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Low Green, Rawdon, Leeds, LS19

Ilkley 01943 600655
Guide price £1,250,000

An historically fascinating 17th century Manor House, listed Grade II* and set amidst mature gardens and woodland. Former Coach House and stores with paddocks to the North and West - in all C.1.56Ha (3.86 Aces). Considerable potential to create a stunning family home with an endearing and extensive character, as well as convenience for Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate.

Porch; entrance hall; stunning principal hall / family room; morning room; living room; dining room; study; dining kitchen with pantry and utility off; breakfast area. First floor: five double bedrooms; house bathroom, shower and wc. Second floor: a pair of former double bedrooms. Useful basements. Adjacent coach house with first floor level and further outside stores.

A rare gem - a wonderful grade II* listed 17th century manor house, full of character and steeped in history - having been in unbroken family ownership for around 425 years following construction by George Rawdon in the late 1500s.

Rawdon Hall offers extensive family accommodation extending to around 6400sq.ft. and has many period details from its long and varied history scattered throughout the living space - these include delightful stone fireplaces; supposed priest hole; oak panelling; and a stunning central reception hall with galleried staircase and stained glass windows installed by the one time tenant Judge Nevin in the 1940s. There is even a stone frieze reputedly from Kirkstall Abbey.

The property has seen many comings and goings over the generations including the requisition of the house by the Queen's Westminster's Infantry Regiment during the Second World War (with a recorded visit by field Marshal Montgomery), whilst family lore suggests Charlotte Bronte visited in 1841 and potentially wrote of her time at the fictional ''Thornfield Hall'.

A new dawn beckons for Rawdon Hall, the property offering an exciting opportunity for regeneration and the creation of a stunning and vibrant family home. The hall stands amidst grounds extending to around 3.86 acres, with expansive gardens, limestone rockery with waterfall and pond, former lawn tennis court, mature woodland and a pair of paddocks to the north and west.

Despite the semi-rural location the property is within comfortable walking distance of Rawdon's central amenities which include everyday shops, with more comprehensive shopping on offer within the surrounding towns and of course in central Leeds which, is just some 7 miles distant.

The location provides an ideal base for the West Yorkshire commuter with rail services from nearby Apperley Bridge offering frequent connections throughout the day into both Leeds and Bradford as well as regular onward links from Leeds to London King's Cross. Leeds Bradford International Airport is just 3 miles distant.

Rawdon also enjoys good accessibility to open countryside, with the rugged moors of the Aire Valley and Wharfedale being a short drive away to the north west and Harrogate some 14 miles distant. This area of Yorkshire offers some of the regions finest countryside as well as many an opportunity for stunning walks, mountain biking and road cycling.


Agents Notes

Historic England record the property as being registered Grade II*. List entry number 1281301. Rawdon Hall is a ''significant building in the conservation area' , revised May 2011.

The accompanying site plan is for identification purposes only and shows Rawdon Hall, the immediate gardens / woodland, and areas of paddock which will form part of the ownership of Rawdon Hall. The purchaser of Rawdon Hall is responsible for the erection and future maintenance of stock proof fences to enclose the paddocks and define the curtilage of the property holding.

Directions
Whilst the property has a right of access off Rawdon Hall Drive, it is better to proceed (if approaching from the centre of Rawdon) along the A65 towards Leeds and to then turn right on to Low Green. Proceed down the road for 150 yards and turn right on to the driveway leading to Rawdon Hall. Interested parties should note that the owners of Rawdon Hall Farm have a right of access over the initial portion of driveway.

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1-5 The Grove Ilkley West Yorkshire LS29 9HS
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