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Chevin Avenue, Menston Ilkley, LS29 6DY £750,000


Property overview

With elegant entertaining space and big bright family rooms this five bedroom Victorian home has a been completely renovated by its current owners and now is a stunning family home. With a large garden and a stunning kitchen/diner from which to enjoy it. Located at the end of a leafy, private lane, in an area popular with families and professionals, several good junior schools are with easy striking distance. For those who love the outdoors, gorgeous Yorkshire countryside is readily accessible. Local shops provide for all your immediate needs as well as a choice of cafes, bars and restaurants in the thriving towns of Otley and Ilkley, and Leeds city centre are all easy to reach. Close to several bus routes, older children would have a degree of independence and life is made easy for commuters as Menston train station is just a couple of minutes away.

Bedrooms: 5 | Bathrooms: 2

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Key Points

  • Stunning Five bedroom character home.
  • Fully renovated and refurbished.
  • Fabulous dining kitchen.
  • Master bedroom with ensuite.
  • Garden with stable, outhouse and lovely countryside views.
  • Home office and gym.
  • Large lounge with open fire.
  • Period features and contemporary stunning.
  • Quiet, private lane location.
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Full description

With grand proportions and period features this Victorian house on the edge of Menston Village continues as a family home for all the right reasons: There is generous space both inside and out and popular local schools as well as Menston station being close by, making Leeds city centre easy to reach.

Set back from the leafy street by a smart front garden, the impressive front door opens into a long hallway with stunning coving high above you. To your right, the elegant lounge, is stylish with neutral decoration, and around the ceiling, period coving has been carefully conserved. An open fire adds character as well as warmth and there is ample space for you to relax or entertain. Bright all-day due to the broad bay window.

In then to the kitchen which is truly WOW, with oodles of pan drawers and cabinets, an enormous central island and that stunning glass extension that simply drink in light and those stunning countryside views. There are all the integrated appliances you could wish for, two ovens, two warming drawers, dishwasher, hob, hood, as well a space/plumbing for a large fridge freezer. This is such a fabulous entertaining space, as well as being the perfect hub of any family home. There is no need to clutter the space as downstairs there is a utility room.

Downstairs, past a gorgeous glass screened staircase, the vast proportions of this property are fabulous, there is a large home office which houses the “technological hub” of the home, sky wiring, computer cabling etc. There is a second large room which the current owner uses as a gym, though it has been previously used a playroom, it could equally be a cinema room- the choice is yours. Also on this lower level is a laundry/boot room, a WC and a wine cellar, perfectly ambient- the Victorians knew how to build houses!

Outside, the garden has a huge patio area, which steps down into a lovely garden, with a trickling stream at the bottom, this open aspect overlooking countryside, with a "ha-ha" in Capability Brown style- it is truly delightful. There is a lovely stone outbuilding, perfect for barbecuing in inclement weather, as well as a stable, which the current owners use for storage, something else not lacking in this fabulous property. A large driveway which has been recently re-tarmacked provides valuable off-street parking for at least half a dozen cars.

Returning the house and up to the first floor via an impressively wide staircase, here there are three bedrooms, one with an ensuite shower and a fabulous contemporary house bathroom. Due to its location, all the bedrooms are blissfully quiet and the master has stunning views of the gardens and countryside beyond.

Upstairs to the second floor there are two further large double bedrooms and a luxurious shower room. The current owners use this top floor for guests, great to have an independent floor with a bathroom, similarly older children/teenagers will enjoy a bit of independence away from the rest of the family- being able to play their music as loudly as they like.

There are not enough superlatives to use to describe this stunning home. The decoration and fittings are quality and yet subtle, not too ostentatious to take away from the character this property has due to the age it was built. It’s quiet yet convenient location, stunning views and superbly proportioned rooms which are all laid out to suit a family perfectly- come and take a look, you won’t be disappointed.

Room Details

Entrance Hall

10.0m x 1.60m (32'9" x 5'2")

Living Room

5.81m x 4.76m (19'0" x 15'7" )

Open Kitchen/ Dining Room

8.24m x 6.77m max (27'0" x 22'2" max)

Home Office

3.65m x 5.10m (11'11" x 16'8")

Family Room

4.58m x 4.25m (15'0" x 13'11")

Master Bedroom

5.09m x 2.93m (16'8" x 9'7")

Walk in wardrobe

2.08m x 1.24m (6'9" x 4'0")


2.90m x 1.22m (9'6" x 4'0")


4.28m x 3.82m (14'0" x 12'6")


3.41m x 2.68m (11'2" x 8'9")


2.34m x2.33m (7'8" x7'7")


4.33m x 5.14m (14'2" x 16'10")


4.69m x 3.33m (15'4" x 10'11")

Shower Room

2.87m x 1.98m (9'4" x 6'5")

Wine Cellar

3.00m x 2.09m (9'10" x 6'10")


2.35m x 0.93m (7'8" x 3'0")

Utility Area

2.26m x 2.01m (7'4" x 6'7")

Floor plan


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