Birthwaite Hall, Huddersfield Road, Between Haigh And Darton Three Minutes Drive From, Barnsley
BEING GRADE II LISTED THIS IMPORTANT AND SPLENDID HOME IS APPROACHED OVER A LONG SWEEPING DRIVEWAY WITH MAGNIFICENT CASTELLATED FRONTAGE APPEARS FROM WITHIN THE TREES TO GREAT EFFECT. WITHIN BEAUTIFUL FEATURES ARE PLENTIFUL INCLUDING STUNNING OAK CENTRAL STAIRCASE WHICH GENTLY RISES FROM THE GREAT HALL. BIRTHWAITE HALL OFFERS WELL OVER 7500 SQ FT OF DELIGHTFUL ACCOMMODATION INCLUDING: impressive entrance hall, the great hall with sitting area (29' 3'' x 21' 8''), drawing room, dining room, family/garden room, dining kitchen, utility room, basement, gym and workshop, seven bedrooms, three bathrooms, top floor games room/lounge, garaging, gardens, paddock, field and stabling, all amounting to approx 2 ½ acres. Being approximately 1 mile from junction 38 and a short drive away from the villages of Bretton, Darton and Cawthorne.
Entrance Hall - Beautiful very tall period timber and glazed door with matching glazed over panel set within a delightful surround gives access through to the property's entrance hall. The entrance hall sets the scene in terms of grandeur and style, having a particularly high decorated ceiling with wonderful plaster work on display, decoration to the dado height, chandelier point and polished timber boarded floor. Double doors lead through to the great hall.
Great Hall - This very large and impressive central space within the property is a fine reception room in itself, it also features a stunning beautiful sweeping oak staircase which is open and turns and rises up to the first floor landing. The ceiling level of the first floor level is apparent from the hall level. There is galleried first floor landing giving a fine view down to the great hall with wonderful panelling, polished timber boarded floors, beautiful fireplace, this hall with its magnificent feature of the oak staircase with oak balustrading and hand rails being of a cantilever design is something that truly needs to be viewed to be fully appreciated.
Cloak Room - Fitted with period suite comprises of low level WC with polished timber seat and pedestal wash hand basin with marble back cloth and mirror over. Period style window with coloured glazing.
Drawing Room - From the entrance hall a beautiful mahogany door leads through to the drawing room. This splendid reception room enjoys a fabulous degree of natural light with three particularly tall period windows giving lovely views out over the gardens, grounds and beyond, these windows are fitted with window shutters with a beautiful marble fireplace with fuel burning stove. The room is of stunning proportions and has ornate coving, intricate ceiling decoration, polished floorboards and a large useful full height cupboard.
Dining Room - With impressive door leading from the great hall access is gained through to the dining room. This which has been used on occasions as a further sitting room has two windows overlooking the property's gardens it has a particularly high ceiling height (of approximately 14') the dining room is elegantly presented and once again has delightful coving to the ceiling, delightful fireplace with marble inset, polished timber boarded floor, dado rail, storage cupboard and last but by no means least a central chandelier point.
Second Sitting Room/Family Room - A delightful light room that enjoys a lovely view out over the gardens and delightful wooded scene beyond, at a high level the room enjoys a good degree of natural light and has a glazed door/window which gives access out to the stone flagged terrace and gardens beyond. The three windows provide a huge amount of natural light, there is a beautiful fireplace, the room has coving to the ceiling and central ceiling light point. It is currently used as a family room and has a delightful feel particularly with it having easy access to the gardens.
Dining/Kitchen - This has a fabulous door giving immediate access out to the rear of the home. There is two large skylights being particularly characterful, large window and further window above the door itself, the kitchen is fitted with a delightful range of units principally at the low level with integrated appliances of both Bosch and Miele manufacture. There is a delightful pine cupboard providing a huge amount of storage space. As the photographs indicate this room also features wonderful stone masonry which surrounds the doorway between the kitchen and the great hall.
Utility - The utility room adjoins the dining kitchen and some may consider it suitable for the amalgamation of the two if this was considered the total dining kitchen space would then increase to 25' 4'' x 13' the utility space in some respects acts as a secondary kitchen the basement level having useful space for utility items. It is currently home for delightful period cupboard, work surface with plumbing for automatic washing machine and space for a dryer beneath and also home for delightful shelving. There is a period style window and further matching roof light similar to that. Those in the dining kitchen. Further door gives access to a staircase with open balustrading which leads down to the basement level.
Basement Level - Once again as the photographs and floor layout plan suggest the basement level comprises principally of two very large rooms, gym/cellar 1 with a stunning stone flagged floor, wonderful beams and timbers to the ceiling, two very large stone impressive pillars and is currently used by the family as gym and additional storage space. Workshop/cellar 2 again with stone flagged floor, beams to the ceiling one corner of which is separated off as a shelved store and a timber and glazed door gives access to a staircase which rises up to the attached garage and also through to an external door.
First Floor Landing - Gently rising up the oak staircase provides a suitable place to admire the great hall and leads up to the first floor landing. The galleried first floor landing has an oak floor and windows at both the front and rear giving a large amount of natural light. Staircase and door leads up to the secondary first floor landing which in turn has a further staircase up to the top floor level.
Bedroom One - Beautiful large double room with four windows giving lovely views, huge amount of natural light and sensational character. There is a period style fireplace and coving to the ceiling.
Bedroom Four - This is currently used a dressing room to bedroom one this could be considered dressing room and ensuite due to its size if so required. The room has a lovely view out over the property's gardens and grounds and once again has coving to the ceiling.
Bedroom Two/Guest Suite - With a separate door off the galleried landing access is gained through to a lobby/dressing area with window giving an outlook to the rear, bedroom two is of a particularly good size and has beautiful panelling both to the walls and ceiling. There are delightful inbuilt cupboards.
Ensuite - This is fitted with a fabulous period suite including delightful wash hand basin, low level WC with polished timber seat and fabulous bath with marble surround and period taps. The room is decorated to a high standard and has a high ceiling height and decorative moldings.
Bedroom Three - Once again perhaps best demonstrated by the floor layout plan. This is of a particularly good size and has twin windows giving a huge amount of natural light and lovely views out over the property's gardens, ground and long distance views beyond. There is a useful storage cupboard, central ceiling light point and the room is decorated with a picture rail this is also fitted with a vanity sink with tiled splash back and mirror over.
House Bathroom One - This has period window giving an outlook to the side, delightful high flush decorative WC with timber seat, panelled bath and wash hand basin with mirror and light over.
Games Room/Lounge - Perhaps once again best demonstrated by the photographs and floor layout plan contained within this brochure. With wonderful roof construction timbers on display, the room has windows to both the front and rear and is of enormous proportions. There are inbuilt cupboards, it has been used by the family for a variety of purposes including over spill bedroom space for great family events, sitting room but currently is used as a games room with music area and chess playing area.
Top Floor Landing - At this level we have three good sized bedrooms and a large bathroom together with a fabulous games room/lounge.
Bedroom Five - A large double room with a lovely outlook over the valley.
Bedroom Six - Once again a pleasant room with a delightful pair of windows giving a super long distance view.
Bedroom Seven - Once again often used as a guest bedroom this lovely double room enjoys a pleasant view out over the rear gardens and long distance views beyond.
House Bathroom Two - Fitted with a three piece suite comprising of pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, panelled bath with Victorian hand held mixer tap/shower unit over, additional shower, roof light and storage cupboard.
Externally - Set in approximately 2 & ½ acres with beautiful gardens, grounds, paddocks, woodland and impressive driveway, this home is approached over a long private road leading up from Huddersfield Road to it's own very long private driveway which has automatically operated wrought iron gates and this driveway leads up through the grounds and the frontage of the home is presented superbly as one drives through the shaped trees and gardens. The gardens truly need to be viewed to be fully appreciated as stated the whole extends to approximately 2 & ½ acres, at the upper level there is beautiful lawned gardens which presents the home particularly well and a staggering feature is a huge copper beach tree is a fine addition to the home. Also at the upper level there are terrace gardens that give a delightful view across the valley. The driveway also peels off to the rear and gives access to an attached garage. On the southerly elevation this is where the majority of the gardens are to be found with a patio area, terrace gardens with pond and lawns, these lead down to other delightful garden areas including orchard and there is a paddock with stable block and adjoining field which in turn has access to the driveway (the principal private road) thus, providing easy access.
Garage - With period windows has a personal access point through to the property's accommodation and is of a good size. This could be considered as further accommodation if deemed necessary subject to the necessary consents.
Additional Information - Please note a right of way exists over the field (not the paddock) this right of way gains access to the field belonging to one of the neighbouring properties.
There is a gateway from the upper driveway area where a right of way exists through neighbouring land acting as a secondary driveway if needed.
The property has gas fired central heating and an alarm system.
Carpets curtains and certain other extras may be available by separate negotiation.
History - History: please note there is much history available to be seen online regarding Birthwaite Hall. However the fascinating history is also to be found in the book titled A History Of Birthwaite Hall Darton. This by Martin Shepherd was published by the local history group of The United Villages Partnership.
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Birthwaite Hall, Huddersfield Road, Between Haigh And Darton Three Minutes Drive From, Barnsley
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Darton Station0.7 miles
- Dodworth Station2.9 miles
- Barnsley Station3.6 miles
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