Raygill House, Lothersdale, Keighley, BD20
A magnificent period five bedroom family home, spacious and beautifully appointed throughout with many fine features and substantial lawned grounds in an idyllic rural setting.
Raygill House is a fascinating period property and must be one of the area’s largest and most beautifully appointed family homes. This imposing property has an intriguing history and an interesting quartz facade sitting under a double pitched roof. The house benefits from mains electricity with a private water and drainage supply plus oil fired heating. It is extensively double glazed. Probably the accommodation's finest feature is the extensive and elegant living space, which stretches to approximately 3800 sq. ft. with five large ground floor reception rooms and five first floor bedrooms, two with en-suite facilities. They are arranged around an imposing central double height hallway with galleried landing and includes a beautifully appointed kitchen with four oven Aga, ample ancillary space including a fine barrel bolted cellar, butler’s pantry and freezer area. Over our client's ownership an extensive programme of re-decoration has been undertaken and now it is impeccably presented throughout. The property is located in mature secluded grounds with gently sloping lawns, specimen trees and a sweeping gravelled driveway passing a double garage.
Raygill House is situated on the edge of Lothersdale village amidst scenic countryside designated as a special landscaped area. This unspoilt village includes a church, chapel, primary school and a traditional pub. To the east are the villages of Glusburn, Crosshills and Cononley together offering a wide range of amenities including secondary school and a railway station with services to Leeds and Bradford. The market town of Skipton is some 6 miles to the north and includes highly regarded girls and boys grammar schools. The Lancashire border is immediately to the west of Lothersdale and Colne provides access to the motorway network.
with fine stained glass front door, egg & dart cornice, dado rail, rose and radiator behind cast iron and marble cover. Useful shoe cupboard and period mosaic tiled floor. Twin glazed doors leading to:-
A magnificent full height area with feature art nouveau style leaded and mullion window, corniced ceiling, dado rail, two wall light points, corner fireplace surround with carved timber mantel, inset bevelled glass mirror, stone interior, recessed and raised hearth. Radiator behind fretwork cover.
having beamed ceiling and several feature recessed mahogany book shelves with storage under, similar painted shelving with storage either side of feature marble fireplace surround having raised hearth and cast iron Jotul multi fuel stove. Feature bay window with seat overlooking gardens, recessed cupboard and three radiators, one behind fretwork cover.
with doors from entrance hall. An elegant room with corniced ceiling, picture rail and feature bay window with views overlooking the gardens and window seat. Cover for radiator. Feature full height display niche on opposite wall and fine carved marble fireplace surround with raised granite hearth and cast iron interior. Six wall light points, two further radiators and two unique large doors leading to:-
another elegant area with corniced ceiling and picture rail, window overlooking garden with window seat and radiator behind fretwork cover, exposed timber floor, one further radiator.
with recessed low voltage lighting and an extensive range of fitted base and wall units by local well known company Secret Drawer having painted traditional style facades with pewter effect furniture, granite worktops and splashbacks. Double Belfast single drainer sink unit with mixer tap, oil fired four oven Aga in cream case, which also heats the hot water, integrated dishwasher and two large larder cupboards, fossil stone flagged floor stretching into:-
with Velux window and lean-to roof.
Corridor from kitchen to Inner hall
with useful deep storage cupboard.
having picture rail, feature inset washbasin in marble vanity unit with storage under, under stairs store cupboards also by Secret Drawer, separate low suite wc all having exposed timber flooring.
Butler's Pantry/Boiler Room
with water purification system. Wall cupboard, laminate worktops and single drainer stainless steel sink unit in base unit with hot and cold supply, over stairs store, plumbing for automatic washing machine and Grant oil fired boiler for central heating and hot water.
Fine barrel vaulted wine cellar.
Feature Galleried Landing
with ornate vaulted plaster work to ceiling and dado rail, feature ''L' shaped staircase with aforementioned art nouveau leaded and mullioned window, half pace with display niche and borrowed light from skylight.
having fine views and a range of bespoke fitted furniture made by Secret Drawer including wardrobes, cupboards and chest of drawers as well as concealed tv point, two radiators.
a large area with windows to two sides and ornate cast iron, free standing bath having claw and ball feet, high suite wc, bidet, pedestal wash basin. Large tiled and glazed shower cubicle having Victorian style chrome plated rose and mixer tap, heated towel rail, cast iron radiator, recessed low voltage lighting and attractive part tiled walls, exposed timber flooring, deep store cupboard.
with picture rail and an extensive range of fitted period store cupboards with drawers under, feature stone fireplace surround having tiled hearth, radiator and fine pitched pine flooring.
with recessed low voltage lighting, part tiled walls including tiled and glazed shower cubicle with sliding glazed doors and Mira electric shower fitting, pedestal wash basin, low suite wc, extractor fan.
with beamed ceiling and access to roof void, an extensive range of fitted furniture similar to bedroom 2, two radiators.
with window seat and radiator behind fretwork cover, period pine flooring and further radiator.
with recessed low voltage lighting, corniced ceiling and part tiled walls. Cast iron free standing bath with claw and ball feet, mixer tap and telephone style shower fitting, pedestal wash basin, high suite wc and tiled and glazed shower cubicle with Victorian style thermostatic shower fitting. Airing cupboard housing cylinder with shelving and radiator.
The property stands in mature grounds including a sweeping gravelled driveway. These gardens are gently sloping and mainly lawned providing an ideal area for entertaining and children's games. They are mainly southerly facing and include a out built double garage with twin up and over doors and a flagged sitting out area. To the rear of the property is a small garden portion with a further sitting out area.
Approaching from Crosshills or Cononley from the cross roads take the signpost turning to Lothersdale. Proceed right through the village past the school and take the left turn sign posted to Raygill Fisheries. Continue along this private road, passed the entrance to the fisheries and Raygill House is on the right a little further on, identified by our for sale board.
Please note the lower portion of garden (formally Raygill House's tennis court) has the benefit of planning permission for the construction of a modern detached family home. This building plot is available for purchase and further information including the site of the boundaries is available from ourselves.