7 bedroom detached house for sale in Myddelton - £2.695.000

Tenure: Freehold
Situation

Situated in a stunning, southerly facing elevated position on the edge of Wharfedale, Myddelton Lodge enjoys spectacular and far reaching views across Ilkley towards the famous moor beyond.

Ilkley\'s town centre is just over a mile or so from the property and offers a first class range of amenities including local shops, \'high street stores\', restaurants, wine bars and other social amenities. There are a number of highly regarded schools, both private and state, for children of all ages, whilst sports clubs include those catering for golf, rugby, tennis and squash.

The town is well placed for access to the major West Yorkshire business centres of Leeds and Bradford and an easy commute to the spa town of Harrogate. Leeds/Bradford International Airport is only 12 miles distant, whilst from Ilkley\'s railway station there are frequent servies throughout the day into both local cities, with onward connections from Leeds to London Kings Cross.


Description

The central part of Myddelton Lodge is believed to date from the mid-16th Century. The former chapel to the western side of the main house was added in 1830, whilst the adjoining (and now separately owned), Myddelton House was also added during the 19th Century. In the ownership of the Myddelton family until the turn of the 20th Century, Myddelton Lodge was sold in 1912 to Mr Sidney Kellett, a woollen merchant from Bradford.

Following Mr Kellett\'s death in 1920 the property was acquired by the Order of Passionist Fathers who used the Lodge as a Religious Retreat. In 1985 the Dicoese of Leeds took charge of the estate and following a brief period of use by the Catholic Church, The Lodge fell into disrepair and was placed on the \"at risk\" register by English Heritage.

At the turn of the new millenium, Myddelton Lodge and the adjoining Myddelton House was acquired by a local family who undertook an award winning and sympathetic restoration.


Accommodation

Drawing room, dining room, snug, library, cloakroom, gymnasium, sitting room, living kitchen, gallery, valuted cellar, 7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, laundry room.


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