Huddersfield Road, Shelley£780,000
4 bed Barn Conversion, Huddersfield
This truly unique detached home enjoys the privacy of a tucked away position beyond its gated driveway and is set in just over an acre of grounds which enjoy far reaching views. The property is grade II listed and converted from an historic aisled barn - it retains its wonderful timber framed structure whilst offering spacious and flexible 4 bedroom accommodation.
Full DetailsABOUT THE GRANGE The property is believed to date back to the 17th century, we understand as a barn to the nearby Manor House. It is of a timber framed "aisled" construction with 4 tall king post trusses having aisles to either side. The external structure is traditional rubble filled walls under a pitched stone slate roof.
We are informed that it was used for agricultural purposes up until the mid-1970s; when it was converted to a fine dining restaurant. It subsequently became a house in the 1980s and our clients purchased the property in 2002. At the time they carried out a comprehensive scheme of renovation works, then shortly afterwards rebuilt the adjoining garage structure, adding an additional room above it.
The day to day entrance to the property is through a porch on the rear side of the property by the driveway. This leads into the impressive open plan living and dining area which is open plan at the heart of the home and is open to fully height up to the apex of the property showing off the timber frame to great effect. From here double doors lead to the formal lounge and another door gives access to the dining kitchen. The kitchen features a walk-in store and also has a door to the utility room. A pleasant reception hall area will be found to the other side of the open living space - this is used by our clients as a daytime living space.
Two of the bedrooms will be found on the ground floor of the house and are accessed from a hallway from the living space. Both of these rooms are double bedrooms and have their own en-suite bathrooms. Above these rooms there is a superb open mezzanine office space and sitting area which is accessed by a staircase from the dining area which it overlooks - here the roof trusses can really be admired.
The master bedroom is accessed via a separate staircase from the living area. This room features an excellent range of built in furniture and features a window to the gable end enjoying the superb views. It has its own bathroom which is en-suite through another door at the top of the stairs.
The final bedroom is located within an annex space that adjoins the main building. Double doors from the lounge lead to a lobby area with shower room and a spiral staircase then leads up to the large double bedroom with exposed green oak framing. This is above the double garage which can also be accessed by a door from the lobby area.
The property is connected to all mains services and has a gas central heating and hot water system - 2 separate central heating boilers operate in different areas of the house. There is also a bank of 4kw solar panels located at the lower end of the plot.
Externally the property is accessed via driveway from Huddersfield Road, one other detached house has a right of access over this driveway before reaching a private electric remote controlled gate with audio intercom. From here, there is a generous driveway and parking area giving access to the garage. A further driveway to the other side leads to the gardens.
The first formal garden area features a lawn, paved seating area with garden room (currently used as a gym) and decked area with hot tub. It is South facing and enjoys superb far reaching views. Terraced gardens then lead down to the lower garden where there is a timber stable block, further decked seating areas and a more extensive lawned area beyond.
ENTRANCE HALL 13' 9" x 4' (4.19m x 1.22m) The property is entered through a solid wooden entrance door into the entrance hall which features a window to the side, rooflight to the angled ceiling, stone floor and glazed double doors with full height windows to either side leading into the Dining Hall.
DINING HALL 22' 4" x 12' 8 (13'9" max)" (6.81m x 3.86m) At the heart of the house there is an impressive open plan dining area and snug / sitting area. This large open space features exposed wooden uprights and trusses to the high angled ceiling. There is a solid wooden floor throughout and two staircases rising to the mezzanine study area and principal bedroom. Glazed double doors open into the reception hall.
SNUG / SITTING AREA 18' 1" x 12' 10" (5.51m x 3.91m) Open plan to the dining area, this cosy seating area features a stone fireplace with living flame gas fire and stone hearth. There is a recessed storage cupboard beneath the stairs and a door to the living room.
RECEPTION HALL 12' 8" x 11' 7" (3.86m x 3.53m) A more formal entrance hall which is used by our clients as a daytime sitting room. It features a solid wooden entrance door set within an arched opening with glazed surround, high ceiling with exposed timbers, feature exposed stone and timber detailing.
DINING KITCHEN 27' x 12' 8 (10'8" min)" (8.23m x 3.86m) A large dining kitchen which is fitted with an excellent range of solid wooden base units an wall cupboards with granite worksurfaces, inset ceramic sink with a 3 way mixer tap, integrated Siemens dishwasher and fridge, freestanding Mercury range cooker, 2 windows to the side and side entrance door. There is also a recessed L-shaped pantry store room.
UTILITY 10' 8" x 7' 4" (3.25m x 2.24m) A short set of steps from the kitchen leads down to the utility room. Which features a sink unit, quarry tiled floor, window to the rear and door to the side, plumbing for washing machine, radiator, extractor fan and the main Vaillant gas central heating and hot water combi boiler.
LOUNGE 21' 10 (16'2" min)" x 13 (8'10" min)' (6.65m x 3.96m) A good sized living room which features exposed beams to the ceiling, windows and door to the rear, 2 central heating radiators and double doors into the annex area.
ANNEX LOBBY 8' 6" x 11' 7 max" (2.59m x 3.53m) With wooden flooring, window to the front with stone sill and timber lintel, spiral staircase to the first floor, tall wall mounted radiator and personal access door to the garage.
SHOWER ROOM 8' 6" x 6' 7 (4'10" min)" (2.59m x 2.01m) With 4 piece suite in white comprising low flush wc, wall hung washbasin, bidet and shower cubicle, tiling to 3 walls, curved wall with three tall window lights and heated towel rail.
DOUBLE GARAGE 19' 5" x 18' 4" (5.92m x 5.59m) With double wooden barn style doors, electric light and power supply, second central heating boiler and pressurised hot water tank, rear entrance door.
ANNEX BEDROOM 4 20' 3" x 20' 1 overall" (6.17m x 6.12m) Located over the garage and featuring a superb green oak roof frame to the angled ceiling, 3 rooflights to the rear, wood flooring with underfloor heating and a dressing area study area over the shower room with oriel window to the side.
GROUND FLOOR BEDROOMS
LOBBY A lobby area located off the dining area gives access to the 2 ground floor bedrooms. This features a full height floor to ceiling bookcase.
BEDROOM 2 12' x 15' 5 (18' max)" (3.66m x 4.7m) A double bedroom which features a good range of built in furniture including built in wardrobes, cupboards and dressing table, exposed beam, dual aspect windows and central heating radiator.
EN-SUITE 7' 9" x 6' 8" (2.36m x 2.03m) With low flush WC, washbasin and bath with mixer shower over, fully tiled walls, inset spotlights to the ceiling, extractor, heated towel rail, partly exposed timber and obscure glazed window to the side.
BEDROOM 3 12' 7" x 12' 2" (3.84m x 3.71m) Another double bedroom with windows to the front, good range of built in furniture including wardrobes, drawers and dressing table, exposed wooden upright and central heating radiator.
EN-SUITE 7' 10" x 5' 10" (2.39m x 1.78m) With low flush WC, vanity washbasin and shower cubicle with Mira shower, exposed beam, obscure glazed window, heated towel rail and tiled floor with underfloor heating.
FIRST FLOOR The principal bedroom and bathroom are located at the top of a set of stairs from the dining area.
BEDROOM 1 17' 5" x 13' 6" (5.31m x 4.11m) A large double bedroom which features windows to the rear enjoying the views with a window seat and built in wardrobes to either side. There is also built in storage and further wardrobes into the eaves and exposed beams to the high angled ceiling.
BATHROOm 13' 1" x 6 overall' (3.99m x 1.83m) A large bathroom which is en-suite to Bedroom 1 featuring a 4 piece suite in white comprising low flush WC, pedestal washbasin, bidet and bath with shower over, exposed beams to the angled ceiling, heated towel rail, tiled floor and extractor.
MEZZANINE STUDY 18' 8" x 17' 6" (5.69m x 5.33m) A mezzanine level sits above the two downstairs bedrooms and overlooks the dining and snug areas. A low level roof truss divides the room into a sitting area and office which can be accessed under the beam via a short sunken walkway with steps down and up. There are beams to the angled ceiling, a window to the gable end, built in bookcases and a double central heating radiator.
OUTSIDE From Huddersfield Road, there is driveway leading to the remote controlled entrance gate which also has an audio intercom control. One neighbouring property has access over this driveway as far as the gate. Beyond the gate the driveway splits to either side of the property and provides a generous amount of parking and access to the Garage.
GARDENS To the front elevation of the building there is a five bar wooden gate and the drive extends down to a concrete track which provides access to the lower gardens. There is a paved seating area here and then a larger formal garden at the rear. This features a level lawn, decked area with hot tub and a large stone paved seating area which enjoys the views and hosts a wooden summerhouse or garden room (14'5" x 9'10"). This is currently used as a gym and playroom but offers lots of potential for other uses such as a home office space. It has glazed double doors, windows to either side, electric light and power supply.
FURTHER GROUNDS Terraced gardens with paths and a sloping concrete driveway lead down to the lower level of the site. Here you will find two more timber decked seating areas, one with ornamental pond. There is also a wooden stable block with 4 loose boxes and electric light and power supply. Finally beyond this there is a 4kw bank of solar panels (with, we understand approx. 11 years of the cash back feed in tariff remaining) and a large lawned area / potentially a small paddock depending upon the buyer's needs.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The property is Freehold.
VIEWING By appointment with Wm Sykes & Son.
LOCATION Follow the B6116 Huddersfield Road from Shelley towards Skelmanthorpe. The property will be found on the right hand side just before Shelley Garden Centre down a short private driveway. Access is via the large electric remote control gates. Press the intercom or phone the owners in order to gain entry.