For sale by auction at Leeds fc, Elland Road, Leeds on 19th July 2013 at 12.30pm.
A magnificent Grade II* listed circa 1653 six bedroom Jacobean manor house, steeped in local history. Sympathetically restored retaining many stunning original features, this unique property has regained its former glory. The property is set in a semi rural secluded location surrounded by lawned gardens, screened by hedging and mature fruit trees. Approached by a driveway with turning area, ample parking for several vehicles and an external stone store outbuilding. There is additional adjacent land amounting to approximately 1 acre which is available by separate negotiation. Unstone is conveniently placed on the outskirts of Dronfield close to local shops and amenities, within excellent school catchment and within easy commutable access from the Dronfield bypass to Sheffield, Chesterfield and the M1 links to major commercial cities.
The accommodation comprises entrance lobby, dining kitchen, cloakroom/WC, dining hall with stone fireplace, inner hallway, sitting room with oak panelled walls and open fireplace, galleried landing. At first floor four bedrooms, family bathroom and shower room. At second floor, recreation room, two further bedrooms and shower room.
Entrance to the property is through a wooden entrance door, previously the rear entrance, opening into the entrance lobby which has a quarry tiled floor, exposed timber beamed ceiling, glazed leaded panels and central heating radiator. The main front door to the property which opens into the dining hall has the original date stone above.
With front facing leaded window, low flush WC and wall hung wash hand basin. Quarry tiled floor and central heating radiator.
L-Shaped Kitchen 19' 2" longest point x 17' widest point ( 5.84m longest point x 5.18m widest point )
With dual aspect stone mullioned leaded windows with window seat beneath. The focal point of the room is an imposing stone arch inglenook fireplace with inset cast iron gas stove on a flagged hearth with access to the priest hole. Exposed stone walls and timber beamed ceiling with stone flagged floor. The kitchen comprises oak wall and base units with leaded display cabinets and shelving, tiled work surface and inset stainless steel sink and mixer tap. The integrated appliances include an electric oven, halogen hob with oak canopy extractor hood above and dishwashing machine. Space and plumbing for an automatic washing machine. Wooden turning staircase leads to the first floor.
Dining Hall 19' 2" x 18' 5" ( 5.84m x 5.61m )
A stunning formal dining hall with front facing stone mullioned leaded window with window seat beneath. Impressive patterned stone flag flooring throughout, reported to be the second remaining floor like it in Derbyshire. Exposed ceiling beams, central heating radiator and wood panelled door opening to the priest hole. There is also a stone fireplace and hearth housing a wrought iron fire grate. Raised dias which is 8ft 10 x 7ft 7. With rear and side facing stone mullioned leaded windows. It is reputed that from the opening window local taxes, dues and demands were paid to the lord of the manor. The local would approach the rear of the property from an original pathway leading form the old road. Historic patterned stone flagged floor, understairs storage cupboard with panelled doors and turning staircase leading to the first floor.
With continued patterned stone flagged floor, wood panelled wall and storage cupboard.
L-Shaped Sitting Room 21' 8" longest point x 17' 10" widest point ( 6.60m longest point x 5.44m widest point )
A well proportioned formal sitting room with a heavy wood panelled door, with front and side facing stone mullioned leaded windows, oak panelled walls and panelled chimney breast with a stone flagged hearth and open cast iron fire grate. Decorative cornice, stripped plank flooring, television point and two central heating radiators.
First Floor Galleried Landing 12' 9" x 12' 10" ( 3.89m x 3.91m )
From the raised dias the principle turning staircase leads to the first floor galleried landing. With front and side facing stone mullioned leaded window and deep sills, exposed timber beams, oak panelled wall and stripped plank flooring.
Master Bedroom One 18' 6" x 14' 10" ( 5.64m x 4.52m )
A spacious master bedroom with front facing stone mullioned leaded window with deep sill overlooking the garden. Oak panelled wall, exposed stone and exposed timber beams. Wooden fire surround with decorative inset cast iron open fire grate, stripped plank floor and central heating radiator.
Bedroom Two 17' 10" x 10' ( 5.44m x 3.05m )
With rear facing stone mullioned leaded window, stripped plank floor and central heating radiator.
Bedroom Three 12' 8" x 10' 10" ( 3.86m x 3.30m )
With side facing stone mullioned leaded window and deep sill, with stripped plank floor and central heating radiator.
Bedroom Four 15' 5" x 8' 9" ( 4.70m x 2.67m )
With front facing stone mullioned leaded window and deep sill, exposed timber beams, decorative leaded stained glass panel and central heating radiator. An oak door opens into a storage cupboard also with front facing stone mullioned window with deep sill and exposed timber beams.
Family Bathroom 8' 6" x 6' 6" ( 2.59m x 1.98m )
Comprising corner Jacuzzi bath, close coupled WC, vanity wash hand basin and bidet. Fully tiled with stone mullioned leaded window, central heating radiator and shaver point.
A large shower enclosure with overhead Mira electric shower, folding glass screen and central heating radiator.
A secondary staircase rises from the kitchen to the first floor hallway and a further short staircase leads to:
With plenty of natural light, built into the roof space with dual aspect stone mullioned leaded windows, exposed original cruck beam and roof timbers and stone walling. Stripped plank floor and storage cupboard housing the gas central heating boiler.
A staircase rises from the galleried landing to:
Second Floor Landing
With front facing stone mullioned leaded window, exposed roof timbers and stripped plank flooring.
Bedroom Five 18' 7" x 17' 11" ( 5.66m x 5.46m )
An irregular shaped room built into the roof space with front aspect stone mullioned leaded window, exposed roof timber and stone work with an oak half panelled wall.
Bedroom Six 18' 3" x 11' 10" ( 5.56m x 3.61m )
An irregular shaped room built into the roof space with front aspect stone mullioned leaded window, stripped plank floor and under eaves storage cupboard.
With rear facing stone mullioned leaded window comprising corner shower enclosure with glass doors and overhead electric Mira shower, low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin and stripped plank flooring.
Exterior And Gardens
A driveway leads from the main Chesterfield Road into a gravel driveway sweeping past the house to a parking area and access to the detached stone outbuilding. To the rear of the property is a paved courtyard and seating area with raised flower beds, there is also a side paved terrace overlooking the surrounding countryside and farmland. To the front of the property is a lawned garden screened by mature trees and hedges with dry stone walling, specimen shrubs and fruit trees.
Outbuilding 11' x 14' 8" ( 3.35m x 4.47m )
A detached stone outbuilding with stable door and side facing window.
There is additional adjacent land amounting to approximately 1 acre which is available by separate negotiation and is suitable for equestrian use.
Conditions Of Sale
The Conditions of Sale will be deposited at the offices of the auctioneers and vendors solicitors seven days prior to sale and the purchaser shall be deemed to have knowledge of same whether inspected or not. Any questions relating to them must be raised prior to 12.00 noon. Prospective purchasers are advised to check with the auctioneers before the sale that the property is neither sold nor withdrawn.
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The sale of each lot is subject to a contract documentation charge of £500.00 + vat (£600) payable on the fall of the hammer.
Guidance notes are set out in the catalogue in relation to auction property, particularly from a purchasing perspective. A catalogue, which also contains the Order of Sale, may be obtained from the auctioneers office.
Any offer made prior to the sale must still adhere to the auction conditions. Please note that we cannot accept and exchange any offers the week prior to the auction. Offers are welcome however they will need to be taken to the room or used as telephone or proxy bid.
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2. General: While we endeavour to make our sales particulars fair, accurate and reliable, they are only a general guide to the property and, accordingly, if there is any point which is of particular importance to you, please contact the office and we will be pleased to check the position for you, especially if you are contemplating travelling some distance to view the property.
3. Measurements: These approximate room sizes are only intended as general guidance. You must verify the dimensions carefully before ordering carpets or any built-in furniture.
4. Services: Please note we have not tested the services or any of the equipment or appliances in this property, accordingly we strongly advise prospective buyers to commission their own survey or service reports before finalising their offer to purchase.
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