4 bedroom detached house for saleQuaker Bottom, High Flatts, Huddersfield, HD8
BEAUTIFULLY LOCATED THIS WELCOMING FAMILY HOME HAS BEEN SIGNIFICANTLY UPGRADED IN RECENT TIMES AND HAS A DELIGHTFUL BLEND OF COTTAGE AND IMPOSING GEORGIAN STYLE. Away from the madding crowd Middle House enjoys the rare commodity of seclusion and privacy without isolation, achieved by both mature gardens and the small picturesque rural hamlet which itself is so rich in history and character. Displaying a date stone of 1737 this country home has all its principle rooms enjoying views over beautiful gardens, with high quality fittings the accommodation is finished superbly throughout and is sure to please. Briefly it comprises; inner hall, w/c, Georgian sitting room (19'5 x 18'3), dining room, library/snug, garden room, impressive Small bone dining kitchen with aga, garden room, utility, pantry, two staircases, four double bedrooms, shower room, house bathroom, attic rooms, two large cellars, an out building, double garage, large driveway, and delightful gardens, with superb commutability and idyllic rural walks close by. EPC rating C. Part Exchange
Entrance - With a variety of entrances this magnificent grade two listed home is often accessed from the rear courtesy of the garden room.
Garden Room - The garden room is particularly beautiful and has large period windows to two sides, oak flooring, an impressive oak and glazed door, and a central ceiling light point.
Inner Hall - With oak flooring the inner hall has a useful under stairs storage cupboard, oak panelling, architraving around the window casements, and oak doors. These beautiful oak doors can be found throughout the home and such door gives access to the down stairs w/c.
Downstairs W/C - With oak panelling to the dado height, a period style window, low level w/c, and high quality hand wash basin.
A doorway leads through to the sitting room.
Sitting Room - This elegant impressive Georgian style room enjoys a huge amount of natural light courtesy of three beautiful windows, these windows provide pleasant views and have window seats beneath. The twin windows overlook the property's front gardens and all have timber panelled surrounds. The room has a high quality period fireplace with deep mantle, there is a slate hearth and all is home for a wood burning stove with glazed door. The room has a beautiful oak boarded floor with a variety of lighting points, including central chandelier point, and two period style central heating radiators.
Dining Room - Once again presented to a beautiful standard, this has a timber glazed external door giving direct access out to the property's patio and front gardens. There is a beautiful mullioned window with oak window seat, with superb beams and timbers on display, oak flooring, period style central heating radiator, central chandelier point, and an impressive fireplace with open fired grate and raised stone hearth. There is display shelving and an opening leads through to the snug/library room.
Snug/Library - This with library style shelving, once again in oak and having oak panelling to the dado height has mullioned windows with an attractive window seat beneath, an attractive further window to the side, carved over mantle, raised slate hearth, tiled backcloth, an attractive fireplace, all of which is home for a cast iron solid fuel burning stove with glazed door. There is a period style central heating radiator, two ceiling light points and two wall light points.
Dining Kitchen - This large and impressive room has a fabulous bank of mullioned windows giving a delightful outlook over the property's rear gardens. This bank of windows totals six and complements the beams to the ceiling and other period features within this room. There are high quality units at the low level with granite working surfaces, a Belfast style sink with mixer tap over, integrated bin, basket drawers, dish-washer, fridge and last but by no means least the Aga. This four ovened Aga has the usual twin hot plates and further warming plate to one side and is electrically powered. There is a variety of lighting points including inset spot lighting to the units, wall light points and ceiling light points. A doorway leads through to the utility room.
Utility Room - This utility room has a continuation of the characterful theme and has beams on display, mullioned windows, working surfaces with inset stainless steel Frankie sink with mixer tap over, freezer space, and plumbing for an automatic washing machine. A period door gives access to a cupboard being home for the property's hot water tank and providing useful storage space. A further period style door leads through to the pantry, with attractive pantry style shelving and mullioned windows once again.
Two staircases, one from the inner hall and one from the dining room provide access up to the first floor landing, both staircases are in oak and are finished to a high standard.
First Floor Landing - The first floor lading is one which has many characterful features including full height windows that forms part of the unusual stack of windows which runs the full height of the lower gable wall. The first floor landing has a variety of lighting points, coving to the ceiling and is presented to a high standard.
Bedroom One - This which is positioned above the sitting room is of the same period and has twin windows allowing beautiful views out over the property's gardens and a large amount of natural light to the room. These windows are of the Georgian style and have Georgian style encasement's, with window seats beneath. The room enjoys a beautiful fireplace with a timber and stone surround and also a basket fire grate, there is coving to the ceiling, a dado rail and four wall light points.
Shower Room - Across the landing there is a beautiful shower room. This which in many respects acts as an ensuite to bedroom one, has a lovely view out over the property's rear gardens courtesy of a period style window with oak encasements and window seat. The shower room is fitted to an exceptionally high standard, with two wall light points, inset spot lighting to the ceiling, extractor fan, low level w/c, and a wall mounted stylish hand wash basin. There is a good sized shower with impressive shower fittings, attractive flooring and beautiful tiling up to the full ceiling height.
Bedroom Two - A lovely room often used as a guest bedroom, having a super view out over the property's gardens courtesy of a bank of mullioned windows with an oak window seat beneath, there are inbuilt robes, a delightful period style fireplace, a chandelier point and provision for a wall mounted TV.
Bedroom Three - Currently used as a home office this large room once again has a super view out over the property's gardens and rural scene beyond. There is a period style fireplace, a bank of inbuilt robes, attractive flooring and chandelier point, and yet again there is a window seat beneath the mullioned windows.
Bedroom Four - Once again a large double room with delightful twin windows overlooking the property's rear gardens, this room has twin ceiling light points, and inset spot lighting.
House Bathroom - The house bathroom has beautiful flooring, two windows, one giving an outlook to the side the other to the rear, and is fitted with a fabulous suite of four including; low level w/c, with polished timber seat, large shower cubicle with high quality chrome fittings including hand held shower and American style shower head, there is a double ended bath with Victorian mixer tap/hand held shower, pedestal hand wash basin, two chandelier points, and an extractor fan.
Attic Room - An oak door conceals a carpeted staircase that rises up to the attic level, this has three rooms/ areas which are presented to a high standard. The principle room has a good head height and is home for the upper portion of the large full height gable windows as previously mentioned, there is also a Velux window to the roof line and oak flooring. This room is currently used for storage purposes and has been used for hobby purposes in the past. Other space is available in the attic room providing hobby areas and a large amount of storage space.
Cellar - The cellar has access from a door which leads down from the dining kitchen. The cellar is a beautiful wine cellar with arched vaulted ceiling in stone and superb stone flagged floor, with exposed walls and stone wine shelving.
Basement Room/Cellar Number Two - This has external access courtesy of stone steps which lead down from the rear garden. It is a good sized room being beneath the sitting room, rear hall and w/c, with exposed stone walls and also features the lower part of the gable bank of windows as previously described. There is a store room to one end which has in the past been used for the storage of wines, a bricked up old fireplace and other period features. The room has a concrete floor, various lighting and power points.
Outside - The property is situated within the small hamlet setting of Quaker Bottom. This former Quaker settlement is positioned off the A629 a major thoroughfare and offers easy access to regional centres and the motorway network. The hamlet is accessed courtesy of a lane, this lane provides access to a number of properties, all of which are steeped in history and are particularly characterful. They enjoy a rural setting and stunning rural walks are close by, all properties are built of high quality materials and the hamlet is much admired locally. The house has a driveway which leads off the lane, this driveway is long in nature and is also used by a neighbouring property and gives access to the property's individual driveway area. This large driveway area provides a huge amount of parking and turning space and gives access to the property's detached double garage.
Double Garage - This measures 17'9 x 14'0 approximately and has windows to the side, an automatically operated double width up and over door and a personal door.
Gardens - Middle House occupies a beautiful location and is complemented superbly by three principle garden areas, to the front, to the rear and to the side. The front gardens are formal yet delightful and have a full width stone flagged patio that gives a beautiful sitting out area as it is southerly facing. Being sheltered, it is flanked by mature beds, with shrubbery and flowering borders all within high quality hard landscaping including dry stone walling and attractive rockery beds. At the head of the front garden is a delightful water feature/ pond set within a circular stone, a gravelled area and occupying a delightful location in the garden and providing one with a super glance back at this property's beautiful facade. The stone facade demonstrates a significant proportion of the property's history and also displays a date stone of 1737.
Rear Gardens - The rear gardens are once again beautifully presented and enjoy a large amount of afternoon and evening sun, there are various patio/sitting out areas and delightful stone steps and gravelled pathways leading up to the double garage and driveway. To one corner of the rear garden there is a garden store, this characterful building is of stone beneath a pitched stone slate roof and has a window giving a pleasing view. There is also external lighting and railings making this rear garden particularly secure for family pets and the like.
Side Gardens - The side garden is a large lawned garden with beautiful shrubbery, trees and stone walling acting as a pleasant back cloth, it is of a good size and is used currently as the play/bat and ball garden, however in the past it has been used as a vegetable garden and offers a good degree of flexibility. There is an access ramp for a ride on mower.
Driveway - It should be noted that the property has an exceptionally large driveway the details of which we have previously described within this brochure however those who require the parking of additional vehicle trailers, boats, caravans and the like can happily do so here.
Additional Details -
Double Glazing - The property has double glazing to the vast majority.
Central Heating - The property has a high specification oil fired central heating system.
Security - The property has an automatic gate entry system at the base of the driveway, external lighting and a security alarm system.
Extras - Carpets, curtains and certain other extras may be available by separate negotiation.
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