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5 bedroom manor house for sale

Stumperlowe Hall, Fulwood, S10 3QS.

Offers in Region of £2,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Splendid main hall extending to the full height of the building in parts
  • Drawing room * Oak panelled dining room
  • Custom built kitchen and breakfast room
  • Morning Room * Butler’s pantry * Cloaks/WC
  • Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom
  • Guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom
  • Two further bedrooms with en-suites
  • Bedroom five * Family bathroom
  • Separate WC * Large double garage with gardeners WC
  • Lodge - three bedrooms, bathroom, separate WC, lounge, dining room, kitchen

Full description

An exceptional Grade II listed Hall, one of the most prominent large family homes in the Sheffield area. The house was originally built during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I in around 1550 for Herbert Mitchell and was later purchased by Henry Dixon in 1854, who re-built and extended it with care and attention to detail to retain the original style. The property has undergone an extensive refit and refurbishment programme within the last five years, whilst again ensuring the original character of the house is maintained. The Hall is approached via a sweeping driveway and is slightly elevated facing due south and overlooking its extensive grounds which encircle the property extending to approximately two and a half acres. The architectural features of the house are of particular note. Upon entering the main hall and the grand lounge hall which extends to full height has oak panelling and a sweeping staircase which provides a spectacular first impression. This house has been refurbished to a high standard taking care to match both traditional and contemporary styles. There are only a small number of houses of this calibre in private hands in the Sheffield area and whilst the property offers extensive accommodation it is not rambling. There is a separate building for staff or guests with three bedrooms, two reception rooms and a kitchen. The grounds are a particular feature of this stunning home, catching the sun throughout the day, the entire acreage well maintained and thoughtfully landscaped. There are extensive lawns, mature shrubs and trees and to the rear is a fine walled kitchen garden with superb greenhouse and a Tudor style knot garden. 


ENTRANCE VESTIBULE Approached by double external doors and having two lantern windows, stone flooring with a mat well and leaded doors leading through to the reception hall with a ‘Coat of Arms’ over.  

GRAND RECEPTION HALL AND LOUNGE HALL 40ft0in in total length x 10ft0in (12.19m x 3.05m) in width – widening to 16ft3in (4.95m) The hall has dressed stone flooring and a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and carved gargoyles. The hall is half panelled and there are ten ceiling downlighters and four cast central heating radiators. A high stone archway leads through into the spectacular lounge hall. 

LOUNGE HALL 23ft0in (7.01m) in height and extending through two storeys of the house. On the northerly elevation is a bay window with leaded doors opening onto the terrace and gardens beyond, above which is a further bay window. The hall retains period oak panelling with decorative fretting and carved lions head and on the upper walls and ceiling are plaster moulded Yorkshire roses, Prince of Wales feathers and Scottish thistles. There is a corner stone feature fireplace fitted with a living flame log effect gas fire. The hall has oak parquet flooring and a cast central heating radiator set within an oak cabinet. To one side the grand staircase rises to the first floor accommodation. 

INNER HALL With an oak and part glazed leaded door leading through to the kitchen and oak parquet flooring.  

CLOAKROOM 7ft9in x 7ft0in (2.36m x 2.13m) Containing a pedestal wash basin in white and a low flush WC. There is a mullioned window, coving to the ceiling, a part glazed and leaded inner door, attractive décor and a cast central heating radiator. 

DRAWING ROOM 33ft0in x 26ft3in (10.06m x 8.00m) A fine main reception room having a broad stone mullioned leaded bay window enjoying the lovely views over the grounds to the west. There is also a tall leaded window facing to the front to the south with panelling surround and working shutters. At the opposite end of the room is a very decorative carved veined marble fireplace with hearth and with a decorated basket with multi-fuel stove. To either side of the fireplace are built-in oak bookshelves with storage beneath. There is oak parquet flooring, a dado rail and ornate plasterwork to the ceiling. Four cast central heating radiators. 

DINING ROOM 20ft6in x 19ft6in (6.25m x 5.94m) A fine formal dining room, the walls being panelled in dark oak with decorative carving around the fireplace and the frieze. There is a Minster stone fireplace with ornate fire basket set on dragon claw feet and fitted with a coals effect gas fire. There are two tall leaded front facing windows with a southerly aspect over the grounds and oak flooring. From here a door leads through to the morning room. 

MORNING ROOM 19ft3in x 12ft6in (5.87m x 3.81m) A very well proportioned third reception room, having a leaded window facing south towards the grounds with shutters. There are two further windows on the easterly elevation, one also with working shutters. Between the two side windows is a light oak feature fireplace surround having a tiled interior and hearth fitted with a coals effect gas fire with fender. To one side is a recessed built-in cupboard with upper bevelled glazed shaped doors forming a display cabinet. There is a moulded ceiling rose, three ceiling downlighters and two cast central heating radiators. From here a door leads through to the breakfast room. 

BREAKFAST ROOM 14ft3in x 14ft6in (4.34m x 4.42m) Having an easterly facing window which is secondary double glazed. There are exposed oak ceiling beams and wall beams and five ceiling downlighters together with a marble tiled floor with underfloor heating. From here there is an open archway leading through to the kitchen. 

KITCHEN 15ft6in x 15ft9in (4.72m x 4.80m) Also accessed from the hallway Fitted with a range of high quality custom built units incorporating a two bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap set into black granite working surfaces, having an extensive range of base units beneath in cream, together with a built-in dishwasher and set between two windows which face east and are secondary double glazed with tiled window sills. On the adjacent wall there are further working surfaces and base units, together with a range of wall cupboards with glass display doors. Opposite is a chimney breast recess fitted with a six ring Smeg range cooker, having an electric oven beneath, flanked by two single base units with a ceramic tiled back and extractor fan and mantle over supported by carved decorative corbels. To the centre of the room is an island unit in oak with an inset microwave oven and a range of drawers. On the far side of the kitchen is a tall cupboard which houses a Bauknecht fridge and freezer, beneath which are four pull out wicker baskets. This in turn is flanked by two single base units and two single wall cupboards. There are exposed ceiling beams, together with eleven downlighters and there is a marble tiled floor with underfloor heating. 


BUTLER’S PANTRY Containing a pot sink with oak draining boards to either side and a base cupboard beneath. There is an extensive range of built-in cupboards and drawers, together with glass fronted cabinets to either side of the room. There is a marble tiled floor. The light is automatic and there is a part glazed inner door and a large internal stone mullioned window.  

IMPOSING REAR ENTRANCE HALL 19ft0in (5.79m) in length with a high roof with vast exposed roof trusses and skylights. There is a stone flagged floor with underfloor heating and on the far wall is a stone plaque, above which is a window and below which is an external door with peephole leading to the grounds. Cast central heating radiator. There is a store cupboard off housing a tall megaflow cylinder tank. 

LAUNDRY 15ft0in x 7ft9in (4.57m x 2.36m) Containing two Belfast sinks set beneath a window which looks out towards the driveway. There is plumbing for a washing machine, space for a dryer and space for freezers and there is a door and window leading into the rear hall. There is a black and white tiled floor and there are twin wall mounted Worcester gas central heating boilers. The walls are lined in glazed white tiling with black trim and there is a gas meter, consumer unit and airing rack. 

SEPARATE WC With a high flush suite, window and panelling to the walls.  

LARDER/COLD ROOM With a small mullioned window, light and fitted shelving.

From the rear hall a short flight of steps leads down to a LOWER HALLWAY and hence via a door to a RANGE OF CELLARS.  

CELLARS There is a range of undeveloped vaulted cellars with flagged floors. The main cellar has a large stone topped table, wine bins and flagged floor, electric meter and circuit boards.  

FIRST FLOOR Approached by the GRAND STAIRCASE from the spectacular rear lounge hall and having a decorative ironwork balustrade and with a walk-in store cupboard off at the quarter landing which contains a window. There is a large decorative mullioned window facing to the west just beyond the half landing.  

GALLERIED LANDING With a decorative wrought iron balustrade looking down into the full height rear lounge hall

(protected by glass panelling). There are stone lined archways along the galleried landing. There is a cloaks cupboard and a recessed linen cupboard and four gas central heating radiators.  

MASTER BEDROOM 24ft5in x 24ft0in (7.44m x 7.32m) A spectacular main bedroom having a south facing window with a window seat, the measurements including a large mullioned leaded bay window which faces west and has secondary double glazed sections and panelling beneath and a cast central heating radiator. The measurements include two corner built-in wardrobes, but exclude a further recessed double cupboard. On the chimney breast is a marble feature fireplace surround with tiled interior and hearth. There is a television aerial point, ceiling down lighters and two further gas central heating radiators. 

EN-SUITE BATHROOM Containing a cast bath in white with a hand shower, matching pedestal wash basin and a low flush WC. There is a leaded mullioned window and the walls are fully lined in marble tiling with a decorative trim. There is marble tiling to the floor together with under floor heating. There are ceiling down lighters and a ceiling extractor fan, a wall cabinet with bevelled mirror doors and lighting. Cast central heating radiator. 

GUEST BEDROOM SUITE 16ft3in x 17ft6in (4.95m x 5.33m) Having two front south facing windows looking over the grounds. There is a walk-in wardrobe with hanging rail and oak custom built drawers to either side and automatic lighting. There is a feature Minster fireplace surround fitted with a wood burning stove, ceiling down lighters and two cast central heating radiators. From here a door leads through to the en-suite bathroom. 

EN-SUITE BATHROOM Containing a double ended bath in white, pedestal wash basin and a low flush WC. The flooring is lined in travertine tiling with under floor heating and the walls are tiled to match. There is a wall cabinet with two lights, a ceiling extractor, ceiling down lighters, a chrome towel radiator and a large walk-in shower cubicle also with tiled flooring. Front facing window.  

INNER LOBBY With a decorative leaded internal window.  

SEPARATE WC The walls being half tiled in white and with a low flush WC, laminate flooring, a mullioned window and a cast central heating radiator. 

BATHROOM Containing a cast panelled bath with a shower and Art Deco mirror over and glazed shower screen. There is an attractive marble wash stand by Shanks & Co. of Barhead, Scotland. The walls are fully lined in white ceramic tiling. There are four ceiling downlighters, a shaver point and a mullioned window with a lovely aspect over the walled garden to the rear. Large towel radiator.  

BEDROOM THREE 12ft3in x 11ft9in (3.73m x 3.58m) Having a window looking out to the driveway. The measurements exclude two recessed cupboards and wardrobes. There is are exposed ceiling beams, ceiling spotlights, two wall lights points and a cast central heating radiator. 

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM Containing a tiled shower cubicle and a wash basin in white. There is travertine tiled flooring with under floor heating and matching tiling to the walls. There is a frosted window, ceiling extractor, wall mounted cabinet and two ceiling downlighters.  

BEDROOM FOUR 17ft9in x 14ft0in (5.41m x 4.27m) The measurements including a secondary double glazed bay window which looks out towards the side garden with mature beech trees. There is a large built-in wardrobe with high quality fitted mahogany interior, shelving, drawers and hanging rail. There is a recessed fireplace with an oak lintel having open shelving to one side and there are three cast central heating radiators. 

INNER LANDING With a built-in cupboard. 

BEDROOM FIVE 12ft9in x 13ft9in (3.89m x 4.19m) Having a feature fireplace surround with a stone hearth and a deep recessed secondary double glazed lantern window facing east. There is a front facing window with window seat, the window being secondary double glazed, cornice to the ceiling, two wall mounted light points and two cast central heating radiators. 

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM Containing a walk-in shower cubicle with a matching wash basin. There is travertine tiling to the floor with under floor heating, the tiling matching the walls. There is a white towel radiator, a wall mirror, two ceiling downlighters, ceiling extractor fan and a secondary double glazed window. 



KITCHEN 11ft6in x 7ft9in (3.51m x 2.36m) Approached by an entrance door and containing an inset sink unit with bowl and drainer, having a double base unit beneath and plumbing for a washing machine set beneath a front facing window. There are further base and wall cupboards together with a four ring gas hob and a housing unit containing a double oven. The walls are partly tiled and there is a quarry tiled floor and a central heating radiator. 

PANTRY Containing a wall mounted condensing boiler, shelving and a window. 

LOUNGE 13ft6in x 15ft9in (4.11m x 4.80m) Featuring a Minster stone fireplace surround with a gas point. There is a window which enjoys a lovely aspect over the magnificent walled garden and a further window to the side. There is a recessed double cupboard with a shaped glass door, coving to the ceiling and a double central heating radiator. 

DINING ROOM 10ft9in x 13ft0in (3.28m x 3.96m) Having a rear facing window enjoying the aspect to the garden, coving, a telephone point and a double central heating radiator. From here a door leads through to an inner hall. 

INNER HALL From which there is a staircase leading up to the first floor accommodation.  


BEDROOM ONE 13ft0in x 12ft0in (3.96m x 3.66m) Having a window looking out over the grounds. There is a recessed cupboard and a central heating radiator. 

LANDING Having a recessed cupboard with shelving and a central heating radiator. 

BEDROOM TWO 9ft0in x 15ft0in (2.74m x 4.57m) With a window looking out towards the side garden and a large walk-in wardrobe with hanging rail and shelving. The walls are part panelled and there is a central heating radiator. 

BEDROOM THREE 11ft3in x 12ft3in (3.43m x 3.73m) With a rear facing window and half panelling to the walls. Central heating radiator. 

BATHROOM Containing a cast bath in white with a shower over and a pedestal wash basin. The walls are part tiled with decorative trim and part panelled. There is a window, a wall cabinet with mirror doors and a central heating radiator.  

SEPARATE WC With a low flush suite. 


DOUBLE GARAGE 24ft0in x 18ft0in (7.32m x 5.49m) Having doors to the front, fluorescent light and power. Within the garage is a GARDENER’S WC with pedestal wash basin and a low flush WC. 

GROUNDS Stumperlowe Hall sits amidst superb stately grounds of two and a half acres or thereabouts. The main gates being flanked by stone pillars which lead into a stone edged crescent shaped driveway flanked by lighting which sweeps past the southerly façade of the house towards the secondary entrance where wrought iron gates lead onto Stumperlowe Hall Road and hence round to the easterly side to the garage, coach house and rear of the property. Here there is an extensive turning and parking apron in front of the garage and coach house.

Immediately in front of the house there is a flagged stopping area adjacent to stone steps which rise up to the entrance portico. Between the house and the driveway there are lawned grass banks with inset lighting having inset ornamental trees and herbaceous borders, whilst on the opposite side of the driveway there is an extensive lawned area with a low box hedge, octagonal stone planters and lighting screened by a 60ft bank of rhododendrons and deciduous trees including holly and English yew.

Round to the westerly side of the house there are further lawns together with a flag pole, the lawns sweeping round and flanked by laurel and rhododendron with a recessed area for a trampoline for the children. Pathways lead through lawns with low box hedges and hence to an extensive flagged sitting/dining area with uplighters situated to the rear of the house. Beyond is an extensive walled garden, formerly a kitchen garden, the main part of which is a superb level lawn, with a double raised border to one side with inset pebbled pathway and herbaceous borders including three patio/seating area. The walls are set with wisteria, honeysuckle and roses. There is a further raised herbaceous border along the rear boundary with climbers trained up the southerly facing brick wall including a vine. There is a screened children’s play area and a large greenhouse built in the Victorian style by Alitex of Torberry, England in 2007 with a flagged floor and a vine.

Between the greenhouse and the house is an Elizabethan style knot garden with low box hedges and inset planting and a stone water feature. There are two raised vegetable beds, outside taps and extensive watering system.  

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