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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Zion Street, Ossett


Property Description

Key features

  • Early Victorian House
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Reception Rooms
  • Steeped In History
  • Vaulted Keeping Cellars
  • Retained Features
  • Garage/Workshop

Full description

A substantial, early Victorian former Mill owner's residence, providing versatile 5 bedroom accommodation with 2 bathrooms. Steeped in local history, this commanding property peacefully secluded at the head of a long private driveway, set behind established foregarden with cobbled parking court to the rear leading to a generous attached garage with workshop, w.c. and outbuildings. Including large rooms with high ceilings, deep skirting boards, ornate cornices, York stone slates and much more, here is an opportunity for family living with possibilites for self-contained student or extended family accommodation within established and highly commutable location.


Certainly one of the locality's iconic 19th century homes, deeply connected with the Victorian Temperance Movement, evidenced by the headstones of previous incumbents within the nearby Temperance graveyard in Gawthorpe. A definitive family home, this is an ideal base to access Ossett town centre facilities by car, together with local schooling, more comprehensive amenities of Wakefield city centre and access within approximately one and a half miles to junction 40 M1 motorway for Leeds City, Sheffield and important West Yorkshire townships. Gawthorpe is renowned for its Maypole and annual May Queen parade, also the International Coal Carrying Championships.


In more detail the accommodation, which is served by a gas fired central heating system, comprises:

Ground Floor Level

Panelled front entrance door with two glazed panes opens into:

Entrance Lobby

Parkay wood block flooring, panelled/glazed original inner door leads to:

Inner Reception Hall

Quarry tiling to the floor, part timber panelled walls, door with two etched glazed panes and staircase off to first floor, three steps down split level to panelled and glazed rear entrance door.

Sitting Room

4.45m(14'7'') x 5.00m(16'5'')

Two double hung sash windows overlook the front garden, Parkay wood block flooring, traditional cast iron radiator, single glazed casement window to the side, TV aerial points, inset fireplace feature with tiled surface and halogen background downlighting, original floor to ceiling cupboards and drawers, picture rail surround, ornamental ceiling rose.

Drawing Room

4.47m(14'8'') x 4.98m(16'4'') (plus bay)

Shaped bay window with single glazed double hung sash units overlooking the front garden, polished timber floor boarding, single and double panel radiators, ornamental ceiling cornice and light rose, picture rail surround, precison dressed limestone fireplace and hearth incorporates traditional style gas fired stove, TV aerial lead, door to second front entrance lobby.

Breakfast Kitchen

4.55m(14'11'') x 4.55m(14'11'')

Small single glazed and larger double glazed casement windows to two sides, traditional inset fireplace with cast iron log burning stove upon stone hearth, ceiling coving, range of units in Golden Oak comprise base cupboards and drawers with curved edge working surfaces over having tiled surrounds, inset twin bowl sink unit with chrome mixer tap, New World System One inset four plate gas hob with split level oven and grill within matching upright housing, matching wall mounted cupboard, telephone point, radiator, panelled door to basement level, strip pine side entrance door leads out to:

On-Built Storm Porch

1.14m(3'9'') x 1.37m(4'6'')

With outer side entrance door.

Utility Room

3.78m(12'5'') x 2.44m(8'0'')

Double glazed timber framed casement window to the rear, double drainer inset vitreous enamel sink unit with base cupboard beneath, plumbing provision for automatic washing machine, Potterton Kingfisher floorstanding gas fired boiler serves central heating and water supply, base cupboards and round edge working surfaces, matching wall mounted units, floor to ceiling utility cupboards.

Basement Level

Range of keeping cellars with stone flagged flooring areas, window to the front, one cellar with vaulted ceiling and having door and external staircase to the front garden.

Door and return staircase from the hall with double hung sash window to the rear on the half landing leads to:

First Floor Level

Landing with doors to:

Double Bedroom

3.00m(9'10'') x 5.03m(16'6'') (plus entrance)

Double hung sash window overlooking the front garden, radiator.


2.39m(7'10'') x 3.58m(11'9'')

Double hung sash window overlooking the front garden, radiator.


3.25m(10'8'') max. 9'9 min. x 4.57m(15'0'')

Single glazed casement window to the rear, ceiling coving, TV and telephone points, intercommunicating door to side landing annexe accommodation.

House Bathroom/W.C.

4.37m(14'4'') x 2.44m(8'0'')

Double glazed casement window to the rear, picture rail surround, traditional cast iron radiator, freestanding roll edge bath with tiled surrounds, independent tiled shower cubicle with Mira Sport electric circulatory shower unit, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback, low level flush w.c., linen/cylinder cupboard, electric wall heater.

Annexe Accommodation

Ground Foor

Second panelled/glazed front entrance door opens into:

Entrance Lobby

Internal communicating door to drawing room, radiator with traditional cover, staircase off to first floor.

First Floor Level

Side landing with double glazed casement window to the side, white painted spindled balustrade to the staircase well, doors to:


3.02m(9'11'') x 5.00m(16'5'')

Single glazed casement window to the front, radiator with contemporary cover, cove moulding.


2.34m(7'8'') x 2.34m(7'8'')

Presently utilised as a study, having single glazed casement window to the front, radiator, picture rail surround, telephone points.

Combined Bathroom/W.C.

1.45m(4'9'') x 4.50m(14'9'')

Walls tiled to three quarter height, ceramic tiling to the floor, traditional style radiator, double glazed casement window to the side, suite in white comprising pedestal wash hand basin with illuminated mirror over, panelled bath with Triton electric circulatory shower unit with folding shower door, low level flush w.c., built-in linen/cylinder cupboard, electric wall heater.


The property is accessed via right of way over a long tarmacadam surface driveway from Zion Street, which leads in to a stone sett area to the side and rear of the property. A wrought iron hand gate and ornamental railings provide access into an enclosed foregarden, laid to lawn with planted beds, mature willow tree, Yorkshire stone flagged footpaths provide access to entrance doors.


To the western elevation a stone archway with wrought iron arched hand gate leads in to a side enclosure, having Yorkshire stone flagged surface with steps up to side porch and personal door leading into the garage.

The cobbled parking court to the rear provides off street car standing for 3/4 vehicles and in turn leads to:

Attached Garage

4.80m(15'9'') x 5.44m(17'10'')

Having fibreglass up and over door for access, light and power available, storage facility in the roof space, stainless steel sink with hot and cold water, power points available, through access to:


2.67m(8'9'') x 3.66m(12'0'')

Having personal door to the side enclosure, light and power.

There is further access from the garage into W.C. compartment, having high flush w.c. suite and to the front of the garage there are two single storey stone built stores. There is outside lighting and cold water taps to the rear of the property.

There is right of way through a rear gate onto Cross Street.

Boundary Disclaimer

The boundaries and ownerships have not been checked on the Title Deeds for any discrepancies or rights of way. All prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries before proceeding to exchange of contracts.


Mains gas, electricity, water supply and drainage are available to the property.



How To Get There

Leave Wakefield city centre via Westgate proceeding forward through Westgate End and out behind the St Michael's Church and take the right hand fork onto the A638 Dewsbury Road. Follow the main road forward to the roundabout at junction 40 M1 motorway. Cross over the roundabout forward on the A638 bypass, proceeding up to the roundabout with the junction of Owl Lane B6128 Ossett. Take the third exit right onto Owl Lane, taking the first right hand turning off the main road onto Leeds Road. Follow Leeds Road round to the right onto Gawthorpe High Street, past the School and turn first left in front of the Post Office into Zion Street. Proceed slowly forward to the two white capped gate posts on the right hand bend, follow the private drive between the gate posts down to Temperance Villa on the left.


None of the services or fittings and equipment have been tested and no warranties of any kind can be given; accordingly prospective purchasers should bear this in mind when formulating their offers. All measurements are for general guidance purposes only and are approximate due to variations and tolerances in metric and imperial measurements. Floorplans are for illustration purposes only. These particulars shall not form any part of any offer or contract and no guarantee is given as to the condition of the property or the accuracy of its description. An intending purchaser must satisfy themselves as to their accuracy by their own investigation before entering into any contract.

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Added on Rightmove:
13 August 2011


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