Magnificent detached grade II listed gentleman's residence
Historic property retaining many original period features
Approximately 9 acres of land & gardens
Three generous reception rooms
Fitted kitchen & separate utility room
Five bedrooms & two bathrooms
Substantial detached barn
Private rural location yet close proximity to sowerby bridge
Part exchange considered
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This imposing Grade II Listed Gentleman’s residence dates back to 1664 and retains many period details throughout such as original timber doors, ornate stone fireplaces, mullion windows, exposed beams, trusses and stone floors. The spacious family accommodation is arranged over two floors and provides three generous reception rooms, kitchen and separate utility room to the ground floor with five bedrooms and two bathrooms located on the first floor.
The property is situated along a private driveway and is set in grounds of approximately 9 acres, with the well-drained grazing land having separate vehicular access off Wakefield Road (A6026) via Hollas Lane.
There is a detached barn in the grounds dating back to the same era and currently utilised as garaging and workshops but offers potential for development subject to the usual planning constraints.
No chain. Part exchange considered.
Boot Room / Cloakroom / WC
A heavy oak door accesses the stone-flagged entrance hall which gives access to the drawing room with stone flagged floor, timber panelling, stone fireplace and mullion windows to two elevations; the sitting room leads off the entrance hall and has an impressive stone fireplace housing an open fire, stone-flagged floor, timber ceiling and a pair of original carved oak doors.
The inner hallway has an external door to the garden and also accesses the farmhouse kitchen which is fitted with a range of hand-painted Shaker style units with granite worktops, appliances include a large electric Aga, double electric oven, Butler’s sink and integrated dishwasher.
The utility room has an external door and has space for fridge, freezer and plumbing for a washing machine.
The grand dining hall has mullion windows to two elevations, a stone inglenook fireplace and an oak staircase rising to the first floor. The ground floor accommodation is completed by two useful store rooms and a large boot room with WC.
The spacious Master Bedroom suite features exposed beams and trusses and mullion windows to two elevations enjoying far-reaching views. The adjoining bathroom houses a double shower, cast iron double-ended claw-foot bath, WC and large wash basin. Bedroom two features exposed beams, a large mullion window and an ornate stone fireplace.
The remaining three double bedrooms are complemented by the family bathroom which houses a five-piece suite comprising sunken bath, WC, bidet, shower and pedestal wash hand basin.
Lower Wat Ing is approached down a private drive to a block paved parking area to the front and side of the property. The grounds, which abut open fields, have been beautifully landscaped and provide a large well-tended lawn surrounded by mature shrubs and trees.
The detached barn, which dates from the same era as the house, is located to the side of the property and offers approximately 1500 sq. Ft. Of garaging, workshops and storage.
Approximately 8 acres of well-drained grazing land with the added benefit of separate vehicular access off the A6026 Wakefield Road via Hollas Lane.
Norland is a delightful village, with amenities including a village school, church, golf club and pub. The more extensive amenities of Sowerby Bridge are only a few minutes’ drive away and include a mainline railway station. The M62 (J22 & J24) is within 15 minutes’ drive allowing speedy access to the motorway network, Manchester and Leeds.
Oil fired central heating, mains electric including electric Aga.
From Ripponden take the Elland Road uphill passing the Fleece Inn and at the brow of the hill at the crossroads turn left to Norland (signposted). Keep on this road, passing the Moorcock Inn and turn left on to Hob Lane passing the New Hobbit Inn on the right. Go straight on at the crossroads into Spark House Lane and continue along this road for approximately one mile. Pass the left turn on to Fall Lane and the entrance to Milner Royd, take the next gated entrance Upper Wat Ing continuing down hill past that property and through the gate for Lower Wat Ing. The property is at the bottom of the hill.
These particulars are produced in good faith, but are intended to be a general guide only and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. No person in the employment of VG Estate Agent has any authority to make any representation of warranty whatsoever in relation to the property. Photographs are reproduced for general information only and do not imply that any item is included for sale with the property. All measurements are approximate. Sketch plan not to scale and for identification only. The placement and size of all walls, doors, windows, staircases and fixtures are only approximate and cannot be relied upon as anything other than an illustration for guidance purposes only.
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