Lot 1 - Main House and 5 acres
Lot 2 - Agricultural building and 25 acres - (By seperate negotiation)
Book End Farm is a handsome residence in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which has been sensitively restored, re-built and re-modelled by its owners, to include multiple ancillary accommodation. The accommodation flows from a bright reception hall, and comprises a drawing room, with lofty doubleheight ceiling and mezzanine level above, double doors onto the rear terrace, and a sizeable family room adjacent. The family room and sitting room have original stone feature fireplaces, one with a log-burning stove. The three rooms flow naturally from one to another, creating an airy feel and providing excellent entertaining potential.
There is also a study and an office on the ground floor level both benefitting from a variety of bespoke Neville Johnson integrated cabinetry. The generous Smallbone kitchen and breakfast area offers a range of stylish wall and base units, an inset 4-oven AGA range cooker with stainless steel splashback and striking stone surround, an AGA electric companion oven, a central granite and wood-topped island with sink, built-in microwave, and an additional large butler sink. The further formal dining room also has a cast iron feature fireplace, with a useful utility room sitting alongside. A practical cloakroom and a sunbed room complete the ground floor.
The spacious landing on the first floor branches out onto five generous bedrooms, as well as a reception room with beamed, vaulted ceilings, floor to ceiling windows and double doors onto a balcony with a glass balustrade, an ideal spot to enjoy south facing views. The principal bedroom suite has bespoke built-in wardrobes, as well as an en suite bathroom. There is another bedroom with a modern en suite shower room, whilst two further rooms benefit from a Jack and Jill en suite shower room. A 5th bedroom and a family bathroom with jacuzzi bath and steam cabin complete the floor.
Book End Farm is situated in a tranquil rural location, with scenic walking, cycling and riding routes on its very doorstep, as well as a popular public house, The Timble Inn and active village hall. Located 7 miles from the thriving market town of Otley in the Wharfe Valley, which offers a wide range of day-to-day amenities, Waitrose and Sainsburys supermarkets and many independent shops, as well as traditional and popular public houses and well-regarded schools for all ages. Harrogate is just under 10 miles distant and provides an even more extensive range of shopping, recreational and cultural facilities.
The nearby mainline railway station at Ben Rhydding provides mainline links, with connections to Leeds in as little as 25 minutes and Leeds Bradford Airport is also just 10 miles distant in Yeadon for those travelling further afield. Road links are convenient, with the A1M within easy reach of the property, providing useful connections to the M1 and further motorway network.
The variety of highly-regarded independent schools in the surrounding areas includes Westville House School, Moorfield School, Belmont Grosvenor School, Harrogate Ladies' College, Bronte House and Woodhouse Grove.
The property resides in an attractive plot, with the various buildings arranged in a courtyard layout. A central cobble laid driveway offers ample parking, while two substantial outbuildings provide additional accommodation and parking. There are two double garages, with one of the annexes containing a workshop and purpose built-gymnasium and further store room, and the second doublestorey accommodation featuring a store and cloakroom to the ground floor and a kitchen/ dining/living room, bedroom and bathroom to the first floor. A tailormade dog kennel and log store also occupy the plot, whilst level lawns and a wrap around garden with wildlife pond offer an abundance of aspects in which to enjoy the picturesque countryside surroundings.
Outside continued A sunken terrace encircles the home, providing the perfect spot for al fresco dining, with a pergola below the balcony offering shade, and
a vegetable garden with raised beds, various planters and a greenhouse. The property also enjoys an area of ancient woodland and a wild duck pond.