Higher Laithe, Woodside Lane

Cononley, BD20 8PE




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Casa Del Toro is a unique and very substantial country property offering a high degree of privacy, substantial gardens, quadruple garaging and no less than 3500 square feet of internal living accommodation including a 30 foot heated swimming pool, sauna suite and gymnasium. Converted by the current owners 30 years ago, this amazing family home has so much to offer in its current layout but also with great scope to reconfigure and perhaps provide further bedrooms if required. Constructed of Yorkshire stone set under a pitched stone slate roof and the same to the quadruple garage and outbuildings. Benefiting from formal gardens to the front of the property including 2 large sun terraces, leading up to 2 double garages and a paddock/ orchard to the rear of the garages, leading all the way up to Woodside Lane. The property is approached down a private tarmacadam driveway (next door has a right of way but now has its own private drive) which is bounded by attractive specimen trees and shrubs, onto a large tarmacadam apron providing access to the garages and ample parking. A peaceful and tranquil location with some long distance views and privacy, offering in brief; On the upper ground floor, a breakfast-kitchen with utility room off, substantial dining room, living room, master bedroom with en-suite, and further bedroom. On the lower ground floor, two bedrooms (both en-suite), a spacious garden room and of course the swimming pool complex which includes a 30' heated pool, sauna and jacuzzi area and a large open-plan gym with showers and toilets off. Casa Del Toro reflects an extremely realistic price per square foot for this 3500 foot dwelling to include the quadruple garaging and the paddock. Viewing is essential to appreciate the layout and size, as well as the tranquil location and privacy.



There are two entrances to the property, one that is used regularly on the upper level, however the main entrance doors and hall are approached from the driveway, down a flight of stone steps, into a storm porch area encompassing a pair of timber door, and opening into the reception hall. Having stone flagged floor and with doors leading off to bedroom 2, the swimming pool complex and the garden room. Having double panel heating radiator and telephone point.


Off the main reception hall, a substantial garden room with attractive stone walls and pillars, and with double glazed full height windows offering an attractive place to sit and enjoy the gardens. With four wall light points, two double panel heating radiators, tiled floor and a full height door giving access to the pool filtration system. A pair of timber doors lead into bedroom 4.


With tiled floor, exposed feature stone walls, recessed lighting, double panel heating radiator, wall mounted television point and a pair of UPVC double glazed doors leading out onto the front sun terrace and gardens.


More recently refurbished and incorporating a large shower enclosure with mermaid boarding, glass sliding doors and encompassing a thermostatic shower valve with drench and hand held heads. Also having a vanity unit with hidden cistern dual flush WC, wash basin with lever taps, mermaid boarding splash back, and a shaver point. With matching floor tiling to the bedroom, wall mounted ladder-style heating radiator, recessed lighting and extractor fan.


A double bedroom with natural light from a double glazed window looking out onto the front sun terraces and gardens. Built-in wardrobes and a range of bespoke fitted dresser units.


Finished in pastel grey including a full size bath with shower attachment to the taps, pedestal basin and matching WC. With a double glazed window giving good natural light, full height tiling to the walls and with contrasting tiling to the floor. A double-fronted mirrored cupboard provides space for the property's Worcester gas fired boiler and water tank, as well as providing good linen storage.



Approached from the driveway via the tarmacadam and stone flagged paths and onto the substantial stone flagged sun terrace which gives access through a double glazed UPVC door opening into the reception hall. With stone steps leading down to the reception hall on the lower floor. Having double panel heating radiator and window at the half way point for some natural light. A full height door gives access to the alarm and electrical consumer unit cupboard. Leaded and beveled edged glass French doors lead into the main reception rooms on this level.


Of excellent proportions with ample space for a couple of sofas, armchairs and associated living room furniture, with natural light and delightful long distance views from a mullioned and double glazed window looking across neighbouring properties onto the Aire Valley. The central feature is a recessed coal-effect, gas-fired dog grate, sat on a brick and stone hearth; contemporary in style and with a 'hammered steel' chimney hood over. Double panel heating radiator, three wall light points, leaded and bevel glass French doors leading into the dining room, and in-turn the breakfast kitchen.


An excellent size double bedroom with a fine range of fitted bedroom furniture including wardrobes, bed side tables and mirror-fronted cupboards. Cleverly incorporated in this bespoke furniture is a full height door giving access to the en-suite. With ample space in the bedroom for a double bed, and with traditional coving to the ceiling, good natural light and lovely views from two large UPVC double glazed windows looking out onto the front gardens. Having heating radiator, centre light point fitting and ceiling fan.


Finished in soft creams in a similar style to the bedroom, this substantial en-suite includes a full size bath with shower head attachment, a walk-in shower cubicle with thermostatic shower valve, a bespoke double basin vanity unit with cupboards below and a matching WC. With natural light from a large UPVC double glazed window with obscure glass. Half height tiling throughout, rising to full height tiling to the shower enclosure area. With multi-point adjustable spotlights to the ceiling and over the vanity basins, shaver point, and large ladder style independently heated radiator.


Semi-open-plan to the kitchen via an archway. A large dining room with ample space for a twelve person dining suite, and with further space for associated furniture. With spectacular long distance views from a mullioned and double glazed window looking across the Aire Valley to The Yorkshire Dales. A large room with the beveled glass and leaded doors leading into the living room, and out to the upper level reception hall. Finished with traditional coving to the ceiling, two centre light points and superb quality parquet flooring.


A handy cloakroom just off the reception hall and located between the kitchen and dining room. Having a pink suite including a full pedestal basin and a WC. Being half tiled to the walls and with contrasting tiling to the floor, natural light from a small double glazed window to the front of the property and a heating radiator.


A substantial and square shaped breakfast kitchen incorporating a vast range of oak fronted base and wall units, with granite worktops over. With excellent interior fitments including two full height larder units with pull out trays to one, and with a built-in wine rack under the substantial granite topped breakfast bar. Integrated appliances include a tall fridge and freezer unit along with a dishwasher. Cooking facilities are via a six ring electric hob set under a canopy hood, with extractor unit, and with a glass fronted AEG fan oven, grill and built-in microwave. Two semi-circular sinks under mounted into the granite worktops are set below a mullioned and double glazed window offering spectacular long distance views over the Aire Valley. With recessed lighting, coving to ceiling, stone tiled flooring running through into the utility room, and ample breakfast bar areas, as well as space for a small breakfast table if required.


Off from the breakfast-kitchen, a handy space with a range of base and wall units with laminate worktops over, incorporating a one and a half bowl stainless steel sink with waste disposal unit. Having space below for a washing machine and tumble dryer. With wall mounted gas fired boiler providing central heating to this part of the property, and with tiled floor, and door leading through to bedroom three.


A substantial bedroom, uniquely with a pair of built-in bespoke bed units, with a cupboard and display area and an excellent range of matching bespoke solid timber sliding wardrobes with cupboard space above. To one end of this room there is a quadrant shower enclosure incorporating a thermostatic shower valve along with a full pedestal basin and ladder-style heating radiator. Natural light is from two ends, both with double glazed units and with views onto the front gardens and the Aire Valley. A double panel heating, radiator provides further background heating and there is a loft hatch giving access to the roof space.


Set to the rear of the property and offering a substantial open-plan space and starting with the pool room. A 30ft x 15ft heated pool offered in superb condition and with built-in lighting and cover. The pool is heated via economy 7 and this lower tariff electrical supply is available throughout the property. The pool room ceiling is match-board and there are two large full height double glazed windows for natural light. To the far end of the pool room, there is a 'step-up' jacuzzi with tiled facades, and a large Pine Lodge sauna with seating for perhaps eight people. With tiled floor throughout the sauna suite and pool room and with multipoint adjustable spotlights to the walls and ceiling.


Being open-plan but slightly raised from the pool room, a great gym area with full length mirrored wall and offering space for four or five large pieces of gym equipment and having feature stone wall, timber ceiling and tiled floor. Off from the gym area there is a changing room with tiled floor and walls incorporating a multi-jet thermostatic shower enclosure, ladder-style heated towel rail and bench seating. Having multi-point adjustable spotlights to this room, natural light from a double glazed window with obscure glass and with a separate WC next door.


There are two double garages, constructed of random stone with stone slate roofs, providing parking for four vehicles and having white washed walls, concrete floor and both with remote control up-and-over double doors. The property's borehole water filtration system is housed in one of the garages and both have internal power supplies and lighting. To the far end of the quadruple garage block there is a substantial out building providing workshop space along with storage for garden tools and equipment which is gated and lockable.


The gardens are all to the front of the property, with no access to the rear as such. Laid mainly to lawn with a superb range of well manicured ever green trees and shrubs lead down to the lower and upper sun terraces. The drive apron offers parking for a dozen vehicles if required and the access driveway is shared with the property next door, although they do now have their own private driveway. The tarmacadam off the driveway continues in a sweeping pathway down onto the large stone flagged sun terraces which gives access to the second reception hall at the upper floor level. To the side of the drive leading down from Woodside Lane and accessed via a flagged footpath to the back of the garages, there are further very substantial gardens laid mainly to lawn but with an attractive orchard of trees, leading back up to Woodside Lane. A fantastic place to have a kick around with a football or just sit and relax in the sun.


Septic tank. Propane tank gas-fired heating. Borehole private water supply.


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