2 bed Cottage (for sale) High Street, Idle, Bradford BD10

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EweMove Sales & Lettings - Horsforth, Adel & Chapel Allerton
Cavendish House, Littlewood Drive, West 26 Business Park, Cleckheaton
0113 482 9458
First Published

1st Jun 2022

Last Published

27th Jun 2022



  • Type: Cottage
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Listing status: sale
  • Country: England


Well; this is bound to set pulses racing. It certainly did mine! These are some of the words that sprang to mind at my first visit...Beautifully presented...stylish... Attractive...impressive ...tasteful...and that's just the owners! No seriously...This really is a very rare gem of a house that just keeps on shining. It is obvious that the current owners have spent a lot of thought, time, and money on planning how best to improve and add value to their home. This has been highly successful through an imaginative programme of modernisation and improvements, to very high standards, including many luxurious features. The decor is sumptuous, the bathrooms are superior and just wait until you see the beautiful kitchen that flows into a gorgeous period living room. A rare example of perfectly blending the old with the new. A picture paints a thousand words, as the photographs prove - wait until you see these!

This has truly resulted in the creation of an absolutely gorgeous, unique family home, believed to have been built at the beginning of the Restoration Period, situated in the heart of the village. In addition, here are some of the lovely features that I adore about this house: Vaulted and beamed ceilings, exposed stone walling within, engineered oak flooring, feature fireplaces, a lovely range in the kitchen, antique radiators, a range of nest controlled systems and a lovely cobbled courtyard setting. So ladies and gentlemen, here we have a superb example of a simply gorgeous period house that sits strategically twixt Rawdon and Calverley... So, if it's a fab lifestyle that you are after, then this is the one that you simply must add to your shopping list. Rarely does something as nice as this come to the market - trust me, i'm an estate agent!

Our guided tour begins by turning into the cobbled access road from the main High Street, and right again to park. The stone-flagged pathways lead to the front door, where you will enter into the lobby area of a beautiful, sizeable kitchen that simply took my breath away! The main focal point is the Ironheart range, matched by the beamed ceiling, stone-flagged flooring and beautiful kitchen units, incorporating many luxury integrated appliances ... What a start to your tour! Continuing forward takes you to a 5 metre (approx.) living room, which has exceptional wooden beams typical for a property of this age. The engineered wood flooring and wood-burning stove set within the fireplace are truly things of beauty - nice! Exiting the living room to your right takes you into a rear vestibule where there is a door opening into a small utility room, as well as a door to the shared courtyard at the back of the property. Turning right takes you up the central staircase, and right again will take you into the 5 metre master bedroom, which truly emulates those fantastic features found in the living room. Can you die and go to heaven twice! What a pleasant surprise to find a sumptuous en-suite shower room too. Back to the top of the staircase and turning left takes you to a landing, to the right of which is the second double bedroom, again retaining lots of characteristic features. The house bathroom, with loads of wow factor, will be located opposite. Again, the focal point is a free-standing, ball and claw, roll-top bath with matching free-standing bath filler, rail and curtain. The rest of the suite is not bad either! Check out the photos.

In the passageway between the kitchen and the living room is a door that takes you down to a vaulted cellar. Wine anyone?

Exiting from the kitchen a paved pathway to the right will take you to your own stone-flagged forecourt seating area ... Ideal for entertaining or simply to sit and relax with a glass of your favourite tipple and let the stresses and strains of the day simply melt away. At the rear of the property, accessed from either the back door or down the right-hand side of the house is a quaint courtyard, technically owned by all of the houses but respectfully and thoughtfully each neighbour appears to have created their own seating area immediately outside their own property. How good is that!

Ah, but what about the amenities, I hear you ask?

There is a good selection of local amenities within the village, and nearby schools nearby cater for children of most ages. The neighbouring villages of Shipley, Baildon, Calverley, Horsforth and Rawdon also offer a wide array of amenities such as shops, banks, supermarkets, and schools. There is a good selection of restaurants, pubs, and eateries, catering to all tastes and age groups alike.
In nearby Apperley Bridge, there is access to 127 miles of the beautiful Leeds to Liverpool canal to walk, run and cycle along! Great for the outdoor life: Loads of footpaths, bridleways, etc leading into some lovely woods. A number of good pubs, restaurants, and shops within walking distance of home… The Stansfield Arms, Bhajis and Beer, Kiplings, and The George and Dragon to name but a few. The train station is 12 -15 mins walk away with about a 12-minute commute into Leeds city centre. Leeds and Bradford Airport is 4 miles up the road but we don't seem to be on the flight path, thankfully. There is a nice cafe with outdoor seating at the marina, together with boat hire. A great vibe to life.

Viewers are accompanied by EweMove's business owners; this ensures a good, in-depth viewing experience with the property professional. Afterwards, you will receive a short video of the property to remember us by so that you can show your friends and family. (EweMove's business owners are normally contactable mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends, including Sundays.)

Tenure...the house is leasehold on a 999 year lease, but unique in that each resident owns a share of lease. There are 2 further lovely gardens/areas to sit. The sellers pay £15 a month for the upkeep of the immediate areas surrounding the property. The property is Grade Two Listed.

This property includes:01 - Living Room

4.93m x 3.76m (18.5 sqm) - 16' 2" x 12' 4" (199 sqft)

A rather elegant room, having a feature beamed ceiling, complemented by engineered oak flooring and further enhanced by an inset fireplace, incorporating a lovely wood-burning stove ... Ideal for cuddling up in front of with a glass of your favourite tipple. The thickness of the stone walls adds to the cosy feel, as do the double glazed sash windows.

02 - Vestibule

Rear vestibule. Patterned tiled flooring and door to the rear courtyard.

03 - Utility Room

Worcester gas-fired central heating boiler, plumbing for washer and a double glazed window.

04 - Kitchen

5.22m x 4.05m (21.1 sqm) - 17' 1" x 13' 3" (228 sqft)

(Maximum measurements.) Lost for words? I don't think so! What a lovely room - just like something you'd see in "Country Life" magazine! There is a lovely range of contemporary wall and floor units, (by Arlingtons in Farsley) complemented by solid woodblock worktops, and further enhanced by a range of Miele fitted appliances such as a steam oven, matching integrated dishwasher, coffee maker and full-height fridge. The beamed ceiling and stone-flagged flooring typify a property of this age. Additional features are the Belfast style Caple sink and mixer tap, having a Zip instant water heater system. The Ironheart range, antique radiator and quaint window seat with views overlooking the rear combine perfectly to make this a rather special room ... Check out the photos! Double glazed sash windows and timber door to the front elevation. Access to the vaulted cellar is from this room.

05 - Cellar

Useful vaulted cellar with lighting and power supply. Potential for wine storage?

06 - Landing

first floor. Split staircase giving access to the first floor rooms.

07 - Bedroom 1

5.08m x 3.87m (19.6 sqm) - 16' 8" x 12' 8" (211 sqft)

What a breathtaking room, having a superb example of a vaulted and beamed ceiling (the bark's almost still on the trees!). A super feature is the inset open fireplace and engineered oak flooring. Twin, double glazed sash windows. Character and charm abound ... How nice to wake up to every morning!

08 - Ensuite

1.91m x 1.32m (2.5 sqm) - 6' 3" x 4' 3" (27 sqft)

What a pleasant surprise! There is a fully tiled shower with twin shower heads (runs off the mains) and glass screening. Vanity hand wash basin with mixer tap and cupboard underneath. Low-level W.C. Engineered oak wood flooring, downlighting and an extractor fan.

09 - Bedroom 2

4.04m x 3.05m (12.3 sqm) - 13' 3" x 10' (132 sqft)

Not to be outdone by bedroom 1, there is lovely revealed stone walling to one wall, a vaulted and beamed ceiling, oak flooring, an antique radiator and double glazed sash windows to the front elevation. A picture-perfect double bedroom.

10 - Bathroom

2.88m x 1.92m (5.5 sqm) - 9' 5" x 6' 3" (59 sqft)

(Maximum measurements.) What an elegant bathroom, having a free-standing ball-and-claw roll-top bath with separate taps and a waterfall shower. Super W.C. And vanity hand wash basin, with mixer tap and cupboards underneath. Engineered oak flooring and tastefully patterned tiled splash areas. Downlighting, extractor fan and a double glazed sash window.

11 - Exterior

front. Immediately to the front of the property is a quaint, enclosed, stone-flagged courtyard garden. A great sitting area in which to relax. Beyond this there is a cobbled driveway/courtyard, providing off-street parking.


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Property Value Data/Graphs for BD10

Property Type % Avg. current value Avg. # beds Avg. # bathrooms
Semi-detached house 25.7% £163,029 2.8 1.2
Detached house 20.1% £429,989 4.2 2.3
Flat 18.8% £123,702 2 1.2
Terraced house 14.6% £182,502 2.7 1.1
End terrace house 3.5% £215,000 3.2 0.6
Other 3.5% £271,950 3.6 0
Semi-detached bungalow 3.5% £205,990 2 1
Town house 2.8% £212,500 3.3 1
Cottage 2.1% £143,300 1.7 1
Mews house 2.1% £220,313 2.7 1.7
Detached bungalow 2.1% £339,967 3.7 2.7
Land 0.7% £14,000 0 0
Bungalow 0.7% £350,000 4 2

Area Information

Average Price Paid




Current Average Value


Value Change

£33,052 17.2%


Current Asking Prices in BD10 Average: £225,442

Property Type 1 Bed 2 Beds 3 Beds 4 Beds 5 Beds
Houses £98,300 (3) £160,864 (25) £184,766 (48) £357,026 (27) £445,539 (9)
Flats £114,238 (4) £114,892 (18) £162,990 (5) - -
All £107,407 (7) £141,620 (43) £182,712 (53) £357,026 (27) £445,539 (9)

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