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4 bedroom manor house for sale

Colton Road, Temple Newsam

Withdrawn from Market £699,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Built in Jacobean era (1623)
  • Grade II Listed Building status
  • Steeped in history
  • Fine, handsome and unique family home
  • Lovely original features
  • Immense charm and character
  • Accommodation over three floors
  • Delightful landscaped gardens of very good size

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

AN OUTSTANDING and RARE OPPORTUNITY (previously for sale some forty years ago) to purchase this IMPOSING, DOUBLE FRONTED, PERIOD RESIDENCE built in the Jacobean era and individual in style and appearance and offering BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED, GENEROUS FAMILY ACCOMMODATION - the VERY IMPRESSIVE SIZE of which is IMPOSSIBLE TO ASSESS FROM THE OUTSIDE! This FINE, HANDSOME FAMILY HOME has GRADE II LISTED BUILDING STATUS and is STEEPED IN HISTORY - dating back to 1623 when it was "Whitkirk Manor House" where the courts of the manors of Whitkirk and Temple Newsam met and also where John Wesley reputedly preached in the grounds. There are MANY LOVELY PERIOD FEATURES creating IMMENSE CHARM and CHARACTER including exposed beams with King beams on the second floor and our client has successfully and sympathetically combined these with modern-day living requirements to create A UNIQUE HOME and one which is fitted and appointed to a high standard - reflecting obvious pride and pleasure in ownership. It has also BEEN TASTEFULLY EXTENDED and IMAGINATIVELY ALTERED to create VALUABLE ADDITIONAL SPACE and includes A RE-FITTED KITCHEN (2016) with adjoining breakfast-dining area and CONNECTING SUN LOUNGE in a very attractive, contemporary style, open plan arrangement - ideal for relaxed family living. There is EXCELLENT VERSATILITY IN THE LAYOUT and the way in which some of the rooms can be used (there are two bathrooms and two shower rooms including a ground floor bathroom and four toilets in total) and TWO OF THE BEDROOMS have an "EN-SUITE" FACILITY. The property is SET WELL BACK from the road - by virtue of a DEEP FRONTAGE and in addition to GARAGING FOR THREE CARS there is also EXTENSIVE CAR STANDING SPACE for at least EIGHT ADDITIONAL CARS. The DELIGHTFUL, WELL MAINTAINED, LANDSCAPED GARDENS OF VERY GOOD SIZE further enhance this lovely home and should certainly appeal to gardening enthusiasts and families alike.  

Situated in a sought-after and very convenient residential location, the property is within about a mile of excellent shopping facilities in Crossgates Centre where there is a choice of restaurants and other family amenities and the train station provides useful rail links, for the commuter, to York and Leeds. There is also easy access to the motorway network. The BEAUTIFUL EXTENSIVE GROUNDS OF TEMPLE NEWSAM HOUSE are barely half a mile and about 15 minute's walking distance from the property.  

DIRECTIONS: FROM CROSSGATES SHOPPING CENTRE near the railway station, proceed on the ring road (A6120) towards Whitkirk, for approximately two thirds of a mile until reaching the roundabout at the top of the hill. Follow the road all the way round to the right onto the B6159 towards Colton and continue forward for approximately a quarter of a mile until reaching the traffic lights opposite County Carpets. Turn left at this point into Colton Road, down the side of the Parish Church and continue forward beyond the mini-roundabout, when this property is then on the left SET WELL BACK FROM THE ROAD and with AN IMPRESSIVE WIDE and DEEP FRONTAGE. 



A couple of wide stone steps lead to a raised stone flagged terrace with stone balustrades, creating an imposing entrance and from where there is a studded oak front door - set in a dressed stone, arched shaped recess with the TEMPLAR CROSS above, immediately creating interest and character....which is sustained throughout this fine period residence.  

ENCLOSED RECEPTION VESTIBULE OF GOOD SIZE With colourful tiled floor and polished oak panelling to half wall height - complementing the front door and incorporating a bench seat beneath a three-sectional leaded patterned internal window. Useful under stairs cloaks hanging and storage cupboard with electric light and power point and twin bevel edge glass panelled doors provide access from the vestibule to the.... 

IMPOSING DINING HALL With a virtually full-width arch shaped aperture and exposed character beams to the high ceiling plus a sloping glass panel above part of the room and tall UPVC double glazed sealed unit window with patterned glass. Central heating radiator concealed behind a decorative oak framed fretwork cover plus a Myson heater and wall lights for added effect. 

WALK-IN BOILER ROOM/DRYING CUPBOARD Housing the Ideal Mexico central heating boiler. 

HALF-TILED BATHROOM With hardwood dado rail and Amtico floor and the four-piece white suite comprises metal bath with panel and dual-flow tap, pedestal wash basin, low suite WC and bidet. DEEP SHOWER CUBICLE with tinted glass door, body spray jets and large shower head plus hand-held shower and concealed lighting to the ceiling. Recessed airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder with slatted linen airing shelves. The ground floor bathroom also provides AN EXCELLENT FACILITY FOR GUESTS or for A DEPENDANT RELATIVE if required.  

DRAWING ROOM Which is A VERY ELEGANT, WELL-LIT ROOM OF GENEROUS PROPORTIONS with decorative leaded WINDOWS TO TWO WALLS providing very good natural light and different aspects and the main one of which has a fitted window seat and enjoys A LOVELY, SOUTHERLY FACING ASPECT OVER PART OF THE GARDEN. The front window has a deep display sill with central heating radiator beneath and both windows have FITTED OPERATING SHUTTERS. Feature exposed oak panelled floor, enhancing the charm and character and an individual stone fireplace with slate hearth (originally in the Butler's pantry!) and with marbled effect and the BAXI grate has a real flame coal effect gas fire inset. Recessed display/bookcase unit with drinks cabinet beneath and a second central heating radiator with oak framed decorative fretwork cover.  

SEPARATE FORMAL DINING ROOM Or could be a FAMILY SITTING ROOM/RELAXATION ROOM or even a BED-SITTING ROOM (for a dependant relative, as the ground floor bathroom previously described is very adjacent). There is cornice to the high ceiling and an ornate Inigo Jones style fire surround with light green slate interior and matching hearth and a most attractive feature and focal point of the room. Three-sectional tall leaded window to the front elevation with fitted window seat and shutters and central heating radiator in an oak framed decorative fretwork cover. There are twin glass panelled doors to/from the dining hall - so that the hall may be included to provide additional reception space, when entertaining, particularly for parties and larger family gatherings. 

KITCHEN AND ADJOINING BREAKFAST-SNACK AREA WITH CONNECTING SUN LOUNGE In a very attractive, contemporary style, open plan arrangement and ideal for family living and comprising;.... 

SUN LOUNGE With double glazed sealed unit windows TO ALL THREE SIDES providing EXCELLENT NATURAL LIGHT and SOME NATURAL WARMTH from the southerly facing aspect and an ideal place in which to sit and relax and enjoy the delightful private garden outlook. French style doors provide direct access to the Yorkshire stone patio areas and gardens and there is a ceramic tiled floor and skirting level radiators plus MYSON heater and light and ceiling fan. An arch shaped aperture leads to the connecting..... 

BREAKFAST-SNACK AREA With the continuation of the ceramic tiled floor from the sun lounge and which also extends into the kitchen to create a very appealing overall appearance. There is a wide four-sectional double glazed sealed unit window - matching the style of the windows in the sun lounge and also from where there is THE BENEFIT and PLEASURE OF A DELIGHTFUL OUTLOOK OVER THE MAIN GARDEN. Skirting level radiator plus a radiator on the opposite wall and an arch shaped aperture leading to the..... 

ADJOINING KITCHEN Which is WELL PLANNED and has BEEN TASTEFULLY RE-FITTED (Spring 2016) with a GENEROUS RANGE of base units with long quartz working surfaces and high black glass splash-back extending onto the window sills and providing an attractive contrast with the light coloured units and working surfaces. Twin white ceramic sinks with central dual-flow tap, WASTE DISPOSAL UNIT and single side drainer carved into the adjacent working surface plus adjacent QUOOKER tap providing boiling drinking water and consequently no need for a kettle! Concealed pull-out waste bins and a unit of wide drawers. BOSCH five-burner gas hob with Smeg extendable cooker hood and lights above and deep pan storage drawers beneath and with a unit at both ends with sliding pull-out racks to maximise the storage space and also for ease of access. STOVES double oven and eye-level Smeg microwave above and with further cupboard space over on a rising hinge mechanism. GORENJI fridge and freezer, integrated BOSCH automatic dishwasher, deep recessed shelved larder style unit with adjacent sliding pull-out metal basket storage racks and the units and drawers have the benefit of a SOFT CLOSING MECHANISM. Almost full length UPVC double glazed sealed unit windows above the sink and working areas plus LED down-lighters.  

THE LOVELY TURNED STAIRCASE Has a recessed, illuminated, glass fronted china/display cabinet with glass display shelves, adding interest. 


LIGHT LANDING Which is VIRTUALLY A ROOM IN ITSELF with space to display items of furniture and a window seat beneath the front window - adjacent to the fitted bookcase unit and central heating radiator with decorative fretwork cover. Oak spindled railings create a "GALLERIED" STYLE to the landing. 

TWIN OAK DOORS Complementing the oak spindled railings on the landing, provide access to..... 

THE MOST IMPRESSIVE MASTER SUITE Which is approached via a private lobby style area - from where there is curtained access to the.... 

BEDROOM OF VERY GOOD SIZE With character exposed heavy beam and leaded window to the southerly facing elevation with window seat and from where there is A VERY PLEASANT OPEN OUTLOOK and DISTANT VIEW plus A LOVELY WIDE EXPANSE OF SKYLINE. There are also French style doors to the side elevation providing additional natural light and a different aspect from the room. Recessed floor to ceiling wardrobe and central heating radiator with decorative fretwork cover. 

THE DRESSING ROOM OR SINGLE BEDROOM Would be ideal for a young child - to be adjacent to the master bedroom, is also approached via a curtained entrance and has the continuation of the character beam, wide leaded window to the front elevation with built-in window seat and WALK-IN FLOOR TO CEILING WARDROBE with shelves and electric light. Further fitted wardrobes either side of a vanity area with chest of drawers and concealed light above. Central heating radiator with decorative fretwork cover. 

SMART HALF TILED BATHROOM Which is EN-SUITE WITH THE MASTER BEDROOM and has a white suite comprising VIVERA deep double ended bath in a tiled surround and with WHIRLPOOL SPA FEATURE, corner chrome dual flow tap plus a hand-held shower. Oval shaped wash hand basin in a deep recess and with colourful granite surround and mirror fronted recessed toiletries cabinets to three sides and lights above, low suite WC with concealed cistern and GEBERIT dual flush and bidet. Window with patterned glass for privacy and fan inset and THE ADVANTAGE OF UNDERFLOOR HEATING to the tiled floor. 

FURTHER LANDING AREA Adjacent to the main landing, with central heating radiator in a decorative fretwork cover and with fitted bookcase. There is access from this further landing area to the "GUEST SUITE" which comprises DOUBLE BEDROOM with a SHOWER ROOM OPPOSITE (providing virtually AN EN-SUITE FACILITY) and as described below.... 

BEDROOM OF IMPRESSIVE SIZE With fitted unit of drawers and wash hand basin with illuminated mirror above and toiletries cabinet beneath. There is a beautiful stained glass leaded panel - set at an angle and adding interest to the room and window seat beneath the three-sectional leaded window to the front, westerly facing elevation with adjacent central heating radiator and display alcove above. Fitted recessed wardrobe plus a separate WALK-IN WARDROBE....virtually only the bed required to complete the room!  

FULLY TILED SHOWER ROOM With raised tiled shower cubicle which has a sliding folding glass door, low suite WC, pedestal wash basin with illuminated, arch shaped mirror above and a light on either side and bidet. Tall window with patterned glass for privacy and incorporating a deep display sill with central heating radiator beneath.  

Twin doors provide access to a..... 

CONCEALED STAIRCASE At the foot of which is a concealed, curtained cloaks hanging alcove and at the top of the stairs there is a central heating radiator and wide recessed wardrobe with twin doors.  

"STUDIO" STYLE BEDROOM With fitted chest of drawers and linen storage cabinet with vanity top. There is also access to useful eaves storage space with electric light and double power point. Feature exposed King beams and a couple of steps leading to the adjoining... 

"EN-SUITE" SHOWER AREA In an open plan arrangement with the bedroom and with a tiled shower cubicle with sliding folding glass door, wash hand basin with ceramic tiled back and toiletries storage cabinets beneath. Sottini FOURTH WC, extractor fan, halogen spotlights and long, secondary glazed skylight window.

This arrangement would potentially be ideal for a teenager within the family to have their own private space on the second floor. 


FRONT: EXTENSIVE YORKSHIRE STONE FLAGGED FORECOURT providing SPACE FOR AT LEAST UP TO EIGHT CARS TO STAND and approached via electrically operated, remote controlled decorative wrought iron gates and with very well stocked raised shrubbery beds plus an interesting variety of mature trees. 

TWO CAR (SIDE BY SIDE) GARAGE With electrically operated, remote controlled up and over door, power, water and electric light.

There is also A GARAGE (providing garaging for a third car) with access from Colton Road. 

TILED LAUNDRY-UTILITY ROOM With a connecting door from the main garage and also with a UPVC DOUBLE GLAZED SEALED UNIT DOOR TO/FROM THE GARDEN with adjacent clothes drying area. There are also UPVC double glazed sealed unit windows plus UPVC panelled ceiling and two modern matching single drainer stainless steel inset sinks, each with base units beneath plus a range of wall units, plumbing for washing machine, space for freezer and vent for tumble dryer.  

THE DELIGHTFUL, WELL MAINTAINED, LANDSCAPED GARDENS to the side and rear of the property should certainly appeal to gardening enthusiasts and families alike and comprise;....sun-trap Yorkshire stone flagged patio areas with space for garden relaxation furniture, barbecue equipment and also for tubs of shrubs and plant displays and with adjacent well stocked raised flower beds in stone walled surrounds.  

REAR: Mainly lawn garden with an interesting variety of specimen trees and mature shrubbery as well as lovely concealed garden areas with walk-ways and footpaths and also ideal for "hide and seek" type games.  

PLEASE NOTE: The extent of the property and its boundaries are subject to verification by an inspection of the deeds. 

VIEWING ARRANGEMENTS: Strictly by appointment through Walker Smale's North Leeds Property Showroom, telephone 0113-2785812. 

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