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5 bedroom detached house for sale

All Hallows, Church Lane, High Hoyland, BARNSLEY, South Yorkshire


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Tenure: Freehold

4Sale2u are delighted to offer to the market this amazing converted church, which has been a family home and art gallery for more than a decade. It is perfect for those looking to experience life in the Yorkshire countryside. This historic grade 2 listed property has maintained many original features including Saxon and medieval stone carvings set into the north wall, and a spectacular wagon vaulted ceiling to the main hall. The property benefits from a superb room for entertainment in the top of the old bell tower.The ecclesiastical architecture with intricate stonework and stained glass window really set this property apart from the rest. This is truly a rare opportunity to acquire a statement home with 'Wow' factor. Steeped in history and having an atmospheric and contemporary feel, it provides for a variety of opportunities and further development possibilities. This idyllic place is situated near to the hamlet of High Hoyland. The property enjoys spectacular views to the south and east, extensive woodland to the south between it and Cawthorne and bluebell woods on the north West slopes. The Yorkshire Sculpture Parks fabulous parklands are only yards away. The bell tower is a landmark feature and is a notable late 17th Century example of Gothic survival-from which there are 360 degree views of dramatic Yorkshire countryside. An adjoining area of land on which once stood two cottages , currently in use as additional parking and picnic area, is to be included in the sale. This could make an ideal pony paddock or extended garden area.

Property ref: 121_1896_3130995

The Viewing Tower. Entertainment Room. 
Set at the top of the stone winding staircase (which has an inscription of 1677 and various masons’ marks in the stonework), this castle-like space is the real gem within this property. A key feature of this room is the original belfry beamed structure with the bell rope pulleys.
There are breathtaking views to all compass points from original gothic style windows set in all four faces. It is perfect for entertaining or relaxing. Access via a wooden fixed ladder is provided to the tower roof, with its castellated parapet with crocketed corner pinnacles. This is where so much more of Yorkshire’s landscape, and indeed, the skies - can be experienced in private, day or night. This landscape feature is visible for miles around. A stone on the south face of the tower records that ''This Steeple was built 1679 John Moore, Mason,Tho.Hawksworth, Carpenter. Gloria Deo Soli''.

Bathroom One 
Set off bedroom one this room has feature stonework, half vaulted wagon ceiling and contemporary heated towel rail and three piece bathroom suite.

Bedroom Two / The Old Chancel 
21' 4" x 22' 6" (6.50m x 6.86m) This room is accessed through a small staircase to a lowered sitting area which has oak panelling to the north wall. There is an offset self-contained kitchen in the south transept. One small step though ornate choir stall screening takes you to the sleeping area - the former altar - which is adorned with a breathtakingly beautiful stained glass window by William Morris and Co. of Westminster. This window depicts the Ascension in pure and dramatic colours. A door in the oak paneling leads through to the property’s second bathroom which is in the north transept.

Bathroom Two / The Old North Vestry 
Set off the sitting area, by bedroom two, this modern bathroom has a three piece suite with a Jacuzzi corner bath and a ceramic tiled floor. Its features include a leaded window, in the original stone setting and a floor mounted cast iron radiator.

Bedroom Three / Formal Dining Room 
13' x 14' 3" (3.96m x 4.34m) This is a versatile space which could provide a more formal dining room. Accessed via an open staircase from the kitchen, this room is currently used as an additional bedroom. It has maintained original features including stonework and a side elevated window. Superbly characterful tiny oak panelled double doors, with four ecclesiastical arched windows are set into the York stone arch of the old tower. These lead to a delightful barreled library - currently in use as a children’s bedroom.

Bedroom Four/Library 
10' 3" x 17' 3" (3.12m x 5.26m) Currently used as a children's bedroom - this delightful private space; (which is in effect a barrelled roof room) can be accessed via bedroom three or via the spiral staircase from the main hall. Glazed oak doors lead onto the gallery which provides for a spectacular view of the main hall.

Bedroom Five. Snug 
12' 6" x 12' 10" (3.81m x 3.91m) Set within the second floor of the tower, this snug, character filled room is accessed through the original stone winding staircase. Light is provided through a small, deep set elevated window. This room boasts original beams, a stone feature wall and a tiny arched door way - curved top and bottom. It is a real retreat, and as such it encapsulates the character of the property.

The Nave - Main Hall 
28' 6" x 17' 3" (8.69m x 5.26m) The nave, accessed through glazed oak doors, is a stunning example of how versatile living space can be created. Giving peaceful ambiance and being set over two levels - it comprises an open plan breakfast room/ second kitchen, a more formal dining area and an elevated lounge with a wide feature staircase. Character is in abundance, with Saxon and medieval stone carvings set in the north wall and a wonderful wagon vaulted ceiling with carved motifs. There are cast iron radiators and the original leaded windows on both levels. There is also a fascinating spiral staircase leading to a gallery, with dramatic black steel rails. This is a grand space for relaxing and entertaining.


Special feature 

Bedroom One 
13' 2" x 11' 10" (4.01m x 3.61m) Leading from the main hall – bedroom one has an original feature leaded window and a cast iron radiator. There is access to a further room through a large York stone archway. This room benefits from an en suite bathroom.

Entrance Porch 
Entering into the property through the south porch, one discovers imposing iron gates and solid oak doors which are set in a four centered stone arch.

Reception Room and kitchen 
27' 7" x 12' 10" (8.41m x 3.91m) A large reception with original York stone flags leads to the largest of three kitchens.
All kitchens have antique oak effect units, and the main kitchen enjoys spacious polished granite effect rolled top work surfaces and integrated fridge and freezer. Access up the tower is through a winding staircase which is corbelled out into the north east corner.
Access is provided to the mezzanine floor via an open staircase in this kitchen and also from a spiral staircase in the main hall.

Shower/Wet Room. Former Baptistery 
Set off the reception area opposite the south porch, and accessed through a small cloakroom. The wet room is built into the former baptistery chamber. Quarry tiled wet room floor with toilet, wash basin and electric shower. There is a leaded window in the original stone setting.

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29 January 2014


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