Offering a substantial amount of both internal living space with 5 bedrooms added to south facing gardens with a large spacious terrace and lawn, Ashmead is a delightful family home that further has lapsed planning permission for balcony extensions to the rear to take advantage of the stunning views. Offered also with garage and driveway.
In a favourable location with uninterrupted panoramic views, Ashmead appears very deceptive in size as you approach from the roadside. Set very well back from Whitley road approached via a driveway, the unique arrival to the main entrance is indicative of the wonderful character that continues throughout. A platform walkway with glass and chrome balustrading sits above the Old Piggery courtyard which forms part of the many numerous areas in which to reside in these incredibly spacious gardens.
With five bedrooms, the master bedroom has ensuite facilities and lapsed planning permission to provide a balcony, with further planning agreed to furnish the sitting room with Juliette balconies and double doors.
All rooms are incredibly sizable but none as notable as the large family kitchen which is well presented but could further support a large breakfast island if so desired. The kitchen has two sets of glass and timber doors overlooking the sun room which has the enviable ability to appreciate panoramic views. Given the wealth of glazing, the house has such a tremendous flow of natural lighting which is intensified by the neutral colour scheme guaranteeing a wonderfully bright and spacious home.
With a driveway and single detached garage, parking is assured and to the rear the large gardens and established foliage harmonises with the striking landscape.
LOCATION Thornhill is a coveted location given the close proximity to required amenities but also enjoying many rural pastimes including rambling, horse riding and dog walking. Serviced by two junior schools and the Thornhill Community Academy for secondary education, the area is aided perfectly by public transport. Thornhill is situated on a hill on the south side of the River Calder and the Calder and Hebble Navigation. Thornhill encompasses the areas of Thornhill Edge, Overthorpe and Fox Royd overlooking the valleys of the Howroyd Beck and Smithy Brook. The property is close to Heckmondwike Grammar School and has good accessibility to the motorway network along with good rail links to Leeds and other major cities.
KEY FEATURES Properties located in the area all appreciate unique attributes, often deceptive in size. Ashmead is most desirable given the 5 bedrooms all positioned on the same floor with great flow room to room.
Though offered with a neutral presentation and assured quality, the property has further scope for a new owner to personalise to their own tastes. With previous planning permission in place, the property could have the installation of a large balcony and/or large double doors to the sitting room. To the exterior, the property has access to a garden storeroom beneath the main house which currently offers substantial storage space. Subject to usual constraints, this could be a gymnasium, games room or cinema room amongst several suggestions and with the addition of bi-fold doors, the contemporary extension could further enhance this fabulous home.
Offering an approximate 2365 square feet of accommodation the property includes a large family kitchen with a vast range of maple wooden cabinets and granite work tops. Inlayed with a composite sink in grey, the room further includes a dishwasher and high-end Cannon extractor fan with stainless steel splash back. Plentiful space is further provided for an American fridge freezer and range oven.
The family room/sun room has panoramic views over the valley and window seats to sit and admire the scenery. Double glass and timber doors filter light through into the kitchen and open up the area to create a vast social setting for family gatherings.
The sitting room again opens to the dining room further creating large rooms in which the family can gather but then with the doors closed it creates cosy intimate zones.
The Master Bedroom suite includes a spacious bedroom which could easily accommodate a king sized bed, a fully fitted walk-in dressing room and an en-suite bathroom comprising a corner shower with mixer controls and power shower, large vanity sink with toiletries cabinet, corner bath and close coupled toilet. The room is fully tiled with complimenting karndene flooring. There is planning permission for a 15 sq m balcony on the rear of this bedroom to provide a wonderful setting for taking in the breathtaking views whilst enjoying a morning coffee.
There are three further double sized bedrooms and a fifth bedroom currently used as a study.
The property further appreciates a house bathroom with corner power shower, combination unit with counter top basin and back to unit toilet.
The ground floor includes a utility room that exits out to the Old Piggery courtyard, on the same floor as the bedrooms and leading out externally, it is a perfect location for household laundry duties and is a great asset to this family home.
The property has a single detached garage, driveway, large personalised courtyard, flagged terrace and grand lawn.
Previous Planning Permission for erection of balcony to rear ground floor and Juliette balconies to first floor - 2015/62/91196/E (Now Lapsed)
EXTERIOR Set well back from Whitley Road, the property is approached via a driveway that leads to a fully detached single garage with electric vehicle opening, lighting and sockets.
The unique architecture of Ashmead leads onto an elevated walkway which resides above the Old Piggery courtyard which has been beautifully presented to create a family seating area in which to al fresco dine in assured privacy. With floral borders and coloured timber shed, the holiday ambience created by the presentation of the courtyard produces one of many attractive stations around the grounds of the home. Originally forming part of an old piggery, the homeowners gave careful consideration to maintaining original character to further enhance this lovely home.
A sloping pathway leads to the rear of the property with large flagged terrace adorned by stone borders with raised flower beds and steps that lead down onto the lawn. The placement of settled trees and bushes around the terrace offer privacy and encourage wildlife which in the summer months is a joy to sit amongst.
The large lawn includes a handsome fruit bearing apple tree and Victorian lamp posts which make certain the gardens can be enjoyed well into dusk as they spring into life.
A vast storage area is located beneath the main living section of the property which provides great access for property maintenance and for holding garden equipment and seasonal furnishings amongst many items, but also provides scope for additional living space.