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4 bedroom detached house for sale

South Bank Road, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17

Guide Price £289,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Truly superb Grade II Listed Detached property "The Merchants House"
  • Believed to be one of the oldest houses in the area, dating back approx` 1620
  • Offers spacious accommodation
  • Oozes a wealth of charm and character along with many original features
  • Must be viewed to fully appreciate
  • Rare to the market property

Full description

The Merchant's House is one of the oldest in the area, dating back to around 1620, and is of great historical interest. After being lovingly restored over recent years it now offers spacious accommodation that includes 3/4 bedrooms, together with 3 reception rooms. As you can imagine of a property of this age and type, The Merchants House oozes a wealth of charm and character along with many original features that include some fantastic timberwork, stone mullion windows, fireplaces and an oak lined salt cellar. Also comprising of secondry glazing throughout which was installed by a special heritage company. Very rarely do house of this quality come on to the open market and such a detailed viewing is strongly recommended.

This grade II listed building is felt to be of such historic importance, that it appears in a guide to rural houses in West Yorkshire, published by the Royal Commission for Historic Monuments of England. Three of the internal doors are thought to be original to the house, and are the work of the same craftsman used at Oakwell Hall, not far away, as is the salt cellar by the parlour fireplace in the sitting room.

An outshut was later added as an extension for the cloth merchant, built to provide extra storage and a trade area as the textile trade expanded. Now the house offers unique family sized accommodation for those who are searching for a home of character and charm.

The property is situated on the fringe of Batley in the area of Carlinghow, and provides good access to the motorway network for those who commute on a regular basis. There are good reputable schools in the area and excellent amenities nearby.


House Bathroom 
Currently used as a landing/reception room which in turn leads to shower room and further bedrooms and internal hallway.

Bedroom 2 
3.77m x 3.26m
Having a small bedroom fireplace and hearth, beams to the ceiling, stone mullioned windows with window seat and exposed stonework

Bedroom 3 
3.85m x 2.79m
With exposed beams and radiator

Master Bedroom 
5.18m x 4.57m
Having exposed timbers, stone work, mullioned windows, and galleried over staircase.

Ensuite Bathroom 
Fitted with whirlpool bath, low flush wc, pedestal wash hand basin, and shower cubicle with shower over. Exposed beams and stone work

Music Room 
3.03m x 2.18m
Mistral gallery overlooking the dining room. This room has potential for numerous uses as it is situated off the master bedroom and could include a cot room or 2nd study.

Garden 
Driveway to the side of the property which leads to a single garage and car port and provides ample off road parking for numerous cars. Pleasant well stocked but low maintenance gardens which includes an ornamental pond with working waterfall. Additional paved patio terrace, timber decking area and two outhouses incorporating a WC.

Sitting Room/Reception Hall 
4.8m x 4.61m
This room features an open chimney breast with iron dog grate within, and there is evidence on this stonework of the original firehood. this room displays some wonderful exposed timbers and stonework, and stone mullions. Fitted timber cupboards. This room provides access to the dining area and cellar with keeping stone, the sitting room, and wash kitchen/utility. A staircase rises to the first floor. Access via a solid teak door to the gardens.

Formal Dining Room 
3.33m x 2.48m
This room is situated off the sitting room with stone mullion window and access into the main lounge and cellar

Utility Room 
3.38m x 3.05m
This room has been created from the outshut and now has a Royal Doulton pottery wash sink on brick base, and stone slabbed floor with external access. The room has modernised in recent times to include a range of base level wall units to provide storage.

Lounge 
5.49m x 4.5m
This room features the most exciting find being the parlour fireplace with dog grate, and bearing the 1636 Coat of Arms of the Barrows of Ulverston, Lancashire. To the right of the fireplace is the oak-lined salt cellar with attractive carved door. Once again, there are many timbers, exposed stone work, and stone mullions. There is access to the office off the lounge as well as the boiler room. The lounge provides access to the dining kitchen.

Office 
2.76m x 1.75m
With window, radiator and useful storage area off. Ideal for someone who works from home.

Dining Kitchen 
5.51m x 5.49m
Fitted with a range of mahogany effect wall and base units with work surfaces over, incorporating a stainless steel sink unit. There is an Electrolux oven and grill, and electric six ring hob, plumbing for dishwasher. the fireplace has a carved stone surround, and pretty. There are solid timber cupboards and drawers to the side of the chimney breast. Again, splendid beamed timbers, and exposed stone walls and mullions. A second staircase rises to the first floor.

First floor landing 
With window, radiator and access to the dressing area/bedroom four along with the family bathroom

Dressing Area/Bedroom 4 
3.08m x 2.51m
Displays exposed timbers. there is access to a small storage area and to the second landing.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
20 October 2016

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