A GRADE II listed home that dates back to 1865 and was originally the gate lodge for Lady Royd House, which became Bradford Girls Grammar School, is for sale after being restored by its current owner.

Lady Royd Lodge is being marketed by estate agent, Dacre, Son & Hartley, and is full of character features including an impressive turret, stained glass windows and a grand stone archway above the entrance to the driveway.

The stone built detached house offers three good sized bedrooms, with a luxurious ensuite bathroom to the master bedroom.

It sits in generous gardens, just over two-and-a-half miles north-west of Bradford city centre, on the edge of the exclusive Lady Royd Garden development, which benefits from private gated access.

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Lady Royd Lodge is for sale for offers in the region of £325,000.

The building is off Squire Lane, and sits between Bradford Girls' Grammar School and Bradford Royal Infirmary.

Lady Royd House was originally built in 1865 by Bradford architects Milnes and France for textile magnate Henry Williamson. In the 1920s Bradford Girls Grammar School bought the building to use as a preparatory school. The building ceased its use as a school several years ago, and was put up for sale in 2009.

It was designated as a Grade II listed building in 2008.

The home’s current owner bought the property in 2015 and after securing planning permission to transform it into a home, began work on the restoration programme.

He said: “When we bought the house it was a wreck.

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"The turret had been sealed off, so we opened that back up and had new windows made for it and it’s now a real focal point of the house, along with the stunning stained glass and sash windows that we’ve fitted.

“Because the house is Grade II listed, we’ve restored all the original features outside, and incorporated a modern finish inside that complements the historic fabric of the building.

"We’ve installed under floor heating and beautiful cast iron radiators along with magnificent crystal chandeliers throughout.

“The dining kitchen is modern with integrated appliances, and we opted for high specification bathrooms with Laufen sanitary ware, Grohe taps and showers and porcelain tiles from Porcelanosa.

"The lower ground floor has a utility area and state-of-the-art cinema room. It really is a unique property with an exceptional finish.”

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Aleysha Benn, who heads up Dacre, Son & Hartley’s Saltaire office, based in Bingley Road, said: “This is a beautiful and completely individual house that is steeped in local history.

"It will appeal to a wide range of buyers who are looking for a very distinctive and immaculately presented home in a popular part of Bradford.”

On the home's website, Dacre add: "The generous plot has the potential for single dwelling subject to necessary planning permission."

For more information, contact Dacre, Son & Hartley’s Saltaire office on 01274 581794 or go to dacres.co.uk