Yew Bank, Skipton Road, Utley BD20


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  • Bedrooms: 9
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The property

A superbly presented, maintained and magnificent example of Victorian architecture and construction. Constructed around 1850 and with a further extension in the 1930's. Situated in an elevated position, with striking views across the Aire Valley. In brief, the property offers spacious living accommodation with stunning 3 spacious oak panelled reception rooms, dining kitchen, large living-dining-conservatory, gymnasium with wet room, snooker room, wine cellar, 5+ bedrooms including master suite and guest suites and with 5 further attic rooms (all habitable), magnificent oak panelled reception hall, spacious home office/snug with the most spectacular Walnut panelling and fire place, original laundry room, fuel store and finally 2 spacious double garages. The property enjoys generous and well stocked gardens and sun terraces including an ornamental pond, mature trees and a large variety of specimen shrubs again meticulously maintained. 2 spacious double garages and parking on the drive for up to a dozen vehicles including a covered caravan port.

Ground floor

Approached through an imposing timber panel door into a superb oak panelled entrance foyer and with further door leading into the most magnificent oak panelled reception hall with open fire place and superb ornate ceilings, probably installed in the 1930's. With all the main reception rooms directly off. - Family Room: A spacious room with splay- bay window offering magnificent views over the gardens and including period fire place, tall ceilings and ornate plaster work - Sitting Room: Again with a large window to the front of the property with tremendous views across the Aire Valley and with oak panelling, fantastic exposed ceiling timbers along with ornate plaster work and original stone feature fire place - Study: A spacious room in itself and with a splay-bay window to the front of the property offering a superb home office with stunning walnut panelling to the walls and incorporating a period fire place and with parquet flooring - Dining Room - With a large, almost full width window to the rear elevation of the property and with feature stone Minster style fireplace with open dog grate, ample space for a ten or twelve piece dining suite and associated dining room furniture - Dining Kitchen: A very spacious room with a range of quality base and wall units, in a shaker style and including a twin hotplate aga set into a recessed chimney breast. A large centre island unit incorporating secondary cooking facilities and offering breakfast eating for four to six people. With ceramic tile floor, ample space for free standing furniture and with one and a half bowl sink, built in dishwasher and American style fridge freezer - Breakfast Room: Directly off from the kitchen, an attractive breakfast room again with ceramic tiled floor, window to the front elevation and providing an attractive everyday eating area.

Off from the breakfast room there is a cloak room and to the rear of the kitchen, a pantry and an inner-hall giving access to a substantial fuel store and magnificent laundry room with original Victorian tiling and sink. - Conservatory: Of great proportions and currently used as an additional sitting room and dining room, with space for an eight seat dining suite, settees and occasional chairs; all centred around a contemporary style multi-fuel stove. With tremendous views over the rear gardens and sun terraces and also being handy for al-fresco dining and entertaining,

first floor

Approached from one of two staircases, but featuring the main staircase leading off from the magnificent oak panelled reception hall up to a half landing with exposed stone mullion and splay bayed windows with further oak panelling leading up onto the magnificent galleried landing. Again with oak panelling and ornate ceiling giving access to the principle bedrooms on this first floor - Master Bedroom: An impressive and again spacious master bedroom with stunning views across the Aire Valley from the large sliding sash style window.Ample space for a king size bed, settee and chairs and incorporating a later Victorian cast-iron fireplace. With walk in wardrobe leading to a magnificent and more recently installed boutique-Roman style wet room - Guest Suite: With a large sliding sash window to the front of the property, a spacious double room with en suite shower and walk in wardrobe - Bedroom Three: To the side of the property with magnificent long distance views over the Aire Valley, a large square bedroom with ample space for a king sized bed a associated furniture - House Bathroom: Featuring a clawed foot bath, w/c, full pedestal basin and separate 600 x 600 quadrant shower enclosure, with quality fittings and ceramic tiling to the floor - Bedroom Four: Off past the second landing and return staircase and with a large sliding sash window over looking the delightful gardens and the Aire Valley. A further spacious double bedroom with exposed timber flooring - Bedroom Five: The final bedroom on the first floor with a range of fitted cupboards and wardrobes, vanity unit and with natural light from two sliding sash windows. Currently set up as a single but could be a double if required making five large bedrooms on this first floor.

Second floor

Approached from the rear staircase with a window at the half-landing. Offering six further rooms, four of which could be readily used as bedrooms. Linked via corridors which also offer storage space. Very much habitable (full central heating, lighting and power) and with a kitchen and separate w/c. The current owners use the majority of the second floor as an office and storage rooms, and having a wide external fire escape/staircase provides independent rooms to the main house if required.


Approached via a set of stone steps leading down from the rear hall into a more recently refurbished basement (including rewiring, damp proofing, tanking, Oak flooring and doors, central heating, lighting). With oak floors throughout. - A spacious Roman Spa style wet room - Home Gymnasium with ample space for large gym equipment and with sliding mirrored doors and recessed lighting - Snooker Room: With bespoke storage cupboards, oak flooring and TV areas - Wine Cellar: With exposed stone walls, stone stab shelving and providing an excellent atmosphere for storage of wine.


Providing generous garage space for five vehicles and including power and lighting and an integral WC. Connected to the house via an inner hallway.


Approached from the private tarmacadam drive off Skipton Road opening onto large tarmac areas providing parking for up to a dozen cars and with substantial caravan port hidden amongst the trees and bushes. Laid mainly to lawn at the front but with mature trees, shrubs and superb original red brick kitchen garden wall to the western boundary. The gardens to the side are laid mainly to lawn and incorporate the previously mentioned building plot. With stone flagged sun terraces bounded by a striking stone balustrade, providing magnificent views and delightful outside sitting and entertaining areas. To the rear there are further well stocked gardens and pathways leading to a summer house, and with stone steps leading up to the conservatory and stone flagged barbecue and Al- fresco dining areas. Further paths wind back up the side of the garden through a delightful vine canopy with access onto the rear lane.

Building plot by separate negotiation

With planning permission recently granted for a 2325 detached house. A striking and contemporary design, offering four double bedrooms, large breakfast kitchen, separate dining room, living room, further sitting room and garden areas. Serviced by its own private drive off Skipton Road and with tremendous long distance views across the Aire valley. Of obvious interest to extended families who may wish to purchase Yew Bank as a joint venture or of course to develop, make a profit and sell on.

Offers in the region of £100,000

Full details can be found on City of Bradford MDC website using application number 15/04290/ful


Mains drainage, water, gas and electric are installed.

Council tax band G

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