Oakdene, Birdcage Walk, Otley, £995,000
Dale Eddison, (01943) 817642

Sited on one of Wharfedale finest roads, backing directly on to the beautiful Otley Chevin countryside, Oakdene is a highly-impressive seven-bedroomed detached residence offering immaculate landscaped gardens extending to 1.4 acres, together with an attached paddock approximately 1.8 acres in size.

In addition to the magnificent main house, there is a gardener’s cottage, which could be made into guest accommodation / dependant relatives cottage or potentially an office for those who work from home. Attached to the cottage is a triple garage in matching coursed stone under a pitched slate roof and with ample parking for several vehicles.

The magnificent accommodation includes an entrance porch, and a hallway offering access to the two main reception rooms – both of which are very impressive with focal fireplaces and ceiling cornicing – and the large dining kitchen. There are three steps up to a large picture window overlooking the front grounds then leads to a snug or playroom.

Definitely the hub of the home, the dining kitchen is light and airy with French doors out to the patio and gardens beyond. Integrated appliances include a dishwasher, range-style oven, and space for an American-style fridge-freezer. Completing this lovely family kitchen is a slate-tiled floor.

Also on the ground floor is a WC, rear vestibule, utility and access to the basement cellar.

Off the first floor landing is the master bedroom suite with a range of quality built-in furniture, dressing room with wardrobes down each side, and an en-suite shower room.

There are three further bedrooms on this floor and a fully-tiled family bathroom with a five-piece suite.

The second floor landing gives access to two further bedrooms, and a bedroom/games room, plus a shower room.

Built of natural stone, the gardener’s cottage does require modernisation, but offers a great area that could be used as a home office, dependant relative or guest cottage.

Oakdene stands in immaculate landscaped gardens which are southerly-facing at the rear. Mainly laid to lawn, the gardens have mature trees lining the sweeping driveway, a large selection of shrubbery and a large Yorkshire stone-flagged paved patio – an ideal environment for young children to play with freedom.

To the side is a good-sized paddock which would be ideal for equestrian use or keeping livestock.