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4 Bedroom House – Denton, Ilkley, Yorkshire.

Guide Price of £1,895,000

This fantastic 4 bedroom Grade II listed country home is set in substantial grounds of around 12 acres. Situated in a south facing elevated position means it has stunning far reaching views across Wharfedale towards Ilkley Moor.  The high quality family accommodation consists of living kitchen, 4 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, landscaped gardens and grounds, land/paddock, outbuildings, swimming pool and spa area, equestrian and a 4 car garage of which part has planning permission to extend and convert to a 2 bedroom cottage.

The original property dating around 1740 has been extended and improved over the years and the ample grounds have extensively matured due to the inclusion of a stunning lake and the planting of hundreds of trees around 20 years ago. The property has various garden areas, paddocks and numerous walking trails for one to meander and take in the stunning scenery, views and the active stream that runs through the land from north to south.

Denton is one of Ilkley’s most sought after hamlets being positioned on a highly desirable ‘no through road’ and yet only a couple of miles from Ilkley town centre. The Ilkley and Ben Rhydding Train Stations are within a short driving distance (around 2miles) and the Leeds/Bradford  airport is approximately 8miles away.

Property Features

  • One of Wharfedales finest country properties providing seclusion and privacy
  • Impressive four bedroom home set amidst stunning grounds of around 12 acres
  • Character features throughout
  • Four principal reception rooms; large living kitchen; garden and Music Room with bar
  • Master suite with en-suite bathroom and dressing room
  • Indoor swimming pool and spa
  • Stunning views to the south across Wharfedale towards Ilkley Moor
  • Approval for conversion of double garage into a two bed cottage
  • Pond, stream and trails
  • Mature woodland

Maps / Floorplans

Ground Floor

Porch Entrance: with courtesy light and bell pull.

Reception Hall: Exposed stone features including a lovely feature fireplace. Oak finished return staircase off to the first floor landing which is open to the eaves. Oak plank flooring in the Georgian style.

Living Room: Large reception room enjoying views over the property’s immediate gardens from both the front and rear and a full height window to one side. Godin Colonial multi fuel stove standing within a substantial exposed stone fireplace with matching hearth and log store. Oak beamed ceiling, further exposed stone features and recessed storage cupboard.

Snug/Small Living Room: Open stone fireplace with matching hearth. Oak beamed ceiling. Exposed stone mullion windows with window seat beneath. Recessed display shelving with storage cupboard beneath.

Dining Room: Features an original cast iron range by John Mollett Ltd of Bradford and Halifax, set within a cut stone fireplace with tiled hearth. Storage cupboard. Exposed oak beams and stone mullion windows with oak finished seat beneath and concealed radiator. Doorway to the garden and recessed storage cupboard.

Library: With fitted oak book shelving and storage cupboards beneath. Exposed stone flooring.

Cloakroom: Fitted with a two piece suite comprising low flush WC and wash basin with storage cupboard beneath. Part wall tiling to dado height.

Study: With stone floor and beams. Windows to two sides.

Lobby: With fitted shelving.

Living Kitchen: Large multipurpose area incorporating sitting, breakfast and preparation areas. Fitted with a comprehensive range of pine fronted eye level and base storage cupboards with drawers at the lower level and contrasting Corian moulded work surfaces with inset one and a half bowl glazed sink unit. Matching island preparation unit with black granite work surface. Integrated appliances comprise a single electric oven, four ring electric hob with integrated extractor, dishwasher and integrated American style refrigerator. Flagged flooring runs throughout the living kitchen which also has exposed beams and down lighters. Recessed pantry cupboards and further storage cupboard off. There is a stable door access to the southern garden. A secondary staircase offers an alternative route to the first floor with storage beneath.

Laundry Room: With a range of fitted storage cupboards having stainless steel sink unit. Plumbing for an automatic washing machine and recessed storage leading to:

Wine Cellar/Store: With stone keeping banks and further shelving.

Garden Room: Exposed stone features and a broad run of windows overlooking an expansive stone terrace and lawned garden beyond.

Entertainment/Music Room: A large L-shaped room with fitted oak bar area having integrated storage and circular sink unit/drainer. Provision for a wall mounted flat screen television. Exposed stone features, beams and random plank oak flooring. Double glazed windows to three sides – those to the south being opening bi-fold doors which provide access on to a lovely terrace and lawned garden.

Leisure Suite: Accessed by French doors from the music room and comprising a heated swimming pool and adjacent spa, wall light points, exposed stone features and garden access. Stone flooring. Piped music system. Changing room with stone flagged floor, low flush WC, wash basin and electric shower within a tiled cubicle. Plant room with twin oil fired heating/hot water boilers and also housing the pool filtration systems.

First Floor

Landing: Serviced by two separate staircases and with exposed oak beams and trusses. Also includes a spacious and recessed store room.

Master Suite: Large and full of character with exposed Queen post oak trusses and stone chimney breast with period style oak fronted wardrobes to either side incorporating hanging rails and fitted shelving. Windows to front and rear provide lovely aspects over the property’s grounds towards open countryside beyond.

Master Dressing Room: Complete with fitted wardrobes, expansive mirror and roof lights.

Luxury en-suite bathroom (for the Master): Fitted with a five piece suite comprising low flush WC, twin wash basins within a vanity unit providing drawers and storage cupboards, thermostatic shower within a tiled cubicle and spa bath with further hand held shower fitting and mirrored features. Part wall tiling, heated towel rail and down lighters.

Second Master Suite: Bright, spacious and airy room with double glazed windows providing lovely views to three sides. Exposed beams, stone features and accessible via its own entrance complete with bright and airy en-suite bathroom fitted with a four piece suite comprising low flush WC, wash basin within a marble topped vanity unit having storage cupboards beneath, and bath with electric shower over. Down lighters. Wall tiling to dado height.

Bedroom Three: Double room with exposed beams and stone mullion windows. Has access to house bathroom via separate entrance/doorway.

Bedroom Four: Double room with exposed truss and stone mullion windows. Feature period style fireplace with wardrobe to one side. Wash basin with storage beneath.

House Shower-room: Recently added this contemporary three piece white suite comprises a concealed flush WC, wash basin with storage beneath and Grohe thermostatic shower within a fully tiled and chrome finished cubicle. Travertine tiled floor. Ladder style heated towel rail.


Tree lined driveway with remote controlled entrance gate and cattle grid leading up to a large stone cobbled parking court. There are four garages, each with remote controlled up and over doors. Gardener’s WC with two piece suite. Stables within a smaller paddock.

Beautifully landscaped grounds which include streams and waterfalls. To the front of the house is a garden providing a charming entertaining area with lawns, shrubs and stone paved terrace/pathways. This area can be accessed directly from the family room and pool room.

Lawned family garden with a large sweeping terrace, shrub planting, mature trees and large stone paved terrace.

Ornamental lake with small island, jetty and discreet lighting. There are numerous seating areas and a gazebo. The remaining grounds are made up of sweeping grassland, semi-mature woodland, stream, tree house, fire pit and an area of fenced paddock with potential to form a lawn tennis court (subject to formal consents).


Set on a quiet country lane in one of Wharfe Valleys finest rural locations, this substantial family home is easily accessible to many of the regions business and shopping centre’s. For the commuter there are excellent train services into Leeds and Bradford from Ilkley and Ben Rhydding stations (1.8 miles). The nearby town also has a highly regarded schooling system with a number of private schools for children of all ages.

Planning Permission:

Planning consent was granted (subject to conditions), on the 1st October 2012 for ‘Erection of extension and a conversion of double garage to form staff or dependent living accommodation’. The layout as proposed provides two bedrooms (one double), a bathroom and living kitchen enjoying garden access. A full copy of the planning consent is available from the agents or through Harrogate Borough Council’s planning portal (application no. 6.130.40.AB.FUL).


From the centre of Ilkley proceed through the main traffic lights on to Lower Brook Street, cross over the main river bridge and then turn right on to Denton Road. Follow the road down the side of the River Wharfe for around a mile or so (past the iron bridge on the right) before Denton is sign posted to the left. Proceed towards the village centre and on reaching the green in the middle turn left. Climb up the hill for around half a mile or so and at the first T-junction, keep right and then turn immediately left over the cattle grid on the driveway to Lane End Farm.

To watch an aerial video of this great property please click here.

By prior appointment with either of the joint sole agents: –  Keller Williams, Yorkshire – 07792 416890 where Simon Padgett will be will be pleased to deal with any enquiries or alternatively Dacre, Son & Hartley, Ilkley – 01943 600655

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This 4 Bed Grade II Listed Country Home is a magnificent property that is just waiting to be viewed.
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