7 bedroom detached house for saleEcclesall Road South, Whirlow, Sheffield
- AN ELEGANT AND GRAND HALL
- SIX RECEPTION ROOMS
- A WEALTH OF PERIOD CHARACTER
- KITCHEN BY CLIVE CHRISTIAN
- 7 BEDROOMS
- APPROX 3 ACRES OF GARDENS
- GRAND ENTRANCE GATES
- DUSK TO DAWN ILLUMINATION
A once in a lifetime opportunity has arisen to acquire this exquisite Grade II listed Hall. A house of fine proportions and located in a most sought-after of residential locations and within easy access to the Peak District National Park and Sheffield’s city centre.
Main Description - A once in a lifetime opportunity has arisen to acquire this exquisite Grade II listed Hall. A house of fine proportions and located in a most sought-after of residential locations and within easy access to the Peak District National Park and Sheffields city centre.
Parkhead Hall is located in one of Sheffields most desirable suburbs with good local amenities and falling within the catchment area for excellent local schools. This beautifully appointed Gentlemans Residence has a wealth of period features and celebrates magnificent historical architecture whilst offering extensive luxury living over 3 floors.
The property briefly comprises on the ground floor: Entrance vestibule, grand entrance hall, drawing room, kitchen, inner hallway, dining room, ballroom, study, library, snug, laundry room, cloakroom/WC, games room, rear kitchen, utility room, plant room and walkway.
On the first floor: Main landing, master bedroom, en-suite bathroom, his 'n' hers dressing rooms, bedroom 3, en-suite shower room, dressing room, bedroom 2, bedroom 4, en-suite shower room, bedroom 5, en-suite bath/shower room, bedroom 6 and en-suite shower room.
On the second floor: Lounge, bedroom 7, spare room 1, spare room 2, eaves storage 1, eaves storage 2 and eaves storage 3.
Exterior and Gardens: Approximately three acres of formal gardens and grounds with garage and cellars to the main house and benefiting from an alarm system including CCTV.
Ground Floor - Stone steps rise to grand double oak doors with stained glass set within feature gothic fantasy architectural detail.
Entrance Vestibule - Having a stone floor with mat well inset, two front facing stone mullioned stained and leaded windows with further double doors with matching side panels and carved timber work opening to:
Grand Entrance Hall - 20.6m x 7.1m (67'7" x 23'3") - The main focal point to this magnificent entrance hall is the fireplace with a superb carved timber fire surround and stone hearth. With parquet flooring, antique style radiators, wall mounted gate entry handset, servants bell, wall light points, picture lights and a majestic sweeping staircase with an ornate balustrade rises to the first floor.
A heavy panelled door opens to the:
Study - 5.3m x 5.1m (17'4" x 16'8") - Having an impressive range of bespoke oak furniture by Clive Christian comprising of cupboards, open shelving, glazed display cabinets and desk with leather top. Theres a cast iron fire grate with stone hearth and carved timber surround, front facing timber double glazed stone mullioned windows, coving, ceiling mouldings, wall light points and a door leading to the:
Library - 5.3m x 4.7m (17'4" x 15'5") - With a side facing timber double glazed stone mullioned window, open fire recess with stone hearth and carved oak surround, ceiling rose and mouldings and fitted with a range of bespoke Clive Christian fitted cupboards and bookshelves with oak panelling.
Drawing Room - 8.5m x 5.5m (27'10" x 18'0") - A heavy panelled door with decorative architraves opens to a spacious and elegant room with high ceilings with stunning mouldings, decorative coving, timber double glazed stone mullioned windows, decorative wall panels lined in silk damask, deep skirtings, underfloor heating and wall light points. The focal point of the room is the intricate carved fire surround with a marble hearth inset and fitted with an antique style coal effect gas fire.
Kitchen - 8.0m x 5.4m (26'2" x 17'8") - A fabulous kitchen with a comprehensive range of base/wall and drawer units by Clive Christian, incorporating concealed lighting, central island with canopy over, plate rack, open shelving and glazed display cabinets. Theres a deep Belfast sink with antique style mixer tap, marble work surfaces/up stands and an additional food preparation sink with traditional tap. Appliances include: a Miele coffee maker, Siemens microwave, four oven gas Aga cooker with hot plate and a built-in American style fridge freezer with chilled water facility. Also having timber double glazed stone mullioned windows and marble sills, timber double glazed door opening onto the delightful terrace, marble tiled floor with underfloor heating, deep decorative coving, wall light points and having space for a large breakfast table and provision for a wall mounted television.
Inner Hallway - With parquet flooring, wall light points and doors opening to the drawing room, kitchen, dining room, ballroom, games room, utility, WC library and study. Double doors also open to the walk way.
Dining Room - 6.9m x 5.4m (22'7" x 17'8") - A formal dining room of grand proportions currently under construction with high ceilings and parquet flooring, double glazed windows overlooking the gardens and grounds, ceiling roses, decorative ceiling mouldings, deep skirtings, ornate carved fire surround with wide inset and electric fire on a marble hearth.
Ballroom - 8.6m x 7.1m (28'2" x 23'3") - Currently under construction and close to completion with high ceilings, double timber doors opening to the garden, timber double glazed windows to the side and doors giving access to the 2nd staircase.
Double doors open to the:
Games Room - 10.8m x 7.3m (35'5" x 23'11") - Currently under construction with a fabulous feature skylight which floods this stunning room with ample natural light. Having an additional window to the front, decorative ceiling mouldings, deep skirtings and wall light points. The focal point of the room is the carved stone fireplace with stone hearth and inset. A door opens to the rear kitchen, pump room, store/plant room and walk way.
Walkway - Currently under construction is a glazed atrium connecting the games room to the snug and inner hallway.
Rear Kitchen - With a timber double glazed window, deep stainless sinks and tiling.
Utility Room - 3.4m x 3.1m (11'1" x 10'2") - With a quarry tiled floor, timber double glazed window, tiled walls and central heating radiator.
Plant Room - 3.6m x 3.4m (11'9" x 11'1") - Housing the heating system and consisting of: two Potterton free standing boilers, hot water cylinder and under floor heating valves.
Snug - 4.6m x 4.2m (15'1" x 13'9") - The focal point of the room is the large stone fireplace with stone hearth, carved stone surround and recess. With a side facing timber double glazed stone mullioned window, deep skirtings, high ceilings, mouldings and ceiling rose.
Laundry Room - With a range of fitted base and wall cupboards and having a tiled floor, granite work surfaces with inset sink and mixer tap, timber obscured double glazed windows, coving, extractor fan and with space and plumbing for an automatic washing machine and tumble dryer.
Cloakroom/Wc - Having a fitted cloaks cupboard, timber obscured glazed window, marble work surfaces, vanity unit with marble top and twin wash hand basins, wall light points and fitted vanity mirror.
Cellars - Stone steps lead down to the extensive cellar space ideal for storage with light and power. There are six rooms in total three of which have radiators.
From the ground floor a magnificent staircase with ornate balustrade rises to the:
First Floor -
Main Galleried Landing - Having an exquisite ornate moulded ceiling and superb stained glass windows to the front. This fabulous landing has two antique style central heating radiators, five wall light points and having solid timber spindles/balustrade.
Master Bedroom Lobby - Elegant panelled double doors open to an inner lobby with high ceilings and central heating radiator and decorative cover.
Additional double doors open to the:
Master Bedroom - 6.1m x 5.5m (20'0" x 18'0") - A fabulous room with high ceilings, front facing timber double glazed stone mullioned window, three central heating radiators (one with a decorative cover), mouldings, deep skirtings, recessed lighting, speakers for audio system and a wall mounted handset for the security entry system.
Luxury En-Suite Bathroom - Having a suite in white comprising of: a freestanding bath with claw feet, mixer tap and hand shower facility, wall hung WC and a separate curved marble shower base with tiled inset, antique style shower and curved screen. Also having an ornate open fire with marble hearth and surround, front facing stone mullioned window, porcelain tiled floor, built in toiletry cupboard, dado rail, ceiling mouldings, speakers for the audio system, vanity unit with marble top with inset wash hand basin and store cupboard beneath, wall light points, shaver points and a wall mounted heated towel rail.
Gents Dressing Room - 6.3m x 5.5m (20'8" x 18'0") - With a front facing timber window with stone mullions, speakers for the audio system and having a comprehensive range of furniture comprising of: long/short hanging and open shelving.
Ladies Dressing Room - 5.4m x 4.0m (17'8" x 13'1") - A Fabulous dressing room with views of the magnificent grounds through timber windows with stone mullions, under floor heating, speakers for the audio system and having a comprehensive range of bespoke fitted furniture comprising of: long/short hanging, open shelving and central island unit with glass top and drawer units with lighting and power points.
Bedroom 5 - 5.3m x 4.7m (17'4" x 15'5") - Another splendid room with a side facing timber double glazed window with stone mullions, recessed and pendant lighting, ceiling mouldings, antique style radiator. Theres also an original ornate fireplace with slate heart and carved surround.
En-Suite Bathroom - With a porcelain-tiled floor, tiled walls to dado height, coving, recessed lighting, chrome heated towel rail and vanity unit with marble top and inset wash hand basin. Theres a suite in white comprising of: a freestanding bath with claw feet, mixer tap and hand shower facility and a low level WC. Theres also shower enclosure with a glass screen and rain head shower and hand shower facility.
Bedroom 6 - 4.1m x 4.0m (13'5" x 13'1") - The focal point of the room being the original fireplace with a cast iron open dog grate and a marble hearth and surround. With a front facing timber glazed window with stone mullions, deep skirtings, ceiling mouldings and picture rail.
En-Suite Shower Room - With a porcelain-tiled floor, tiled walls and a suite in white comprising of: a wall mounted wash hand basin, wall hung WC, chrome heated towel rail and a shower enclosure with a rain head shower and hand shower facility.
Landing - 13.0m x 5.3m (42'7" x 17'4") - A heavy panelled door opens to a further landing with central heating radiators, stairs to the 2nd floor, wall light points and built in laundry chute.
Bedroom 4 - 6.4m x 4.8m (20'11" x 15'8") - A spacious room with a side facing timber double glazed window with stone mullions and having a high ceiling, mouldings, recessed and pendant lighting, antique style central heating radiator and a range of fitted furniture comprising of: wardrobes, drawers and dressing table.
En-Suite Shower Room - With a porcelain tiled floor, partially tiled walls, chrome heated towel rail and a suite in white comprising of: a wall hung WC, vanity unit with marble top with inset wash hand basin and cupboard beneath. Theres also a shower enclosure with a rain head shower and separate hand shower facility.
The landing continues and has a rear facing timber double glazed window, central heating radiator, mouldings and wall light points.
Bedroom 3 - 7.1m x 5.4m (23'3" x 17'8") - Pleasant views over the gardens and grounds can be gained from the side facing timber double glazed window with marble sill. With fitted furniture comprising of: a workstation, headboard, shelving, bedside drawers and dresser unit with open shelving and drawers beneath. Theres a central heating radiator, wall light points, high ceilings and recessed lighting with Lutron intelligent lighting system.
En-Suite Shower Room - Being fully tiled with a suite in white comprising of: a low-level WC, vanity unit with mixer tap and drawer beneath. Theres a wet shower area with rain head shower and glazed screen with a separate hand shower facility. With a chrome vertical heated towel rail, tiled recess and a mirror fronted unit with open and illuminated shelving.
Dressing Room - Fitted with a range of bespoke furniture comprising of: open shelving, long/short hanging and drawer units.
Bedroom 2 - 8.7m x 7.1m (28'6" x 23'3") - A spacious room still under construction, with side facing windows, central heating radiator and provision for recessed and pendant lighting.
From the landing is a:
Laundry/Linen Store Room - With a side facing timber double glazed window, fitted shelving, granite work surfaces with cupboards beneath.
A heavy panelled door opens to an additional landing.
2nd Landing - With a rear facing timber double glazed window, high ceilings with decorative mouldings, deep skirtings and a door leading onto a roof terrace enclosed with stone walling. A solid timber staircase with spindles and balustrade leads down to the ground floor with two 1/4 turns.
Stairs rise to the second floor landing with a 1/4 turn.
Lounge - 4.4m x 3.4m (14'5" x 11'1") - With a rear timber double glazed window, central heating radiator, recessed lighting and a door leading to:
Bedroom 7 - 6.0m x 4.5m (19'8" x 14'9") - With Amtico flooring, recessed lighting and Velux roof window.
Spare Room 1 - A versatile room that would make an ideal bathroom with a Velux roof window.
Spare Room 2 - Another room with further potential to be used for a variety of uses.
Eaves Storage - Further loft rooms with useful storage or the potential to create further bedrooms.
Exterior - Parkhead Hall is approached from Ecclesall Road South via the:
Grand Entrance Gates - With electric gates, imposing carved stone pillars, ornate electric gas lamps, stone-carved plaque, letterbox and telephone entry system.
The grounds extend to approximately three acres with a further approximate acre available by separate negotiation. A tarmac/block paved driveway leads to the front of the house where there is parking for several vehicles and a turning area, Coach House and courtyard area.
Attractive block paved paths and stone steps lead to an impressive stone archway and meander through the gardens and grounds with mature trees and neatly shaped lawns. To the South elevation are further lawned expanses with mature trees and shrubs. Additional stone steps lead down to a wooded copse and there is a large gravelled sun terrace with access from the kitchen. The gardens and grounds are bounded by tall stonewalling, providing security and privacy to this magnificent family residence.
Parkhead House - The house was designed by Mitchell-Withers in 1864/65 and was originally named The Woodlands. It was a house of fine proportions, the first floor approached by an imposing staircase with an oak and iron balustrade. The dining room was reputed to have been panelled with 16th Century oak taken from the long gallery of the old Manor House in Sheffield.
There were kitchen gardens and orchards, stables and looseboxes, a carriage house, harness room and all the other essential requirements of a Victorian gentlemens residence. Set in parkland, the house was approached from Ecclesall Road South and another drive led down to the stables and out into Abbey Lane. The grounds were landscaped with a great many trees. A cook, parlour maid, nurse and housemaid were employed to see to the running of the house. A gardener and coachman looked after the garden and stables.
John moved into the Woodlands in 1864-65. He was only 28 at the time. By 1871 he and Lise, his wife, had three children. John, the eldest, was to follow in his fathers footsteps and become a respected architect. Sadly John Mitchell-Withers Senior was to die at an early age and in June 1898, the house was sold to Robert Hadfield, the managing director of Hadfields with vast works in Attercliffe and Tinsley. He embarked on substantial alterations, adding a two-storey block comprising billiard room, library, two further bedrooms and a bathroom. The Woodlands too acquired a new name, Parkhead House.
Robert Hadfield was a J.P. He became Master of Cutlers Company in Hallamshire in 1899 and he was a Freeman of the City of London. In 1908 he was knighted. Parkhead House remained one of the family homes for forty years.
For some time Sheffield Corporation had been looking for a house, which could be used for judges lodgings when the Assize Courts opened in Sheffield. When Parkhead House was put on the market in November 1938 it seemed ideal for this purpose. It was duly purchased in 1939 for a staggering £6,750 but probably as a result of the Second World War these plans were shelved and in 1948 it was adopted and opened as a house for thirty-five elderly men.
Over the years the grounds surrounding the house became reduced as parcels of land were sold for building. At some stage the 16th Century oak from Sheffield Manor was removed, the fire fireplaces were blocked up, but glimpses of its past grandeur remained.
In 1988 Parkhead House became surplus to requirements. The elderly gentlemen moved out and it was put up for auction. With over four acres of land and situated in a prime position, it was a very desirable piece of real estate and it was sold in June 1989 and transformed into corporate offices. In 2003 the current owners (only the third family to live there) bought the hall and turned it back into a family residence.
Only those fixtures and fittings as mentioned in these particulars and included in the sale. Certain carpets and curtains and light fittings may be available by separate negotiation.
Viewing's - Strictly by appointment with our consultants.
Note - All measurements are approximate. None of the services, fittings or appliances (if any), heating installations, plumbing or electrical systems have been tested and therefore no warranty can be given as to their working ability. All photography is for illustration purposes only.
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