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Manchester Road, Linthwaite, Huddersfield, HD7 5NE


Lees House is an impressive stone built Victorian family residence believed to have been built in the mid-1860s. On entering this beautiful home, you will see fine examples of Victorian craftsmanship including ornate plasterwork covings, ceiling roses, friezes, lincrusta, deep skirtings, and an impressive staircase, all in excellent condition. You will also find beautiful fireplaces, restored original shutters to the windows in the Lounge/Dining Room, and lovely views from almost every window. More modern updates have been installed including gas fired central heating, and recently replaced double glazed windows, the property also benefits from 6 solar panels situated externally on the roof to the rear. This 4- bedroomed family home offers a lot more accommodation than expected being laid out over 3 levels with the lower ground floor offering flexible space to be utilised to suite your own needs. Externally, there is a garden to the front, driveway providing ample off-road parking, garage, garden store, and a substantial rear garden with additional metal garden shed. The property is within walking distance of shops and amenities along Manchester Road. If you fancy a walk, then why not pick up the canal towpath and take an easy and pleasant 15 to 20 minute walk up to Slaithwaite, where you can find the station for trains to Huddersfield, Leeds, Manchester or beyond, or you can take a short drive up the road and walk around the picturesque Blackmoorfoot Reservoir and enjoy a meal at the local gastro pub, The Bulls Head. The village of Slaithwaite is a short drive away where you will find lots more shops, bars, restaurants, and a train station. There are also infant, junior and high schools all within walking distance, along with Greenhead College which is within the local High Schools Catchment Area for excellent 6th Form education.

Property Details


The original front entrance door opens into:-

An impressive entrance hall proudly displaying some fabulous original features including ornate coving, ceiling rose, dado rail with lincrusta beneath, and the sweeping staircase rises to the first floor with a carved wood handrail and intricate cast iron spindles below.

Lounge/Dining Room 6.22m x 5.23m
A fabulous reception room having a large bay window to the front and window to the side both with the restored original shutters. The bay window also provides views across the valley. There are intricate covings, ceiling rose, picture rail with frieze above, and the original marble fireplace with ornate inset, tiled hearth, and brass fender.

Sitting Room 5.16m x 4.88m
Another spacious reception room which has a recently installed multi fuel stove set within the chimney breast on a tiled hearth with wood surround. There are French doors offering views up the garden to the rear, and then the room is finished with oak effect hard flooring.

Breakfast Room 3.53m x 2.26m
This space is quite flexible in how you use it. It has delft racks, wood effect flooring, and is open to the kitchen.

Kitchen 3.35m x 2.54m
Fitted with a nice range of wall, drawer and base units, integrated washing machine, dishwasher and waste disposal, having work surfaces over which incorporates a 1½ bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap. It has plenty of natural light courtesy of a window to the rear, and a large velux roof window which has a remote opening mechanism due to the ceiling height. There is an external door leading out to a stone flagged terrace and garden beyond.

Inner Lobby
This area connects the hall, sitting room and breakfast room, and has a door giving access down to the lower ground floor.

Steps take you down to an area used by the current owners as an additional office space for home working. This leads directly into a utility area for drying clothes and storage space and then a Home Cinema/TV room /music/games /sitting room. Ideal for teenage children. There is a further room used as a guest bedroom if needed with an en suite shower room.

Cold Store 3.3m x 1.27m
With the original stone keeping shelves, and stone flagged floor. An opening then leads directly into:-

TV Lounge 5.08m x 2.84m
Ideal for perhaps a teenager to use as a TV/Games Lounge. It has a small window to the side, and wood effect flooring.

Study 3.1m x 2.18m
This room could have various uses depending upon your own needs. It has wood effect flooring and access to:-

Shower Room 1.65m x 1.27m
Fitted with a white suite comprising a low flush w.c., wall mounted wash basin, and a shower cubicle with mains shower over. It also has an extractor fan, tiled walls, and tiled floor.


Split Level Landing Areas
The staircase rises from the hall to a half landing area after which 2 separate flight of stairs go off in different directions taking you to the first floor accommodation. The main landing, which has ornate coving and dado rail with lincrusta beneath, gives access to the master suite, and to bedroom 4.

Bedroom 1 4.2m (to robe) x 3.73m
A spacious double bedroom having a bank of mirror fronted sliding door wardrobes, plus additional wardrobes with dressing table and bridging cupboard above. There is a window to the front which offers great views across the valley.

En Suite Shower Roomn 4.75m x 1.35m
Fitted with a white suite comprising a low flush w.c., bidet, wash basin with cupboard beneath, and a shower cubicle with Triton shower over. There is a traditional style radiator/towel warmer, part tiled walls, tile effect flooring, and a frosted window to the side.

Bedroom 4 2.54m x 2.18m
A single bedroom or home office with a window offering views to the front. The second landing area then gives access to:-

Bedroom 2 4.17m x 3.5m
A double bedroom having views over the rear garden and field beyond.

Bedroom 3 3.1m x 3.05m
This double bedroom has a fitted cupboard which houses the central heating boiler. It also enjoys views over the rear garden and fields.

Family Bathroom 2.26m x 1.68m
Fitted with a white suite comprising a panelled bath with telephone style mixer tap and shower hose over, low flush w.c., and a wash basin with cupboard beneath. There is a frosted window to the side, tiled walls, tile effect flooring, and a ladder style radiator/towel warmer.

The property is approached through a pair of wrought iron gates mounted on stone pillars which open to a sizeable driveway which provides ample off road parking. Steps and a wrought iron gate within the garden wall then allow entry into the front garden which is lawned, and bordered by trees and shrubs. At the top of the drive you will find a stone built single garage which has light and power sockets. There is a gravelled area to the side of the garage which leads you on to the rear of the property where you will find access to the stone garden store to the rear of the garage which has light, power, water and a gardener’s w.c. The stone flagged terrace then extends along the rear of the house giving space to sit out and eat al fresco in the summer months. Steps then rise up past a large newly planted rockery and 2 large shrub planted gravelled beds to a gravelled sitting area, and then to a sizeable garden which is mainly lawned and bordered by trees and shrubs. There is also a useful metal shed towards the top of the garden.

By appointment with Wm. Sykes & Son.

From Linthwaite proceed on Manchester Road towards Slaithwaite and Lees House will be found between the two villages on the left.

Additional Information

  • Council Tax – Band C (£1,862.72 2023/24)
  • Tenure – Freehold (our clients purchased the freehold a few years ago).
  • Utilities:- o Water – mains o Drainage – mains o Gas – mains o Electricity - mains o Heating – gas fired central heating and a multi-fuel stove in the sitting room. o Broadband & Mobile Phone – The ‘Ofcom’ on-line checker shows there is a broadband service in this area (including ‘Ultrafast’) and mobile coverage at the property is offered by several providers.


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