Cottingley Bridge, Bingley, West Yorkshire, BD16


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  • Bedrooms: 4


A stunning and unique Grade II listed Georgian property in walk in condition. Delightfully situated within a prestigious residential location. This property has wide appeal and would suit discerning downsizers and upsizers alike. It is rare that such characterful properties come onto the market and we would expect interest to be high.

(This listed property dates back to the 1730's; details can be viewed on the register at Historic England )

This most handsome building was originally occupied by the Estate Manager of the original Ferrands Family Estate of St Ives, and was converted into 2 properties in the 1980's. The neighbouring properties were all linked to this main house: The Coach House, The Apple Store and The Tithe Barn, and all 4 properties form a small residential hamlet with a true country ‘Dales' feel. The property oozes character, charm, quirks, and is simply beautiful and overwhelmingly homely. The styling is impressive with a good mix of the traditional and the contemporary. There are many original features: original inglenook fireplace with bread oven; wooden sash windows; window shutters; window seats; mullions; exposed beams; wood burning stoves; barrel vaulted cellar; deep cornices and moulded chair railings.

The accommodation is versatile: 2 of the bedrooms have recently been repurposed as a home office (allowing 3 people to work comfortably) and a housekeeping room. The barrel vaulted cellar currently used for storage could be developed into a gym/utility, subject to the relevant planning permissions.

The south facing garden (outside tap and electricity) to the rear of the property is completely private, safe, sheltered and secluded with a wonderful country cottage vibe. A sensational and ancient wisteria adorns the property. There is a lovely summerhouse, log store and large tool shed. Yorkshire stone patio and a variety of seating areas to take advantage of the sun from breakfast through to sun-downers! There are low maintenance, mature and well stocked borders and flower beds with shrubs, perennials and bulbs for all year colour. There is a double garage at the end of the driveway (with electricity), and off-street parking for 2 vehicles.

The property briefly comprises: Entrance hall, lounge, dining room, kitchen, four bedrooms (two large single, 2 double), shower room with WC, bathroom with roll top bath and WC, storage cellar, private rear garden and summer house, log store, double garage and off street parking.


Wooden front door, window, stone floor, wall light


Wood floor, wood panelling, wall light


Sash window to the rear aspect, window shutters, window seats (storage), wood floor, coving, period radiators, original fireplace with multi fuel stove and the original bread oven, TV and telephone points. Original exterior door (with original key!) with access to the rear garden.


Wooden sash window to the front aspect, window shutters, window seats with storage, fitted book case with storage cupboards, wooden floor, decorative deep chair railing, radiator, TV, picture lights. Feature fireplace with wood burning stove.


Sash window to the rear aspect, wood floor, base units, Belfast sink, extensive solid oak worktop, period radiator, range cooker (gas hob/electric oven), integrated dishwasher, washer/dryer, double drawer fridge, freezer, wine chiller, extractor hood.


Plumbed for washing machine/dryer, barrel vaulted ceiling.


Original 12 pane Georgian feature window, wall lights and lantern (Jim Lawrence), staircase runner (Roger Oates).


Sash window to the front aspect, fitted wardrobes, radiator. Generous overhead storage.


Sash window to the front aspect, fitted storage cupboards, radiator. Generous overhead storage.


Sash windows to the front aspect, window seat, fireplace, radiator.


Sash windows to the rear aspect, storage cupboard, fireplace, fitted wardrobes and dressing table, TV point.


Sash windows to the rear aspect, roll top bath with claw feet, period towel radiator, basin within a vanity cupboard, low flush WC, wood panel half walls, tiled floor and storage cupboard housing combi boiler.


Tiled floor and half wall, heated towel rail, low flush WC, wash hand basin with vanity unit and extractor fan.


Front: off street parking for 2 cars, a variety of shrubs beneath the dining room windows and an evergreen hedge for privacy, log store, tap and recycle bin storage.

Rear: A large stone patio/terrace, flower beds and borders, log store, tool store, drying area, stone steps up to lawn, mature borders, summer house, a variety of seating areas, tap and electricity.

DOUBLE GARAGE: at the end of the driveway with electricity.


Ideally located for outdoor and culture enthusiasts, and for commuters to Leeds (14 miles), Ilkley (9 miles), Skipton (12 miles) , Bradford (6 miles), Shipley (2 miles – from where there is a direct train service to London Kings Cross in 2 hours 20mins)

WALKS: 15 minute walk to Bingley Train Station (20 min commute to Leeds/Bradford). Bingley is on the main Leeds /Morecambe/Lancaster/ Carlisle/ line.

From the front door a number of beautiful short walks along a country lane to the park and St Ives estate, or along the banks of the River Aire, the canal tow path, through woods, to Saltaire (World Heritage Site), and a 2 hour walk up hill and across the moors will get you to Ilkley.

SCHOOLS: A 2 minute walk to Beckfoot Grammar School – OFSTED OUTSTANDING. Bradford Grammar School (listed in the top three independent schools in the North of England in the Sunday Times Schools Guide 2019), is an 11 minute train journey away

SPORT: All within a 10 minute walk are Shipley Golf Club, Bradford & Bingley Rugby & Cricket Club, Nuffield Health Cottingley Fitness & Wellbeing Gym (pool and classes). Cycling into the Dales from the door too.

CULTURE: Hockney 1853 Gallery (Saltaire), Saltaire Festival, Bradford Literature Festival, Ilkley Literature Festival, Ilkley Cinema, Alhambra Theatre (Bradford), National Science & Media Museum & Pictureville Cinema (Bradford). Haworth, the home of the Brontes is 6 miles away.

Local Authority - Bradford MDC – council tax band D

Services - We understand that the property benefits from all mains services. Please note that none of the services has been tested by the agents, we would therefore strictly point out that all prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves as to their working order.

Tenure: Freehold


From Bingley: proceed along Bradford Road (B6265), pass Beckfoot Grammar school on your left, go over the River Aire at Cottingley Bridge and turn immediately right onto Beckfoot Lane, signposted for the Golf Club. Immediately on your left is a drive with 2 garages with green painted doors. Park on Beckfoot Lane and walk up the drive, fork left keeping parallel to the road, until you reach the white front door.

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