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Sheffield Road, Jackson Bridge


4 bed Detached House, Holmfirth

This unique detached property offers a fantastic opportunity for buyers who require a substantial home with flexible accommodation and space to work from home. It offers spacious 4 bedroom accommodation with an amazing double height studio room and large attic offering further potential. Externally it features gardens to the side and rear, parking and pleasant views.

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ABOUT MIDGEBOTTOM HOUSE The property sits on the edge of the village of Jackson Bridge close to Hepworth, Scholes and New Mill and was completed in 1897. It was originally built with funding from the Hirst family for the purpose of local administration with the Council Offices at street level and caretakers' accommodation below.

New Mill Urban District Council was decommissioned in 1938 when it merged with Holmfirth Parish Council. The building then became the community health centre and in the 1970's housed the Mearhouse Pottery company. The current owners have lived in the property since 2004 and have successfully combined a large family home with home office accommodation.

The extensive accommodation amounts to approximately 2850 sqft and is entered through impressive wooden double doors to the entrance hall. From here there is a further hall with stairs to the first floor. The ground floor features an impressive double height studio room (originally the Council chambers) with windows on the three sides and a galleried area above. There are also 2 double bedrooms and a shower room.

On the lower ground floor, the original caretaker's accommodation includes a side entrance hall, inner hall, lounge / dining room, kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, bathroom, separate wc, utility room, cellars and a conservatory extension to the side.

The first floor of the property offers further untapped potential. Here there is a landing area with access to the former public gallery which overlooks the studio. There is also a large attic room with high angled ceiling which could be converted to an impressive principal bedroom if required. There is also the scope to create further mezzanine style accommodation over the studio. The appropriate consents and building regulations must be obtained for these modifications of course.

The property sits within a generous plot which we understand amounts to approximately 0.22 acre featuring pleasant terraced gardens, parking to the side and a courtyard area at the front. It enjoys pleasant views over fields to the front and woodland to the rear - the woodland may be available for purchase from a separate owner.



ENTRANCE HALL Solid wooden double doors open into the main entrance hall which features a high ceiling, high level window over the doors, wooden floorboards and a further set of doors leading through into the main hall.

HALL With staircase leading to the first floor and wooden floorboards.

STUDIO / LIVING ROOM 24' 7" x 16' 2" (7.49m x 4.93m) This incredible room offers the opportunity for a variety of alternative uses. Our clients have used it as a studio / work area from which they have operated their business from. It features a high vaulted ceiling with hanging light fitting, tall windows to the front, side and rear which flood the room with natural light and enjoy pleasant views, stripped wooden floorboards and 2 central heating radiators. Stairs lead down to the lower ground floor and there is a galleried area overlooking the room which can be accessed from the first floor.

BEDROOM 1 16' x 11' 9" (4.88m x 3.58m) A double bedroom with windows to the side and rear, wooden flooring, central heating radiator and a raised floor at one end of the room. There is also a mezzanine platform above the entrance to the room.

BEDROOM 2 15' 11" x 12' 4" (4.85m x 3.76m) Another double bedroom which is largely raised from the original floor level and accessed via short set of steps from the entrance threshold. It features windows to the front and side enjoying the views, wooden floorboards and a central heating radiator.

SHOWER ROOM 7' 6" x 6' 6" (2.29m x 1.98m) Featuring a high flush wc with antique wooden seat, wall hung washbasin and glazed shower cubicle, window to the rear and heated towel rail.


SIDE ENTRANCE HALL 12' 2" x 8' 5" (3.71m x 2.57m) Accessed via wooden stairs from the studio, featuring a window and door to the side, exposed stone and brickwork to the walls and a doorway to a cellar area. This area is used as an occasional study area.

INNER HALL Leading to the lounge, bedrooms and bathroom. Featuring a leaded glazed window to Bedroom 3.

LOUNGE 16' 3" x 15' 10" (4.95m x 4.83m) A pleasant living room with window to the rear, chimney breast with antique tiled fireplace surround and inset Yorkshire range, built in cupboards to one side, wooden floorboards and central heating radiator. Doors lead to the conservatory and kitchen.

CONSERVATORY 12' 4" x 9' 6" (3.76m x 2.9m) With glazed double doors to the side, further glazed door to the front and windows overlooking the gardens.

KITCHEN 15' 10" x 8' (4.83m x 2.44m) The kitchen is fitted with a range of shelves to one side and a copper sink with mixer tap. It also features a free standing range style cooker, window to the side elevation and a central heating radiator. A door leads through to the utility room.

UTILITY ROOM 9' 4" x 6' 4" (2.84m x 1.93m) With plumbing for automatic washing, ceramic sink and window to the side.

COAL CELLAR 6' 4" x 5' 10" (1.93m x 1.78m) Located off the utility room.

BEDROOM 3 11' 11" x 15' 8 (12'4" min)" (3.63m x 4.78m) A double bedroom with window to the rear, chimney breast with feature cast iron fireplace and central heating radiator.

BEDROOM 4 12' 3" x 10' 9" (3.73m x 3.28m) Again a double bedroom with window to the rear and central heating radiator.

BATHROOM 8' 4" x 6' 11" (2.54m x 2.11m) With two piece suite comprising wall hung washbasin and bath, fully tiled walls, central heating radiator and recessed airing cupboard.

SEPARATE WC 4' 7" x 3' (1.4m x 0.91m) With low flush wc, hand washbasin and folding door.

CELLAR 24' 2" x 6' 6 (5'6" min)" (7.37m x 1.98m) A useful storage area which is accessed from the side entrance hall and features a window to the side and central heating boiler.


LANDING Stairs from the hall lead to the landing area which features windows to the rear and a door to the galleried area.

GALLERY 11' 4" x 4' 2" (3.45m x 1.27m) A galleried area overlooking the studio space.

ATTIC ROOM 16' 3" x 18' 10 min" (4.95m x 5.74m) A large attic space which offers excellent potential to convert into more accommodation. It is accessed via a door and a short set of steps from the landing which lead up to the main floor level. The room features a dramatic high angled ceiling with exposed beams and exposed stone and brickwork to the gable wall.

OUTSIDE To the front of the house there is a courtyard area which is enclosed by a stone wall with wrought iron railings and gates. To the side, there is a gravelled parking area which is enclosed by a dry stone wall and features steps down to a yard area where there is a door into the side entrance hall.

GARDENS The gardens wrap around the other side of the building and the rear. They are predominantly lawned and arranged over 4 levels with the lowest level continuing around the rear of the building. In addition to the grassed areas there is a wooden summerhouse, trees and borders.

WOODLAND To the rear of the house there is an area of woodland which is available by separate negotiation. This is in fact owned by a relative of the partners of Wm Sykes & Son and not the owners of Midgebottom House.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The property is Freehold.

VIEWING By appointment with Wm Sykes & Son.

LOCATION The property is located on the A616 Sheffield Road. Heading from New Mill to Jackson Bridge it will be found on the right hand side.

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