Asking Price Of:
£1,795,000

Arkenley Lane, Almondbury, Huddersfield, HD4 6SQ

Overview

This substantially built 6 bedroom detached residence is undoubtedly one of the most admired within the much sought after Woodsome Valley. Dating back to the mid 19th century, it is grade II listed and presented to an exceptional standard with high quality modern fittings complimenting the many original features. It sits within a beautiful 3.91 acre plot with landscaped gardens, sweeping driveway, garage block, all weather tennis court and mature grounds beyond running down to Rushfield Dike.

The property is believed to date back to the mid 19th century and its architecture is a fine example of the late Georgian / early Victorian period and is grade II listed. The main front and side elevations are finished in beautiful ashlar stonework with a Venetian style pillared entrance and hipped stone slate roof. It is largely 2 storeys in height with a 3 storey section at the rear with its own entrance at the rear offering the potential for conversion to an annex.

We understand that the property underwent a comprehensive scheme of modernisation in the early 2010’s which included renovation of the interiors, landscaping the grounds and the construction of garage block. Our clients purchased the property in 2015 and have carried out further works to complete those that were commenced by the previous owners including further refurbishment of the kitchen, completion of the garage block, installation the resin bonded driveway and a new playing surface for the tennis court. The sash windows have also been refurbished to included double glazed units in accordance with listed building consent.

The main entrance to the property is a grand affair, being accessed by the pillared portico with a period wooden entrance door with leaded glazing opening into the main hall. This features a wonderful staircase to the first floor with wooden handrail and wrought iron balustrading. There are 3 reception rooms within the original house which are currently used as the main living room, dining room and snug – all are of excellent proportions and feature high ceilings with decorative coving. Next door to the dining room you will find the kitchen which is fitted with bespoke units fitted with modern appliances and finished with Silestone worksurfaces, Aga range style cooker, matching island unit with overhanging breakfast bar. A door through from the kitchen leads into the family room which has 2 sets of glazed double doors opening to the adjacent courtyard and a large walk in boiler / store room. Also on this floor there is a side entrance into the courtyard and downstairs wc / laundry room.

There are substantial cellars beneath the property with vaulted ceilings to all but one of the 4 rooms. The two largest cellars are currently used as a games room and gym but offer further potential for full conversion If required.

Stairs from the hall lead to the first floor landing which is partially galleried with the wrought iron balustrading overlooking the hallway. A tall leaded glazed arched window stands above the half landing area – note that this is the only single glazed window in the property. The prinicipal bedroom is fitted with an excellent range of oak furniture with wardrobes, drawers and dressing table. It has a generous en-suite which again features good quality fitted furniture and a shower enclosure. There are 3 further double bedrooms in this section of the house, one having an en-suite shower room whilst the other 2 are served by the large house bathroom.

The remaining accommodation could be separated off from the rest of the house if required for use as an annex by locking the internal doors although in our clients case it forms part of the main living space. There is another double bedroom with en-suite shower room here and a small but good quality kitchen which also serves as the entrance to this section via an external staircase. Stairs from the landing lead to the second floor section which features a landing area, bathroom and another double bedroom which could alternatively be used as an office space as it is fitted with high quality furniture including cupboards, shelving and a desk.

The heating system for the house is powered by 2 central heating boilers and 2 hot water storage tanks located in the boiler room. There is also a CCTV system and audio / visual entry system at the automated gateway to the property on Arkenley Lane.

From the gates a resin bonded driveway with stone detailing sweeps down to two parking areas, one just below the house and the other in front of the garage block. There is a pleasant lawned garden and courtyard area sitting in front of the house with further sloping grassed area and woodland beyond the driveway leading down to Rushfield Brook – a small section of which is within the ownership of the house.

The garage block is a substantial L-shaped building which incorporates an oversized triple garage, garden store and open archway through to the tennis court and extended garden beyond. There is also a garden room / office with its own wc and kitchenette – particularly handy for use with this area of garden and the court.

Rushfield enjoys an enviable setting, whilst enjoying beautiful rural views, it is within easy access of Almondbury village centre and its many amenities. The well regarded Woodsome Hall Golf Club is also located close to hand.

Property Details

Accommodation

GROUND FLOOR

Entrance Hall
A spacious entrance hall featuring a solid wooden entrance door with leaded glazed panels, grand staircase to the first floor with wrought iron balustrade and wooden handrail, cast iron radiator and a high coved ceiling with decorative plasterwork.

Lounge 5.49m x 4.93m
A large lounge with tall sash windows to the front and side elevations enjoying views over the gardens and beyond, high coved ceiling with decorative ceiling rose, chimney breast with open fireplace and marble hearth, 2 cast iron radiators.

Dining Room 5.49m x 5.38m
Another large reception room with window to the frontage and further high level windows to the roadside elevation, chimney breast with feature electric fire and marble hearth, high ceiling with decorative coving and ceiling rose, cast iron radiator and door leading through to the kitchen.

Kitchen 5.49m x 5.49m
Fitted with an excellent range of high quality base units and wall cupboards with Silestone worksurfaces with inset 1 ½ bowl ceramic sink with Quooker boiling water tap, Aga range cooker, Miele combination oven and coffee machine, Bosch fridge and freezer. There is a matching island unit with overhanging breakfast bar which also incorporates an additional double oven and induction hob, a large larder unit and a further bank of units with display shelving. It has windows to 2 elevations, tiled flooring, central heating radiator and the original servants bell display. A door leads through into the playroom.

Family Room 6.45m x 3.96m (5.38m max)
Featuring 2 sets of glazed double doors to the courtyard area, chimney breast with inset flame effect gas fire and built in cupboards to one side and inset spotlights to the ceiling.

Boiler Room 4.32m x 1.42m
Housing 2 central heating boilers and 2 hot water storage tanks, with fitted units with wooden worksurface and 1 ½ bowl stainless steel sink unit.

Lobby
A secondary entrance hall which leads out to courtyard area and also provides access to the sitting room and downstairs wc.

Sitting Room 4.8m x 4.5m
A slightly smaller living room which is used by our clients as a less formal living room, featuring a window enjoying the views over the gardens, chimney breast with inset log burning stove, built in cupboard and shelving to either side, high coved ceiling with decorative ceiling rose and cast iron radiator.

WC / Laundry 2.29m x 2.03m
A dual purpose room which is fitted out with good quality fitted furniture which house the concealed cistern wc and washbasin. There are also spaces for our clients washing machine and drier within matching units.

CELLARS
A door with stone stairs leads down into the house cellars.

Cellar Hall 4.9m x 2.7m
With vaulted ceiling, exposed stone walls and stone flagged floor.

Cellar 1 5.33m x 4.5m
A large vaulted cellar with lightwell window to the front and central heating radiator, currently used as a games room.

Cellar 2 5.28m x 4.88m
Another large cellar room with lightwell window to the front and central heating radiator, currently used as a gym.

Cellar 3 3.15m x 3.02m
A smaller wine cellar.

Cellar 4 3.12m x 2.9m
Not used by our clients currently, but housing a decommissioned fuel tank.

FIRST FLOOR

Landing
Featuring a tall arched window over the half landing area with leaded glazing and paneled surround. Stairs from the hall continue up to the main landing area and are surrounded by a wrought iron balustrade with wooden handrail.

Bedroom 1 5.49m x 5.49m
A large double bedroom which features windows to 2 elevations enjoying the views high coved ceiling and column radiator. It is fitted with an excellent range of high quality fitted furniture in solid oak including wardrobes drawers and a dressing table.

En-suite 3.43m x 1.65m
Also featuring an excellent range of fitted units in oak with granite worksurfaces, inset sink unit and low flush wc. There is a shower enclosure with glazed door, tiled floor, inset spotlights to the ceiling, window to the rear and heated towel rail.

Bedroom 2 5.54m x 4.93m
Another large double bedroom with dual aspect windows, built in wardrobes, drawers and dressing table, column radiator and door into the house bathroom allowing it to be used as its own en-suite.

Bathroom 3.05m x 2.72m
This wonderful bathroom incorporates a low flush wc, pedestal washbasin, bath and shower enclosure with overhead shower tiled floor, fully tiled walls, heated towel rail, high coved ceiling with inset spotlights and window to the front elevation enjoying the views.

Bedroom 4 4.5m x 2.54m
This is the smallest of the houses bedrooms but still accommodates a double bed. It features a window to the side enjoying the view, high coved ceiling and central heating radiator.

Bedroom 3 5.54m x 4.93m
Again this is a large sized double bedroom featuring a window to the side enjoying the views, bank of fitted wardrobes, drawers, desk and shelving, high coved ceiling and column radiator.

En-suite 2.5m x 1.98m
With modern three piece suite comprising low flush wc, pedestal washbasin and shower cubicle, fully tiled walls, tiled floor, heated towel rail and high coved ceiling with inset spotlights.

Lobby
An L-shaped landing area extends around bedroom 4 (we believe this would have originally been part of a larger room size) and into the section of the house that could be used as a self contained annex if required via a lockable interconnecting door. Stairs from here lead up to the second floor.

Bedroom 5 4.55m x 4.45m
This is another good sized double bedroom, with window overlooking the courtyard and beyond, central heating radiator.

En-suite 2.03m x 2.06m
With modern three piece suite comprising low flush wc, pedestal washbasin and curved shower enclosure with sliding doors, tiled floor, tiled walls, window to the courtyard and heated towel rail.

Kitchenette 2.46m x 2.06m
With its external access via a stone staircase this could provide access to the annex if required. It is fitted with joiner made base units and wall cupboards with wooden worksurfaces, ceramic sink unit with mixer tap, integrated double oven, induction hob, washing machine and fridge.

SECOND FLOOR

Landing
Fitted with a range of built in cupboards, central heating radiator and featuring a partially angled ceiling.

Bedroom 6 5.56m x 4.2m overall
Another double bedroom which is fitted out with an excellent range of bespoke furniture which would allow it to be used as an office if required. It features a dormer window to the part angled ceiling, inset spotlights and a central heating radiator.

Bathroom 2.34m x 2.08m
With three piece suite comprising low flush wc, pedestal wash basin, freestanding roll top bath, heated towel rail, fully tiled walls and tiled floor.

OUTSIDE
The property sits within beautifully landscaped grounds which we understand extend to just short of 4 acres. Access is via electric remote controlled wooden gates which are inset from Arkenley Lane with an intercom system. A sweeping driveway finished with a resin bonded surface and decorative stone detailing leads down past the house, splitting to a parking area in front of the house and also leading further down to the garage block.

Gardens
The more formal garden areas to the property feature a large stone paved courtyard area with 2 small outbuildings, the paving wraps around the building and provides a superb setting to enjoy the views. There is also a level lawned area with steps leading down to the driveway, then beyond into the more expansive sloping parkland which is dotted with mature trees and extends down to the bottom valley into Rushfield Dyke. A small area of land on the other side of this river is also included.

Garage Block
An impressive L-shaped garage block of stone built construction beneath a hipped stone slate roof. This incorporates a triple garage, garden room / office with kitchenette / wc and a further single garage / garden store.

Triple Garage 12.8m x 6.1m
A generous triple garage with 3 remote controlled up and over doors with ample space for 3 cars and additional storage, electric light and power supply.

Garage / Store 6.65m x 3.84m
An additional garage / store with electric vehicle charging point.

Garden Room / Office 3.53m x 3.56m
With glazed double doors and windows overlooking the garden / tennis courts, electric heater and inset spotlights.

Kitchenette 2.3m x 1.93m
With entrance door at the rear of the building, fitted units incorporating a ceramic sink and integrated fridge, electric heater.

WC
With low flush WC and washbasin in vanity unit, electric heater and inset spotlights.

Tennis Court
An open archway through the garage block leads to a further garden area with sunken trampoline and an all weather tennis court with high fenced enclosure.

Additional Information
The property is Freehold. Energy rating 61 (Band D), Council tax band G. Our online checks show that Superfast Fibre Broadband (Fibre to the Cabinet FTTC) is available and mobile coverage at the property is offered by several providers.

Viewing
By appointment with Wm Sykes & Son.

Location
From the centre of Almondbury, head down Fenay Lane, then turn immediately right onto St Helens Gate. Follow this road down passing King James Grammar School, then turn right onto Arkenley Lane. The property will be found on the right hand side.

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