4 bedroom semi-detached house for saleWhite Lee Road, BATLEY, West Yorkshire
Full descriptionDating back to circa 1914, Hillcrest is a fine example of Edwardian architecture with an array of period features such as original fireplaces, beautiful stained glass windows, deep skirts and intricate plasterwork. The accommodation is well-presented throughout with three big reception rooms, large entrance hall and W.C., in addition to four bedrooms, three of which are spacious doubles and a house bathroom with original tiling and separate W.C. The property also has potential for a buyer to undertake a loft conversion to create further bedroom space if desired, subject to the relevant consents. The property sits just off a highly regarded road, accessed via an impressive pillared entrance gates down a long cobbled driveway offering plenty of parking and surrounded by extensive gardens to the front and rear, in addition to a detached tandem garage with potential for use as a studio or annexe subject to consents. Located close to excellent local amenities and Heckmondwike Grammar School, which was recently rated as Ofsted ‘Outstanding’. Viewing is strictly by appointment only – please call the agent to arrange. Approximate distances from: Wakefield 8 miles, Leeds 9 miles, Huddersfield 10 miles, Harrogate 24 miles.
Property ref: 121_2609_3887516
Presented in an opulent theme creating an impressive room in which to host dinner parties and enjoy more formal family gatherings, with room to accommodate a generous dining table to seat eight or more guests. The main feature is the original fireplace with circular mirror above and open grate fire within with tiled panels to either side, in addition to other period features such as the intricate cornicing and ceiling rose above, deep skirts, exposed polished floorboards and bank of tall windows looking out to the rear of the property.
Flooded with natural light courtesy of the full height bay window to front of the property, the sitting room is very stylishly presented in light neutral tones with exposed polished floorboards, detailed plasterwork to the ceiling and the main feature – an oak fireplace housing a gas coal effect fire with elegant marble surround. To either side of the fireplace are solid oak bookshelves which will remain in the property.
A door from the side entrance hall leads down to a cellar which houses the Valliant boiler and a stone slab keeping table, in addition to having light and power, the main cellar then leads through to a smaller coal cellar ideal for storage.
A particularly generous bedroom presented in neutral decor with a bank of freestanding wardrobes to one side, concealing a fireplace beyond if one preferred to expose it. This large double bedroom enjoys an attractive outlook over the rear garden via triple windows.
Another good sized double offering far-reaching views toward the Pennines, features include the stained glass top windows and an original pillared fireplace with open grate fire and tiled sides.
A further double bedroom also situated at the rear of the property thus enjoying a pleasant outlook over the rear garden, also having a feature cast iron fireplace – currently used as a study/hobby room as surplus to needs.
A single bedroom with slim cupboards built in to one wall, also offering the aforementioned far-reaching views. This bedroom also perhaps offers the opportunity to be combined with the neighbouring bedroom 2 to provide ensuite facilities subject to the relevant consents.
The luxurious house bathroom has been carefully modernised to retain as much of the original materials as possible, therefore original Victorian porcelain tiling adorns the walls which sits comfortably with a modern rainfall mains shower cubicle, Staffordshire ‘Charlotte’ pedestal hand wash basin and a stunning cast iron clawed foot bath tub with period style mixer taps including a shower head option. Also mounted to the wall is the original oval mirror and two bathroom cabinets for useful storage. Finished with tongue and groove wooden panelling to mid-height, a mirrored wall, wood effect flooring and spotlights to the ceiling.
As with many properties of this era, the W.C. sits separately from the bathroom with an original pull toilet with high level wooden cistern, with original decorative mosaic tiled floor and teal blue porcelain torus skirting tiles and white porcelain tiled walls.
The attic is partially boarded out for storage space currently, however we are advised that is potential and space for a loft conversion to create further bedroom space is desired – subject to the relevant planning consents.
The property benefits from a tandem garage with up and over door, with light and power supply. This may be of particular interest to a buyer who is perhaps looking for a studio or workshop space to work from home, or for those who wish to accommodate family members it would make an ideal studio apartment (subject to the relevant consents).
Accessed via a pillared entrance, a long cobbled single driveway leads up to the garage and provides ample parking space for at least eight cars. To the front of the property is a good sized lawn bordered by privet hedging and mature laurel bushes, whilst to the immediate rear of the house is a shale covered seating area with steps leading up to an extensive private garden mainly laid to lawn with attractive planted borders.
Entrance Hall & W.C
An external side door opens into a side entrance hall with tiled floor underfoot, this provides access to the downstairs cloaks which is fitted with a W.C. and hand wash basin with original tiled walls and mosaic tiled flooring, whilst a second door leads to a cellar. The hallway wraps around to the main entrance hall, with an array of original features on display such as the wood panelling to the walls, beautiful stain glass windows inset to the front door and the grand formal staircase rising to the first floor.
A well-proportioned room with both high and low level bespoke wooden fitted units incorporating plate rack and wine racks within and concealing an integrated fridge and freezer in addition to under unit space to accommodate both a washing machine and dishwasher if required. The units are topped with a solid wood work surface with large white sink and drainer inset with a brushed chrome swan neck mixer tap over, set within the chimney breast alcove is a stainless steel Smeg range cooker with 5 ring gas hob and oven below. A windowed external door leads out to the rear of the property, whilst a further large sash window above the sink allows in a good degree of natural light. The room is finished with painted feature walls and slate effect flooring, with plenty of room also for a dining table or central island/breakfast bar if desired.
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