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Bank Foot Lane, Almondbury


4 bed Detached House , Huddersfield

A simply outstanding Grade II listed detached residence situated in a highly regarded location between Almondbury and Farnley Tyas. The property offers spacious and flexible living accommodation with 4 bedrooms and is set within an acre of immaculately maintained gardens running down to a picturesque stream and has a double garage with annex / games room over.

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ABOUT ROYD HOUSE FARM The original part of Royd House Farm is a double fronted grade II listed detached house which is believed to date back to the 18th century, with a further 19th century section attached to the side. When our clients purchased the property in 1987 from the Farnley Estate it was divided into 2 separate houses. Since then they have returned it into a single dwelling and carried out extensive renovation and added a further 2 storey extension to the side and garden room to the rear.

It enjoys a much sought after and admired setting within the Woodsome Valley between the villages of Almondbury and Farnley Tyas. It is located down a short lane which is shared with two other high quality properties and enjoys views over its gardens and beyond.

The property is entered through a grand and extremely spacious reception hall which features a wonderful helical staircase leading to the principal bedroom suite, double doors to the garden room and further door to the lounge. The lounge is also of excellent proportions and features dual aspect windows and a limestone fireplace.

An inner hall then leads through to the sitting room with stone fireplace and mullioned windows; home office with a good range of built in furniture and the dining room which is open to the high angled ceiling. There is also a high quality kitchen with Aga range cooker, granite worksurfaces and dining island, side entrance hall, utility and downstairs wc.

Upstairs, the principal bedroom is accessed via the curved staircase from the hall - it is a large double room with dual aspect windows, an excellent range of built in furniture and a high specification en-suite bathroom. The other 3 bedrooms are accessed via a staircase from the dining room and are all double rooms. One has an en-suite shower room in addition to the impressive house bathroom.

The property is presented to an excellent specification with a wealth of traditional features complimented by high quality modern fittings. It has a gas central heating system, double glazed windows and intruder alarm system. The property is connected to all mains services.

Externally, the property is set within an acre of grounds with an oval shaped driveway providing generous parking and access to the large double garage which features a snooker room above. Beyond the garage is a large lawned area and below there is a further tiered garden which slopes down to a further level area with pond, summerhouse and a picturesque stream passing by. There is also a terraced seating area immediately to the rear of the building and a further pleasant garden at the front of the house.



RECEPTION HALL 16' 7" x 10' 8" (5.05m x 3.25m) The property is entered through a solid wooden entrance door with glazed light over. It features a high coved ceiling, wood flooring and an impressive helical staircase to the first floor with wrought iron balustrade and curved wooden handrail, central heating radiator and glazed double doors into the garden room.

LOUNGE 16' 7" x 16' 6" (5.05m x 5.03m) The lounge is an excellent size and features 2 windows to the front and further window to the side, chimney breast with stone fireplace and living flame effect gas fire, high coved ceiling, solid wooden floor and column radiator.

GARDEN ROOM 15' 5" x 11' 10" (4.7m x 3.61m) A wonderful extension to the rear of the building featuring windows on 3 sides enjoying the views, a glazed roof and 2 electric heaters.

INNER HALL With solid wooden floor and door leading down to the cellar.

OFFICE 9' 10" x 7' 4" (3m x 2.24m) Featuring a mullioned window to the rear enjoying the views, beams to the high angled ceiling and an excellent range of builtin office furniture including desk, drawers and shelving.

DINING ROOM 10' 7" x 16' 10 overall" (3.23m x 5.13m) With exposed roof trusses to the high angled ceiling, exposed stonework to one wall, staircase to the first floor, column radiator and glazed double doors with windows to the either side opening to the rear garden.

SNUG 15' 11" x 12' 11" (4.85m x 3.94m) With mullioned windows to the front, chimney breast with log burning stove, stone fireplace and hearth, central heating radiator.

KITCHEN 15' 11" x 14' 11" (4.85m x 4.55m) The kitchen is fitted with a good range of modern base units and wall cupboards with granite worksurfaces, 2 integrated ovens, dishwasher, induction hob, coffee machine, fridge, matching island unit with 1 ½ bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap and overhanging breakfast bar. It also features a gas fired Aga stove, tiled floor, mullioned windows and door to the front, exposed brickwork to one wall, inset spotlights to the ceiling and column radiator.

SIDE ENTRANCE HALL With stable door to the side and tiled floor.

UTILITY ROOM 9' 11" x 10' 4 max" (3.02m x 3.15m) A good sized utility room which features an excellent range of built in base units and wall cupboards with laminated worksurfaces, 1 ½ bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap, window to the rear, tiled floor and tiled splashbacks.


LANDING The principal bedroom suite is accessed via the impressive staircase from the hall and features a high level window over the stairs and a high coved ceiling. A door from the landing leads into the bathroom area which is itself open plan to the bedroom.

BEDROOM 1 16' 9" x 16' 7" (5.11m x 5.05m) A large double bedroom with 2 windows to the front and a further window to the side. It also features an excellent range of built in furniture including wardrobes, bedside units and dressing table, high coved ceiling, deep skirting boards and chimney breast with stone fireplace and cast iron inset.

BATHROOM 10' 10" x 10' 6 overall" (3.3m x 3.2m) The perfect compliment to the bedroom which continues the feeling of luxury. Fitted with an excellent suite comprising low flush wc, pedestal washbasin, free standing roll top bath and shower cubicle with overhead and rinse fittings, window to the side, inset spotlights to the ceiling, extractor and built in cupboard matching those of the bedroom.

SECOND LANDING Accessed via the stairs from the dining room. Featuring a window overlooking the dining room, spotlights to the ceiling and a good range of built in storage cupboards.

BEDROOM 2 12' 10" x 10' 7" (3.91m x 3.23m) A double bedroom, with mullioned windows to the front, fitted wardrobes and central heating radiator.

EN-SUITE 5' 4" x 4' 3" (1.63m x 1.3m) With three piece suite in white comprising low flush wc, vanity washbasin and shower cubicle, partly tiled walls, inset spotlights to the ceiling and heated towel rail.

BEDROOM 3 14' 8" x 10' 3" (4.47m x 3.12m) Again a double bedroom, with mullioned windows to the front, fitted wardrobes and central heating radiator.

BEDROOM 4 14' 8" x 8' 9" (4.47m x 2.67m) Also a double bedroom, with windows to the front and side, beams to the partly angled ceiling, recessed cupboards into the eaves and central heating radiator.

BATHROOM 9' 10" x 9' 4 overall" (3m x 2.84m) The house bathroom features a 4 piece suite comprising sunken bath, low flush wc, pedestal washbasin and shower cubicle, 2 velux rooflights to the partly angled ceiling, inset spotlights, extractor and central heating radiator.

OUTSIDE The property is accessed via a gateway from the lane with wooden five bar gate, this leads to a large oval shaped driveway in printed concrete with borders surrounding and a central lawned area. This in turn provides access to the garage block.

GARAGE A substantial stone built garage block under a raised stone slate pitched roof - allowing for a large games room over. It comprises the following:

DOUBLE GARAGE 18' 1" x 18' 1" (5.51m x 5.51m) With remote control up and over door to the driveway, electric light and power supply, personal access door to and from the utility / entrance area.

UTILITY / ENTRANCE 18' 1" x 9' 1" (5.51m x 2.77m) Having its own access door to the front and featuring a good range of fitted base units and wall cupboards with laminated worksurfaces, stainless steel sink unit and hot water heater. There are stairs leading to the first floor games room and also a small downstairs WC (5' x 2'9").

GAMES ROOM 27' 4" x 18' 1 overall" (8.33m x 5.51m) A large space which is currently utilised as a snooker room. It features an angled ceiling with 2 rear facing velux rooflights and a set of 3 windows to the side over the stairs.

GARDENS The extensive gardens include a large lawned area beyond the garage which is enclosed by a stone wall and hedge surround. This extends down to a lower level via a tiered section with path leading down. At the lower level there is a further large lawn with a pond and a wooden summerhouse - this extends down to the stream which forms the boundary of the property.

Immediately to the rear of the house there is a pleasant raised terraced seating area which is to be found off the dining room. It is finished in stone paving and has a wrought iron railed surround. Beneath the terrace is a handy outside store room. The paving extends round the side of the house and leads to the front where there is a further pleasant seating area with stone flags and well stocked borders.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The property is Freehold.

VIEWING By appointment with Wm Sykes & Son.
A video tour is available prior to booking an internal viewing.

LOCATION Travelling along the A629 Penistone Road from Highburton in the direction of Huddersfield, turn left onto Woodsome Road and continue along here past Woodsome Hall golf club. Turn right onto Bank Foot Road towards Almondbury and head down the hill. Take the second lane on the left hand side and the property will be found on the right.

PLEASE NOTE There are currently building works taking place adjacent to Royd House Farm to create a single large dwelling which will share access along the lane with this property and the existing barn conversion.

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