Field Lane, Aberford, Leeds, LS25
An impressive period home of classical proportions and elegance revealing extensive family accommodation sympathetically refurbished throughout with landscaped gardens of approximately 0.75 acres. Additional amenity land for sale by separate negotiation.
With early 19th century origins and strong links to the historic Gascoigne Estate, Sydenham House is a distinctive period home of true style and quality with the additional benefit of landscaped gardens amounting to just under 0.75 acres.
Much of the history of Aberford village and the surrounding area was determined by its coaching heritage but more importantly the influence of the major local landowners; the Gascoigne Family of Parlington Hall. Many of the significant period homes in this parish were originally constructed for family members and their professional retainers and Sydenham House is a fine example of this genre with historic links to the medical and veterinary professions and our clients are believed to be only the fourth owners of the property.
Under their careful supervision the property has been the subject of a sympathetic programme of renovation and improvement; at all times ensuring that intrinsic period features such as flooring, windows, doors and architraves are retained and in particular, close attention has been paid to the detail of the focal point of the property, a magnificent central hall with its stunning staircase with original oak balustrade and gallery.
This hall provides outstanding entertaining space whilst giving access to three separate reception rooms, all with 12ft high ceilings, a thoughtfully planned family breakfast kitchen with Aga and other useful ancillary rooms including guest cloakroom, large utility room and rear hall. The master bedroom boasts its own spacious en-suite wet room/shower room, bedroom three also benefits from an en-suite, whilst three further bedrooms are served by a substantial house bathroom.
An exceptional suite of lower ground floor rooms provide everything from a snooker room to wine store and a playroom from where you can access the garden meaning this extensive arrangement could easily be converted to create a self-contained dependant relative suite or bespoke home office / consulting rooms. A full width orangery opens up to the ornamental landscaped gardens and is surmounted by an extensive sun terrace which can be accessed from the reception hall.
Our client's attention to detail has been extended into the private walled, landscaped gardens and enclosed side and rear courtyard areas which provide many options for recreation and relaxation and also include gated pedestrian access to Field Lane and the heart of the village.
There is vehicular access via remote controlled entrance gates to a parking area and attached double garage.
Additional amenity space in the form of a nature reserve with lake amounting to just over 2.85 acres is available for purchase by separate negotiation.
Aberford continues to attract discerning family buyers as a result of its unrivalled local road links with West and North Yorkshire and he major commercial centres of Leeds and York. The village itself has a proud and thriving community spirit based around its heritage, the highly regarded local primary school, popular hostelries and village store. A wider range of shopping facilities can be found in nearby Wetherby and the surrounding countryside provides an extensive range of recreational facilities.
From our Wetherby office proceed south on the A1(M) exiting at Junction 44, signposted to Leeds and York. At the roundabout take the fourth exit following signs to Aberford. Continue through the village and towards the bottom of the hill turn left into Field Lane by the public house and village store. Continue along where the entrance gates to Sydenham House will be found on the right hand side, just past the white property.