately one acre of land for the exclusive use of residents. The property is accessed through electric gates from Queens drive onto a large shared driveway. Apartment Three benefits from two secure parking spaces to the front of the property.
No Smoking Policy
No Pets Policy
Monthly Management Charge £239.02
Balance of 125 year lease from 2004
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