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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Folly Lane, Thurlstone

Withdrawn from Market £900,000

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Tenure: Freehold

A stunning 18th Century country home set within grounds of approximately 2 acres including private gardens; which in turn are wrapped within glorious Pennine countryside offering the most idyllic of settings.

Belle Royd Farm presents versatile accommodation. The approach sets the scene creating a wonderful first impression whilst the welcoming accommodation commands breath-taking views in all directions. The property retains original period features throughout; the living kitchen opens direct onto the garden terrace inviting the outdoors inside whilst all bedrooms command far reaching views. Local services and amenities are easily accessible, as is the popular market town of Penistone, whilst the M1 motorway and surrounding commercial centres are within a short drive. In short a stunning character home enjoying an idyllic countryside setting yet within a short drive of 'every day hustle and bustle'. 

Ground Floor A centrally positioned hallway is accessed from the front courtyard, has a staircase rising to the first-floor level and gives access to the Lounge, sitting room and offers a glimpse of the rear garden through the Dining room. To the ground floor to the main house presents four reception rooms; the Lounge having windows to front and rear aspects allowing excellent levels of natural light to flow indoors whilst highlighting original period features such as exposed beams and a beautiful inglenook style fireplace; themes which continue throughout. French doors open onto the rear garden. The Sitting room has a window to the front commanding stunning views. The snug offers generous proportions, commands impressive views and has a back staircase to the first floor whilst the dining room opens to the rear garden. The living kitchen is perhaps the hub of the home commanding rural views to the front whilst French doors immediately open to the garden terrace creating an idyllic place to entertain. A generous utility ensures washing and drying facilities are kept separate from the main house whilst also acting as a divide to the adjoining cottage. A spiral staircase leads to the first-floor office. 

First Floor A landing to the expanse of the rear of the house opens to the original 5 bedrooms; all commanding stunning views and presenting features such as exposed beams and feature fireplaces'. The first floor offers two separate bathrooms and access is given to the home office which is versatile in orientation; acts as a first-floor divide to the cottage, has windows to three elevations all commanding long distance rural views and offers to potential to create a boutique style Master suite of leisure room. 

Cottage A stunning 1 bedroom cottage which can be incorporated and used as part of the main house or alternatively can stand independently, ideal for a self-contained guest / teenage or granny suite. The area commands a high level of tourism resulting in a holiday let potential or alternatively as an assured shorthold we would suggest a monthly income of circa £800.  

Accommodation The cottage has an impressive self-contained reception hall, generous lounge with feature fire place and a modern kitchen with granite work surfaces and a full complement of appliances. The first floor has both a generous bedroom and a bathroom accessed of a spacious landing. 

External The property enjoys a privileged rural setting, approached via an idyllic country lane leading through glorious countryside immediately presenting an impressive introduction to the lifestyle that Belle Royd presents. The lane opens to a pea gravelled courtyard presenting the first glimpse of this country home providing off road parking for several vehicles whilst giving access to the east elevation of the house where there is a substantial concrete hard standing providing additional parking for several vehicles. An open fronted double garage provides additional covered parking with a further bay housing a single stable. To the immediate rear elevation is a privately enclosed lawned garden with a stone flagged terrace. The garden itself is wrapped within a hedged boundary displays a varying degree of established trees and in turn adjoins the paddock. The grounds in total measure approximately 2 acres and are wrapped by glorious Pennine countryside offering 360 degree views capturing an outlook towards Scout Dike reservoir in one direction whilst the church tower of Penistone church can be seen in the other. 

Additional Information A freehold property with oil fired central heating, a septic tank and mains water and electric. An extremely rural footpath passes down the driveway of the property; this is used by serious walkers, ramblers and the like. This footpath also serves the home superbly giving a truly enchanting walk around the reservoir, this footpath has served the family superbly well over the years. 

DIRECTIONS From Junction 37 of The M1 Motorway follow the A628 Whinby Road by-passing Dodworth and proceed through Silkstone, Hoylandswaine and into Penistone. At the traffic lights continue onto Thurlstone Road. Thurlstone Road becomes Manchester Road. On entering the village of Thurlstone turn right onto Towngate continuing straight ahead onto Ingbirchworth Road. At the top of the road Ingbirchworth Road becomes Folly Lane follow Folly Lane onwards for approximately 1 mile before turning right. Proceed straight ahead and into the Courtyard of Belle Royd Farm. 

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15 February 2018


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