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6 bedroom character property for sale

Lower Cumberworth, Lower Cumberworth, HD8

Offers in Region of £2,450,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning Family Home
  • Approx 21 Acres
  • In Heart Of Countryside
  • Outbuildings/Annexes
  • 5 Bedrooms, 2 En-Suites
  • Superbly Presented
  • See Sales Brochure
  • Viewing Essential

Full description

A BEAUTIFUL AND WELCOMING HOME SET IN APPROX. 21 ACRES IN A LOCATION THAT IS QUITE SIMPLY SUPERB. Within the heart of lovely countryside, an extremely long driveway leads to the property with its delightful grounds that combines ponds, fields, small woodlands and outbuildings. Superbly refurbished over recent years, Kirkstyles offers near perfection in terms of size, location, style and fittings. The accommodation includes house keeper's annexe, separate barn with permission to create an annexed cottage, home offices over the triple garaging, and garden room. Comprises:- hall, drawing room, sitting room, snug, dining room, kitchen opening through to orangery, cinema room, gym, two w.c's, utility/boot room, first floor landing being galleried to two areas, bedroom 1 with dressing room and en-suite, four further bedrooms, one with en-suite, and house bathroom. Travelling times: M1 approx 14 mins and Wakefield Westgate train station approx 25 mins with trains to London Kings Cross approx 1 hour 47 mins.



Floor Plan

Aerial Image

Please note, not to scale. Boundaries are approximate and for illustrative purposes only.



A beautiful stone entrance porch being open fronted with a fine stone arch gives access to the entrance porch.

Entrance Porch

This has stone mullioned leaded and glazed windows to either side and stone flagged flooring. It gives shelter to the sturdy timber and glazed entrance door which leads through to the property's accommodation.

Staircase Hall

5.44m(17'10'') max x 5.26m(17'3'') max

This fine feature of the home sets the scene for the grandeur and quality of accommodation that is about to be viewed. Being full height, this two storey area enjoys a fabulous amount of natural light courtesy of broad banks of lateral mullioned windows with the upper portions being coloured and leaded glazed. There is also a timber and glazed door giving direct access out to the rear gardens. The hall features two period style central heating radiators, an open fire within a carved minstrel style fireplace, various lighting points, a wonderful shaped ceiling with delightful carved timber work on display and a fine chandelier point. The beautiful polished timber staircase rising to the galleried landing is both intricate and delightful with heavy carved newel posts, spindle balustrading, polished timber handrails and polished panelling, all creating a super effect. From here a doorway leads through to the inner hallway.

Inner Hallway

This as the floor layout plan is a most useful; hallway. It is beautifully presented with broad oak boarded flooring, inset spotlighting to the ceiling, a period central heating radiator and a window at the head of the hallway giving a pleasant view out over the patios, fields and beyond. There is a lobby off with useful storage space which gives access to the downstairs w.c.

Downstairs W.C.

Beautifully decorated, this has a window enjoying a pleasant view, a Shanks low level w.c, a Shanks pedestal wash hand basin, a period style central heating radiator, an automatic extractor fan and inset spotlighting to the ceiling.

A timber and glazed door from the inner hallway and also from the staircase hallway leads through to the drawing room.

Drawing Room

7.92m(26'0'') approx x 6.71m(22'0'') approx

This is a large and impressive room with three large windows and centrally located glazed doors, all of which give a large amount of natural light to the room and super views out over the gardens and beyond. With coving to the ceiling, the room has a variety of lighting points and period style central heating radiators. It should be noted that the owners intention was always to create this into a fine formal room, however the fireplace has not yet been installed and the room has become a general family playroom. It is currently home for a grand piano, table tennis, pool table and desk.

Sitting Room

6.35m(20'10'') approx x 4.62m(15'2'') approx

With twin windows giving an outlook to the front, and further twin windows giving a beautiful view out over the property's rear gardens, this welcoming room has a heavily beamed ceiling, a period style central heating radiator and a fine stone fireplace. This with a raised hearth, stone cheeks and a stone header is home for an open fired grate. The room has a variety of wall light points.

A timber and glazed door leads through to the cinema room.

Cinema Room

5.92m(19'5'') approx x 4.62m(15'2'') approx

This which was formed some years ago from the barn has a large former barn door which gives a fabulous amount of light and pleasant views out over the gardens and courtyard. It has a minstrel gallery overlooking from the first floor level and wonderful roof construction beams and timbers on display. The room has two further windows giving a pleasant view out over the property's rear gardens. It is wired for sound (like much of the home) and has provisions for a wall mounted TV.


6.35m(20'10'') approx x 4.62m(15'2'') approx

Once again, this is a gorgeous room with wonderful beams and timbers on display, twin windows giving a pleasant outlook over the driveway, gardens and fields beyond, and a fine oak fireplace with a raised stone flagged hearth, an oak surround including a mantel and all is home for an open fired grate. There is a period style central heating radiator and a variety of wall light points. This room also gives access to the cellars via a staircase. A further set of broad steps from this room lead down to the dining room.

Dining Room

5.44m(17'10'') approx x 4.62m(15'2'') approx

This fabulous dining room has broad oak boarded flooring and an opening through to the kitchen and orangery. There are windows giving a pleasant outlook to the front and a period style central heating radiator. Once again there are fabulous beams to the ceiling and a superb stone fireplace which with stone cheeks and header with a stone backcloth and a raised flagged hearth. All is home for an open fired grate. As previously mentioned a broad opening with exposed stonework gives access through to the fabulous dining living kitchen.

Living Kitchen/Orangery

50 percent of this room is a high grade Amdega orangey. The combination of the two are simply stunning. With the broad oak boarded flooring and the combination of the original room with its high ceiling height and the orangey again with a high ceiling height being completely glazed is fabulous. It is fitted with automatic roof ventilation. With views out over the property's garden and land, this orangey has glazed doors leading out to the property's enormous stone flagged patio with further gardens adjoining. Only by viewing will the combination of high quality workmanship, stunning location and enormous proportions be fully appreciated. The kitchen is a hand built Mark Wilkinson's Cooks kitchen and has granite working surfaces to the main, with the island unit being home for a four oven Aga. This in white has the usual warming ovens and electric hot plate to the other side. There is a Franke stainless steel sink with a stylish mixer tap over, an integrated Mielle dishwasher, a raised plinth and provisions for a large fridge freezer. There is a breakfast bar, glazed display cabinets and fine fittings. The room has an everyday entrance door being of a stable style which is in part glazed. The kitchen also incorporates a concealed TV within the units themselves which can be lifted and rotated as required.

Living Kitchen/Orangery

Utility Room

3.78m(12'5'') approx x 3.10m(10'2'') approx

This has oak boarded flooring and is of a particularly good size with a period style central heating radiator, a stable style door giving access out to the rear gardens, plumbing for an automatic washing machine, space for a dryer, inbuilt units with a polished timber surface, a ceramic sink and a bank of exceptionally useful cupboards. These are shelved and have hanging rails for coat storage and the like.

An open staircase with spindle balustrading leads from the snug down to the former cellars.

Cellars/Office Area

These three areas have been extensively upgraded in recent times and provide super office space with polished oak boarded flooring and exposed antique brickwork to the vaulted ceilings. The plastered and decorated walls make this space particularly welcoming. It has a timber and glazed door looking out into a light well, stone shelving to one area with inset spotlighting to the ceiling, and a fine wine store to the remaining area with brick and stone shelving to the full ceiling height. This store also gives a clear demonstration of the significant amount of improvement work that has been carried out in recent times to the infrastructure of the home, whereby wiring, plumbing and heating systems have all been modernised to a particularly high specification. Indeed, it should be mentioned that the house is wired for sound throughout.

From the cinema room, a doorway gives access through to a lobby.


This with separate entrance courtesy of a stable style door has a high level window, beautiful travertine polished flooring and gives access to the following accommodation.


3.18m(10'5'') approx x 2.62m(8'7'') approx

This has a window enjoying a pleasant view out over the property's gardens and inset spotlighting to the ceiling.

Additional Store

This is also home for extensive plumbing and sound system infrastructure work. These cupboards are sure to impress those of a technical nature.

Additional W.C.

This is fitted with a low level w.c, a pedestal wash hand basin, polished flooring, inset spotlighting to the ceiling and an extractor fan.

A doorway leads through to the house keeper's annexe.

House Keeper'S Annexe

This L shaped room has provisions for a kitchen area to the rear and a living area to the front. It has always been the owners intention for this to be a flexible guest accommodation or house keeper's area. It has an adjoining bedroom which has three windows giving a large amount of natural light. There is an en-suite shower room with Grohe shower fittings and a corner shower cubicle, a low level w.c and a pedestal wash hand basin, all of Jacuzzi manufacture. There is a window giving a pleasant view out over the property's gardens and inset spotlighting to the ceiling. Please note, due to the separate access door as previously mentioned, this house keeper's accommodation can be self contained and provide two bedrooms if the gymnasium was incorporated. Please see floor layout plan.

From the staircase hall, access via the imposing and gently rising staircase leads up to the first floor landing.

First Floor Landing

This has a galleried balustraded area overlooking the staircase hall and a further minstrel style gallery overlooking the cinema room and the upper portions of the former barn door which, now glazed, gives fine views out over the gardens. There are wonderful beams and timbers on display and a large number of windows giving delightful views out over the gardens and fields beyond.

Main Bedroom Suite

6.88m(22'7'') approx x 4.78m(15'8'') approx

The main bedroom suite is positioned to one end of the home in the former barn. There are wonderful beams on display and a high angled ceiling line. The main bedroom enjoys windows to both the front and rear, and a variety of lighting points. A broad opening with steps lead up to the dressing room.

Dressing Room

4.62m(15'2'') approx x 3.78m(12'5'') approx

This also has wonderful beams and a high ceiling height. The dressing room is equipped with inbuilt furniture, display shelving, hanging rails, hat shelves, drawers and the like. There are two period style roof lights, a pleasant window giving a lovely view out over the property's gardens and a doorway which leads through to the en-suite.


4.57m(15'0'') approx x 2.82m(9'3'') approx

This is fitted with a wet room shower area, a bidet, a concealed cistern w.c, twin wash hand basins of Duravit manufacture, polished limestone flooring and steps leading up to the sunken bath. This impressive bath is of Jacuzzi manufacture and has the usual fittings including lighting, shower attachment, etc.

Bedroom 2

4.17m(13'8'') approx x 3.51m(11'6'') approx

This is often used as a guest bedroom. It is a delightful double room with beams to the ceiling, a bank of mullioned windows giving a lovely view out over the front garden, a concealed central heating radiator, super timbers on display, a walk in dressing room/wardrobe appropriately fitted with shelving and a hanging rail, a high level ceiling, inset spotlighting and a beam on display.


This has a Vernon Tutbury wash hand basin, a low level w.c, a shower cubicle, beams to the ceiling, inset spotlighting, a period central heating radiator and twin windows giving a pleasant view to the front.

Bedroom 3

4.80m(15'9'') approx x 4.19m(13'9'') approx

This is a super room with a high angled and beamed ceiling, a period style fireplace, a wash hand basin with stylish cupboards beneath, a variety of lighting points, a concealed central heating radiator and a bank of three mullioned windows enjoying lovely views over the front gardens.

Bedroom 4

5.49m(18'0'') max x 4.67m(15'4'') max

This is a terrific room with a high angled and beamed ceiling, two sets of twin mullioned windows giving lovely views, concealed central heating radiators, a period style fireplace and all is decorated to a high standard.

Bedroom 5

4.57m(15'0'') approx x 3.53m(11'7'') approx

This is a delightful room with a super view out over the property's gardens and fields to the rear courtesy of twin windows and a concealed central heating radiator.

House Bathroom

4.06m(13'4'') max x 2.44m(8'0'') max

This is fitted with a four piece suite and is beautifully presented with two windows giving pleasant views. There is a high level ceiling line with beams on display, inset spotlighting, a Vernon Tutbury pedestal wash hand basin, a low level w.c, a ball and claw foot double ended bath with a chrome Victorian style hand held mixer tap/shower unit, a separate shower cubicle with high specification Grohe fittings, a heated towel rail, a period style central heating radiator, polished timber boarded flooring and a useful store cupboard.

Externally, the home has a large amount of outbuildings.


Offices/Garages/Garden Room

Outbuildings Floor Plan

Garden Room

5.64m(18'6'') approx x 3.30m(10'10'') approx

This commands a fine position with a high ceiling height and banks of glazing and timber and glazed doors which give wonderful views back across towards the home itself and also over the property's manicured gardens and pond in the distance. It is immediately adjoined by a beautiful stone flagged patio. This with walling to two sides is a fine party space. It is also plumbed and wired for a kitchenette if required.


Above the triple garaging there is substantial office space. This is accessed courtesy of a lobby. This lobby space is near in completion and is currently acting as a garden store. It has three windows and a w.c. and wash hand basin to one corner. A turning staircase rises up to a first floor landing. This has windows to both the front and rear and a doorway opening leads into office area 1.

Office Area 1

5.87m(19'3'') approx x 5.64m(18'6'') approx

This has a high angled ceiling, exposed brickwork, timber boarded flooring, four windows and a timber and glazed door giving an outlook to the front.

Office Area 2

5.64m(18'6'') approx x 3.30m(10'10'') approx

This has a timber boarded floor, a high ceiling height and a window giving an outlook to the front. These two rooms have a huge amount of potential for a variety of uses depending upon individual purchaser's requirements.

Coach House

This two storey building has had plans drawn for the conversion of a two bedroom cottage. This has planning permission in place. It has windows overlooking the courtyard and is currently used as household storage space.

Coach House

The ground floor measures 28'2 x 14'3 approx.

Boiler Room

This in many respects serves as a plant room. It is home for the oil fired central heating boilers.

Yard Area

This having been levelled some years ago provides yard space to serve the adjoining land and offers a great deal of potential. It is currently home for the vendor's chicken run.


From Coal Pit Lane an unassuming entrance gives access to the beautiful long driveway. This in its initial part has a public footpath over it and leads through to the gates which lead up to the main entrance driveway. This delightful driveway passes through mature trees and well cared for lawns and reaches to the beautifully crafted driveway in front of the home. This with stone cobbles and granite areas is a fine feature to the home and gives broad access and parking and leads through to the upper courtyard.

Upper Courtyard

This is enclosed by the upper portion of the property itself and the previously described outbuildings. Once again this has a gravelled surface and a stone flagged surround. All of which indicates the quality that has been achieved here.


The home is blessed with a large variety of garden areas. To the front there are relaxed lawns with mature shrubs and trees. These lead down to the large duck pond. This duck pond with beautiful surroundings also has a stone waterfall and a stone flagged bridge which leads over to the beck. This beck runs down the lower section of the front gardens. The more formal gardens are positioned to the rear of the home and enjoy the afternoon and evening sun. These beautifully landscaped gardens have enormous areas of natural stone flagged patios, a delightful fish pond and shaped lawns. The upper most of which is within circular stone walling with inset lighting. This is a fine feature to the garden. The gardens are beautifully presented with flowering beds, mature trees and shrubbery and all enjoys the utmost of privacy. The gardens also allow one to look back upon this delightful home where many points of architectural interest can be enjoyed and indeed its sheer size and magnitude.







As previously mentioned, the property stands in approximately 21 acres of land. The fields surround the home and the fields themselves are surrounded by other mature woodland/agricultural land. There is a railway line in the distance. This is concealed and provides a true railway children setting. The fields are securely bounded with a combination of timber fencing and stone walling. There are small amounts of wooded areas and the fields are appropriately divided. The home occupies an unusual location and is positioned well away from any busy main road and therefore it is without doubt a home occupying a true tranquil location.




As previously mentioned, the initial part of the driveway does have a public footpath over it. This then runs across a field and provides the owners a delightful walk across the railway line and over nearby farmland and woodland heading up towards Upper Cumberworth and beyond.

Additional Details

General Information

The property has been upgraded significantly over recent years and the infrastructure of the home is first rate. The home is built of mellow Yorkshire stone and lies principally beneath stone slate roofing, and has external lighting.

Surround Sound

The house is virtually wired for sound throughout.

Central Heating

The property has oil fired central heating. There is under floor heating to the ground floor in the cinema room, gym, store, w.c and nanny annexe, and to the first floor on the landing and to the entire main bedroom suite.

Double Glazing

The property is double glazed where appropriate.


The property has an alarm system.


Carpets, curtains and certain other extras may be available by separate negotiation.


If you require further information about this property please contact the office or email the negotiator:


For an appointment to view, please contact the office.


From Holmfirth follow the A635 Station Road into the centre of New Mill. Bear left onto Penistone Road and proceed up the hill to the crossroads by The Sovereign public house. Go straight ahead onto Barnsley Road heading into Upper Cumberworth. Turn left onto Cumberworth Lane and proceed towards Lower Cumberworth where the road becomes Shelley Woodhouse Lane. Coal Pit Lane can be found on the left, with the property being located approximately halfway down with its long driveway leading off to the left.
Please be aware that the property has two postcodes. For Sat-Nav purposes, HD8 8PJ will take you right up to the property. HD8 8PL will take you to the beginning of the lane.

Travelling Times

To the M1 (West Bretton) - 7 miles / 14 minutes
To the M62 (Ainley Top) - 11 miles / 30 minutes
To Leeds Bradford Airport - 34 miles / 50 minutes
To Leeds city centre - 22 miles / 30 minutes
To Manchester Airport - 37 miles / 57 minutes
To Manchester city centre - 32 miles / 50 minutes
To Wakefield Westgate Train Station - 13 miles / 25 minutes
Via train from Wakefield Westgate train station to London Kings Cross train station - 1 hour 47 minutes
The home also has ease of access to excellent state and private schools.

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Mortgage Advice

Simon Blyth Estate Agents understand that getting appropriate mortgage advice is a crucial part of the home buying process. Finding a suitable mortgage has always been something of a daunting experience which is why we would like to introduce you to our independant mortgage advisors. They provide tailored mortgage solutions through a wealth of experience in the mortgage and property market and offer access to the full unrestricted range of products available.
Our advisors are dedicated to providing ongoing guidance and advice throughout the entire house purchase process keeping you, your estate agent and solicitor involved with continual updates on the progress. Once in your new home they will be available for ongoing support to build a long term relationship for your future mortgage planning.
Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.
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Important Notes

When we were asked to place the property on the market, certain information was not verified. In particular none of the services or fittings and equipment have been tested and we are therefore unable to give warranties of any kind. The British weather is essentially variable, appropriate advice as to local weather conditions should be sought before purchase. (This is a standard statement on all our brochures due to the Property Misdescriptions act).


Please note that all measurements are for general guidance purposes only. The measurements are approximate, there is a six inch measurement tolerance. Also due to variations and tolerances in metric and imperial measurements, measurements contained in the particulars must not be relied upon for ordering carpets, furniture etc.

Boundary Ownership

The boundary ownerships and tenure of this property have not been checked on the title deeds for any discrepancies or rights of way if any. (This is a standard statement on all our brochures due to the Property Misdescriptions act).

Floor Plan

Sketch plan for illustrative purposes only.
All measurements, walls, doors and windows fittings and appliances, their sizes and locations are shown conventionally and are approximate only, and cannot be regarded as being a representation either by the Seller, his agent nor hms Design.
(c) Drawing by hms design: Unauthorised reproduction prohibited

Office Opening Times

Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 5.30pm / Saturday: 9.00am - 4.30pm / Sunday: 11.00am - 4.00pm


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Added on Rightmove:
16 July 2011

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