Bradford Road, Menston, Ilkley, LS29
Standing in delightful mature grounds of approximately three quarters of an acre in a discreetly positioned part of this popular Wharfedale village, Weetwood is a splendid Edwardian family home offering elegantly presented accommodation retaining many appealing period features.
Ground floor: entrance porch; reception hall; drawing room; dining room; morning room; inner hall; kitchen; orangery; pantry; utility; wc. Useful office separate from the building along with a summerhouse/workshop at the rear of the garden. First floor: master bedroom with dressing room and en suite; bedroom two; bedroom three; bathroom. Second floor: bedroom four with en suite; bedroom five with en suite; store.
Weetwood is an undeniably impressive detached family home - one that successfully combines the elegance and generous proportions of the Edwardian period (dating back to 1901) with a fresh contemporary feel and comprehensive specification.
The house commands a wonderful position amidst landscaped gardens of around three quarters of an acre and is approached along a driveway which is enclosed by electronically controlled double gates.
The ground floor accommodation is centred around a stunning reception hall off which there are three reception room including the drawing room, dining room and morning room all of which offer wonderful original features including the iconic 'Arts and Crafts' bay windows with original leaded stained glass windows. There is also a guest WC and access to a useful storage cellar room. Sure to be the centrepiece of everyday family life is the fabulous dining kitchen with traditional style units complimented by granite working surfaces including a breakfast bar with seating room under. There is also a utility room and walk in pantry. The kitchen opens onto a wonderful orangery which is over 30' in length and offers a superb space for entertaining or indeed relaxing whilst taking in the views over the beautifully maintained garden. There is underfloor heating along with a grand fireplace housing a gas log effect stove.
The bedroom accommodation is set across the first and second floors with a total of five double bedrooms. On the first floor the generously proportioned master suite has a dressing room and full en suite bathroom, two further bedrooms share the house bathroom and there is a separate WC. On the second floor the two bedrooms both have en suite shower rooms.
Externally, the private driveway is accessed through electronically controlled gates and offers parking for a good number of vehicles. There is a detached double garage which is independently alarmed.
The impressive gardens are predominantly lawned with thoughtfully planted herbaceous borders along with mature shrubs and trees.
As the garden falls away at the rear there is a summer house which has utilities connected and would work perfectly as a home office or studio. Further outbuildings adjacent to the house provide an office and useful boot room or further utility room.
Weetwood has the advantage of a discreet location yet is close to all the amenities Menston has to offer. The location not only affords some beautiful views across open countryside towards mid Wharfedale's famous moors, but is also one from where there is ready pedestrian access to the village centre amenities and the railway station, from where there are frequent services throughout the day into the cities of Leeds and Bradford with onward connections from the former to London Kings Cross. Menston provides for everyday shopping requirements and has a primary school, access to a choice of secondary schools and there are also a number of private schools for children of all ages within comfortable daily travelling distance. More extensive amenities are on offer in nearby Ilkley - well known for its first class shopping, sports clubs and busy social round. With Leeds Bradford Airport only some 8 miles distant and with its excellent commuter links Menston provides a highly desirable living environment set amidst Yorkshire's most stunning countryside.
From our office in Burley in Wharfedale proceed down towards the Main Street turning right at the mini roundabout. Follow the Main Street out of the village and at the roundabout turn right onto Bradford Road. Follow the road as it turns into Burley Road and at the next junction turn right. This is Bradford Road and the property will be found on your left just after passing Menston Cricket ground.