Ripon Road, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate, HG3
An exceptional detached home which is very spacious and offers individual and attractive period features including mullioned windows and Jacobean panelling. Recently refurbished to a high standard to provide superb six bedroom accommodation, set within delightful private gardens and a paddock with fantastic views, 1.86 acres (0.75 ha) in total.
An exceptional detached property in a fantastic location set within extensive gardens and having convenience for the town's amenities. Woodclose House comprises a very pretty Georgian home formed from traditional cottages and later significantly extended with the addition of a very attractive wing formed from a Manor House in Keighley, with stone mullioned windows and Jacobean panelling. In recent years this very spacious family home has been stylishly modernised whilst retaining period features throughout, improvements include a fabulous living kitchen, rewiring, new heating system and extensive work to the roofing, insulation and decoration. The property is offered with the modern conveniences of gas fired central heating and predominantly double glazed windows whilst retaining a wealth of charm and character with period fireplaces, plaster cornicing and a stunning drawing room.
There is an entrance hall, a spacious sitting room with marble fireplaces, wooden flooring and French doors to a garden room, the central hall has staircase access to all floors, a butler’s pantry, a guest wc and rear hall leading to the dining kitchen with solid units, granite work surfaces, contrasting island unit and integrated appliances and an Aga, in addition there is a utility room. The magnificent drawing room has oak panelled walls, a stone fireplace and mullioned windows with superb views of adjoining countryside and there is a door to the west-facing terrace. The lower ground floor is versatile for use as a playroom, gym or office and there is external access to the garden. To the first floor the split level landing leads to six bedrooms and two well-appointed bathrooms, with the flexibility to use bedroom 1, the adjacent bedroom and bathroom as a master bedroom suite. A staircase leads to the second floor room which is flexible for a variety of uses.
Woodclose House is approached by a private driveway via timber five bar gates. The driveway leads to the side of the property where there is parking and turning area for several vehicles along with access to a double garage. Next to the driveway there are lawned areas with well stocked shrub borders and a walled boundary along with mature trees. Adjoining the side of the house there is a paved terrace garden, shaped lawns and colourful beds leading to a further terrace to the front of the house which wraps around the garden room and features wrought iron railings, an ideal position to enjoy the fantastic distant views. Steps lead down to a lower level lawn with a castellated walled boundary and sitting area above the turrets. This delightful sheltered garden enjoys far reaching views and is south west facing. There are useful external stores beneath the upper terrace. Beyond there are further lawned gardens with mature borders which are particularly private enjoying wonderful rural views and giving access to the paddock.
The property combines a peaceful setting, stunning views and easy access to Pateley Bridge and beyond. Set within the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the setting will certainly appeal to those that enjoy the outdoors, with countryside walks on the doorstep and attractions nearby. Brimham Rocks, How Stean Gorge, Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal deer park are all within easy reach along with extensive countryside and notably the Sportsmans Arms at Wath and Michelin starred Yorke Arms at Ramsgill. Pateley Bridge is a traditional dales town with independent shops, services and schooling for primary and secondary ages, further amenities and schools in the private and public sectors are available in the cathedral city of Ripon and spa town of Harrogate which are within easy driving distance of the property. There is a regular bus service to Harrogate and an accessible road network gives access for the commuter to the region's business centres and motorway network plus mainline train links to London Kings Cross.
On entering Pateley Bridge from the Harrogate direction, drop down the hill and immediately after the Harefield Hall Hotel before reaching the High Street, turn left as identified by our for sale sign, through the timber gates and onto the drive leading to Woodclose House.
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