Merry End Ben Rhydding Drive, Ilkley

Asking Price of £1,350,000
6 Bedrooms3 BathroomsDetached House
  • Impressive Individual Detached Home
  • Semi Rural Setting With Amazing Views
  • Spacious Reception Hall
  • 3 Reception Room
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Bathroom & 2 Shower Rooms
  • Extensive Private Gardens
  • EPC Rating C
  • Double Garage & Extensive Off Road Parking
  • Option To Purchase Share Of Adjoining Paddock

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AN EXCEPTIONAL SIX BEDROOMED DETACHED FAMILY HOME WITH EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES, IN A SECLUDED AND HIGHLY RATED SETTING WITH STUNNING VIEWS OVER WHARFEDALE Located in a highly regarded neighbourhood on the edge of Ilkley and with stunning views over Wharfedale from a pleasantly elevated setting, Merry End comprises an exceptional detached family home. Set within a very generous private garden of 1.15 acres the property has the added benefit of equestrian facilities with stabling for up to four horses. Directly adjoining the property is a 3.62 acre paddock, owned equally with a former neighbouring owner, which our clients have occupied exclusively for many years, which is available for purchase by separate negotiation.

  • Impressive Individual Detached Home
  • Semi Rural Setting With Amazing Views
  • Spacious Reception Hall
  • 3 Reception Room
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Bathroom & 2 Shower Rooms
  • Extensive Private Gardens
  • EPC Rating C
  • Double Garage & Extensive Off Road Parking
  • Option To Purchase Share Of Adjoining Paddock

Merry End incorporates a spacious and welcoming hallway, a guest bedroom with en suite facilities, three further bedrooms, a bathroom and large study / play room on the ground floor. At first floor level the accommodation is completed with a spacious sitting room, large dining room and a superb high quality fitted kitchen, together with a master bedroom suite with dressing area and shower room en suite, a further bedroom and cloakroom.  

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 and three private schools all within a short drive. 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. 

The accommodation has GAS FIRED CENTRAL HEATING and SEALED UNIT DOUBLE GLAZING and with approximate room sizes, comprises:- 



RECEPTION HALL With an engineered oak floor. Useful cloaks cupboard. Recessed spotlights.  

OFFICE / PLAY ROOM 19' 8" x 14' 8" (5.99m x 4.47m) With windows to two sides. Recessed spotlights. Large walk-in store.  

GUEST BEDROOM SUITE Approached by a large dressing room with extensive fitted wardrobes and having a limestone tiled floor. Recessed spotlights.  

BEDROOM 16' 10" x 11' 10" (5.13m x 3.61m) With a limestone floor, windows to two sides and glazed double doors opening onto the front garden. Recessed spotlights.  

EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM With a large shower cubicle, low suite wc and wash basin.  

BEDROOM 15' 1" x 14' 0" (4.6m x 4.27m) With fitted wardrobes, cupboards and shelves. Recessed spotlights. Two windows to the front elevation. 

BEDROOM 19' 10" x 10' 3" (6.05m x 3.12m) With fitted wardrobes, cupboards and a dressing table. Windows to two sides.  

BEDROOM 16' 0" x 10' 10" (4.88m x 3.3m) With fitted wardrobes. 

BATHROOM With a panelled bath having a shower over, wash basin and a low suite wc. Chrome heated towel rail. Recessed spotlights. Ceramic tiled walls.  


LANDING AREA A bright and spacious landing area with oak flooring and a gallery overlooking the hallway. A secondary gallery running between the dining area and utility room has bi-folding doors opening onto the south facing stone terrace. 

SITTING ROOM 19' 9" x 16' 0" (6.02m x 4.88m) With a bay window to the front elevation with fantastic views over Wharfedale. Attractive bracket cornice. Oak floor. Log burning stove.  

ADJOINING DINING ROOM 23' 3" x 10' 0" (7.09m x 3.05m) With windows to two sides and bi-folding doors opening onto the rear garden. Recessed spotlights.  

KITCHEN 21' 2" x 11' 9" (6.45m x 3.58m) Recently equipped to a very high standard by Eastburn Kitchens and incorporating an inset sink unit with mixer tap and an extensive range of fitted base and wall cupboards incorporating cupboards, drawers and granite work surfaces with a breakfast bar. Integrated appliances including a dishwasher, range cooker, wine fridge and American style fridge freezer. Recessed spotlights.  

CLOAKROOM With a low suite wc and wash basin.  

UTILITY ROOM 10' 1" x 9' 7" (3.07m x 2.92m) With an extensive range of fitted cupboards. Stainless steel sink. Plumbing for an automatic washing machine and space for a dryer.  


DRESSING ROOM With extensive fitted wardrobes. 

BEDROOM 16' 10" x 11' 10" (5.13m x 3.61m) With two windows to the front elevation and glazed double doors opening inwards to create a Juliet balcony. Fitted drawers and bedside cabinets.  

EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM With a walk-in tiled shower cubicle, low suite wc and wash basin with drawers beneath. Ceramic tiled walls and recessed spotlights.  

BEDROOM 10' 0" x 10' 0" (3.05m x 3.05m)  


DOUBLE GARAGE 19' 8" x 17' 6" (5.99m x 5.33m) With an electrically operated shutter door.
There is a tarmacadam forecourt immediately in front of the property giving access to the garage and providing extensive additional off road parking.

GROUNDS Approached via electronically operated security gates, Merry End stands within delightful private grounds of about 1.15 acres which to the front are principally lawned and well screened with trees and shrubs.
To the rear of the property is an extensive stone terrace enjoying a high degree of privacy, together with a decked terrace with timber framed pergola. There is a further tiled terrace above the recently constructed double garage, from which there are superb views.  

EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES A pair of timber detached buildings to the south-west of the main residence provide excellent equestrian facilities as follows:- 

STABLE ONE 11' 4" x 11' 3" (3.45m x 3.43m)  

TACK ROOM 11' 7" x 11' 3" (3.53m x 3.43m)  

STABLE TWO 11' 1" x 9' 5" (3.38m x 2.87m)  

STABLE THREE 13' 5" x 11' 11" (4.09m x 3.63m)  

OPTIONAL PADDOCK Immediately to the west of Merry End, our clients have a 50% ownership of a privately enclosed 3.62 acre paddock (edged blue) that the current owners of Merry End have used exclusively for many years. For those with horses, the location could hardly be more convenient with nearby access onto Ilkley Moor. The paddock is available for purchase by separate negotiation. 

VIEWING ARRANGEMENTS Strictly by prior appointment with Dale Eddison's Ilkley office.
Please note - with the current Covid 19 viewing guidelines, for the safety of our clients, customers and staff we ask that only two people attend a viewing at any one time. We request that all viewers wear gloves and a face covering. If this is not possible please advise our staff prior to the viewing appointment. 

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 for about a mile, passing the junction with Cragg Drive on the right hand side. Take the next turning right immediately beyond Uplands. Merry End is located on the left hand side after about 150 yards. 

MONEY LAUNDERING, TERRORIST FINANCING AND TRANSFER OF FUNDS REGULATIONS 2017 Money Laundering Regulations (Introduced June 2017). To enable us to comply with the expanded Money Laundering Regulations we are required to obtain identification from prospective buyers once a price and terms have been agreed on a purchase. Buyers are asked to please assist with this so that there is no delay in agreeing a sale. Please note the property will not be marked as sold subject to contract until appropriate identification has been provided. 

FINANCIAL SERVICES Dale Eddison Limited and Linley and Simpson Sales Limited are Introducer Appointed Representatives of Mortgage Advice Bureau Limited and Mortgage Advice Bureau (Derby) Limited who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. We routinely refer buyers to Mortgage Advice Bureau Limited. You can decide whether you chose to deal with Mortgage Advice Bureau Limited. Should you decide to use Mortgage Advice Bureau Limited, Linley and Simpson Sales Limited will receive a payment of £347.50 from Mortgage Advice Bureau Limited for recommending you to them.