Set within mature grounds of approximately one acre, this five-bedroom Grade II listed family home is steeped in history with part of the house dating back to 1300.
FULL DESCRIPTION Set within mature grounds of approximately one acre, this five-bedroom Grade II listed family home is steeped in history with part of the house dating back to 1300. Both internally and externally, the property oozes charm and with the discovery of each room, continues to impress and unveil new and unique features. The gardens are a delight to explore also. Incredibly well established and diverse, your journey will take you across large, manicured lawns, under wooded areas, through the orchard and by the garden pond, rich in wildlife, all privately hidden behind double gates. Briefly, the property comprises four reception rooms on the ground floor which include the lounge, dining room, snug and morning room. Additionally, there is a kitchen and laundry room/utility. Five bedrooms can be found on the first floor, two with ensuite. There is a family bathroom, shower room and separate WC. Additional, to all of this, there is a single garage and large outdoor store. This home has many stories to tell. From being used by the monks of Kirkstall Abbey to rumour has it, hosting Oliver Cromwell himself. The property has many more tales, viewings advised to appreciate them all first hand.
KITCHEN Situated to the rear of the property therefore demonstrating a pleasant view of the garden. A traditional shaker style kitchen arrangement has been implemented. Both low and high cream wood effect cupboards are complimented by the oak surfaces. Completing the overall design, a Belfast style sink sits proudly central to the room.
LOUNGE Presented beautifully, the lounge is drenched in natural light. The mullioned windows offer a peak at the gardens where a well-maintained lawn encompassed by a laurel border is on display. A charming open fireplace commands the focal point within brick surround. A stark and bold contrast to the neutral palette this room has been decorated in.
DINING ROOM A spacious formal dining room or optional sitting/entertaining room, this room would very easily accommodate an eight-seat dining set. In particular, this room has many unique features. Of particular note, one piece of Tudor artwork exists within the wood panelling. Viewings advised to truly appreciate this property's historic value. It is said that under the floorboards, a hidden cock fighting ring can be found which was used by thrill seekers back in the day.
SNUG & MORNING ROOM Both of these good size rooms lead off the kitchen and are incredibly versatile. Charm and character can be highlighted with each turn of the head. The morning room - rear of the home - boasts an open fireplace and wood panelling to which has been listed as historic value to the property, so much so that it cannot be altered. Where then in the snug, an impressive stone surround holds residence to a behemoth of a multi-fuel stove offering itself as the principle feature in the room.
UTILITY & CELLAR Both are useful storage spaces however the utility in particular provides an effective space to perform household upkeep activities, screened from the rest of the property. There is also a shower for dogs in this room.
MASTER BEDROOM Mullioned windows, timber lacing the ceiling and
sleeping accommodation for the servants? The master bedroom is beautifully preserved retaining many features which make this property so attractive. A small door opens to reveal to what is now a useful storage space yet formerly utilized as accommodation for the home servants back in the day. There is also a walk-in wardrobe providing a wealth of hanging space. Helping to maintain a cosy ambiance throughout the winter months, this room also benefits from an open fireplace.
OTHER BEDROOMS Four further double bedrooms can be found on the first floor. One of which boasts yet another open fireplace plus the use of an open plan ensuite bathroom with step in shower, WC and hand wash basin. Another, boasts feature free standing roll top bath.
BATHROOM Comprising three-piece suite noting bath, WC and hand wash basin. This room may need a touch of modernisation. There is additionally a shower room and separate WC on the first floor.
OUTSIDE Entering the grounds through the double wooden gates, parking for numerous vehicles can be found both on the driveway and in the garage. Continuing into the gardens, the prospective purchaser will find themselves lost in an ever-changing scenery. From well-manicured lawns to a private orchard all the way through to a large, mature wildlife pond.