Leancre Lodge is a period barn conversion offered as a 4 bedroom family home, recently decorated internally and offering extensively landscaped gardens all set behind secured gated boundaries. With further scope to extend into an attached barn (STPP) the property is ready to move in with traditional features blended with contemporary presentation.
A labour of love, Lenacre Lodge has been superbly redecorated and extensively renovated externally to produce wonderful gardens. The property further includes plentiful scope to extend as can be seen at viewings to oversee the architect sketches that demonstrate the potential to further increase internal space to this already sizable home.
Originally dating back to 1875, Lenacre Lodge enjoys a rural setting with the most impressive views from the first floor and sits within comfortable walking distance of a local award winning farm shop.
Installed with fob controlled security gates, you alight onto a blocked paved driveway that accommodates several vehicles, all located before a double garage, fitted with one electric up and over entrance and a further manual opening, the garage includes an electrical vehicle charger, water, lighting and electrical sockets.
Internally, Lenacre Lodge has a fabulous fusion between traditional and contemporary design ensuring the property has advanced with the times. The beamed architecture works well with the stripped back elegance and recessed LED lighting. Underfloor heating is enjoyed throughout with radiators in all three bath/shower rooms. The open plan family dining/kitchen is the central hub of the home with comfy mellow ambience appreciated in the sitting room with a dual fuel stove providing a wonderful focal point.
The first floor four bedrooms all accommodate at the very least a double bed with a choice of master bedrooms to either end of the property, installed with dressing rooms and shower ensuite, they are roomy and enjoy glorious views across the moors.
The house bathroom is newly decorated, providing a crisp white 3 piece suite with shower above the bath and a modern feature radiator.
In summary Lenacre Lodge is a well positioned family home, only 8 (approx) minutes from Shelley High School and well placed for commuting to Sheffield (approx. 25 miles) Leeds (approx. 19 miles) and Huddersfield (approx. 10 miles) Ready to move in with pleasing décor and gardens, the property further offers scope to personalise and extend.
GROUND FLOOR Entering the property through the entrance vestibule, a bespoke cloaks cupboard provides a welcoming space to decloak before continuing onwards into the main hallway. A further entrance to the property is via the boot room. An ideal location to dry off dogs after enjoying one of the many countryside paths enjoyed by ramblers, the boot room also has a station to decloak and leave footwear.
A ceramic floor with underfloor heating flows throughout the hallway, into the family kitchen room, utility room, boot room and cloakroom with low level w.c and wall hung wash basin. The sitting room is carpeted, again with under floor heating and enjoys an inglenook fireplace with duel fuel stove and spacious dimensions for large family seating. Natural day light is drawn through windows to two elevations and the sitting room overlooks a purpose built pond that brings in wild birds, a reminder of the beautiful countryside setting.
The family kitchen is incredibly large with space for comfortable seating as well as an eight seater dining table. The kitchen has a range oven recessed into the chimney breast and further includes a ceramic sink with chrome pull down spray tap and space for free standing appliances. The shaker kitchen with vintage cup handles includes a wine store and large pantry store. The architect sketches suggest an extension into the barn positioned behind the chimney breast and including a large breakfast island, this offers scope to redesign with even more added space to this spacious room.
The utility room with cream cabinets offers even more space for outerwear and has space for a washing machine and dryer (currently located in the boot room) A stainless steel sink with mixer tap sits beneath the window and the room is decorated with stylish white gloss tiles.
The ground floor is completed with a spacious hallway that includes a cloakroom with wall hung washbasin and low level w.c. and a wooden staircase rising to the first floor.
FIRST FLOOR Access to the first floor is obtained via a timber staircase that passes a stained glass window that cascades ambient streams of colourful lighting across the landing. Access to the attic is gained via a drop down hatch whilst the landing leads to four bedrooms and the house bathroom and an airing cupboard.
With minimal difference in size to either king size bedroom to either end of the landing, it is down to the individual owner to utilise a master to their own preference. Both rooms are supremely decorated with timeless elegance and include walk in bespoke fitted wardrobes and shower rooms. They enjoy stunning views across the gardens and far reaching scenery reaching onwards for miles providing magnificent sunsets throughout the year.
The remaining bedrooms have Velux windows with one again well decorated with graceful papered feature wall and is installed with free standing furniture. The last bedroom is currently fitted with free standing office furniture but would support a double bed and is a blank canvas waiting to decorate to personal preference.
The house bathroom has been recently reconditioned to include a 3 piece suite which comprises of a bath, wash basin with vanity cabinet and low level w.c. Partially tiled in black and metallic, a chrome mixer shower sits above the bath and the room is finished with an anthracite vertical radiator.
The landing includes a useful airing cupboard and as our floor plan demonstrates, a first floor extension going into the barn to the side could easily be a feasible option to create a vast master bedroom with opulent ensuite with walk-in wardrobe facilities. This is all subject to the usual constraints but the owners have prepared sketches to demonstrate the possibilities.
EXTERIOR Undertaking a task of love and satisfaction, the current owners have entirely landscaped the gardens to create an oasis of comfort and enjoyment for all the family to enjoy.
The double boarded fencing that runs the entirety of the garden offers assured privacy and security for a family and pets and is completed with fob controlled electric double gates that bring you into the property.
A blocked paved driveway accommodates several vehicles whilst a double garage with both vehicular and pedestrian access allows for storage and further parking.
A sand stone flagged patio is one of the several stations within the grounds that allow for social gatherings and al fresco dining. Personalising with a custom made pond with individually selected stone, two pergolas and lattice fencing, the garden which is south facing has a very large slightly tiered lawn which is certain to be enjoyed by all the family. The dry stone wall boundary is designed with nooks and crannies that further enhance the charm and be sure to note the Lenacre Lodge date stone, dating the property back to 1875.
Lenacre Lodge has a vehicle electrical charge pod.
LOCATION Close to the Grade II listed Emley Moor Tower, the property sits comfortably between the amenities of Emley Village and Flockton and is served well by the local award winning farm shop and tea room and the well-known 'Three Acres' restaurant. The popular annual Emley Farm Show is enjoyed every August by many from far and wide. For those that want to enjoy the rural aspect of countryside living, Lenacre Lane is in the countryside but then in only 12 minutes, the train station in Denby Dale offers free parking and regular commuter links to either Sheffield or Huddersfield. Around 20 minutes either direction, Wakefield Westgate and Huddersfield train station also serve many Northern power house cities as well as London Kings Cross. The property is ideally located within a short distance to the M1 motorway.
Nearby regarded schooling are all around 10 minutes car journey and include both Shelley First School and Shelley Academy with sixth form and Scisset Middle school. Silcoates Independent School in Wrenthorpe is again easily accessed in around 12 miles.