Cliffe House and Cottage, Cragg Wood Drive LS19

Cliffe House and Cottage, Cragg Wood Drive LS19

5 Bedroom | Freehold

Apperley Bridge 0.6 miles
Apperley Lane Cliffe Dr 0.2 miles
Apperley Lane Cliffe Dr 0.2 miles

NEW INSTRUCTION - An exceptional fully restored period residence together with a separate new detached cottage, set within beautiful private south facing landscaped grounds of approximately 2½ acres and located in the highly regarded Cragg Wood Conservation Area of Rawdon.

The sale of Cliffe House and Cottage offers an extremely rare opportunity to acquire a beautifully restored period family residence together with a new separate dwelling in a stunning secluded setting within completely private south facing landscaped grounds of almost 2½ acres. The principal dwelling has over the past 2 years undergone a significant programme of sympathetic restoration and modernisation whilst retaining its period charm and character features. The cottage is effectively a new dwelling in its own right with a high standard of appointment throughout. The grounds themselves have also undergone a significant programme of new landscaping now including a stunning terraced area with large greenhouse and workshop, new pathways meandering through private woodland and a large sunken newly turfed section which would be suitable for a tennis court if required. Quite simply this property must be seen to be fully appreciated.

The local suburbs of Rawdon, Horsforth and Guiseley are all within easy reach, each offering a wide range of local amenities as well as primary and secondary schools. The popular Woodhouse Grove School is literally within walking distance likewise the new railway station in Apperley Bridge providing direct rail access into Leeds city centre and commuting to London within 2½ hours. Harrogate, Ilkley and Bradford are also readily accessible together with the regions motorway infrastructure for travel further afield and Leeds/Bradford International Airport some 10 minutes’ drive away.

A stone entrance portico and front door opens into an elegant spacious L-shaped reception hallway with sitting area, minster stone fireplace with cast iron multi fuel stove and a lovely turned spindle staircase leading up to a galleried landing. A side entrance hall with original tiled floor provides access to a guest cloakroom with WC, laundry room, utility room with store and a butler’s pantry. There are three principal reception rooms comprising a formal drawing room with two wide bays overlooking the grounds, minster stone fireplace with Aga cast iron stove, sitting room with marble fireplace surround and cast iron interior and lovely wide walk in bay window overlooking the front garden. The study or separate dining room also has a marble fireplace surround and cast iron interior with living flame gas fire. A feature of the principal dwelling is the spacious family dining kitchen recently refitted with a comprehensive range of units in cream, four oven Aga in tiled recess, island with granite worktop and integrated wine fridge and dishwasher, wide bay window and double French doors opening out onto the south facing sun terrace and stone fireplace in the dining area with cast iron interior and coal effect gas fire.

The first floor accommodation is approached off a lovely light and spacious galleried landing off which is the principal bedroom with marble fireplace surround, cast iron interior and living flame gas fire, walk in bay window commanding lovely views across the grounds and the valley beyond and a fitted en suite dressing room with a comprehensive range of full height wardrobes. There are then four additional double bedrooms one with a refitted en suite bathroom, there are then two separate house bathrooms each with shower and WC and a linen room.


This has only just been completely refurbished with effectively a new interior with Karndean flooring throughout the ground floor and comprising a reception hallway, spacious living/dining room with rustic brick fireplace and multi fuel stove and double doors leading out into the south facing gardens. There is a new Howdens fitted kitchen with a good range of gloss units and pelmet lighting, a range of Bosch integrated appliances and a vaulted ceiling with separate utility room with matching units to those of the kitchen. Also at ground floor level is a gymnasium/bedroom three and a side lobby leading to a shower room with WC. At first floor level there are two bedrooms, a home office and a house bathroom with WC.

Double electric entrance gates and sweeping driveway lead down into a substantial side courtyard/parking area for numerous vehicles serving both the principal dwelling and cottage. A separate stone cobbled driveway leads down to the latter which effectively occupies its own private walled garden setting with a high degree of privacy from the main house. Clearly, the cottage provides perfect accommodation for extended family/dependant relatives or a superb home office suite if preferred.

The beautiful private gardens lie principally to the south of both properties and form what is effectively a beautiful oasis within this conservation area. The owners can walk through their own private woodland leading to a number of private seating areas and a substantial sunken lawned garden area suitable as a tennis court or a swimming pool subject to consent. A paved sun terrace runs the full length of the main house and there is a separate circular paved garden with flower beds and central fountain with high screen walling. Beyond this and to the rear of the cottage is a fabulous paved terraced garden sitting in front of a substantial greenhouse and workshop store room overlooking expansive lawns and recently planted orchard.

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