Coming to the market with a complete renovation and refurbished throughout with the addition of an Orangery and open plan living to the ground floor, this stunning home boasts beautiful views across fields towards Emley Moor. Rakes House has been sympathetically restored with high quality finishings.
Rakes House is located in the sought after village of Briestfield, situated in grounds believed to be in excess of half an acre and enjoying truly beautiful scenic views. With the original parts dating back to 1739, the property offers an abundance of characterful features with impressive minstrel ceiling, timber beams and mullioned windows. The restoration was careful to encompass the unique qualities of the property and even keep in situ an original date stone of 1739. The addition of a sound proofed New York rustic red brick effect wall to the dining room and stunning open plan living with a fabulous family kitchen encompassing the Orangery show that considered attention to detail has been shown throughout the restoration. The installation of features including Gorenje high quality domestic appliances and Yorkshire Stone window sills all add to the high presentation that will assuredly impress all visitors. Added to this the impressive views, Rakes House is a must for early viewing. No onward chain.
ENTRANCE HALL Stepping into an impressive opening into this lovely home, the floor is laid with Yorkshire Stone and the décor is light and welcoming. The character that is held within is abundantly clear as you look across into the open plan family kitchen.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM Entirely changed from the original layout, the renovation of Rakes House created a wonderful open plan living space that assured natural daylight was able to reach all corners of the space. With no ordinary presentation, the layout of this area of the ground floor of Rakes house is open-plan at heart, but the half wall between the kitchen and the dining room divides the room to create two distinct zones. Introducing an element of broken-plan living into an open-plan space without interrupting any sightlines, the kitchen wall retains an original chimney alcove ensuring the traditional character is retained. Added to this the beamed ceiling and wooden engineered flooring that continues throughout, the kitchen is a traditional inspired aspect that has been designed to offer the homeowner a smoothly flow of space. The bespoke cabinets in calming cream shades have the ability to paint in the future should a new owner desire a simplistic change of presentation. The Gorenje induction 4 ring hob and built in electric oven, large warming drawer and wine fridge offer quality integral provisions and the kitchen further includes a ceramic sink, built in extractor fan and plentiful space for an American fridge freezer.
DINING ROOM Putting emphasis on traditional character, the homeowner's created a stunning focal point with the installation of an insulated sound proof brick wall. Encompassing home detailing, they allowed for recess alcoves to support bespoke framework to showcase personal art or photography. The generous dimensions provide space for sizeable dining furniture to allow the family to socialise together.
ORANGERY With a chosen beautiful style that compliments the architecture, scaled up to provide plentiful family seating, the Orangery welcomes the outside into the property and the green shades from outside create a stunning backdrop to the warm cream shades internally. Creating year-round family spaces, natural light floods the area with ambient glow while the bi-fold doors connect the home to the garden, perfect for summer entertaining. The orangery's design also allows use through the colder months - fully insulated and with energy efficient glass, the room remains warm even when it's freezing outside.
SITTING ROOM Enhancing the flow of natural light, the room includes glazed mullion windows into the Orangery and double doors lead directly out into the gardens. Twin beams run overhead, also having a characterful feature of an exposed date stone inset to a wall to the corner of the room, this stylish room is a great space to relax and settle in for an evening. Recessed within the chimney breast, space is provided for a feature fireplace and the room is fully carpeted for cosy comfort.
BOOT AND CLOAKROOM Another fabulous feature as part of the restoration and modernisation of Rakes house was to include a facility for plentiful space for coats and boots when returning from exploring the stunning countryside and nearby woodlands. Set to the side of the main entrance and also accessible via the utility room to the rear, this spacious provision with a stunning porcelain tiled floor is ideal for large families. The cloakroom with vertical wood panelling is equipped with a wash basin with pedestal and low level w.c.
UTILITY ROOM Set behind the boot room, the utility room is a fabulous storage area and has a work surface, plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer. A composite door leads out to the garden, an ideal entrance with muddy pets and boots!
MASTER BEDROOM A vast master bedroom currently supporting a super king bedframe with an impressive minstrel ceiling hosting an array of beams and rafters, in addition to a characterful chimney breast with exposed stonework. Windows to two sides offer panoramic far reaching views to the rear of the property.
FURTHER BEDROOMS Benefitting from a further two doubles and two large single bedrooms, one of which is currently used as a dressing room and fitted with a range of bespoke, built in wardrobes and shelving. The largest of the two doubles is exceptionally spacious, and benefits from views from three elevations. Stunningly presented with contemporary shades, the rooms are all recently decorated and assure the property is ready to move in.
HOUSE BATHROOM A modern white and chrome suite including a bathtub with dual taps and an additional chrome mixer shower above, Heritage hand wash basin with pedestal and low level W.C. Renovated with a fabulous fusion of contemporary and vintage aspects, the room includes mirror foil cladding to the shower, LED lighting and timeless timber panelling. A towel cupboard is provided for storage and the property boiler is located here.
SHOWER ROOM A room not to disappoint with a lovely walk in shower with a fixed rain head and separate hand held shower, this fully tiled room includes a wash basin with drawers beneath and a low level w.c. The added bonus of the beamed ceiling make this feel like a boutique hotel and there is a mirrored toiletries cabinet and LED lighting. Deciding not to encompass this room into the master, the shower room is a fabulous bonus for all the family and the cleverly considered renovation has assured a house ideal for a busy family to enjoy.
GARAGE AND PARKING Provided with ample parking behind newly added stable gating, the property has new pebbled driveway and side garage accessed externally through an up and over door. Installed with CCTV for increased security and comfort.
EXTERIOR A huge appeal to Rakes House lies within the extensive grounds on offer, thought to amount to around half an acre, the established gardens have undergone extensive landscaping and include beautiful foliage provided by a stunning Magnolia tree. With an elevated decked patio area you can dine whilst enjoying the surrounding views. The land gradually declines down to the woodland border with a stream winding its way through, this garden would be perfect for those wishing to grow their own produce or keep chickens, or simply for a keen gardener to enjoy. With considered year round use of the garden, the top tier immediately accessed from the house is supplied with high grade quality artificial turf. The costly addition to the garden is to ensure that the top tier remains free of mud and rain water is easily drained away ensuring minimal water comes into the property via children and pets. To the side of the property is a gated, paved parking area for four cars which leads to the aforementioned garage. Within the grounds is ample storage facilities to the vaulted cellar, ideal for the storage of garden furniture and tools. The cellar is a spacious provision with standing room and with lighting and dramatic features is ideal as use as a wine cellar.