Shhhh !! Don’t tell anyone. Harrison Robinson is delighted to offer this beautiful, quintessential cottage in the village of Bradley and you will want to be amongst the first to view! Bradley is an hidden gem of a village and lies just 1½ miles south of the bustling, market town of Skipton on the eastern banks of the Aire Valley.
Three Bedroom Characterful Cottage
immaculately presented throughout
Sitting Room With LBS
Bespoke Dining Kitchen
Ground Floor Underfloor Heating
Long Distance Countryside Views
Delightful Village Location
Short Drive To Skipton & Ilkley
Village Primary School
Early Viewing Essential
Shhhh !! Don’t tell anyone. Harrison Robinson is delighted to offer this beautiful, quintessential cottage in the village of Bradley and you will want to be amongst the first to view! Bradley is an hidden gem of a village and lies just 1½ miles south of the bustling, market town of Skipton on the eastern banks of the Aire Valley. The Leeds-Liverpool Canal runs through the village and dates back to 1775, with pretty towpath walks to Skipton or Farnhill and beyond. There are also beautiful moorlands skirting the village with heather walks across to Farnhill Moor. Within the thriving village community there is the well-respected "Bradleys Both Community Primary School", deriving its name from the village being divided into two parts - Low Bradley and High Bradley. Further amenities include a village store, a public house and a village hall, which is the hub for many activities. If you fancy a bit of sport, Bradley has its own cricket pitch and fields a team in the local league.The charming property stands within a crescent of similar cottage properties, sensitively restored to a high standard and brought up to date by a local craftsman-builder. Behind the Crescent is Old Hall. A perfectly stunning 17th Century Manor House. Naturally you would think that you are in the heart of ‘High Bradley – Not so – this delightful home is in Low Bradley’. One enters this delightful cottage home through a tiled entrance porch, just the spot to kick off muddy shoes and boots after a long walk, into the sitting room packed with original features and a log burning stove stands within the original fireplace. The dining kitchen features a bespoke, contemporary, painted, fitted kitchen and Yorkshire Stone flagged flooring with underfloor heating. An addition to the property is a spacious dining room or second reception room with windows and Velux roof lights to the rear elevation. A rear hall with stable door gives access to the rear elevation. A luxury, modern shower room completes the downstairs picture. Stairs from the sitting room give access to a modern, family bathroom and three double bedrooms, the master having a spacious, walk in dressing area. To the front of the property is a charming, flagged and cobbled pathway leading from a wooden gate flanked by well-tended lawns. The property benefits from a further patio area. To the rear is a pathway with a right of way over and the opportunity for parking.
This property is situated in the heart of Herriot Country, and is truly the ‘gateway to the dales’, it would make a great holiday home or an ideal ‘lock up and leave’ home and furthermore is only a short distance from Ilkley and its train links to Leeds and beyond and of course Leeds/Bradford Airport.
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The immaculately presented accommodation with SEALED UNIT DOUBLE GLAZING, UNDER FLOOR HEATING TO THE GROUND FLOOR, GAS FIRED CENTRAL HEATING TO THE FIRST FLOOR, SECURITY SYSTEM.
A charming, stone and cobbled path lead up to a light and airy entrance porch having a hardwood door with glazed panel and two windows to both the front and side elevation. With a tiled floor, this is just the spot for kicking off muddy shoes and boots after a long walk. A half-glazed door opens into:
5.50m x 4.20m (18' 1" x 13' 9")
A well-proportioned, principle reception room with many attractive features including a rural stone fireplace with antique brick interior housing a highly efficient log burning stove by Earth Renewables of Ilkley. Exposed beams, exposed stone walling, two wall light points, and recess with deep flag shelving over fitted cupboards. There is a feature open stone staircase with stylish wrought iron rails and fate, custom made by Aire Valley Forge. Timber framed, double glazed window to front elevation offering a pleasant outlook over the garden and wonderful far reaching countryside views.
4.70m x 2.80m (15' 5" x 9' 2")
A generous, additional reception room with wood effect, laminate flooring, two banks of windows to the rear elevation and two Velux windows in the sloping roof afford an ample amount of natural light. There is plenty of room for a large dining table, however this additional reception room offers a good degree of flexibility to the accommodation and could even serve as a downstairs bedroom, if required.
5.40m x 2.60m (17' 9" x 8' 6")
A delightful, cottage style dining kitchen fitted with a bespoke range of pale blue, base and wall units incorporating cupboards, drawers, concealed lighting and coordinating laminate work surfaces with tumbled marble, tiled splashbacks. A white, ceramic, Belfast sink with mixer tap sits under a window overlooking the front garden area affording pleasant views. A cream, enamel, Cannon range cooker with multi-burner gas hob stands within an alcove with attractive, stone arch and extractor over. Plumbing for an automatic washing machine and integrated dishwasher, fridge and freezer. Exposed beams and Yorkshire stone flagged flooring with underfloor heating floor continue to create the homely feeling. There is ample space for a table and one can imagine many cosy mealtimes here entertaining friends and family. This is a great spot in which to cook and entertain.
With a Yorkshire stone flagged floor, stable door to the rear elevation and a generous store cupboard having fitted shelves, cloaks rail and housing the Worcester Bosch, gas fired, central heating boiler.
A newly installed shower room. Shower enclosure with folding doors, thermostatic shower, low white w/c with integral bidet and modern wash basin with chrome, monobloc mixer tap. Full marble tiled walls and floor, recessed low voltage spotlights and window to rear.
Stairs lead up from the sitting room to a spacious, carpeted landing with recessed downlighting.
3.80m x 3.40m (12' 6" x 11' 2")
A great sized, double room with loft access, recessed downlighting and a double-glazed window to the front elevation allowing the light to flood in and enjoying long distance views over the surrounding countryside. Carpeted flooring and double doors open into:
This imaginative use of the area over the staircase is amazing – a dressing room with enough space, rails and shelves for a super model. Recessed down lighting and double glazed window to the rear.
4.10m x 2.90m (13' 5" x 9' 6")
A further bright and spacious, double bedroom with double glazed window to the rear elevation.
3.10m x 2.60m (10' 2" x 8' 6")
With loft access to the part boarded roof void and window to the front elevation enjoying long distance views across the valley.
A modern, house bathroom with a white, three-piece suite comprising a ‘P’ shaped, panelled bath with thermostatic, Bristan shower over and curved, glass screen, vanity wash basin with useful, wooden fronted cupboards above and below and low suite w/c with concealed cistern. Heated towel rail, white, ceramic, part tiled walls with contrasting border tiling, recessed shelves, recessed, low voltage downlighting and double glazed window to the side elevation
Out of doors. . .views to die for
And a garden . . . without the graft.
Whether you are a keen gardener or an armchair dreamer, the classic looks of the well-manicured lawn, the mature beds of flowering shrubs and the hedges scrambling over the ancient garden walls will surprise you . . . . in the nicest possible way. In summer College Crescent is ablaze with flower-filled hanging baskets, whilst honeysuckle, rambling roses and wisteria clamber towards the sky. In winter the garden takes on a n air of formality as the miniature box shrubs claim the attention.
From the double gates to the front door of Holly Cottage, there is a wide curved pathway, craftsman laid with Yorkshire flag stones and decorative pebbles.
Naturally the front garden is a shared space (any other arrangement could spoil the harmony of the present garden. And . . . here comes the bonus . . . , there is no management charge, no rota. When the grass could do with a trim, out comes a lawnmower. It’s as simple as that. Gardening at College Crescent is a low maintenance affair with a low key unwritten agreement which has worked with scarcely a murmur for the past 20 years. Why rock the boat
Your own space
The south facing patio does belong solely to the lucky folk who live at Holly Cottage. It’s a real suntrap with enough space for a barbecue and a table for six.
Location . . location . .
All this against a backcloth of green rolling hills where’ sheep safely graze’. With the Yorkshire Dales on your doorstep Bradley is the perfect place to bring up a family. There is a well-stocked village shop, a well-used village hall, a film club, a traditional country pub and a first-rate primary school all just five minutes walk from College Crescent.
Getting around. You may think a car is essential? Not necessarily. There is a regular efficient service from Cononley railway station no more than 10 minutes away. No queues, no crowds, no need to book a seat. And yet in little more than half an hour you could be stepping on to the London train at Leeds. Brilliant!
In theory there is a right of way along the brick tiled pathway at the back of Holly Cottage. In practice it is unused. Over the years it has become a haven for climbing plants and the occasional birds’ nest. Tucked away from the village roads there are several places to park. At the back of the house Holly Cottage residents have the right to park one modestly sized car. In addition the present owners rent a large stone built garage and forecourt situated at the end of this short row of cottages.
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