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Moorside Lane, Addingham, Ilkley, LS29

Guide price £2,000,000

Hardwick House Farm, Hardwick House Barn & Woolcombers - These three Grade II Listed properties make up the Homestead of Hardwick. Nestled at the east end of Moorside Lane; a no through road on the lower inclines of Ilkley Moor, they enjoy stunning, far-reaching views across the beautiful Wharfe valley. Hardwick was originally settled in 1379 by a Mr Hardwick who moved into the Addingham area and made Hardwick his home. Encircled by its own 9.6 HA (23 acres) of rolling pasture and moorland, with open countryside as far as the eye can see, it is a perfect location for those seeking peace and tranquillity.

Hardwick House Homestead's location gives easy access to the local towns of Ilkley and Skipton with the choice of two railway stations within 20 mins drive, for access to the larger cities of Leeds, Bradford and Manchester.

All three properties have been skilfully renovated by the present owner taking care to create well designed, warm, welcoming interiors, enhancing the individual character of each property. Using modern technology to make them as eco-efficient as possible including air source heat pumps to generate the hot water and central heating in both the Farm and Barn, with underfloor heating throughout both. The Woolcombers, with its compact imaginative interior has LPG instant hot water and a multi fuel stove for heat.

The three properties are situated around an attractive courtyard, giving ample parking in front of a four bay, oak framed carport and garage. In addition, there is further parking to the west of the farmhouse for larger vehicles or multiple visitors. Something not always found in such a rural location.

Used by the present owner as the main residence, the Grade II Listed farmhouse has a traditional Georgian-style facade. Solid oak doors and factory painted, double glazed, sliding sash, hardwood windows give an impressive finish to the exterior.

To the ground floor; through the central exterior door, is the well proportioned sitting room with an exposed inglenook fireplace with multi fuel stove. One wall is panelled in waxed pine and there are two exposed ceiling beams creating a cosy yet spacious feel. The sitting room is a through room with windows to both the front and rear giving extensive views across the garden and countryside.

The sitting room leads through to the dining room which is a well proportioned room with a character carved oak fire place and stone surround with another multi fuel stove. One feature wall is clad in green corrugated tin, which was salvaged from the original barn exterior and has been repurposed creating a very imaginative and rustic style. Again, the exposed beams add charm and character to the room. The dining room is open plan with the living kitchen, giving it a feeling of space.

Double aspect bifold doors and French windows reveal intimate views over the dining terrace and garden with panoramic views across the valley beyond. They also help flood the room with natural light which makes it a very pleasant space to sit and enjoy these exquisite views.

Handmade by local craftsmen, the kitchen is painted, solid wood and has an array of drawers and cupboards concealing a double larder fridge, freezer, double drawer dishwasher, microwave, wine rack and double bin. The range style cooker is an all electric Esse with induction and cast hob, double oven, grill and plate warming drawer. A pie crust sink sits below a pan drying rack with an instant hot water tap concealed in one of the larder cupboards.

The large central island worktop is totally unique and is craftsman made using pippin English oak with copper resin floated through. The other worktops are a stunning, bespoke granite.
At the opposite end of the house is the boot room with laundry/boiler room and separate downstairs W/C.

The boot room has two external doors; one at the front and one at the rear, which leads out onto the rear patio which is covered by a fabulous pergola, providing shelter from the elements.
The vaulted accommodation to the first floor is accessed by the handmade, feature staircase.
Turn right into the master suite, which has two triple glazed roof windows with long distance views which can be enjoyed from the bed or the well positioned slipper bath. The gable wall of the master suite is clad in kiln dried oak with a small and characterful owl hole window. Quality, built-in storage and wardrobes run the full length of the front wall with a wood burning stove in the corner.

There is a luxury en-suite with stone and partial copper tiling and waxed, pine panelling. The hand basin sits on a large multi drawer storage cabinet and a window overlooks the garden, land and countryside. A loo with a view! The dressing area with a window to the front, has a twin cabin bed for the owner's grandchildren, which could easily be removed to offer a spacious office alcove. Exposed stonework, oak beams and waxed, pine panelling all enhance the space.

Down the landing lie two further double bedrooms, one to the rear with views over the garden and across the valley and one to the front with a more intimate view of the courtyard and moors; both equally beautiful. Each bedroom has reclaimed wood-clad walls, and vaulted ceilings and each has space for a wardrobe or desk area. Both bedrooms have luxury en-suites; individually styled with built in storage and wardrobes. There is further storage over the landing accessed via the front bedroom.

Directly outside the kitchen is the sheltered, dining terrace with mature flower borders. There is an impressive, large fire pit with circular seating, perfect for outside entertaining. The large yet easily maintained garden is full of flowering shrubs, imaginatively planted to form an interesting mix of lawns, hedges, raised vegetable beds and fruit trees. There is also a substantial hard standing area for larger vehicles to turn or to use as overflow parking.

On the south side of the property and outside the main entrance to the farmhouse, there is a lovely walled garden which provides an idyllic sun trap to sit with a morning coffee. There is a very useful wood-clad, coal bunker and a substantial log store and dog pen.

Attached to the farmhouse on the eastern gable is the completely self-contained three bedroomed barn conversion, also Grade II Listed. It has been refurbished to the same high standards and eco-friendly specifications as the farmhouse, but with its own individual charm and character. Enter through the front entrance door into the light and spacious reception hall with vaulted ceiling and craftsman-built feature staircase. To the right is the Utility room with cloakroom wash basin and W/C. Directly ahead is the open plan living area for dining and sitting. Bifold doors from the dining area lead on to the dining terrace with stunning views over the garden and surrounding countryside. The dining area flows through to the sitting area, which is arranged around a magnificent dry stone double height fireplace with multi fuel stove. The area to the left of the fireplace is light and airy with a large south-facing barn door window and would make a perfect office/music/reading area with intimate views of the courtyard. The double height, vaulted ceiling with roof light and windows to the front and rear gives the whole living, dining space a sense of space and calm.

The dining room flows through to the kitchen down two wide stone steps. The kitchen is another large, light room with a magnificent granite topped island and bifold doors to two aspects, giving uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside and garden. The kitchen has been individually designed and craftsman built, concealing a double larder fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave and double bin. The range cooker is an electric Rangemaster with induction hob, two ovens, and a grill. A concealed extractor is above. There is a farmhouse sink and separate instant hot tap. To the rear of the kitchen is the boot room with the back door leading to the side terrace and lawn where there is a wood store and coal bunker. The first of the individually styled bedrooms is situated to the left of the entrance hall. A vaulted ceiling room with views to two aspects; over the courtyard and across the fields to the moor. The en-suite has been individually crafted to give a characterful addition to this room. Leading to the first floor, the handmade staircase splits half way to give access to the master suite to the right. The stunning en-suite is large and impressive with a copper effect bath and walk-in shower. The master bedroom has panelling to the gable wall and a small owl hole window. Two large roof windows look out over the panoramic views which can be enjoyed from the bed. Built in storage and wardrobes run the full width of the room with a separate long length hanging wardrobe off the en-suite. The third double bedroom is situated on the left side of the staircase and is another individually designed, characterful bedroom with built in wardrobe storage. This mezzanine style room has one glazed aspect, which enjoys a view of the magnificent fireplace below. The en-suite although small, has been well thought out and is perfectly formed. Far reaching views of the valley can be seen from the roof window.

Outside, the barn has its own private garden with dining terrace and stunning views. The garden is mainly lawn for ease of maintenance.

Imaginatively converted from a Woolcombers shop less than 12 months ago to form a unique holiday let. This Grade II Listed property exudes rustic charm and has everything needed for a romantic getaway. Proving extremely popular with couples who come to experience the cosy and character filled accommodation. The Woolcombers is built on the side of a large bolder, which is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, because of the Cup and Ring carvings found upon it. It has its own enclosed private garden with seating areas to admire the outstanding surrounding countryside. Alternatively, for those not wanting to let it out, it could provide bijou guest accommodation or an independent teenager's pad.

The properties benefit from an abundance of available parking and turning space for large vehicles. There is an oak framed four bay carport with one bay enclosed with secure solid doors. There is additional storage above this bay accessed easily by ladder.

Hardwick House Barn is currently Let on a Shorthold Tenancy Agreement at £2250 per calendar month. This amount could potentially increase for anyone wanting to use it as a holiday let. Alternatively, it could be accommodation for extended family members wishing to live close by or be incorporated into one large 6 bedroomed house by joining the farmhouse and barn together.

Woolcombers is currently let through the website, the property can be found at:

The property stands on the eastern edge of a parcel of land amounting to approximately 9.6 HA (23 Acres) consisting of wild moorland on the slopes of Ilkley Moor and three fields with water providing diverse ancient pasture. The current owner has for the last 2 years been encouraging the re-wilding of the land. This encourages the naturally occurring wild flowers and diverse array of grasses to flourish. In June, at its peak, it becomes a wild meadow reminiscent of how things used to be. This encourages the wildlife to multiply giving them a safe habitat to live and breed. Currently a plan is in place to plant native trees on the steeper slopes of the land and a hedge along the access lane to further encourage birds and insects to thrive.

There is a substantial block built and wood-clad barn situated to the north side of the access lane. Planning permission is being sort to convert this into a further 2 bedroom cottage or holiday let. It would have a parcel of land of about 1 acre divided off from the fields running north from the access lane.

Addingham Moorside is a small rural hamlet running along the edge of Ilkley Moor set in the rolling countryside of Wharfedale. It sits to the west of the spa town of Ilkley with views across the valley to Beamsley Beacon, Simon's Seat and the idyllic Bolton Abbey Estate. The Dales National Park is only 5 miles away. The village of Addingham is just down the hill and provides all the local services with a nursery and primary school, Doctors and Dentist surgery, Co-Op supermarket, Post Office, a variety of independent shops, pubs and restaurants and sporting and recreational facilities. For a greater more diverse shopping experience Ilkley is just a 15 minute drive away. There is a choice of two railway stations giving a regular service to the West Yorkshire business centres of Leeds and Bradford and further afield. So although this property is surrounded by stunning countryside and enjoys the privacy of being located at the end of a no through lane there is no feeling of isolation. Footpaths cross the fields and lead up onto the moors making walking the dog straight from the door a hassle free pleasure.

This is a rare opportunity not to be missed. To be the proud owner of your own Homestead and a small piece of Yorkshire in the beautiful valley of the river Wharfe.

Agent's Notes:

Hardwick House Farm, Hardwick House Barn and Woolcombers are Grade II Listed buildings.
A Scheduled Ancient Monument is on the property.

Local Authority & Council Tax Band
Bradford City Council, Council Tax Band E

Mains electricity, water provided by a private supply and drainage via septic tank
Please note there is no gas to the property.

Carport and garage plus additional further parking for larger vehicles.

Internet and 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 centre of Ilkley head west towards Skipton. At the top of Addingham bypass take the first turning left at the roundabout in the direction of Silsden. After about 50 yards turn left onto Turner Lane and follow this to the T junction. At the junction go straight ahead on to Straight Lane. This meanders along and becomes Moorside Lane. Follow this lane for about a mile till you reach a farmyard. Take the unmade track on the top right of the yard sign posted Hardwick. Remain on the track turning right through a farm gate and along the bottom of two fields arriving at Hardwick Cottages on the left. Go through the farm gate and follow the track to the Tarmacadam drive of Hardwick House Farm and Barn.

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