Wooldale Road, Wooldale£1,250,000
5 bed Detached House, Holmfirth
It is our honour to bring one of the Holme Valleyâ€™s most admired homes to the market. Wooldale Hall is an imposing Georgian mansion situated in the heart of the village that it is named after. The property was comprehensively restored circa 2010 and has been tastefully extended in more recent times.
Full DetailsABOUT WOOLDALE HALL The imposing frontage of Wooldale Hall dates from 1714 as an addition to an earlier farmhouse which is believed to be 17th century, and which makes up the rear section of the building. It is of stone built construction under stone slate roofs.
The property fell into disrepair by the end of the 20th century and was extensively restored with no expense spared circa 2010. Our client subsequently purchased the house in 2017 and has since then carried out further improvements and added a stunning garden room to the side ensuring that the property meets the demands of modern living.
There is an impressive entrance hall to the front of the property with a wonderful period staircase to the first floor and doors leading to the lounge and dining room on either side. Both rooms feature wonderful period fireplaces and 2 sash windows to the front with paneled surrounds.
To the rear of the house there is a dining kitchen which features bespoke hand-made units, an Aga range cooker and an island. It features a window seat to the side and the "day to day" side entrance door. A second staircase also leads to the rear landing area upstairs. Alongside the kitchen is the utility room which houses further built in units and appliances. A lobby area leads back through to the lounge and also features a downstairs wc / shower room to serve this floor.
The single storey garden room extension is accessed via a glazed link section from the utility and has the anonymity of a dry stone built outbuilding from the front elevation. The rear elevation however features a set of 4 full height glazed sliding doors into the rear garden, log burning stove, exposed roof trusses and a stone flagged floor which runs through to the outside seating area - a superb, private inside/outside space for socialising. This room could meet a variety of uses and is currently used as a living and less formal dining room.
Upstairs there are interconnecting landing areas which are accessible from the two staircases. The principal bedroom is located at the rear of the building and features a walk in dressing room and en-suite shower room. There are two further double bedrooms, single bedroom 4 (currently an office) and a superb house bathroom
The top floor of the building features another double bedroom with exposed roof frame, open landing area and access to the magnificent loft space which could offer further potential for conversion if required. Beneath the building there is a series of cellars which could meet a variety of uses.
The property benefits from a gas central heating system with underfloor heating to the kitchen, utility and garden room. This is backed up by a mechanical ventilation and heat recovery system. The windows were replaced and restored where relevant in the traditional Georgian sash style with discreet, removable secondary glazing.
Externally, the property is accessed via an electric remote control gate from Wooldale Road with a stone set driveway leading up the side of the house to the garage and a generous parking area. The grounds extend to approximately 2/3 of an acre and feature extensive lawned areas, planted borders, a wonderful oak framed garage with outside wc and further adjoining storage buildings.
It enjoys a pleasant setting in the heart of Wooldale opposite the village green and pub and has easy access out into open countryside on foot. Similarly, there is a village co-op just along the road for all the day to day necessities and the centre of Holmfirth is roughly a mile away and easily reached on foot.
ENTRANCE HALL A tall solid wooden entrance door with leaded light over provides access to the house through the entrance hall. This features a stone threshold, period spindle staircase to the first floor with broad wooden handrail, column radiator, door to the cellars, lounge, dining room and kitchen.
LOUNGE 16' 9" x 15' 4" (5.11m x 4.67m) The lounge features 2 tall sash windows to the front with paneled surrounds, high coved ceilings and a chimney breast with period wooden fireplace surround with tiled interior and living flame effect gas fire, 2 column radiators, picture rail and deep skirting boards.
DINING ROOM 16' 10" x 15' 5" (5.13m x 4.7m) This again features 2 sash windows to the front with paneled surrounds, chimney breast with wooden fireplace surround, mirrored overmantel, tiled interior and open cast iron fireplace, recessed cupboard with ornate arched surround set into the wall, wooden floorboards and 2 column radiators. A door leads through into the kitchen.
DINING KITCHEN 20' 10" x 13' 7" (6.35m x 4.14m) The kitchen features a further solid wooden entrance door to the side of the building, stone mullioned windows, also to the side with bench window seating, stone flooring with under floor heating, exposed beams to the ceiling and a second staircase leading to the rear first floor landing. It has a chimney breast with stone surround and inset Aga stove (operated on Economy 7 electricity). Built in bespoke kitchen furniture includes a large larder cupboard to one side of the chimney and sink unit with plate rack above to the other side. A wonderful island unit houses the Miele oven and induction hob, dishwasher. fridge, a further sink with mixer and boiling water taps and an inset wooden breakfast bar area. There is also a recessed period style cupboard with ornate detailing set into the wall. A door leads through into the utility.
UTILITY 12' 9" x 11' (3.89m x 3.35m) Located next door to the kitchen, this again features bespoke built in units housing the fridge, freezer and microwave. There is also a chimney breast with stone fireplace surround housing the central heating boiler, ceramic sink, plumbing for washing machine, window to the side and stone floor with underfloor heating. Doors lead through to a lobby area to the WC and shower room and also the garden room extension.
LOBBY With recessed cupboard and doors to the downstairs wc / shower room and lounge.
SHOWER ROOM / WC 7' 6" x 6' (2.29m x 1.83m) With high flush wc, pedestal washbasin and walk-in wet room style shower, tiled walls and floor, underfloor heating and obscure glazed window to the side.
GARDEN ROOM 28' 1 (38'1" max)" x 14' 7" (8.56m x 4.44m) This stunning extension to the side of the building is accessed via a glazed link between the old and new having a glazed door and full height glazed window to the front. A stone flagged floor with underfloor heating runs throughout and there are exposed roof trusses to the high angled ceiling. An Aduro log burning stove stands in the corner of the room providing a focal point for the seating area. Along the rear of the building there are 4 full height sliding doors with adjoining fixed glazed panels to either side, these open onto the stone paved patio area at the rear of the building.
REAR LANDING Accessed via stairs from the kitchen or alternatively the main landing, this spaces provides access to the principal bedroom and also a staircase leading to the second floor. It features a window to the side with exposed stone reveal and a recessed storage cupboard.
BEDROOM 1 16' 10" x 15' (5.13m x 4.57m) This wonderful bedroom features mullioned windows to the side and full height glazed door to the rear (perfect for hoisting furniture in and out of the building), chimney breast with cast iron fireplace exposed beams to the ceiling and column radiator.
DRESSING ROOM 10' 8" x 8' (3.25m x 2.44m) Accessed off the bedroom with window to the rear garden and column radiator. Our clients chose to have free standing furniture and hanging rails here but there is the obvious option to build in fixed units here too.
EN-SUITE 11' x 4' 8" (3.35m x 1.42m) Accessed through the dressing room featuring a low flush wc, washbasin upon a metal framed stand, shower cubicle with overhead shower over and column central heating radiator.
LANDING A spindle balustrade with curved wooden handrail surrounds the stairs.
BEDROOM 2 17' x 15' 4" (5.18m x 4.67m) A double bedroom featuring 2 sash windows to the front and a further window to the side with paneled surrounds, chimney breast with stone fireplace and cast iron open grate interior, 3 column radiators.
BEDROOM 3 17' x 15' 5" (5.18m x 4.7m) Another double bedroom with 2 sash windows to the front with paneled surrounds, wooden floorboards, chimney breast with stone fireplace and slate hearth, recessed cupboard and 2 column radiators. Note that the 4-poster bed within this room will be made available to the purchaser if required.
BEDROOM 4 9' 9" x 7' 4" (2.97m x 2.24m) A single bedroom, currently used as a study, featuring a sash window with paneled surround to the front and column radiator.
BATHROOM 14' 10" x 6' 4" (4.52m x 1.93m) The house bathroom features a shower cubicle, vanity washbasin, low flush wc and wonderful free standing bath with mixer tap, wooden floorboards, partly tiled walls, inset spotlights to the ceiling and obscure glazed window to the side.
LANDING A spacious open landing area with wooden floorboards, exposed trusses to the high angled ceiling with rooflight above, spindle balustrade around the stairs, door into Bedroom 5 and a step up into the attic space.
BEDROOM 5 16' 2" x 15' (4.93m x 4.57m) Another impressive double bedroom which features exposed roof frame and rooflights to the partly angled ceiling, wooden floorboards and 2 column radiators.
ATTIC A large attic room which displays the wonderful roof trusses. This offers the opportunity for a variety of other uses depending upon the purchasers needs with scope to convert (subject to the necessary consents being obtained.
OUTSIDE The property is accessed from Wooldale Road via a stone set driveway with an electric remote controlled sliding gate for security. The driveway provides access to the garage and an additional parking area. There is a well stocked garden to the side of the driveway and a lawn to the front with Beech Hedge surround. At the side of the house there is a stone paved seating area having a contemporary steel and glazed canopy, with automatic blinds over, located off the kitchen this a perfect spot for outside dining - in particular at breakfast time.
GARAGE AND BUILDINGS The garage was built within the footprint of a former cruck barn which stood upon the site. Some of the original walls of the building still stand adjoining the new structure. The garage itself is of oak framed structure with wooden doors under a stone slate roof having an electric light and power supply and intruder alarm. Within the building there is a small brick section which incorporates a WC and washbasin. Attached to the side are two further outbuildings providing storage for garden equipment.
GARDENS The remaining gardens extend to the rear and are enclosed by a dry stone wall with trees and hedging along the boundary. There is a vegetable plot with raised beds behind the garage and further lawned areas over various levels beyond. At the rear of the garden room is a further stone paved seating area. The gardens were professionally designed to be beautiful but low maintenance and are stocked with many exotic specimens and fruit trees.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The property is Freehold.
VIEWING By appointment with Wm Sykes & Son.
LOCATION From the centre of Holmfirth follow the A635 Station Road as if heading towards New Mill. After approximately half a mile turn right onto Town End Road, follow this road up to Wooldale, then turn right onto Wooldale Road. Continue into the village, passing a narrow section of road and the village Co-op. The property will be found on the right hand side opposite the Wooldale Arms public house.