Garsdale, Easby Drive, Ilkley


Dale Eddison, Ilkley

(01943) 817642

Dating back to the 1880s, Garsdale is an elegant period property which is a fine example of Victorian architecture at its very best.

The six-bedroom home has a wealth of period features including all the original fireplaces, and three large reception rooms, a dining kitchen with range cooker, extensive cellar rooms, sweeping driveway and delightful gardens.

The property gives you an imposing welcome, having a recently-replaced entrance porch with quarry tiled floor, vestibule with tessellated tiled floor, part-panelled walls and cornice, and a reception hall which has a ceiling cornice and picture rail.

With dual aspect and large sash bay window, the sitting room is an elegant space. It has a period marble fireplace with tiled hearth and fire grate, along with ceiling rose, cornice, plate rack and fitted bookshelves.

The dining room is also dual aspect, with large sash bay window, period marble fireplace with tiled inset and hearth housing a gas stove, exposed floorboards, ceiling rose, cornice and picture rail.

The dining kitchen has an extensive range of fitted storage units with granite work surfaces and Belfast style sink. Integrated appliances include a gas-fired range cooker with stone fire surround, which creates a lovely focal point to the room. There is also a microwave, ceramic hob and oven, with space for a fridge/freezer.

Elsewhere on the ground floor is a family room or snug with period fireplace with coal-effect gas fire, ceiling cornice and plate rack, a cloakroom with wc and wash basin, and access to the basement which includes two storage cellars, a wine cellar and workshop. There is also a separate coal cellar with external access.

Garsdale has a half-landing with fitted storage and cloakroom with wc and wash basin, and a main landing containing the airing cupboard.

On the first floor are four bedrooms, the master having a marble fireplace, picture rail, fitted wardrobes, sash bay window and en-suite shower room containing a shower stall, wc, bidet and wash basin.

The remaining bedrooms on this level have marble fireplaces, two having wash basins and two with fitted wardrobes. The house bathroom contains a spa bath, shower, wash basin and wc.

Upstairs again is a landing with lined eaves storage and two further bedrooms.

The property is approached via wrought iron gates that lead to a sweeping gravel driveway, with mature gardens with evergreen and flowering borders. There is also a pretty enclosed courtyard with summerhouse and log store, while the main gardens lie to one side with lawns, ornamental pond and flower borders.