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Rockwood House, Denby Dale

Withdrawn from Market £1,600,000

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Tenure: Freehold

An impressive 19th century country house occupying a delightful 7 acre parkland setting approached by a sweeping tree lined driveway with landscaped south facing grounds incorporating a swimming pool and an all weather tennis court.

Rockwood House enjoys the most idyllic of locations on the outskirts of this sought after village positioned on the edge of the Pennines being highly commutable and well served by an abundance of local services including highly regarded schools. A substantial family home with retained period features, sympathetically restored throughout resulting in a substantial country estate.

In short a fine country mansion house set within exquisite grounds commanding stunning views and enjoying the perfect location. Presenting an awe inspiring presence and a statement of both character and grandeur accompanied by a wonderful welcoming family feel.

Approached through a grand stone pillared entrance an impressive sweeping driveway leads through a glorious tree lined parkland; in parts allowing a glimpse of the property through gaps in the tree's, before the final turn opens to reveal Rockwood House and the beautiful hamlet in which it sits.

This magnificent 19th century home; commissioned by one of the area's most prominent mill owners, has been carefully designed and crafted transforming an agricultural estate into one of the area's finest homes. Privately enclosed within a beautiful parkland setting, retaining original period features throughout, having been tirelessly and sympathetically restored by the current owner resulting in a wonderful family home.

Stone steps lead to the main reception with tall doors opening to the formal entrance to the house. The centrally positioned, spectacular T shaped hallway presents an immediate impressive introduction to Rockwood House showcasing original features including deep skirting boards and an impressive high ceiling height (a theme which is continued throughout), ornate coving and the most spectacular bespoke, carved oak staircase and stained glass leaded window reminiscent of the period of build.

Formal living accommodation on either side of the ground reception presents spacious rooms commanding pleasant views over the house gardens and showcase exquisite retained original features including ornate cornices, architraves, deep skirting boards, a high ceiling height, and period fireplaces. Floor to ceiling windows to all main reception rooms command an inspiring outlook over the grounds. The less formal rooms are situated to the rear aspect of the house presenting a living kitchen with French doors opening on to a substantial external seating terrace sheltered by an ornate iron awning, with an open fire and immediate access to the glorious gardens. The garden room also opens to a covered seating area with open plan access to a secondary terrace which is home to the south facing swimming pool.

The principle bedrooms are accessed from the impressive landing, a characteristic attribute to the property being spacious with retained original period features. All bedrooms to the first floor enjoy a delightful outlook over the house grounds and original fireplaces; as do the two generous bathrooms. From the rear landing access to the second floor offers versatile accommodation and the original servants back staircase leads to the less formal rear ground floor accommodation.

Rockwood House was granted planning permission in 2004 for a substantial extension which would have created either a self-contained annex or leisure suite with substantial garaging. The proposed extension is sympathetic to the existing house and measures approximately 3000 sqft.

Externally the grounds are magnificent in all measuring approximately 7 acres of landscaped gardens including the house, lawned areas, seating terrace and swimming pool. The property occupies a glorious parkland setting enjoying a private woodland border with majority south facing gardens displaying a wealth of tree's including oak, beech, sycamore, ash and elm. The drive way approach can be described as "best practice design" for a country home of this period; as long as possible, sweeping though a tree lined setting, tantalising the visitor with a glimpse of the main house through gaps in the tree's prior to a full reveal after the final bend.


Additional information A freehold property with mains water, gas, electric and drainage. The property is not listed.

Prior planning permission (planning number 2004 / 93769) is detailed above and the additional plans showcase the proposed scheme. The site plan edged in red shows the grounds to Rockwood House.  

Directions From the centre of Denby Dale heading towards Huddersfield on Wakefield Road the driveway is located directly opposite the junction of Wakefield Road and Barnsley Road. Proceed through the main entrance and follow the drive to the parking area at the immediate front of Rockwood House. 

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08 June 2016


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