5 bedroom character property for sale

Carr House, Kirklees Hall, HD6 4HD

Offers in Region of £999,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Historic Grade I Listed
  • Country House Estate
  • Private Drive
  • Grounds With Parkland
  • Manchester 30mins
  • Leeds 30 Mins
  • M62 Network 6mins

Full description

A very rare opportunity has arisen to purchase the principal part of the historical Kirklees Hall. This superb Grade l Listed property, which has undergone major renovation in the 1990's, under the auspices of English Heritage, offers unique and elegant living boasting a spectacular array of original features to include intricate oak panelling and plaster work within an idyllic country house estate enjoying all the benefits of country living and yet enjoying easy accessibility to the M62 Network.

To comprise : - Grand entrance hall with sweeping 'flying' staircase, Oak panelled drawing room, grand dining room, living kitchen, three first floor bedrooms, two bathrooms, guest suite to the lower ground with various store rooms and extensive cellars.

Leeds approx 15 miles. Manchester approx 33 miles.

History - Carr House comprises the principal part of the old Kirklees Hall and contains all of the most important rooms. A Regency engraving of Kirklees Hall shows the distinctive finials, scalloped parapets and seven bays of what is now the Jacobean front of Carr House, vignetted by trees and surrounded by the (still extant) deer park.

Carr House is listed Grade I. This grading is allocated to only the most architecturally distinguished and historically important buildings in the country: of all listed buildings, only about one percent are Grade I. This importance is reflected in the fact that during its restoration by the developers, some of the most demanding work was supervised and funded by grants from English Heritage.
One of the most charming aspects of Carr House are the historical features, successive generations having added and embellished without destroying earlier work. As a result, some of the most appealing architectural styles of the last five hundred years are represented: the Jacobean front rests on a vaulted under croft with medieval stonework from the priory associated with Robin Hood's death; the Oak Room features a rare and important Elizabethan oak screen; the staircase hall houses an imperial 'flying' staircase by Carr of York, one of the Country's most distinguished Georgian architects; the library is graced by a fine painted and gilded plaster ceiling introduced in the 1770's when the neo-classical Adam style was at its height.

The Accommodation Comprises -

Ground Floor - Entrance Vestibule
Hallway
Drawing Room
Dining Room
Kitchen/ Breakfast Room
Rear Hallway
Cloakroom

Lower Ground Floor - Hallway
Laundry/ Utility Room
Sitting Room
Bedroom Four
Bedroom Five
Bathroom
Sauna
Store Room

First Floor - Music Room/Library
Bedroom One
House Bathroom
Bedroom Two
Bedroom Three/ Study
Bathroom Two

Externals - Carr House is accessed via a long, winding private lane lined with mature trees and rhododendrons which climbs through dense woodland to a set of impressive wrought iron gates. These gates define the entrance to the park, and the private lane continues through to a private drive and gravelled parking and turning area for the exclusive use of Carr House.
Manicured lawned gardens reach to the front of the property blending with the surrounding grounds and woodland with impressive uninterrupted views across the unspoiled countryside.
The communal grounds extend to about 18 acres and consist of parkland, woodland and formal gardens. There are a number of woodland walks, and the park is a haven for a wildlife including deer, ducks, rabbits and pheasants.

General Information - The property benefits from a wide range of period features to include:- Jacobean pedimented doorways, vaulted ceilings, decorative plaster wall brackets, stone flagged flooring, mahogany doors, carved Jacobean oak panelling to the walls, intricate plaster ceiling cornices, open Minster stone chimney piece bearing the Armitage coat of arms to the drawing room, sash windows (some with shutters), polished oak flooring, Regency wall panelling, wall plaques, carved marble fireplace with cast iron grate to the dining room, Carr of York's finest-flying-imperial staircase with polished oak and wrought iron balustrade built in the mid 18th C, mullion windows, carved marble fireplace to the music room/library, decorated skirting's, dado's and architraves and a carved fireplace attributed to Robert Adam with cast iron grate and marble hearth and slips.

An extensive range of fitted hand painted traditional wall and base units to the kitchen with matching dresser, display cabinets and granite surfaces. Integrated oil fired 4 oven AGA, fridge freezer and dishwasher. Double Belfast sink. Limestone floor.

The house bathroom comprises, freestanding claw foot bath with ornate tap and shower attachment, wash hand basin and W.C. Ornate vaulted ceiling with Neo-Classical motives.

Bathroom two comprises, bath, W.C, wash hand basin and shower enclosure. Bathroom three comprises, W.C, wash hand basin and shower enclosure with separate newly fitted sauna. There is also a downstairs WC which has plumbing for a washing machine.

Location - Clifton is approximately 1.5 miles from Junction 25 of the M62 it is extremely well placed with links to other large towns such as Halifax and Huddersfield. Manchester and Leeds are just 30 minutes and 15 minutes away respectively. There are superb country pubs within Clifton. Clifton is approximately 1 mile away from Brighouse. There is a railway station within the centre. Brighouse has developed well and is now home to over 170 business with many high street shops, restaurants, bars, hairdressers, supermarkets and a Swimming Pool is also a short distance from the centre. It also includes several traditional shops selling anything from special cheeses to pet supplies. Access to both Manchester International Airport and Leeds Bradford Airport are within easy reach.

Fixtures And Fittings - Only fixtures and fittings specifically mentioned in the particulars are included within the sale. Items not mentioned such as carpets and curtains may be available subject to separate negotiation.

Local Authority - Kirklees MBC

Wayleaves,Easements And Rights Of Way - The sale is subject to all of these rights whether public or private, whether mentioned in these particulars or not.

Notes - Electrical and other appliances such as gas supply, private water supplies etc have not been tested by the agents, we would therefore strictly point out that all prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves as to their working order.

Services - We understand that the property benefits from mains water and electricity. Drainage is via a private system. Oil central heating.

Tenure - Leasehold 999 years from the year 2000.

Directions To - From J25 of the M62 follow the A644 towards Dewsbury and Huddersfield. Turn left after about 500 yards onto a private driveway and continue through the woodland to a set of wrought iron gates. Keeping to the right of the drive continue past the Hall on your left and go to the end of the tarmac drive to the private gravelled parking of Carr House.

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27 March 2014

Nearest stations

  • Brighouse (1.5 mi)
  • Deighton (1.9 mi)
  • Mirfield (2.7 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Brighouse (1.5 mi)
  • Deighton (1.9 mi)
  • Mirfield (2.7 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Charnock Bates , Halifax

Property House, Lister Lane, Halifax, HX1 5AS

01422 757046 Local call rate

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