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Dean Head Lane, Diggle, Saddleworth

£825,000

5 bed Semi-Rural Residence, Saddleworth

Sat high upon the hillside above Diggle is this fantastic Grade II listed detached period residence dating back to circa 1800 when it was constructed as a purpose-built loom house.

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INITIAL DESCRIPTION Sat high upon the hillside above Diggle is this fantastic Grade II listed detached period residence dating back to circa 1800 when it was constructed as a purpose-built loom house. It offers a substantial amount of accommodation laid out over three floors and comes with outbuildings, including a double garage, well maintained gardens, and a vast amount of outside entertainment space. There is also the option to purchase the adjoining equestrian facilities and land by separate negotiation.

ABOUT DEANHEAD FARM This Grade II listed property is steeped in history and would have once been a hive of activity when the cottage industry was thriving. One local history publication refers to it being photographed around 1910 just before the original tools and machinery were taken out and displayed in the Piece Hall Museum. As you can imagine, it is full of character and period features including stone mullioned windows, stone fireplaces, beams, and the top floor lounge, which would have been the main loomshop, proudly shows off the fantastic roof structure and evidence of its former use. The property now has more modern conveniences such as double-glazed hardwood windows, oil fired central heating, a traditional style farmhouse kitchen with Aga, multi-fuel stoves in the sitting room and conservatory, and even a dedicated entertaining room fitted with a bespoke oak bar. Externally, a pair of wooden gates give way to ample parking and turning areas, access to a large double garage and adjoining covered entertainment space/car port with a large flagged patio in front, extensive lawned garden with access to the enclosed hen house, and a smaller garden area with planted borders. There is a further stone built outbuilding on the roadside.

A gate currently gives access to the equestrian facilities which are available by separate negotiation should you wish to acquire them. They comprise 3 stables and 1 foaling box, all with automatic water feeders, electric sockets and rubber matting, a hay barn with rug hangers, enclosed stable yard, large feed prep/storage area, and a lockable tack room. There is approaching 4 acres of adjoining land, which includes a level area on which planning permission was granted in 2010 (now lapsed) to create a 50m x 30m ménage.

ACCOMMODATION

GROUND FLOOR A large timber and glazed entrance door at the rear of the property gives access into:-

RECEPTION HALL 15' 10" x 13' 7" (4.83m x 4.14m) A proper reception hall with stone mullioned windows to the rear, and a legged staircase rising to the first floor with timber balustrading, newel posts and handrail. There is a storage cupboard beneath the staircase, exposed beams, and a feature stonework wall.

SITTING ROOM 17' 10" x 16' 4" (5.44m x 4.98m) As the floor plan suggests, this is a very spacious reception room having a bank of stone mullioned windows to the front, a multi fuel stove set in a carved stone surround and matching hearth, exposed beams, and an opening leads through to the bar.

BAR 14' 9" x 11' 9" (4.5m x 3.58m) Ideal for when you are entertaining and want to spill over from the sitting room. It is fitted with a bespoke oak bar having a stone flagged bar stool area immediately in front, with the host/hostess area behind the bar incorporating a small stainless-steel sink, shelving, space for a fridge, and finished with stone flagged floor. The rest of the room is a great socialising area for your guests and has a wall mounted oak glass rest along one of the walls. There are mullioned windows and an external door to the front.

DINING ROOM 13' 10" x 13' 2" (4.22m x 4.01m) Featuring a 'Däkk' electric stove set into the chimney breast with a substantial stone lintel over. This well proportioned dining room also has exposed beams and mullioned windows to the front.

FARMHOUSE KITCHEN 16' 4" x 12' 1" (4.98m x 3.68m) A real feel of comfort in here where the family can casually dine. It is fitted with a good range of wall and base units with a nice mix of solid wood and granite worktops incorporating a Belfast sink with mixer tap over. There is an oil fired Aga set into the chimney breast with a large stone mantel over. The kitchen also has stone mullioned windows to the rear, beams, and quarry tiled floor.

CONSERVATORY 13' 3" x 12' 6" (4.04m x 3.81m) A really good sized space with a 'Montrose' multi-fuel stove set within a carved stone surround against the exposed stonework wall. The conservatory also has a tiled floor views over the side garden and up the hillside beyond, and a pair of glazed doors lead out to the front where there is a stone flagged terrace which extends across the front of the house.

UTILITY ROOM 9' 10" x 7' 6" (3m x 2.29m) Fitted with a range of natural wood units and tiled work surfaces incorporating a mini Belfast sink with mixer tap. There is housing for an extra fridge/freezer, cupboards providing housing for a washing machine and tumble dryer, window looking through into the conservatory, and a door takes you into the downstairs w.c.

W.C. 5' 9" x 5' 2" (1.75m x 1.57m) Fitted with a modern white suite comprising a low flush w.c. an pedestal wash basin. There are frosted mullioned windows to the front, tiled floor, and access into the boiler room.

BOILER ROOM 5' 6" x 4' 9" (1.68m x 1.45m) Housing the oil fired central heating boiler, and providing additional storage.

FIRST FLOOR

LANDING 15' 0" x 11' 11" (4.57m x 3.63m) A spacious landing area with mullioned windows to the rear, cylinder cupboard, exposed beams and upright support, and galleried over the staircase below.

MASTER BEDROOM 16' 5" x 15' 0" (5m x 4.57m) A large double bedroom having a bank of mullioned windows to the front, a cast iron fire grate set into the chimney breast with a stone surround, exposed beams, and an opening that leads through to the en suite facilities.

EN SUITE DRESSING & SHOWER ROOM 15' 0" x 12' 2" (4.57m x 3.71m) The first half of this room is a dressing area with exposed stone feature wall, mullioned windows to the front, beams, inset ceiling spotlights, and 2 openings take you through to the shower room. The showering area comprises a large shower cubicle with mains shower over, low flush w.c., and a wall mounted semi-circular wash basin with curved shelf below. There is a small former 'taking in' door to the side, inset ceiling spotlights, shaver socket, beam, extractor fan, chrome towel warmer, and finished with a tiled floor.

BEDROOM 2 15' 0" x 13' 3" (4.57m x 4.04m) Another spacious double bedroom with stone mullioned windows to the front, and exposed beams.

BEDROOM 3 12' 0" x 10' 7" (3.66m x 3.23m) This third double bedroom has built-in wardrobes and cupboards beneath the staircase. It also has exposed beams, along with mullioned windows to the rear and side.

HOUSE BATHROOM 15' 0" x 7' 11" (4.57m x 2.41m) A much larger than average bathroom fitted with a modern white suite comprising a double ended spa bath in a tiled surround with a central tap and handheld shower head. There is also a wash basin on a tile topped stand, shower cubicle with Grohe shower over, and a low flush w.c. The bathroom has frosted mullioned windows to the rear, frosted window to the side, beam, inset ceiling spotlights, tiled floor, and a traditional style radiator/towel warmer.

SECOND FLOOR

LOUNGE 30' 4" x 20' 4" (9.25m x 6.2m) A staircase rises from the first floor landing directly into this substantial room which measures over 30ft x 20ft. It is open to the roof structure above which proudly displays impressive King post trusses, substantial beams, and evidence of its former use. There are mullioned windows to the front, side and rear. The original pull down shutters at the top of the staircase are restored and still in situ. This fabulous room also has a chimney breast with former fireplace recess, and access up to the mezzanine level which itself provides useable space and has a window in the gable end.

BEDROOM 4 20' 2" x 9' 9" (6.15m x 2.97m) Another large double bedroom with mullioned windows to the front and side, chimney breast with former fireplace recess, exposed beam, and direct access into the shower room.

SHOWER ROOM 9' 10" x 9' 9" (3m x 2.97m) Accessed from either the lounge or bedroom 4. A spacious room fitted with a large open ended shower cubicle with mains shower over, back-to-wall 'floating' w.c., and a wash basin on a tiled vanity top. There are frosted mullioned windows to the side and rear, inset ceiling spotlights, extractor fan, shaver socket, and a chrome ladder style radiator.

BEDROOM 5 15' 0" x 12' 2" (4.57m x 3.71m) This fifth and final double bedroom has mullioned windows to the front and rear, and has access to its own en suite facilities.

EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM Fitted with a white suite comprising a corner low flush w.c., corner pedestal wash basin, and a shower cubicle with a Triton multi-jet shower system over. There are inset ceiling spotlights, extractor fan, and a heated towel rail.

OUTSIDE Externally, your own layby gives way to a pair of wooden gates that open to ample parking and turning areas, access to a large double garage with an adjoining covered entertainment space/car port which has a large flagged patio in front. There is an extensive lawned garden with access to the enclosed hen house, and a smaller garden area to the side of the conservatory with planted borders. There is a further stone-built outbuilding on the roadside in front of the house which comprises a large workshop and adjoining store supplied with light and power.

A gate currently gives access to the equestrian facilities which are available by separate negotiation should you wish to acquire them. They comprise 3 stables and 1 foaling box, all with automatic water feeders, electric sockets and rubber matting, a hay barn with rug hangers, enclosed stable yard, large feed prep/storage area, and a lockable tack room. There is approaching 4 acres of adjoining land, which includes a level area on which planning permission was granted in 2010 (now lapsed) to create a 50m x 30m ménage.

TENURE Freehold.

SERVICES Mains electricity, no gas, oil fired central heating, private drainage system, and its own bore hole water supply.

VIEWING By appointment with Wm. Sykes & Son.

LOCATION From the A62 Huddersfield Road travelling from Standedge Cutting heading towards Delph, turn sharp left onto Dean Head Lane just before the left-hand turn signposted for Uppermill. Follow the lane down and after a short while you will find Deanhead Farm nestling into the hillside on the left.

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