5 bedroom detached house for saleScrapers Lane, Whirlaw Common, West Yorkshire
Cally Hall Farm is a 19th century ‘laithe house’ farm, barn and stable with 12.5 acres of upland hay meadow. The Grade II listed property sits on a commanding south-facing slope of its own land enjoying superb panoramic views over three Pennine valleys. This view has been described as "one of the best in the upper Calder Valley". Todmorden Golf Course is in the near distance and further away the historic monument of Stoodley Pike. The Calderdale and Centenary Ways run close by together with the Pennine Way providing opportunities for a broad range of outdoor pursuits.
Frequent trains travel to Leeds, Manchester, Halifax and Bradford whilst Manchester Airport is only 35 miles away.
Dedicated property website: http://callyhallfarm.net/CHF/home.html
Property ref: 121_2471_4109778
The garden room offers breath taking views of the Calder Valley and Stoodley Pike. The walls of the room are stone faced, in keeping with the exterior of the house, and the flagged floor has been cut from local stone. This flows under the glass wall to make an external patio. An overhung canopy shades the summer sun and a large skylight lets in additional light. The flat roof of this room is planted with living sedum. 15 recessed spotlights give feature lighting indoors and out. Off this room is a good-sized store-room.Double doors give access to the patio and grounds.
A frameless glass door leads from the garden room to a magnificent guest suite consisting of an impressively spacious guest or additional master bedroom with solid oak floor and oak skirting. A semi-glazed oak door leads to a luxury wet-room having tiled floor, under floor heating and heated towel rail. Impressive walk-in shower area, pedestal washbasin under a mirror fronted, illuminated cabinet and low flush toilet plus bidet complete the facilities. A Velux roof light provides natural light by day whilst at night the room is lit by 6 globes.
The front hall also leads to a convenient and ergonomic kitchen having fitted units with extensive granite work surfaces, stainless steel sink, range cooker, dishwasher, larder fridge and microwave. A door gives on to the original, farmhouse sunken pantry/wine cellar with vaulted ceiling, stone shelving, and matched tall fridge and freezer.
A wonderful formal dining space enjoying solid oak flooring, stone fireplace and exposed beams. The well proportioned room is able to accommodate a table to seat 6 in comfort and also benefits from external access to the rear patio.
Master Bedroom Suite
Extending to the full width of the building having dual aspect windows to take in the rural views. Once the hayloft, several of the original features have been preserved including the large loft door which is now a huge window with an owl hole above. An en-suite bathroom with walk in shower completes the suite.
Additional Ground Floor Accomodation
From the living room a short corridor takes you to the former shippon (stable). The old cattle stalls are a unique and useful feature. Located here is the utility/laundry room with stainless steel sink, LG washing machine and tumble drier, central heating oil fired condensing boiler providing extensive storage with granite work surface. In addition there is a fitness room with tiled floor and space for exercise equipment. Off this room is a bathroom with toilet, wash basin and walk-in power shower. A ‘boot room’ for outdoor clothing, and a pump room for the spring water supply complete this section of the house.
Staircase and Landing
A solid oak staircase leads to the first floor which in one direction gives access to the family bathroom, master bedroom suite and fourth bedroom. In the other direction the galleried landing leads to two further bedrooms.
The property benefits from three further good sized double rooms all being light and airy with feature windows enjoying extensive rural views.
Entered through an oak door the room has a tiled floor and exposed beams. There is a low flush WC, pedestal washbasin under an illuminated mirror plus walk-in high
pressure shower and separate bath, also having heated towel rail. The Velux provides natural light.
Grounds and Land
The property is surrounded by six fields giving 12.5 acres of meadow
land which currently receive a grant from Natural England as part of the programme to conserve upland hay meadows and their wildflowers and to protect rare migrant birds.
The front door gives access to the entrance hall leading to the wonderful galleried sitting room which extends the full width of the building. This impressive vaulted space has excellent proportions and huge arched windows, the front giving magnificent views over farmland and valley whilst to the rear the cobbled yard and traditional stone cattle troughs. At one end of the living room, the ceiling extends to the full height of the house, providing a spectacularly light and airy seating area in front of the fireplace, and with views
through the arched windows. At the other end of the room bespoke fitted shelving by Neville Johnson extends the full width of the room and frames one of the windows providing space for storage, display and for housing TV and audio/AV.
Agricultural Building and Garage
Beside the cobbled yard is a large building of Yorkshire boarding on a concrete base. This is currently used for machinery and tool storage, but also lends itself to use as a garage or stable.
The entrance at the top of Scrapers Lane is through a gate and over a short rise which reveals the staggering view. A 100m gravel drive leads from the gate to a car park for at least 6 cars, guarded by an impressive sycamore tree. From here a hedge lined path leads to the cobbled yard at the rear of the house. The yard features two original and traditional stone cattle troughs, both recently renovated, and the storage tank for the household water supply. Stone steps lead up to the rear fields.
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