A rare opportunity to buy a property that features extensively in Mirfields history, The Old Rectory is one of the most impressive homes in the local area.
A rare opportunity to buy a property that features extensively in Mirfield's history, The Old Rectory is one of the most impressive homes in the local area. Dating back to the 14th Century, this Grade II* listed home is awash with character features including exposed beams and timbers, several notable stone fireplaces, exposed floorboards and stone flagged floors. The accommodation is extensive, with the main house offering up to five double bedrooms, study, house bathroom and four generous reception rooms, in addition to a separate self-contained attached cottage with its own dining kitchen, sitting room, bathroom, and the option of one or two double bedrooms (one having the advantage of an ensuite shower room). The flexible living arrangements allow a buyer options of using as one exceptionally large family home, or the cottage quarters would accommodate relatives or staff, or lend itself well to use as a holiday cottage for extra income if desired (subject to consents). Externally the property does not disappoint, set within grounds approaching an acre and with a dual entrance driveway with both entrances fully enclosed by electric gates to further enhance the high levels of privacy on offer. The cobbled driveway offers parking for at least 10 cars in addition to a double detached garage and potting shed. Approximate distances from: Huddersfield 6 miles, Wakefield 9 miles, Halifax 9 miles & Leeds 13 miles.
Dining Kitchen The generous farmhouse style kitchen with exposed stone flagged floor is flooded with natural light courtesy of the bank of windows overlooking the patio, in addition to the treble window above the one and a half bowl sink, and offers a great sociable area in which to dine and entertain. Bespoke wooden units are fitted to two sides, finished in a light duck-egg blue, topped with granite work surfaces in addition to a central island offering breakfast bar seating, and with a built in butchers block. Centrally placed with a chimney breast alcove is a stainless steel Belling range style cooker with double oven, four ring gas hob and a warming plate, in addition to the kitchen also having an integrated dishwasher, and room for a large American style fridge freezer. A door in the kitchen opens to lead down stone steps to the vaulted cellar.
Sitting Room This reception room boasts a wealth of character features including a full ceiling of exposed beams and rafters overhead, lit by a network of spotlights, and an impressive carved stone gothic inspired fireplace with stone hearth. Wood panelled window surrounds conceal built in shutters to both sets of mullioned windows offering particularly attractive views to the gardens.
Dining Room Presenting an atmospheric reception room accessed via an external studded entrance door with an entrance vestibule, which in turn leads through to the dining room. A huge open grate fireplace proudly sits centrally as the main feature within the room, with wide exposed floorboards underfoot, an expansive beamed ceiling and a set of mullioned windows to one side also complete with shutters. Having ample space to accommodate a table to seat ten or more guests and with concertina doors sliding back to allow guests to spill into the neighbouring snug, thus making it ideal for dinner parties or large family gatherings.
Snug A more compact reception room yet still generously proportioned, having a characterful and cosy feel with exposed beams, exposed stone corbels to the ceiling and an open grate fireplace, in addition to mullioned windows with built in shutters and built in display shelves to the alcove. This room has access doors leading to both the aforementioned dining room and to the hallway respectively.
Entrance Hall & W.C. The hallway also features the exposed stone flagged flooring; access is provided to three of the main reception rooms with a useful under stairs storage cupboard below a stair case rising to the spacious first floor upper landing. There is also an approved gun cupboard fastened to the wall below the stairs. To the far end of the hallway is a separate wash closet with spotlights inset to the ceiling and a shutter clad window, fitted with a W.C. and Heritage hand wash basin.
Master Bedroom and Dressing Room The master bedroom is a vast bedroom, with a full height minstrel ceiling with spotlights inset and twin aspect mullioned windows. This room could also be separated into two smaller bedrooms if desired (subject to the relevant consents) or to section part of the room off to create ensuite facilities, the master comes complete with its own dressing room with automatic lighting and built in wardrobes.
Bedroom Two Another very generous double presented in a neutral theme, again having a pitched ceiling with exposed beams and timbers and mullioned windows offering pleasant views over the garden.
Bedrooms 3 & 4 The third and fourth bedrooms are located in a separate wing, once one exceptionally large bedroom this has been separated into two bedrooms over recent years. Both bedrooms are capable of accommodating a double bed but are currently presented as singles, featuring exposed beams and timbers and both having spotlights inset to the ceiling. There is scope to reinstate this bedroom back to one large suite, also with the added possibility of adjoining the neighbouring study and adapting for use as an ensuite shower room (subject to the relevant consents). There is also the possibility to re-instate the 6th and 7th bedroom located in the separate cottage back into the main house to create a 7 bedroom property.
Study / Nursery Room / Bedroom 5 This room is currently used as a study thus appealing to those buyers who wish to work from home, however it would also make an ideal nursery room, or as previously suggested could be adjoined with the neighbouring bedroom to create ensuite facilities or perhaps a walk in wardrobe/dressing room.
House Bathroom Two steps lead down into the house bathroom which is fitted with a large corner bath tub with shower over, Sottini hand wash basin, W.C., and a chrome heated towel rail. Finished with Villeroy and Boch chequered tiled floor, tiled splash back and tiled area to the bath surround.
Guest Bedroom and En-Suite The guest bedroom can either be used as part of the main house or as a 2nd double bedroom for the cottage, dependent on a buyers requirements. Presented with neutral dcor, having a pitched ceiling and French doors opening out onto a unique Juliette balcony which is actually the old stone water tank that once served the Rectory. This bedroom is served by its own modern ensuite fitted with a white and chrome suite including large shower, hand wash basin and W.C.
Cottage Dining Kitchen The cottage has the huge advantage of its own individual side entrance leading into the dining kitchen, benefitting from a range of wooden units topped with grey work surfaces with a blue tiled splash back, large built in pantry cupboards and under unit space for a washing machine and dryer in addition to a Belling range style cooker and a one and a half bowl sink and drainer. Finished with suspended spotlights affixed to the sloped ceiling and laminate flooring underfoot, also having space to comfortably accommodate a dining table to seat four or more guests.
Cottage Sitting Room This well-proportioned sitting room is presented in neutral tones, featuring exposed beams to the ceiling, built in book shelving, spotlights inset to the ceiling, and the main feature a large Inglenook stone fireplace with an open grate fire within. Stairs to the corner rise to the first floor, with exposed stone wall to the hallway.
Cottage Bedroom A generous double bedroom, currently presented as a twin, with walk in closet offering useful storage and housing the hot water system. Having exposed floorboards underfoot and spotlights inset to the ceiling, also with a charming window seat.
Cottage Bathroom A modern white and chrome bathroom suite comprising bath with shower over, hand wash basin, W.C. and a heated chrome towel rail, with walls tiled to mid-height and a fully tiled shower/bath area with a contrasting grey tiled floor.
Outside The property is nestled within its own secluded haven, offering far more privacy than one would expect! A sets of electric entrance gates are located at either side of the propertys boundary gardens, thus offering two cobbled driveway entrances, along with a turning circle and parking offered for at least 10 cars. A secret garden style studded door built into the wall leads from the parking area through to the main lawned gardens which are fully enclosed. There is a Yorkshire stone terrace below the renowned East Gable with ornate exposed timber frame structure exposed. To the front of the property is a large stone flagged terrace with shaped decorative hedge borders and a sunken seating area with a circular fire pit to the middle, ideal for BBQs and entertaining. The garden also has a Mulberry tree which is thought to date back to the 17th century. The gardens are a true delight and must be viewed to be fully appreciated.
Agents Notes The hot water system at the property is of commercial grade with a large capacity.