Offers in excess of £700,000
Houses Hill, Long Tongue Scrog Lane, Huddersfield
Set within south facing grounds of approximately half an acre; commanding breathtaking cross valley views, a stunning 14th century farmhouse restoration which enjoys the most idyllic of rural settings.
A beautiful grade II listed farmhouse which has been sympathetically modernised and restored retaining original period features such as exposed timbers, stonework and antique brickwork resulting in a wealth of charm and character throughout. The property presents spacious accommodation, all rooms enjoying a scenic outlook whilst the attached barn has planning permission for a residential dwelling.
Whilst enjoying the most enviable of countryside settings, the property is far from being isolated with an abundance of local services and amenities being within a short drive, including highly regarded schools whilst both the M1 and M62 motorways are easily accessible ensuring convenient commuter access throughout the region.
Ground Floor A broad oak entrance door opens to a spacious reception hall which offers versatile space, currently used as a second study or reading area and most definitely presenting an impressive first impression to this stunning home. Period feature have been retained throughout, are immediately on display and include exposed timbers and antique brickwork whilst stone mullioned windows commanding a rural outlook. Off the hall access is given to a self-contained study, which has windows to two aspects, the front commanding fabulous rural views. Access is also gained through to the adjoining barn.
The Lounge offers generous proportions, has oak French doors opening directly onto the rear garden commanding stunning cross valley view's inviting the outdoors inside. This room has exposed beams and timbers and a wonderful stone chimney breast which is home to an open fire that sits on a stone flagged hearth. Internal French doors give access through to the dining room which again commands a stunning outlook to the front aspect through windows set to stone mullion surrounds.
A Farmhouse kitchen forms the hub of the home; a generous open plan entertaining space flooded with natural light through stone mullioned windows which commanding views over the gardens and adjoining countryside. This versatile room offers a sociable layout including a breakfast area, seating area and kitchen; displays a wealth of charm and character, exposed timbers to the ceiling and a stunning cast iron Yorkshire range to the chimney breast with an open fired grate and warming oven. The room as an exposed stone flagged floor and is presented with furniture comprising base and wall cupboards and a work surface with a one and a half bowl single drainer pot sink with mixer tap over. Appliances include a Rosieres range which consists of a double oven, with a four ring burner and griddle and a concealed extractor hood; a dishwasher and a fridge freezer. The room retains the original pantry and has an adjoining utility which offers generous proportions, has windows to two aspects, furniture incorporating a sink unit, plumbing for an automatic washing machine, space for a dryer and storage cupboards, one of which is home to both the boiler and pressurised cylinder tank.
A cloakroom is presented with a three piece suite, incorporating a shower, a low push W.C and a pedestal wash hand basin.
The garden room offers a stunning place to relax; oak timbers on display, a stunning oak floor and exposed stonework. The room is flooded with natural light, bi-folding doors opening directly onto a flagged terrace which overlooks the garden whilst commanding breath taking 180 degree panoramic views from Emley Moor through to Castle hill and beyond.
First floor A galleried landing spans the front aspect of the house, overlooking the hallway, displaying original exposed timbers.
The Master suite offers generous proportions, has original exposed timbers into the apex of the ceiling, windows to two aspects ensuring excellent levels of natural light whilst providing a breathtaking outlook over both gardens and adjoining countryside. This rooms enjoins en-suite facilities comprising a low flush W.C, a pedestal wash hand basin, bidet and a double shower.
The second bedroom is situated to the front aspect of the property, once again enjoys windows to two elevations, the front commanding rural views. This room has original exposed beams and tresses into the apex of the ceiling. A useful walk-in storage cupboard offers the potential to create an en-suite bathroom.
The two remaining double rooms are situated the rear aspect of the house, both displaying period features including exposed timbers and windows set to stone mullioned surrounds commanding stunning cross valley rural views. One of these rooms enjoys an en-suite cloaksroom.
The family bathroom is presented with a three piece suite.
Barn The adjoining barn offers spacious accommodation, currently having timber doors to the original arch of the property at the rear, whilst the timber doors to the front aspect open to allow vehicular access. The barn has exposed timbers and stonework, stairs to a mezzanine platform with additional storage space / accommodation beneath. There are external doors to the front and rear elevations. The barn has planning permission to convert into residential accommodation offering a variation of end uses including; an expansion of the existing house, a self contained annex or holiday let, leisure suite or home office.
Externally The property enjoys a little known tucked away position. To the immediate front of the house is a landscaped garden. A stone cobbled driveway provides off road parking and provides vehicular access to the barn. To the rear aspect a south facing generous garden adjoins open county side resulting the most idyllic of settings; split into two sections the garden in the main is laid to lawn, with established flower, tree and shrub beds, a stone flagged patio, a sunken seating area and secret pathways. There is an additional stone cobbled driveway providing off road parking and giving access to the rear of the barn. The property has additional outbuildings including an open fronted garage and two buildings providing a useful garden store / workshop.
Additional information A freehold, grade II listed property, with mains electricity, water and drainage and oil fired central heating. THE PROPERTY HAS LISTED BUILDING CONSENT 'FOR REUSE AND ADAPTATION OF THE EXISTING BARN TO FORM DWELLING' Planning Number - 2002/65/93104/W2.
The present owners undertook a total refurbishment of the fabric of the house when acquired. Original period features have been retained and enhanced; the house now benefits from 21st century standards of insulation, wiring, plumbing, damp proofing, wood worm/dry rot/ wet rot protection, and heating (from oil fired central heating) Although this not evident visually and we have not tested or inspected any of the above.
Directions From Huddersfield centre proceed out of town on the A62 and bear left onto Wakefield Road (A629) and proceed for approximately one and a half miles. Turn left onto Dalton Green Lane and then bear right onto Albany Road. Continue straight on to School Lane, again, continue to St Marys Lane before bearing right on to Lane Side Lane. Turn left onto Gawthorpe Green Lane and then left onto Adle Croft Lane which becomes Sands Lane and then Healey Green Lane. Turn left onto Long Tongue Scrog Lane. The Farmhouse is towards the end of the lane on the left.
LOCATION The property enjoys the most enviable of settings wrapped by glorious open countryside resulting in the most idyllic of locations, an enviable outdoors lifestyle and breathtaking 180 degree views. Whilst immediately rural the property is far from isolated and is within easy access of the M1 and M62 (for Leeds 35 mins and Manchester 50mins). Although situated in the heart of lovely and peaceful countryside, Royd Farm is only ten minutes from the fine town of Huddersfield which offers a wealth of cultural features including a theatre, a superb Concert Hall in the Town Hall, and a magnificent library and art gallery , together with a wide range of shops for "retail therapy"!
Mirfield Station is just a 10 minute drive from the property and offers excellent fast direct trains to London, also direct trains to Leeds, Wakefield and Manchester.
Highly regarded schools are easily accessible including Wakefield Girls' High, Queen Elizabeth Grammar in Wakefield and Huddersfield Grammar School, amongst others. Locally there are quaint village pub's and restaurants including the locally famous 3 Acres at Emley. Nearby attractions include Cannon Hall at Cawthorne with the popular Farm shop, National Mining Museum and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park at West Bretton. Woodsome Golf Club is within a 10-minute drive whilst Holmfirth and glorious countryside associated with the Peak District National Park is within a short drive. In short, a delightful countryside development, with a real sense of community where every day 'hustle and bustle' can be reached within a short drive.
Huddersfield 4.5 miles Holmfirth 8 miles Leeds 20 miles Manchester 33 Miles Sheffield 23 Miles Wakefield 10 miles
- 1/2 AN ACRE GROUNDS
- STUNNING CROSS VALLEY VIEWS
- PRIVATE SOUTH FACING GARDENS
- RETAINED PERIOD FEATURES
- 14TH CENTURY CHARACTER HOME
- ATTACHED BARN WITH PLANNING PERMISSION
- SOUGHT AFTER LOCATION
- M1/M62 ACCESS
- TRAIN SERVICES TO MAJOR COMMERCIAL CENTRES
- VIEWING ESSENTIAL