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Binns Lane, Holmfirth

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Property Description

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Binns Wood is located on the prestigious Binns Lane close to the centre of the much sought after 'Last of the Summer Wine' village of Holmfirth. A commanding residence tucked away behind a stone pillared entrance with sweeping tree-lined driveway leading to the double garage and extensive parking area. In addition, there is a further large garage/workshop that could house up to 6 vehicles. The property boasts a fabulous inheritance, being the former residence of James Bamforth, having a fully equipped leisure centre with large indoor swimming pool, ornate detail to walls and ceilings, adjoining annexe and approximately four acres of woodland.

Property ref: 121_1999_3419956

The Leisure Suite 
Accessed via the lower ground floor the impressive leisure complex boasts a heated indoor swimming pool measuring approximately 36ft x 18ft complete with Jacuzzi, shower rooms, changing rooms, pump room and bar/'kitchen area'

The Accomodation 
Drawing Room
Dining Room
Living Kitchen
Utility Room

Cellar Rooms:
Potential Gym (utilised as a sitting area)
Access to the Leisure suite

Master Bedroom
En Suite Bathroom
Bedrooms two, three and four
House Bathroom
Annexe/Teenage Suite with:-
Sitting Area
Dressing/Study Area

Heated Swimming Pool
Shower/ Changing Rooms
Bar/ Kitchen Area
Pump Room

The History 
Binns Wood was the home of James Bamforth, a painter and decorator who became a major player in the film-making business before the first Hollywood studio opened in 1911. There are the original Bamforth drawings displayed in the house bathroom of the property. Bamforth had already made his name as a manufacturer of magic lantern slides and film in sets of tableaux. Film historians see Bamforth's films as the earliest examples of British comic film. When war broke out in 1914, movie-making in Holmfirth came to an end. The material used to make film was needed to make explosives. After the war, they never resumed film production. By then, Hollywood had the movie world in its grip and small British producers would have struggled to compete. Bamforth's started to manufacture saucy seaside postcards. Tens of thousands of these were sent home by British and American soldiers fighting in France

The Main House 
Internally the property has a variety of period features in addition to the detail to walls and ceiling, including timber panelling to the entrance hallway and landing, window seats to the dining room, decorative fireplaces, original servants bell and deep timber skirting boards.
The kitchen has a bespoke fitted range of units with centre island which incorporates a Baumatic oven with six ring gas hob, Miele dishwasher and fridge freezer.
The house bathroom has a traditional white suite comprising bath, shower cubicle, wash hand basin, bidet and W.C. What is especially unique to the house bathroom are the original Bamforth drawings on the walls, a rare piece of history.

With extensive grounds, which are in addition to the four acres of woodland, which include formal lawned gardens, paved terraces from which spectacular Holme valley views can be enjoyed, external lighting, potting shed and a former lawned tennis court garden.

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23 December 2016

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