Oakwood Drive, Bingley


Dacre, Son & Hartley, Bingley

Telephone 01274 560421

The current owners would admit to being pretty greedy when they bought this plot of land by building just one stunningly lovely family home on land intended to accommodate three properties, and it’s a home which has a sense of place and which looks like it’s been here forever.

“We bought the land some 30 years ago having been bowled over by the 180 degree views of the surrounding countryside, Leeds Liverpool Canal and Druids Alter across the valley and as far as we are aware, originally the land formed part of the Oakwood park estate”

Once the land was theirs they set about building their dream home – one large bespoke four bedroom family home and detached garage with studio/office above.

“We had it built in reclaimed pitched face stone which originally came from a former local chapel along with Welsh blue slate for the roof – both of which are high specification items.”

Using these materials certainly gives the house a feeling of being at home in the landscape and while the interior gives a nod to the traditional with ceiling cornices and fire surrounds, it also offers light, and space and every modern convenience you could wish for.

Planned over two floors, the house is beautifully presented to a high standard throughout.

On the ground floor is an entrance lobby, cloakroom, dual aspect sitting room with wood flooring, fire surround and doors to the rear garden, an open plan family area with Amtico flooring, dining kitchen with underfloor heating, breakfast bar, granite work surfaces and integrated appliances including a built in double oven, induction hob.

Also on the ground floor is a laundry room, study, lounge with wood flooring, doors to the dining room and a beautiful conservatory -– another space enjoying fine views towards the Aire Valley.

Upstairs is a master bedroom with en suite bathroom, three further bedrooms and a quality family bathroom with a four piece white suite.

The detached garage offers the potential to convert the ground floor area into a detached property annexed to the main home, subject to planning permission.

A separate rear hallway leads to the first floor studio/office with four roof windows, tiled floor and a door leading to a balcony with fine views and a shower room with tiled walls.

“The large kitchen area is our favourite indoor day to day living space where we can relax and chill out, reading, carrying out daily tasks, listening to music and watching tv in this airy very pleasant open space, with views over the air valley.”

“We also enjoy the views and sitting area from the balcony of the converted guest annexe over the garage.”

Outside the property is complemented by a superior plot enjoying lovely views, with a large driveway, parking for several vehicles, lawned gardens, flowerbeds, trees, shrubs, feature rockery and a pond, with the whole garden attracting a wide variety of wildlife.

The outside was just as important to the owners as the inside.

“On a warm sunny day the sun is in the garden and sitting areas all day up to the sun going down over the surrounding hillsides which can be as late as 10pm in the summer.

“There are lots of different private seating areas al around the house.

“We will miss the enjoyment of the private spaces and well stocked garden areas around the house very much in the spring and summer.

“We have raised our children in this house and they have now flown the nest, hence our reluctant reason for selling.”