Take a look inside this £1.3 million stone cottage in Leeds - with its own swimming pool

If you are in the market for a new home, you couldn’t do much better than this beautiful period stone cottage, which sits nestled 1.5 acres of land

Sunday, 12th April 2020, 6:00 am
Would you like to live in a house like this? (Photo: Zoopla)

Currently on the market for £1,395,000, this well-presented property was originally two adjoining cottages that date back to the 1600s in parts, and were extended in the 1800s into a stunning five bedroom detached home. Situated on Apperley Road in Rawdon, the cottage has been sympathetically updated over time and now sits amid 1.5 acres, complete with a newly resurfaced tennis court and a heated swimming pool. If you are thinking of moving this year, take a look inside to see what £1.3 million could buy you.

Beech Cottage is located on Apperley Lane in Rawdon, with a variety of local amenities close by and easy access to both Leeds and Bradford.
The property is well-presented throughout and has been sympathetically updated over time, yet still retains its historic charm.

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The bespoke Clive Christian kitchen features solid oak wall and base level units, with granite work surfaces and a range of integrated appliances, including an electric saga, dishwasher and American-style fridge freezer.
The formal dining room boasts the original front entrance door to the house, a beautiful feature fireplace with brick surround, and plenty of space for family meals or entertaining.
The lounge forms part of the Victorian addition and features a bay window overlooking the rear gardens, an open fireplace with Portland stone surround, and leads to a further sitting room looking out to the tennis court and pool.
The grand master bedroom features a bay window with views across the gardens, a feature fireplace, fitted wardrobes and a large en-suite bathroom.
The en-suite bathroom is generous in size, with a four piece suite, jacuzzi double bath, separate shower cubicle and two sinks.
The property boasts five well proportioned double bedrooms, three of which have built-in wardrobe space, and all enjoy beautiful views over the grounds.
Inside the property is a useful larder room fitted with shelving and stairs that lead down to the Victorian double barrelled vaulted wine cellar, which is ideal for wine storage.
Outside, the property is fully enclosed and boasts a private courtyard, three garages, a large gated driveway, and an alarmed outbuilding that can be used as a workshop or stables.
The characterful cottage extends to more than 5,400 sq ft of accommodation, and features a walled boundary for added privacy.
In the grounds is a full sized tennis court that has recently been resurfaced, and sits surrounded by trees amid the sprawling gardens.
As well as a tennis court, there is a 13ft deep heated swimming pool which was refurbished in 2017, and has an ongoing maintenance contract with a professional pool contractor.
The formal rear gardens comprise well manicured lawns, mature trees and shrubs, with a generous patio area for entertaining outdoors.
In addition to the gardens, the property boasts a large west-facing paddock complete with a rotating summer house, and magnificent views towards Ilkley Moor.