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9 bedroom detached house for sale

Barnsley Road, Sandal, Sandal, West Yorkshire, WF2

Offers in Region of £1,825,000

Property Description

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Sitting in remarkable, delightful gardens, the house is approached via a sweeping driveway from Barnsley Road. All beautifully presented, this seven bedroomed property has fabulous reception rooms, a stunning galleried entrance hall with fireplace which sets the scene for the period charm and high quality fittings to be found throughout this impressive home. With a squash court and coach house/garaging to the rear, Highfield is southerly facing and briefly comprises: Entrance vestibule, hall, cloakroom, w.c., study, lounge/family room, dining room, sitting room, breakfast/dining kitchen, utility room, principal and secondary staircases to the first floor, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and shower, second sitting room/bedroom 5 with access to the balcony, 3 double bedrooms, house bathroom, shower room, staircase to top floor level with gym, music room, storeroom, bedroom 6, combined bedroom/study (teenage suite) plus bathroom with shower. All in all, a wonderful home.

Floor Layout Plan



Entrance Vestibule

A beautiful stone arched recess gives shelter to the sturdy twin timber doors with glazed fan light over, which leads through to the entrance vestibule. It has a period style tiled floor with inset matwell and broad timber and glazed door which leads through to the entrance hallway.


11.28m(37'0'') x 4.39m(14'5'') approx

This, as the floor layout plan and photograph indicates is a fine hallway and sets the scene regarding elegance and finish throughout the home. It has beautiful oak flooring and is galleried up to the full first floor ceiling height. There is decorative coving, delightful arch and display area with a variety of lighting points. There is a concealed central heating radiator, beautiful timber panelling to the balustraded staircase, a large number of lighting points including two wall light points and chandelier point. Impressive period style fireplace with raised Dutch style tiled hearth and backcloth and all is home for a gas coal burning effect fire. There is an under stairs storage cupboard/lobby.

Downstairs Cloakroom

Six panelled period style door gives access through to the downstairs cloakroom, this has beautiful tiling to the half height, central heating radiator and wash hand basin with period style taps.

Downstairs W.C.

A timber door gives access through to the w.c. with timber box flush and timber polished seat, ceramic tiled flooring once again and tiling to the half height. There are windows giving an outlook to the rear.

Sitting Room

6.63m(21'9'') x 5.79m(19'0'') maximum

A beautiful room with a fabulous bay giving delightful views out over the property's mature and particularly private gardens. This bay with large windows to either side has timber and glazed doors to the centre which give direct access out to the patio and gardens beyond. The sitting room has a fabulous coffered ceiling with central chandelier point, there are two wall light points and further spotlighting. Beautiful marble fireplace with raised marble hearth and backcloth, broad and deep mantel and all is home to a gas coal burning effect fire. Pillars and opening give access through to the dining room.

Sitting Room

Dining Room

Dining Room

6.78m(22'3'') x 5.00m(16'5'') maximum

Adjacent to the sitting room, this room is currently used as a formal dining room. This beautiful room enjoys a lovely view out over the property's gardens courtesy of a broad bay window with two further windows giving an outlook to the driveway side. Fine marble period fireplace, with raised hearth and backcloth with gas coal burning effect fire. The room is decorated to a high standard and has a variety of lighting points including chandelier point.

Lounge/Family Room

8.84m(29'0'') maximum x 5.00m(16'5'') approx

This has, in the property's past, been used as a dining room and is now used as a family room and has a stunning view out over the property's gardens courtesy of a broad bay window. There are also two windows giving an outlook over the property's delightful side gardens. A marblised slate fireplace with raised hearth and coal effect gas fire, creates a beautiful focal point to the room. The room has coving to the ceiling and has a lobby area off with doorway leading through to the dining/breakfast kitchen.


3.66m(12'0'') x 3.66m(12'0'') approx

This welcoming room has an outlook out to the driveway side. It has a delightful period style fireplace in oak and incorporates a mirror and mantel and has an open fire grate and has a tiled hearth and backcloth. The room has picture rail, coving and central ceiling light point.

Breakfast Kitchen

5.74m(18'10'') x 3.25m(10'8'') approx

This also has a doorway from the property's hallway, as the photograph and floor layout plan suggests. This is a fine room which has a lovely view out over the property's side gardens. There is inset spotlighting to the ceiling, polished limestone flooring, period style cupboards and a fabulous range of oak units, these with polished granite working surfaces, compliment the room superbly. The room is very effectively divided into two areas, the kitchen and breakfast/dining room ideal for modern family living. The kitchen has integrated appliances including dishwasher and American style stainless steel fronted fridge/freezer, with ice and water dispenser. There are twin stainless steel bowls with mixer tap over. Last, but by no means least, is the Aga. This fine Aga in black and powered principally by gas is of a three oven design. There is an additional summer module to one side, which incorporates a fan assisted oven and a conventional oven and grill. This has a four ring gas hob over and the three oven Aga to its side has the usual warming plates with chrome tops. The Aga is set within a fine surround and has integrated extractor fans. The room has a stable style timber glazed door that gives access directly out to the rear courtyard style garden area.

Breakfast/Dining Area

4.47m(14'8'') x 3.15m(10'4'') approx

This has a full length unit which with granite surfaces, has drawers, cupboards and window seat. There are also three period style cupboards providing ample additional storage.


Side Lobby

A timber and glazed door gives access to a side lobby, this side lobby leads through to the utility room.

Utility Room

4.37m(14'4'') x 2.29m(7'6'') approx

This provides every day access and gives a large amount of working and storage space having units at both the high and low level. The utility room has a ceramic tiled floor, windows to two sides, Belfast sink with mixer tap over, plumbing for an automatic washing machine, provision for a dryer, additional fridge freezer space and the utility room is also home to the property's three modern condensing Glow Worm gas fired central heating boilers, each one zoned to a different area of the house proving to be very energy efficienct.

First Floor Landing

9.04m(29'8'') x 4.39m(14'5'') approx

From the entrance hall, as previously described, the gently rising staircase with period style spindle balustrading and polished timber handrail, rises up past the magnificent coloured leaded large window. This multi lateral mullioned window affords the hall and first floor landing with a huge amount of natural light and compliments the decor superbly, there is coving to the ceiling and chandelier point.

Master Bedroom

6.78m(22'3'') maximum x 5.00m(16'5'') approx

As the floor layout plan suggests, this is a large room with five windows in total, three to the bay to the front and two to the driveway side, which give long distance views out over towards Bretton and beyond. There is inset spotlighting to the decorative ceiling which also has a chandelier point.

En-Suite Shower/W.C

3.61m(11'10'') x 1.83m(6'0'') approx

Doorway gives access through to the en-suite. Re-fitted to a particularly high standard in recent times, this has a concealed cistern w.c., large shower with sophisticated chrome fittings, stylish wash hand basin with mixer tap over with storage cupboards beneath and mirror with cabinet and display shelving over. Combination central heating radiator/heated towel rail in chrome, decorative ceiing with inset spotlighting and underfloor heating.

Bedroom 2

6.78m(22'3'') maximum x 5.00m(16'5'') approx

A particularly large room, enjoying the superb bay, this room has a period style fireplace, in-built robes and central ceiling light point with rose.

Bedroom 3

3.61m(11'10'') x 3.35m(11'0'') approx

Often used as a guest bedroom, this delightful double room is presented to a high standard and has twin windows giving a pleasant outlook to the side. There is a useful storage cupboard.

Bedroom 4

3.71m(12'2'') x 3.66m(12'0'') approx

A good sized room with an outlook towards the driveway side, coving to the ceiling with central ceiling light point.

Bedroom 5/2nd Sitting Room

5.79m(19'0'') x 3.78m(12'5'') approx

Bedroom five/second sitting room, has a timber and glazed door out to the property's balcony and is currently used for hobby purposes and a place to read and relax. There is a good ceiling height with inset spotlighting, two wall light points, two large windows and as previously mentioned, a timber and glazed door out to the property's balcony.


This is of a good size and faces in a Southerly direction and has period style balustrading.


3.28m(10'9'') x 1.70m(5'7'') approx

The property's bathroom, once again, has been re-fitted in recent times and has a fabulous three piece suite including a double ended bath with mixer tap over. Circular wash hand basin upon a stylish base with display plinth and drawers, there is a mirror, light and shaver socket over, low level w.c., combination central heating radiator/heated towel rail, large window, underfloor heating.

Shower Room

This good sized shower room has a double sized shower with Grohe chrome system, ceramic tiling the full ceiling height which has a ceiling light point and is particularly decorative. Window to the side, central heating radiator/heated towel rail, ceramic tiled flooring.


From the first floor landing, a doorway gives access to the former servant's staircase which leads down to the side lobby, giving direct access through to the kitchen or utility room. Also from the first floor landing, the staircase turns and rises up to the top floor level.

Top Floor Level

This top floor level has had much work over recent years and is presented to a high standard throughout all of it's six rooms. It should be noted the top floor landing has windows giving a view out over the property's rear courtyard with the garage block and squash court, acting as the boundary.


3.76m(12'4'') x 2.01m(6'7'') approx

This large store room includes a fine, believed to be original, bank of cupboards, these with sliding panelled doors with brass furniture are of a butlers store style and are a fabulous addition to the room.


6.71m(22'0'') x 3.23m(10'7'') maximum

Doorway leads through to the gym. This good sized room as the photograph indicates, has a period style fireplace, window to one gable and a bank of windows that give the inspirational view out over Pugneys and towards Emley Moor in the distance.

Music Room

4.80m(15'9'') x 2.44m(8'0'') approx

From the gym a doorway leads through to the music room, once again, a useful room, currently used to house the families drum kit, guitars and amplification systems. There is a mullioned window giving a pleasant long distance view to the front out towards Walton and beyond.

Bedroom 6

5.69m(18'8'') x 2.44m(8'0'') minimum

This good sized double room, once again, is often used for guest purposes, it has windows to two sides, integrated period style cupboards and high ceiling height. There are mullioned windows giving views out towards Walton and beyond.

Bedrooms 7 & 8

8.59m(28'2'') x 3.78m(12'5'') approx

These two rooms have been joined together for some considerable time courtesy of opening out through period style cupboards. The rooms combine to form a fabulous teenage suite with doors at either end leading out to the top floor hallway, there is a fireplace with gas fire and two banks of windows giving a lovely view out over the property's gardens and rural scene beyond.

Shower Room

The top floor level is served by a shower room, this has a low level w.c., stylish wash hand basin, good sized shower cubicle, attractive ceramic tiled flooring and ceramic tiling to the full ceiling height, there is inset spotlighting and window giving a pleasant view out to the side, combination central heating radiator/heated towel rail.


Across the rear of the home there is an enclosed courtyard, which at one time had high gates, this entrance gives access through to the parking/courtyard area and the garage/coach house block.


Garage 1

6.22m(20'5'') x 4.72m(15'6'') approx

A large double garage with folding timber doors.

Garage 2

4.34m(14'3'') x 4.32m(14'2'') approx

A good sized garage once again with folding timber doors.

Store 1

2.64m(8'8'') x 2.44m(8'0'') approx

This provides useful garden storage space and has an opening through to the gardener's w.c. fitted with a modern style low level w.c., an opening leads through to store number 2.

Store 2

4.01m(13'2'') x 2.74m(9'0'') approx

With a velux window light and garden w.c. number 2, of a period style.

Store 3

3.66m(12'0'') x 2.34m(7'8'') approx

This useful store has delightful twin windows, ceramic tiled flooring and from here a timber and glazed door leads through to the squash court.

Squash Court

9.75m(32'0'') x 6.40m(21'0'') approx

This separate building is particularly tall and has a high ceiling height which is angled with roof structure and timbers on display and appex lighting, affording this area with a huge amount of natural light. There is hardwod polished flooring and viewing balcony at the first floor level looking over the squash court area. The squash court has been used for a variety of purposes throughout the years including housing a snooker table, store and general play space.

Entrance Driveway

Automatic gates set back from the road with fabulous stone gateposts, give access through to the meandering driveway which leads up to the property and to the reception driveway which is to the side of the home which continues around to the courtyard area. It should be noted that the property also has a secondary pair of gates which gives access to a secondary driveway upon which the property has a right of access for the removal of refuse and delivery of milk.


Mature gardens compliment this large majestic home superbly and as the photograph of the front gardens indicate, they provide a private front lawned area which facing a Southerly direction is a true suntrap. A full width stone flagged patio runs before the principle rooms of the house with direct access leading from the sitting room. To the side there is a further large patio garden area, perhaps a little less formal and this family space is accessed directly from the kitchen. There are raised gardens of a formal nature to the front and a large degree of shrubbery and trees. The driveway reaches through the gardens with mature shrubs and trees to either side and leads to an extensive further parking/turning space to the side/rear of the home.

Additional Notes

It should be noted that the property has a sophisticated security system, three modern condensing gas fired central heating boilers. The windows are sash windows. Carpets, curtains and certains other extras may be negotiable by separate negotiation.



From Wakefield proceed along Denby Dale Road (A363) onto Barnsley Road (A61) heading towards Sandal. You will then find Highfield on the left hand side just before The Castle Public House.


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Floor Layout Plan

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