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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Underhill, Woodhead Rd, Holme

Sold STC £700,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Unique 4 bedroom earth sheltered house
  • Site of almost 1 acre
  • South facing position
  • Delightful views
  • 4000 sq ft of accommodation
  • Detached garage
  • Once in a lifetime opportunity
  • Energy rating 19 (Band G)

Full description

Occupying a magnificent near south facing position with panoramic views over the Upper Holme Valley and rolling Pennine Hills of the Peak National Park is this most impressive and unique detached property. The house has been illustrated around the world as an important contributor to the development of the theory of Earth-Sheltering. It has been featured in Japan, Australia, United States and throughout Europe. It is award winning and the most celebrated house in the West Riding Section of the Peak District. Underground, yet flooded with sunlight the house is situated on a large site amounting to just under 1 acre and offers over 4000 square feet of accommodation.

Underhill, Woodhead Road, Holme - Underhill was constructed by well-known architect Arthur Quarmby for his own occupation and where the family has lived with unalloyed delight for 41 years. Unique in design, the house is situated within the Peak District and has been designed to take full advantage of the splendid views. Holme is a picturesque village with its own village school and delightful public house, The Fleece Inn. The property has an oil central heating system and double glazing. Possession of the property carries with it rights of turbary for peat digging in the locality.The property lies 22 miles from Manchester, 25 miles from Sheffield and 28 from Leeds.

The principle has been established of a small annexe for an elderly relative in the rose garden. Internally the house is beautifully designed around a central family recreation area with stone arches spanning over the swimming pool flooded with light from the 20 feet roof light above and the 20 feet sliding windows to the front from which to enjoy the magnificent views. Designed by the architect for his own family, the general concept offers a suite of rooms for 2 children, and a suite of rooms for the owners, together with additional dining area, breakfast kitchen, utility, music room, guest bedroom and shower room, and a stone vaulted Cave with peat fire. There are large beautifully landscaped gardens including an enclosed paddock together with detached double garage with workshop/boiler room and extensive parking area.

Accommodation -

Ground Floor -

Entrance Hall - With sliding circular door set within the grassy bank, large cloaks cupboard, central heating radiator.

Shower Room - With low flush w.c., pedestal wash basin and shower cubicle, fully tiled walls, extractor fan, central heating radiator.

Family Recreation Area - 50' x 40'9" (15.24m x 12.42m) - This is a truly magnificent central area incorporating the swimming pool and various lounge and seating areas. The main seating area has 20 wide sliding patio doors leading to the terrace and enjoying wonderful views of the rolling hills of the Upper Holme Valley and Peak District. The room features exposed natural stone arches spanning the swimming pool and carrying upon it a 20 octagonal room light which floods the room with natural light. There is exposed stone work to part of the walls and York stone flooring providing warm texture to the room. There are 3 central heating radiators.

Music Room - 20' x 12' (6.10m x 3.66m) - A delightful room which overlooks the family recreation area but has 12 sliding doors to create a separate music room or lounge as required by the successful purchaser. A large roof light provides natural light to the room and there is a central heating radiator.

The "Cave" - 13'6" average x 11'6" average (4.11m average x 3.5 - This is a purpose built conical shaped room with natural stone walls and open peat burning fire.

Bedroom 4 - 12' x 8'6" (3.66m x 2.59m) - A double bedroom often used by the present owners for guests and incorporating a large roof light, fitted wardrobes, central heating radiator. The bedroom adjoins the shower room/w.c. Leading from the entrance hall.

Dining Area - 10'4" x 10' (3.15m x 3.05m) - An attractive dining area open to the family recreation area and adjacent to the breakfast kitchen, central heating radiator.

Breakfast Kitchen - 13'4" x 10' (4.06m x 3.05m) - With sink unit, good range of laminated base units and wall cupboards with carrion work surface, built in double oven, 4-ring electric hob and extractor hood over, integrated fridge and dishwasher, window overlooking a delightful patio area.

Utility - 10' x 6' (3.05m x 1.83m) - With plumbing for automatic washing machine, entrance door leading to the patio area.

Children's Suite - A self-contained area containing 2 bedrooms, playroom, bathroom and pool plant room.

Playroom - 17'6" x 10' (5.33m x 3.05m) - With sliding patio doors giving access to a delightful side patio area, additional feature circular roof light.

Pool Plant Room - 6'4" x 5'6" (1.93m x 1.68m) - With pump and filter trip pump filtration system serving the heating swimming pool.

Bathroom - 7'6" x 5'6" (2.29m x 1.68m) - With 3 piece suite in white comprising vanity wash basin, low flush w.c., bath, fully tiled walls, extractor fan and central heating radiator.

Bedroom 2 - 12' x 7'10" (3.66m x 2.39m) - With window to the front and central heating radiator

Bedroom 3 - 12' x 7'10" (3.66m x 2.39m) - With window to the front and central heating radiator

Owner's Suite - A self-contained area containing the main bedroom, shower room, separate w.c., study/lounge area.

Bedroom 1 - 16' x 11' (12'3" max) (4.88m x 3.35m ( 3.73m max)) - With window overlooking the front garden, fitted wardrobes with mirror sliding doors, built in dressing table with drawers and mirror back, central heating radiator.

Shower Room - Being fully tiled and having a shower cubicle and heated towel rail.

Separate Wc - With suite in white comprising low flush w.c., vanity wash basins with cupboard below, bidet, extractor fan and central heating radiator.

Study - 16' x 11' (4.88m x 3.35m) - With 8 sliding patio doors leading to a terraced seating area, feature circular roof light, central heating radiator.

Outside - The house is set within a site of just under 1 acre. The driveway gives access to the detached double garage with extensive parking and turning area for at least 6 vehicles.
The detached double garage (18 x 166) has an electric roller shutter door and windows to 2 sides and electric light and power supply. A door at the rear of the garage leads to a workroom (11 x 10) with loft storage area over, windows to the side and rear, enamel sink unit with cold water supply, door to the rear. Adjoining the workroom is a self-contained boiler room with the oil fired boiler. The oil storage tank is situated nearby.

Energy Performance Rating - Rating 19 (Band G).

Viewing - Strictly by arrangements with William Sykes & Son

Directions - Take the A6024 Woodhead Road out of Holmfirth passing through Hinchliffe Mill and Holmbridge and continue towards Holme. The property will be found on the left just before Holme Castle. (HD9 2QE).

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