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Heatherlands, Cowpasture Road, ILKLEY, LS29

7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4 receptions


Harrison Robinson is delighted to bring to market arguably one of the most desirable, period properties Ilkley has to offer, this delightful, ‘Gentleman’s country residence’. Believed to date from 1867, Heatherlands is an outstanding, individual, seven-bedroom, detached, family home of exceptional character and charm.

Key Features:

  • Stunning Seven Bedroom Detached Property
  • Dating From 1867
  • Three Stunning Reception Rooms
  • Contemporary Dining Kitchen
  • Large Conservatory
  • Totally Private South Facing Garden
  • Direct Access To Ilkley Moor
  • Smartly Presented Throughout
  • Short Walk Into Ilkley Centre
  • Early Viewing Essential

Full Details:

Entrance Vestibule
Stone steps lead from the driveway to a grand entrance vestibule. One enters through a heavy, wooden door with etched, glass panels into a porch, which in turn opens into the grand reception hallway through a half-glazed, stripped pine door with delightful, ornate, coloured glass panels and glazed panel to the side. The original, Victorian, ‘Encaustic,’ tiled flooring is yet another stunning, original feature and one immediately senses the grandeur of this splendid home.

Reception Hallway
This is a stunning space for welcoming friends and family. One’s eyes are immediately drawn to the broad staircase with stripped, ornate balustrading, complemented by deep cornicing, panelling and skirting. Heavy, stripped pine, panelled doors give access to all the principal rooms and a further matching half-glazed door opens into the spacious conservatory. Archways and pillars enhance the feeling of grandeur.

Reception Room One
4.90m x 4.70m (16' 1" x 15' 5")
This is one of a pair of dual aspect reception rooms of charming proportions with large, sash bay window to the front and a further window to the side elevation. which ensures that natural light floods in and afford garden views. Original features include deep, ornate cornice, picture rail and ceiling rose. An original, marble surround fireplace houses a coal effect, gas fire. This is a wonderful room in which to relax or entertain friends.

Reception Room Two
4.80m x 4.50m (15' 9" x 14' 9")
A heavy, stripped pine door opens into the second dual aspect reception room of charming proportions, again with large, stripped pine, sash, bay window to the front and a further window to the side elevation. which ensure that natural light floods in and afford similar garden views. Original features include deep, ornate cornice, picture rail and ceiling rose. A similar original, marble surround fireplace houses a coal effect, gas fire. This room has been utilised as a playroom.

Reception Room Three
5.80m x 5.50m (19' x 18' 1")
The most formal of the reception rooms, a most charming and well-proportioned room with original features including deep cornicing, picture rail and skirtings. The vendors use this as their main winter reception room. One’s eyes are drawn to the stunning, original fire place. An ornate, cast iron hearth is set within a beautiful, original, marble surround and affords the option of a real fire, ideal for those cold winters’ nights. Large, timber framed, windows afford aspects over the garden and allow the natural light to flood in, one having access to the garden. Carpeted flooring and two radiators.

Dining Kitchen
7.10m x 7.00m (23' 4" x 23')Max
Steps lead down to a delightful, bespoke dining kitchen having light grey, hand-made cupboards, incorporating larder storage and drawers with black, granite worksurfaces over and matching centre island with breakfast bar seating. Integrated appliances include a dark blue, recently refurbished, AGA, gas fired range, four-burner gas hob, a multi-oven microwave, separate oven dishwasher and a stainless-steel, American style fridge-freezer. Large, timber windows and French doors to the garden afford ample natural light. Slate effect, tiled flooring throughout. There is ample space for a family table and one can imagine many happy times here entertaining friends and family. Halogen downlighting and radiators. Glazed, timber French doors with glazed, side panels open into:

6.00m x 4.00m (19' 8" x 13' 1")
A wonderful addition to the property is the most spacious, south facing, UPVC conservatory, creating a wonderful family space along with the dining kitchen in the summer months. Continuation of the tiled flooring and French doors opening onto the garden with ample space for casual furniture and a dining table, making it ideal for summer entertaining and a great spot for children to play.

Rear Hallway
A doorway from the kitchen opens into a rear hallway with a flight of ‘servants’ stairs to the first and second floors and an external door to the rear elevation. Benefitting from tiled flooring, this is the perfect spot to kick off muddy shoes and boots after a long walk on the surrounding moors.

Shower Room/ Cloakroom
A great addition is the shower room, ideal for getting the kids showered after a day playing in the garden or on the moors or perfect for a shower after a run or cycle in the surrounding countryside. Having a fully tiled, contemporary style suite comprising a walk-in shower cubicle with thermostatic ‘drench’ shower and separate hand shower, pedestal washbasin and low-level w/c. Chrome, ladder, towel radiator and halogen downlighting. Window with obscure glazing.

Side Hallway
A separate side hallway gives access to the side elevation into a spacious utility room, affording cellar access and providing access from the reception hallway.

Utility Room
A spacious utility room with a large amount of storage, units with work surface over and stainless- steel sink. Space and plumbing for a washer drier. Window to the side elevation.

Stone steps lead down to a suite of dry cellars with windows affording natural light. The largest room houses the Vaillant central heating boiler. This room affords ample storage for all the family paraphernalia. Further rooms include original, wine storage, a room with stone slab and a large, coal store.

One continues up from the hallway to the spacious galleried landing with ornate cornicing. A south facing window affords ample natural light and affords views up to Ilkley Moor.

Master Bedroom
6.60m x 4.00m (21' 8" x 13' 1")
A charming, spacious, dual aspect master bedroom with windows affording views over the valley, an absolute haven of peace and calm with ample room in which to relax.

A smartly presented and spacious, fully tiled, contemporary en-suite, comprising a walk-in shower cubicle with curved glass screen, incorporating a mains thermostatic drench shower and separate hand shower. Modern, wall hung washbasin with chrome mixer tap and low-level w/c.. Window with obscure glazing

Bedroom Two
4.70m x 4.00m (15' 5" x 13' 1")
A further spacious, dual aspect, double bedroom with windows overlooking the Wharfe Valley. Having a traditional style vanity unit with marble top and ceramic inset washbasin. This is a most charming room with a soft beige, contemporary style. Carpeted flooring and radiator.

Bedroom Three
4.50m x 3.90m (14' 9" x 12' 10")
A further spacious, smartly presented, double bedroom with dual aspect windows overlooking the garden and affording Wharfe Valley views to the front elevation. Striking, contemporary decor again, having a traditional style vanity unit with marble top and ceramic inset washbasin. Carpeted flooring and radiator.

Laundry Room
A laundry/store Room sits between bedroom two and three.

Bedroom Four
4.50m x 3.10m (14' 9" x 10' 2")
A dual aspect, double bedroom to the rear elevation, having south facing views over Ilkley Moor. Charming cornice and picture rail, a modern glass and chrome basin with monobloc tap. Carpeted flooring and radiator.

Bedroom Five
4.50m x 2.50m (14' 9" x 8' 2")
A charming, double bedroom, presently used as a twin room with a window affording pleasant aspects over the garden. Carpeted flooring and radiator.

Servant's Landing
A doorway from the master bedroom opens to a landing from the ‘servants’ staircase giving access to bedroom six.

Bedroom Six
3.00m x 2.90m (9' 10" x 9' 6")
A good-sized, double bedroom, which could be utilised as a dressing room to the Master Bedroom or a young child’s bedroom.

House Bathroom
A spacious, traditional style bathroom with delightful, inset deep fill bath with mixer tap and hand shower and a corner shower cubicle with sliding glass doors and mains thermostatic shower. High-level w/c and pedestal washbasin. Chrome, ladder radiator, downlighting and tiled walls and flooring, highlighted by inset mirrors. Window to the side elevation.

Separate W.C.
Separate w/c with low-level w/c and washbasin.

The ‘servants’ staircase leads up to a second-floor landing.

Bedroom Seven/Office
4.80m x 4.40m (15' 9" x 14' 5")Max
A spacious, double bedroom having a dormer window affording long distance views across Ilkley Moor, this room also makes a great office, ideal to get away from it all. Carpeted flooring.

Loft Space
A door gives access to a large, under eaves loft space.

Well what can I say - a most charming, private, cottage style garden that Capability Brown would have been proud of. To the front of the property the garden has tall hedging, creating total privacy. A garden seat is set under a weeping willow - an ideal spot to sit and contemplate. Laid mainly to sweeping lawns, bounded by tall conifers affording total privacy, the side garden sweeps round to the south facing rear. This is an ideal spot to sit and relax in the sunshine or entertain friends.
The rear lawn is bordered by cottage style, flower beds, creating a riot of colour, enjoyed by a host of British butterflies and a stone, retaining wall and boasts a handful of specimen trees. A pathway is flanked by delightful, ornate borders and patio areas adjacent to the house are ideal for a period of quiet contemplation. This is the most perfect, private space. A ‘secret’ private gate is set into the rear garden wall, which is camouflaged by an array of mature shrubs, allowing unrivalled, private access directly onto Ilkley Moor.
A driveway accessed by ornate, electric, wrought-iron gates affords ample parking.

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