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Opportunities to construct a grand design

Orchard House, Ben Rhydding

Orchard House, Ben Rhydding, near Ilkley

Price: £500,000

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Contact: Dacre, Son and Hartley, tel: 01943 600655,

The Stone Barn, Lower Denby

This property has a stellar address, just off Cragg Drive in Ben Rhydding, near Ilkley. The former barn offers the chance to create a much larger, contemporary home. It sits in a discreet and idyllic setting within a walled garden and comes with planning consent for a significant extension.

The planned design is for a lobby; reception hall with circular staircase to the first floor; living kitchen with bi-fold doors to the terrace and in part with open eaves; utility and a guest bedroom with en-suite. On the first floor is a galleried landing; master bedroom with south-facing balcony and en-suite bathroom and a third bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Outside, there is a driveway, walled garden and an orchard with greenhouse and potting shed. Patrick McCutcheon, Residential Director of Dacre, Son and Hartley, says: “The sale of Orchard House offers a unique and rare opportunity to acquire a fascinating development project.” He adds that the existing greenhouse and adjacent potting shed offer further scope for conversion, subject to the necessary consents.

The Stone Barn, Lower Denby, Denby Dale

Price: £200,00

The Stone Barn, Lower Denby

Contact: Simon Blyth, tel: 01484 689689,

This historic, stone-built barn is in Lower Denby and enjoys sensational views over the surrounding countryside. The former milking parlour for many years this stone built barn has full planning consent for conversion into a four bedroom property.

The design includes a large sitting room featuring the former barn arch, a dining kitchen, utility room, w.c., plus four bedrooms and two bathrooms. Outside, there is a driveway and large gardens. All the principal rooms enjoy the rural views. Estate agent Simon Blyth says: “This property has fabulous views over the Cawthorne/Gunthwaite valley and is ideally placed for those who might wish to commute to Wakefield or Leeds. “

Lower Denby is a small, rural hamlet, near Denby Dale, a sought-after village close to the M1.