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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Long Lane Close, Ackworth, Ackworth, West Yorkshire, WF7

Offers in Region of £950,000

Property Description

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A FINE PERIOD SIX BEDROOMED DETACHED HOUSE SET IN WONDERFUL GARDENS AND HAVING PADDOCKS SURROUNDING. Enjoying an approx four acre rural location, this welcoming home offers size, grandeur and a fabulous style dating from the late 1930s. The second owners have now decided to downsize after being there virtually 40 years, and the next chapter is set to begin. Briefly, it comprises:- impressive entrance hall, w.c, cloaks, sitting room (20' x 14' approx), sun lounge of a similar size, dining room, study, breakfast kitchen, pantry, utility room, six bedrooms, bedroom 1 (20' x 14' approx) plus dressing room and en-suite, two further bathrooms, garaging, stable block, barns, vegetable gardens, greenhouse, former tennis court and well tended fields.

Floor Layout Plan



Boundary Plan

Entrance Vestibule

Beautiful oak period arched topped door with iron furniture and obscured glazed port hole gives access through to the entrance vestibule. This has an inset mat well within the ceramic tiled floors and has attractive walling and oak glazed and leaded door through to the entrance hall.


The entrance hallway is particularly impressive and has fabulous oak floor and feature brick fireplace and two central heating radiators, chandelier point. The hallway features the period style staircase which turns and rises and leads up to the first floor landing and passes on the quarter landing an impressive obscured glazed and leaded period style window which floods the hallway with natural light.


Period style door gives access through to the cloakroom, this with tiled floor and a window giving an outlook to the front, useful under stairs storage cupboard, currently used as a wine store. The cloakroom also gives access through to the downstairs w.c.

Downstairs W.C.

This has a continuation of the ceramic tiled flooring, tiling to the half height of a period style, low level w.c. and corner Shanks wash hand basin.

Sitting Room

6.10m(20'0'') x 4.22m(13'10'') approx

Period style door leads through to the sitting room. This delightful through room has good sized windows overlooking the property's front gardens and twin sets of glazed doors out to the property's terrace and gardens beyond. A combination of these three large glazed areas provide the room with a huge amount of natural light and lovely views. The room has a oak floor, coving to the ceiling, central heating radiator and a beautiful marble fireplace with raised hearth, has a polished timber surround incorporating a mantel and all is home for a gas coal burning effect fire.

Sun Lounge

6.22m(20'5'') x 4.27m(14'0'') approx

Doorway from the sitting room leads through to the sun lounge. This superb room has a fabulous view to three sides out over the property's mature gardens, it also has twin glazed doors giving access out to the terrace gardens beyond and a further pair of twin doors giving access to steps leading down to the side lawned gardens, there is a variety of lighting points, stone flagged flooring. This is fitted with a heater/air conditioning unit which gives a comfortable background heat, weather being full summer or in the winter time.

Sun Lounge


3.61m(11'10'') x 3.05m(10'0'') approx

The property's study is of a good size, it has a broad chimney breast with library style bookshelves to either side, central heating radiator, coving to the ceiling, central ceiling light point and once again, glazed doors out to the property's stone flagged terrace and gardens beyond.

Dining Room

4.57m(15'0'') x 4.57m(15'0'') approx

As the floor layout plan and photographs suggest, this is of a particularly good size, it has three windows giving lovely views out over the property's gardens and beyond. The room has coving to the ceiling, central ceiling light point, central heating radiator, attractive period style fireplace with open fire grate.

Second Hallway

From the principal hallway, an opening gives access through to the secondary hallway, this has a continuation of the oak flooring, gives access to a useful shelves/storage cupboard and also through to the butler's pantry.


1.65m(5'5'') x 1.65m(5'5'') approx

This with full height drawers, cupboards and working surfaces, also has a ceramic sink and ceiling light point and obscured glazed window.


6.02m(19'9'') x 4.27m(14'0'') approx

The kitchen is once again a through room, courtesy of the pleasant breakfast area, (see separate photograph), this has a lovely view out over the property's gardens and has period style cupboards, the upper portions of which are glazed. The principal kitchen area has a ceramic tiled floor, large windows giving an impressive view out over the property's driveway and beyond. There is a range of units, these of a period style, have granite working surfaces, there is a large broad Safestane double bowl sink unit with large stainless steel working surfaces to either side and mixer tap over. Plumbing for dishwasher, electric cooker point. Doorway, leads through to the pantry, this has a continuation of the ceramic tiled floor, obscured glazed period, period style shelving and cupboards and solid working surface.

Breakfast Area

Utility Room

3.96m(13'0'') x 2.36m(7'9'') approx

This has once again a continuation of the ceramic tiled flooring, it is a large room, which is home for the wall mounted gas fired central heating boiler. The room has high level obscured glazed windows, pot sink and a broad entrance door.

First Floor Landing

From the hallway, as previously mentioned, the staircase turns and rises, courtesy of a quarter landing up to the first floor landing. This is of a good size and has a pleasant view out over the property's front gardens, central heating radiator, a variety of lighting points, loft access point and is decorated with a picture rail within the principal area.

Bedroom 1

6.10m(20'0'') x 4.27m(14'0'') approx

Period style door gives access through to bedroom one, this being positioned above the sitting room, once again, has views both to the driveway and to the garden side. The room has two central heating radiators, period style fireplace, bank of in-built wardrobes with storage cupboards over and two ceiling light points. Access is gained through to the dressing room.

Dressing Room

3.25m(10'8'') x 2.13m(7'0'') approx

Well equipped with hanging rails, shelving and the like. This dressing room has a central heating radiator and two sets of large windows giving lovely views. Doorway leads through to the en-suite.


2.67m(8'9'') x 2.13m(7'0'') approx

This large en-suite is fitted with a stylish three piece suite in white which comprises of:- Shower cubicle fitted with a Mira Sprint shower, low level w.c., pedestal wash hand basin, central heating radiator, heated towel rail, window giving a pleasant view, extractor fan, ceramic tiled flooring, tiling to the half height with full ceiling height around the shower area itself, there is also a shaver socket.

Bedroom 2

4.57m(15'0'') x 4.57m(15'0'') approx

Once again, a pleasant double room with a super view out over the property's gardens, this being positioned above the dining room, has a similar window arrangement, with three windows affording a large amount of natural light, central ceiling light point, central heating radiator.

Bedroom 3

3.66m(12'0'') x 3.05m(10'0'') approx

A pleasant room with lovely views out over the property's gardens, positioned above the study, this has a chimney breast with blocked up fireplace, period style cupboards, display/library shelving and drawers, central heating radiator, ceiling light point.

Bedroom 4

3.28m(10'9'') x 3.05m(10'0'') approx

Once again, a pleasant room with a lovely view out over the property's gardens, bank of in-built wardrobes with storage cupboards over, central heating radiator, ceiling light point.

Bedroom 5

3.66m(12'0'') x 2.39m(7'10'') approx

With windows to two sides, both of which give pleasant views, pedestal wash hand basin, central heating radiator and ceiling light point.

Bedroom 6

2.39m(7'10'') x 2.29m(7'6'') approx

With view out towards the driveway side, high level library style shelving and central heating radiator, ceiling light point.

Bathroom 1

3.00m(9'10'') x 2.36m(7'9'') approx

This with a three piece suite comprising of shower cubicle, period style bath with period style taps and pedestal wash hand basin of Shanks manufacture, combination heated towel rail/radiator, period style tiling to the two thirds height, obscured glazed window and light and shaver socket above the wash hand basin.

Bathroom 2

2.44m(8'0'') x 1.60m(5'3'') approx

Ceramic tiled flooring to the half height, this has a central heating radiator, storage cupboard, bath with Mira shower over and pedestal wash hand basin, window giving a pleasant view and there is a mirror, light and shaver socket over the wash hand basin.

Separate W.C

The separate w.c. is of a period style, being Shanks manufacture with welcoming period timber seat, there is central heating radiator and period style tiling to the half height.


Standing in approximately 3.8 acres, 1.1 being house, gardens, driveway, garaging, outbuildings, vegetable gardens and former tennis court, the other 2.69 acres being fields and land. Period style gate posts open to a broad gate gives access to the property's tarmacadem driveway, this turning driveway has a central island with box hedging. The driveway continues off to one side, to the property's garages.


The principal garage has an automatically operated roller style door, this garage is substantial and has windows to either side, constructed to the rear of the garage is a garden store.

Second Garage

This being of timber construction, is particularly high and has two large barn style doors, the upper portions being glazed. This garage has been home for many years for the owner's horse box, thus demonstrating its size. There is a further timber garage to the side of that providing useful garden store space.


Formal Gardens

These are to be found to the front, side and rear of the home, they are without doubt, beautiful and the landscaping of which dates back to the original date of construction. There is an elevated stone flagged terrace, large enclosed lawn which with the property's fields beyond enjoys a fantastic degree of privacy, which is bounded by a combination of mature trees and shrubbery and has a variety of flowering beds and borders and stone steps leading from the lawn to the terrace. The garden is mature and compliments the home superbly. Between the garage and the house itself, there is a utility yard area, particularly useful for the containment of the family pet. To the side there is the informal gardens, these comprise of a good sized orchard, vegetable gardens, potting shed and large greenhouse. These open onto the side lawn, this which was at one time used as a tennis court, has poplar trees to one side, lovely view over neighbouring farmland and could be restored to tennis court status with relative ease. The gardens have lovely wooden walkways leading to the stable/barn.


Built of timber, these aged yet substantial buildings are complimented by yard and concrete areas and have a variety of gates out to the fields. There are three stables, being particularly large, one barn area used as an open field shelter within the summer months and for housing fodder in the winter months. There is a further timber barn with twin connecting doors, this has windows to two sides and a further entrance door, this useful building has been used for a variety of purposes over the years. Adjacent to this is the bale store, being particularly high and once again of timber construction.

Potting Shed




Tennis Court



Additional Notes

The property has external lighting. The property has central heating.


From Wakefield proceed along the Doncaster Road (A638), keep on this road for about 5-6 miles until you enter Pontefract. You then bear left onto Went Lane, after about 1.5 miles turn right onto the B6421 Ackworth Road. After approximately one mile turn left onto the A628 Pontefract Road, keep straight on, onto Long Lane.


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