3 bedroom detached house for saleHeath, Wakefield, WF1
- A CHARMING LATE 17TH CENTURY PERIOD COTTAGE
- QUINTESSENTIAL VILLAGE GREEN SETTING
- BOASTING A WEALTH OF ORGINAL FEATURES
- THREE EXCELLENT RECEPTION ROOMS
- FITTED KITCHEN AND CELLAR
- THREE BEDROOMS AND TWO BATHROOMS
- LARGE WALLED GARDENS
- DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE
ONE OF HEATH'S MOST HISTORIC HOUSES WHICH DATES BACK TO THE LATE 17TH CENTURY HAVING A RELGIOUS CONNECTION WITH THE FORMER MONASTERY WHICH WAS THE OLD HEATH HALL. SET ADJACENT TO THE ENTRANCE OF OLD HEATH HALL THIS CHARMING DETACHED GRADE II LISTED COTTAGE ENJOYS EXCELLENT VIEWS OF THE VILLAGE GREEN AND HAS A LARGE PRIVATE REAR GARDEN.
Stone and rendered elevations with a Yorkshire slate roof the property has not been on the market for over thirty five years and offers first class accommodation with a wealth of period features throughout and modern day expected amenities, including gas central heating. The property has a right of way over a shared drive which leads to the detached two bay double garage and the large rear garden. To the front of The Priests House is a garden enclosed by low brick walling. Internally you have a Rear Entrance Hall, Sitting Room, Study, Formal Dining Room, Fitted Kitchen, Vaulted Cellar, Three Double Bedrooms, Shower Room and Bathroom. Heath is situated south of the city of Wakefield and offers limited amenities including a great pub and tea rooms, The village is well placed for accessing the M1/M62 motorways and the soon to open Wakefield Eastern relief road. Wakefield has a thriving city centre with a main line train station and an excellent choice of schools. The cottage has an amazing history having been the home of the Father Confessor, with Mass last conducted in 1828. A home for family occupation or retirement. Viewing an absolute must.
Ground Floor -
Entrance Hall - Approached from the rear of the property via a painted timber entrance door. Timber staircase with carved spindles, newel post and hand rail leading to the first floor. Door giving access to the cellar.
Sitting Room - 16' x 13'1" (4.88m x 3.99m) - A light and bright room enjoying a wonderful view of the green and walled front garden. Half glazed and panelled front entry door. Recessed open fireplace with a brick interior and arched brick lintel over and raised flagged hearth, suitable for a log burner or open fire. Window seat, Skirting radiator. Four wall lights and centre light. Leading off the sitting room you have.....
Study - 13'1" x 10'2" (3.99m x 3.10m) - Window offering a great view of the green with window seat under. Skirting radiator. The third reception room could be used either as a snug, playroom or fourth bedroom.
Dining Room - 13'7" x 11'11" (4.14m x 3.63m) - Stone mullioned window overlooking the raised flagged terrace and large rear garden beyond. Raised open brick fireplace with a heavy wooden lintel over. Alcove recess and full height alcove cupboard. Exposed beamed ceiling. Skirting radiator.
Fitted Kitchen - 13'1" x 9'2" (3.99m x 2.79m) - Stone mullioned window enjoying a view down the large rear garden. A great cooks kitchen with everything to hand including a good range of kitchen units which at base level include cupboards and drawers with heat resistant work tops over. Run of wall cupboards with tiled splash back under. Exposed beam ceiling and tiled floor. A recess at the back of the kitchen providing a comfy sitting area.
Vaulted Cellar - Stone flagged floor. Ideal for storing wine at an ambient temperature.
First Floor Landing - Window looking down the long rear garden. Internal leaded light on the staircase wall between the landing and bedroom three - allegedly the window for the Father Confessor to watch his visitors.
Bedroom One - 15'1" x 13'1" to include wardrobes (4.60m x 3.99m - A vaulted ceiling and window to the front offering a splendid view of the green. A comprehensive range of fitted wardrobes. Skirting radiator.
Bedroom Two - 12'4" x 9'11" (3.76m x 3.02m) - Benefitting from a dual aspect with a far reaching view of the green. Vaulted ceiling. Skirting radiator. Exposed timber on the wall.
Bedroom Three - 11'10" x 9' (3.61m x 2.74m) - Windows on two sides with a view down the long rear garden. Skiting radiator. Small internal window to stairs.
Inner Landing - Three narrow shelved cupboards. Utility cupboard with a plumbing point for a washing machine and a vent for tumble dryer.
Shower Room - 8'5" x 5'1" (2.57m x 1.55m) - Rear window. Extensively tiled walls. Walk-in shower compartment with a wall mounted mains shower. Wash basin set on a wash stand with storage drawers under. Low level wc. Combined radiator and towel rail.
Bathroom - 9'9" x 8'5" (2.97m x 2.57m) - Rear window with a view of the garden. Fitted with a newly installed white suite which comprises a panelled bath, pedestal wash basin and low level wc. Deep built-in airing cupboard housing a wall mounted Worcester Bosch gas fired combi boiler heating the radiators and domestic hot water. Skirting radiator.
Access And Double Garage - The Priests House is accessed over a drive that is in the ownership of the neighbouring property, Ivy Cottage. Provision is made within the property's deeds that the owners of The Priests House have a right of way at all times to pass over the drive with a vehicle and on foot. There is also a pedestrian access over the green to the single wrought iron gate in the front boundary wall which enables visitors to come to the front entrance.
The two bay detached garage is stone faced with a pantile roof over. Twin metal up and over doors with power and light fitted.
Gardens - The gardens have got to be a major plus point for the keen horticulturist. The neat and tidy front garden which is enclosed by a low brick wall has an area of lawn edged by a rose border. When you walk down the drive and come through the double wrought iron gates you come into a wonderful and generous rear garden which is extensively lawned and incorporates mature well stocked shrub and herbaceous borders, some fine specimen trees (some have tree preservation orders on them) and rear terrace which makes a great outside entertaining area.
As It Was - As recently as 120 years ago.
Services - The property is connected to mains water, electricity and gas with drainage to a septic tank.
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