Burley Lodge, Main Street, Burley in Wharfedale
Dale Eddison, Ilkley
Burley Lodge is an exceptional Grade II listed Georgian property with Grade I features which has been thoroughly refurbished yet retains much of its original character.
The four-bedroom semi-detached residence has a stunning conservatory, original Robert Adam fireplace in the drawing room, luxurious kitchen and a two-storey annexe.
The tone is set by the reception hall, which has an oak floor, ceiling cornice and curved wall with twin display alcoves.
With a spectacular plaster ceiling, bracket cornice and plaster frieze above the picture rail, the imposing drawing room has a beautiful Georgian fireplace which has been attributed to the famous Scottish architect and interior designer Robert Adam. It also has a curved bay window and recessed book shelves.
The living room has a gas fire in a stone fireplace with wooden surround, moulded ceiling and oak floor.
Equipped to a high standard, the kitchen has an extensive range of fitted storage units - some in oak and others hand-painted – with granite worktops, limestone flooring and moulded ceiling cornice. There is a gas-fired Aga in a tiled alcove, further fitted oven and microwave, fridge and dishwasher, and access to a vaulted wine cellar.
The spacious conservatory is an ideal space for relaxing all year round, with lovely views of the garden, limestone floor and underfloor heating.
Also on the ground floor is a family room – again with underfloor heating – which has fitted cupboards, shelving, sink and American style fridge freezer, a utility room with further storage, plumbing for a washing machine and space for a dryer, and a cloakroom with wc and wash basin.
Upstairs, the master bedroom suite has a range of full-width fitted wardrobes, fitted bookshelves and moulded ceiling cornice. There is a stunning en-suite bathroom with a freestanding rolltop bath, twin wash basins, tiled shower cubicle, wc, tiled floor, heated towel rail and further oak-fronted wardrobes.
There are three more bedrooms, all with moulded ceiling cornice, two with fitted wardrobes and one having an oak floor.
The fully-tiled house bathroom has a shower over the bath, twin wash basins, wc and chrome heated towel rail.
A two-storey annexe to the rear of Burley Lodge is suitable for a variety of uses. It has a bright and spacious studio room with a glazed wall facing onto the garden, beamed ceiling and spiral staircase leading to an occasional bedroom with laminate floor and exposed roof truss.
There is a timber summerhouse in the gardens, which are mainly lawned with well-stocked flower borders, mature shrubs and a box hedge.
Burley Lodge stands in well-tended grounds which adjoin open fields, and has a long driveway and turning area with extensive off-road parking.