4 bedroom detached house for saleMaple Farm, Houses Hill, HUDDERSFIELD, West Yorkshire
Tucked away behind a pillared entrance and nestled within the little known hamlet of Houses Hill on the outskirts of Upper Hopton, is this charming period property set within large grounds offering fabulous views over rolling hills and up toward a historic folly. Maple Farm boasts an array of character features including traditional thumb and latch doors throughout, exposed beams and rafters and original stone mullion windows. The accommodation is extensive with four double bedrooms, two benefitting from ensuite facilities in addition to two shower rooms, four reception rooms including a well-appointed dining kitchen, plus a separate study which could also potentially be used as a 5th bedroom, and a wine cellar. Externally the generous gardens are flat and enclosed and the property comes complete with a timber summer house and log store with solar panels thus resulting in reduced running costs, and a large double garage with parking for three cars on the stone flagged driveway. Whilst having the advantage of a rural setting, the property is still within easy reach of local amenities and highly regarded schools, and just a short drive from motorway networks easy commuting. Approximate distances from: Huddersfield 5 miles, Wakefield 11 miles, Leeds 20 miles, Manchester 34 miles.
Property ref: 121_2609_4047675
Fixtures and fittings, including most items of furniture and curtains are available for negotiation.
Guest Bedroom and En-Suite
Another exceptionally spacious bedroom that is very well presented, offering fabulous views over the valley via mullioned windows to two elevations, and characterful twin beams running the width of the ceiling. The ensuite flows open plan to the bedroom with white and chrome W.C., hand wash basin sat atop a vanity unit with cupboard beneath and a clawed foot roll top bath tub. On entering the room there is also the added benefit of a large walk in dressing area with built in wardrobes and drawers. This room could be used as an alternative master bedroom if preferred.
Bedrooms Three and Four
A further two bedrooms are located to the 1st floor, both of which are capable of accommodating a double bed if desired but currently dressed as generous singles. They also have quality built in wardrobes and matching dressing tables, with one having a secret priest hole accessed via a hidden door to the corner! Characterful features are found in both including exposed beams and stone mullion windows.
The shower room is neutrally presented with cream travertine tiling, featuring a double length shower, hand wash basin within a vanity unit and W.C.
A very spacious kitchen enjoying a good degree of light courtesy of several windows all offering far-reaching views of the garden and countryside beyond. Fitted to a very high specification with bespoke units offering plenty of storage, topped with Avonite work surfaces with a one and a half sink inset and stylish mixer tap over, in addition to a cream Smeg dishwasher and cream Smeg fridge (both included in the sale). The central feature point however, is the beautiful cream Aga with double oven and twin warming plates, operated via an electric intelligent management system. A central island offers a great place to prepare food whilst still socializing, also having yet more storage beneath, in addition to space for a dining table and a built in window seat by the window.
Tucked away from the main living space, the current owner has previously adopted this room as the main sitting area. In character with the remaining property it is awash with fabulous features including stone Mullioned windows, exposed timbers overhead and the main feature, a large fireplace with exposed brick behind, stone hearth and wood mantle housing a multi fuel stove within.
Benefitting from underfloor heating to the tiled floor, this room is flooded with natural light due to a full bank of windows to two sides. This is a great spot to enjoy a morning coffee whilst enjoying the scenic surrounding views, a side entrance door opens into the garden.
Master Bedroom and En-Suite Bathroom
A room truly worthy of its master title! Of generous proportions and having the advantage of a whole wall of bespoke fitted wardrobes offering extensive storage, wood flooring underfoot and impressive beams to the ceiling and inlaid to the wall. A door to the corner leads to a large ensuite bathroom fitted with a luxurious four-piece suite including ornate bath tub, W.C., bidet and hand wash basin sat atop a vanity unit with cupboards underneath. There is also a chrome heated towel rail and a useful built in linen cupboard.
With versatile options currently utilised as the sitting room this well proportioned room includes a built-in glass display cabinet, beamed ceiling and a stunning log burning stove set within an exposed brick fireplace with carved stone mantle and stone hearth.
A good-sized study currently fitted with quality built-in shelving, cupboards and wardrobes in addition to having a charming window seat to sit and enjoy the views over the garden. This would be ideal for a buyer looking to work from home, or alternatively if the fitted furniture was removed this would also lend itself well to use as a ground floor bedroom for dependent relatives given its close proximity to the shower room.
An impressive solid oak arched door leads into the welcoming entrance hall, displaying exposed beams and rafters to the ceiling, this in turn leads to the oak staircase and up to a large galleried landing above. Under the stairs is a discreet entrance door which opens to reveal stone steps heading down to a vaulted wine cellar below.
A timber framed summer house has its own heating and light supply thus making it enjoyable to use all year round, this would be a great space to work from home or simply as an extra storage area if desired. Part of the summer house is divided for use as a log store, and the building also plays hosts to the solar panels (details of which can be provided by the Vendor to interested parties).
A substantial structure in its own right, the garage is built in a similar stone in keeping with the style and theme of Maple Farm, with twin oak doors opening into a large garage to comfortably house two cars whilst still allowing a good level of storage around and in the eaves. To the front of the garage is a stone flagged off road parking area for three cars, fully enclosed by the attractive wooden gates with a stone pillared entrance.
The gardens are a true delight being flat and enclosed thus perfect for family use, the space is mainly laid to lawn wrapping around three sides of the property with a feature pond to the front, all bordered by a stone wall. Maple Farm is positioned in a truly beautiful setting with breath-taking views - which can partially be grasped in our aerial drone video however a viewing is strongly advised to appreciate the full panorama of the surrounding landscape.
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