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The Abbey, Abbey Road, Shepley


4 bed Semi-Detached House, Huddersfield

This unique and individual semi-detached property enjoys a prominent position close to the centre of Shepley and its many amenities and is set with gardens of approximately 0.42 acre. It offers approximately 3000 square feet of accommodation featuring 4 double bedrooms and extensive living accommodation which features a wealth of original features.

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ABOUT THE ABBEY This distinctive residence is situated on the corner of Abbey Road and The Knowle in the heart of the village of Shepley. It is believed to take its name from the first recorded ownership of the land that it sits on circa 1219 when it was gifted to the monks of Roche Abbey who farmed the land and operated a granary there.

The property is of traditional stone built construction under a stone slate roof and features a Georgian, ashlar stone double fronted façade, although it is believed that the rear section of the building predates this dating back to the 17th century.

The front entrance hall is most impressive having a wonderful stone staircase with wrought iron balustrade and a stone flagged floor. There are two large reception rooms (a lounge and dining room) to either side of the hall. The hall opens into a most welcoming reception hall at the rear which is believed to have been added in more recent times and features glazed double doors into the garden and has a downstairs cloakroom / wc off it.

Double doors from the hall also lead into another living room which again features glazed double doors into the garden and a feature fireplace with an oak mantel by Robert Thompson (the Mouse Man). There is also a dining kitchen and a side entrance hall which features a secondary staircase to the first floor. A door from the kitchen leads to the vaulted cellars.

Upstairs, the stairs lead to an impressive half landing and then onto the main landing area. There are large double bedrooms to either side of the landing and two further bedrooms in the rear section. The master bedroom has its own en-suite shower room and there are also 2 further bathrooms.

The property is generally well maintained and features many traditional features but we do anticipate that buyers will now look to carry out their own programme of modernisation to make it more in keeping with modern living.

The Abbey is set within grounds that we estimate amount to approximately 0.42 acre and feature extensive lawned areas with a patio and well stocked borders. To the edged of the plot there is a generous parking area which leads to a detached stone built double garage.

This quite exceptional family home is something rare to the market and we recommend an internal viewing to fully appreciate all that it offers.



ENTRANCE HALL 17' 9" x 6' 11" (5.41m x 2.11m) This impressive entrance hall is the property's finest internal feature in its superb stone staircase with wrought iron balustrade and wooden hand rail. It also features a stone flagged floor, front entrance door with arched window over the door, high coved ceiling, column radiator and an open archway through to the rear hall.

LOUNGE 17' 9" x 16' 11" (5.41m x 5.16m) A large living room with shuttered sash windows to the front and side, chimney breast with marble hearth and interior, living flame effect gas fire, high coved ceiling and column radiator.

DINING ROOM 17' 9" x 16' 10" (5.41m x 5.13m) The dining room mirrors the proportions of the lounge and again has sash windows to the front and side, this time with secondary glazing. It features a chimney breast with marble hearth, interior and living flame effect gas fire, high coved ceiling, two recessed display cabinets and column radiator.

REAR ENTRANCE HALL 13' 2" x 8' 11" (4.01m x 2.72m) A welcoming "reception hall" which is the true day to day entrance to the house. This features glazed double doors with tall glazed windows to either side, exposed stone wall and a column radiator.

REAR HALL 9' 1" x 7' 6" (2.77m x 2.29m) Accessed via the grand archway from the front hall. Featuring parquet tiled flooring double doors into the sitting room and a further open archway to the rear entrance hall.

CLOAKROOM / WC 8' 11" x 3' 4" (2.72m x 1.02m) With low flush wc, hand washbasin, obscure glazed window to the side and radiator.

SITTING ROOM 22' 7" x 11' 7" (6.88m x 3.53m) After seeing the house's other two reception rooms, this less formal living room comes as a welcome surprise. It features 2 sets of secondary glazed mullioned windows to the side and glazed double doors into the garden. There is a stone fireplace surround with slate hearth and solid fuel burning stove - this is topped with a solid oak mantel with Mouseman carved detailing. It also features parquet tiled flooring and 2 central heating radiators.

DINING KITCHEN 14' x 13' 10" (4.27m x 4.22m) The kitchen is again of large proportions and features a good range of built in base units and wall cupboards with 1 ½ bowl stainless steel sink unit, mixer tap, Aga range cooker, automatic washing machine and dishwasher, window to the side with secondary glazing, doors leading to the side entrance hall and down to the cellar.

SIDE ENTRANCE HALL With side entrance door and secondary staircase leading to the first floor rear landing.

BASEMENT There are 3 interconnecting rooms in the cellar: Room 1 (16'10" x 8'2") with vaulted ceiling and stone table; Room 2 (16'10" x 8'2") again with vaulted ceiling; Room 3 (11'4" x 3'11") with restricted ceiling height and stone shelving.


LANDING The stone stairs lead to a half landing area and then continue up to the main landing area which features a high coved ceiling and window to the front.

BEDROOM 2 17' 10" x 16' 10" (5.44m x 5.13m) A large double bedroom with secondary glazed sash windows to the front and side, pedestal washbasin, high coved ceiling and column radiator.

BEDROOM 3 17' 10" x 16' 10" (5.44m x 5.13m) A large double bedroom with sash windows to the front and side, column radiator, pedestal washbasin, door and steps down into bedroom 4.

BEDROOM 4 17' 2" x 8' 10" (5.23m x 2.69m) A double bedroom with 2 sets of double glazed windows to the rear and radiator.

REAR LANDING Located off the half landing, featuring the secondary staircase down to the side hall with wrought iron balustrade and wooden handrail. A further short set of steps leads on to a further landing area with large walk in storage cupboard (3'6" x 4'10") which has an access hatch to the loft space.

BEDROOM 1 18' 5" x 10' 2" (5.61m x 3.1m) The master bedroom features 2 sets of mullioned windows (with secondary glazing) overlooking the side garden, 2 central heating radiators and a recessed walk in wardrobe.

ENSUITE 7' 3" x 7' 8 (10'2")" (2.21m x 2.34m) With three piece suite comprising low flush wc, pedestal washbasin and recessed shower cubicle, mullioned windows to the side and central heating radiator.

BATHROOM 2 11' 4" x 10' 3" (3.45m x 3.12m) A second bathroom located next to the first bathroom. With 2 piece suite in pink comprising pedestal washbasin and bath with shower over, secondary glazed window to the side, combination towel rail and radiator, generous storage behind sliding doors.

BATHROOM 1 10' 3" x 6' 5" (3.12m x 1.96m) With three piece suite in white comprising low flush wc, pedestal washbasin and bath, secondary glazed window to the side, heated towel rail and tiled splashbacks.

OUTSIDE The property is set within generous grounds of approximately 0.42 acre. This is predominantly located to the front and side of the house and features extensive lawned areas with well stocked borders. There is also a small yard area to the side with a gated access from Abbey Road.

GARAGE 20' x 17' (6.1m x 5.18m) There is a driveway providing generous parking to the side, accessed from Abbey Farm Drive. This gives access to the detached stone built double garage with stone slate roof, roller shutter door to the front, personal access door to the side, electric light and power supply.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The property is Freehold.

VIEWING By appointment with Wm Sykes & Son.

LOCATION From the centre of Shepley, head down Abbey Road (A629) in the direction of Shelley. Turn right onto the Knowle and then right again onto Abbey Farm Drive where you will find the driveway and garage access to the house.

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