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Sold STC The Arches, Chevin End, Menston, Ilkley, LS29 £950,000

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    4-5 Crescent Court, Brook Street, Ilkley

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Bedrooms: 5

The Arches is a truly unique, characterful and beautifully presented Grade II Listed barn conversion offering well planned and spacious accommodation. The property displays charming character features throughout such as exposed stone and brickwork, beams and trusses, giving this individual home the "Wow Factor". The principle open plan living space is bright and airy with a dual aspect dining hall, bespoke fitted kitchen, snug with wood burning stove and mezzanine living room, with a feature vaulted ceiling. In addition to this there is a utility area, downstairs cloakroom and a reception hall with ample built in storage. The master bedroom is located just off the living room, with a staircase leading to a dressing area and stylish en suite bathroom. There is a guest bedroom with en suite bathroom, sizeable study with fitted work surface and fourth bedroom above, further double bedroom and a stylish house bathroom. The property has been furnished with high quality, contemporary fittings throughout, effortlessly combining old with new. Externally, there are two separate patio gardens to the rear, a generous paddock, detached stone built double garage with additional room above, ideal for use as a gym or home office, and parking area. The property has an integrated Bang & Olufsen sound system throughout and oil fired under floor heating. Offered to the market with no onward chain and available for immediate occupation.

Menston is a popular village community with excellent local facilities, including schools and exceptional transport links. Leeds Bradford International Airport is within easy reach and Guiseley train station is just a 15 minute walk, with Leeds city centre 12 minutes away by train. The village offers local shops, post office, village pubs, additional recreational facilities, village park and train station. Neighbouring Otley, Ilkley and Guiseley offer further amenities and schooling whilst the location of the property affords easy access to Leeds and Harrogate.


The Arches was developed in 2005 to a very high specification as a contemporary barn conversion at a unique location, enjoying easy access to the shops, trains and schools at Guiseley, Menston and Otley whilst also enjoying rural Dales views and surrounded by fields. The property boasts many original and interesting features of a Dales stone barn which compliment the attributes of a spacious high quality 21st century property.

Timber front entrance door with glass panels leads into:


4.19m (13' 9") x 3.07m (10' 1")

Timber framed double glazed window to front with stone sill, built in coats cupboard with sliding doors to one wall, stone flooring, exposed stone wall, alarm keypad.


4.44m (14' 7") x 2.97m (9' 9")

Timber framed double glazed window to front with stone sill, exposed wooden lintel, TV point.


Walk-in rain shower, Villeroy & Boch bath, low level WC, wash basin, chrome heated towel ladder, fully tiled, extractor fan, inset ceiling spotlights, sensor lighting.


Two timber framed double glazed windows to rear with stone sills, door leads out to rear of property, oak kitchen units at base and wall level with granite work surface and upstands, stainless steel sink and drainer, space and plumbing for washing machine, stone flooring, contemporary vertical radiator, inset ceiling spotlights, cupboard housing hot water cylinder, consumer units and meters.


Low level WC with hidden cistern, wall mounted wash basin, fully tiled, extractor fan, inset ceiling spotlights, sensor lighting.

From the utility area, oak staircase with inset spotlights leads up to:


5.23m (17' 2") x 3.43m (11' 3")

Original barn window with double doors leading out to rear garden, stone fireplace housing Jotul wood burning stove, exposed beams, exposed stone and brickwork, marble flooring, inset floor spotlights, TV point.

Open plan with:


11.15m (36' 7") x 3.02m (9' 11")

Original barn window to front, continuation of marble flooring, digital thermostat, alarm keypad, inset floor spotlights.


4.75m (15' 7") x 4.11m (13' 6")

Timber framed fully glazed double doors lead out to front of property, stained glass mullioned window, bespoke kitchen units at base and wall level with granite work surfaces and upstands, matching central island, stainless steel one and a half bowl sink with pull out mixer tap, American style fridge freezer, AGA with tiled splashback, integral Bosch dishwasher, integral Bosch microwave, exposed beams, continuation of marble flooring.

From the snug area, a few steps lead up to:


6.35m (20' 10") x 4.19m (13' 9")

Two timber framed double glazed windows to front, three Velux windows, high level stained glass window, feature exposed stonework, double height vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and trusses, TV point, built in surround sound system, engineered oak flooring.


6.07m (19' 11") x 4.29m (14' 1")

Timber framed double glazed window with stone sill to front, mullioned stained glass window, built in wardrobe with sliding doors, under stairs cupboard, inset ceiling spotlights, exposed beam.

Staircase leads up to:


4.22m (13' 10") x 3.43m (11' 3")

Velux window, fitted dressing table, exposed stone, beams and trusses.

Open plan with:


Velux window, free standing Villeroy & Boch bath, wall mounted wash basin, low level WC with hidden cistern, fully tiled rain shower, exposed beams, part tiled.

From the living room, stone steps lead up to:


Wrought iron balustrade.


Low level obscure timber framed window to front, Victoria & Albert free standing bath, walk in rain shower, low level WC with hidden cistern, wall mounted wash basin, heated chrome towel rail, exposed beams and trusses, sensor lighting, Velux window.


4.04m (13' 3") x 3.58m (11' 9")

Timber framed double glazed window to rear, inset ceiling spotlights, exposed beams.


5.89m (19' 4") x 4.01m (13' 2")

Timber framed double glazed window to front with stone sill, fitted desk and shelving, fitted curved cupboard, feature stone archway, inset ceiling spotlights.

Staircase leads up to:



7.65m (25' 1") x 3.99m (13' 1")

Velux window to front, three Velux windows to rear, chimney breast, exposed beams and trusses.


Situated above the garage with two Velux windows, oak flooring, recessed spotlights, radiator and useful storage space under the eaves.


The property is approached via a sweeping shared driveway, where electric gates lead into the development. There is a gravelled parking area, detached stone built double garage with additional room above and landscaped paved garden with pergola, pond and feature block paving. To the rear of the property there are two separate patio areas, ideal for alfresco dining, with far reaching views towards Wharfedale and inset lighting. There is also a generous paddock at the rear of the property.


We have been informed by our client that the central heating is oil fired and there is a shared septic tank.


From our offices in Crescent Court, Ilkley, turn right onto Leeds Road (A65). Continue along the A65 to Menston. At the traffic lights by the Hare & Hounds pub, turn left onto Buckle Lane. At The Chevin pub, turn right onto Chevin End Road. The entrance to the property can be found approximately half a mile on the right hand side, clearly identified by the Hunters For Sale board.


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Neighbourhood average sold house prices


Based on 3 transactions covering the past 5 years. Prices are not adjusted for inflation. Data is supplied by the Land Registry.

  • Hunters - Ilkley

    4-5 Crescent Court, Brook Street, Ilkley

    • Request details

      I would like to:
    • 01943 969095