A sprinkling of provincial French style!! Imaginative design, and carefully sourced high calibre appointments create this striking detached residence, commanding premier location on the fringe of favoured village affording swift access/commuting via A1. 3 reception, 4 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms.
WITH MORE THAN JUST A HINT OF PROVINCIAL FRENCH CHARM AND STYLE !!
IMAGINATIVE DESIGN AND THE SKILFUL SOURCING OF HIGH CALIBRE APPOINTMENTS SUBTLY FUSE TO CREATE THIS STRIKING HIGHLY INDIVIDUAL, DETACHED FAMILY RESIDENCE COMMANDING OUTSTANDING SOUTHERLY FACING VIEWS TO THE FRONT ACROSS NEIGHBOURING OPEN FIELDS.
FRAMED BY CAREFULLY RETAINED MATURE TREES PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE ESTABLISHED AMBIANCE, BELYING ITS RECENT COMPLETION TO EXACTING STANDARDS, SNOWDROP LODGE PROVIDES AN IDEAL EXECUTIVE FAMILY BASE WITHIN PREMIER SEMI RURAL LOCATION ON THE FRINGE OF THIS PRETTY HIGHLY FAVOURED VILLAGE COMMUNITY, CLOSE TO DELIGHTFUL RECREATIONAL RIVER WALKS AND WILDLIFE IN THE RENOWN 'BROCKADALE WOODS AND NATURE RESERVE WHILST AFFORDING JUST MINUTES DRIVE TO JOIN THE A1/M62 NORTHERN MOTORWAY NETWORK.
RADIATING FROM A WELCOMING GALLERIED RECEPTION AREA AND DINING HALL, HAVING SOARING VAULTED CEILING,THE GROUND FLOOR, FLOWS IN EASY OPEN PLAN STYLE, AND FEATURES AN OUTSTANDING SITTING ROOM WITH TRADITIONAL PRECISION DRESSED STONE FIREPLACE AND LOG BURNING STOVE, A STUNNING BESPOKE BUILT BREAKFAST KITCHEN WITH ISLAND WORK STATION/BREAKFAST BAR AND INTEGRATED APPLIANCES, PRIVATE SNUG OR STUDY, GROUND FLOOR W.C. AND A USEFUL UTILITY ROOM.
TO THE FIRST FLOOR THE PRINCIPAL BEDROOM SUITE INCLUDES A LARGE DRESSING ROOM AND EN-SUITE BATH/SHOWER ROOM, A SECOND (OR ALTERNATIVE MASTER) GENEROUS DOUBLE BEDROOM WITH EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM, 2 FURTHER DOUBLE BEDROOMS, A 'DESIGNER' FAMILY SHOWER ROOM AND USEFUL WALK IN LINEN/STORE ROOM.
ADDITIONAL POINTS OF NOTE INCLUDE A WEALTH OF ITALIAN PORCELAIN FLOOR TILING THROUGHOUT GROUND LEVEL HAVING UNDERFLOOR HEATING, THE DEFINITIVE ARCHED PVCU DOUBLE GLAZED WINDOWS, DORMERS AND 3 SETS OF FRENCH DOORS, CHARACTERFUL SEAMLESS WALL AND CEILING CONTOURS, LED DOWN LIGHTING, GRANITE/MARBLE COUNTER TOPS TO KITCHEN, 'DESIGNER' BATH/SHOWER ROOM FURNITURE AND MUCH MORE.
SET BACK BEHIND A NEAT LANDSCAPED FOREGARDEN HAVING LIMESTONE DRESSED SHAPED PARKING BAY AND LARGE OPEN FRONTED INTEGRAL GARAGE, SCREEN GATES AND A SIDE FOOTPATH PROVIDE ACCESS TO A WELL PROPORTIONED MATURING REAR GARDEN HAVING GENEROUS ESTABLISHED LAWN, INDIAN SLATE PATIO AND PATHS AND A PURPOSE BUILT BRICK GARDEN/OIL STORE.
Kirk Smeaton is a pretty well regarded semi rural village, just over 1 mile to the east of the A1. It is served by a post office/store, a community owned and run public house, St Peter's Church and excellent church primary school. The village gives convenient reach to good state schooling, whilst renown private education is available nearby at Ackworth School and Wakefield Girls High and Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Wakefield centre. The business commuter will enjoy swift access to the A1 which quickly interconnects to the M62 and M1 northern motorway network for Leeds, York and Doncaster. where fast rail services for London are also available.
GROUND FLOOR LEVEL An arched panelled and glazed front entrance door opens into
RECEPTION AND DINING HALL 10' 3" x 22' 5" (3.12m x 6.83m) At the entrance the ceiling soars to full height over the gallery landing, Italian porcelain floor tiling extends through having underfloor heating, a colour coded quarter turn staircase rises to the first floor and gallery, arched casement window at the foot of the stairs, wall light point, arched double French doors open out to the rear garden, open plan access to sitting room and breakfast kitchen, door to
GROUND FLOOR W.C. 3' 8" x 5' 4" (1.12m x 1.63m) Arched window to the front, the porcelain tiled flooring extends through, timber wall panelling in classical style to half height, suite in white comprising pedestal wash hand basin and low level flush w.c. having concealed cistern.
SITTING ROOM 13' 7" x 22' 5" (4.14m x 6.83m) A wide archway from the hall provides access, the porcelain tiled floor extends through, twin arched windows give views over the front garden and beyond, arched double French doors open out the rear garden, 4 wall light points, centre ceiling light point, a precision dressed stone fireplace with brick inlay and raised stone flagged hearth incorporates a Jotul cream enamel traditional style log burning stove, point for corner fitted wall mounted t.v.
PRIVATE SNUG OR STUDY 10' 9" x 9' 8" (3.28m x 2.95m) An inner lobby and door provide access from the hall, twin arched windows over look the front and beyond, the porcelain tiled floor extends through, LED inset ceiling down lights, Telephone/internet point,
BREAKFAST KITCHEN 15' 3" x 12' 3" (4.65m x 3.73m) Arched double French doors open out to the rear garden, LED down lights and 2 drop light points, the porcelain tiled floor extends through, range of colour coded bespoke quality units comprise base cupboards and drawers having granite counter tops over, inset deep glazed Belfast sink having antique style taps, Bosch integrated dish washing machine, internal carousels to corner cupboards, floor to ceiling illuminated pantry unit having double doors and drawers beneath,, Rangemaster 6 plate electric range oven having canopy and in built extractor over, wall mounted glass fronted and illuminated display units with plate rack, slide away tea trays, huge island breakfast bar/workstation having marble surface, drawers and integrated wine rack beneath, door to
UTILITY ROOM 10' 0" x 6' 8" (3.05m x 2.03m) Arched window overlooking the rear garden, the porcelain tiled floor extends through, LED down lighting, inset stainless steel sink with brushed steel mixer tap, base cupboards beneath, plumbing provision for automatic washing machine, plumbing provision for American style fridge/freezer.
FIRST FLOOR LEVEL GALLERIED LANDING.
Timber balustrade to the staircase having simple spindles, high level arched window over the entrance door, LED down lights, engineered oak flooring, 2 wall light points.
LINEN/STORE ROOM 3'10" x 8'6"
The engineered oak flooring extends through. access point into the roof space, electric light, linen/storage shelving.
DOUBLE BEDROOM 13' 8" x 22' 6" (4.17m x 6.86m) inc. ensuite A delightful light and spacious room having dual aspect windows, could readily be utilised as the master suite, arched window overlooks the front affording far reaching views over adjacent fields, matching window overlooking the rear garden, engineered aged oak flooring, 2 radiators, 4 wall light points, t.v. point, recessed wardrobe having double feature doors, door into
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 2' 11" x 9' 11" (0.89m x 3.02m) Walls tiled to half height with inset wall mirror and traditional hand made glazed clay tiled floor having underfloor heating, suite in white comprising cantilevered wash hand basin with monobloc mixer tap, low level flush w.c., double width recessed shower cubicle having thermostatic antique style shower mixer with rain forest head, LED down lights, electric extractor.
DOUBLE BEDROOM 14' 8" x 10' 0" (4.47m x 3.05m) inc. wardrobes. Arched window overlooks the rear garden, engineered aged oak flooring, radiator, 4 wall light points, bank of built in double wardrobes having overhead storage and adjacent book/display shelves.
DOUBLE BEDROOM 12' 10" x 8' 4" (3.91m x 2.54m) Arched window overlooking the front giving far reaching views over the fields, engineered aged oak flooring, radiator, 3 wall light points.
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM SUITE BEDROOM 13'0" x 13'4" plus entrance area 3'2" x 4'6"
Arched window to the front affording far reaching views over adjacent fields, radiator, 3 wall light points.
DRESSING ROOM 7'3" x 10'1"
LED down lights.
EN-SUITE BATHROOM/W.C. 10'0" x 8'5"
Arched window to the rear, electric extractor, traditional ceramic tiled floor with underfloor heating, suite in white comprising tile encased double ended bath having antique style mixer tap with hand spray, recessed tile encased wash hand basin with monobloc mixer tap, 2 wall light points over, toiletry cabinet beneath, double width shower cubicle having thermostatic shower mixer with rain forest head.
HOUSE SHOWER ROOM/W.C. 7' 10" x 9' 10" (2.39m x 3m) Arched window to the rear, 'blanc et noir' traditional floor tiling having underfloor heating, complimenting wall tiling to 1 elevation, walk on raised shower plinth and thermostatic shower mixer with rain forest head, twin oval wash hand basins having marble surround, to9iletry cabinet in bleached oak beneath, low level flush w.c., LED down lights, traditional radiator/chrome towel warmer, electric extractor.
EXTERNALLY Access to the property leads in from Wentedge Road via a limestone gravelled drive widening to form parking court and turning bay and in turn leading to the garage. Flanking this, an established shaped lawn and forecourt garden with neat flagged reception area, 4 traditional coach lamps to the front house wall, specimen planted beds, dwarf brick walling and box hedging, 4 maturing trees and brick wall with formal capped entrance pillars to the front boundary perimeter.
OPEN FRONTED GARAGE. 14'4" x 15'10"
Electric light and power available, rendered internal walls and LED inset ceiling lights.
Timber screen hand gates secure each side of the property, to the west side there are 2 attached professionally hand built timber stores, whilst to the east side an Indian slate footpath with outside cold water tap provides access to the rear.
INTEGRAL BOILERHOUSE 4'6" x 6'9"
With electric light, Worcester floor standing oil fired boiler and CentreStore unvented indirect hot water cylinder.
To the rear a well proportioned enclosed garden having indian slate footpath extending across the rear of the house and matching quadrant shaped sun patio. The garden is laid to an established neatly tended lawn having 3 inset cherry trees, a maturing laurel screen to the rear boundary and a purpose built brick garden store and oil reservoir house. There is a traditional timber log store, and 4 coach lamps to the rear wall of the house.