Choppards Lane, Holmfirth£750,000
5 bed Detached House, Holmfirth
This unique detached property nestles in idyllic settings at the foot of a picturesque valley, set within approximately 2.5 acres of grounds which include formal gardens, former mill ponds and mature woodland. The house offers flexible 5 bedroom accommodation which we anticipate that buyers will look to renovate and redesign to their own tastes and needs.
Full DetailsABOUT CHOPPARDS MILL This unique detached property is made of a number of former buildings associated to Choppards Mill - a former Fulling Mill which existed on the site during Victorian times. Our client purchased the property in 1974 and carried out extensive renovation and redesigning of the building under the supervision of the renowned architect Arthur Quarmby.
The building is effectively in 3 sections, approached through an open archway between 2 garages which feature bedroom accommodation over them - this section of the building was largely rebuilt from derelict cottages and outbuildings and enhanced with some superb reclaimed stonework and detailing. The middle section is a former Tenter shed and is single storey in height - this houses the kitchen. This is linked to the third and final section a former mill cottage which is 3 storeys in height and houses the living room, further bedrooms and workshop accommodation.
An open archway leads into an open courtyard area with a front entrance door providing access into the porch. A short set of steps lead from here into the living kitchen which features partly exposed roof trusses to the ceiling and a utility area off it. Another short set of steps from here leads to a landing area with 3 bedrooms, bathroom and separate wc which are located above the garages.
The 3 storey section of the building is accessed through a glazed door from the kitchen. This features a large living room with library area on the top floor. Steps lead down to a landing, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, wc and dressing room on the middle floor. On the lower floor there is a series of 3 rooms used as a studio and workshop space with a single storey extension across the front creating an entrance lobby.
Mains water, drainage and electricity are connected to the house whilst the central heating system is oil fired. The property features a number of traditional character features but remains largely un-altered since its renovation in the 1970s, therefore we expect that buyers will look to carry out renovations to their own tastes along with modifying the layout to work for their own needs.
Externally the property is set within picturesque grounds that we understand extend to approximately 2.5 acres. It is accessed down a single track driveway in front of a row of former mill cottages. This leads into a private parking area which in turn provides access to the 2 garages. On the upper side of the parking area there is a fabulous well stocked vegetable garden.
There are extensive formal lawned gardens to the other side of the house which eventually lead into a long strip of mature woodland with a river running through it. There are two former mill ponds within the grounds - the larger of the two stretches behind the house whilst the smaller one will be found further along within the woodland.
ENTRANCE HALL 9' x 7' 9" (2.74m x 2.36m) With glazed entrance door, tiled floor built in store cupboards and exposed beam to the angled ceiling.
LIVING KITCHEN 34' 2" x 12' (10.41m x 3.66m) A short set of steps lead from the hall into the living kitchen. This is an excellent sized room which features windows partly exposed roof trusses to the high ceiling, various windows to the front, side and rear and a glazed door leading out the rear gardens. It is fitted with base units with laminated worksurfaces and a stainless steel sink, oil fired Aga and plumbing for a dishwasher. There is also a chimney breast with cast iron fireplace and stone hearth.
UTILITY 9' 1" x 6' 4" (2.77m x 1.93m) Located off the kitchen, this features a range of built in cupboards, plumbing for automatic washing machine and ceramic sink.
LANDING A short set of steps from the kitchen leads up to a landing area which features a window looking into the central courtyard and access to 3 of the bedrooms and accompanying shower room facilities.
BEDROOM 3 12' x 8' 10" (3.66m x 2.69m) With windows to the side, partly exposed roof truss and central heating radiator.
SEPARATE WC 7' 9" x 2' 9" (2.36m x 0.84m) With low flush wc, wall hung washbasin, window to the side and central heating radiator.
SHOWER ROOM 5' 9" x 5' 5" (1.75m x 1.65m) With shower cubicle, vanity washbasin, obscure glazed porthole window to the side and central heating radiator.
LOBBY A short set of steps lead down to a small lobby area with curved wall and doors which gives access to 2 further bedrooms.
BEDROOM 4 12' 2" x 10' 11 overall" (3.71m x 3.33m) With windows to the front, partly angled ceiling and central heating radiator.
BEDROOM 5 11' 11" x 10' 11 overall" (3.63m x 3.33m) With windows to the front, partly angled ceiling and central heating radiator.
STAIRWELL Moving on to the other section of the property there are stairs leading up to the living room and down to the other bedrooms accessed via a glazed door with glazed panels to either side from the kitchen.
LIVING ROOM 22' 5" x 13' (6.83m x 3.96m) A large living room which features windows to the front, side and rear enjoying the views, glazed door to the rear, chimney breast with brick fireplace and open hearth, 2 central heating radiators.
LIBRARY 14' 8" x 7' 11" (4.47m x 2.41m) The library is partially open plan to the living room and features a window to the front and a range of built in shelving.
LANDING Stairs lead down to this floor which features the remaining bedrooms.
BEDROOM 1 12' x 11' 11" (3.66m x 3.63m) With windows to the front, recessed cupboard with double doors and central heating radiator.
DRESSING ROOM 9' 1" x 5' 9" (2.77m x 1.75m) With window to the front and fitted wardrobes.
BEDROOM 2 12' x 8' 6" (3.66m x 2.59m) With window to the front and side, central heating radiator.
BATHROOM 5' 10" x 5' 10" (1.78m x 1.78m) With pedestal washbasin and bath, window to the side, heated towel rail and obscure glazed panels providing borrowed light to the landing.
SEPARATE WC 5' 6" x 2' 6" (1.68m x 0.76m) With low flush wc, hand washbasin, window to the side and central heating radiator.
STUDIO 15' 7" x 21 overall' (4.75m x 6.4m) Two interconnecting rooms which are currently used as an office, studio and music room but could be used to fulfil a variety of uses. With windows to the front and side.
WORK ROOM 11' 9" x 8' 4" (3.58m x 2.54m) Accessed via a door from the studio.
ENTRANCE LOBBY With window to the front, door to the side and a further door through to the porch.
PORCH 14' 5" x 3' 8" (4.39m x 1.12m) A single storey extension to the front which links the entrance to the studio.
OUTSIDE From the lane that leads up to the house there is a generous parking area which is stone and block paved - this leads to the two integral garages. There is also a large vegetable plot with garden, well stocked beds and hedge surround. An open archway leads between the two garages to a central courtyard between the 3 sections of the house - this features a stone flagged terrace with steps up to the front entrance door and steps down into the lower garden.
GARAGE 1 23' 2" x 11' (7.06m x 3.35m) With up and over door to the parking area and personal access door to the side.
GARAGE 2 19' 4" x 12' 3" (5.89m x 3.73m) Again featuring an up and over door to the parking area and personal access door to the side. Note that that an area of this garage is taken up by a bulkhead which incorporates the utility area above. The space beneath this is used as a wood store.
GARDENS There is a large lawned garden area to the side of the building which extends into the adjoining woodland. Steps from here lead up to a higher level which features a further lawn and a large paved patio area, beyond this there is a long former mill pond stretching behind the house and into the woodland.
The woodland extends running alongside the River Ribble where there is a picturesque cascade feeding the river from springs in the fields above and another smaller pond. A pathway leads right to the end of the grounds.
NOTE A public footpath runs through the initial part of the property's grounds along the edge of the vegetable plot. There are no other rights of way through the remaining grounds.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The property is Freehold.
VIEWING By appointment with Wm Sykes & Son.
LOCATION From the centre of Holmfirth head up Dunford Road (B6106) and continue for approximately 1 mile as if heading towards Hade Edge. Turn right onto Choppards Bank Road and follow this road along. Bear left when the road splits and continue along to the junction with Choppards Lane. Turn right down this road and head to the bottom of the hill. There is a row of mill cottages on the left hand side called Choppards Buildings. Turn left here and follow the lane that runs in front of these cottages. The property will be found at the end of the lane.
PLAN Plan is not to scale and is for identification purposes only.