Craven Cottage, Ling Bob Lane, Horsforth LS18


4 Bedrooms
4 Bathrooms

Magnificent stone residence Circa 1750, completely renovated with exquisite style - Extensive modern living space retaining traditional values and stunning original features - Private & tranquil setting off the beaten track and amidst open countryside - yet so handy for excellent horsforth schooling, amenities, train stn & airport - Superb reception space bespoke 'clarity arts' living/dining kitchen & utility, WC - First floor four bedrooms, the master en-suite with a luxurious dressing room and sumptuous bathroom - wrap around gardens with stunning field/valley views, parking & double garage - Under-floor heating to ground floor, Hardwood sash windows with acoustic double glazing, alarm system & gas central heating. 10 year Global Home Warranty.


Showcasing some stunning original features that behold its history, Craven Cottage is indeed magnificent. Commanding its place on this select development of four, set around a smart courtyard, down a private camera controlled gated lane, with a tranquil backdrop. Originally dating back to 1750 approx, this property has been completely renovated using only the best quality materials, together with impressive architecture, skillfully blending old and new and resulting in a wonderful property indeed. Offering extensive living accommodation, but somehow managing to retain a beautiful cosy feel. With under-floor heating throughout the ground floor, the layout of rooms flow so well, from the large reception hall with unique exposed stone double height wall, with it's 'Designer' oak and glazed staircase, through to the sitting room with an Inglenook fireplace hard to rival. The fabulous 'Bespoke living/dining kitchen by 'Clarity Arts' is indeed a work of art, a fabulous and versatile further reception room showcasing the views and the Bespoke large utility and WC completes the ground floor. Whilst on the first floor there are Four bedrooms, the master en-suite with a luxurious Bespoke dressing room and the house bathroom could easily be featured in the most up-market 'Lifestyle' magazine. Wrap around gardens are enclosed by a mix of dry stone walling and timber fencing, taking great care not to hinder the stunning long distance country and valley views. Oak skirting boards & architraves, hardwood sash windows with acoustic double glazing, alarm system, gas central heating with under-floor heating in parts and 10 year Global Home Warranty. Parking and a double garage.


Set on the fringe of open countryside, down a quiet, private Lane, yet in a prime residential location where you will find excellent schools to suit all ages, a thriving village atmosphere in which you can enjoy an array of eateries, bars and an abundance of shops etc. Further facilities are available in the village of Horsforth, including a supermarket, park, banks etc, with pre-schools, also Kids Club and Trinity University all on hand. There are gyms, cricket, bowls, rugby, golf, running clubs, and a skate park: Something for everyone. The Horsforth Train Station provides services to Leeds, York and Harrogate and Kirkstall Forge Train Station is located down the A65 and will further enhance the location. The Ring Road (A6120) and the (A65) are near by and provide main road links to the commercial centres of Leeds, Bradford, York and Harrogate, a regular bus service runs into the City Centre and, for the more travelled commuter, the Leeds-Bradford Airport is a short drive away. There are many other recreational activities on offer in nearby areas too. All in all, this location is sought after by a wide variety of buyers and enjoys a strong sense of community.

How To Find The Property

From our office at New Road Side, Horsforth (A65) proceed up to the Horsforth roundabout. Turn right into the Ring Road (A6120). At the Toby Carvery traffic lights, turn left into Fink Hill and proceed to the "Old Ball" roundabout. Take the second exit on the left into Brownberrie Lane and continue up passing the Horsforth Cricket Ground on the left. Scotland lane is the next right turn, proceed along and the property is on the right hand side, set down Ling Bob Lane which is a private camera controlled gated access drive. Post Code : LS18 5FA.


To The Ground Floor

Composite & glazed entrance door into...

Entrance Hallway (6.40m x 2.87m (21'0" x 9'5"))

A stunning welcome to this beautiful home, providing such a wealth of space and character very rarely found. Light and bright with two sash windows and offering a hint of some of the beautiful period features that are to be found throughout. Large stone flags to the floor have under-floor heating for a touch of luxury (this runs throughout the ground floor). Oak skirting boards, architraves and doors throughout the house. Exposed stone wall with original feature and double height ceiling with further window. Stunning contemporary oak and glazed staircase to the first floor. Inset ceiling spotlights. Exposed oak trusses and ceiling joist. Chrome switch plates and plug sockets.

W/C (1.78m x 1.68m (5'10" x 5'6"))

Fitted with a quality suite comprising 'Floating' vanity unit with storage and inset wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap, 'Roper Rhodes' sensor activated mirror fitted over with de-mist action, back to wall W.C. Glazed splash-back, stone tiled floor with under-floor heating.

Sitting Room (5.79m x 5.05m (19'0" x 16'7"))

A wonderful reception room with ample space for large sofas and chairs etc. The most impressive exposed stone Inglenook fireplace with stone hearth with wood burner/combined log store in keeping with the feel of the house. Exposed ceiling beams. Timber sash windows with deep oak sill provide a place to perch and enjoy the stunning countryside views. Original features steps to one corner just add to the appeal. Inset ceiling spotlights. A beautiful room indeed!

Fabulous Reception Room (4.14m x 5.05m (13'7" x 16'7"))

A beautiful addition to this home and offering flexibility for a wide range of uses to suit your own personal requirements. An impressive walk-in deep bay window floods the room with natural light and showcases the fabulous views across the garden and valley beyond perfectly.

Dining Kitchen/Family Room (6.71m x 5.18m (22'0" x 17'0"))

The kitchen is a delight and forms the hub of this home! Utter attention to detail regarding the design, along with the highest quality bespoke furniture and all the mod cons/appliances you could desire blend beautifully to create a family kitchen/diner that you will not want to leave! With an equally envious outlook through the bi-folding doors which can be thrown open on a sunny day to bring the outside in, perfect for family gatherings or if entertaining. 'Clarity Arts' cabinets and drawers are hand painted in stunning contrasting 'Farrow & ball colours with oak fronts/detailing and pewter handles. Quartz worktops/up-stands. 'Fisher & Paykel five ring Induction hob, twin electric ovens with glass splash-back and impressive canopy/extractor over in Oak. Stunning large island unit with quart worktop, inset double square sinks, 'Hans Grohe' swan neck mixer tap, grooved drainer, integrated Siemens dishwasher and rubbish/re-cycle bins. Wine cooler, drawers and extended quartz section which creates a breakfast bar, just add some tall stools. A fabulous floor to ceiling Bespoke cabinet with glazed door fronts and concealed internal lighting is part of the range and steals the show, providing a beautiful addition where your prized glassware and crockery can be safely stored. Stone tiled flooring with under-floor heating. Feature exposed stone wall. Triple ceiling light pendants and inset ceiling spotlights. A perfect all year round room.

Utility Room (2.44m x 3.05m (max) (8'0" x 10'0" (max)))

A spacious utility room fitted with quality 'Bespoke' Clarity Arts furniture, quartz worktop, inset sink swan neck mixer tap, glazed splashback, a bonus for any household! Accessed through the kitchen this is the perfect space for muddy boots etc. Oak door into the double garage, door into the boiler room and pedestrian door leading out to the side of the property. Stone flagged floor with under-floor heating, alarm panel, window to the front elevation. Oak cabinetry with inset controls for electrics etc. Lots of space here for washing machine, fridge/freezer, tumble dryer and cupboards/worktops providing additional storage.

Integral Double Garage (5.94m x5.94m (19'6" x19'6"))

With remote roller door giving secure private access to the house. There is space for two cars and also access to the garden.

First Floor Landing

Accessed from the hallway, the bespoke solid timber and glazed staircase opens onto the landing, with pitched ceiling and feature striking pendant light, exposed beams & feature exposed stonework. Doors into...

Master Bedroom/Dressing Room (5.08m x 5.08m (16'8" x 16'8"))

A spacious and most characterful master bedroom with high pitched ceiling and exposed beams, the sash window provides a stunning outlook across farmland. Bespoke hand painted double doors open to reveal a fabulous walk-in dressing room which really does provide the 'wow' factor. Designed and fitted by Clarity Arts this room is equipped to the highest standard, with internal sensor-lighting upon entry, the fitted furniture is a mix of hand painted and oak and provides comprehensive hanging, drawer, shelving and storage space, ensuring that everything is kept behind closed doors and the bedroom only then requires a bed and bedside cabinets, perhaps a wonderful piece of furniture too! Oak door into...

En Suite (2.24m x 1.83m (7'4" x 6'0"))

A modern three piece shower suite comprising a large corner shower with luxury tiled splash backs and thermostatic 'Rainfall' shower over. W/C and wash hand basin set into a Bespoke 'Burlington' vanity unit with inset sink and mixer tap, complementary hand painted mirror fitted over with de-mist action and light feature. Chrome heated towel rail. Tiled flooring and extractor fan.

Bedroom Two (5.23m x 3.35m (17'2" x 11'0"))

A very spacious double bedroom with high pitched ceiling and feature exposed stone wall. Ample space for fitted/free standing furniture. This room is very private and peaceful, through the two windows stunning views can be gained of farmland.

Bedroom Three (5.18m x 3.23m(max) (17'0" x 10'7"(max)))

An excellent sized third double with a high quality range of 'Clarity Arts' hand painted floor to ceiling robes with contrasting wood internal shelving, providing comprehensive hanging and storage space. Complementary fitted work/top which could provide a desk/computer area, (Internet ready), or alternatively a spacious dressing table. Velux sky light.

Bedroom Four/Study (2.44m x '2.13m (8'0" x '7'0"))

An ideal children's room or a study/work from home office.

Bathroom (3.89m x 3.05m (12'9" x 10'0"))

Rarely do we see bathrooms of such class, quality and style! This bathroom would definitely not look out of place in the most up-market 'Lifestyle' magazine. With Bespoke furniture by renound 'Burlington', period stone display fire surround, high pitched ceiling and exposed beams and sash windows which provide a stunning farmland outlook the room is utterly delightful. The antique oak stained floor with its large central marble insert and chrome inlay beholds a fabulous free-standing contemporary bathtub with antique style taps. The double walk-in shower enclosure has a 'Rainfall' shower, with separate hand held shower attachment too, there is a back to wall WC and the piece de resistance is the stunning free-standing vanity unit with its hand painted finish, curved edged storage cupboards, solid marble top with moulded sink and antique style taps. Bespoke corresponding mirror over with internal lighting and de-mist action. Beautiful large central light adding yet another stunning feature.

To The Outside

The property commands an excellent spot, with beautiful wrap around gardens enclosed by a mix of dry stone walling and fencing. There are extensive lawned areas to the rear, with the most beautiful long distance views across Horsforth, Cookridge and countryside as far as the eye can see. Enclosed by stone walling and fencing the large lawned garden blends seamlessly into the fields that it abuts, all you can see are fields, trees, countryside and sky and there is such a tranquil feel. An Indian stone patio is the ideal place for alfresco dining. Car parking spaces within a private courtyard to compliment a large double integral garage. The house is fitted with contemporary up-down lighting to the external walls.

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