Longlands Road, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield£750,000
5 bed Barn Conversion, Huddersfield
This fantastic barn conversion dates back to the late 1800s and now provides a fabulous family home with the floor area amounting to almost 4000 sq ft including the attic and garage. It sits well back and is quite unassuming from the roadside, but on approach, you will soon see this is one substantial residence with all of the main rooms enjoying superb views to the rear across Hill Top Reservoir and Pennine hillside beyond.
Full DetailsINITIAL DESCRIPTION This fantastic barn conversion dates back to the late 1800s and now provides a fabulous family home with the 'floor area' amounting to almost 4000 sq ft including the attic and garage. It sits well back and is quite unassuming from the roadside, but on approach, you will soon see this is one substantial residence with all of the main rooms enjoying superb views to the rear across Hill Top Reservoir and Pennine hillside beyond. It comes with extensive parking, double garage, a large balcony accessed off the dining kitchen, and lovely terraced gardens.
ABOUT 'THE BARN' This substantial residence occupies a lovely position set well back off the road with tremendous views at the rear over the gardens, Hilltop Reservoir, and then right across towards the Pennine hills beyond. 'The Barn' dates back to 1884 being one of a cluster of original farm buildings and cottages constructed at Hill Top. The barn was then converted more recently into a residential dwelling and then extended and enhanced even further by the current owners. This enviable home amounts to well in excess of 4,000sq.ft., plus useable attic space and garage. The accommodation briefly comprises entrance hall, reception hall, cloakroom & w.c., almost 30ft long living room, large dining kitchen with access out to a sizeable balcony, and a study on the ground floor. The first floor comprises a galleried landing, master bedroom with en suite bathroom and large sauna, 3 further double bedrooms, bedroom 5/dressing room, and house bathroom. The lower ground floor accommodation could quite easily be used as separate living quarters for an elderly relative or independent family member, which currently comprises games room, 2nd office, garden room of almost 26ft, gym, shower room, and utility room. As well as having a superbly fitted dining kitchen, impressive master suite, etc, it has all mains services laid on and includes 'Nest' controlled gas fired central heating, double glazing, solar panels, Cat 5 wiring, and fibre broadband speed.
As you will see from the photographs, there is so much to be utilised and enjoyed outside but very briefly includes a substantial parking/turning area, double garage, access down the side of the house to additional parking, a large balcony accessed from the dining kitchen where you can sit and take in some fabulous views from this great vantage point, a large flagged patio area with raised fish pond immediately to the rear of the lower ground floor which then leads on and down to extensive terraced gardens.
GROUND FLOOR A pair of oak entrance doors open into:-
ENTRANCE HALL An impressive oak framed entrance hall with under floor heating beneath the stone flagged floor, and plenty of space for seating. You will then see the original arched barn opening that is fitted with a large entrance door with glazed surround.
RECEPTION HALL Open to the galleried landing and roof timbers above is this spacious reception area where you will find staircases to both the first and lower ground floors.
CLOAKROOM AND W.C. The cloakroom has fitted cloaks cupboards, and door then leading through to a low flush w.c. and wash basin with a tiled floor and half tiled walls.
LIVING ROOM 29' 1" x 15' 5" (8.86m x 4.7m) This fabulous room is almost 30ft long and has a double aspect with mullioned windows to the front and rear and lovely views across the reservoir and hillside beyond. There is a multi-fuel stove set into the chimney breast with stone faced reveals, hearth and mantel. A pair of glazed doors open to give access into a large dining kitchen.
DINING KITCHEN 24' 0" x 15' 5" (7.32m x 4.7m) Beautifully fitted with an extensive range of units and matching island all having 'star galaxy' granite worktops over incorporating twin stainless-steel sinks with mixer tap over. Integrated appliances include a 5-ring gas hob with extractor hood over and granite splashback, double oven & grill, dishwasher, housing for an American style fridge/freezer, and the island incorporates an additional induction hob and housing for a wine cooler. The kitchen area also has under floor heating below the tiled floor, and mullioned windows providing views to the rear. There is a spacious dining area with a pair of French doors open to give access out to a substantial balcony.
STUDY 12' 1" x 7' 11" (3.68m x 2.41m) A good-sized study, work or hobby room with mullioned windows to the front, and one wall benefitting from fitted library shelves.
LOWER GROUND FLOOR This level could quite easily be utilised as separate living quarters for an elderly relative or independent family member and has its own external access points. It currently comprises:-
HALLWAY With useful under stairs storage cupboard.
GAMES ROOM 15' 9" x 9' 7" (4.8m x 2.92m) With window to the side and a pair of French doors with matching glazed side panels, give access into the garden room.
OFFICE 11' 8" x 9' 9" (3.56m x 2.97m) With a large window looking back into the hallway, and a pair of French doors with matching glazed side panels, give access into the garden room.
GARDEN ROOM 25' 11" x 11' 3" (7.9m x 3.43m) A fantastic room of almost 26ft long spanning across two thirds of the rear of the house with two banks of bi-folding doors providing great views and opening to a stone flagged terrace, raised fish pond and gardens beyond. This room also has a multifuel stove for those colder winter evenings.
GYM 11' 8" x 9' 9" (3.56m x 2.97m) Conveniently at the cooler end of the house. It has a quarry tiled floor, and external door to the rear.
UTILITY ROOM 11' 9" x 6' 5" (3.58m x 1.96m) Fitted with wall and base units arranged in an 'L' shape with work surfaces over incorporating a double stainless-steel sink with drainer and mixer tap over. There are tiled splashbacks, space for a washing machine and tumble dryer, and recessed shelving.
SHOWER ROOM 10' 1" x 6' 0" (3.07m x 1.83m) Fitted with a white suite comprising a low flush w.c., pedestal wash basin, and a shower cubicle with Mira shower over. There is a frosted window to the side.
GALLERIED LANDING Open to exposed roof timbers, and you will also find a linen cupboard. A pull-down ladder takes you up to a floored attic room which then has another door taking you through to further attic storage.
MASTER BEDROOM 15' 9" x 11' 9" (4.8m x 3.58m) A good-sized double bedroom with fabulous views to the rear. It has exposed roof timbers.
EN SUITE BATHROOM AND SAUNA 12' 6" x 5' 7" (3.81m x 1.7m) An enviable bathroom and fitted with a modern white suite comprising a low flush w.c., bidet, pedestal wash basin, and a large square whirlpool bath having capacity for multiple occupants and has two separate shower systems over. There is a frosted window to the side, ceiling spotlights, tiled floor and walls, electric under floor heating, extractor fan, a ladder style radiator/towel warmer, and there is a large glazed panel and entry into a sizeable sauna which is fitted with a TV sunken into the tiled wall with speakers and spotlights within the roof.
BEDROOM 2 12' 4" x 12' 4" (3.76m x 3.76m) A double bedroom with mullioned windows to the rear offering those wonderful views.
BEDROOM 3 12' 6" x 11' 9" (3.81m x 3.58m) Another double bedroom again with mullioned windows providing views to the rear.
BEDROOM 4 12' 2" x 8' 2" (3.71m x 2.49m) This double bedroom has an arched window to the front.
BEDROOM 5/DRESSING ROOM 15' 9" x 9' 11" (4.8m x 3.02m) An 'L' shaped room which although is currently used as a dressing room, could be used as a nursery or single bedroom. It has an arched window to the front and a smaller window to the side.
HOUSE BATHROOM 8' 4" x 7' 8" (2.54m x 2.34m) Fitted with a modern white suite comprising a low flush w.c., pedestal wash basin, panelled bath with central mixer tap and hand held shower head, and a separate large shower cubicle with a multi jet shower system over. There is an extractor fan, a ladder style radiator/towel warmer, and a frosted window to the side.
OUTSIDE There is much to be utilised and enjoyed outside including a substantial parking/turning area with inset lighting and electric points, double garage with electrically operated roller shutter door and loft storage, and access down the side of the house to additional parking. The large timber decked balcony above the Garden Room, is accessed from the dining kitchen and has steps down to the garden. Here you can sit and take in some fabulous views from this great vantage point. The balcony and first patio have a number of electric power points. There is a large flagged patio area with raised fish pond immediately to the rear of the lower ground floor garden room which then leads on and down to three levels of gardens, the first of which is lawned with shrub borders, a timber shed, and a hardwood framed shelter on timber decking. A pathway and steps meander down through the rockery to the next garden which has a large flat lawn and the ability to be configured to afford an excellent enclosed sports/play area, again enclosed by trees and shrubs. The bottom garden has a small orchard and soft fruit bushes, racking for elevated strawberry troughs, a water irrigation system, multiple electric power points, 2 greenhouses, storage shed, composting areas, and a large enclosed chicken/duck house and run with pond.
VIEWING By appointment with Wm. Sykes & Son.
LOCATION Proceed through the centre of Slaithwaite on Britannia Road and turn left at the mini roundabout and follow the road round passing under the railway viaduct. At the 'T' junction, turn left and 'The Barn' will shortly be found on the left.