Bents House, Hallas Bridge, Cullingworth

Asking Price: £765,000

Dacre, Son & Hartley

Telephone: 01274 560421

BENTS House is a beautifully presented stone built detached home with attached barn offering deceptively spacious four- bedroom living accommodation and enjoying an idyllic location standing in large well maintained gardens and a woodland area delightfully situated within a prestigious residential location.

Having previously lived in the Hallas Bridge area for several years, the sellers had always admired Bents House and knew the owners. “So when it came on the market we decided to return.

“The name is derived from ‘beonet’ an Anglo Saxon word meaning bent grass.

“The first named owner was John Knowles who occupied the house from 1805, so I would guess it was built in the 1790s as a mill manager’s home as the surrounding area at one time had several cotton mills and the barn was used as a cotton warehouse.

“The house is full of character and traditional features. It felt very homely as we walked through the doors and we knew immediately it would make a wonderful family home.”

Bents House will almost certainly appeal to the more discerning purchaser seeking a stunning four-bedroom stone built period home offering versatile and flexible family living accommodation.

The property boasts an array of character features together with the more modern day convenience of gas heating, sash style sealed unit double glazed windows and fitted alarm system. The property also benefits from quality fixtures and fittings throughout with modern kitchen, bathroom and ensuite facilities.

“We replaced all the windows in the traditional sash style and double glazed. We also removed the kitchen and had an Aga fitted as well as a slate floor and replaced the stone mullions in the windows.

“Both bathrooms were remodelled, all bedrooms have had fitted wardrobes and we added a utility room.

“We commissioned a stonemason and had two stone fireplaces fitted – one is an open fire and the other has a wood burning stove.

“In 2008 we had a sun room built on the west elevation which is the most used room in the house as well as out favourite. It is in an elevated position with views of the garden and towards the woods above Goit Stock beck so it offers outstanding views throughout all the different seasons and at this time of year when the leaves are changing colour, the views are even more spectacular.”

The attached barn serves as a large garage and offers potential to create further accommod-ation subject to relevant planning permission and building regulations being obtained.

Outside the property enjoys a beautiful location on the edge of Wilsden and Cullingworth villages and is complemented by landscaped gardens, lawns, flowerbeds, mature trees and shrubs, large paved patio areas, walled garden area to the rear and further woodland area, it is also further complemented by fantastic views of the open countryside and beyond.

“We have created several patio areas with one facing south which offers a sheltered area to read a book and had a Hartley Botantical greenhouse built which we use a lot.”

The property is approached by a private sweeping driveway and complemented by a superior plot of approximately 1/2 an acre with beautifully presented with gardens to the front, side and rear with lawns, flowerbeds, mature trees and shrubs, large paved patio areas, ornamental pond, gravelled walled garden area at the rear and two greenhouses.

“We have views over the fields and often have a deer paying a visit and other fields have cows and their calves from the local farms which is always a lovely sight

“And for the past ten years have a pair of Canada Geese that bring up their young in our neighbours fields and pond. We really enjoy watching the family grow until they leave in July.

“We are going to miss enjoying evening drinks sat outside at sun set in a most tranquil and peaceful setting and listening to the flowing water of Goit Stock beck.

“We will also miss the space we have in the adjoining barn which is big enough to hold three cars and a garden tractor.”