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21 October 2020


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It’s hard to appreciate just what this amazing property has to offer without viewing it from the air via stunning drone footage.

Backstone Gill Cottage represents a superb and very rare opportunity to acquire a period cottage located in a prime edge of village position bordering open fields with garden and woodland extending to just in excess of two acres.

The property is for sale for offers over £730,000 and is marketed by Maxwell Hodgson Estate Agents at OnTheMarket.

You can see that drone footage of the house and accompanying land below.

Backstone Gill is located in Wike, a much sought-after village situated almost midway between the village of East Keswick and the fringe of popular north Leeds suburb of Alwoodley, with convenient access to Harrogate, Wetherby, the A1 and Leeds Bradford Airport.

The house provides amazing scope for sympathetic renovation in its current format or extension of the existing shell, subject to the relevant planning permissions.

The extensive gardens benefit from a southerly aspect, fringing rolling open farmland to the west.

They are stocked with a wealth of mature trees and shrubs and bordered by a woodland backdrop on to the open countryside.

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Recently cleared and cleaned and now offered in a shell format with mains services connected, there are four principal rooms to the ground floor and an open first floor.

Stone steps lead down from the principal reception room into a vaulted cellar with original cold slab.

The property is approached through a five-bar gate onto a forecourt area providing ample parking.

Wike is ideally placed for ease of access to Leeds Grammar School, fashionable shops and restaurants on Street Lane, several excellent golf courses, including Moor Allerton, and ready access into Leeds city centre.