8 March 2021
YOUR chance to buy this historic lodge house adjoining the 550 acre St Ives country park in Harden, near Bingley...
Betty's Lodge looks set to excite buyer interest thanks to its idyllic setting and its quirky architecture. The historic lodge house dates to 1820 and is situated at the entrance to the 550-acre St Ives estate, now a country park, in the village of Harden, near Bingley.
The 1861 census shows that the property was home to the estate's gardener, Matthew Summersgill and his wife, Betty, who it is believed the lodge is named after.
Built in Victorian Gothic revival style, the property is on the market with Linley & Simpson’s Bingley branch with an asking price of £350,000. The owners, who bought the property in 2009, have made substantial improvements to the interior and exterior. The work includes new windows, extending the first floor space and a new kitchen. The Grade II listed lodge now has a hall, living room, kitchen/dining room, three bedrooms and a bathroom.
The St Ives Estate country park has woodlands, open moor, wildflower meadow and an adventure playground. There is also an 18-hole golf course, horse riding stables and a large fishing lake.