A handsome five-bedroom Grade II* listed Georgian family home within walking distance of Ripon city centre with two, self-contained two-bedroom cottages and a paddock
Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and dressing room
Four Further double bedrooms
Four Bathrooms (two of which are en-suite)
Set in 0.7 acre with an additional 1.43 acre paddock
Bishopton Lodge is an impressive Grade II* listed Georgian family home with a wealth of period features which have carefully been restored by the current owner.
Approached through the front garden, the front door leads to a beautiful reception hall with original tiles and an elegant south-facing drawing room. There is an original Georgian hour-glass cast iron open fireplace with a delft tiled hearth. There is also a beautiful bay window which offers views across the paddock. The dining room which also faces south has a fireplace and painted panelling with a secret door. The adjoining family room has a gas fire, underfloor heating and is wired for a sound system. This room seamlessly leads to a large orangery with bi-fold doors which open onto the sheltered terrace and walled garden.
The kitchen is a light and spacious room with bi-fold doors that open onto the terrace and the south facing former carriage archway is glazed offering a tranquil and peaceful setting. It is fitted with a large Dada unit, a bespoke painted built-in dresser and a central island with a sink and Oroca worktop. There is a limestone floor with underfloor heating and ample space for a large, free standing fridge/freezer and a kitchen table. Downstairs there is also a study, cloakroom, rear hall, cellar and utility room.
The stunning entrance hall has an original stone flagged floor with black marble quarry tiles. The sweeping staircase leads past a magnificent Georgian window to a generous landing with a feature ornamental decorative ceiling. The master suite is a spacious bedroom with a separate dressing room with built-in wardrobes and a beautiful bathroom. The guest bedroom which also looks over the paddock to the front has an en-suite bathroom with wonderful proportions. There are two further bedrooms and a shower room on the first floor. A second staircase leads up to the top floor with a large bedroom, en-suite bathroom, corner fireplace and built-in cupboards.
In addition to the accommodation in the main house, there are two self-contained two-bedroom cottages which offer flexible additional accommodation or a potential income stream. Stable Cottage has an open plan living room which is fitted with a kitchenette and a spiral staircase leads to two double bedrooms and a bathroom. Cook Cottage has an entrance lobby, sitting room, kitchen, two bedrooms, a bathroom and a shower room.
To the front of the house are cobbled stone driveways and double wooden doors fitted to the former carriage archway lead to a covered area and parking at the rear. There is scope and potential to develop this area into garaging subject to planning permission.
The established, landscaped gardens are well maintained and enclosed by a large stone wall on three sides to create complete privacy and seclusion. There is an impressive Rhyl water feature and two half-moon shaped ponds with ornamental water lilies. A large stone terrace provides the perfect setting for summer dining. There is a greenhouse, workshop and potting sheds, a vegetable garden and croquet lawn.
To the front of the house, across the road, is a large grass paddock which is enclosed by stone walls and post and rail fencing. The paddock has frontage onto the River Laver, a tributary of the River Ure, and has riparian rights. A hardstanding area offers further parking.
Approximate Square Meters :
Lot Acres: 2.13