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Sconce Lane, Baildon, BD17

Guide price £2,375,000

Arguably one of the finest private residences in this highly sought after semi rural suburb, less than 20 minutes' drive away from the spa town of Ilkley, this Grade II Listed farmhouse with attached barn conversion is set amidst approx. 12 acres of grazing land and is appointed to a remarkable standard in true Grand Designs style. A truly magnificent home which has to be seen to be fully appreciated.

Dacre, Son & Hartley of Baildon are immensely proud to offer to the market Ash House Farm; a quite remarkable residence consisting of a Grade II Listed farmhouse, currently run as a successful holiday let, and a substantial barn conversion with over 5,000 sq. ft. of internal living space finished to an impeccable standard. Set amidst approximately 12 acres of grazing land including an orchard, with 7 stables, garaging and ample courtyard parking.

The Farmhouse

This charming Grade II Listed farmhouse, previously the principal residence at Ash House Farm, is now run as a successful holiday let generating an attractive income. The finish throughout is superb with stylish fixtures and fittings paired with contemporary decor.

On the ground floor are three spacious reception rooms consisting of a living room, sitting room and dining room. There is a modern fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, along with a utility/boot room and useful ground floor W.C. On the first floor are three double bedrooms all with en suites. Features include exposed beams and stone walls, log burners, cast iron radiators and a vaulted cellar.

Externally there is a walled garden to the front which is predominantly lawned, along with a paved seating terrace to the rear with further lawned area and garage for parking. A biomass boiler heats the farmhouse and there are wooden sash double glazed windows throughout. The water is spring fed via a filtration system and there is a privately owned septic tank which is shared with the barn.

The Barn

A true Grand Designs style conversion which impresses the minute you walk through the front door. The entrance hall with its floating staircase leading to the first floor opens up to a series of light filled interconnected living spaces, including a spectacular kitchen area with two islands and a separate Butler's kitchen which also works as a bar area. Hand crafted by Eastburn Pine the kitchen features Corian style worktops and base units made from reclaimed wood from a Dutch cheese factory. From the kitchen area via floor to ceiling sliding doors, the seating terrace at the rear is accessed providing a superb al fresco entertaining space.

The kitchen and dining area leads to a relaxed family space with a feature gas fire and a more formal living room enjoying a welcoming wood burning stove. Both rooms enjoy good natural light levels from large arched windows, with the living room having a double height ceiling further adding to the overall sense of space throughout this magnificent property. There is a games room with floor to ceiling sliding doors opening onto the rear gardens, and a spacious office useful for those who work from home. Finishing off the ground floor is a gym, utility room, two W.C.'s and access to the integral double garage.

The first floor consists of three principle double bedrooms accessed via the floating staircase in the entrance hall, and three further double bedrooms in an attached "Guest Wing" with its own staircase towards the rear of the property. The principal bedroom consists of a luxurious master suite with walk in wardrobe and well appointed en suite. Two further double bedrooms are approached from an impressive open landing overlooking the living room, and both bedrooms have en suite facilities and built in wardrobes. The Guest Wing, which is perfect for extended family or staying guests, has three further double bedrooms, one with en suite shower room, and a separate house bathroom. Heating is provided by a ground source heat pump, which along with the biomass boiler for the farmhouse, means there is no gas bill.

Externally, the front courtyard provides ample parking and sweeps around the barn leading to a large double garage with remote control roller shutter doors. The courtyard also leads to the stables and other stone outbuildings with potential to convert to further rental accommodation subject to planning permission. To the rear of the barn is an extensive seating terrace housing a hot tub and barrel sauna, and a raised lawned garden with access to the orchard and surrounding grazing land. The water is spring fed via a filtration system and there is a privately owned septic tank which is shared with the farmhouse.

The sale of Ash House Farm provides a rare and unique opportunity to acquire a home of considerable size and quality, situated in stunning country surroundings less than 2 miles from Baildon and just over 15 minutes' drive to Ilkley.

Baildon is a popular village which offers a wide variety of amenities including shops, restaurants and recreational facilities including a golf course, rugby, cricket and football grounds. Baildon has a rural location with moorland countryside close by as well as allowing daily commuting by rail to Leeds and Bradford. Motorway and air networks are also within easy reach. The area is also close to the World Heritage site of Saltaire and to the green corridor of the Leeds Liverpool Canal with its scenic walks and national cycle path.

Local Authority & Council Tax Band
The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council - Council Tax Band G.

Tenure, Services & Parking
Freehold. Mains electricity is installed. Domestic heating is from a ground source heat pump for the Barn and a biomass boiler for the Farmhouse. Spring fed water via a filtration system and a privately owned septic tank. Driveway parking and double garage.

Internet & Mobile Coverage
Information obtained from the Ofcom website indicates that an internet connection is available from at least one provider. Mobile coverage (outdoors), is also available from at least one of the UKs four leading providers. For further information please refer to:

From the roundabout in the centre of Baildon proceed up Northgate, continue over the cattle grid which leads to the Hamlet of Low Springs. Hawksworth Road turns into Potter Brow Road, and as the road bends to the right, Sconce Lane is a left turn and is signposted. Continue up Sconce Lane, which is a single track road with passing places, and Ash House Farm is located on the left around half way up.

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