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Shaley House, Sandy Gate, Scholes, Holmfirth

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Added on 13/10/2020
Simon Blyth, Holmfirth

Property description

STANDING IN APPROXIMATELY ONE ACRE OF TRULY OUTSTANDING AND EXCEPTIONALLY PRIVATE MATURE GARDENS WITH A WONDERFUL POND INCLUDING VERY LARGE ISLAND WITH BRIDGE ACROSS. THIS EXTREMELY WELL BUILT AND BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED DETACHED FAMILY HOME IS IN A LOCATION BETWEEN HOLMFIRTH AND SCHOLES AND HAS ALL THE PRINCIPAL ROOMS LOOKING OUT OVER THE LARGE MAGICAL GARDENS. UPDATED WITH BEAUTIFUL KITCHEN AND BATHROOM FITTINGS AND HAVING A STUNNING DOUBLE HEIGHT ORANGERY/GARDEN ROOM TO THE SIDE THIS SPACIOUS HOME IS APPROACHED THROUGH AUTOMATIC GATES TO A GOOD-SIZED DRIVEWAY WITH DOUBLE GARAGE. IT BRIEFLY COMPRISES: entrance hall, superb sitting room with library/music area, dining room/second sitting room, superb breakfast kitchen, garden room (21’9 x 11’7), utility room, rear entrance, downstairs w.c. imposing staircase, four bedrooms, bed one measuring 16 x 13’10 and large house bathroom. Please note bedroom four is currently acting as dressing room with ensuite. There is a barn/extra garaging with very small paddock located nearby available by separate negotiation.

Entrance Vestibule - Beautiful oak metal studded door with iron furniture and glazed porthole gives access through to the entrance vestibule. This has beautiful ceramic tiled flooring of a period nature, hall robes to one side with storage cupboards over and a timber and glazed door leads through to the entrance hall which is partially galleried to the first-floor landing. There is a period style staircase with polished oak handrails and newel post cap, a useful under stairs storage cupboard and the hallway achieves natural light courtesy of a broad bank of windows to the three quarter landing.

Inner Lobby - Doorway gives access to inner lobby; this has storage cupboards and gives access to the downstairs w.c.

Downstairs W.C - Low level w.c with polished timber seat, wash hand basin from the Heritage range and internal window.

Rear Entrance Lobby - Timber and glazed door leads through to the rear entrance lobby. This has an external door glazed windows and timber panelling to the dado height, giving easy access to the rear.

Sitting Room - 8.97m x 4.88m max overall (29'5 x 16 max overall) - This, with an adjoining library/music area is a beautiful room. It has a fabulous bay window in stone, period style Crittall double glazed windows which give a super view out over the property's wonderful enclosed gardens. The room also has three double glazed windows, giving an outlook to the side/driveway. This outlook is particularly pleasant over the flagged driveway, with the attractive garage block and garden border. The sitting room has a beautiful period style fireplace with a raised ceramic tiled hearth, all being home for a cast iron solid fuel burning stove. The library area is fitted with library style shelving and storage cupboards. The room is beautifully decorated and has wall lights and a chandelier point.

Dining Room - 4.22m x 3.78m (13'10 x 12'5) - Across the hallway the property has a period dining room, with a lovely fireplace. This fireplace has an open fire grate with pewter canopy over, a good sized window with stone mullions, giving a lovely view out over the property's enclosed gardens. There is a chandelier point and three wall light points. A broad opening and a further doorway from the entrance hall gives access to the breakfast kitchen.

Breakfast Kitchen - 5.54m x 3.35m (18'2 x 11) - This is best demonstrated by a combination of the floorplan and photographs. The kitchen is beautifully appointed, with a tremendous range of high quality units, these being at both high and low level with granite worktops. It is particularly stylish, with fabulous flooring and inset spotlighting to the ceiling, twin bowl ceramic sink unit with mixer tap over, integrated Siemens microwave/combi over, integrated dishwasher, fridge freezer and pull out bin. There is also an island unit; this island unit has a matching high quality granite surface and storage cupboards within. The kitchen has a gas Aga, this being cream in colour and has the usual warming ovens and chrome top hot plates.

Second Sitting Room/Garden Room - 6.63m x 3.53m (21'9 x 11'7) - A broad opening leads through to the second sitting room/garden room, comprising a green oak frame construction, as the photographs suggest, a fabulous addition to the home; the owners took a great deal of time and effort in order to create this complimentary, yet stylish, addition, being oak and glazed to the full ceiling height. The high ceiling has timbers on display and a Velux window. There are bi-fold doors to one wall. The room has a continuation of flooring from the kitchen, with underfloor heating and there is a wall of exposed stone and two wall light points, together with a chandelier point to the centre of the room.

Utility Room - 3.05m x 1.78m (10 x 5'10) - The utility room, positioned to the rear and once again of a good size, has high level windows and is home for the property's wall mounted Baxi gas fired centrally heated boiler, plumbing for an automatic washing machine, space for a dryer, work surface with stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap over and shelving.

First Floor Landing - A staircase rises up, with beautiful balustrading, as previously described to the three quarter landing. There is a bank of mullioned windows, with a view looking out over the property's gardens. The staircase continues to rise up to the very good sized first floor landing, with coving to the ceiling and two chandelier points.

Bedroom One - 4.88m x 4.22m (16 x 13'10) - Bedroom one is a lovely double bedroom, with an outstanding view out over the property’s gardens, including the pond, mature trees and shrubbery. This is from a bank of four mullioned windows. The room is decorated to a particularly high standard and has a central chandelier point. Please note: bedroom one is also attached to bedroom four. Bedroom four is served by an ensuite which is also utilised by bedroom one. Bedroom four and the ensuite could make a principal suite with bedroom four being the dressing room.

Bedroom Two - 4.27m x 3.78m (14 x 12'5) - Bedroom two is once again a lovely double bedroom, with a fabulous view out over the gardens.

Bedroom Three - 3.78m x 3.35m (12'5 x 11) - Bedroom three: yet again a double bedroom with a bank of inbuilt robes, with storage cupboards over and a pleasant outlook to the rear.

Bedroom Four - 3.35m x 3.25m (11 x 10'8) - Bedroom four, as previously mentioned is a pleasant double room and has a lovely view out to the side, with long distance views to the Pennines courtesy of a broad window. Twin doors give access to the ensuite.

Ensuite - 3.35m x 2.13m (11 x 7) - Fitted with a low-level w.c, stylish shower with glazed door, vanity unit with inset wash hand basin, mirror and lighting over. There is also an extractor fan.

House Bathroom - 3.96m x 2.34m (13 x 7'8) - The property’s house bathroom is of a particularly good size. It is superbly fitted and equipped with a stylish four piece suite. It comprises a large shower with chrome period style fittings, pedestal wash hand basin of the Heritage range, with light and shaver socket over, period style bath with mixer tap/handle shower unit above, low level w.c, period style central heating radiator and heated towel rail in chrome, obscure glazed window, ceramic tiled flooring and ceramic tiling to half height, inset spotlighting to the ceiling and good sized cupboards and extractor fan.

External - Shaley House occupies a remarkable location being particularly private and set well back from the road. It is approached by automatic gates. These attractive gates are complemented by a cattle grid and truly superb stone flagged driveway, which leads around to the double garage, these garages being open fronted, with delightful stone arches, which are set beneath a stone slate roof. There is a further gravelled parking area and this driveway is enclosed, with mature shrubbery and trees, high walling and hedging and a door/gate within a stone arch leads through to the property's main entrance door with a fabulous vista over the property's gardens.

Gardens - It is without a doubt tempting to overestimate these south facing gardens. However, when viewed, it will become apparent that this is not the case; they are quite simply fabulous. Immediately to the front of the home there is a stone flagged sitting out area and immediately to the front and side of the property the garden room, bifold doors open out to a slightly elevated stone flagged terrace. The property and the principal rooms of the property overlook the gardens which measure approx. an acre. Planting many years ago has created a garden of extreme delight; there is a large feature pond, with island accessed by a charming stone bridge. The island has a pebbled seating out area and is a particularly tranquil setting from which to look back at this very well standing home, with mature trees and shrubbery, including banks of rhododendrons. The garden continues around to the secret garden. This, once again, has beautiful mature shrubbery, lawns and fruit trees and is home for a very large greenhouse and two garden sheds. The gardens have delightful stone pathways and deep borders providing a staggering amount of privacy. The oak framed glazing from the second sitting room/garden room gives a particularly pleasant view out over the side gardens. To the rear there is an enclosed courtyard with attractive paving. This is home for the bin storage and log store. A sliding timber gate/door gives access to the lane to the rear.

Additional Information - Please note we have a further barn/stable, double garage and paddock available by separate negotiation at £40,000.


BrochureShaley House, Sandy Gate, Scholes, Holmfirth

Shaley House, Sandy Gate, Scholes, Holmfirth


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Brockholes Station2.3 miles
  • Stocksmoor Station2.8 miles
  • Honley Station3.1 miles
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Simon Blyth, Holmfirth

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Simon Blyth, Holmfirth

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