5 bedroom country house for saleRishworth New Road, Rishworth, Ripponden, Halifax
Sold STC £799,950
Full descriptionSTUNNING HISTORIC PROPERTY SET IN GENEROUS GROUNDS APPROX. 1 ACRE HAVING AMPLE PARKING, LARGE DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE, OUTBUILDINGS AND STABLES
Nestling in a stunning rural location close to sought after Rishworth is this impressive Grade II* Listed Yeoman's residence dating back to 1642 being set perfectly to private grounds totalling approx. 1 acre. The spacious living accommodation, recently extended by the current owners boasts a wealth of original features such as imposing stone fireplaces, exposed beams and chamfered stone mullion windows. Briefly comprising of dining hall, drawing room, sitting room, breakfast kitchen, utility room, study and snug. To the first floor there are 5 generous bedrooms, 2 having en suite and house bathroom. Externally the property benefits from ample parking, original stone courtyard, double garage, stables and store together with picturesque grounds and walled garden. Being within easy reach of local amenities and well regarded schools the property also benefits from good access to major transport links for Manchester and Leeds.
Property ref: 121_2471_3963225
Having a separate staircase located at the other side of the house is a self contained suite to include a large bedroom with timber floor, exposed truss work and mullion window looking out to the front courtyard plus a further window to the rear aspect giving views across the grounds. The adjoining en suite has a period style suite in white with corner shower and spot lighting. This self contained space would work as a guest annex or multigenerational living accommodation.
Garage and Outbuildings
Located at the entrance to the property is a large detached stone built double garage with workshop which could be utilised as commercial space or possibly a single storey dwelling (subject to the necessary consents). In addition another building houses stables with space for tack and feed store. A further range of outbuildings include a wood and coal store plus oil tank and boiler room. There is ample parking for up to 6 vehicles or indeed space to park a horsebox.
A pair of iron gates give access to a remarkable original stone cobbled courtyard being surrounded by mature trees to one side whilst to the other is an interesting walled garden evidently formed from the remains of a previous stone building possibly an early barn. A path leads to the lovely rear grounds which back on to open fields, the large lawn is surrounded by ancient trees and hedgerow whilst in addition there are several sheds and a greenhouse. The rear of the house has a flagged area leading to an external porch connecting the inner hall, the kitchen is also accessible directly creating a wonderful environment for outdoor entertainment.
A comfortable and well proportioned room enjoying double stone mullion windows, beams with stone supports and fireplace housing multi fuel stove together with built in storage unit and book shelves.
A generous and wonderfully spacious formal room having 2 banks of double height stone mullion windows affording views to the front courtyard together with exposed beams and a magnificent open fireplace with stone column design lending the space a real feeling of history and grandeur.
Located just off the inner hall is a useful utility room having quarry tiled floor providing space for washer and dryer units, American style fridge plus work surface and built in cupboard.
Having quarry tiled floor, stone mullion window and period style WC and sink in white.
A quiet room set away from the main reception rooms again enjoying mullions, beams and built in storage.
The property is entered by a classic period stone portico which leads to a solid timber door with oak lintel, this in turn gives access to a wonderful dining hall which really sets the scene to this unique and historic property. Period features include stone mullion windows with lead glazing, exposed beams and timber supports together with a magnificent stone fireplace housing an open fire. This large space is currently used for formal dining and is able to accommodate a table to seat 10 in comfort.
An exposed stone arch gives access to the inner hall which in turn leads to the study which forms part of a recently constructed 2 storey extension, there is also an external door giving access to the rear gardens.
A classic country kitchen of good size having quarry tiled floor, exposed beams and mullion windows. Also benefitting from a cream Aga range together with fitted wall and base units in oak with complimentary tiled work surfaces, double Belfast sink plus integrated fridge and freezer. The room is large enough to accommodate a table to seat 6 and also has an external stable door plus rear staircase leading to the first floor.
A magnificent oak staircase leads from the dining hall to the landing area giving access to the Master Suite, a very generous room part of which is situated above the entrance portico providing an interesting architectural feature. A range of exposed beams and truss work together with stone mullions and an small arched window give a sense of character whilst adjoining is a newly completed contemporary ensuite having stylish modern suite in white to include power shower, double sink units and underfloor heating.
The property boasts 3 further spacious double rooms each having an individual character and being awash with original features including mullion windows, exposed beams and stone fireplaces one of which enjoys ornate plasterwork with date mark of 1644.
A lovely bathroom having oak panelling to the walls, stone mullion window and exposed beam. The crisp white suite includes a claw foot roll top bath and large corner shower together with heated towel rail, inset spot lighting and underfloor heating.
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