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The Old Schoolhouse and Cottage, Wike, Leeds, LS17 Under Offer

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The Old Schoolhouse is a remarkable, 4-bed detached home with the bonus of a 1 bedroom cottage and 0.8 acre paddock situated in the village of Wike, located in North-East Leeds. Originally constructed in the 1700s, this home benefits from an abundance of unique and original features.

The property was initially commissioned under instruction of Lady Elizabeth Hastings, the eldest surviving daughter of the 7th Earl of Huntingdon, who devoted her inheritance to education and relieving poverty. As a result, she set up and endowed several schools across her late-father's estates. Whilst maintaining its rich heritage, the Old School House has been lovingly restored to a practical, period home.

This home benefits from a fantastic position for families seeking a rural location, bridal way network and great connectivity. Wike's central location (6.5 miles from Wetherby, 9.5 miles from Harrogate 20 miles from York) and just 7.3 miles from Leeds city centre. A short-drive from outstanding schools, including The Grammar School at Leeds, Gateways and Harewood Primary School. Various golf clubs and sites of heritage - such as Harewood House - ideal for leisure or for scenic walking routes.

The Old Schoolhouse boasts over 2100 sqft of internal accommodation. You enter this spacious home and lead straight into the grand dining-hall with a striking fireplace and an original vaulted ceiling. Off the hallway there is a large living room with a second fireplace. Other ground floor features include the large integral garage, utility room, two downstairs W.Cs, kitchen, and a separate boiler room.

In the East-Wing, the first floor, which was originally the Headmistress's quarters, there are three bedrooms and a house bathroom. To the West-wing, on the mezzanine level to the dining-hall, there is a generous double bedroom with an en suite. Due to its south-facing elevation, this property benefits from great natural light throughout as well as stunning views of the rolling countryside.

Externally, the grounds are well-maintained and feel extremely private due to the surrounding beech hedging. They boast many attractive features such as an original well (which is covered for safety) and a substantial paddock of 0.8 acres, which also accommodates a tack room and stable. There is also a South-facing patio area, the perfect space for summer-time entertaining.

A key attribute to this property is the separate self contained one-bed cottage of almost 480 sqft. This characterful, additional residence is ideal for hosting guests, elderly family or for generating income.

This is a rare opportunity to purchase unique and generously-sized property, situated in such an idyllic setting- CHAIN FREE.

To arrange your viewing, call Monroe on 0113 870 4443.


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