6 bedroom detached house for saleLower Cumberworth, Huddersfield
The exact age of Kirkstyles is unknown, but is said to be over 300 years old and whilst not
listed, it is known by local antiquarians. Originally a working farm, Kirkstyles has been
substantially extended in the Victorian era and totally renovated in recent years.
The property is approached via a long private driveway passing mature trees and well laid
lawns which lead to the front of the house. The property is approached through a stone
arch which gives access to the entrance porch with stone mullioned and leaded windows
on either side. The full height entrance hall with open fireplace and polished timber staircase rising to galleried landing gives access to the inner hall with wonderful views.
From the inner hall there is access to the impressive drawing room with four large
windows giving the room superb views over the gardens and grounds beyond. From the main entrance hall there is a delightful sitting room with views over gardens to the rear. This room boasts a number of period features including a beamed ceiling and fine stone fireplace with raised hearth. A timber and lead glazed door leads through to the cinema room with minstrel gallery overlooking the first floor with wonderful beams and exposed timbers. Beyond the cinema room is a gym, a store room, a WC and access to the house keepers annex.
The dining room with oak flooring and stone fireplace opens through to the superb living
kitchen/orangery. The wonderful kitchen features a Mark Wilkinson Cook kitchen with
granite work surfaces and a central island with four oven Aga. The orangery with high
ceiling and automatic roof ventilation has stunning views over the gardens and grounds
and leads out onto a stone flagged patio and gardens beyond. Adjacent to the kitchen is
a useful utility room and further WC.
The first floor landing has a balustraded area overlooking the entrance hall and further
minstrel style gallery overlooking the cinema room. Upstairs there is a master bedroom suite
with dressing room. There are four further bedrooms one with en-suite and a house bathroom.
House Keeper’s Annex
The house keepers annex has provision for a kitchen area to the rear and living area to the
front. There is one bedroom and an en-suite shower room with low level WC. The annex
could be self contained and could provide two bedrooms with the gym incorporated.
The village of Lower Cumberworth is 8 miles south east of Huddersfield and is well placed for
commuting to the commercial centres of the north including Manchester, about 38 miles, the
financial centre of Leeds 21 miles and the M1 is about 7 miles. Railway stations at Wakefield and Leeds connect with main line services to London Kings Cross and Edinburgh.
To the front of the property are informal lawns with mature shrubs and trees. These lead down to the large duck pond with a stone waterfall and a stone flagged bridge which leads over to the beck. The more formal gardens are positioned to the rear of the property and provide beautifully landscaped gardens with large areas of natural stone flagged patios, a delightful fish pond and shaped lawns. The upper most of which is within circular stone walling with inset lighting.
The gardens are beautifully presented with flowering beds, mature trees and shrubbery and all enjoy the utmost of privacy.
Kirkstyles is positioned almost centrally within approximately 21 acres of land being fields, mature woodland and agricultural land. The fields are securely bounded with a combination of timber fencing and stone walling. Kirkstyles occupies a superb location and is positioned well away from any busy main road.
Outside there is a garden room with wonderful views towards the property and over the
manicured gardens and pond in the distance. It is immediately adjoined by a stone flagged patio
and is also plumbed and wired for a kitchenette if required.
Within the courtyard is a triple garage with office area above with a separate entrance area and WC. There is also a two storey coach house, currently used as storage but which has permission in place for conversion to a two bedroom cottage. To the rear of the Coach House is a large level rear yard.
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