High Snowden, Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21
A truly magnificent, period stone built farmhouse enjoying stunning views and having undergone a massive program of upgrading and extension, with ample parking, delightful gardens and paddock, in all over two acres, in this idyllic and convenient rural location.
Bankfoot Farm House is a superb, period family home dating back to the 18th century. The present owners should be commended on the extent and quality of the upgrading and extension works undertaken over the last five years. As the photographs show, the furnishings and décor throughout the property are to the very highest of specification and the services have all been renewed/upgraded including rewiring, plus reglazing, replastering, a new kitchen and bath/shower rooms and the property has a ground source heat supply and excellent fibre optic broadband. There has also been the creation of a delightful dining area/day room, utility and study.
The living space extends to approximately 2,500 square feet and includes to the ground floor a lounge, family kitchen, aforementioned dining area / day room and study. There is a snug / tv room / occasional bedroom, shower room and large utility area. To the upper storey is a bedroom suite with dressing area and en-suite, and a further substantial room which could be readily split into two good sized double bedrooms, plus a third double bedroom and house bathroom. The property benefits from mains water and electricity, with a communal private drainage, a ground source heating supply and sealed unit double glazing.
Bankfoot Farm House enjoys a wonderful rural position benefitting from some lovely views across open countryside and the property's own paddock, which is set to the south west of the house. There are delightful, enclosed cottage gardens to the rear with a stream and further gardens to the front, with a grassed area beyond ideal for car parking. The house owns the lane to the main road which also has vehicular and pedestrian access for the neighbouring two properties.
The nearby village of Timble is one of the area's most popular and sought after communities and is now home to a renowned gastropub. There are some stunning walks to be had within the immediate vicinity, whilst local amenities including first class shopping, excellent restaurants and sporting amenities are on offer in all three of the local towns of Ilkley, Otley and Harrogate. The location provides good road access into the region's business centres, whilst metro rail services can be accessed at Ilkley and provide frequent railway services throughout the day into the cities of Leeds and Bradford. Leeds Bradford International Airport is situated just some ten miles distant at Yeadon. There are excellent schooling facilities in Ilkley and Harrogate and there are also a number of private schools for children of all ages within comfortable daily travelling distance.
From Otley proceed north over the river up Billams Hill and continue following the road past the turning to Askwiith. After this turning continue for about a mile or so and after the first cottage on the left hand side the driveway to Bankfoot Farm House will be seen after a hundred yards or so, identified by our For Sale board.