4 April 2017
TENANTS have the rare chance to rent a piece of Yorkshire history - with Royal connections - thanks to the latest property to be added to the portfolio of a Bradford estate agent.
North Lodge, nestling on the edge of the moors at Gilstead high above Bingley, is a landmark property set at the gates of the historic Milner Field estate, a landscaped park with sweeping views of the valley of Saltaire.
The estate was originally built between 1871 and 1872 for Titus Salt junior, son and heir of Sir Titus Salt, the wool baron and philanthropist who has become one of Yorkshires most famous figures.
The lodge house served Milner Field, the imposing mansion originally built for Salt junior but which has now been demolished.
Lovingly and tastefully restored to its former glory, this Grade 2 listed, neo-Gothic lodge is virtually all that now remains on the estate.
It is now available to rent through the Saltaire office of residential sales and letting agents, Linley & Simpson.
"Thanks to the Titus Salt family connection, this is a property steeped in history, and it also oozes character and charm," said the agencys Lettings Manager, Lisa Hallett.
"For those who end up being lucky enough to call it their home, it provides a fascinating window into Bradfords past and the lives of well-to-do Victorians like the Salts.
"During their time at Milner Field, it is reputed that the Salts were twice visited by Royalty, which adds another fascinating dimension to the property.
"It is set in an idyllic setting, with its own gardens - yet is close to Bingley and the growing range of amenities, highly-rated schools, and excellent transport links the town now offers.
"There are few properties like this on the rental market, and we expect it will trigger a good deal of interest as a result.
The three-bedroom, three-bathroom detached property is available unfurnished at a monthly fee of £1,200.
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