5 bedroom detached house for sale

Mill Hill Road, Pontefract, WF8

Offers in Region of £545,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Five Plus Bedroom Detached House
  • Gas Central Heating
  • Spacious, High Ceiling Rooms
  • Adaptable Accommodation
  • Established Gardens and Views of Valley Gardens
  • Outbuildings, Coach House and Large Driveway

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

*** NO ONWARD CHAIN ***
Friar Wood House dates back to the 1840's and has a long history within the Pontefract area. Built for the famous printer George Fox who wrote 'The Three Sieges of Pontefract'. This exceptional property has spacious, adaptable accommodation, which would suit a variety of users and subject to the necessary consents could convert into flats or for commercial use.
Laying in good sized gardens overlooking the Valley Gardens park the property is approached by a large driveway with mature trees and shrubs offering privacy from the surrounding areas. The front of the property overlooks the well-established gardens and Valley Gardens Park.

Offered with no upper chain. Friar Wood House dates back to the 1840's and has a long history within the Pontefract area. Built for the famous printer George Fox who wrote 'The Three Sieges of Pontefract'. This exceptional property has spacious, adaptable accommodation, which would suit a variety of users and subject to the necessary consents could convert into flats or for commercial use. Laying in good sized gardens overlooking the Valley Gardens park the property is approached by a large driveway with mature trees and shrubs offering privacy from the surrounding areas. The front of the property overlooks the well-established gardens and Valley Gardens Park. There is a two storey coach house, currently used as a garage has planning permission to convert to a one bedroom accommodation with kitchen and living room. Extensive space in the large number of outbuildings attached to the rear of the Coach House in the courtyard are also suitable for a number of uses. Entering into the property you are greeted by a fabulous entrance hall with stone flooring and doors leading to the ground floor accommodation which includes the study, dining room, living room, kitchen and conservatory. The spacious dining room has large Georgian style windows with original sliding shutters to both the front and side of the property providing ample natural light. The living room has a feature open plan fire place with stone flagged hearth flanked by alcoves and overlooks the main garden with large French doors with original folding shutters and large Georgian style sash windows to either side. Two sets of stairs lead to the first floor accommodation and a set of steps lead down to the rear living accommodation, which has potential for an annex. The lower level consists of a an internal hall with access to the hobby room, family room, shower room, utility room and access to the cellar. The main light and airy staircase leads to a split level landing area with doors to three bedrooms, w.c and the family bathroom. A set of glazed panelled doors open into the main landing area and seating area with two large Georgian style windows overlooking the gardens and providing ample natural light. Doors lead into two bedrooms with en suite facilities. The master bedroom room adjoins a large dressing room with en-suite bathroom which offers potential for use as a further bedroom. Leading from the main landing room are a set of stairs leading to the upper room which has an attractive Yorkshire window and storage space. There is access to a large boarded loft which has electric lighting and eaves storage. The exterior of the property is as impressive as the interior with the house situated centrally in its ground with gardens on two sides, driveway, gardens on the third and an extensive courtyard to the fourth with outbuildings and coach house. The garden boundaries are defined with mature trees shrubs, security fencing and separated with stone walls. The gardens have a number of seating areas, vegetable plots and established fruit trees. A private gate gives access to the park.


Entrance Hall 
Hardwood entrance door with leaded and frosted panels leading into a large and impressive hallway. Stone flooring laid to the front of the hallway with central heating radiator, heavy panelled doors to ground floor rooms and meter cupboard. Timber flooring to rear of the hall with built in cupboards containing storage and main boiler. Coving to ceiling and period decorative ceiling roses complete with two brass chandeliers. Security alarm pad and motion detector.

Study 
3.2m x 3.05m
Antique hand painted tiled fireplace with arched alcoves to either side. Wooden sash double glazed window overlooking the driveway. Central heating radiator and laminate flooring. Internal window to lower hallway. Security system central control box and motion detector. Original large built in display cupboard along one wall.

Dining Room 
4.57m x 4.22m
Large room with feature fire place to one wall with archway to one side and wooden double glazed Georgian style sash window to the driveway aspect of the property on the other. Large wooden double glazed sash window overlooking the gardens to the front of the property with original sliding shutters. Decorative moulding to ceiling including large ceiling rose and chandelier. Central heating radiator with cover. Alarm motion detector.

Lounge 
5.16m x 4.4m
Light and spacious room having an open plan fire place with stone flagged hearth to one wall flanked by arched alcoves. Large wooden double glazed French doors with exterior wrought iron gates lead onto garden with original folding shutters. Georgian style wooden double glazed sash windows to either side of the French doors. Moulding to ceiling with original ceiling rose and aged brass chandelier plus two central heating radiators and carpeting to the floor. Alarm motion detector. TV point.

Kitchen 
4.6m x 3.86m
The kitchen is fitted with a range of solid oak fronts to high and low levels comprising wall, base and drawer units with a central island incorporating a breakfast bar and table to one end. Laminate work top with inset double bowl grey composite sink and drainer with chrome mixer taps and tiled splash back. Five ring stainless steel range, double oven with stainless steel splash back and stainless steel canopy over. Large Georgian style wooden double glazed sash window overlooking the gardens and a UPVc double glazed window into conservatory. Coving to ceiling, designer central heating radiator and laminate floor covering. Storage cupboards with sliding doors and part glazed door to conservatory.

Conservatory 
4.7m x 2.5m
UPVc double glazed conservatory with UPVc double glazed doors to two sides. Part timber panelled to base and built in cupboards. Sanderson pleated blinds to all windows and electric roof vent.

Rear Hall 
Timber and glazed door to courtyard. Timber flooring. Secondary staircase leading to upper level accessing main landing area. UPVc double glazed Georgian style window to half landing. Radiator, meters and security alarm pad and motion detector.

Secondary Hall 
Door from main hallway with stone steps lead down into inner hallway and lower level. Central heating radiator and motion detector light fittings. Security motion detector. Half glazed doors to shower and utility rooms and solid doors to family and hobby rooms and cellar. Stairs leading to first floor accommodation.

Family Room/Bedroom 6 
4.42m x 3.1m
Designer central heating radiator and UPVc double glazed Georgian style window overlooking the courtyard. Coving and down lights to ceiling. Built in bookcases and DVD racks. TV point.

Hobby Room/Bedroom 7 
3.07m x 2.44m
Coving to ceiling and designer central heating radiator. UPVc double glazed Georgian style window.

Shower Room 
2.06m x 1.96m
Furnished with a modern white suite comprising wall mounted wash hand basin set into vanity unit with pillar tap, concealed flush w.c and shower cubicle with down lights, fully tiled walls and sliding shower door. Part timber panel walls, one wall mirrored, down lights to ceiling and UPVc double glazed Georgian style window. Heated towel rail and ceramic tiled flooring.

Utility Room 
3.15m x 2.72m
UPVc double glazed Georgian style window overlooking the Coach House. Solid oak fronted kitchen units to high and low levels with laminate worktop. Freestanding stainless steel sink and drainer with large mirror over. Plumbing for automatic washing machine. Down lighting and heated towel rail.

Cellar 
Door leading down into large cellar with UPVc double glazed Georgian style window set in grated window well. Block paved flooring and original cooks storage benches providing useful storage.

Main Staircase 
Staircase from main hallway level leads to half landing with access to bedrooms and bathrooms. Stair returns and continues to top landing for bedroom 3 and glazed double doors and sidelights leading to further landing area. Radiator and motion detector lighting. Period brass hanging lamp on top level. Original large cranberry glass window brings light into the hallway with access to eaves area and skylight.

Bedroom Five 
4.22m x 2.74m
Dual aspect with UPVc double glazed Georgian style window to rear and wooden sash double glazed window to the driveway aspect of the property. Central heating radiator, loft access to storage area and built in wardrobe area.

W.C 
2.4m x 2.0m
UPVc double glazed Georgian style window. White heated towel rail. White suite comprising close coupled w.c and pedestal wash hand basin with chrome pillar taps. Tiled splash back, down lights and coving to ceiling. Laundry storage shelving and full length wall mirror.

Main Family Bathroom 
3.07m x 2.77m
Furnished with a white suite and comprising of close coupled w.c, wall mounted wash hand basin with chrome pillar taps and large double ended bath with central mixer taps and wenge panelling. Large offset corner shower cubicle, fully tiled and curved sliding shower door. Large wall mirror over entire length of bath and full length mirror by shower. Down lights and extractor to ceiling and UPVc double glazed Georgian style window. Large heated towel rail. Built in cupboard housing central heating boiler.

Bedroom Four 
3.18m x 3.12m
UPVc double glazed Georgian style window, down lights to ceiling and designer central heating radiator. Alcove with shelving. Useful illuminated storage area. Stairs and Main House Landing Coving and ceiling rose with brass chandeliers and spotlights to ceiling, central heating radiator and two UPVc double glazed Georgian style windows on galleried landing with seating area. Stairs to attic room with under stairs storage.

Bedroom Three 
5.08m x 3.4m
Feature fireplace with cast iron surround and insert. Coving, ceiling rose and loft access to ceiling. Two Georgian style wooden double glazed sash windows to driveway aspect. Built in wardrobes to one wall with sliding doors. Designer radiator in alcove.

Bedroom Two 
4.67m x 4.2m
Georgian style wooden double glazed sash window to front aspect of the property overlooking the gardens. Feature cast iron fireplace, coving, ceiling rose and chandelier plus central heating radiator. Storage cupboard with folding doors and stained glass door leading to en suite. TV point.

Master Bedroom 
5.3m x 4.34m
Large master bedroom with coving, large ceiling rose with chandelier to ceiling, central heating radiator and open feature fireplace. Large Georgian style wooden double glazed sash windows to front aspect overlooking garden. Door to dressing room. TV point. Dressing Room (Potential Bedroom)

Dressing Room (Potential Bedroom) 
4.7m x 4.0m
Spacious dressing room with coving to ceiling, ceiling roses with chandeliers and Georgian style wooden double glazed sash windows. Built in wardrobes to one wall with sliding mirrored doors. Designer central heating radiator. Glazed door to en suite. TV point. Second door leads out to main landing. Room ideal for further bedroom.

En Suite 
2.26m x 2.03m
Modern white suite with close coupled w.c, shaped panel bath with mixer taps and shower attachment, shower over bath and folding shower panel. Fully tiled bath and shower area. Contemporary style wash hand basin with large wall mirror. Down lights, extractor fan to ceiling and UPVc double glazed Georgian style windows.

Stairs to Attic Room 
Access to large, boarded loft storage space with lighting and door, giving a view of the extra insulation installed on the underside of the slates.

Attic Room/ Bedroom 8 
3.18m x 3.12m
Yorkshire window overlooking courtyard with central heating radiator and storage to eaves. Small doors lead into large attic space alongside of house.

Exterior 
Gated access from Mill Hill Road with stone drive leading onto the property with parking space for several cars. Separate storage area for trailers or cars behind gates. Stone steps lead up to the main entrance door at the side of the property. The driveway side of the property is concealed from the road by mature trees and shrubs and separated from the substantial front gardens by a timber fence and gate. The front of the house is situated overlooking The Valley Gardens Park and is surrounded by large lawned areas with mature trees, rockeries and planted beds with various seating areas around the garden including a round crazy paving patio and extensive veranda alongside the house. A private gate gives access to the Park. To the side of the property there are raised vegetable beds, fruit trees and a large gravel walkway connecting to the garden shed. To the rear of the conservatory lays a further patio area with a stone wall and timber gate leading to courtyard area. At (truncated)

Coach House & Outbuildings 
The two storey coach house, currently used as a garage has planning permission to convert to a one bedroom accommodation with kitchen and living room. Extensive space in the large number of outbuildings attached to the rear of the Coach House in the courtyard are also suitable for a number of uses.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
06 July 2016

Nearest stations

  • Pontefract Tanshelf (0.5 mi)
  • Pontefract Baghill (0.5 mi)
  • Pontefract Monkhill (0.9 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Pontefract Tanshelf (0.5 mi)
  • Pontefract Baghill (0.5 mi)
  • Pontefract Monkhill (0.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Whitegates, Pontefract

30 Ropergate, Pontefract, WF8 1LY

01977 325024 Local call rate

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