Wakefield Road, Scissett, Huddersfield, HD8 9JZ
Property Summary**PART EXCHANGE CONSIDERED** Hidden away behind large timber gates is this truly stunning, unique home with breath-taking grounds. The property has been extended twice, the original cottage dating back to 1675, and now offers spacious flexible living accommodation packed full of charm and character and briefly comprises:- entrance hallway, ground floor W.C, formal dining room, breakfast kitchen, large walk in pantry, useable cellar, two further reception rooms, study, four double first floor bedrooms, house bathroom and separate shower room. The gardens wrap around three sides of the property, a wonderful stone flagged private terrace looks out over the village duck pond, a secluded lawned garden with mature planted beds is positioned to the front, with further stone patios and then a small footbridge leads to the property’s very own generous pond which is surrounded by adjoining woodland. A superb summer house sits proudly at the head of the garden overlooking this beautiful plot. A timber framed garage area provides sheltered parking. HD8 is well known and regarded for its excellent schools, local amenities and commuter links to neighbouring towns and cities. Scissett is one of the smaller semi-rural villages sitting on the edge of outstanding open countryside. Energy Rating: E.
WOODTHORPE IS A BEAUTIFUL DETACHED RESIDENCE SITTING WITHIN PICTURESQUE SURROUNDINGS WITH FOUR DOUBLE BEDROOMS, EXTENSIVE GARDENS INCLUDING STUNNING PRIVATE POND WITHIN THE GROUNDS AND OFF ROAD PARKING FOR MULTIPLE VEHICLES.
ENERGY RATING: E
Originally the property was a cottage, built in approximately 1675 and consisted of roughly the footprint of the kitchen. In approximately 1725, the house was extended which includes what are now the dining room, hallway and lounge and rooms above. The property was then extended for the third time in approximately 1950 and an annex was created including a sitting room, kitchen, bedroom and shower room with its own staircase and front door. All but the kitchen still remain, this was converted into the study, but kitchen facilities could easily be added back to create a wonderful separate cottage if needed.
ENTRANCE HALL (3.71 apx x 2.15 max)
You enter the property through a timber and glazed door into this welcoming entrance hallway. An attractive split level open staircase ascends to the first floor with a large arched window sitting halfway, creating a lovely feature to the hallway. There is tiled flooring, deep skirting boards, pretty woodwork detailing, and solid timber doors which lead to the downstairs W.C, lounge and dining room.
DOWNSTAIRS W.C (3.03 max x 1.50 max)
From the hall a step leads down to the ground floor cloakroom which is fitted with a white low level W.C, pedestal hand wash basin with hot and cold taps alongside a built in overhead storage cupboard and shelving which offers plenty of space to store outdoor coats and shoes. There is a rear facing window, tiled flooring and a timber door which leads to the entrance hall.
DINING ROOM (4.49 max x 4.46 max)
Packed with stunning features including a gas fire with brick and timber surround, alcoves, coving, picture rail, deep skirting boards and a large bay window overlooking the gardens, this formal dining room is generously proportioned and is conveniently placed next to the kitchen, making it the ideal room for family dining and entertaining friends. Stunning parquet wood flooring finishes the room perfectly and timber doors lead to the entrance hall and kitchen.
BREAKFAST KITCHEN (4.65 max x 4.54 apx)
Positioned within the oldest part of the house, this breakfast kitchen is full of original quirks including an exposed stone feature wall and staircase which would have originally ascended to the first floor in the cottage but now provides a beautiful feature to the room. There is ample space to house a table and chairs, creating that popular living kitchen lifestyle. Fitted with a farmhouse style kitchen including painted timber wall and base units, drawers, built in wine rack, pale tiled work tops and splash backs, ceramic sink and drainer with mixer tap over and integrated dishwasher. The kitchen also offers plenty of space for a freestanding range style cooker and freestanding fridge freezer. A front facing window and tiled flooring complete the room and doors lead to the dining room, pantry and cellar.
PANTRY (2.00 max x 1.97 max)
Located down a few steps off the kitchen is this extremely useful pantry which houses a selection of wooden wall and base units, roll top work surfaces and tiled splash backs. There is tiled flooring, a side facing window looking out over the terrace and doors which lead to the kitchen and rear porch.
This area links the pantry, external rear door to the terrace, and rear steps which lead to the back of the property.
Stone steps lead down from the kitchen to this vast space with full head height, light, power and plumbing is currently used as a utility/garden/store room with a large ceramic sink, plumbing for a washing machine and space for a dryer, but could easily be developed to create more of a formal room if desired. The property’s central heating boiler and water tank are neatly positioned down here out of the way and an external door provides convenient access out to the side terrace.
LOUNGE (5.95 into bay x 4.46 max)
Flooded with natural light courtesy of a lovely curved, front facing bay window with built in window seat, this room enjoys one of the nicest outlooks over the garden and is well presented in neutral tones. There is a multi-fuel burning stove which sits in a brick recess, upon a stone hearth and under a chunky stone mantle which creates a superb focal point to the room. Coving, a picture rail and deep skirting’s add to the charm of this spacious and airy living room, a timber door leads to the entrance hallway and glazed double doors, which were originally a side window and still have the gorgeous wooden window shutters to either side, open to the second sitting room.
SECOND SITTING ROOM (4.61 max x 4.85 max)
Positioned in the newest part of the property, this sitting room was once the living space to a separate annex. There is ample space for sitting room furniture, with additional space under the staircase which is shelved, and dual aspect windows, one being a bay to the front, allow an abundance of light into the room and provide a stunning outlook over the pond and beyond. There is a multi-fuel burning stove, which again sits within a recess on a stone hearth with a stone mantle. Doors leads to the lounge, study and second staircase.
STUDY (2.14 apx x 2.01 apx)
This room is currently used as a study, but could easily be converted back into a kitchen area if an annexe was needed. There is a side facing window looking out over a stone flagged patio and an external door which leads onto the front garden. A door opens to the second sitting room.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
Stairs ascend from the entrance hall to the first floor landing, natural light cascades down from the feature arched window, there is a further window and doors lead to three bedrooms and the house bathroom.
BEDROOM ONE (4.56 max x 4.21 max)
Located over the kitchen, in the 1600’s part of the property, is this generous double bedroom which not only allows plenty of space for free standing bedroom furniture, but has the potential to accommodate en-suite facilities if desired and could be extended to incorporate a section of the landing. There is a useful sink which sits upon a vanity unit with tiled splash backs in one corner, built in wardrobes, dual aspect windows and a door which leads onto the landing.
BEDROOM TWO (3.50 apx x 3.36 + wardrobes)
This pretty double bedroom has an attractive feature fireplace with alcoves either side, one houses built in wardrobes the other has shelving. In keeping with the character of the property, there is coving to the ceiling, a dado rail and a front facing window which enjoys the lovely views over the garden and beyond. A door leads to the landing.
HOUSE BATHROOM (2.91 apx x 2.10 apx)
Fitted with a three piece white suite including bath with shower over, hand wash basin which sits upon a vanity unit with tiled top, and low level W.C. The bathroom is partially tiled to the walls, has tiled flooring, useful storage cupboard and a front facing window. A door leads to the landing.
BEDROOM THREE (4.58 apx x 4.58 max)
Spanning the full depth of the property, this double bedroom is well presented with stunning solid wood flooring. There are fitted wardrobes to either side of the room offering plenty of storage space and the window provides a picture perfect view across the pond to the neighbouring woodland. One door leads back to the landing and a second door has been installed to link the upstairs to the newest section of the house, leading on to the second landing, but could be blocked up again if a private annexe was required.
From the second sitting room, a separate staircase leads up to this landing which has a rear facing window and door which lead to bedroom four, shower room and bedroom three.
BEDROOM FOUR (3.70 + wardrobes x 2.66 apx)
Part of the old annex, this fourth bedroom now offers the versatility to be separate or very much part of the main house. It is a good sized double room with built in wardrobe, has a front facing window and a door which leads to the second landing.
SHOWER ROOM (3.56 max x 1.84 max)
Fitted with a contemporary white suite including modern hand wash basin, back to wall concealed unit W.C and fabulous large fully tiled walk in shower with rain style shower head, this room has a feel of luxury with attractive wall and floor tiles, a heated towel rail and spot lights to the ceiling. There is a side facing window and door which leads to the landing.
A gated timber garage provides access into the grounds and offers sheltered private parking for multiple vehicles.
It is very hard to put into words just how beautiful the gardens at Woodthorpe are. They offer a tranquil, secluded place to enjoy the outdoors and really appreciate the wildlife and surroundings without leaving your own home! A stone pathway leads from the garage up to the front door of the property. To one side are well stocked flower beds and a superb summer house and to the other is a shaped lawn with further flower bed borders framing the grassed area. Mature trees and shrubs add structure and additional privacy.
At the waterside there are several little hidden places where seating can be placed, but adjoining the property is a raised stone flagged patio which has the most beautiful outlook over the grounds and offers the idyllic place for a table and chairs.
To the other side of the house is a further paved terrace garden which is fully enclosed and offers another private level place for children or pets to play. This terrace looks over the village duck pond.
A small arched footbridge leads over to a further grassed garden which lays to one side of the large pond, with the stunning water to one side and open woodland to the other this is the perfect place to sit and look back at the house.
This summerhouse can be enjoyed all year round with light, power and a wood burning stove and it provides a stunning view over the garden and pond from is curved glazed frontage. With space for a table and chairs, it’s absolutely the perfect place for entertaining into the evenings or sitting and appreciating the peace and quiet. A stone patio is positioned to the front so you can spill out of the summerhouse into garden.
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