Hillfoot Ben Rhydding Drive, Ilkley

Guide Price £1,400,000
For Sale
6 Bedrooms3 BathroomsDetached House
  • Victorian Detached Family House
  • Six Double Bedrooms
  • Grand Reception Hall
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Dining Kitchen
  • Useful Cellars
  • Beautifully Maintained Private Gardens
  • EPC Rating E
  • Double Garage & Extensive Off Road Parking
  • Level Walking Distance Of Amenities & Train Station

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AN IMPRESSIVE STONE BUILT VICTORIAN DETACHED HOME OFFERING EXCEPTIONAL SIX DOUBLE BEDROOMED FAMILY ACCOMMODATION AND STANDING WITHIN PRIVATE GROUNDS OF ABOUT 0.5 OF AN ACRE Set within beautifully maintained private grounds of about 0.5 of an acre, Hillfoot comprises a unique detached family home in a very private yet particularly convenient setting within walking distance of local amenities and Ben Rhydding train station. Retaining many original features, the property is arranged around a magnificent central hallway and incorporates a superb drawing room, two further formal reception rooms, dining kitchen, utility room and cloakroom on the ground floor, with useful cellars to the lower ground floor. At first floor level there are four double bedrooms, house bathroom and a separate w.c. whilst the second floor includes a guest suite with en suite shower room, further bedroom and an additional study with large eaves storage. Externally, there is a double garage and off-road parking.

  • Victorian Detached Family House
  • Six Double Bedrooms
  • Grand Reception Hall
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Dining Kitchen
  • Useful Cellars
  • Beautifully Maintained Private Gardens
  • EPC Rating E
  • Double Garage & Extensive Off Road Parking
  • Level Walking Distance Of Amenities & Train Station

Ben Rhydding is to be found on the eastern side of Ilkley. A most desirable community in its own right, favoured for its village feel with good local shops, one of the districts most sought after primary schools, a church, train station and Wheatley Arms Hotel. Ilkley town centre is approximately a mile away and offers more comprehensive shops, restaurants, boutique cinema, cafes and everyday amenities including two supermarkets, health centre, playhouse and library. The town benefits from high achieving schools for all ages including Ilkley Grammar School, together with three private schools nearby with good transport links from Ilkley or a short drive away. There are good sporting and recreational facilities. Situated within the heart of the Wharfe Valley, surrounded by the famous Moors to the south and the River Wharfe to the north, Ilkley is regarded as an ideal base for the Leeds/Bradford commuter. A regular train service runs from the town to both cities and Leeds Bradford International Airport is a ten mile drive from Ilkley centre.  

The accommodation has GAS FIRED CENTRAL HEATING and SECURITY SYSTEM with approximate room sizes, comprises:- 


ENTRANCE PORCH 4' 11" x 4' 6" (1.5m x 1.37m) Accessed via a beautiful original solid oak door with tiling to the floor, picture rail and ceiling cornice. A panelled part glazed door opens into: 

RECEPTION HALL 15' 11" x 11' 9" Max (4.85m x 3.58m) A welcoming grand reception hall features an impressive galleried staircase leading to the upper floors. Storage cupboard and ceiling cornice. 

DRAWING ROOM 18' 1" x 15' 6" Max (5.51m x 4.72m) A grand, light and airy room featuring a large bay window to the side elevation with a heated window seat below and a further window to the south elevation overlooking the front private garden. In the centre of the room is a beautiful marble fireplace housing a Baxi open fire with a wooden surround. Decorative Victorian ceiling coving, ceiling cornice and Victorian skirting boards. 

LOUNGE 17' 2" x 16' 8" Max (5.23m x 5.08m) Another spacious reception room with a bay window to the side having views over the well-maintained private grounds and a further window to the rear. A feature cast iron fireplace housing living gas flame fire, tiled hearth, decorative mantel and surround. Ceiling cornice and wooden ceiling beams.  

DINING ROOM 14' 5" x 14' 4" Plus Recessed Shelving (4.39m x 4.37m) An impressive entertaining space featuring a cast iron fireplace with living gas flame fire, original solid wood surround and tiled hearth. Large bay window to the front elevation and a window to the side elevation with a view of the gardens. Recessed shelving. Picture rail and ceiling cornice. 

INNER HALL 4' 2" x 3' 4" (1.27m x 1.02m)  

DINING KITCHEN 19' 4" x 11' 11" (5.89m x 3.63m) Having a dual aspect and comprising a range of base and wall units with coordinating work surfaces and inset sink. Appliances include a double oven with four ring gas hob and hood over, integrated Bosch dishwasher and an integrated under-counter Siemens fridge. Ample space for a dining table and features a recessed arch with integrated units. An internal door leads down to the cellar. A part glazed rear door opens into: 

REAR PORCH 3' 7" x 3' 6" (1.09m x 1.07m) With windows to two sides and a glazed rear door leading to external stone steps down to the rear garden. 

UTILITY ROOM 8' 9" max x 7' 0" (2.67m x 2.13m) Well equipped with a range of base and wall units with coordinating work surfaces and a ceramic sink. Plumbing for a washing machine, space for a tumble dryer and space for a free-standing fridge freezer. Window to the rear. 

CLOAKROOM 6' 3" x 4' 5" (1.91m x 1.35m) With a low suite w.c. and corner hand wash basin. Part panelling to the walls and a feature oval window to the front. 

CELLARS Accessed internally from the dining kitchen. Stairs lead down to the cellars with further external access from the rear garden. There is potential to create further accommodation, subject to planning permission. 

CELLAR 17' 4" x 17' 1" max (5.28m x 5.21m) Housing the Buderus gas fired central heating boiler and electrics. Window to the rear. An external door leads out to the rear garden and gardener's w.c.  

COAL CELLAR 8' 11" x 7' 0" (2.72m x 2.13m)  

CELLAR 3' 11" x 3' 4" (1.19m x 1.02m)  

CELLAR 13' 6" x 12' 1" (4.11m x 3.68m) With a window to the rear. 

WINE CELLAR 12' 1" x 5' 2" (3.68m x 1.57m)  


HALF LANDING 9' 4" x 3' 3" (2.84m x 0.99m) Incorporating a large airing cupboard. 

HOUSE BATHROOM 11' 11" x 9' 6" (3.63m x 2.9m) Comprising a large walk-in power shower, corner jacuzzi style bath with hand shower, low suite w.c, pedestal hand wash basin and chrome heated towel rail. Window to the side. Ceiling cornice. Tiling to the floor and part tiling to the walls. Underfloor heating. 

SEPARATE WC 9' 6" x 3' 6" (2.9m x 1.07m) With a decorative hand wash basin. Stained glass sash window to the rear. 

LANDING A galleried landing with stairs to the second floor. 

BEDROOM ONE 17' 4" Into Bay x 17' 3" (5.28m x 5.26m) A spacious bedroom featuring a large bay window to the side and further window to the rear with a lovely outlook over the gardens. A pair of fitted wardrobes. Ceiling cornice. 

EN SUITE BATHROOM 7' 6" x 6' 11" (2.29m x 2.11m) A white suite comprising a sunken bath, pedestal hand wash basin, low suite w.c. and chrome heated towel rail. Shaver point. Tiling to the walls. Ceiling cornice and stained glass sash window to the rear. 

BEDROOM TWO 16' 1" Max x 14' 7" (4.9m x 4.44m) Having a dual aspect with a hand wash basin and recessed wardrobes. Ceiling cornice. 

BEDROOM THREE 14' 6" Max x 12' 2" (4.42m x 3.71m) With a fitted wardrobe and windows to two sides overlooking the gardens. 

BEDROOM FOUR 13' 5" x 11' 9" (4.09m x 3.58m) With range of fitted wardrobes, hand wash basin and ceiling cornice. Windows to the front elevation and a feature square window above.  


LANDING With a Victorian sky light window and a useful large boarded storage cupboard. 

GUEST SUITE Comprising:- 

GUEST BEDROOM 14' 0" x 11' 0" Max (4.27m x 3.35m) A double bedroom featuring a decorative cast iron fireplace and a window to the side elevation with far reaching views across the valley towards Middleton. 

DRESSING ROOM 9' 7" x 7' 2" Plus Eaves (2.92m x 2.18m) Featuring a decorative cast iron fireplace. Space for storage. 

EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM 7' 4" Plus Eaves x 4' 9" (2.24m x 1.45m) A tiled shower cubicle with Mira electric shower, pedestal hand wash basin and low suite w.c. Window to the side elevation. 

BEDROOM SIX / GAMES ROOM 20' 06" x 15' 3" (6.25m x 4.65m) Currently used as a games room, another spacious room with a window to the side elevation and feature arch. 

STUDY 11' 8" x 5' 2" (3.56m x 1.57m) A useful study room with a Velux roof light window. Door opens into a large boarded eaves storage area with a window to the front elevation. 


DOUBLE GARAGE 21' 6" x 15' 11" (6.55m x 4.85m) A stone built double garage in-keeping with Hillfoot and with an electric roller door, light, power and water. Approached via two stone gateposts, a tarmacadam driveway leads to the double garage and extensive off-road parking area. The driveway extends around the rear of the property providing access to the external w.c. and external door leading into the cellar.  

GARDENS Hillfoot stands within beautifully maintained private grounds of about 0.5 of an acre which are well screened with mature trees and shrubs. The gardens are bordered extensively with mature hedging and incorporate sweeping lawns, mature trees, carefully tended flower borders and a stream. Stone steps lead up to a flagged patio area, enjoying a high degree of privacy. 

VIEWING ARRANGEMENTS Strictly by prior appointment with Dale Eddison's Ilkley office.
Please be aware whilst restrictions surrounding Covid 19 were relaxed on Monday 19th July, we reserve the right to request that masks be worn and social distancing measures observed, if requested by the owner of the property.  

PLEASE NOTE The extent of the property and its boundaries are subject to verification by inspection of the title deeds. The measurements in these particulars are approximate and have been provided for guidance purposes only. The fixtures, fittings and appliances have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. The internal photographs used in these particulars are reproduced for general information and it cannot be inferred that any item is included in the sale.  

TENURE We understand the property is Freehold.  

LOCATION From Dale Eddison's Ilkley office proceed in an eastwards direction into Station Road and at the mini roundabout continue straight ahead into Springs Lane. Continue for about a mile into Ben Rhydding and just beyond the parade of shops on the right hand side turn into Wheatley Lane and then immediately left into Ben Rhydding Drive, passing through a pair of impressive stone gate posts. Continue up Ben Rhydding Drive and Hillfoot is located at the second lamp-post on the left hand side. 

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