4 bedroom property for saleOld Court House, The Green, Woolley, Wakefield, WF4
Old Court House is a prime example of a carefully and sympathetically restored historic Grade II listed property dating back to around 1642. Over recent years the present owners have lovingly captivated the immense character of the building through an extensive programme of restoration in exposing and retaining a wealth of its original features. The property now also incorporates luxurious fixtures and fittings which complement the period of the house and includes a bespoke kitchen by Chalon from Little London Kitchen Company in Rawdon, replacement bathroom suite with period sanitary wear and feature Victorian radiators in the principal rooms. All of the rooms boast lovely character features however pride of place must be given to the magnificent central dining hall with substantial minster stone fireplace and open to the full pitch of the roof exposing a wealth of beams and central truss. On a historic note the Old Court House was originally built as a village farmhouse and reputedly boasts a tunnel leading from the cellar to nearby Woolley Hall a legacy from its English Civil War origins.
Woolley itself is a charming village in a semi rural location and yet most convenient for access to principal Yorkshire commercial centres including those of Leeds, Sheffield and Wakefield. Facilities within the village are limited but include a village hall, church and golf course with public bar however there are excellent shopping facilities within easy reach and the M1 motorway is some 3 miles distant for those wishing to travel further afield.
The ground floor is approached through a six panel front door into the reception hall with beamed ceiling, stone flagged floor and the original stud door and stone archway leading into the sitting room. Off the hall is a cloakroom/wet room with travertine tiling, beamed ceiling, period style wash hand basin and WC.
A feature of Old Court House is the stunning central dining hall with substantial inglenook style stone fireplace with log burning grate, stone mullion windows to the front, turned staircase leading up to a minstrels gallery with sitting area, exposed beamed ceiling open to the full pitch of the roof including a magnificent central truss. The formal sitting room at the rear of the house has a feature carved stone fireplace and hearth again with cast iron log burning grate, beamed ceiling and French doors opening out into the rear garden. The third reception room is a comfortable living room with exposed stone wall, splay stone fireplace with cast iron grate, beamed ceiling and stone mullion window to the front. The refitted breakfast kitchen has a comprehensive range of bespoke oak fitted Chalon units complimented by granite preparation surfaces, substantial matching oval central island and breakfast bar with integrated Miele oven, feature four oven Aga with canopy and concealed cooker hood above, matching fitted dresser unit with integrated fridge freezer and Miele combination/microwave oven and coffee machine, beamed ceiling, Jerusalem limestone floor, stone mullion window to rear.
The first floor accommodation is approached off a minstrel's gallery overlooking the dining hall with sitting area and curved balustrade. The master bedroom is a characterful room open to the full pitch of the roof with exposed beams and a significant central truss, exposed stone wall, stone mullion window to the front, splay rustic brick fireplace with cast iron grate and luxury refitted period style en suite bathroom with free standing cast iron bath on ball and claw feet with rain shower head and travertine marble splash back, travertine marble floor, oak fitted vanity unit with marble top and inset sink and period style high level WC, exposed stone walling, ceiling beams and truss. Double bedroom two also has a beamed ceiling and an extensive L-shaped range of built in wardrobes, display shelving and stone mullion window overlooking the rear garden. There are then two additional bedrooms both open to the full pitch of the roof with exposed beams and trusses, together with a refitted period style house bathroom with a free standing bath on ball and claw feet, shower over with travertine marble splash back, oak vanity unit with marble top and inset wash hand basin, period style high level WC, all open to the full pitch of the roof with exposed beams and stone walling. A private door leads to the fourth bedroom for use as a guest facility.
Outside, the property is approached through the original stone pillars and electric wrought iron entrance gates into a gravelled driveway and forecourt with well stocked flower bed and borders and lawned garden area. The driveway then in turn leads to a parking area for several cars and a detached stone built double garage adjacent to which is an additional parking area with timber garden shed. A wrought iron gate and stone pathway leads down the side of the property where to the rear of the garage is a fitted utility room with wall and base units and a marble worktop, kitchenette with bespoke units, granite worktops, split level cooker and American style fridge freezer.
Agents note - these last two rooms have been created out of part of the garage and there is also a large storage loft above.
A high screen stone wall and further wrought iron hand gate leads through into an attractive fully enclosed rear garden with extensive lawn, wide full width stone flagged sun terrace facing virtually due south with covered BBQ area, high screening laurel boundary hedges for privacy, brick built green house/garden store.
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