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Holmfirth Road, Greenfield


3 bed Detached House, Saddleworth

This impressive Victorian detached house occupies a quite magnificent location within the Dovestone Nature Reserve and Peak District National Park. It offers well-presented accommodation with many period details and whilst being rural in its setting, it enjoys easy access to Manchester city centre by road or rail.

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ABOUT DOVE STONE HOUSE The property was constructed in late Victoria times and features a datestone of 1894 above the door. It was originally built as a Waterman's House, to oversee the Yeoman Hey and Greenfield Reservoirs. Dovestone Reservoir, which it now takes its name from was actually completed much later. The property is of substantial stone built construction under a slate roof and maintained to an excellent standard.

The unique setting of this property allows excellent access to the footpath network which surround the reservoirs, yet it is just 300 yards from the Isle of Skye Road between Greenfield and Holmfirth. It enjoys astonishing views over the Upper Chew Valley with a rugged backdrop of Pennine hillside at the rear. Despite the rural setting easy access to Manchester can be gained via road or from Greenfield Railway station which is approximately 1.5 miles away.

The property is entered through an entrance lobby which leads into the main entrance hall, both featuring beautiful Victorian tiling and a staircase with carved newel post leads to the first floor. There are two well proportioned reception rooms both having log burning stoves set within the exposed stone fireplaces. The lounge features a bay window to the front enjoying the views and the dining room has parquet tiled flooring and patio doors to the rear garden.

There is also a kitchen with modern fitted units and window overlooking the rear garden, side entrance hall, utility, study and conservatory which enjoys the magnificent views over the rear garden.

Upstairs there is an impressive landing area with tall picture windows above enjoying the views. There are 3 double bedrooms, en-suite shower room to the master bedroom and a house bathroom.

The property is well maintained and presented throughout having a number of original features including high coved ceilings, original doors and mosaic tiled floor in the hall. These are enhanced with modern fixtures and fittings, uPVC double glazing and LPG fired central heating system.

Externally there is gated access to the front of the house where there is a superb stone cobbled driveway / parking area. Gardens wrap around the side of the building where there are 2 stone outbuildings. The rear garden is of a particularly good size and is well maintained having extensive lawns complimented by patio and barbecue areas. There is also a double garage to the side of the house with further parking in front.

The house is situated down a private driveway from the main road with vehicular access only to this house, the two adjacent cottages and of course for maintenance of the reservoirs and their grounds. Excellent facilities can be found in Greenfield with its supermarket and railway station and the thriving village of Uppermill with its great selection of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars.



ENTRANCE HALL With front entrance door and etched glass window light above, further window to the side, high coved ceiling, Lincrusta panelling to dado height and a mosaic tiled flooring.

INNER HALL Accessed off the entrance hall, featuring a continuation of the tiled flooring and Lincrusta panelling to the walls. There is also a central staircase leading to the first floor with carved newel post and wooden handrail, window to the front and cast iron column radiator.

LOUNGE 18' 11 (into bay)" x 14' 11" (5.77m x 4.55m) A good sized living room which features a bay window to the front enjoying the views, further window to the side, wood flooring, high coved ceiling, chimney breast with inset log burning stove, exposed stone lintel and hearth and 4 concealed central heating radiators.

LOBBY A small lobby area is situated beyond the hall, providing access to the dining room, kitchen and downstairs WC.

DOWNSTAIRS WC With modern 2 piece suite in white comprising low flush wc and wall hung washbasin. A recessed cupboard beneath the stairs provides access to the central heating boiler and hot water tank.

DINING ROOM 15' 11" x 15' (4.85m x 4.57m) Another good sized reception room which features 2 windows to the side and glazed double doors into the garden. It again features a chimney breast with inset log burning stove, stone lintel and hearth. There is also reclaimed parquet wood flooring, a high coved ceiling and 2 central heating radiators.

KITCHEN 11' 8" x 11' 5" (3.56m x 3.48m) The kitchen is fitted with a good range of modern base units and wall cupboards with granite worksurfaces, 1 ½ bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, integrated double oven, 4 ring gas hob with extractor over and dishwasher, windows to the side and rear, column radiator and tiled floor.

SIDE ENTRANCE HALL Perfect for accessing the property after being outdoors in the garden or from walking. With entrance door to the front and rear, further window to the rear, high angled ceiling and central heating radiator.

UTILITY ROOM 6' 11" x 6' 2" (2.11m x 1.88m) With fitted units, stainless steel sink and plumbing for washing machine.

STUDY 12' 4" x 6' 7" (3.76m x 2.01m) This has in the past been used as an occasional bedroom but provides a link into the conservatory. It features a window to the side and central heating radiator.

CONSERVATORY 12' 1" x 11' 10" (3.68m x 3.61m) The perfect setting to enjoy the views over the private enclosed garden and beyond. With glazed door to the side, leading into the garden and tiled floor.


LANDING A spacious landing area with windows over the staircase enjoying the views to the side.

BEDROOM 1 15' x 14' 11" (4.57m x 4.55m) A large double bedroom with windows to the front with stone sills enjoying the views, chimney breast with stone fireplace and hearth, central heating radiator.

SHOWER ROOM En-suite to the master bedroom, with two piece suite in white comprising pedestal washbasin and shower cubicle, tiled floor, extractor, tiled floor and fully tiled walls.

BEDROOM 2 16' x 14' 10" (4.88m x 4.52m) Another large double bedroom with windows to the rear again having stone sills and enjoying the views, chimney breast with exposed stone lintel and hearth, central heating radiator.

BEDROOM 3 12' 1" x 11' 9" (3.68m x 3.58m) Another double bedroom, although currently utilised as a study. Having built in book shelving, window to the side and a central heating radiator.

BATHROOM 11' 2" x 10' 4 overall" (3.4m x 3.15m) The house bathroom features a contemporary 3 piece suite comprising low flush wc, pedestal washbasin and free standing bath set within a wooden frame with mixer tap and shower head. The floor is tiled with underfloor heating and there are 2 windows to the front enjoying the views.

OUTSIDE To the side of the house there is a parking area and double garage with 2 up and over doors. One of the doors is remote controlled whilst the other is manual. Wrought iron gates provide access to the front of the property. There is also a pedestrian gate with keypad entry system. In front of the house there is a generous secure parking area which is finished in stone cobbles. There are 2 small stone built storage sheds attached to the front and side of the house.

GARDENS The gardens are predominantly to the rear of the house and enjoy a good deal of privacy whilst enjoying the breathtaking scenery beyond. The gardens are enclosed and feature extensive lawned areas with patio seating areas, barbecue and a small ornamental pond.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The property is Freehold.

VIEWING Strictly by appointment with Wm Sykes & Son.

LOCATION From the roundabout at the Clarence Pub on the edge of Greenfield take the A635 Holmfirth Road towards Holmfirth. Continue for approximately 0.75 mile and pass the entrance to Dovestone Reservoir. Dove Stone House is accessed via a private driveway on the right hand side. Turn down here and follow the lane along before bearing left. You will pass 2 smaller properties called Binn Green Cottages and the house will be found in front of you.

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