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Dark Lane, Almondbury


5 bed Detached House , Huddersfield

This outstanding detached house offers spacious accommodation with 5 bedrooms and flexible living spaces and is presented to an excellent standard throughout. It enjoys a much sought after residential location and sits within a quarter of an acre plot with a superb enclosed garden to the rear. Viewing is essential to appreciate all that this unique home has to offer.

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ABOUT ROSE DENE This unique and individual detached property originally dates back to 1914 when it was originally built as a more modest 3 bedroom property. It is of traditional stone built construction under a rosemary tiled roof. Since then the property has had two major extensions, firstly a side extension in the 1950s, then a rear extension during the 1990s. Our clients purchased the property in 2003 and have commissioned comprehensive renovation works since then to create the outstanding home that you see today.

When entering the property there is the choice of two doors, one into the entrance hall where there are staircases to the first floor and cellar. There is also a further reception hall area which could be used for other purposes. From the hall there are doors into the lounge and dining room, both of which are of generous proportions.

Steps lead down from the dining room into the kitchen - this is once again a good size and fitted with high spec units by Milligan and Jessop featuring a long central island with overhanging breakfast bar, Aga range cooker and a full compliment of modern appliances. A further less formal dining area will be found at the rear of the property enjoying views over the garden - from here there is access to the large garden room which links to the lounge and also features stairs to the lower ground floor accommodation and doors out onto the terraced outside seating area.

The lower floor accommodation could easily be utilised as an annex to the main house if required or possibly a studio / home working space. It features a good sized living room with glazed doors out to the garden, bathroom and 2 double bedrooms. The smaller of these bedrooms is currently fitted out as a study. There is also a series of further cellar rooms beneath the property providing storage and a utility room accessed from the hall.

You will find the other bedrooms on the first floor of the house accessed from the landing. The principal bedroom features an en-suite bathroom and balcony overlooking the garden. It is accessed through a large and luxurious walk through dressing room with built in wardrobes (this was formerly a double bedroom). There are two further double bedrooms, a quality modern house bathroom and separate wc.

The property is presented to an excellent modern standard with mostly double glazed windows, gas central heating and quality fixtures and fittings throughout. It is Freehold and connected to all mains services.

Externally there is a gated parking area and detached single garage to the front of the house. To the rear there is a good sized enclosed garden which enjoys a good deal of privacy and is arranged over 3 levels with a stone paved terrace off garden room having steps down to a level lawned area. From here further steps lead down to another garden area with extensive lawn, further seating area and a wooden garden room with sauna.

Dark Lane is a popular residential address situated a short distance from the centre of Almondbury and its many amenities in a setting that is consistently regarded as one of Huddersfield's most sought after residential locations.


ENTRANCE HALL With wooden entrance door and windows to either side and quarry tiled floor. This leads into the main hall where there is a staircase to the first floor with wooden handrail, door and further stairs leading to the cellar. Central heating radiator.

CLOAKROOM / WC With modern two piece suite comprising low flush wc and wall hung vanity washbasin, partly tiled walls and window to the front.

RECEPTION HALL 8' 10" x 11' 1 (15'6") max" (2.69m x 3.38m) A more formal entrance hall which could be used alternatively as a coat and boot room or office. It features 2 windows to the front, wooden entrance door and central heating radiator.

LOUNGE 15' 6" x 13' 11" (4.72m x 4.24m) A large living room which features a chimney breast with inset log burning stove, tiled hearth and decorative fireplace surround, high coved ceiling, window to the side, 2 central heating radiators and a wide opening to the garden room which provides views beyond.

DINING ROOM 15' 2" x 13' 7" (4.62m x 4.14m) Another good sized reception room which is to be found at the centre of the home. It features wonderful exposed wooden floorboards, a window looking through the garden room and a broad opening with step down into the kitchen.

KITCHEN 25' 10" x 12' 10" (7.87m x 3.91m) The kitchen is fitted with an impressive range of modern gloss fronted base units and wall cupboards with ultra low profile Silestone worksurfaces and inset stainless steel sink, matching island unit with overhanging breakfast bar for 4 people. It is well served by high quality appliances including a gas fired Aga range cooker with 4 ovens, two hobs with extractor over, hotplate and intelligent management system, integrated electric Hotpoint oven and microwave, 4 ring ceramic induction hob, Meile dishwasher, 2 wine coolers and a free standing Rangemaster American style fridge freezer. There is wooden flooring, inset spotlights to the ceiling, window to the front and glazed double doors to the rear entrance / garden room.

DINING AREA 13' 2" x 8' (4.01m x 2.44m) The kitchen opens into this less formal dining area with fully width bay of windows overlooking the garden.

REAR ENTRANCE 15' 4" x 9' (4.67m x 2.74m) This space links the Kitchen to the garden room and features glazed doors and windows leading to the rear terrace, rooflights to the high angled ceiling, painted wooden flooring central heating radiator and stairs leading down to the lower ground floor.

GARDEN ROOM 12' 10" x 18' 5" (3.91m x 5.61m) A wonderfully light and airy living space with painted beams and rooflights to the angled ceiling, painted wooden floor, windows overlooking the gardens and 3 central heating radiators.


LIVING ROOM 26' 3" x 14' 3" (8m x 4.34m) A good sized living room which features glazed panels and door enclosing the staircase from upstairs, two sets of arched glazed doors to the rear garden, inset spotlights to the ceiling, 2 central heating radiators and tall wall mounted radiator.

LOBBY Providing access to the 2 bedrooms and bathroom.

BEDROOM 4 17' 10" x 12' 7" (5.44m x 3.84m) A large double bedroom with 3 windows to the rear, further window to the side and 3 central heating radiators.

BEDROOM 5 12' 11" x 8' 10" (3.94m x 2.69m) Currently used as an office, with arched window to the side and central heating radiator.

BATHROOM 12' 10" x 6' 11" (3.91m x 2.11m) Fitted with a modern 4 piece suite in white comprising low flush wc, vanity washbasin, bath with mixer tap and rinse hose, multi jet shower cubicle, partly tiled walls, tiled floor, obscure glazed window to the side, inset spotlights to the ceiling, extractor and central heating radiator.


LANDING The stairs to the first floor have a slatted balustrade with wooden handrail and are set within a broad bay with windows to the front of the house.

DRESSING ROOM 13' 11" x 13' 8" (4.24m x 4.17m) This was originally a double bedroom prior to the house being extended, it is now an ante-room to the principal bedroom an used as a dressing room. It features fitted wardrobes, window to the rear, central heating radiator and two steps down to the bedroom.

BEDROOM 1 13' 1" x 12' 10" (3.99m x 3.91m) A large double bedroom with glazed double doors out onto the terraced seating area which enjoys the views over the gardens and beyond, central heating radiator.

EN-SUITE 13' x 6' 6" (3.96m x 1.98m) With three piece suite comprising low flush wc, washbasin set upon a wooden stand, shower cubicle, tiling to 2 walls, tiled floor, window to the front and central heating radiator.

BEDROOM 2 14' 8" x 14' 1" (4.47m x 4.29m) A double bedroom with window overlooking the gardens, bank of fitted wardrobes, part angled ceiling and central heating radiator.

BEDROOM 3 11' 2" x 8' 10" (3.4m x 2.69m) Another double bedroom with window to the front and central heating radiator.

BATHROOM 8' 7" x 6' 9" (2.62m x 2.06m) With free standing bath, wall hung washbasin and walk in shower cubicle with glazed screen, tiled floor with underfloor heating, fully tiled walls, heated towel rail, obscure glazed window to the front and extractor.

SEPARATE WC With low flush wc and wall hung washbasin, half tiled walls, tiled floor and central heating radiator.

CELLAR The cellars are accessed via the staircase from the ground floor hall and feature two small store rooms off the central lobby area. These rooms in turn lead to the larger store room and utility room.

UTILITY / LAUNDRY 14' x 13' 4" (4.27m x 4.06m) With ATAG central heating boiler, hot water cylinder, plumbing for automatic washing machine, sink unit and a side entrance door.

STORE 14' 9" x 13' 7" (4.5m x 4.14m) A useful store room with central support pillar.

OUTSIDE To the front of the house is a block paved driveway and parking area which is accessed from Dark Lane via a remote controlled wrought iron gate. This leads to the detached garage and a path to the side leads round to the rear garden.

GARAGE 17' 5" x 12' 5" (5.31m x 3.78m) Of stone built construction under a pitched roof remote controlled up and over door.

GARDENS The good sized rear garden enjoys excellent privacy and a pleasant outlook. From the house there is a large stone paved terrace with wrought iron railings surrounding and steps down to the lower level garden which features a stone paved path along the rear of the building, a door from here leads into the store room beneath the dining area.

A further set of steps and a sloping lawn leads to the 3rd section of garden which again features a lawn, seating area with ornate borders, water feature and wooden garden room (13'3" x 10'1") with sauna and 2 person sauna.

VIEWING By appointment with Wm Sykes & Son.

LOCATION Follow Northgate through the centre of Almondbury, passing the Church on the right hand side. Bear left onto Fenay Lane, then immediately right onto St Helens Gate. Continue down here bearing left onto Dark Lane and the house will be found on the right hand side.

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