Two large adjoining imposing stone built nineteenth century houses standing in around 0.72 of an acre of land which also has planning permission for three new detached houses. Barn building included with sale. Currenly occupied by owner, providing A large dining kitchen, cloaks/WC, lounge, first floor landing and 2 bedrooms
L O T 1 General Description - The two existing properties are inter-connected at present and have been adapted to provide twelve bedsits (hmo registered), shared kitchen, office and pottery studio together with two shared bathrooms.
Darley Grove was purchased by the current owner in 1978 following which the property was modernised but not substantially changed in layout. He then purchased the remainder of the property (Darley House) with a view to making it into one house for his Darley Arts Project. This project was stalled due to the financial crash in 2007/2008 and the property now remains principally occupied as bed sitting rooms under a personal hmo authorisation from the Local Planning Authority.
Postcode: S70 4RP.
Darley House -
Ground Floor Accommodation -
Entrance To Darley House - Wide timber entrance door with upper glazed light opening into the reception hall.
Reception Hall - With return staircase to the first floor. Double panel central heating radiator,
Room No. 1 - 3.73 x 4.78 (12'3" x 15'8") - Front facing georgian style window with radiator below. Victorian style fireplace with tiled inserts and hearth and cast iron firebed, wash hand basin and double door opening through to Room 2 (currently closed off).
Room No. 2 - 3.67 x 3.85 (12'0" x 12'8") - Window to the side elevation and the rear. Door leading through to the rear lobby with stable door to the outside and doors to stores. Double door opening through to Room 1 (currently closed off).
Store No. 1 - 1.93 x 2.1 (6'4" x 6'11") - Windows to two elevations.
Shower Room - 2.1 x 1.6 (6'11" x 5'3") - Currently without fittings and used as a kiln room.
Kitchen 1 - 3.99 x 3.83 (13'1" x 12'7") - Door to rear yard, range of fitted kitchen units to two walls with work surfaces over and central range cooker. Tiled floor and suspended ceiling with inset down lighters.
Door providing access to lobby and stairs down to basement room.
Basement Room - 3.66 x 4.84 (12'0" x 15'11") - Original large centrally placed stone topped table, flagged floor and stone walling. Ring main heating and lighting.
Inner Hall Leading To Darley Grove - With door to room 3.
Room 3 Darley House - 4.25 (into alcove) x 3.75 0.00 (13'11" ( into alcove) x 12'4" 0") - Front facing window and double panel central heating radiator. Large wide open fire with cast iron surround. Plumbing suitable for wash hand basin.
1st Floor - Return staircase with three quarter landing.
First Floor Accommodation -
Room 4 - 2.3 x 2.95 (7'7" x 9'8") - Single bedroom with window to the side.
House Bathroom - With corner suite comprising bath with shower mixer taps, close coupled wc, pedestal wash hand basin and walk in fully tiled shower cubicle.
Full Landing -
Room 5 - 2.74 x 4.88 (9'0" x 16'0") - With front facing Georgian style window and double panel central heating radiator. Wash hand basin,
Linen Store -
Room 6 - 3.57 x 3.87 (11'9" x 12'8") - Front facing window with radiator below, single drainer single bowl stainless steel sink unit on double base unit and link door to bedroom no. 7 (currently closed off).
Room 7 Darley House - 3.7 x 3.79 (12'2" x 12'5") - Currently used as a Pottery and having a front facing window, double panel central heating radiator and inset stainless steel sink on worktop and base unit. Extensive range of display shelving. Walk in cupboard. Link door to bedroom no. 7 (currently closed off).
Room 8 - 3.7 x 3.86 (12'2" x 12'8") - Side facing window with wash hand basin and double panel central heating radiator.
Room 9 - 4.34 x 2.81 (14'3" x 9'3") - With rear facing window, radiator and wash hand basin.
Darley Grove - Front door (situated to the rear of the property). Opening to the lobby. Door providing access to stairs down to the basement room.
Cloakroom - With wc and wash hand basin.
Basement - Cellar lobby with access to three rooms including original victoria wine cellar with stone shelving and flagged floor.
Main Basement (Music Room) - 4.13 x 4.01 (13'7" x 13'2") - Dry lined and with damp proof concrete floor. Rings main heating and lighting.
Ground Floor Room 1 -
Room 1 - 4.22 x 4.26 (13'10" x 14'0") - Window to side with original timber shutters and superb Victorian fireplace. Double panel central heating radiator.
Room No. 2 - 6.67 x 4.31 (21'11" x 14'2") - These dimensions exclude the deep bay window which is fitted with a window seat. Double French doors to the front terrace, multi cove finish to the ceiling and two double panel central heating radiators. Door through to Room 3 (currently closed off) and wide open brick lined fireplace with marble surround and mantle.
Room No. 3 Darley Grove - 5.37 x 3.68 (17'7" x 12'1") - Dimensions exclude the front facing bay window. Two radiators. Door back through to Room 2 (currently closed off) and door linking through to the ground floor corridor in Darley House. Chimney breast with sealed off flue.
Kitchen 2 - 3.04 x 3.35 (10'0" x 11'0") - Wide arch opening through to Kitchen No. 1 in Darley House. Range of built in cupboards, double drainer and double bowl sink top, rear facing window, tiled floor and opening through to the pantry.
Pantry - 1.91 x 2.01 (6'3" x 6'7") - Fitted storage cupboards and power points for multiple fridge/freezers.
1st Floor - A wide spindled staircase leads to a three quarter landing with rear facing window and radiator (the window is uPVC double glazed). The full landing is galleried with spindles and hardwood rails. Doors to the bedrooms.
Room No. 4 - 4.03 x 4.03 (13'3" x 13'3") - With cove finish to the ceiling, single panel central heating radiator (x 2) and side facing timber single glazed window. Chimney breast with sealed off flue.
Room No. 5 - 4.74 x 4.24 (15'7" x 13'11") - Windows to two elevations set in deep revels, two radiators, cove finish to the ceiling and door to former dressing room (now a kitchenette). Chimney breast with sealed off flue.
Kitchenette - 1.08 x 2.35 (3'7" x 7'9") - Basic kitchen units fitted to two walls with glass fronted wall units over, corner circular stainless steel bowl with chrome mixer. Front facing window with radiator below.
Linen Store - Off the landing. Linen store with shelving.
Boiler Cupboard -
Room No. 6 - 5.32 (max) x 3.63 (17'5" ( max) x 11'11") - Front facing window with radiator below and sealed chimney breast.
En Suite Shower Room - With raised shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled wc.
Inner Landing To Darley House - Leads through to Darley House at first floor level. The hallway itself has a single panel central heating radiator.
Roof access hatch fitted with an extending ladder.
Room No. 7 - 3.24 x 2.33 (10'8" x 7'8") - Rear facing window with radiator below.
House Bathroom - Fitted with a suite comprising panelled bath with plumbed in shower over and side mounted screen. Pedestal wash hand basin and wc with concealed cistern. Suspended ceiling and single panel central heating radiator.
Building plots – Permission was granted in 2017 for the erection of 3 further detached properties to the properties. The application can be found on the Barnsley planning portal under reference 2017/1738. On the plan included as a picture with this file, the plots can be seen as 3,4 and 5. The can be found to the south of the existing dwelling.
Early History - The first building here was a Georgian house built amongst some older cottages adjacent to the track which is also called Darley Grove. At that time the track was the main road from White Cross to Ward Green as there was an active quarry to the north so the two ends of what is now Bank End Road were not connected.
The comparative grandeur of the house was due to its links with the coal owners who lived at the original Darley House. (Originally on the site of the old White Cross School) It was owned by the Foulks family, the financiers to Micheal Main and Wombwell Wood collieries. At this time coal was producing enormous wealth for some and the house was soon extended to the East by two large ground floor reception rooms and corresponding bedrooms. The early Victorian period saw further investment. Another set of rooms was added to the East and the frontage adjusted to give the two Victorian bay windows. Inside the main stairs of the original house were replaced with servants' stairs and a bathroom block added to the rear. This was connected to an old cottage to form a nursery wing. The new build saw two more reception rooms and a kitchen. Above were three bedrooms, the master having a dressing room with its own entrance for the lady of the house! A cellar was set out with fish tanks so that the household could have fresh produce. Outside the gardens were formed with the addition of a stable block, driveway, a tennis court with a summer house together with vegetable areas with greenhouses.
Not too much appeared to change throughout the rest of the 19th century, but the family had no heirs and by the depression the property was too big and costly for them. The two extensions were adapted to form two properties and sold to a local farmer (who then farmed above Bank End Road) who allocated them to his workers.
In the 1960's the two extensions were once again turned into one and eventually sold to the current owner in 1978.
Location - The property is located to the South of Barnsley and the site slopes away from the main properties to the South affording stunning views over the Worsbrough Valley.
The centres of Barnsley, Doncaster and Sheffield are readily accessible by car with excellent communications via the M1 and A1 M.
Local shops and amenities are also available closer to hand.
Services - Mains gas, water and electricity are laid on to the site but individual connections will have to be made to each of the proposed developments. Foul and surface water drainage also run across the site. Gas central heating is installed with thermostatic valves on all radiators. All principal rooms also have wired internet connection.
Energy Performance Certificate rating is E.
Access - Access to the site is gained principally through wrought iron gates half way up Pantry Hill. Other accesses are available on the corner of Darley Grove/Grove Street and between Darley Grove and The Stables.
Potential - Apart from the three plots shown on the southern half of the site, Darley House and Darley Grove lend themselves to a number of possibilities, including splitting into luxury apartments, dividing back into two substantial stone houses or perhaps a mews type development.
As mentioned above, the hmo status currently afforded to the properties is tied to the owner of the property who lives adjacent in the plot referred as The Stables. It is currently felt that if the purchaser would wish to continue this use then it would be necessary for a new application to be made.
During the time when the Darley Arts project was being developed, plans were drawn up for a further l-shaped building to the West of Darley House to house a number of bed sitting rooms together with various workshops and studios. Foundations were actually started at the time and it could therefore be argued that work for this planning permission has already commenced and that it is therefore still valid. However, the design was fairly specific for use of the project but would ideally convert into say three mews houses with lower ground floor parking etc.
L O T 2 The Stables - Should a prospective purchaser have a more comprehensive project in mind it is possible that the owner would consider selling his own property (The Stables) which occupies the North East corner of the site which would basically square the land off.
L O T 3 - Comprises an area of land large enough to construct another property but which is currently subject to a Tree Preservation Order. This area is included in the sale.
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