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Thorpe Lane, Almondbury


6 bed Link Detached, Huddersfield

This magnificent grade II listed residence enjoys a pleasant position right in the heart of Almondbury village centre and enjoys a pleasant open outlook over generous gardens to the front. It enjoys spacious accommodation with 3 reception rooms and 6 bedrooms extending to over 4500 sqft plus additional extensive cellars. The property is understood to date back to the early 1800s and features a wealth of impressive Georgian period features.

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ABOUT THORPE VILLA Thorpe Villa is an imposing Ashlar stone fronted property under a hipped stone slate roof. It features 2 windows to either side of its impressive 4 columned portico entrance. It is grade II listed and believed to date back to circa 1807 and features a wonderful array of traditional features from the Georgian period. The property is located just off of Northgate, the main street through the centre of Almondbury and partially linked to the row of shops at the rear by a separate 2 storey building.

The front portico opens into a wonderful entrance hall which features a domed ceiling and curved walls with inset doors leading through to the two front reception rooms and the main hallway. Both of these rooms feature 2 sets of tall sash windows overlooking the gardens, the lounge has recently been refurbished and features a wooden parquet floor and period marble fireplace. The dining room is currently used as a space to work from home.

Moving on to the main hallway which forms the centre of the house you cannot fail to be impressed by its magnificent stone staircase and stone flagged floor. Arched openings to either side give access to the kitchen and another good sized reception room which is currently used as a sitting / games room. You will also find a well-appointed downstairs WC within the lobby area which leads through to the kitchen.

The kitchen is well proportioned like the other rooms and has been recently refitted with bespoke fitted units and a large island unit with quartz worksurfaces and a 4 oven Aga range cooker. Off the kitchen there is a walk through lobby / larder which features matching units and double doors opening into the lounge. There is also a rear hallway which features 2 doors to the rear of the building and a door with stairs leading down to the cellars. The cellars are again extensive with a series of 7 rooms in total located off a central vaulted section.

On the first floor there is a large open landing area which overlooks the stairwell and features a tall arched window above the stairs. The principal bedroom has a lovely marble fireplace, fitted wardrobes, sash windows to the front and a modern en-suite with double shower. There are 2 further double bedrooms on this level and a 4th bedroom which would have originally been the nursery bedroom (also accessible from bedroom 1). There is also a very handy laundry room and house bathroom.

The two remaining bedrooms are accessible by going down a couple of steps from the landing to the half landing. A lobby area here gives access to bedroom 5 which is perfect for use as a guest bedroom having its own en-suite shower room. There is also a further double bedroom directly above this which has an en-suite WC and store room off it.

The property has undergone much improvement by our clients since they purchased it in 2015 with great care taken to preserve the original period details and enhance the property with tasteful fixtures and fittings. It features a gas central heating system and we understand that it is connected to all mains services.

Externally, the property is best approached from its original gateway from Thorpe Lane with automatic gates that lead to a gravelled driveway curving around the front of the building. Beyond this there are garden areas to the front and side of the house with steps leading down to a further lower level garden beyond. There is also a further "day to day" entrance at the rear of the building where there is parking and an open fronted garage. The total site area amounts to just over half an acre.



ENTRANCE HALL From the portico at the front of the house there are glazed double doors into the entrance hall. This features curved walls with recessed display coves and a door off it. There is an ornate domed ceiling, quarry tiled floor and doors to the hallway and 2 reception rooms.

HALL 23' 2" x 11' 11" (7.06m x 3.63m) The central hallway provides access to the rooms at the rear of the property and features a stunning stone staircase to the first floor with wrought iron railings and wooden handrail, stone flooring, high coved ceiling, 2 built in storage cupboards and central heating radiator. Lobby areas lead through to the kitchen and sitting rooms.

DOWNSTAIRS WC With wall hung wc, ceramic washbasin set upon a wooden vanity unit, wooden parquet floor and heated towel rail.

LOUNGE 20' 10" x 16' 5" (6.35m x 5m) A good sized living room which features 2 tall sash windows to the front overlooking the gardens, further window to the side, wooden parquet flooring, marble fireplace with tiled hearth and living flame effect gas stove, high coved ceiling with ornate ceiling rose and 2 column central heating radiators.

LOBBY / LARDER 9' 10" x 6' 10" (3m x 2.08m) Double doors from the lounge lead through into this area which is effectively an extension of the kitchen and also allows for the two rooms to be opened up for family living. It also features wooden parquet flooring, window to the side, column radiator and a range of built-in larder units housing the integrated refrigerator.

DINING KITCHEN 20' 11" x 16' 4" (6.38m x 4.98m) A superb kitchen which is fitted with a range of bespoke units and island unit with quartz worksurfaces, ceramic sink unit and mixer tap, integrated dishwasher and a superb 4 oven Aga range cooker. There are windows to the side and rear, parquet wooden flooring and a column radiator.

REAR HALL With stone flagged floor, 2 doors to the rear and stairs leading down to the cellars. A porch from one of the doors links the property to the open fronted garage.

SITTING ROOM 19' 9" x 17' 9" (6.02m x 5.41m) An excellent family / games room which features a chimney breast with log burning stove and stone hearth, painted wooden floorboards, sash window to the side and 2 central heating radiators.

DINING ROOM 20' 9" x 16' 5" (6.32m x 5m) The original formal dining room which could be used for a number of different purposes - it is currently used as a working from home space by our clients. With 2 sash windows to the front elevation, exposed wooden floorboards, chimney breast with marble fireplace and log burning stove, 2 central heating radiators.

CELLARS Stone stairs from the hall lead down to the lower floor where there is a large vaulted cellar with double doors to the side and a range of 7 further rooms off of it. These include a boiler room housing the pressurised hot water system, keeping cellars, coal cellar and the old wash kitchen.


LANDING 19' 2" x 11' 9" (5.84m x 3.58m) An open landing area with wrought iron balustrade and wooden handrail around the stairs, tall arched window over with coloured glass, 2 recessed storage cupboards and a radiator.

BEDROOM 1 20' 10" x 16' 4" (6.35m x 4.98m) A wonderful principal bedroom with 2 windows to the front enjoying the views, built in wardrobes, chimney breast with marble fireplace and cast-iron interior and 2 column radiators.

EN-SUITE 12' 2" x 7' (3.71m x 2.13m) A beautifully appointed en-suite which features a wall hung wc, vanity unit with twin washbasins and mixer tap, walk in wetroom style shower enclosure with glazed sliding door and 2 overhead shower units, partly tiled walls, column radiator, electric underfloor heating and window to the side.

BEDROOM 2 20' 11" x 16' 5" (6.38m x 5m) Again featuring 2 sash windows to the front, chimney breast with marble fireplace, cast iron interior, slate hearth, built in cupboards to either side, wooden floorboards and 2 central heating radiators.

BEDROOM 3 16' 3" x 13' 9" (4.95m x 4.19m) A lobby area which also provides access to the family bathroom leads into this double bedroom which features a window to the rear, chimney breast with feature fireplace, cast iron interior and tiled hearth and 2 central heating radiators.

BEDROOM 4 12' 3" x 11' 5" (3.73m x 3.48m) The traditional nursery bedroom with window to the front, fitted wardrobes, central heating radiator and door to bedroom 1. This room could alternatively be utilised as a dressing room.

BATHROOM 11' 5" x 6' 6" (3.48m x 1.98m) With free standing bath, low flush wc, vanity washbasin with granite top and inset sink, shower cubicle, column radiator / towel rail, inset spotlights to the ceiling and extractor fan.

LAUNDRY ROOM 8' 1" x 7' 11" (2.46m x 2.41m) With full height built in cupboards, space and plumbing for a washing machine and drier, sink unit with mixer tap, inset spotlights to the ceiling and central heating radiator.

LOBBY The remaining bedrooms are accessed from a lobby area off the half landing. This features a recessed cupboard and staircase to the second floor.

BEDROOM 5 17' 10" x 15' 1" (5.44m x 4.6m) This is used as a guest bedroom and features a window to the side, chimney breast with exposed stone lintel, spotlights to the ceiling and column radiator.

WALK IN WARDROBE 8' 5" x 4' 3" (2.57m x 1.3m) With space for built in furniture and central heating radiator.

EN-SUITE 8' 10" x 4' (2.69m x 1.22m) With low flush wc, washbasin set upon a wall mounted shelf, shower cubicle, tall heated towel rail, inset spotlights to the ceiling and extractor.


BEDROOM 6 17' 8" x 14' 6" (5.38m x 4.42m) Located directly above bedroom 5 and with a lower ceiling height than the other rooms within the building. With window to the side, painted wooden floorboards, column radiator. Large recessed storage area and a high level access hatch into the loft space.

EN-SUITE WC 6' x 5' (1.83m x 1.52m) With two piece suite in white comprising low flush wc and pedestal washbasin, and extractor.

OUTSIDE The property sits within a total site area of approximately 0.55 of an acre. This is to be found predominantly to the front where there are extensive walled gardens with lawns over two levels with mature trees, well stocked borders and a gravelled driveway. The garden extends to the side of the house where you will find a greenhouse. At the rear of the house there is a further parking area and open fronted garage.

VIEWING By appointment with Wm Sykes & Son.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The property is Freehold. Grade II listed - EPC exempt.

LOCATION Almondbury is a much-admired village location benefiting from a range of local shops and amenities, pubs, cafés and restaurants. It is located within easy reach of Huddersfield town centre and also enjoys access to picturesque countryside.

Heading through Almondbury, from Huddersfield on Northgate you will pass a row of small shops on your left hand side. Thorpe Lane is a narrow opening on the left and this is the first property to be found on the left behind green, automatic gates.

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