For sale: stylish Ilkley home with award-winning garden studio

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Sedbergh Park, Ilkley

Price: £499,950

This stunning four-bedroom home comes with an award-winning garden studio/home office.

The detached building, designed by Halliday Clark architects, has a sliding cedar door and is self-contained with its own kitchenette and w.c.

It won a commendation in the Bradford District Design Awards for its “valuable contribution to the quality and appearance of the environment”.

It has also proved to be an invaluable addition to the property. “It was originally built as a design studio for my husband, who is a graphic designer, but his businesses expanded and he moved to premises in Saltaire,” says owner Leonie Pratt, who now runs her own sewing school, The Sewing Shed, from the annexe.

The couple have also completely modernised the house, which they bought in 15 years ago. What was a dated property with few original features is now a beautiful family home.

The ground floor space was reconfigured and what was a larder is now connected to the kitchen to create a dining area. A large, open-plan living space was created and a loft conversion provided a master bedroom suite.

Most recently, interior designer Bess Sturman of Sturman and Co., devised striking new décor for the sitting room.

The semi-detached house has an entrance hall, a dining/living room with bi-fold doors looking over the rear garden, a kitchen, cloakroom / w.c. and a utility room.

On the first floor, there are three bedrooms, a house bathroom and separate w.c. On the second floor, there is a large double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom

Outside, at the front of the property, there is a low maintenance garden with a driveway to the side leading to a parking area. To the rear is a garden area and the garden studio.

A spokesman from Dacre, Son and Hartley, says: “The annexe offers a spacious office area, which has the advantage of a kitchenette and toilet facilities. This fantastic addition to the property provides a versatile space that could be used for a variety of different purposes.”

Sedbergh Park is a popular cul-de-sac just off Cowpasture Road and within easy walking distance of the town centre and railway station.

For details contact Dacre Son and Hartley, tel: 01943600655, For detailss of Leonie’s sewing classes visit

Ilkley has a range of shops, restaurants, cafes, a cinema, theatres and a Tesco supermarket, along with good schools and a leisure centre.